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It’s a crisp, fall afternoon, and you’re being driven through the city by your new autonomous car. As you marvel at how far technology has come, a group of children becomes detached from their tour group and crosses the road. In a stroke of bad luck, it seems that your car’s brake system has malfunctioned! You’d swerve out of the way, but a large dump truck is occupying the other lane, and a collision into said object will spell certain death for you and your fiancé in the passenger seat (did I mention she’s pregnant?) You’re now faced with a decision: do you save you and your loved, or the children who are (illegally, I might add,) crossing the street?
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After ten years of waiting, Tesla unveiled its Model 3 last evening at the company’s design facility in Hawthorne, California.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects the car to deliver at least an EPA rating of 215 miles per charge, and — perhaps his boldest claim of the night — that the base price of the Model 3 would begin at just $35,000. This is the most important claim for Tesla to meet — and one that may just be a fable.
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Adding to the evidence suggesting Apple is secretly developing an electric car, Fiat Chrylser CEO Sergio Marchionne said Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is “interested in Apple’s intervention in the car.”
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“To help wean the world off fossil fuels,” Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive officer, introduced the company’s latest suite of batteries for homes and businesses at its design studio in LA last night. The suite, called Tesla Energy, includes a wall-mounted battery for homes called the Powerwall and a battery for businesses called the Powerpack.
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Last month, news reports began to leak that tech giant Apple was quietly putting together a team of crack engineers and automotive experts to begin work on the smartphone manufacturer’s first foray into the automotive world. The past several years have seen a hiring blitz take place, with Apple looking to poach top workers from potential competitors like Tesla and from related technology manufacturers, like A123 Systems which makes batteries for electric cars. It’s become the hottest news item of the year in the automotive world and shows no signs of slowing down. All signs point to a singular focus on the development of an electric self-driving car. However, one glaring questions remains.
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Late last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced that the electric car company would be releasing all its patents, those for the cars and for its Supercharger stations, to anyone interested in them. Musk believes that rather than create competition, this bold move will promote the further development of much needed electric-vehicle technology.
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Over the last 18 months, Apple’s mergers and acquisitions chief, Adrian Perica, has been frantically seeking out everything from search engines to motion-tracking chips. This buying frenzy has created quite a buzz in the tech field about where Apple is heading next.
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Many things come to mind when one thinks of a major American automaker. The Big Three of Ford, General Motors and Chrysler have dominated the automotive market in America for the better part of a century
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