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Aug 4, 2015

The Lexus Hoverboard Is Real And We Rode It

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Amazing! Back to the Future 2 eat your heart out….


The Lexus SLIDE hoverboard isn’t just hype. It really works, and we sent racer and Jalopnik contributor Robb Holland to ride it. And crash. Drive free or die!

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Aug 1, 2015

Elon Musk: Tesla ‘almost ready’ to go driverless — Claudia Assis, Market Watch

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Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk said Friday the company is “almost ready” to make its cars go driverless on highways and parallel-park themselves

The much-awaited software update that would make Tesla TSLA, -0.24% vehicles able to steer themselves safely down the road has one more thing to sort out, Musk said in a tweet. Read more

Jul 29, 2015

China’s answer to the Tesla Model S: The Youxia X

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What happens when you combine a Tesla Model S with KITT from the TV show Knight Rider? The Youxia X.

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Jul 19, 2015

Elon Musk: upgrade to Tesla Model S car makes it ‘faster than falling’ — Sam Thielman The Guardian

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Elon Musk has made it official: his electric car company, Tesla Motors, is planning to debut an unnamed new Roadster in four years, and it won’t be based on the Lotus like the last one.

But Musk isn’t done with the old cars yet. The electric tech mogul held a press conference on Friday to tell reporters how fast his old car goes with its new upgrade: zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds, which would put the four-door sedan in a league with high-end sports cars like the most recent Lamborghini Murciélago. Read more

Jul 16, 2015

Electric Vehicles Go the Distance with Fast Charging — By Reed McManus | Sierra Magazine

Posted by in categories: energy, environmental, transportation

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I’M driving 550 miles in three days, all by myself, mainly for the fun of it—and I’m not an environmental villain. Behind the wheel of a borrowed bright-red electric Tesla Model S, I click off the miles as I head south from the San Francisco Bay Area on Interstate 5 through California’s San Joaquin Valley, feeling virtuous because my tailpipe spews no pollution.

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Jul 15, 2015

A jet engine powered by lasers and nuclear explosions?

Posted by in categories: nuclear energy, transportation

Lasers vaporize radioactive material and cause a fusion reaction — in effect, a small thermonuclear explosion (credit: Patent Yogi/YouTube)

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Jul 7, 2015

The Hyperloop is much closer than people realize

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Science-fiction is becoming reality.

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Jun 18, 2015

A Futurist Looks at Where Cars Are Going — Quentin Hardy | The New York Times

Posted by in categories: driverless cars, transportation

Eric Larsen heads research in society and technology at Mercedes-Benz Research and Development in Sunnyvale, Calif. He says that while vehicles will be shared, Americans are not likely to give up their own cars.

“We don’t think people will give up their own cars. Americans like to do everything in the cars. They eat in cars, they drink in cars, they have entertainment in cars and they change clothes in cars — people who leave the office at lunch and sleep in their cars, or wait in their cars for an hour at a time for their children. Driving is really the distracting thing we do in cars.” Read more

Jun 16, 2015

Elon Musk: The World’s Raddest Man By Tim Urban | Wait But Why

Posted by in categories: business, energy, engineering, solar power, space travel, sustainability, transportation

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Tim Urban, of Wait But Why, recently received a phone call from Elon Musk’s staff asking if he would like to write about the automotive, aerospace, and solar power industries through personal interviews with Elon Musk and his teams. Tim Urban said yes, and the first three of essays / articles are already posted on his site.

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Jun 15, 2015

SpaceX just launched a Hyperloop pod-racing competition By Sean O’Kane | The Verge

Posted by in categories: business, sustainability, transportation

“SpaceX just announced an official contest open to university students and independent engineering teams. The company will release detailed rules, criteria, and tube specifications in August. … The challenge will be to build “human-scale pods” to be tested on the Hawthorne, California test track that will be built next to the SpaceX headquarters, but the company is careful to note that no humans will ride in the pods. All the designs submitted must be open source.”

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