Category: Technology Development

Musk says Tesla is open to supplying batteries and technology to competitors

In response to reports that German automakers are working feverishly to catch up to Tesla in the electric vehicle segment, Elon Musk tweeted that the U.S.-based EV maker that he helms is willing to help them close the gap. The Tesla CEO tweeted that the company is open to licensing software, supplying powertrains and batteries, and even sharing access to closely-held technologies like Autopilot.

This wouldn’t be the first time that Tesla

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Will & Jada Pinkett Smith Ran a School That Taught Scientology Methods to Young Kids

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Will and Jada Pinkett Smith may go down as one of the most fascinating Hollywood couples of all time. Just when you think you know everything about them, down to their four-year-old entanglements, you’re hit with another bombshell like this. When the Smiths were running a pre-K to sixth-grade school called New Village Leadership Academy, the curriculum was reportedly based on Scientology teaching methods like study technology, former staff now allege. Many of the teachers themselves were Scientologists, and posters of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard lined the walls, they say. Will and

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TSMC to build a $12 billion advanced semiconductor plant in Arizona with U.S. government support – TechCrunch

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest contract semiconductor foundry, said today that it plans to build an advanced chip foundry in Arizona with support from the state and the United States federal government.

The announcement follows a Wall Street Journal report earlier this week that White House officials were in talks with TSMC and Intel to build foundries in the U.S., as part of its effort to reduce reliance on chip factories in Asia. Based in Hsinchu, Taiwan, TSMC provides chip components for many of the world’s largest semiconductor companies and its U.S. clients include Apple and Qualcomm.

The

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Lotus To Open New Advanced Technology Center

The facility at the University of Warwick will welcome 130 engineers.

Lotus is continuing with its expansion in the UK by announcing that it will establish a new advanced technology center at the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne Campus. The facility will be home to Lotus’ consultancy division, Lotus Engineering, and represents a new partnership between Lotus and WMG (formerly Warwick Manufacturing Group) at the University of Warwick.

It comes after it added a new manufacturing site near to its existing headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk, and a new assembly hall right by its test track.

Lotus looking into the future:

“This

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Airbus’ self-flying plane just completed successful taxi, take-off, and landing tests, opening the door for fully autonomous flight

Airbus A350 Autonomous taxi, takeoff, and landing
Airbus A350 Autonomous taxi, takeoff, and landing

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  • Airbus just completed its Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off, and Landing project that saw one of its jets perform normally pilot-flown maneuvers entirely on its own.

  • The A350-1000 XWB acted as the testbed for the project in its role as Airbus’ flagship, with onboard cameras assisting the new technology.

  • The project’s successful completion opens the door for fully autonomous flights as autopilot already handles most of the functions while airborne. 

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The common belief with airplanes is that they fly themselves after take-off thanks to autopilot, and pilots

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