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Dec 12, 2023

Tesla unveils Optimus Gen 2: its next generation humanoid robot

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Tesla has unveiled “Optimus Gen 2”, a new generation of its humanoid robot that should be able to take over repetitive tasks from humans.

Optimus, also known as Tesla Bot, has not been taken seriously by many outside of the more hardcore Tesla fans, and for good reason.

When it was first announced, it seemed to be a half-baked idea from CEO Elon Musk with a dancer disguised as a robot for visual aid. It also didn’t help that the demo at Tesla AI Day last year was less than impressive.

Dec 9, 2023

Tesla working on ‘tap to park’ feature, says Elon Musk

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, space

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has alluded to an upcoming “tap to park” feature for the automaker’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta. While it isn’t clear when it’s expected to become available, some have already pointed out how useful such a feature could be.

On Friday, Musk responded to a post on X saying that Tesla is developing a feature in which the car identifies potential parking space options, letting users tap the one they want to use. Upon doing so, the driver will then be able to leave the vehicle before the vehicle parks in the selected space.

The statement came in response to another post claiming that a 360-degree bird’s eye view would be irrelevant in a world of self-driving vehicles, as the driver wouldn’t need to do anything at all for the vehicle to locate and park in a specific spot.

Dec 8, 2023

Elon Musk vs. Bob Iger

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Elon Musk recently tore into Bob Iger, along with other advertisers, that are choosing to pull their money from X (formerly Twitter) due to disagreements wit…

Dec 7, 2023

Ford confirms it received Elon Musk’s “How to Design a 48-Volt Vehicle” pamphlet

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

When motoring content firm Hagerty published its video review of the Tesla Cybertruck, automotive journalist Jason Cammisa lightly noted that Tesla had sent other auto CEOs a pamphlet called “How to Design a 48-Volt Vehicle.” Cammisa seemed like he was joking in the video, so his comments were mostly taken in stride by the electric vehicle community.

But as per a recent comment from Ford CEO Jim Farley, it appears that Tesla really did send out a “How to Design a 48-Volt Vehicle” guide to other auto CEOs. In a post on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, Farley noted that Tesla was definitely not joking, as Ford had received the document.

Farley also remarked that Ford had received the pamphlet on December 5, 2023. The Ford CEO actually seemed like he appreciated the document, as he thanked Elon Musk and stated that the guide would be “great for the industry.” Elon Musk, for his part, seemed to appreciate the Ford CEO’s reaction to the 48V guide. In a response on X, Musk simply noted, “You’re welcome.”

Dec 7, 2023

SpaceX’s Colossal Starship Sets Pace in Race to Build Larger Rockets

Posted by in categories: economics, Elon Musk, space travel

Elon Musk’s latest rocket—the most powerful ever built—would offer better economics than conventional craft.

Dec 7, 2023

Elon Musk dismissed hybrid vehicles as a ‘phase’ while Toyota doubled down on them. Now they’re a ‘smoking-hot market’ as EV demand chills

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Toyota’s chairman, who’s long resisted EV hype despite pressure, is feeling vindicated, with hybrid sales surging this year.

Dec 7, 2023

Elon Musk Reveals Tesla’s Automotive Revolution

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What is Tesla revolutionizing in the automotive industry?

— Tesla is revolutionizing the industry with low-cost, high-volume electric vehicles and advanced manufacturing systems, putting pressure on other companies to invest in electric vehicles.

Dec 6, 2023

Elon Musk Never Considered That Dangerous AI On Earth Could Follow Him To Mars

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, space travel

Elon was left “speechless” when confronted with the possibility that AI could follow humans to another planet.

Dec 6, 2023

Tesla’s $25,000 car to be built at Giga Texas, then Giga Mexico: Elon Musk

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shared some new details about the automaker’s plans for its next-generation, $25,000 electric vehicle (EV), including that it will be built first in Austin, Texas.

On Tuesday, longtime auto industry veteran Sandy Munro shared a new interview with Musk, held following the Cybertruck delivery event. During the interview, the two talked mostly about the Cybertruck, though they also discussed Tesla’s next-generation vehicle for a few minutes.

While Musk said he couldn’t share any details about unit volume and dates for the next-gen EV, due to them being suggestive of Tesla’s financials, he did go on to share a few things. For one, Musk said that Tesla was “quite far advanced” in working to develop the low-cost, high-volume EV, adding that he reviews the production line plans for that on a weekly basis.

Dec 6, 2023

Elon Musk: low-cost Tesla is advanced, manufacturing is going to be revolutionary

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Elon Musk commented on the upcoming low-cost Tesla electric car, saying that it is “advanced” in its development. The CEO also commented on the “revolutionary” manufacturing advancements that Tesla is making to make the vehicle a reality.

While the cost of Tesla vehicles has come down recently, they are still not financially accessible to most people – like most new cars.

The launch of the Cybertruck, which is about 50% more expensive than when originally announced in 2019, is not helping Tesla’s vehicle price range in becoming more affordable.

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