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Lessons From The Greats: How Tesla And Under Armour Can Help You Build Your Startup

Innovation is the heart of any startup and gives it life. It comes in two forms: product innovation and creative design to interface with the market. Product innovation happens when you invent a new product for an existing market like Tesla, or reinvent an existing product like Under Armour. But no …

Under Armour

Volkswagen's 'revolutionary' electric concept car could steal the Paris Motor Show

Volkswagen is hyping up the electric concept car it's unveiling at the Paris Motor Show that kicks off October 1.<p>The German automaker said in a brief press release that "the concept car has the potential to make history with its completely new vehicle concept," adding that it's "as revolutionary as …

Here's everything we know about the Chinese Tesla killer

LeEco invested $1.8 billion to build an electric-car plant in eastern China with eventual annual production capacity of 400,000 cars in early August.<p>The company is also a strategic partner of electric-car startup Faraday Future, but LeEco unveiled its own electric concept car, the LeSEE, in …

VW to debut a new electric car with ~300 miles of range next month in Paris

As part of its new plan to build 2 to 3 million all-electric cars a year and unveil 30 new models by 2025, Volkswagen announced that they plan to debut one of these 30 new electric car models at the Paris Motor show next month.<p>VW CEO Hebert Diess confirmed the news in an interview with German …

Electric Vehicles

10 of the Weirdest Powertrain Layouts Ever Used In Cars

Strange, but wonderful.<p>Not every front-drive car has a transverse engine and not every rear drive car has the gearbox mounted right behind the engine. For a variety of reasons, automakers have developed all sorts of neat packaging solutions for their powertrains that buck convention. Here are ten …

Transformers 5's Barricade revealed as Ford Mustang cop car

Director Michael Bay has revealed a new vehicle mode for one of the giant robots in the fifth Transformers movie currently under filming,</i> …

Transportation technology will be the next Internet protocol

A communications test was performed in 1975 between Stanford and University College London for what was to become arguably the most important communication innovation of the 20th century: The Internet Protocol (IP). At its core, IP was focused on speed and simplicity. This required decentralization …

Carsharing

Tesla releases the details of its new referral program: custom wheels, Model X and more in prizes

Yesterday we reported on Tesla reactivating the referral links of Model S and X owners for another round of its referral program. Today, the automaker released the details and the prizes for referrers. Tesla confirmed that the program begins today May 30 and will run until July 15, 2016.<p>As we …

Tesla

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This startup could become the Tesla of electric motorcycles

Since 2007, the guys behind the California-based startup Alta Motors have been working to bring the ultimate enthusiast bike to the American market, and that product is just about here.<p>The company's first electric motorcycle, called the Redshift, is slated to begin deliveries this Fall and is …

Volkswagen turns to the Miller Cycle for improved efficiency

Manufacturers are leaving no stone unturned in the quest to improve the efficiency of their internal combustion engines. Just this week, we've seen a …

Engines

Solar startup M-KOPA leapfrogs Africa’s electricity grid

Jake Bright Contributor<p>Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Africa Roundup: Uber says it’s staying, Konga could be epic startup fail<br>• Harley Davidson’s EV debut could electrify the motorcycle industry<p>Across East Africa …

How Wave Energy Could Power Homes, Thanks to This Wavestar Sustainable Energy Machine

Harnessing the the ocean to produce usable power is the mission of alternative energy company Wavestar. The Denmark company has been working on its …

The Case For Transatlantic Undersea Trains

More than a decade ago, a couple of researchers briefly popularized the idea of constructing an undersea transatlantic maglev railroad that would link New York and London, Brussels, or Paris in just a few hours.<p>They were roundly attacked by naysayers who questioned the estimated nearly $200 billion …

Mercedes home batteries are a potential rival for Tesla’s Powerwall

The batteries developed for the high demands of all-electric Mercedes-Benz cars are finding a new application as in-home energy storage units. Sound familiar? Yeah, it’s a lot like the Tesla Powerwall.<p>Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG announced that the storage units are being manufactured by …

