The Network Inside Tesla's Model S Is Just Like The One in Your House

The Tesla car company isn't shy about breaking from automotive standard practice, building fast, near-silent, sleek electric cars in a world where most vehicles still sip dinosaur juice. So it probably shouldn't surprise you to learn that the complex electronic infrastructure supporting the car's many sensors and… » 4/04/14 2:54pm 4/04/14 2:54pm

Elon Musk Is Building a Self-Driving Car Because Of Course He Is

Tesla is joining the race to build and sell the world's first self-driving car, and it plans to win. In an interview with the Financial Times this week, Elon Musk said he's working on building a car that can run on "auto-pilot" within three years. That would put Tesla way ahead of competition in typical Tesla fashion. » 9/18/13 10:02am 9/18/13 10:02am

Hyperloop Could Totally Work. But Will It Ever Happen?

As enamored as you are with the idea, your gut says that Elon Musk's Hyperloop is never going to happen. The good news is that the tech, according to experts we've talked to, is actually feasible. That bad news? That might not matter. Musk's plan is futuristic, beautiful, and sound. It just might be more ambitious… » 8/15/13 12:18pm 8/15/13 12:18pm

How One Inventor Secretly Built a Pneumatic Subway Under NYC

Yesterday afternoon, Elon Musk revealed his plans for a system that could revolutionize transit. This isn’t the first time a private entrepreneur has taken on transportation in America, though. In fact, another wealthy businessman and inventor named Alfred Ely Beach attempted to do the same thing in New York, in 1869.… » 8/13/13 2:22pm 8/13/13 2:22pm

We Need More Ideas as Crazy as Hyperloop

You know why I didn't like Elon Musk a few years ago? Because of PayPal. Because he seemed like a dilettante. Yet another Valley guy who was ignoring all the hard work and ingenuity that had gone into systems like infrastructure and space travel for the last fifty years; another nerd who thought every system was as… » 8/12/13 6:59pm 8/12/13 6:59pm

Our Hyperloop Liveblog Starts Right Right Now

In just a few minutes, Elon Musk will finally reveal his plans for the Hyperloop, a revolutionary transit system that's capable of getting you from downtown Los Angeles to downtown San Francisco in 30 minutes flat. At 5 pm, he'll hold a conference call to explain Hyperloop in detail. And we're going to liveblog the… » 8/12/13 4:15pm 8/12/13 4:15pm