Tesla’s Autopilot technology is still in its infancy, but for those who have ever wondered exactly what it sees on the road, this short video should answer that question. Put simply, we see a few driving scenarios that show how it annotates the world, whether it be the typical boxes that indicate different objects in the world or the vehicle’s speed as well as its interpretations of the weather and road conditions.
Ben Workman, a man from Utah was tired of using an actual key fob or smartphone to unlock his Tesla. So, he decided to surgically implant the key directly into his hand, thus enabling him to simply wave to unlock his vehicle. That was just the start, as now he can unlock his car, work doors, log on / off the computer and share contact information by simply waving.
Photo credit: Peter Blackert
Brick master Peter Blackert saw the Tesla Cybertruck / Cyberquad ATV and knew straight away that these were definitely vehicles that could be recreated with LEGO pieces. For those who missed the unveiling, three trims have been announced so far, with driving range estimates between 250–500 miles on a full charge and an estimated 0–60 mph as fast as 2.9-seconds for the tri-motor AWD model.
Photo credit: Martin Hajek
Elon Musk first introduced the Tesla Semi back in 2017, and for those who don’t know, it’s an all-electric battery-powered Class 8 semi-trailer truck with a 500 mile range on a full charge. The production model will come standard with Tesla Autopilot, thus enabling semi-autonomous driving on highways. What if an A-Team fan purchased one and decided to transform it into the iconic van? This concept by industrial designer Martin Hajek gives us an idea.
Los Angeles-based Canoo is one of the first companies to specialize in subscription-only electric vehicles (EV). The first model, called canoo, was designed by Richard Kim, the man behind the BMW i3 and i8 designs. The vehicles boast a proprietary “skateboard” architecture that directly houses the batteries and electric drivetrain. In other words, all of Canoo’s vehicles will share the same chassis, but with different cabins.