1st Self-Flying, 4-Seat, All-Electric, Vertical Takeoff & Landing Air Taxi

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2022 04:39:38 +0000

California’s Wisk Aero claims that it has developed the first self-flying, fully electric, 4-seat air taxi in the world. This is its 6th generation air taxi and it is reportedly “designed to meet and exceed rigorous commercial safety standards, making it one of the safest systems in aviation,” according to Wisk Aero. But how real […]

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VW GEN.TRAVEL Concept Proves: Car Companies HATE Trains

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2022 18:45:37 +0000

Volkswagen's GEN.TRAVEL Concept Vehicle, with Modular InteriorIt’s a common enough joke on the EV forums: Elon Musk hates trains. Musk hates trains so much, in fact, that he supposedly put forward the Hyperloop project specifically to disrupt a high-speed rail project in California, all in a bid to sell more cars. Well, it seems that the Tesla CEO Technoking is in […]

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Tesla to Build the Future with $10 Trillion Valuation — HyperChange

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2022 21:17:00 +0000

Many investors and onlookers are wondering what the future of Tesla’s valuation will look like, especially knowing how the company could revolutionize the world with its products. From electric vehicles to sustainable energy, some have even made the case that Tesla could someday become the world’s largest company — likely shifting the way the world […]

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Similarities Between Tesla FSD And Cruise, Argo AI, & Waymo You Might Not Have Noticed

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 09 Oct 2022 17:48:17 +0000

I saw many takes on Tesla AI Day 2022 that fell into a couple of main buckets. Those were mostly about the robot, Optimus, and we’ve published articles covering that at length. However, I stumbled across some critiques of the FSD Beta portion of the presentation that I found surprising and interesting. These mostly came […]

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3 Self-Driving Vehicle Stories You Probably Missed — From Mobile/Intel, Argo AI, & Waymo

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 09 Oct 2022 06:53:59 +0000

We spilled a lot of virtual ink on Tesla AI Day 2022 recently, but there are several other self-driving stories from recent weeks that have been on the list waiting for their time to shine. Let’s catch up on a few of these other pieces. 1. Mobileye, the self-driving tech division of Intel that was […]

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Do Robotaxis Really Have Any Hope?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2022 20:30:16 +0000

AutoX BYD robotaxi fleet in ShenzhenWe have dropped a lot of virtual ink on the topic of robotaxis in the past several years. I have to admit that I was once more bullish about them than I am now, even as the technology marches on and new milestones are set. But in all of this time, I feel like one […]

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Cruise Issues Robotaxi Recall (Software Recall) After Passenger Injured

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2022 18:27:13 +0000

Cruise, one of the first robotaxi companies in the world, has been operating in the San Francisco area for a couple of months. The service hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but there also hasn’t been any dramatically bad or concerning news. This past week, though, Cruise (which GM is the majority owner of) rolled out […]

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Baidu Scores First Robotaxi Permits In China

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 18:50:46 +0000

While autonomous vehicle testing in the United States (especially with Tesla vehicles) gets a lot of our attention, we also like to keep an eye on developments in other places, like China. In what is being called a “world first,” Baidu, the “Google of China,” has been granted permits to offer commercial fully driverless ride-hailing […]

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Tesla Robovan: Elon Musk’s Next Futuristic Vehicle?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 14:11:43 +0000

Thinking forward has remained a regular part of Tesla’s catalogue since inception, and the company’s chief recently suggested a new idea for fulfilling the company’s futuristic focus. As if Tesla isn’t busy enough with upcoming futuristic projects like the Cybertruck and the Optimus robot, CEO and Technoking Elon Musk recently suggested a new idea for transporting people […]

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