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The new era in mobile

October 9, 2018

Joe Apprendi A future dominated by autonomous vehicles (AVs) is, for many experts, a foregone conclusion. Declarations that the automobile will become the next living room are almost as common — but, they are imprecise. In our inevitable driverless future, the more apt comparison is to the mobile device. As with smartphones, operating systems will […]

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This Week in the Future of Cars: Well Be Blunt About This

October 8, 2018

We’re going fast…somewhere. This week was full of people and corporations making market-moving decisions. Not all seemed wise. Elon Musk did a 2.5-hour live interview, got peer pressured into smoking a blunt, and maybe didn’t inhale. Mercedes has a fully electric SUV coming out, and Chevy is prepping the country’s serious haulers for the intro […]

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Hackers Can Steal a Tesla Model S in Seconds by Cloning Its Key Fob

September 14, 2018

Tesla has taken plenty of innovative steps to protect the driving systems of its kitted-out cars against digital attacks. It's hired top-notch security engineers, pushed over-the-internet software updates, and added code integrity checks. But one team of academic hackers has now found that Tesla left its Model S cars open to a far more straightforward […]

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Will Elon Musk’s 120-hour week stop us worshipping workaholism?

September 10, 2018

The Silicon Valley drive for corporate efficiency all 24/7 schedules, bulletproof coffees and five-minute meetings has long been lauded. Now the wheels are flying off Last week, an emotional Elon Musk described how he was working so hard to keep production of the Tesla Model 3 on track that he missed his own birthday. All […]

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Tesla’s vehicle engineering chief Doug Field returns to Apple

September 1, 2018

Doug Field, former Apple VP of Mac hardware, and also former Tesla VP of engineering, is now back at Apple and working on the company’s secretive Project Titan, Daring Fireball‘s John Gruber has found out.  Field worked at Apple as VP of Product Design and VP of Mac hardware from 2008 to 2013 before moving […]

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Tesla Says Its New Self-Driving Chip Is Finally Baked

August 23, 2018

Tesla's Model S sedan, the car company’s flagship vehicle, was first shown as a prototype in 2009, has been on sale since 2012, and, barring one small change to remove the fake grille at the front, has looked exactly the same for nearly a decade. This is notable because most manufacturers fully redesign their cars […]

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It’s a new day at Tesla: An apologetic Musk and more Model 3s delivered

August 18, 2018

The Tesla Model 3 is slowly getting made and delivered.Image: Mason Trinca for The Washington Post via Getty Images After last quarter’s bizarre earnings call with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, callers weren’t sure what to expect Wednesday when Musk returned to talk about his electric car company. But instead of off-the-wall remarks, Musk was pretty […]

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Elon Musk Wants to Put an Arcade in Your Tesla, and the Rest of the Week in Games

August 17, 2018

Welcome to Replay, our weekly roundup of all the gaming news and happenings you might've missed while you were, y'know, playing games. This week, we've got Elon Musk's attempts to put games in cars, Valve's return to actually making games, and the biggest fighting game tournament in the world. Elon Musk Wants to Put an […]

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Tesla Loses More Money Than Ever, but Says Profits Are Coming

August 13, 2018

The future of Tesla hinges on the Model 3, the lower-priced sedan that Elon Musk wants to sell in large numbers. The company has to both build them fast enough and make a profit doing it. Fail at either one, and the company will struggle and eventually sink. A month ago, the company gave production […]

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Fully autonomous cars are still years away, if these tests are any indication

August 11, 2018

Tesla's Autopilot and other driver assistance programs are far from flawless.Image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Don’t start planning for your self-driving commute anytime soon. Human drivers are still very necessary as a recent road test for five cars’ driver-assistance features showed. The vehicles, 2017 BMW 5-series with “Driving Assistant Plus,” 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class with “Drive Pilot,” […]

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