Transportation editor @techcrunch. I write about the future of transportation. Wearer of helmets, backcountry wanderer. DM me tips. Co-host of @TheAutonocast

Joined February 2009
another AV expansion ....
Amazon's Zoox is expanding autonomous vehicle operations, testing to Seattle tcrn.ch/3BUz5fV by @kirstenkorosec
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Speaking of Porsches, I'd like to welcome this 1984 Porsche 928 S back into the family today. I finally have something to bring to Radwood @BCBrownell
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Not earth-shattering, but still some notable EV sales figures released this morning. Perhaps Porsche should move the timeline up for the all-electric Macan
Porsche's all-electric Taycan outsells its flagship 911 sports car tcrn.ch/3pagitl by @kirstenkorosec
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#OnThisDay in #history 1966, #Congress passed the @USDOT Act, creating the #USA's 1st central transportation agency. LBJ's vision was a day “when people & freight will move through this land of ours speedily, efficiently, safely, dependably & cheaply. That will be...a great day.”
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Huh … Tesla removed the specs and pricing from the Cybertruck 🧐
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My inbox today: Aurora - Reinvent SPAC press release: meeting to approve the business combination is Nov 2; if OK'd by shareholders, transaction will close Nov. 3 and Aurora shares to begin trading under the ticker symbol “AUR” on November 4.
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Very interested in 2 items … future Rivian “outposts” (where? What’s their purpose?) and “preserves” (which sounds like them buying or partnering with groups to protect wilderness)
We’re thrilled to open our first Hub in the heart of Venice, CA, 10/17. We’ve always imagined joining a community with a new kind of space where people can gather and connect over a shared desire to do better by the world. Learn more about our Venice Hub. rivn.co/3mPdsam
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New: Lucid shares more about the HMI ... e.g. it will use a 21-speaker system to deliver directional alerts. It will also use "Surround View Monitoring" to give 360-degree view of the vehicle. You can move the position of the vehicle shown on the touchscreen.
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Other new stuff: auto park feature, more detail on the driver monitoring system (an infrared camera tracks head position, eye gaze, and blinking) system also detects if driver's hands are not on steering wheel. A hands-free feature for "highway pilot" will be introduced later.
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2 systems: Lucid calls both Level 2. "DreamDrive" is the basic one w/ collision avoidance, traffic jam assist, and "Highway Assist" (adaptive cruise + lane keeping) "DreamDrive Pro" - more computing & sensor hardware - lidar. Hands-free "highway pilot" to be offered in Pro.
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Another @meharris piece for @TechCrunch !
New by me: The Mystery of Elon Musk's Missing Gas, looking into how @SpaceX is going to get the natural gas required for its massive power station at Boca Chica. techcrunch.com/2021/10/08/th…
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A rare episode in which I talk more than Alex or Ed.
New episode now live: @kirstenkorosec has been out driving the cool new EVs from Rivian and Lucid, @Tweetermeyer was at the Micromobility America conference, and @AlexRoy144 would tell you what he's been up to but then he'd have to kill you. autonocast.com/blog/2021/10/…
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Well this is something. This makes the Austin HQ move truly truly official.
My new belt buckle
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2nd shareholder proposal is on diversity ... maybe it's me but can't hear much. Anyway, you might recall that Tesla just got hit with a $137M judgment in a racial harassment suit.
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WiFi interuptus… luckily have two staff covering this today. Ok so … 50% increase in production at Fremont… how? Austin as HQ ( if only I gambled, I would win) and licensing its “autonomy” .. ok
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