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A Tesla-Stan Showed Me What They Thought Was An Amazing Autopilot Save But Boy Is It Not

You may remember last week when I wrote about an absurdly hyperbolic claim of alleged life-saving from a Tesla driving via its Level 2 semi-autonomous Autopilot system; this week, I have another one, but this one is a little different because it was brought to my attention by a Tesla-stan who was very sure this would…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Tesla, Automation, Bmw, Nikola Tesla, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Roadsters, Elon, Self Driving Car, Motor Vehicles, BMW X5, Battery Electric Vehicles, Sports Sedans, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Barclay's Analysts Bet Tesla Stock Is Being Propped Up By r/WallStreetBets

Tesla might be the beneficiary of the GameStonks effect, at least according to analysts for the British bank and investment firm Barclay’s.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Tesla, Stock Market, Robinhood, Share Trading, Gamestop, Financial Markets, Short Selling, Barclay, Business Finance, Keith Gill, In Video Gaming, Rwallstreetbets, Gamestop Short Squeeze, Internet Based Activism

Mercedes-Benz to Recall Nearly 1.3 Million Cars Over Glitch with eCall Emergency Locator

The U.S. division of Mercedes-Benz is recalling 1.29 million vehicles over an issue with its eCall emergency call system that may send out the wrong location information to emergency responders after a crash, potentially delaying a rescue in a critical moment. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Mercedes Benz, Motor Vehicles, Sedans, Station Wagons, Ecall, Disaster Accident, Hofele Design, Car Body Styles, Mercedes Benz Distribution Indonesia

Toyota Will Introduce its First All-Electric Vehicles in the US This Year

After years of resisting all-electric vehicles, Toyota announced on Wednesday plans to debut its first mass-market all-electric vehicles in the United States later this year.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Cars, US, United States, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Toyota, Toyota Prius, Motor Vehicles, Compact Cars, Sedans, Business Finance, Plug In Hybrid, Hatchbacks, Electric Vehicle Conversion

Electric Vehicles Are Improving So Fast, Data on Using Them May Be Obsolete

This week, group of economists released an analysis that attempts to answer how much the average American drives their electric vehicle. While it shows people drove electric cars fewer miles than gas-powered ones, the results might not reflect the rapidly changing electric vehicle landscape.Read more...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Science, Cars, Electric Vehicles, Electric Car, Nissan Leaf, Motor Vehicles, Battery Electric Vehicles, Hatchbacks, Range Anxiety, Sustainable Technologies, Car Classifications, Electric Vehicle Conversion, Technology Internet, Fiona Burlig

Apple Has Reportedly Hit Pause on Electric Car Talks with Hyundai and Kia

For Apple fans eagerly waiting for the long-rumored Apple car to become a reality, I have some good news and bad news. The good news: Word is Apple has been chatting with Hyundai and Kia about collaborating on an electric vehicle. The bad news: Those talks have apparently stalled. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Cars, Transport, Electric, Hyundai, Kia, Apple Inc, Kia Motors, Hyundai Motor Company, Motor Vehicles, Business Finance, Apple Electric Car Project, Technology Internet

Hammering Panels And Installing Missing Suspension Bolts: Tesla's Repair Guidelines Are Insight Into Its Manufacturing Problems

We’ve heard it endlessly, and it’s still true: Making cars is hard. One of the ways this message is delivered to the masses is through the reports of manufacturing glitches, sometimes as recalls. For smaller issues, reminders may come in the form of Technical Service Bulletins, documents that car companies create to…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Cars, Tesla, Nikola Tesla, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Motor Vehicles, Battery Electric Vehicles, Tesla Inc, Sports Sedans, Technical Service Bulletin, Car Classifications

Tesla Recalls 135,000 Model S and Model X Vehicles Over Faulty Flash Memory

Electric car giant Tesla has issued a recall for some 135,000 vehicles, according to the Wall Street Journal, due to failing touchscreen panels.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Cars, Tesla, Recall, Wall Street Journal, Electric Car, Tesla Model S, Motor Vehicles, Battery Electric Vehicles, Hatchbacks, Tesla Inc, Sports Sedans, Car Classifications, Full Size Vehicles

Report: Apple's Electric Car May Be Based on Hyundai's E-GMP Platform

If the Apple car is real—and it sounds like it will be—then we have years of rumors ahead of us. According to a new report from a longtime Apple analyst, it sounds like Apple has picked Hyundai’s E-GMP platform as the base for its upcoming electric car. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Electric Vehicle, Science, Cars, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Hyundai, Electric Car, Apple Inc, Hyundai Ioniq, Hyundai Motor Company, Motor Vehicles, Ioniq 5, Technology_internet, Hyundai E Gmp, Apple Electric Car Project

