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    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Tesla has patented a new “tabless” battery cell design that it says improves on existing designs. It's way more important than it sounds, says Elon Musk. "There’s nothing wrong with tab technology, but streamlining battery designs to remove them could save a lot of time, materials, and money...
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    Hackers Can Hijack Cars with Alarm Apps

    Security researchers from Pen Test Partners claim they've found serious security vulnerabilities in high end car alarm services from Viper and Pandora. In a quick demonstration, the researchers showed an potential attacker could pull up behind a moving vehicle with one of the commercial security...
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    Consumer Reports Pulls Tesla Model 3 Recommendation Again

    Consumer Reports has a complicated history with the Tesla. The Model S an X weren't exactly loved by the nonprofit testing organization, and Consumer Reports pulled their recommendation for the Model 3 last year after it found serious braking issues with the Model 3. In a remarkable...
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    Cars in China Transmit Location Data to the Government

    A report by AP claims that automobiles from over 200 manufacturers transmit location data to the Chinese government. Tesla, Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Nissan, Mitsubishi, and NIO are among the manufacturers in the list, and AP says it generally "happens without car owners'...
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    Tesla Opens 10,000th Supercharger

    It is reported that Tesla has opened it's 10,000th supercharger station, in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. The Supercharger program started in late 2012, starting with just six Superchargers in California. Very impressive, but the expansion also highlights the holes in the map even more. And don't...
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    Computer Glitch Creates World's Fastest Car

    A Belgian motorist has inadvertently become the test driver for the new fastest car.......in the world. In a small a small Belgian town on the French border, the unnamed motorist received a ticket in the mail from a speed camera, stating that his Opel Astra was clocked at 696 km/h, or 439mph...
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    Vehicle Embedded Data Collection Helping The Repo Man

    ZD Net is reporting that a company called ERM Advanced Telematics is looking to provide Buy Here Pay Here dealerships with the tools to help repossess vehicles. Using their new "Parking Habits" service, sensors and software are embedded into StarLink tracking units can show where, and how long a...
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    Electric Cars Likely Won't Save You Money

    While electric cars have a lot of benefits, cost probably isn't one of them. In an article on Phys, they go into the math of buying and owning a Nissan Leaf vs. a Honda Civic, and the results really aren't that shocking. While the Leaf costs almost half as much as the Civic in fuel, and slightly...
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    New System Could Prevent Motion Sickness in Self-Driving Cars

    The University of Michigan has patented a new system that could prevent motion sickness while riding in self-driving cars. the article states that the main cause of motion sickness is a conflict between vestibular and visual inputs when not watching the road while in a moving vehicle. And there...
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    2018 Camry Using Open-Source Linux Infotainment

    Toyota has announced that as an option for the 2018 Camry, you can get "Automotive Grade Linux" as the backbone of the Infotainment system. Toyota is still using Entune branding, with AGL 3.0 forming the base for its latest Entune 3.0 system in the Camry. This could be pretty interesting in my...
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