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Tesla’s Electric Vehicle Technology, Explained (Video)

Tesla’s Electric Vehicle Technology, Explained (Video)

Originally published on EV Annex . By Charles Morris We Teslaphiles are familiar with the cool attributes of electric vehicles – the instant torque, the greater efficiency, the regenerative braking – but how many of us really understand how all that stuff works? Anyone who’d like a little deeper understanding of the workings of an electric powertrain, without going to …

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Book Preview: The Tesla Revolution — Why Big Oil Has Lost The Energy War

Book Preview: The Tesla Revolution — Why Big Oil Has Lost The Energy War

Originally published on EV Annex . By Charles Morris Everybody seems to be piling on the poor oil barons these days. Just as Tony Seba’s latest paper predicting the doom of the industry is making the rounds, a new book explains their predicament from an even more Tesla-centric perspective. Above: A new book explores Tesla and its potential impact on …

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Andrew Ng announces Deeplearning.ai, his new venture after leaving Baidu

Andrew Ng announces Deeplearning.ai, his new venture after leaving Baidu

Andrew Ng, the former chief scientist of Baidu, announced his next venture, Deeplearning.ai , with only a logo, a domain name and a footnote pointing to an August launch date. In an interesting twist, the Deeplearning.ai domain name appears to be registered to Baidu’s Sunnyvale AI research campus — the same office Ng would have worked out of as an …

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The best hybrid cars save fuel without sacrificing fun

The best hybrid cars save fuel without sacrificing fun

From novel curiosities to an integrated part of the automotive mainstream, hybrid cars have come a long way. That means there are more choices than ever, and that buyers don’t have to give up things like comfort, practicality, or even performance just to have the best fuel economy. There’s no need to buy a good hybrid that isn’t also a …

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Pulling Out Of Car Ownership

Pulling Out Of Car Ownership

An Uber driverless car waits in traffic during a test drive in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP) Is car ownership going the way of the horse and buggy? We’ll look at how ride sharing and driverless cars are turning the way we move. One thing about Americans – they own cars, right? Well, maybe not for long. The U.S. auto industry …

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Under mounting pressure, Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO

Under mounting pressure, Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO

In the wake of founder Travis Kalanick’s resignation, the company will be intent on steering a steadier course free of controversy that could hurt its reputation. Update: According to new reports, an internal Uber petition to reinstate former CEO Travis Kalanick has garnered more than 1,000 signatures. Uber founder Travis Kalanick has resigned as CEO of the ridesharing company. Kalanick …

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Elaphe Propulsion Technologies Show Off High-Performance In-Wheel Motors

Elaphe Propulsion Technologies Show Off High-Performance In-Wheel Motors

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Elaphe Propulsion Technologies Ltd. (ELAPHE), a technology company & leading developer and supplier of in-wheel electric propulsion for battery-electric vehicles, announced today a working demonstrator vehicle believed to be the most performant in-wheel-powered car ever, powered by one of the most powerful in-wheel direct-drives in the world. Elaphe L1500 high-performance direct-drive in-wheel electric …

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GE Is Developing the World’s Largest Laser-Powered 3D Metal Printer

The laser additive manufacturing process uses a laser beam to make an object out of powdered metal. he world of 3D printing is about to be shaken by a new titan. Reports from this week’s Paris Air Show buzzed about the imminent arrival of the world’s largest laser-powered 3D printer that prints in metal. Developed by General Electric’s spinoff division …

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New York City Experiments With How to Dial Down the Noise With Tech

New York City Experiments With How to Dial Down the Noise With Tech

Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images Car horns, sirens, drilling, jet overflights, and restaurants where diners have to yell to be heard — New York is one of the loudest cities in the world. But America’s most populous metropolis, known as "The City That Never Sleeps," has launched a unique experiment seeking to provide New York with the technology to …

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School District Studies Energy Saving Projects — Estimates Range From $640,000 to $1.3 Million

School District Studies Energy Saving Projects — Estimates Range From $640,000 to $1.3 Million

The Union R-XI School Board is looking at its first potential project aimed at cutting the district’s energy costs. If approved, the projects would be the first energy savings measures since the district began its partnership with St. Louis-based company Control Technology Solutions (CTS). Superintendent Steve Weinhold and Assistant Superintendent Mike Mabe presented several options for consideration ranging in coverage …

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