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Enlarge / Tesla CEO Elon Musk in 2014. Tesla has a reputation as a demanding place to work, and the company lived up to its reputation this week when it fired hundreds of workers. The San Jose Mercury News estimates that between 400 and 700 workers were let go, based on employee reports. “Like all companies, Tesla …

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Jann Mardenborough and the Nissan GT-R/C in the pitlane at Silverstone. Nissan Mardenborough controlled the GT-R/C from this Robinson R44 helicopter. Nissan The choice of Mardenborough was an obvious one given his path to becoming a professional racing driver was through Gran Turismo. Nissan The robotics that control the steering, brakes, accelerator, and gearbox. Nissan …

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This is SURUS: Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure. General Motors It’s a hydrogen fuel cell EV, meant to carry big loads. General Motors Disaster relief is one possible application, as is military use. General Motors At least one SURUS configuration includes a cab, but it’s meant to be capable of fully autonomous driving. General Motors …

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Americans bought more electric vehicles in September than any other month this year. According to Inside EV’s monthly sales report, 21,325 battery EVs and plug-in hybrid EVs found homes last month. That’s 20 percent more than this time last year and the second highest number ever. 2017 looks like it will be a record year; …

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Enlarge / The Model 3 has a more rounded front than the Model S. On Monday afternoon Tesla sent out a press release detailing vehicle deliveries for the quarter, and the missive carried mixed news. The company only delivered 220 of its new, lower-priced Model 3 in the third quarter of 2017, a far cry …

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Enlarge / A 2003 Ford F-150 Losing your car to thieves sucks. A Greeley, Colorado man had his Ford F-150 truck stolen in 2015 and two years later was still without his main set of wheels. Now, thanks to Facebook, he has his truck back and a suspect is in custody. Greeley resident Marvin Trevizo filed …

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Enlarge / James Dyson at the “James Dyson Award 2007” ceremony in Berlin. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images) Franziska Krug | Getty Images To most people, the name Dyson conjures up images of vacuum cleaners and those powerful air dryers in public restrooms. Soon, you might be able to add “electric cars” to that list. …

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VW’s California XXL takes a commercial vehicle and turns it into the ultimate touring machine. Volkswagen There’s room for two adults to sleep in comfort up top. Volkswagen There’s plenty of room for the kids in the back, too. Volkswagen Imagine stargazing under this thing. Volkswagen The kitchen on the left. And behind the second …

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Waymo Self-driving cars have Silicon Valley salivating. Something of a gold rush is going on right now, as everyone is trying to perfect the technology that could banish gridlock and traffic casualties once and for all. Google started working on the problem back in 2009, then in 2016 spun the project out as a company …

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The United States’ position as the sole remaining superpower on Earth is in large part thanks to its air force. That organization—the United States Air Force, or USAF—turns 70 years old today, and since we know there are plenty of plane spotters and aviation geeks here at Ars, we thought we’d assemble a gallery of …

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