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When you think about the constraints that electric vehicles have charging time is a big one. I believe that it could be improved quite a bit through the tandem use of supercapacitors and batteries. Capacitors charge very quickly and batteries much slower. With the two working in parallel but linked circuits charging time could be greatly reduced and while driving the capacitors could also be used to capture breaking energy...

http://www.zdnet.com/article/why-this-startup-thinks-its-supercapacitor-tech-is-key-to-hybrid-electric-vehicles/?loc=newsletter_large_thumb_related&ftag=TRE6a12a91&bhid=27471899012985058584715013984507

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The changes we are going to see resulting from electric autonomous vehicle adoption are going to be staggering!! REALLY STAGGERING!!

Here is just one little snippet from the attached article:

"It has long been known that EVs are four times more efficient than petrol or diesel cars, which lose 80 per cent of their power in heat. What changes the equation is the advent of EV models with the acceleration and performance of a Lamborghini costing five or 10 times less to buy, and at least 10 times less to run."

http://business.financialpost.com/news/transportation/fossil-fuel-vehicles-will-vanish-in-8-years-in-twin-death-spiral-for-big-oil-and-big-autos-says-study-that-shocking-the-industry

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Thanks Jack

Dear Elon... it may be time to make an acquisition ...?

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Yes, why would you... in 2018 and beyond... 

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Great to see Germany start working on new laws that will help pave the way for autonomous driving.
I hope that the legal responsibilities can quickly come off of the "driver" because without this happening the driver is not really freed up to realize the benefits of autonomous driving. Ultimately being in a vehicle should be like being on a private aircraft, you can do what you want or need to do without the worry or legal responsibility to focus on what the vehicle is doing.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-autos-self-driving-idUSKBN1881HY

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The "cult of Tesla", is more about the belief in and optimism in technology and innovation than a blind trust in a cool new car. The owners 'get it' and applaud the fearless plan to get to a cool new future.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/elon-musk-and-the-cult-of-tesla-how-a-tech-startup-rattled-the-auto-industry-to-its-core/


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It is quite surprising how much you can actually learn about a technology just reading legal transcripts... I wonder if this lawsuit is going to have some unintended consequences for the companies. Other startups like CommaAI could benefit...


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Have you ever wondered just how many sensors are needed for autonomous driving? Here is a great illustration
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