Elon Musk Sleeps In A Sleeping Bag

Elon Musk spends his nights in a sleeping bag at Tesla’s factory

By on May 5, 2016 at 11:50 AM.

Elon Musk spends his nights in a sleeping bag at Tesla’s factory

Elon Musk is nothing if not dedicated, and busy. Not only is he the CEO of two giant companies, but each company – SpaceX and Tesla – is quite literally focused on changing the world. With respect to Tesla, things at the California-based company have never been busier. The Model S just got a refresh, production on the Model X is ramping up, Model 3 reservations are in the 400,000 range, and construction is ongoing on the company’s Nevada Gigafactory.

With so much on his plate, Musk revealed during Tesla’s earnings conference call yesterday that his desk is currently positioned at the end of the Model X production line at Tesla’s Fremont, California factory. And because he’s there so frequently, often overnight, Musk also added that he also keeps a sleeping bag handy so that he can rest comfortably when he doesn’t have time to go home and then back in the morning.

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Tesla Model 3 Production Deadline

Tesla has already blown its Model 3 production deadline

By on May 5, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

Tesla has already blown its Model 3 production deadline

Tesla received a record number of preorders for the affordable Model 3 electric car, but buyers will have to wait more than a year to get their hands on it. Tesla recently said that preorder numbers reached the 400,000 units mark, yet the company will produce less than 90,000 total Tesla cars this year.

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk said on Wednesday during the company’s earnings call that Tesla will likely miss the first Model 3 production deadline. The statement came just minutes after Musk set the deadline. More →

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Tesla Executive Departures Model 3 Production

Two major Tesla departures raise red flags about Model 3 production

By on May 4, 2016 at 1:40 PM.

Two major Tesla departures raise red flags about Model 3 production

Tesla has always had the vision to deliver the car of the future, but does it have the production chops? Bloomberg is reporting that two major Tesla executives — vice president of production Greg Reichow and vice president of manufacturing Josh Ensign — will be leaving the company. This is not a good look for Tesla, which has had to deal with an unprecedented number of reservations for its potentially game-changing Model 3 car that it unveiled last month. More →

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Google Fiat Chrysler Pacifica Minivan

This is Google’s first self-driving minivan, but you can’t buy one yet

By on May 4, 2016 at 7:15 AM.

This is Google’s first self-driving minivan, but you can’t buy one yet

Google on Tuesday confirmed what a couple of recent reports revealed: it’s taking its self-driving cars project to the next level. Google isn’t manufacturing brand new vehicles on its own. Instead, the company partnered with Fiat Chrysler, which committed to making 100 2017 Pacifica minivans equipped with self-driving technology.

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McLaren F1

Why the McLaren F1 supercar still needs a 20-year old Compaq laptop for maitenance

By on May 3, 2016 at 5:30 PM.

Why the McLaren F1 supercar still needs a 20-year old Compaq laptop for maitenance

The McLaren F1 is an iconic car, an undisputed supercar among supercars. For nearly 13 years, the McLaren F1 was the fastest production car ever built, maxing out at a top speed of 231 mph. Though the car was in production for about eight years – from 1992 through 1999 – only 106 vehicles ever came off the production line. Today, it’s believed that only 100 F1s still exist today.

Now if you happen to be one of the lucky souls with an F1 in your garage, you might be surprised to learn that if you go in to get it serviced, the workers there aren’t necessarily relying upon the world’s most high-tech equipment to get the job done.

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Tesla Autopilot Self-Driving Cars Sex

Warning: Sex and Tesla Autopilot do not mix

By on May 3, 2016 at 2:28 PM.

Warning: Sex and Tesla Autopilot do not mix

Once self-driving cars take over, you’ll be able to do plenty of other things while sitting behind the wheel and waiting to get to your destination. You could sleep, work, watch TV, and plenty more. However, one Canadian expert is concerned about one other distraction when driving in semi-autonomous and fully autonomous cars: Sex behind the wheel. More →

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Tesla Bioweapon Defense Mode

Watch Tesla’s ‘Bioweapon Defense Mode’ eliminate air pollution in seconds

By on May 3, 2016 at 1:01 PM.

