A time traveller, a stranded alien from Mars, or a Quixote with money who likes to make stuff? Just who is Elon Musk?
This week: after a flurry of contradicting announcements, we discuss if self-driving cars have finally arrived, or what it would take to get them here.
This week: Tesla’s computing advantage, Italy’s population crisis and gravitational batteries.
Humans are poor at remaining vigilant over time. That's bad news for the safety of partially automated cars, which sometimes need the person behind the wheel to quickly take over control.
This week: Googling productivity, placing weight on calories, and changing stories.
This week: putting solar on the map, batteries have a dirty secret, and buses.
Our energy system puts consumers more or less at the mercy of business and regulators. What if the future of energy meant putting the power back in the hands of households?
This week: what's up with universal basic income, fiduciary moats, and cars in space in other news.
This week: update my car, your phone will see you now, and power to the hackers.
This week: meet Mike, why electric cars are only getting greener, and are digital natives real?
The self-driving car is often presented as the transportation technology of the future. Indeed, Google already had a fleet of 20+ self-driving vehicles that have travelled almost one million autonomous miles.