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  1. FutureBoy

    Watch Rivian R1T Electric Truck Tackle The Trans-America Trail

    Watch Rivian R1T Electric Truck Tackle The Trans-America Trail Watch the Rivian R1T go where no EV has gone before. Sep 19, 2021 By: Steven Loveday If driving two Rivian R1T electric pickup trucks all the way from Patagonia to Los Angeles wasn't enough – that's 13,000 miles in very...
  2. FutureBoy

    Let's Check In On Nobe, Everyone's Favorite Estonian EV Maker

    Let's Check In On Nobe, Everyone's Favorite Estonian EV Maker There's a new pickup truck in the works and lots of carbon fiber By Jason Torchinsky Image: Nobe I first wrote about Nobe, the small Estonian company attempting to make what appears to be the most retro-cool three-wheeled EV I’ve...
  3. FutureBoy

    Warren Gets Hot About People Fighting FSD

    WARNING: If you get offended enough by colorful language to miss the appropriateness of said language, you may want to skip this one.
  4. FutureBoy

    Consumer Reports: Tesla's New Steering Yoke Shows Little Benefit and Potential Safety Pitfalls

    Tesla's New Steering Yoke Shows Little Benefit and Potential Safety Pitfalls Ten CR test drivers chronicle their driving difficulties with the steering wheel replacement in our new Model S By Keith Barry Published September 16, 2021 Photo: John Powers/Consumer Reports My hands hurt. That’s no...
  5. FutureBoy

    JALOPNIK: Why A Tesla Using FSD Running A Stop Sign Isn't Necessarily Terrible

    Why A Tesla Using FSD Running A Stop Sign Isn't Necessarily Terrible I mean, it's not great, but it's a good reminder of the incredible cultural complexity of driving By Jason Torchinsky Illustration: Jason Torchinsky Videos showing people using the latest version of Tesla’s still...
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    Electrek: Dems propose new $12,500 electric car rebate, Tesla left with $4,500 disadvantage

    Dems propose new $12,500 electric car rebate, Tesla left with $4,500 disadvantage Fred Lambert - Sep. 11th 2021 9:14 am PT @FredericLambert Democrats have proposed an updated electric car incentive program at the federal level, which would go through their $3.5 trillion social spending bill...
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    MotorTrend: 2022 Rivian R1T Spare Tire Explained: Fixing Flats Just Got Easier

    2022 Rivian R1T Spare Tire Explained: Fixing Flats Just Got Easier The new all-electric pickup truck lessens the awkward challenge of changing tires off-road. Aug 31, 2021 If you plan to do any serious off-road adventuring, you will inevitably get flat tires. That's why no vehicle with any...
  8. FutureBoy

    MotoTrend: The 2022 Rivian R1T Is the Most Remarkable Pickup We’ve Ever Driven

    The 2022 Rivian R1T Is the Most Remarkable Pickup We’ve Ever Driven Yep, we drove it. Are you ready for the electric truck revolution? Darren MartinPhotographer Aug 31, 2021 The 2022 Rivian R1T is the first mass-produced electric truck to hit the U.S. market, but that's hardly the most...
  9. FutureBoy

    5 mph, if you can run faster than that you'll be fine

    Listening back to some AI day footage I heard this again. Which got me thinking. 5 miles per hour. Can I run that fast? Can I run that fast for a long time? Is this the new minimum required running speed in order for a person to be "healthy"? After all, if the robot revolution happens, one...
  10. FutureBoy

    Elon Musk updates Tesla Cybertruck delivery target, hints at novel features

    Elon Musk updates Tesla Cybertruck delivery target, hints at novel features BySimon Alvarez Posted on September 3, 2021 It appears that the Tesla Cybertruck’s customer deliveries will indeed see some notable delays, but the wait for the all-electric pickup truck would likely be worth it. This...
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    Elon Musk says Tesla (TSLA) is worth $3,000 a share ‘if they execute really well’

    Elon Musk says Tesla (TSLA) is worth $3,000 a share ‘if they execute really well’ Fred Lambert - Sep. 4th 2021 12:34 pm PT @FredericLambert Elon Musk told employees that he agrees with Ark Invest that Tesla (TSLA) is worth $3,000 a share “if they execute really well.” The CEO has often...
  12. FutureBoy

    "Mc" vs "i" vs "Giga"

    So I'm starting to notice how I am responding to "Giga". Seems like it is everywhere these days. In some ways, it reminds me of the "Mc" from McDonald's and the "i" from Apple's products iPhone, iMac, etc. I know that McDonald's is pretty sue-happy around protecting the "Mc" designation on...
  13. FutureBoy

    Vacuum Switches

    So.... I was watching a YouTube video about a car from the 80's and they were describing how to turn on AWD. The video had the following quote. With EV's it seems this whole system would be built with far fewer parts. But what caught my attention was the vacuum switch. I know car engines and...
  14. FutureBoy

    Rivian IPO

    Rivian files for IPO, $80 billion target is 350 times Tesla's IPO valuation BENGT HALVORSON AUGUST 27, 2021 The electric vehicle maker Rivian has confirmed that it is planning to pursue an initial public offering (IPO) this fall, aiming for a valuation roughly 350 times that of Tesla’s IPO...
  15. FutureBoy

    Is Tesla AI going to a precogs decision-making structure like in Minority Report?

    Tesla files Parallel Processing patent to reduce FSD hardware error risks ByJoey Klender Posted on August 26, 2021 Tesla has filed a new patent for “Parallel Processing System Runtime State Reload,” comprising of a system of three or more processors working in conjunction to effectively...
  16. FutureBoy

    Mad Max Tesla

    Tesla Time News this week has a story about a Tesla M3 that was modified for offroad use. They did some drives offroad and had some very interesting feedback including that if this experience is any indication, our CTs driving offroad are going to be amazing. The clip is cued up here and runs...
  17. FutureBoy

    Emergencies and home charging levels. A personal testimonial.

    In Tesla Time News today there was a story that included a letter from someone who is changing their stance on using level 1 charging at home. He is upgrading to level 2 charging for better handling of emergency situations. The story is cued up and runs from 43:11 to 47:48
  18. FutureBoy

    Tesla’s radar-less Autopilot performance improves in heavy rain

    Tesla’s radar-less Autopilot performance improves in heavy rain ByJoey Klender Posted on August 19, 2021 Tesla Vision, the electric automaker’s radar-less and camera-based Autopilot approach, is improving significantly with each software update the company releases. New videos from an owner...
  19. FutureBoy

    Cybertruck takeaways from AI Day: coming in about a year & getting upgraded AI hardware for FSD

    So what I got out of that: 1. Cybertruck is probably coming out 1 year from now or maybe a bit later. 2. Cybertruck will be getting the first upgraded AI hardware for FSD. 3. Upgraded AI hardware will be about 4 times more capable than the current AI hardware.
  20. FutureBoy

    Car and Driver: It's Not Just Tesla: All Other Driver-Assist Systems Work without Drivers, Too

    Car and Driver did a side-by-side comparison of the various autonomous features in a bunch of manufacturers. Turns out that Tesla is not the worst-case scenario.
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