Watch Tesla’s ‘Bioweapon Defense Mode’ eliminate air pollution in seconds

Tesla this week really seems intent on letting the world know about the “Bioweapon Defense Mode” feature it debuted on the Model X. In a blogpost published earlier this week, Tesla posted some interesting scientific data highlighting the effectiveness of its air filtration system.

As Tesla tells it, when a driver turns on the Bioweapon Defense Mode feature, the Model X’s air filter is 300 times more effective at filtering out bacteria, 700 times more effective at filtering smog and an impressive 800 times more effective at filtering out viruses.

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Tesla Model X Bioweapon Defense Mode Test

Tesla says Model X will let you ‘literally survive a military grade bio attack’

By on May 2, 2016 at 11:15 PM.

Tesla says Model X will let you ‘literally survive a military grade bio attack’

Is the Tesla Model X’s “Bioweapon Defense Mode” just a cheesy gimmick feature that the company added to the car to make it sound more futuristic? Tesla swears it isn’t, and it’s got some new data to prove it. In a blog post on Monday, Tesla said that it had recently conducted some tests on the Model X’s air filtration system and said the results show that “you can literally survive a military grade bio attack by sitting in your car.” More →

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Tesla Model 3

Elon Musk confirms Tesla Model 3 will have Ludicrous Mode

By on May 1, 2016 at 11:30 AM.

Elon Musk confirms Tesla Model 3 will have Ludicrous Mode

During Tesla’s Model 3 unveiling this past March, Elon Musk confidently boasted, “At Tesla, we don’t make slow cars.” And true to form, Tesla over the past few years has demonstrated a near obsession with speed. First, Tesla introduced Insane Mode, a feature which allowed a dual-motor Model S P85D go from 0-60 in just 3.2 seconds. Pushing the envelope even further, Tesla last year introduced a Ludicrous Mode which let a top of the line Model S go from 0 to 60 in just 2.8 seconds.

Hell, even Tesla’s crossover SUV – the Model X – is no slouch in the speed department as it can go from 0 to 60 in just 3.2 seconds when in Ludicrous Mode. Just recently, we highlighted a video showcasing a Model X being able to keep up with a Ferrari F430 in a drag race.

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Tesla Model 3 Ugly Design

Hidden design details that will make you want Tesla’s Model 3 even more

By on April 29, 2016 at 1:21 PM.

Hidden design details that will make you want Tesla’s Model 3 even more

Hundreds of thousands of Tesla fans have been throwing money at the company to buy its cheapest electric car yet, securing their place in line to purchase the Model 3. Many of them preordered the car even before Tesla revealed its design and specs. In the meantime, almost everything is known about the Model 3 at this point, but a new report reveals hidden design details that might make Tesla’s new Model 3 one of the best electric cars money can buy in any price range. At least, for the time being. More →

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Tesla Model X Production

Never-before-seen footage of Tesla’s Model S and Model X manufacturing process

By on April 29, 2016 at 12:02 PM.

Never-before-seen footage of Tesla’s Model S and Model X manufacturing process

While Tesla’s preoccupation with product secrecy is nowhere near as obsessive as Apple’s, the company over the past few years has become a bit more guarded about the happenings at its Fremont factory.

Over the past few months, however, Tesla has seemingly become a bit more willing to pull back the curtain of secrecy ever so slightly. This past February, for instance, Tesla allowed – for the first time in 5 years – a news crew to visit the factory where it manufactures the Model S and the Model X. Naturally, the crew managed to capture never before seen footage of Tesla’s Model X production line.

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Google Fiat Chrysler Self-Driving Cars

Google is trying to take its self-driving cars to the next level

By on April 28, 2016 at 9:02 PM.

Google is trying to take its self-driving cars to the next level

Google’s self-driving cars might be ready for mass consumption, a pair of reports this week have suggested. After Alphabet execs hinted that their autonomous driving technology is approaching its graduation from Google’s X “moonshots” division, a new rumor says that Google might already be in late-stage talks with Fiat Chrysler. More →

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