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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Tesla Police Car Nearly Runs out of Power During Chase in California

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A Tesla Model S patrol car by the Fremont, California, police department ran low on battery power while engaged in a high-speed pursuit. The department said someone forgot to plug the vehicle into a charger.

According to officials, the patrol was pursuing a vehicle headed down to the South Bay when Tesla began to run low on battery power.

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The New Electric Turbine that Can Generate Two to Five Times the Torque of Motors

The Hunstable Electric Turbine by Linear Labs can boost the efficiency of EVs, scooters, and wind turbines.

A Texas-based startup, Linear Labs, claims that its innovative electric prototype can generate two to five times the torque of existing motors with the same-size package. Torque is the amount of work that a motor or engine produces.

Linear Labs’ motor boasts three times more power, 20 percent greater efficiency, less complex power trains, and no gearbox is required.

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Tesla Owner Implants RFID Chip to Turn her Arm into Key

A Tesla Model 3 owner “bio-hacked” her body and implanted a key card chip into her forearm to unlock and start her vehicle.

Amie DD, a software engineer with a background in game simulation and programming, recently released a video showing how she undertakes the ultimate hack: implanting the chip from inside her Model 3 valet key card into her arm.

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Man Pushes BMW into River: He Wanted a Jaguar for His Birthday

A young man in India pushed a BMW he received as a birthday gift into a river as he wanted a Jaguar instead.

The 22-year-old man, son of a prosperous local landowner, pushed a brand-new BMW into a river in Yamuna Nagar because he didn’t like the car he received as a birthday gift.

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Daimler and Bosch Get Approval to Test Driverless Valet Parking

Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, and Bosch, a global auto supplier, will start valet parking using autonomous driving technology

Daimler and Bosch received approval from local authorities in Stuttgart, Germany, to test an autonomous parking valet system, the companies announced this week.

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Mayor Halts Madrid Low-Emissions Zone Despite Its Success

The new mayor of Madrid has the city’s congestion pricing program stopped, even with early proof that it reduced traffic and pollution after it entered into force in November last year.

It is the first big European city to reverse the creation of a low-emission zone, a concept that has become more popular in recent years as the European Union seeks to apply new clean air restrictions across the entire continent. The move led thousands of citizens to protest in the streets of the city last week.

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Driving Tesla Produces More CO2 Than Diesel Cars, Study Says

The CO2 emissions of electric vehicles are higher than those of diesel cars, according to German researchers.

A study conducted by the Ifo, under the leadership of German physics professor Christoph Buchal has revealed that the electric vehicles might be creating a significant amount of CO2 emissions during their battery production and charging.

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