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businessTesla Model S and Model 3 dominate the large, small and midsize US luxury car category

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The Tesla Model S had 6730 sales in the first quarter of 2018, which was more than the second and third place luxury car sales combined. The Tesla Model S was 34% of all luxury car sales in the USA. …

carsTesla 3 production is around 2400 per week

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Bloomberg estimate is that Tesla has manufactured 14,357 Model 3s so far and is now building approximately 2,394 a week. Tesla did not reach its goal of producing 2,500 Model 3 per week during the first three months of 2018. …

carsElon Musk sleeping at the Gigafactory and directly in charge of Model 3 production

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Tesla made just under 9,800 Model 3s from January through March. That’s four times what it made in the fourth quarter. But it’s still only a fraction of the 20,000 per month that CEO Elon Musk promised when Tesla first …

carsBloomberg indicates Telsa model 3 production at 1026 per week

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Bloomberg estimates the number of Telsa 3 being built by the number of Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) that are registered. Telsa had a 2,500 a week target by March 31, 2018. Tesla had pushed a 5,000 a week target back …

carsTesla Electric Semi has about 300 pre-orders

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Fedex has placed a reservation for 20 Tesla Semi trucks. The fully-electric trucks, which are scheduled to begin production in 2019, will be operated by FedEx Freight, its less-than-truckload unit. Company number of Telsa Semis reserved UPS 125 Sysco (food …

alibabaAlibaba Robotic car vending machine is 5 stories tall

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and US carmaker Ford have unveiled an unstaffed car vending machine that is 5 stories tall in China’s southern city Guangzhou. The machine stands about five-storeys tall and contains 42 cars, of various models, including …

agricultureUS-China in early stages of trade war

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Donald Trump slapped tariffs on at least $50 billion in Chinese imports. China has said that they will retaliate. China announced a 25 percent levy on U.S. pork imports — a heavy blow to Iowa, the top pork-producing state and …

carsTesla has vastly improved the self-driving autopilot software

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Tesla’s latest Autopilot update (v8.1 2018.10.4) is the biggest improvement to the Autopilot 2.0 suite since it was introduced. * improved vehicles’ lane-keeping capabilities * smooth lane changing * handles adverse weather and road conditions AP 2.0 hardware includes 8 …

carsRise of robots and automation

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The automation of production is accelerating around the world: 74 robot units per 10,000 employees is the new average of global robot density in the manufacturing industries (2015: 66 units). By regions, the average robot density in Europe is 99 …

businessUber self-driving trucks making deliveries across Arizona since November

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Uber has been sending self-driving trucks on delivery runs across Arizona since November. . After testing its technology earlier in 2017, Uber began contracting with trucking companies to use its own autonomous Volvo big rigs to take overloads as they …