Clean Energy

Ferrari CEO drives a Tesla, promptly calls electric cars ‘obscene’

Relative to how fast things typically move in the auto industry (read: not fast at all), Tesla’s emergence as a forward-thinking and revolutionary …

Get ready for the mighty Mexico 1000

You join us in Ensenada, Mexico. Where, tomorrow morning, 200-ish cars, trucks, buggies, truggies, UTVs, bikes and pretty much anything else that …

‘Engagement deepens’: India, US to ink pact for military cooperation

India and the US on Tuesday inched closer to finalising a defence agreement for providing logistics to each other’s fighter planes, warships and …

Could You Be a Ferrari Engineer? Take Their Secret Interview Quiz

Hankering for a change of venue? Hungry for a diet of fine Italian cuisine? Like to work for one of the world’s most prestigious carmakers? You’re in luck because Ferrari is recruiting. But before throwing your graduation cap into this big-time ring, bone up with this quiz, which we understand is …

An Ancient and Proven Way to Improve Memorization; Go Ahead and Try It

In January, I devoted every walk from my home to the train to the contemplation of work details, hoping to improve my recall of them. That was my New Year’s resolution, and so far I’ve stuck to it.<p>In every one of those walks I was also retracing a memorization technique known to the ancients and …

Humanity

BMW "Manufacturing 4.0" - Changes of the FWD and RWD production

<i>Automotive News</i> reports on BMW’s plans to reorganize its global production network into factories that build only rear-wheel drive cars and others …

Uber seeking to buy self-driving cars: source

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Ride-hailing service Uber [UBER.UL] has sounded out car companies about placing a large order for self-driving cars, an auto industry source said on Friday.<p>An Uber car is seen parked with the driver's lunch left on the dashboard in Venice, Los Angeles, California, United …

Autonomous Cars

There may soon be another self-driving vehicle on the road, and it’s not a car

There may soon be another self-driving vehicle on the road, and it’s not a car.<p>A team of engineering students in India have come up with a driverless bicycle. Developed at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, the bike, called i-Bike, was designed with disabled riders in mind. But the …

Disability

Five men with one mission: Keep women in India safe

In India, a sexual assaultoccurs every 22.5 minutes.<p>It's a startling statistic from India's National Crime Records Bureau.<p>"The public doesn't read about most of these incidents in the newspapers," said Manik Mehta, cofounder of startup Leaf Wearables. "But this fact shook us to the core."<p>Mehta and …

India

Tesla rival Faraday Future invented its own power inverter, and it's just as cool as the FFZERO1

After debuting its FFZERO1 concept car at CES this year, Faraday Future is announcing it has patented a power converter that is built for efficiency.<p>The FF Echelon Inverter offers a “simpler, more straightforward design” that achieves 20-30 percent more power density, which transforms energy more …

Sorry, Tesla: The world’s fastest electric car is made in... Croatia?

Croatian carmaker Rimac Automobili apparently couldn't contain itself; it just pulled the digital veil off a car that the company claims is the …

F1 will start racing with partially closed cockpits in 2017

The FIA is still settling on the design<p>Formula One cars will have partially closed cockpits starting in 2017, confirming weeks of rumors about the change. The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, which runs the popular open-wheel racing series, announced the news today in a statement.<p>The …

What the Combination of Electric Cars and Software May Yield

NextEV’s Padmasree Warrior says the auto market is poised for an upheaval<p>Padmasree Warrior thinks the auto industry is starting to look a lot like the cellphone business just before the iPhone shook things up.<p>Ms. Warrior knows about industry shake-ups. She spent 23 years at Motorola Inc., leaving …

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is snapping pictures of something unlike anything it has encountered before

In December, the rover reached a new territory called Bagnold Dunes, which is rich with one of Mars' most iconic landscapes: dunes.<p>The Bagnold Dunes are on the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp, a mountain at the center of Gale Crater.<p>Now, the rover is scooping up samples of the grains and offering …