A letter sent last month to U.S. transportation officials offers some insight into Apple’s plans for the growing self-driving vehicle market. The letter from Steve Kenner, director of product integrity at Apple, addresses the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy crafted by the Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration (NHTSA). “The company is […]
ELON MUSK IS VENTURING HEADFIRST INTO THE BATTERY BUSINESS. Elon Musk – the 44-year-old CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX (and the chairman of the solar energy provider SolarCity) is launching a new product line via his electric-car manufacturer – Large batteries that store energy in homes and even larger batteries that do the same […]
Apple is working on a car, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Mac maker kicked off a top-secret project to develop an electric car with a minivan aesthetic, per the WSJ’s sources, after CEO Tim Cook approved the project nearly a year ago. It includes “hundreds” of staffers and is led by Ford Motor […]
Tesla, the electric-car maker led by billionaire Elon Musk picked AT&T to provide high-speed wireless service to its vehicles, giving the carrier a boost in its effort to expand beyond mobile phones. All Tesla cars come equipped with AT&T network chips, which allow two-way connections for services such as roadside assistance and stolen-vehicle location, the […]
This video is amazing! If founder Elon Musk is right, Tesla Motors just might reinvent the American auto industry—with specialized robots building slick electric cars in a factory straight from the future. That’s where the battery-powered Model S is born.