CEO Elon Musk showed off more details on the new Raptor engine that SpaceX hopes will power their Starship Super Heavy rocket system to Mars.
Shortly after the
first operationalized Raptor had been shipped to McGregor, Texas for its first
full-scale static fire tests, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk posted the first official
photos of the “radically redesigned” engine preparing for its critical debut
test fire in Texas.
one-of-a-kind ship, Mr. Steven, has begun its 5,000-mile trek to Florida.
SpaceX unique marine vessel, dubbed Mr. Steven, is fitted with four long arms and a net designed to catch plummeting rocket nose cones. It made its debut in February, 2018 and called the Port of Los Angeles, California, home until last week. It currently has a new destination: Port Canaveral, where it will support Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launches from nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Kennedy Space Center.
Michigan has just joined a short list of states by approving digital license plates.
state’s legislature passed a law Thursday allowing the plates, which are high-tech
alternative to their metal counterparts. They are digital screens mounted onto
a frame that in many ways resemble the traditional car license plates. The
plates are actually wireless LTE devices and come with wireless communications
systems and computer chips that make it easier to update them with new
Tesla is making its Model
3 the target of a hacking competition in Vancouver in an effort to improve its
Tesla’s Model 3 sedan will be the focus at Pwn2Own, one of the biggest events in competitive security research that invites hackers to legally test the integrity of widely used programs.
The event gathers hackers from all over the world. They can
show off their skills, try to break and compromise an array of products and
earn money by finding new vulnerabilities in widely used programs. This year,
there will be a new target on the list: a Tesla Model 3. The car will also be
awarded as a prize to the single winner in the automotive hack category.
Over the past 4 years,
Tesla has been operating a bug bounty program that encourages hackers to expose
vulnerabilities in exchange for payment, a practice that has since been adopted
by General Motors and Fiat Chrysler. According to sources familiar with
the effort, the company has given away hundreds of thousands in rewards to
researchers who reported vulnerabilities in its systems.
Tesla has also been a popular target for hackers. Three years ago, hackers were able to take control of instrument cluster and information display in a Model S, although no automotive functions were affected.
Going for a walk? You might be risking your life by just taking a walk
down a Florida street.
Nine of the 20 ranked as the deadliest U.S. cities for pedestrians are in Florida, with Orlando listed as least safe with Daytona Beach falling not far behind at number 2, and the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metropolis ranked 14th, according to the 2019 “Dangerous By Design” study from Smart Growth Americaand National Complete Streets Coalition. The study uses a measure called PDI, or “Pedestrian Danger Index,” to determine which cities are most hazardous for pedestrians in the United States.
In total, nine Florida regions were among 20
U.S. metro areas deemed the deadliest for pedestrians. The top six most
dangerous areas for pedestrians are located in Florida, according to the study.
Aston Martin wants
to take advantage of the growing interest in classic cars and as the government
says they are too polluting, Aston will fit them with batteries.
The British automaker announced this week that it developed an electric conversion technology and is starting a “Heritage EV” program where owners of classic Aston Martins can have their cars converted to an all-electric powertrain.
The BBJ 777- a tycoon’s palace in the sky with five-star bedroom suites, gold furniture, cinema, and even own Turkish bath.
Boeing has released images of three design concepts that could be used inside its groundbreaking new 777X jets – unprecedented luxury on board that includes master suites, stylish interior design, and spacious living space.
The luxury private plane was shown at the Middle East Business Aviation Association Show in Dubai on Monday. Stunning pictures show inside the £300 million Boeing private airliner featuring plush bedrooms, futuristic style shower pods, and lavish dining rooms. Three interior design concepts were unveiled- from Greenpoint Technologies, Jet Aviation, and Unique Aircraft Design. Continue reading →
Theresa May gets locked in her limo.
UK’s May was briefly trapped in her car on Tuesday, in an unfortunate metaphor for Brexit. The back door of Theresa May’s car wouldn’t open, ahead of her meeting with Angela Merkel. The Prime Minister had just arrived in Berlin for a meeting with German Chancellor, to discuss the Northern Ireland backstop.
But on her arrival, aides struggled to open the back door of her car, lacking a unilateral mechanism to exit from the vehicle. May found herself desperately attempting to make an exit, much like her current Brexit negotiations with the EU. Continue reading →
Self-driving suite will ferry guests from place to place. Drones will deliver room service through the sunroof.
Toronto-based Aprilli Design Studio has designed a hotel suite housed within a self-driving vehicle.
The battery-powered hotel-room-on-wheels is equipped with the basic sleeping, working, and washroom facilities that ‘allow the guests to use their travel time more efficiently and productively’.
Renderings reveal how the robotic hotel includes panoramic windows, a double bed, a desk area, a shower room and a retractable roof where room service can be dropped off via drones. Continue reading →