Tesla or BMW

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November 8th, 2013 at 6:39:16 AM permalink
aceofspades
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November 8th, 2013 at 1:07:23 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Autopilot, not "self driving" Teslas

It's an interesting distinction made her by Elon Musk. From a legal standpoint what if the driver falls asleep while his Tesla is on autopilot from NYC to Miami and has an accident. At the same time what if the autopilot alerts the driver to a situation requiring him to personally handle, but the driver has a terrible accident because he took over and made the wrong decision. Also will "Tesla baiting" become a hobby of rednecks, as they drive their pickups close enough to Teslas to make alarms go off.
November 8th, 2013 at 2:27:08 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Pacomartin
It's an interesting distinction made her by Elon Musk. From a legal standpoint what if the driver falls asleep while his Tesla is on autopilot from NYC to Miami and has an accident. At the same time what if the autopilot alerts the driver to a situation requiring him to personally handle, but the driver has a terrible accident because he took over and made the wrong decision.


Commercial pilots have been dealing with that for decades.
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November 8th, 2013 at 3:55:52 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Nareed
Commercial pilots have been dealing with that for decades.

True, but commercial pilots have a co-pilot who can nudge them if they are falling asleep.

You know Tesla's could rejuvenate the ferry business. Some of these ferries in San Francisco bay take 25 minutes to make the crossing. If you could charge a Tesla in those 25 minutes, the commuter would gladly take the ferry home since he would be killing two birds in the same 25 minutes.
November 9th, 2013 at 7:31:23 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Third Tesla caught fire... govt. sniffing around.

"Stray" wifi energy now being harnessed to charge batteries. No real need to find a battery swapping station though they may well exist. Ask people with Rvs and electric cars now... they often simply plug in to a motel's exterior outlet for a few hours. By the time anyone notices it, ... they are usually fully topped off anyway.

Coffee shops provide dog biscuits and dog watering bowls in Seattle or they don't survive. Its probably going to be the same way with some businesses there and Tesla Charging Stations. I can just see a grocery store chain getting rich on offering cooking lessons, children's hour, in-store demonstrators and by the way, while all this is going on, your battery is automatically being charged while you drink your latter and read your morning newspaper.

Solar trickle into battery.
April 4th, 2017 at 4:07:15 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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At the close of trading Tesla had a market value of $49bn (£38bn), compared with Ford's value of $46bn.


Tesla's sales are growing fast they are still a fraction of Ford's, which sold almost 6.7 million vehicles in 2016. Tesla delivered 76,000 electric cars last year.

Tesla's shares rose on Monday after the company announced record vehicle deliveries in the first three months of the year. Tesla delivered 25,000 vehicles so far in 2017.
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