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The Only Drivable Tesla Cybertruck You Can Actually Buy Now Comes With a Matching Cyberquad ATV

Not long after Tesla unveiled its brutalist take on an electric pickup truck, Mattel made it possible to not only take the vehicle for a test drive but also actually own one—if you were content with a 1:10th-scale RC replica. A year later, the toymaker is releasing an updated version that adds a matching RC Cyberquad…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Pickup Trucks, Mattel, Low Poly, Battery Electric Vehicles, Tesla Cybertruck, Car Classifications, Tesla Cyberquad, Amc Amitron


The Station: Exits at Waymo and Bird’s SPAC reveals its scooter-nomics

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. Here’s a crypto-meets-transportation story for you before we move onto the rest of the news. Just weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk and CFO Zach Kirkhorn said they believe in the lo...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Europe, Japan, Texas, Milan, Congress, Indonesia, Australia, California, Washington, La, China, Massachusetts, Singapore, India


A self-driving taxi went rogue, blocking traffic and evading officials, as a YouTuber captured it on video from the backseat

A Waymo self-driving car is seen during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California Thomson Reuters A self-driving car went rogue in Arizona, stalling, then speeding off before assistance could arrive. A YouTuber caught the nearly 20-minute episode on video from the backseat of the car. Waymo issued a statement that it has assessed the event and used it to improve future rides. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Waymo self-driving taxi went rogu...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Texas, News, California, Youtube, Cars, US, Trends, Tesla, Arizona, Autonomous Cars, Johnson, Thomson Reuters, Self-driving Car, Phoenix


Washed-Up Influencer Arrested For Driving His Tesla From The Backseat, Says 'Elon Musk Really Knows What He’s Doing'

After the California Highway Patrol of a man who seemed to be riding from the backseat of his Tesla Model 3 while the car’s autopilot barreled down the highway, the CHP caught the man responsible on Tuesday, booking him into a local jail and towing his car from the scene. A day later, that man’s back on…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Cars, Tesla, California Highway Patrol, Nikola Tesla, CHP, Tesla Model 3, Motor Vehicles, Businesspeople, Sports Sedans, Param Sharma


Ford is bringing significant wireless software updates to its vehicles

The Internet of Things just got bigger. Four years after Ford Motor Company introduced an integration with Amazon’s suite of smart home devices, the automaker is beefing up its in-vehicle software offerings with built-in Alexa voice assistant and a wireless software update ecosystem. Ford’s over-the-air software updates, which it has branded Power-Up, will have the capability of updating “virtually all” of the computer modules in new Ford vehicles, not just the ones that focus on infotainment, t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Intel, Canada, Automotive, Ford, Alexa, Ford Motor Company, Brian Krzanich, Purdy, Amazon Alexa, Alex Purdy


Damon Motorcycles Stacks Their Roster with Yamaha Designer and Tech Exec

Damon Motorcycles , an up-and-coming electric motorcycle brand based out of Canada, has just secured the designer responsible for the Yamaha MT-03 and the Aprilia Dorsoduro, Michael Uhlarik as their new Head of Design. According to VisorDown , Damon also landed Doug Penman with notable credentials such as Microsoft, Toyota, and Coca-Cola and he’s been appointed Chief Marketing Officer and VP of Damon Motorcycles. ...
Tags: Tesla, Canada, Motorcycles, Yamaha, Damon, Damon Motorcycles, Michael Uhlarik, Doug Penman, VisorDown Damon, Microsoft Toyota


Elon Musk, Technoking of Tesla orders a halt to bitcoin car payments 

Tesla CEO and self-dubbed technoking is back peddling on the company’s stance about bitcoin and has suspended purchases of its electric vehicles with the cryptocurrency. The change of stance, which was delivered via tweet, comes just weeks after Tesla CFO and dubbed “master of coin” Zach Kirkhorn said the company believes in the longevity of bitcoin, despite its volatility. The tweet from Musk sent the price of bitcoin down more than 4% and falling. The price of bitcoin is down more than 7% for ...
Tags: Energy, TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, China, Russia, Tech, Tesla, Bitcoin, Automotive, United States, Musk, Dogecoin, Zach Kirkhorn, Kirkhorn, Tesla Bitcoin


