Hyperloop One test bodes well for transit's fast future

May 12, 2016

Hyperloop One test bodes well for transit's fast future

The possible future of transit zipped along a short track in the desert outside Las Vegas on Wednesday before sliding to a stop in a bed of sand, sending up a tan wave. Hyperloop One, a startup hoping to revolutionize transport systems, held its ...

Dec 12, 2015

Top IT executives pour $1 billion into artificial intelligence startup

Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk and other prominent tech executives are pouring $1 billion into a nonprofit aimed at creating artificial intelligence that augments humans’ capabilities, rather than making them obsolete. The effort announced Friday, called OpenAI, joins significant investments from ...

Tesla adds powerful 'Ludicrous Mode' to already-fast Model S

Jul 18, 2015

Tesla adds powerful 'Ludicrous Mode' to already-fast Model S

Tesla Motors is adding a powerful “Ludicrous Mode” to high-performance versions of its Model S electric car. CEO Elon Musk said Friday that the upgrade will cost $10,000 for new buyers of the Model S, whose base price is $70,000. Current Model S owners ...

With solar battery plan, Tesla CEO eyes energy revolution

| May 2, 2015

With solar battery plan, Tesla CEO eyes energy revolution

Never lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market. The CEO of electric car maker Tesla Motors hopes to park hundreds of millions of large, solar panel-connected batteries in homes and businesses so the world can disconnect from ...

Jan 14, 2015

Tesla to boost output to 'a few million' cars by 2025

Tesla Motors Inc. plans to boost production of electric cars to “at least a few million a year” by 2025 from fewer than 40,000 last year, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said Tuesday. Speaking at an industry conference in Detroit, Musk said Tesla may ...