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Elon Musk's master plan 2.0 includes a defense of Tesla Autopilot (also: hello, Tesla Semi!)
Elon Musk's master plan 2.0 includes a defense of Tesla Autopilot (also: hello, Tesla Semi!)

On July 10, Tesla's outspoken CEO, Elon Musk, tweeted about a "Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2". The world wondered: what will such a plan include? Will it be exciting enough to distract everyone from three high-profile investigations of the company's Autopilot software, which has been linked...Read More»

Tesla Model S Autopilot system
Tesla Autopilot probe widens to include the SEC: Can Musk's secret plan fix this?

Less than two weeks ago, we reported on a fatal crash in Florida involving a Tesla Model S sedan in self-driving, Autopilot mode. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began its investigation of the collision on June 28, and yesterday, we learned that the National Transportation Safety...Read More»

Solar Roadways artist'
Route 66 is getting solar panels

Depending on whom you ask, solar energy has either already reached a tipping point or it's very nearly there. The start-up known as Solar Roadways is laying the groundwork for the energy revolution along an iconic stretch of American road: Route 66. We first reported on Solar Roadways back in 2009...Read More»

Tesla Powerwall Home Battery
The Tesla Powerwall: Does It Really Mean The End Of Fossil Fuels?

When Steve Jobs tapped Tim Cook to be his successor at Apple, the man knew what he was doing. Cook is just as detail-oriented as Jobs was, and he's kept the company moving forward -- usually in interesting directions. However, there's one thing that Cook can't do quite as well as his late boss...Read More»

Solar canopy at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan
Ford Harnesses The Sun's Power For An Impressive Employee Perk

It's hard out there for an employer -- especially for established companies that play by old-school rules. Just when you think you've got everyone set up with "newfangled" amenities like daycare, retirement plans, and gender-neutral restrooms, along comes some snazzy start-up offering foosball...Read More»

Artist's rendering of Solar Roadways, installed in Sandpoint, Idaho
Crowdfunding Project Of The Week: Solar Roadways Brings Glowing Roads To The U.S.

Remember Solar Roadways, the start-up that received a $100,000 contract from the Department of Transportation to develop road systems with embedded digital signage and dividing lines, all powered by the sun? As it turns out, the company's prototype performed well -- so well that Solar Roadways is...Read More»

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