Tag Archives: Car Technology

Tesla Reports a $312 Million Profit While Still Fixing Model 3 Delivery Issues

Tesla managed to hold to CEO Elon Musk’s word that it would report a profit in the third quarter of 2018, telling shareholders on Wednesday that it posted a $312 million net profit this past quarter. Deliveries were a key issue this quarter, however, the company said.

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Watching Abrasive Flow Cleaning of an Engine Is So Mesmerizing

Some of you hardcore machining enthusiasts have probably known about abrasive flow, also known as extrude honing, for a while now. I just discovered it, and I can’t stop watching the cleansing metallic ooze flowing through manifolds, leaving clean and polished intakes in their wake. They’re like those awful…

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Jaguar Finally Confirms the 2019 I-Pace Has a Range of 234 Miles

The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace has generated plenty of buzz, with the automaker expecting it to produce 240 miles of range on a single charge. The official result, per multiple reports, is that Jaguar landed a few miles shy of that target, clocking in at 234 total.

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We’re Absolutely Screwed Unless We Switch to Electric Vehicles

A new report from the United Nations offers a terrifying and stark forecast of the immediate consequences of climate change—far worse than previous thought, as The New York Times put it. One particular noteworthy point offered up is a call for cities to transition to electrification, and fast.

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Lyft Finds 150,000 People Willing to ‘Ditch Their Car’ for Other Mobility Options

Lyft has been trying to push car owners across the U.S. to leave their vehicles parked for a month, offering up to $550 in return that can be used on an array of so-called mobility options—public transit, bike-sharing platforms, and the like. A week in to its expanded effort, the ride-hailing company says it found…

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Google’s Waymo Self-Driving Car Crashed After Driver Dozed Off Back in June

A Chrysler Pacifica test car outfitted with technology from Google’s self-driving car unit Waymo crashed into a median back in June after the operator meant to be monitoring the system in the driver’s seat reportedly fell asleep and inadvertently disabled the self-driving system, The Information reports.

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LA Authorities Charge First E-Scooter Rider With DUI After BAC Was Three Times Legal Limit

Los Angeles authorities have charged a 28-year-old man with a DUI for operating an electric scooter, the first known case of its kind in the city, reports the Associated Press.

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Tesla Will Use Regular Employees To Test New Autopilot Tech

Tesla has developed an incentivized program for regular employees to become beta testers for the automaker’s upcoming advanced Autopilot technology on the Teslas they own, according to an email obtained by Bloomberg.

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New Chinese SUV Features Animated Holographic Waifu Personal Assistant

Automakers have struggled with infotainment systems for years, only recently landing on systems that are straightforward and intuitive. Now a Chinese automaker wants to take it to the next level, offering holographic anime character personal assistants in the new Bestune T77 crossover. It’s car-waifu time, everybody!

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Feds Sue Elon Musk for Fraud, Want Him Barred From Being Tesla CEO 

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Tesla CEO Elon Musk for alleged securities fraud, calling his previous tweets about having the “funding secured” to take Tesla private a “series of false and misleading statements.”

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