Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company's electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realise a bold vision that he has been floating for years. The technology required to make that quantum leap is scheduled to be shown off to Tesla investors at the company's Palo Alto, California, headquarters. Musk, known for his swagger as well as his smarts, is so certain that Tesla will win the race toward full autonomy that he indicated in an interview earlier this month that his company's cars should be able to navigate congested highways and city streets without a human behind the wheel by no later than next year. Experts say they're sceptical whether Tesla's technology has advanced anywhere close to the point where its cars will be capable of being driven solely by a robot, without a human in position to take control if something goes awry. Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company's electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realise a bold … [Read more...] about Elon Musk is set to unveil Tesla’s plans for fully self-driving cars that will hit the streets ‘no later than next year’ – but experts say the billionaire doesn’t have the technology to pull it off
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Ferrari has stabilized over a year after the death of Sergio Marchionne, the UAW is worried about a federal takeover, Tesla shows its first China-made cars, and a lot more in The Morning Shift for Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. 1st Gear: Ferrari’s New(ish) CEO Finally Speaks Louis Camilleri took over as CEO of Ferrari in July 2018 following the death of Sergio Marchionne, and, in contrast to Marchionne’s outspoken style, Camilleri was seen as having a somewhat softer touch. Ferrari stock has soared in the time since, its Formula One team is doing a bit better, and its future as a luxury brand seems to be more tightly focused. Advertisement All this time Camilleri, a veteran ofspoke to The Wall Street Journal last week, comparing Ferrari to the tobacco giant That analogy might be a little too Electric cars have fewer moving parts than a vehicle with an internal combustion engine, potentially making it harder for Ferrari to showcase its engineering prowess, which has … [Read more...] about Ferrari Thinks It Can Stay On Top In Our Electric Future
By Christoph Rauwald and Hannah Elliott For Bentley Motors Ltd., the future of luxury driving combines electric motors, artificial intelligence and the scent of moss and sandalwood. In honor of its 100th anniversary, the maker of the official car of Queen Elizabeth II unveiled the EXP 100 GT concept, sketching a vision that fuses self-driving technology with interior comforts featuring special scents, wood from naturally fallen trees and seats made from wine-making leftovers. The car skips past the looming Brexit struggles for the British brand -- a unit of Germany’s Volkswagen AG -- to offer a glimpse of luxury driving sometime around 2035. Featuring an electric drivetrain that can go as far as 700 kilometers (435 miles) on a single charge, the fully-autonomous car can switch into driving mode on-demand. In an era when every car could be its own chauffeur, elite automotive brands are trying to find a new way to define luxury. In 2015, Mercedes-Benz presented a concept car … [Read more...] about The scent of a car: This Bentley car will feature AI, moss and sandalwood
SpaceX. The next frontier? Perhaps, but not quite yet. This relatively old-school rocket with a capsule reminiscent of NASA's early manned flights is historically significant because it marks the first time a private company is launching to the International Space Station. While the SpaceX Falcon booster looks much like your grandfather's '60s rocket on the outside, the technology on the inside is very different. SpaceX is the brainchild of the visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk. His Falcon rockets are built in America, and so are the Dragon capsules they launch into space. Musk founded PayPal in the 1990s and has since turned his energy to spacecraft and Tesla electric cars. "It's more like the dawn of a new era in space exploration and it's one which is driven by commercial companies," said Musk. To him, this is the future -- private business taking over for government. "There are some similarities to the commercial awakening of the Internet around 1994, when the Internet went … [Read more...] about SpaceX: Are Commercial Launches the Future in Space?
Picture this: it's the year 2032. You were just driven from a long day of work in your self-driving, fully electric car, and your smart stove is whipping up a meal for you in the kitchen while your smart home audio system reads you the latest news updates. You notice a spot of dirt on the floor, so you summon your cleaning robot to take care of it. Your fridge's kombucha dispenser pours you an ice-cold glass of sparkling probiotic tea. You've hardly lifted a finger. We can't teleport you to this idealistic future, but we can hook you up with a robo-vacuum that's basically just as cool. The Roborock S6 is a smart vacuuming and mopping machine that uses the same 32-bit quad-core processor found in smartphones to intelligently navigate and clean your space. You don't need to wait until Black Friday to save on this machine; it's available now for just $510 with the code BFSAVE15, a $140 discount. This genius gadget calculates the best and fastest route for each room in order to clean more … [Read more...] about This Robot Vacuum That Also Mops Already Has Black Friday Pricing