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Musk’s Master Plan has solar for everyone, but investors aren’t buying the dream — yet

Musk Tesla SolarCity The Tesla “Master Plan Part Deux” published tonight by founder Elon Musk proposes quite a lot of major projects, but perhaps the most far-reaching of them all is the plan to put solar on every roof and a battery in every garage. And to do that, he not-so-subtly hints, Tesla and SolarCity will need to be more than friends. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

July 21st

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Autopilot was off when Tesla Model X in Pennsylvania crashed

Tesla Autopilot The Tesla Model X that crashed in Pennsylvania on July 1 had autopilot disabled at the time, Elon Musk announced on Twitter. This info comes straight from the vehicle’s own logs. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

July 14th

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Autopilot was off when Tesla Model X in Pennsylvania crashed

Tesla Autopilot The Tesla Model X that crashed in Pennsylvania on July 1 had autopilot disabled at the time, Elon Musk announced on Twitter. This info comes straight from the vehicle’s own logs. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

July 14th

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Volkswagen throws in with LG on ‘Cross-Over’ connected car platform

Autodesk VRED Professional 2016 SP1 Everyone’s picking teams for the coming connected car wars, and Volkswagen and LG have chosen each other. The new smart car squad announced a “memorandum of understanding” to collaborate on R&D related to a connected car platform to be developed “over the coming years” today. So what, exactly, does this partnership entail? It’s not just the premise for… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

July 6th

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Self-driving delivery robots could soon be common sights in European cities

justeat Airborne drone delivery is still more PR than public reality, but wheeled, self-driving delivery bots could be trundling down a sidewalk near you sooner than you think. London-based Starship Technologies, which counts Skype co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis among its founding team, is launching a broad testing phase of its autonomous delivery bots in parts of the UK, Germany and… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

July 6th

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Google talks up its self-driving cars’ cyclist-detection algorithms

google_bike_vis1 Today might be conspicuous in the annals of autonomous vehicles for a more serious reason, but another month is over and Google has issued its self-driving car report for June. In it are some interesting details about the system’s ability to detect and avoid cyclists. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

July 1st

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BMW, Mobileye and Intel are building a full self-driving car for 2021

BMW i8 Interior Steering Wheel BMW is teaming up with Mobileye and Intel to work on its first fully autonomous self-driving car. The car manufacturer plans to ship this car by 2021. This confirms Bloomberg’s report. Compared to existing self-driving technology, this new generation of cars is supposed to be able to drive itself from start to finish. This isn’t just about helping you when you’re on the highway. Read More

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Romain Dillet

July 1st

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Larry Page has dueling flying car companies, but it’s self-driving tech that will get them off the ground

flying-car-robot1 The notion of such aerial vehicles has always fascinated, but the pesky need to pilot the things has generally grounded it — as if the engineering and legal challenges weren’t enough already. But autonomous driving technology may be the missing piece that leads us to the place where, yes, we won’t need roads. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

June 9th

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Let it beep: Google’s self-driving cars may now honk, hum, and ‘pip’

road rage The Bulwer-Lytton fiction contest is a yearly competition in which writers attempt to create the worst possible opening sentence to a novel. Google, for several reasons, should enter this year — in its latest self-driving car project report, the company writes: “As our honking algorithms improved, we’ve begun broadcasting our car horn to the world.” Read More

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Devin Coldewey

June 2nd

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Why gaze tracking startup Cogisen is eyeing the Internet of Things

dry_eye How will you interact with the Internet of Things in your smart home of the future? Perhaps by looking your connected air conditioning unit in the lens from the comfort of your sofa and fanning your face with your hand to tell it to crank up its cooling jets. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

June 1st

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