Report: Tesla Won’t Be Buying More Land in Shanghai

Tesla has reportedly canceled plans to expand its Shanghai plant. The electric vehicle manufacturer originally intended to make a land purchase and create a global exportation center for its products. But tensions between China and the United States have persisted, making any vehicles shipped to our market substantially less profitable for the company. Automobiles exported from […] The post Report: Tesla Won’t Be Buying More Land in Shanghai appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, China, Investment, Tesla, Industry, United States, Shanghai, Autos, Reports, News Blog, Tesla Inc, Factory News


GM and LG Chem’s Ultium Cells partners with Li-Cycle to process manufacturing waste

Ultium Cells LLC, a joint venture between General Motors and LG Chem, has been steadily building up its battery cell manufacturing capacity in the U.S. since the venture was first announced in December 2019. But with each battery cell they produce, they’ll also produce waste – tricky-to-handle waste that also has too much inherent valuable to toss into a landfill. Instead of throwing it away, Ultium is sending it to a recycler. The venture has executed an agreement with Canadian company Li-Cycle...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Automotive, Arizona, Gm, Recycling, Rochester, Nevada, Lithium Ion Batteries, Redwood, Li, Lordstown, Rochester New York


NTSB: Autopilot could not have been engaged in fatal Tesla crash

Tesla’s advanced driver assistance system known as Autopilot could not have been engaged on the stretch of road where a Model S crashed last month in Texas, killing the two occupants, according to a preliminary report released Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The results help clear up some of the mysteries around the crash, which has received widespread attention after police reported that there was no one in the driver’s seat, leading to speculation that Autopilot was functio...
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Model S, Autopilot, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, ADAS, Lars Moravy, Constable 's Office


General Motors Asks Government to Change Rules on EV Tax Credits

General Motors is asking the federal government to reset the federal EV tax credit system, effectively requesting a personal favor. As one of the first manufacturers to get an electric vehicle to market that people actually wanted to buy, GM hit the 200,000 cumulative EV sales cap in 2018. While customers could still get money […] The post General Motors Asks Government to Change Rules on EV Tax Credits appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Taxes, General Motors, Tesla, Green, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, Tax credits, Industry News, Ev, News Blog, Greenwashing, Federal Ev Tax Credit, Steve Carlisle


Elon Musk on SNL: Controversial Host Was Mostly Unremarkable, Unless You Own Dogecoin

I watched Elon Musk on Saturday Night Live and it was just…fine? The much-discussed episode wasn’t a disaster, nor was it a great and memorable evening of comedy. It’s just something that happened. Something that will likely be more or less forgotten by Memorial Day. Look, we can argue all day about whether SNL should’ve even given Musk […] The post Elon Musk on SNL: Controversial Host Was Mostly Unremarkable, Unless You Own Dogecoin appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Autos, Snl, Saturday Night Live, Dogecoin, News Blog


Ford reveals three new details about its officially named F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck

Ford confirmed Monday that its all-electric pickup truck will be named the F-150 Lightning, resurrecting a name that once donned the SVT F-150 in the 1990s. The company hasn’t said much about the powertrain, range or other specs. However, Ford President and CEO Jim Farley provided new details about the electric pickup that is coming to market next year. Most notably, it seems that the battery on the Ford F-150 Lightning will have the ability to power a home during an outage. Ford has touted the ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, America, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Farley, Dearborn Michigan, Jim Farley, Rivian, Model T Mustang Prius Model, Ford Rouge Electric


An Electric Porsche Macan Is Nearly Here — Packing More Range Than A Taycan

With production rumored to begin next year, Porsche has been on the road to building a new all-electric Macan for a long time by now. This attempt at a world-beating EV crossover is Porsche firing across the bow of the Tesla Model Y and Ford Mustang Mach-E. Jointly developed with Volkswagen, the new Macan will ride on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE), and has the potential to be the best selling Porsche of all time. It's an ambitious project from Porsche as it is said the Macan electric will...
Tags: Tesla, Porsche, Ford, Testing, Autos, Epa, Volkswagen, Electric, Macan, Ford Mustang Mach, Weissach, Michael Steiner, Porsche Macan, Electric Porsche, Premium Platform Electric PPE, Mercedes Benz BMW Audi


The Station: Einride preps for a US expansion, Argo AI reveals its lidar specs and a Tesla Autopilot reality check

