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batteriesTesla Model Y Will Hold Seven Passengers

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The Tesla Model Y will have three rows of seats and hold seven passengers. Each second-row seat folds flat independently, creating flexible storage for skis, furniture, luggage and more. The liftgate opens to a low trunk floor that makes loading …

artificial intelligenceAI Chips for Self Driving Cars Will a Be $10 Billion Market by 2024

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Wave Computing AI-enabled MIPS chips will support 80% of the self-driving and advanced driver assisted systems. The Automotive Artificial Intelligence Market is expected to reach over $10 Billion by 2024 with a CAGR of over 35 percent. Wave has a …

carsTesla Will Unveil Model Y March 14

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Elon Musk has tweeted that Tesla will unveil the Model Y on Marhc 14. The Model Y will be 10% bigger than the Model 3. It will be a SUV-crossover vehicle. It will cost 10% more than the Model 3. …

carsNIO Builds Luxury Electric SUVs and Sells a Luxury Lifestyle

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NIO sells luxury electric SUVs in China for about US$60,000 each. NIO is at the intersection of several high growth markets in China. The high-growth markets are electric cars, luxury goods and a segment of very rich people. NIO provides …

amazonRivian Will Make Electric Amazon Delivery Trucks

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Amazon has led a $700 million investment in electric truck and electric SUV company, Rivian. Amazon and Rivian will develop Amazon delivery vehicles and build out its logistics network. General Motors might also invest in Rivian. Rivian’s CEO R.J. Scaringe …

artificial intelligenceTesla AI Chip Claimed to be Twenty Times Faster than Nvidia

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Elon Musk indicates that a new Tesla AI chip is twenty times faster than Nvidia GPUs for AI. Tesla has a patent for an accelerated mathematical engine for performing complex convolution operations based on matrix multiply operations. Elon Musk indicates …

businessAround 100 Million Vehicles Will be Sold in 2019 and Bring Vehicles in Use to About 1.5 Billion

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There will be around 100 million cars, light vehicles truck and buses sold in 2019, which will bring the total vehicles in use in the world to around 1.5 billion. SUVs are over one-third of the car sales. Here is …

carsSelf-driving Cars, Traffic and Parking Problems

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Self-driving cars should be able to solve traffic and parking problems. However, this requires that most self-driving cars are used with ride-sharing to maximize the useful rides per car and to reduce the amount of parking that is needed. Adam …

batteriesTesla Patents a Better Battery System

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Low-cost batteries are critical to Tesla’s main products of electric cars and battery storage systems. Tesla has patented a new battery system. The patent describes a new battery cell chemistry that will have faster charging and discharging, better longevity, and …

batteriesElon Musk Says There is No Agreement for Batteries in China With Tianjin Lishen

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There was a report that Tesla had signed up Tianjin Lishen as a battery supplier but Elon Musk said this is not true. Tesla is looking to expand its battery supplier base outside of Panasonic, which has supplied the cells …