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tesla goes open source
2014-06-14 04:17:13

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When founding a company intent on becoming a brand leader in electronic automobile production, it was no mistake that Elon Musk, the visionary behind the now-ubiquitous online payment clearinghouse PayPal and private space consortium SpaceX, named his company after Nikola Tesla, a man whom many regard as the father of electricity. In fact, presenting Tesla with an award, the Vice President of the Institute of Electrical Engineers...

Tesla Shares Smolder As Third Car Ignites In Flames
2013-11-09 05:47:54

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tesla Motors is reporting a third Model S electric car has caught fire in the past six weeks, which may be smoldering the company's market shares. The incident has also sparked a formal investigation by US safety regulators. The most recent fire was in a Tesla Model S electric car that caught fire after a highway accident on Interstate 24 in Smyrna, Tennessee on Wednesday. A highway patrolman said the car ran over a tow hitch, which hit...

Forget Google Glass! Search Engine Discusses Driverless Cars With Tesla
2013-05-07 15:07:11

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Elon Musk, the billionaire behind Tesla Motors and space exploration company SpaceX, has told Bloomberg that his car company is considering adding a driverless model to their lineup and has been discussing such possibilities with Google. Google has been working on their own version of a driverless car since 2011 and has even been allowing some of their top executives to be driven to work in these autopilot automobiles. Though...

2009-01-14 07:41:47

Tesla Motors Inc. has secured a deal with Daimler AG to supply batteries and chargers for Daimler's new electric Smart car, which is expected to be released in late 2010. According to Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla, the company will supply battery packs for 1,000 vehicles, and believes the number could greatly increase. Daimler's new electric Smart car will be released in select markets in late 2010 and is expected to swing into full production by 2012. Tesla hopes to work out similar...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'