The Tesla Model 3 should have a heads-up display

The Tesla Model 3 should have a heads-up display

How many drivers are going to end up retrofitting their new Model 3s with bad substitute HUDs, like Navdy, to make up for Tesla’s HUD disposal. (Sorry, Navdy.) Photo: Tesla Current Tesla owners are often seen as tech-obsessed and on the cutting edge …
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Automatic: Connected Car Adapter, Engine Diagnostics, And Crash Detection, Compatible with Amazon Echo
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Techstick New 5.8 inch S7 HUD Head Up Display with OBD2 Interface Plug Play KM/h MPH Speeding Warning Combine OBD & GPS System Freely Switch
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Diageng Low Profile Right/Left Angle OBD 2 II Extension with Flat Ribbon Cable 3’/1m
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Swift Creator Chris Lattner Quits Tesla After Only Six Months in the Job

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Swift creator Chris Lattner, who left Apple to become vice president of Tesla’s autopilot program, has parted ways with the electric car maker after just six months in the job.

“Chris just wasn’t the right fit for Tesla, and we’ve decided to make a change,” Tesla said Tuesday, according to The Wall Street Journal. Lattner followed Tesla’s statement with a post on his Twitter account announcing his interest in available roles for a “seasoned engineering leader”.

The parting of ways will co…
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Tesla Model 3 Gets Blocky Design Via Minecraft – Video

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Tesla Model 3 Gets Blocky Design Via Minecraft – Video

Minecraft studio Block built a bricky Tesla Model 3 inside the super popular video game, but it’s not available for download by others just yet. Brandon Relph, 16, and Florian Funke, 19, are both co-CEOs for the GoCreative Group, parent company of …
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Minecraft Mini Figure Collector Case
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LEGO Minecraft The Iron Golem 21123
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What People Don’t Get About Tesla

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Tesla is like Apple in that it represents a revolution in thinking. Although everyone seems to focus on the electric power plant, that is really a small part of the Tesla revolution, and I’m convinced that if Musk were to launch an almost-identical company but with gas engines, it would cut through the market like a hot knife through butter. In terms of volume, the electric part isn’t as much a sales accelerant as it is an impediment. Although Tesla’s valuation exceeds GM and Ford at times, old-time car company executives believe it will fail….
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This Tesla Totally Sucks

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Literally! The Tesla T1 concept, designed for electric Le Mans racing of the future, has wicked styling. However, it’s what’s in the wheels that makes it special.

The design of each free-standing wheel is strictly based on the Gorlov wind turbine concept which allows air to be channeled from any angle. This eolic system was integrated to provide an independent air suction turbine in each of the four wheels. This canalizes the air through ducts leading to a l…
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Self Driving Cars Continue to Be Developed, But May Still Be Decades Away

Self-driving cars. The term brings several things to the minds of people involved with developing them, making rules to ensure safety, those of who wish to purchase them, and to everyone else who will be sharing the roads with them and wonder what their ramifications may be. Many people no doubt wonder what the future of self-driving cars will be and whether they will become fully autonomous. Will a driver simply get in the car and let it get them where he/she wants to go? All the time, in all weather conditions? The car will make all the decisions driven by complicated computer algorithms, GPS, and a multitude of sensors.

However, private autonomous cars are a long way off, good news for people who like to have some control over where they’re going and how they want to get there. Driverless Future noted that the first users of such vehicles are more likely to be fleet owners, taxi companies, and bus operators who will get the benefits of lower servicing costs and operate on largely pre-set routes that can be easily programmed into vehicles.

Technology and Development

Self-driving cars will revolutionize the way people spend their time. Rather than worrying about checking your social feeds, taking calls, and answering emails during a morning commute, people will be able to do all this just as they would on their couch, without the dangers of distracted driving. Therefore, more time can be dedicated to tasks that usually cannot be performed while driving, making us even more efficient.

Most companies are still in the design stages of these vehicles. Tesla stands out as the furthest along in the process, as the company is rolling out testing on the second version of the software behind this new technology. The Palo Alto company seems to be running out in the forefront despite concerns and questions from skeptics.

The main technical difficulties are that mapping, algorithms to cope with snow, ice, and rain and the necessity to program cars that can drive anywhere in the world make it all but impossible to have private fully autonomous cars on the roads anytime soon. They could be decades away if we ever see them at all. There are other issues with social implications which are now beginning to occupy the minds of developers of self-driving vehicles along with insurance costs and ethical considerations.

An Insurance Nightmare

Regarding insurance issues, many have raised the issue of who would be responsible for damages in an accident involving a self-driving vehicles. The driver would be the most likely to be held responsible, but there are issues nevertheless that are yet to be resolved. Two big issues are when the vehicle would hand control the car back to the driver and why, and the likelihood of a glitch in a program which would affect all vehicles made using it (different manufacturers would use different parameters as well to further complicate things.) This would lead the courts to be the ultimate arbiters of fault, and it could take some years before these legal matters are sorted out one way or the other. Let’s say that for the foreseeable future the driver of the car will be one responsible for its safe operation.

The Moral Dilemma

Social implications were raised by The Washington Post when they questioned how long society would tolerate self-driving cars when they become responsible for taking a human life. Policy makers in Washington have begun addressing this and it remains an issue that will without a doubt be addressed elsewhere. Will we extend cars the same leeway we give to people who cause fatalities while driving? We tend to forgive people easily, and the question is will we forgive mechanical devices too? Potential advances in AI only make this more complicated.

These questions will continue to be looked at and addressed into the future as self-driving cars continue to be developed and become an increasing presence on roads of the world. They are here and they are here to stay.