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Self-extinguishing batteries could reduce the risk of deadly and costly battery fires

Apparao Rao, Clemson University and Bingan Lu, Hunan University In a newly published study, we describe our design for a self-extinguishing rechargeable battery. It replaces...

Why Elon Musk’s ‘self-driving’ of Tesla’s board and its decision to pay him $56B collided with the law

Justin P. Klein, University of Delaware Delaware Chancery Court Judge Kathaleen St. Jude McCormick has blocked Elon Musk’s US$55.8 billion pay package, which Tesla’s board...

In the market for a car? Soon you’ll be able to buy a Hyundai on Amazon − and only a Hyundai

Vivek Astvansh, McGill University This is the year you can finally buy a car on Amazon. Well, one kind. Eventually. On Nov. 16, 2023, at the...

Why electric trucks are our best bet to cut road transport emissions

Robin Smit, University of Technology Sydney Transport is likely the hardest economic sector to decarbonise. And road vehicles produce the most greenhouse gas emissions of...

What the Red Sea crisis could mean for the electric vehicle industry and the planet

Tom Stacey, Anglia Ruskin University Automotive giants Tesla and Volvo have announced pauses to the production of their electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe. Electric vehicles...

Driverless cars: stopping dead seems to be a default setting when they encounter a problem — it can cause chaos on roads

Barry Brown, Stockholm University While self-driving vehicles are being deployed in numerous cities globally, persistent controversies continue to challenge their deployment. Recently, Tesla recalled more than...

Tesla recalls over two million vehicles, but it needs to address confusing marketing

Francesco Biondi, University of Windsor On Dec. 12, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a recall regarding Autosteer, a feature included in Tesla’s semi-autonomous...

Tesla’s recall of 2 million vehicles reminds us how far driverless car AI still has to go

Saber Fallah, University of Surrey Tesla has recalled 2 million US vehicles over concerns about its autopilot function. Autopilot is meant to help with manoeuvres...

The new Tesla Cybertruck is super-fast and bullet-proof – but who is it for? An expert analyses the design

Matthew Watkins, Nottingham Trent University Broadcasting live on X (formerly known as Twitter) last Thursday, Tesla’s CEO (and X owner) Elon Musk said that the...

Your car might be watching you to keep you safe − at the expense of your privacy

M. Hadi Amini, Florida International University Depending on which late-model vehicle you own, your car might be watching you – literally and figuratively – as...

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