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  • The last driver license holder Crunch Network

    The last driver license holder

    Say hello to Liam. He recently celebrated his first birthday. Not only is he a cutie, he is the last person to get a driver license. Impossible? Not in your lifetime? I don’t know if Liam will be the last person to get a driver license. It could be Sophia or Ethan. But one thing is certain: The last person to get a driver license is already born — the speed of technology… Read More

  • Tesla gets more than solar panels with offer to acquire SolarCity

    Tesla gets more than solar panels with offer to acquire SolarCity

    News of an offer from Tesla to acquire SolarCity came mostly unexpected to traders earlier this afternoon. In a rapid “knee-jerk” reaction, traders bid up SolarCity by 13 percent and sent Tesla tumbling down 12 percent. It is typical for the stock of an acquisition target to spike while the acquirer’s stock falls according to Michael Morosi of Avondale Partners. SolarCity… Read More

  • Elon Musk’s Tesla offers to acquire Elon Musk’s SolarCity for $2.8B

    Elon Musk’s Tesla offers to acquire Elon Musk’s SolarCity for $2.8B

    The great Elon Musk empire is uniting. Today his electric car and battery company Tesla announced its offer to acquire his solar panel installation company SolarCity. Together the companies could allow you to outfit your home with solar panels that power a giant battery for everything inside, as well as your electric car. The deal still has to be approved by SolarCity and its board. If it… Read More

  • Pearl Automation’s license plate cover puts a car backup camera on your phone

    Pearl Automation’s license plate cover puts a car backup camera on your phone

    Tesla may have created the notion that the tech in every car should be upgradable without buying a new car with its constant software updates — but there still aren’t many Tesla owners out there. In fact for many car owners it’ll be a pain or expensive to install new technology that you might find in a Tesla car, or even more modern cars, into an older car. That’s… Read More

  • How do you truly secure the connected car? Crunch Network

    How do you truly secure the connected car?

    We’ve become accustomed to staying connected whenever and wherever we are. All this connectivity is great, but it has also blinded us to the associated risks of being online at all times. Connected devices — especially smartphones — are vulnerable to cyber attacks, so security is of the upmost importance. Just a little further down the road is the next major connected device… Read More

  • Investment opportunities in the autonomous vehicle space Crunch Network

    Investment opportunities in the autonomous vehicle space

    As companies race to make autonomous vehicles a reality, investment activity in the space is heating up. The AV investment landscape is complex. It includes both hardware and software players; it features competitors ranging from early-stage startups to large publicly traded corporations. This article provides a primer for those interested in understanding and investing in the rapidly evolving… Read More

  • Tesla’s weird week

    Tesla’s weird week

    It’s been a weird few days for Tesla. In a span of just 72 hours, the Model S was accused of having major suspension issues, the NHTSA supposedly got involved, Tesla explained there is nothing wrong and the NHTSA isn’t actually investigating the issue and Elon Musk tweeted that the whole thing was a giant conspiracy. Woah. OK, let’s take a step back and dissect… Read More

  • 21 Elon Musk quotes that give us a glimpse inside his brain

    There is something magnetic about Elon Musk. A visionary, the CEO of two companies, and a builder of the future, Musk has a way of discussing highly complex topics; from space travel to the business of battery technology to the consequences of AI – with a clarity and optimism that make it easier to believe in a bright future.
    Here are some of the best bits from Musk’s… Read More

  • The trends driving electric vehicle development Crunch Network

    The trends driving electric vehicle development

    The recent unveiling of Tesla’s Model 3 resulted in the largest product pre-order in history. The fact that about 400,000 people paid $1,000 each for a car they will receive in 2018 is simply astounding. In addition to the $400 million wired to Tesla, this represents an order book of more than $15 billion dollars. In case you were not paying attention, something amazing just happened to… Read More

  • An open letter to Tesla and Google on driverless cars Crunch Network

    An open letter to Tesla and Google on driverless cars

    On February 14, 2016, Google had its first on-road accident). The fault lies entirely with Google, and we need to understand just how much this will impact our society. We’re about to enter a hybrid world where there will be human-controlled vehicles and algorithm-controlled vehicles on the road at the same time. With the reality of these conditions, Tesla and Google must consider… Read More

  • Tesla’s patent strategy opens the road to sustainability for transport and for itself Crunch Network

    Tesla’s patent strategy opens the road to sustainability for transport and for itself

    What makes Tesla unique? How about everything. Mention patents to most people and their eyes glaze over. Worse, they think of patent “trolls” that some say are harming American businesses. But everyone appreciates one fundamental fact: Patents, and intellectual property generally, mean value. Read More