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. What a week! It’s too much to cover everything that happened in world of transportation, so here are some of the highlights. Oh, and yes, I know that the big story this weekend was ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Transportation, Lyft, Europe, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Congress, California, Washington, La, Senate, China, Germany, US


Lidar startup Innovusion closes $64M round led by Temasek

More investors are joining the wave to bet on lidar, the remote sensing method that uses laser light to measure distances and has garnered ample interest from automakers in recent times. But it’s also a technology that has long been scorned by Elon Musk partly due to its once exorbitant costs. Innovusion, a five-year-old lidar company and a supplier to Chinese electric car upstart Nio, just landed a Series B funding round of $64 million. The new proceeds boost its total investment to over $100 m...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Asia, Elon Musk, China, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Toyota, Volkswagen, Self-driving Cars, Baidu, Laser


Watch Tesla’s Cybertruck cruise the streets of New York City

Watch Tesla’s futuristic Cybertruck pickup cruise the streets of NY City on Saturday night -- just hours before Tesla CEO Elon Musk hosted Saturday Night Live.
Tags: News, New York City, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, NY City, Cybertruck


Watch Tesla’s Cybertruck cruising the streets of New York City

Watch Tesla’s futuristic Cybertruck pickup cruise the streets of NY City on Saturday night -- just hours before Tesla CEO Elon Musk hosted Saturday Night Live.
Tags: News, New York City, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, NY City, Cybertruck


Elon Musk on SNL: I Post Bad Tweets Because 'That's Just How My Brain Works'

Elon Musk’s bad tweets have gotten him into plenty of trouble over the years, costing him his position as Tesla chairman and landing him in federal court on more than one occasion. But during the Tesla CEO’s much-discussed appearance on Saturday Night Live last night, he offered a truly compelling reason for his…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Cars, Tesla, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Wario, Joe Rogan, Businesspeople, Vernon Unsworth, Views Of Elon Musk


New electric vehicle charging research could allow drivers to power their cars as they drive on the highway

Electric vehicle charging. Jackyenjoyphotography/Getty Images Researchers at Cornell University are developing technology that can charge an electric car while its in motion. US highways could embed the roads with metal plates that charge the cars as they drive over them. The project is about five years away from a roll out, but can already power most electric vehicles. See more stories on Insider's business page. What if you could charge your electric car while you were driving it?Res...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, News, California, Cars, US, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, Joe Biden, Nasa, Toyota, Path, Nikola Tesla, Nissan


Tesla refutes Elon Musk’s timeline on ‘full self-driving’

What Tesla CEO Elon Musk says publicly about the company’s progress on a fully autonomous driving system doesn’t match up with “engineering reality,” according to a memo that summarizes a meeting between California regulators and employees at the automaker. The memo, which transparency site Plainsite obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request and subsequently released, shows that Musk has inflated the capabilities of the Autopilot advanced driver assistance system in Tesla vehicles, as w...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, California, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, DMV, Autonomous Vehicles, Musk, Elon, Automated Driving, Moore, Acosta, FSD


Tesla Confesses to California DMV Self-Driving Tech is Overhyped

Back in January, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he remained confident that his company would be able to deliver a self-driving vehicle exceeding the capabilities of an average human pilot by the end of 2021. But this has become a tired excuse used almost reflexively by automakers for years, making the inevitable shifting of the […] The post Tesla Confesses to California DMV Self-Driving Tech is Overhyped appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Technology, California, Marketing, Tesla, Editorials, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Car, Avs, News Blog, Tesla Inc, SAE Level 5, SAE Level 2


Chinese EV maker Nio is stepping outside of China for the first time

Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio has chosen a Norway — an EV hotspot — for its first foray into international markets. Nio Norway will offer a European version of ES8, Nio’s flagship electric SUV, to Norwegian customers from September this year. The ET7 sedan will follow in 2022. “The decision to have Norway as our first destination overseas is backed by long-term thinking,” Nio founder William Li explained at an event Thursday. “Norway is the most EV-friendly company.” Among the European coun...
Tags: TC, Transportation, China, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Norway, Volkswagen, Audi, Oslo, Li, Norges Bank, NIO, Kristiansand, William Li


Chinese EV startup Nio is entering the international market - and plans to start deliveries in Norway in September

