Rolls-Royce Unveils All-electric Plane Targeting World Record

British engineering company Rolls-Royce unveiled a plane it hopes will break the world record for the fastest all-electric aircraft.

The single-engine electric aircraft was presented on Thursday. Rolls-Royce says the plane will become the world’s fastest all-electric plane.

The white and blue single-passenger, zero-emissions ACCEL project plane was built as part of Accelerating the Electrification of Flight, an initiative to make electric aviation a commercial reality.

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A Swarovski Encrusted Rolls Royce Spotted in Edinburgh’s City Centre

The diamond-encrusted Rolls-Royce spotted in Edinburgh is actually a wedding hire.

It turns out the Swarovski encrusted Rolls-Royce spotted in Edinburgh a few days ago is for hire. The car covered in four million dazzling Swarovski crystals can be yours for a day.

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Ford is Recycling McDonald’s Coffee Waste into Car Parts

The material can also withstand heat better than the one Ford currently uses.

Ford Motor Company is trying to do its part to combat climate change by recycling old coffee waste from McDonald’s into car parts. The automaker giant will be taking food waste from the fast-food chain, redirecting it from a landfill to its laboratory, where the waste will be engineered into bioplastics, said from the automaker. In addition to reducing food waste, the process will make car parts lighter, use less petroleum, and also lower CO2 emissions.

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London’s Electric Buses Are Too Quiet, Will Emit a Fake Soothing Sound

Electric buses in London have an odd problem. They are too quiet, which will require them to play an artificial noise.

From next year, some of electric buses in London will play artificial noise while traveling at low speeds, and the specific sound that has been created for them is an ambient treat for the ears. The noise was created by Zelig Sound, a recording studio in London, which has been working with Transport for London on the audio over the past year.

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The Race to Mars: China Successfully Launches Powerful March 5 Rocket

China launched a test of the world’s most powerful rocket in a major step towards its goal of sending a man to Mars in 2020.

Friday, a Long March 5 Yaosan rocket was successfully launched from Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China’s Hainan Province. The heavy-lift Long March 5 rocket carrying a Shijian 20 test satellite payload was launched at 12:45 GMT and the satellite was sent into its planned orbit 33 minutes later, according to Chinese news agency Xinhua.

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Deposits for Electric Flying Cars Returned after Prototypes Caught Fire

Customers who ordered electric flying cars from Google founder Larry Page’s company have had their deposits returned after prototypes were set on fire.

Employee safety concerns over the prototype, including fires related to batteries, were reportedly ignored by the company.

The secretive electric flying aircraft maker Kitty Hawk backed by Google co-founder Larry Page has refunded deposits to customers after the incident with the prototypes that caught fire. 

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The ‘Unbreakable’ Windows of Cybertruck Cracked. Two Days Later Tesla Cybertruck Reservations Hit 146,000

Elon Musk unveiled Cybertruck and its bulletproof window was smashed by a metal ball.

Nine years after sharing his plan for a “super truck” with “crazy torque” and “dynamic air suspension” that “corners like it is on rails,” Tesla CEO revealed the long-awaited vehicle on Livestream and in front of an audience at its Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, outside Los Angeles. The Cybertruck looks nothing like any pickup truck you have ever seen.

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Tesla to Unveil its ‘Cybertruck’ Electric Pickup on November 21st

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the all-electric Cybertruck will be unveiled on November 21 at an event in Los Angeles.

The date just so happens to coincide with the Auto Show in Los Angeles. However, this is a Tesla event and not associated with the LA auto show.

Musk has been talking about producing an all-electric pickup truck for years. In December, Musk said that Tesla might unveil its prototype in 2019. Musk hoped to unveil the truck this summer, but it had to be pushed back to fall.

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Tesla Batteries Investigated for Possible Defects

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating why Tesla vehicles have spontaneously burst into flames.

The federal agency has launched an investigation possible battery defects in Tesla sedans and SUVs and the possibility that battery defects may have caused a number of cars to burst into flames.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent a letter, dated October 24, to Al Prescott, Tesla’s deputy general counsel, telling that it is evaluating a petition to investigate defects in battery software updates in Model S and Model X vehicles made between 2012 and 2019. In the letter, the company was also asked for an accounting of software updates to the battery management system as well as other documents, including consumer complaints and any reports related to the fire incidents in response to an “alarming number of car fires that have occurred worldwide.”

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Are The Drones Coming?

Automated drones that deliver packages in your yards are no longer science fiction. 2019 has marked the beginning of a number of drone delivery tests countrywide.  Alphabet Inc.’s, Wing and Uber Technologies Inc. have started the most advanced trials of drone delivery in U.S. history and United Parcel Service has recently received federal approval to operate a fleet of drones.

Flying robots will definitely drop packages to your doorsteps soon. According to experts, large scale drone delivery operations will take a short time to realize. Sales of drones for commercial purposes are expected to grow steadily and the number is estimated to go from 600,000 in 2016 to about 2.7 million in 2020.

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