Elon Musk says the Model S can float well enough to be a boat

Model S Update - 2 The story goes that last week, a Tesla Model S drove through a flooded tunnel in Kazakhstan. It’s not clear in the video below if the car was actually floating, but that didn’t stop Elon Musk from taking to Twitter to turn the video into a bit of Tesla marketing.

We *def* don’t recommended this, but Model S floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time. Read More

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Elon Musk plans ‘Red Dragon’ Mars mission for as early as 2018

red dragon Somewhere, Elon Musk is bored; you can tell because he starts tweeting like crazy about colonizing the solar system. “Planning to send Dragon to Mars as soon as 2018,” SpaceX tweeted this morning, apropos of nothing. More details followed, in typical Musk style. Read More

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Elon Musk has an idea for autonomous transit vehicles but he’s being coy about it

Elon Musk Elon Musk has a plan to solve the traffic crisis in our cities. A vague, secret plan. He may not actually have a plan. But he did say something out loud in public about it, and he doesn’t usually do that unless he has at least kind of a plan. Read More

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Want To Work For Tesla? Elon Musk Turns To Twitter To Recruits Engineers

Elon Musk Elon Musk is looking for a few good engineers. The Tesla CEO took to Twitter tonight to announce Tesla is ramping up its autonomous vehicle division and needs some new talent. Oh, and he said he’s going to do some of the interviews, so there’s that too.
Ramping up the Autopilot software team at Tesla to achieve generalized full autonomy. If interested, contact… Read More

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Elon Musk Can’t Be That Afraid Of Robots, Check Out This Tesla Production Line

Elon Musk Elon Musk has warned us about robots taking over with the help of AI. He’s even donated money to make sure that it doesn’t happen. However, it sure does seem like Tesla relies on robots quite a bit, even if they’re not being primed to turn the company into Skynet.
At one point this year Musk referred to AI as “summoning the demons.” He says it’s still… Read More

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