Tesla Sues Ex-Staffer for Allegedly Stealing Proprietary Software Code

Tesla is reportedly taking one of its former employees to court over allegedly stealing company information and breaching contract, CNBC reports. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Tesla, Dropbox, Nikola Tesla, Cnbc, Tesla Model S, Autopilot, Self Driving Car, Inc, Warp Drive, Motor Vehicles, Zoox, TSLAQ, Wireless Energy Transfer, Car Classifications

For a COVID-safe car ride, open at least two windows halfway and wear a mask

Natalia Duryagina/Getty Images Opening windows decreases your risk of transmitting coronavirus-laden particles in a car. It's best to open all four windows, but two open windows can provide sufficient ventilation. Make sure to roll down the windows at least halfway, keep your mask on, and don't let other precautions slide. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sharing a car with someone is one of the riskiest things you can do without cohabitating, as far as coronavirus tran...
Tags: Science, New York City, Brown University, Cars, Trends, Toyota, Nyu, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mathai, Airflow, Coronavirus, Andrea Michelson, Natalia Duryagina Getty, Varghese Mathai

Tesla Knocks Facebook Off List of Top Five U.S. Companies by Market Cap

Elon Musk’s march towards either overseeing one of the biggest stock market bubble pops in recent history or being the guy who opens a solar-powered portal to Hell on Mars continues unabated: Tesla is now one of the country’s top five companies by market cap.Read more...
Tags: Auto, Transportation, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Finance, Tesla, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Mars, Automobiles, Electric Cars, Self Driving Cars, Stonks

Retractable Headrest Speaker Wings Give Every Car Passenger Their Own Stereo System

Well-equipped vehicles come with climate control systems allowing every passenger to customize the temperature at their seat. Today Harman revealed a more ambitious idea that brings that same level of customizability to a car’s sound system, with retractable speaker wings on the headrest of every seat in the vehicle.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Audio, Speakers, Tech, Automotive, Jbl, Harman, Consumer Tech, CES 2021, Personal Audio Headrest Platform

Tesla Owners Can Now Customize Their Car Horns With Sounds Like Fart or Goat

I now know when it is likely that I will have a heart attack. It will be when I’m walking, unsuspectingly, on the sidewalk and a Tesla happens to honk using the most terrifying sound I’ve heard in weeks: a bleating goat. Now, I’ve looked up videos of other goats bleating, and they do not scare me. In fact, they’re…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Cars, Tesla, Goats, Farts

These Airbag Jeans Could Fashionably Protect Motorcyclists

Strapping on a leather suit can protect you from a nasty case of road rash should you wipe out on a motorcycle, but that’s about it. For more robust protection during a crash, several companies have been developing airbag technology for motorcycles, including a pair of inflatable jeans designed to protect a rider’s…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Safety, Clothing, Tech, Airbags, Motorcycles, Pants, Consumer Tech, Airbag Inside Sweden Ab, Mocycle

Back to the Future's Biggest Questions Are Answered in Doc Brown's DeLorean Owner's Manual

When did Doc Brown meet Marty McFly? What did the inventor do when he first arrived in 1885? How did he find out about the future of the McFly family? Questions like these have fascinated Back to the Future fans for years and soon they’ll have official answers. Leave it to Doc to hide some of his biggest secrets in…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Interview, Cars, Commerce, Back To The Future, McFly, Time Travel, Exclusive, Nostalgia, Delorean, Time Machine, Marty Mcfly, Doc, Doc Brown, Bob Gale

Uber Kicks Its Self-Driving Car Unit Out the Side Door

Uber is bailing on its self-driving car unit, the Uber Advanced Technologies Group, and will sell it off to driverless trucking-focused startup Aurora in a deal that could create a combined firm valued at $10 billion, the companies announced on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Cars, Automobiles, Self Driving Cars, Aurora, Uber Advanced Technologies Group

BMW's Definition CE 04 Electric Scooter Is The Cyberpunk City-Commuter Future We All Need

Yesterday we saw the launch of BMW’s electric iX sport utility, a strong hint at the future of Munich’s next-gen EV design. The other half of BMW, the company’s motorrad division, also launched a near-production concept to point at future design: the Definition CE 04. Aside from its silly name, this totally rad…Read more...
Tags: Science, Munich, Motorcycles, Scooters, Bmw, Electric Motorcycles, Electric Scooters, BMW Definition Ce 04, BMW C Evolution

