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The autonomous vehicle revolution was, according to its proponents, meant to have transformed daily travel by now. But they underestimated the task of developing a safe, truly driverless vehicle.
Tesla recalled hundreds of thousands of its vehicles because of issues with their self-driving features.
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Consumers need to be aware that none of the vehicles on the market today are actually self-driving — vehicles still require active supervision from a human driver.
At the dawn of the car era, carmakers needed to allay fears that pedestrian lives were at risk.
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Today it’s smart technology that will defend drivers and pedestrians. Over a century ago, it was the Klaxon horn.
Renault and Nissan forged a business alliance in 1999.
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After years of turmoil, Renault and Nissan hope to rebalance their partnership to take on Europe’s booming electric car market.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at the opening of Tesla’s ‘Gigafactory’ in Gruenheide near Berlin, Germany on March 22 2022.
Some believe Musk’s attentions have been divided since he bought Twitter in 2022.
Powered by hydrogen gas, fuel cell vehicles produce only water as a tailpipe emission.
Hydrogen cars were heralded as an avenue towards universal green motoring, but progress has stalled in recent years.
Downed powerlines can mean weeks without power.
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A study of real-world disasters shows home solar and storage could keep the lights on and the air conditioner running during many outages, but not all.
Who wouldn’t want a robot to handle all the household drudgery?
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Videos of humanoid robots dancing and performing backflips in the lab notwithstanding, robots that wash your dishes and fold your laundry are still years away. A roboticist explains why.
Automaker GMC shows off its Hummer EVs at a plant in Detroit.
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China controls much of the global EV supply chain, but electric vehicles that use its parts and minerals won’t qualify for new US EV tax credits. Can America build its own supply chain?
Today’s EVs rely heavily on China and other countries for materials.
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No electric vehicle maker currently meets all the bill’s supply chain requirements, not even Tesla. One big reason: China.
Most EV recalls don’t require a mechanic.
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Whether safety-related fixes demand a software upgrade or a trip to the dealership, carmakers must notify the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and all affected drivers
A recent investigation revealed that the autopilot in Tesla vehicles would switch off when a collision is imminent.
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The promise of self-driving cars remains unfulfilled, as the technology still requires drivers to co-pilot the vehicles to avoid collisions.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, shown at an electric vehicle factory, called ESG ratings ‘a scam’ after an index dropped Tesla.
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Sustainable investing’s credibility took a hit when the S&P 500 ESG index dropped the electric vehicle-maker but kept the oil giant. The SEC is now considering new disclosure rules.
New twists and turns, as Elon Musk raises concerns about Twitter before the purchase deal is complete.
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Elon Musk’s recent antics call into question his decision to purchase Twitter. With a US$1 billion termination fee built into the contract, Musk should cut his losses.
Governments may be forced to put back deadlines to shift away from petrol and diesel.
Elon Musk has over 80 million Twitter followers, so why does he need to own the platform?
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Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter may be an indicator of the billionaire’s plans to further disrupt industries.
Mathematics is the language of the universe.
In the absence of mathematical explanations, the universe would be irrational rather than unpredictable.
Musk is no longer only in the transport business.
Investors are happy, pushing the share price up since the announcement. What about users?
Tesla vehicles are parked outside of a building during a meeting between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing in 2019. Tesla is a company with both high reliance on North American technology and Chinese supply chains.
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Research suggests that two factors are most important when making decisions on how businesses should respond to the U.S.-China trade war: location and supply chain dependence, and technology.
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Elon Musk’s dedicated EV maker is miles ahead, but Nissan has several advantages over its legacy rivals.