Better Place: A good idea before its time.
Electric cars are hot, yet their global market penetration remains less than 0.5% of all vehicles. Research points the way to key questions to ask when building new markets.
Could Boeing’s board of directors do more to improve aircraft safety?
The consequences for board members of corporations found to violate the law and ethical norms are rare and usually minor.
As automated technologies are increasingly incorporated into car design, consumers need to educate themselves on these features for safety reasons.
More manufactured cars are integrating assisted-driving technologies such as parking support and networked dashboards. But what should a consumer look for?
A Renault Zoe charging. It’s currently one of the top-selling plug-in electric vehicles in Europe, but what would happen if subsidies dried up?
Electric vehicles are taking off, but will demand remain sustainable once governments phase out subsidies? And as the "hidden costs" of the EV revolution emerge, some might get left behind…
Minutes after launching the Falcon Heavy rocket, SpaceX was livestreaming footage from the Tesla Roadster it released into space.
SpaceX's advances in space technology have reduced barriers to space and changed the direction of American space policy, but it is not without its challenges.
U.S. roads are in bad shape.
At the moment, fuel taxes pay for most of the maintenance of US roads, bridges and highways. What happens when the majority of cars no longer run on gasoline?
Cities are the laboratories where the tech giants are exploring urban innovations.
Companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Airbnb and Tesla are redefining key aspects of daily life such as work, mobility and leisure, using our cities as laboratories for their innovations.
The big battery has notched up a year in operation, during which it has been widely hailed as a success.
AAP Image/David Mariuz
A year ago, the world's largest lithium-ion battery began dispatching power to South Australia's grid. It has been a remarkable success but there are some concerns that have so far escaped scrutiny
Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks to supporters at Ford Fest in Vaughan, Ont., in September 2018.
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford's Conservative govenment is showing interventionist tendencies that undermine its free-market claims.
Driving conditions that don’t require frequent use of vehicle controls, but do require constant vigilance for hazards, can reduce driver alertness.
Humans are poor at remaining vigilant over time. That's bad news for the safety of partially automated cars, which sometimes need the person behind the wheel to quickly take over control.
‘Computer, compose tweet.’
Our 'Tony Stark' image of tech moguls is obscuring the talent and toil of ordinary workers, and inflating the egos of the bosses.
Elon Musk changed his mind about privatizing Tesla.
AP Photo/Paul Sakuma
The history of leveraged buyouts suggest Musk was smart to heed the advice of investors and nip his plan to take Tesla private in the bud.
Elon Musk has spoken to Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund about taking Tesla private.
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Talk of Saudi Arabia helping Elon Musk take Tesla private is the latest example of a long line of sovereign wealth fund investments.
Listen up, guys.
Going private would help Tesla reestablish its luxury status.
Shares in the wundercompany rocketed after the Q2 results. Why?
The U.S. is the biggest destination for Chinese foreign investment.
Jason Lee/Pool Photo via AP
Chinese investment in the US has never been high, but the ongoing trade war could dampen it further, with significant long-term repercussions.
In the film
Iron Man 2, Elon Musk (playing himself, in white), meets one of his sources of inspiration: Tony Stark (R. Downey Jr.), super-hero of the Marvel Universe.
Elon Musk is an open admirer of the fictional Tony Stark, whose alter‑ego is none other than Iron Man. But Tesla’s recent financial results prove Musk to be more vulnerable than his hero…
Elon Musk 's Tesla has serious production problems.
Decisions made by engineers today will determine how all cars drive.
The biggest ethical challenges for self-driving cars arise in mundane situations, not when crashes are unavoidable.
Starman takes a drive in his Tesla.
Elon Musk is a master of keeping investors believing in the dream of Tesla, but analysis of the company’s output and financials reveal a darker picture.