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  1. FutureBoy

    JIDU AI ROBO - combine interactive robot emotion with artificial intelligence within the driving experience

    From this article on electrek: So wait... They are going to combine "interactive robot emotion" with their FSD AI? Um... What does AI road rage look like? If the conditions are rainy for too long, does the car get depressed and slow down? Do I have to listen to it complain about the weather...
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    Newly proposed EV tax credit in the US - Paid at dealerships?

    So I'm reading various sources about the newly proposed tax credit for EV's. For example here is an article from Electrek. Looking into the details of the tax credit though, one thing I'm noticing that so far I've not seen anyone comment on is that: I haven't yet seen the actual bill or the...
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    Self-driving cars from GM’s Cruise block San Francisco intersection in latest problem for autonomous vehicles

    Self-driving cars from GM’s Cruise block San Francisco intersection in latest problem for autonomous vehicles PUBLISHED FRI, JUL 1 20223:31 PM EDT KEY POINTS At least seven Cruise vehicles blocked traffic by clustering in an intersection in San Francisco starting late Tuesday night, blocking...
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    The Truth Behind The Terrible Resale Value Of Electric Cars

    SlashGear The Truth Behind The Terrible Resale Value Of Electric Cars Nor'Adila Hepburn © Jeerasak banditram/Shutterstock ev vehicle When you're tired of paying inflated prices at the gas pump for your car, buying an electric one can seem appealing. However, what you may not realize is that...
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    Open air roof?

    So I just saw this Tesla the other day while driving around: Didn’t get a picture but as I passed them, it was clear that the roof was open above the driver and was pushed back over the rear seat area. Is this a Tesla option? Or does some company cut into the glass roof to create this...
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    Invest in charging stations?

    Not sure if this belongs in charging or in investing. I wish I could start buying empty land pots and start putting in charging stations. Does Tesla allow others to build out Tesla charging stations? I know there are other companies but at the moment Tesla has such a head start, I’d like to...
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    Far Future: Eternal Battery?

    Physicists Just Found a Loophole in Graphene That Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy April 27, 2018 Science By all measures, graphene should not exist. The fact it does comes down to some neat loophole in physics which sees with an impossible 2D sheet of atoms behave like a good 3D material...
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    Now You Know - Getting Salty?

    Hey, I hadn't watched Now You Know the last couple of weeks and just started watching them today. Has anyone noticed Zac and Jesse getting a little saltier than normal? I get that they are covering some really frustrating topics right now. And they certainly have some well-defined views on what...
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    Electric Vehicle Checkpoint: Rivals Miss a Knockout Punch at Tesla

    Electric Vehicle Checkpoint: Rivals Miss a Knockout Punch at Tesla ALICIA STEIN In sport, the challengers know that they must solidify the rare opportunities that will present themselves to bring down the big favorites. They must be realistic and seize any opportunity to destabilize the...
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    Tesla hit with $1.27M subrogation claim from State Farm in 2020 house fire

    Tesla hit with $1.27M subrogation claim from State Farm in 2020 house fire ByJoey Klender Posted on February 22, 2022 Tesla has been hit with a $1.27 million subrogation claim filed by State Farm related to a house fire that heavily damaged a home in Carmel, Indiana in 2020. State Farm claims...
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    Tesla obtains patent for automatic tire inflation system for Tesla Semi electric truck

    Tesla obtains patent for automatic tire inflation system for Tesla Semi electric truck Fred Lambert - Feb. 22nd 2022 11:23 am PT Today, Tesla was granted a patent for a new automatic tire inflation system enabling to adjust tire pressure in real-time in the upcoming Tesla Semi electric...
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    Ford hires former Tesla engineer to lead ‘Advanced EV Development’

    Ford hires former Tesla engineer to lead ‘Advanced EV Development’ ByJoey Klender Posted on February 11, 2022 Ford has hired former Tesla Engineer Alan Clarke, who left the company over twelve years to oversee Ford’s “Advanced EV Development” projects. According to Clarke’s LinkedIn, he...
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    Police cruiser rear beams?

    Saw this a while back when I was right behind a police cruiser. Notice that just to the left and right at the top of the license plate, there are what look like 2 white LED lights. Not sure what those are or how they get used. Seems like they wouldn’t be incredibly useful. Could possibly...
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    LED Failure?

    Driving around the other day, I saw this car: If you look closely, the LED brake light bar at the top of the rear windshield has some blank spaces. At the time it was really clear that some of the lights in the bar were not lighting up. These lights were only coming on as part of the brake...
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    MEGURI 2040 Fully Autonomous Ship

    2022.01.18 The Nippon Foundation MEGURI 2040 Fully Autonomous Ship ProgramSuccessful fully autonomous navigation of large, high-speed, coastal ferry in northern Kyushu seen leading to improved safety The Nippon Foundation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group company Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co...
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    GM Says Its Fuel Cell Generators Could Enable EV Fast-Charging

    GM Says Its Fuel Cell Generators Could Enable EV Fast-Charging While GM won't use hydrogen fuel cells in passenger cars, the technology has far too many commercial applications to ignore. Jan 20, 2022 at 7:31am ET 21 By: Dan Mihalascu GM takes hydrogen fuel cell technology seriously and sees...
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    Side mirror heating

    Here in Washington state we’ve been having some cold wet weather. Each morning I take my kid to school, I have to turn on the defroster to get the side view mirrors cleared. That got me wondering about the CT side mirrors. Elon said they would be removable. Most modern cars though have...
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    35 years ago, this GM prototype had a yoke, four-wheel steering, and satellite navigation

    35 years ago, this GM prototype had a yoke, four-wheel steering, and satellite navigation STEPHEN EDELSTEIN JANUARY 16, 2022 1987 Pontiac Pursuit concpet Steering yokes and touchpad controls are considered cutting-edge car tech today, but 35 years ago a General Motors prototype had those...
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    Is Consumer Reports on the take from Big Oil and Gas?

    Consumer Reports seems to be having a general conniption over EVs lately. What gives?
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