Prop 22 Shows Why Big Tech Is the Climate Movement’s New Foe

The results of many elections—chiefly the presidential one—are still up in the air. But Tuesday night saw a sure, devastating blow to working people: California passed Proposition 22, meaning drivers with app-based companies like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash will be considered independent contractors and not employees.…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, California, Cars, Ban Cars, Uber Lyft, Climate Movement, Prop 22

Tesla Hikes Up the Price of 'Full Self-Driving' Option to $10,000

Tesla bumped up the price of its “full self-driving” software option to $10,000 on Friday, making good on CEO Elon Musk’s promise last week to implement a roughly $2,000 price hike in the U.S. It follows the launch of a limited beta version of the software, which lets a select number of U.S. customers use Tesla’s…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Cars, Tesla, Automated Cars

Rich Countries Are Sending Millions of Dirty Old Cars to Poorer Nations

Transitioning to cleaner cars—including policies to ramp up electrification—will be key to addressing climate change. But a new United Nations report sheds light on the need for more regulation on the cars we send overseas, too.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, United Nations, Used Cars, Exports, Climate Justice

The Hummer EV Is the Last Thing We Need

Way back in the Before Times, during February’s Super Bowl, GMC hinted an electric Hummer was coming. Now, it’s here (for preorder). Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Electric Vehicles, Gmc, Hummer

Regretting That Tesla You Just Bought? Well, You Might Be Stuck With It Now

For years, Tesla, as well as its eccentric founder and CEO Elon Musk, proudly proclaimed to recent customers that if they were unhappy with the vehicle they had just purchased, they could simply return it. The catch? Hardly anything. It just had to be done within seven calendar days. Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Cars, Tesla, Return Policy

Elon Musk's Tesla and its 'Starman' driver just flew past Mars for the first time, 2 years after SpaceX launched the car into the void

A Tesla Roadster with a mannequin wearing a SpaceX spacesuit in the driver's seat. The car was launched into space via a Falcon Heavy rocket in 2018. SpaceX In February 2018, SpaceX launched a Tesla Roadster car owned by company founder Elon Musk into deep space. The electric vehicle, which has a spacesuit-clad "Starman" dummy in the driver's seat, just made its first flyby of Mars. To Starman, Mars would have appeared about one-tenth the size of the moon as seen from Earth, says astro...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Earth, David Bowie, Rockets, Mars, Rocket Launch, University of Toronto, Venus

Fast & Furious: Spy Racer's Second Season Trailer Is So Much Fun

Fast & Furious: Spy Racers is the animated adaptation of The Fast and the Furious we all very obviously needed in our lives. A cartoon staring young “spy racers” doing races, spy stuff, and spy racing stuff, it’s just as absurd and delightful as the film franchise it’s based on. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Netflix, Fast and Furious, Fast Furious Spy Racers

Is Mercedes' MBUX a Good In-Car Computer?

Spoiler alert: Yeah, sure!
Tags: Science, Cars, User Interface, Mercedes Benz, MBUX

How to Read That Damning Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 'Superspreader' Study Like a Scientist

A week-long rally attended by half a million motorcycle enthusiasts last month in Sturgis, South Dakota could have eventually led to an extra 250,000 cases of covid-19, according to new research released by a team of economists. But though it’s certainly likely that the rally was a superspreading event, this…Read more...
Tags: Science, Motorcycles, Outbreak, Sturgis, Sturgis South Dakota, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Here's What the Inside of an Exploding Tire Looks Like During a Burnout

Your Netflix queue may have run dry a month ago, but thankfully there are still hundreds of YouTubers with access to high-speed cameras, tiny action cameras, and endless ideas for where to stick them. Have you ever wondered what it looks like inside a tire when it explodes after a burnout? You probably have now.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Automotive, Slow Motion, Tires, Gopro, Slomo, Burnouts, Warped Perception

Researchers Find That Radar Can Be Used to Detect a Nail in a Tire Long Before It Goes Flat

Your car’s dashboard is a smorgasbord of information when it comes to the health and performance of your vehicle. But the one thing it can’t warn drivers about is when the tread on their tires has worn out. It’s a safety risk that researchers from Carnegie Mellon University are focusing on with a new real-time…Read more...
Tags: Science, Safety, Cars, Research, Automotive, Vehicles, Radar, Carnegie Mellon University, BRIDGESTONE, Osprey

Anthony Levandowski, Engineer at Center of Uber v. Waymo, Sentenced to 18 Months for Trade Theft

Anthony Levandowski, the former Google autonomous vehicle engineer whose switch to Uber was the subject of massive lawsuit, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for trade theft.Read more...
Tags: Google, Uber, Science, Technology, Crime, Automotive, Courts, Autonomous Vehicles, Alphabet, Self Driving Cars, Waymo, Anthony Levandowski, Center of Uber

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