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.
Tesla announced yesterday that they have officially managed to lap WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in a mere 1:36.555 during advanced R&D of their upcoming Model S Plaid powertrain using a prototype chassis. The next closest time for a four-door is a full second slower, set by a 2016 Cadillac CTSV four years ago. This Model S managed to hit a maximum speed of 129 mph going down a straight.