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The Gigafactory Is Really, Really Big!

July 28th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Elon Musk, JB Straubel, and Yoshihiro Yamada gave a joint press conference at the Gigafactory on Tuesday. They talked about how large the factory is, the new cell format that will be made there, and their business relationship.

MobilEye And Tesla Will Part Company Soon

July 27th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

MobilEye and Tesla are in the process of ending their business relationship, possibly as a result of the fatal crash that took the like of Joshua Brown on May 7. Neither company will comment on the split.

NHTSA Head Is Bullish On Autonomous Cars

July 22nd, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Mark Rosekind, head of NHTSA, told a conference in San Francisco this week his agency is willing to accept imperfect autonomous driving systems in order to get better systems in the future. The life saving potential of such systems is too great to ignore.

Elon Musk Tweets Up A Storm About Autopilot

July 18th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Elon Must tweeted up a storm yesterday about coming improvements to the Tesla Autopilot system. The company has been under pressure to make the system better ever since the first fatality while using Autopilot occurred in May.

Elon Musk Favors Direct Democracy For Mars

June 6th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Elon Musk has thought about how a colony of earthlings on Mars would be governed. He prefers a direct democracy, saying corruption is too prevalent in representative governments.

Scotland Votes To Ban Fracking

June 6th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

On June 2, Scotland’s parliament voted to impose a moratorium on fracking within the country. The vote was 32 – [&hellip

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