Tag Archives: Car Technology

Tesla Model 3 Owner Recharges Car by Having It Towed

The Tesla Model 3, like most electric vehicles, uses regenerative braking to help trickle charge the car’s battery and extend the range. In theory, one could use the regenerative powers of the car’s motors to charge the battery by having the whole thing towed, and now a Model 3 owner has put that to the test.

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Jaguar Is Thinking About Implementing Biometric Sensors to Prevent Motion Sickness

I don’t know what’s worse: getting car sick or being the person in whose car someone is starting to feel sick. While we’re not totally certain exactly what causes motion sickness, it’s something that impacts up to 90% of folks to some degree. Now, the Jaguar Land Rover is looking into ways the car itself can combat…

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The Future of Safe Self-Driving Cars Is Thermal Imaging

By the end of this year, Google’s Waymo self-driving program plans on expanding its public self-driving ride-sharing program in Arizona, and in the next decade there are about 46 companies working to do the same. Many of these systems don’t yet use thermal imaging, but after a demonstration of how effective it is at…

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Startup Arcimoto Thinks Its $12,000 Three-Wheeled EV Will Help Accelerate the Electric Revolution

Electric vehicle startup Arcimoto has a pretty ambitious plan that involves selling the public on a three-wheeled, semi-enclosed contraption that nets 80 miles on a single charge, and starts at just $12,000. The startup’s founder, Mark Frohnmayer, dropped by our office recently to show off his creation—dubbed the Fun…

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How a Deal to Bring Autonomous Vehicles to Walt Disney World Blew Up

Walt Disney once mused that it’s “kind of fun to do the impossible,” so it’s likely the animation mogul would’ve been impressed by last year’s reports that fully-autonomous vehicles could soon be shuttling passengers around the amusement park in Florida that bears his name. Driverless cars are, after all, one of the…

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Tesla’s ‘Navigate on Autopilot’ Is a Step in the Right Direction 

Tesla’s late night rollout of a new feature for its semi-autonomous driving system called “Navigate on Autopilot” puzzled me, if not just because of the time it was introduced to the world, but the feature itself: What’s the value in a car that tells you what lane you should be in, when it won’t drive there entirely…

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Bird Sues California City Over Ban of Motorized Scooters

Cities are trying to figure out how to rein in the frenzied introduction of electric scooters, and that includes outright bans of the vehicles. Bird, one of the main scooter-centric startups, filed a lawsuit last Thursday to overturn a ban implemented this summer by the City of Beverly Hills, reports the Los Angeles…

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Cadillac Ends $1,800-a-Month Car Subscription Service

General Motors seems hellbent on tearing down the house that former Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen built, and now, according to the Wall Street Journal, that includes the $1,800 a month Book by Cadillac subscription car program.

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Here’s Why the Glass Roof on the Tesla Model 3 Sometimes Looks Orange

While I’ve never seen it in person, there are a lot of examples online of the glass roof on the Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model X sometimes have a very strong orange tint. Some owners love it, some hate it, apparently it’s totally normal, but here’s what causes it.

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Faraday Future Co-Founder Quits, Claims Company ‘Is Effectively Insolvent’

The co-founder of the struggling Faraday Future, Nick Sampson, has resigned from his role, claiming the company is “effectively insolvent” and unable to pay its debts as even more employees are reportedly furloughed and operations scaled back.

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