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Nov 7, 2016

Elon Musk says Tesla will have fully autonomous cars by the end of 2017

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, sustainability, transportation

All Tesla’s new cars will come with the necessary hardware to drive themselves.

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Nov 7, 2016

NASA Wants A Supersonic X-Plane Without The Boom

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Seen and not heard.

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Nov 7, 2016

Hypersonic Flight Is Coming: Will the US Lead the Way?

Posted by in categories: materials, transportation

MOJAVE, California — The world is at the start of a renaissance in supersonic and hypersonic flight that will transform aviation, but the effort will need steady commitment and funding if the United States wants to lead the way, congressional leaders and industry officials said at a forum late last month.

“What’s exciting about aerospace today is that we are in a point here where suddenly, things are happening all across the board in areas that just haven’t been happening for quite a while,” said former U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Curtis M. Bedke.

“There was a period where engine technology had just sort of stagnated — a point where all materials technology was going along at about the same pace,” Bedke added. “There just wasn’t much happening. But suddenly, in all sorts of areas that apply to aerospace, things are happening.” [NASA’s Vision of Future Air Travel (Images)].

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Nov 6, 2016

Elon Musk Wants to Replace Truck Drivers with “Fleet Managers”

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, transportation

Definitely a title upgrade.

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Nov 6, 2016

Hyperloop Pod Designers Visit SpaceX Test Track

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The race is on.

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Nov 2, 2016

Tesla Model 3 Will Have Solar Glass Like The Same Tech Used In Solar Roof

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

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Nov 2, 2016

Elon Musk Says Tesla’s New Solar Tiles Can Defrost Themselves

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, energy, habitats, sustainability, transportation

Hold onto your butts solar aficionados, the next generation solar roof is coming, and it looks good. During a brief event Friday night, Elon Musk presented his plan to integrate solar roofs with Powerwall power packs. But that’s not all. On Saturday Musk expanded on his talk by explaining via Twitter that the new solar tiles would come with some pretty sweet features — more specifically, built-in defrosters.

Unlike the solar systems of the past, Tesla’s newly designed roofs will feature aesthetically pleasing, energy efficient glass solar tiles, that will replace a home’s roof rather than sit on top of it.

Harsh weather conditions — like snow and ice — are known for wreaking havoc on traditional asphalt shingles, but that’s not the case with Musk’s new design. The solar glass tiles are not only more durable, but are also packing specialized heating elements that work much like the rear defroster does on your car.

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Nov 1, 2016

The future of America is driverless — By Tamara Warren | The Verge

Posted by in categories: policy, transportation

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“In his final months on the job, US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has been vocal about the pressing need to repair America’s broken infrastructure, and all the ways in which technology will fundamentally change the way we move.”

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Oct 31, 2016

Teslas Are Teaching Each Other How to Drive Better Than You

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, sustainability, transportation

Your Tesla can drive itself. Not just on the highway, not under strict guidance, but everywhere. Or at least, it will have all the necessary gadgets to do so soon.

We are excited to announce that, as of today, all Tesla vehicles produced in our factory – including Model 3 – will have the hardware needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver.

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Oct 31, 2016

Tesla’s New Solar Roof Shingles Remind Us of Its Future in Energy

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, energy, habitats, sustainability, transportation

So, could this material be also in the metal exterior of their cars?


Last Friday, Tesla Motors??? (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk debuted new solar roof shingles for homes at an event at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, reminding all of us that the electric car maker is much more than just a car company.

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