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    Most important EV of the decade: Lightning

    FORD Lightning article by Artechnica writer, so impressed by a one-time drive, gave it headline treatment. I am on record liking the Lightning design integration and innovations added to the pickup form factor. Lightning sales win FORD “Happy Days”. It‘s FORD EV narrative. It’s effective design...
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    “ Cult of Elon” tag Cybertruck owners

    Hit piece put up yeterday challenges whether Cybertruck even matters anymore. Lack of production amid all the fanfare that the Tesla design created is driving an argument in the article that Elon’s use of the vhicle has passed. Seen as a shot across the bow by OEM automakers Cybertruck was a...
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    Elon Musk reportedly bought ~$2M Bored Ape NFT

    ? What would a Tesla Bored Ape EV look like for $$$ how many dollar figures? Elon is up to something besides getting an ego massage for 569 ETH purchase of Bored Ape #1837. Bored Ape #1837 NFT Personally Bored Ape and the amount of universality found in its artistic character imagery is...
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    Tesla wins Kelley Blue Book “Best Overall Luxury Brand” award for 3rd year running

    Didn’t know Elon owned “luxury” space, too. Kelly Blue Book is a consumer facing automotive pricing guide for the USA. Concurrently, Tesla received Kelly Blue Book “Best Value” and its “Most Refined “ award in addition to “Best Overall”. All three; awards in “Luxury“ class! Any one award…ho...
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    SpaceX former engineers reinventing freight

    Freight train by electric propulsion is being tested. Parallel Systems to use redundant motors replacing steel wheel trucks of yesteryear. Gone are the huge electric-driven petro-fueled engines in favor of the independent BEV self-propelled freight system. So too could be gone the long hours of...
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    Tesla plans to buy Mercedes Benz

    Rumor mill conspiracy theories and conjecture are rife online. What if… Mercedes Benz is in play? BAIC, its Chinese parent company, acquired Mercedes Benz, German nationalism and pride-of-ownership be damned. It’s no longer unimaginable. The next hurdle becomes why would BAIC entertain letting...
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    Trailer towing Rivian test, range and regen resulting in Rockies

    See: actual results in found footage online Even though this isn’t Cybertruck, it is a Quad motor pickup pulling a heavy trailer in steep mountains. I can verify this stretch is steep and overruns an ICE truck’s engine braking so its necessarily a braking test for Regen in the real world...
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    Samsung Elec picks Taylor, Texas as new $17 bln U.S. chip plant site

    Samsung are spending more than TSLA in Austin TX - $7B more on a new fab-plant in Taylor TX than Tesla $10B. Taylor is minutes outside Austin. Industrial Development modifiers for greenfield construction have been 7X multiplied throughout a local economy. In the case of GigaAUSTIN this is going...
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    TSLA & CATL popup factory starts producing batteries in under three months

    Tesla‘s battery supplier of choice have utilized an existing building in which to erect new battery manufacturing close to Shanghai in record time.. Specifically for GigaSHANGHAI it is projected CATL’s new popup factory will produce 70GWh at full capacity. CATL in 3 mos. time have achieved 40%...
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    Is Thundertruck the offroad SUV iteration after Cybertruck

    Interesting render off Cybertruck forgoes utility and goes all-in on an enclosed cab roamer. (shown in Salt Lake mud flats apparently) IS full size SXS the future? That’d glass ceiling “Sport Utes” from going into automotive were Tesla to build one.
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    Mother gives birth to 'Tesla baby' while vehicle drives on autopilot B’etcha didn’t expect that! What will we see next? “Cybertruck saves a life…drives man to hospital after heart attack with Tesla Full Self Driving”? That’d be full self rescue(FSR)
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    Video captures massive tree falling onto Tesla Model 3 glass roof

    For those concerned about glass roof structure holding up… …all occupants walk away uninjured Not even Tin Tops hold up that well!
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    “Brittle AI” surfaces in vision-based training systems

    USAF target-recognition test reveals AI self-reported 90% accuracy verification only valid 25% in a cross-check of sensor-based AI. Driverless car settings are referenced. It fortells that unless the training data includes enough angles, perspectives and instances for the explicit target(label...
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    Tesla popup factories to speed Cybertruck to market

    Rather than spend years building new Gigafactory for millions of Cybertrucks why not pop-up smaller plants? Why wouldn’t Tesla convert an existing plant to Cybertruck? Model Y clearly owns GigaAUSTIN production originally reserved for Cybertruck. Even were GigaAUSTIN to ramp Cybertruck...
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    Source Server fun. Second server reported error Is it too much to ask? What is wrong with a manual override?
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    -FSD- Marche of Nines

    What if…it is true that avoiding accident by computational intelligence and artificial automation is reinventing driving, reinventing the way driving fails or succeeds by artificial foibles, algorithmic prejudice and weak or false data-based simple “do not crash” directive? Elon’s turn of phrase...
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    Forbes EV market analysis(TSLA beatdown)

    $1.2T valuation gets pummeled There’s good takeaways inside for perspective. I noticed that FORBES analysis cites incumbent auto mfgrs production equivalence even though VW admits it can’t match Tesla 10hr/car. So its useful to sharpen your knowlegde against WallSt. PR machine. NeXT was...
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    [VOX] Self-driving cars: The 21st-century trolley problem

    Tesla, #2 EV world mfgr, gets a smackdown which seems to be operative mainstream reporting of late. Three takeaways parsing VOX reporting on NHTSA Safety, self-driving and on autonomous driving. Autopilot conveniently packages all Tesla self-driving under one easy to grasp-handle. This enables...
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    Latest Emergency Vehicle Collision in Houston

    Tesla hits TX vehicles parked roadside I have an idea, almost a theory. Emergency lights are intermittent flashes. Tesla hardware refresh rates, frequency and scan components are synching coincident with flashes in the “off” state. Off enough to disrupt and disable Tesla AP algorithms. Its a...
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    Robotaxis might not save…

    Why robotaxis might not save the planet Automating Uber and Lyft with Tesla EV robotaxis would increase greenhouse gases by 55%.