Nio CEO William Li, stood next to a Nio car. STR/AFP via Getty Images Nio said it plans to start deliveries of its electric vehicles in Norway in September. This would be the Chinese company's first international market. It said the first vehicle on offer in Norway would be the Nio ES8, a seven-seater smart SUV. See more stories on Insider's business page. Electric-vehicle startup Nio announced plans to launch sales in Norway later this year, marking its first entry into a market ...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Elon Musk, China, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Norway, Electric, Electric Cars, Oslo, Nordic, Li, NIO


GM CEO Mary Barra wants to sell personal autonomous vehicles using Cruise’s self-driving tech by 2030

GM CEO Mary Barra sees the automaker selling personal autonomous vehicles by the end of the decade by leveraging technology from its self-driving subsidiary Cruise, according to comments made during the company’s Wednesday earnings call. Barra wasn’t providing any specifics just yet, but instead laid out a vision for the automaker’s future and how its stake in Cruise and its own internal effort to further develop its advanced driver assistance system Super Cruise might evolve over the next nine ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Walmart, Cruise, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Mary Barra, Dubai, Gm, Autonomous Vehicles, Cadillac, Barra, Self Driving Vehicles


Win a Custom Tesla Model S & $20,000 Cash!

Some of the fastest sports cars today are electric-powered in some way. In this latest campaign from Omaze, you can enter to win a custom Tesla Model S by Unplugged Performance with 762 horsepower. With that type of speed, the Model S practically flies above the pavement like a sleek modern-day equivalent to a racehorse in its prime. In the driver’s seat of the Model S, you won’t have to worry about oil changes or pumping gas. Affiliate Disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compens...
Tags: Tesla, Autos, Omaze, Car News, Custom Tesla Model S amp, GivePower


Lucid Motors taps Waymo, Intel veterans ahead of public listing

Lucid Motors is beefing up its executive and technical leadership team, hiring people from Waymo, Intel and Xperi as it prepares to become a publicly listed company. The automaker said Wednesday that Sherry House, who formerly worked at Waymo, will be its new chief financial officer. House was at Waymo for four years, most recently as its as treasurer and head of investor relations. Prior to Waymo, she was vice president of corporate development at Visteon Corporation and managing director of te...
Tags: Apple, TC, Transportation, Europe, Saudi Arabia, China, Tech, Tesla, Intel, Information Technology, Automotive, Ferrari, Electric Vehicles, House, Jaguar, Air


Tesla Remotely Hacked from a Drone

This is an impressive hack: Security researchers Ralf-Philipp Weinmann of Kunnamon, Inc. and Benedikt Schmotzle of Comsecuris GmbH have found remote zero-click security vulnerabilities in an open-source software component (ConnMan) used in Tesla automobiles that allowed them to compromise parked cars and control their infotainment systems over WiFi. It would be possible for an attacker to unlock the doors and trunk, change seat positions, both steering and acceleration modes — in short, pretty m...
Tags: Wi-fi, Uncategorized, Cars, Tesla, Hacking, Drones, Vulnerabilities, Bruce Schneier, Ralf Philipp Weinmann, Benedikt Schmotzle, Kunnamon Inc


Just 72 hours left to save $100 on passes to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

So much can happen in 72 hours, and it’s easy to get distracted — especially when you’re building a startup in the fast lane that is mobility tech. But listen up: you have just 72 hours left to save $100 on your pass to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 on June 9. Don’t let “busy” distract you. Buy your pass to Mobility 2021 before the price increase goes into effect on Thursday, May 6 at 11:59 pm (PT). Why should you attend TC Sessions: Mobility 2021? It’s where you can tap into the latest trends, reg...
Tags: TC, Technology, Articles, Tech, Renewable Energy, Tesla, AV, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Automation, Reid Hoffman, Video On Demand, Fitbit, Robotics, Science and Technology, Sap


Tesla taps tiny startup’s tech to build cheaper, cleaner batteries

When Elon Musk stood on stage at Tesla’s Battery Day in September and promised to cut lithium-ion battery prices in half, he claimed some of the savings would come from reinventing the dirty and complex process of making their nickel metal cathodes. “It’s insanely complicated, like digging a ditch, filling it in and digging the ditch again,” he said at the event. So we looked at the entire value chain and said how can we make this as simple as possible?” The simplest route to appears to involv...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Elon Musk, Toronto, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Batteries, Panasonic, North America, Lithium Ion Batteries, Musk, Shenzen, Fremont California, Dalhousie University, LG Chem



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