I Flew to Work in the Uber for the Skies

Flying from LA to San Francisco on business is a task normally fraught with stress and rage. But today, my journey begins from a better place. Instead of the gargantuan mess that is LAX, my Uber rolls up to a tiny airport three miles to the east. I start to realize just how different my work commute will be today. » 9/29/14 3:12pm 9/29/14 3:12pm

Can A Driverless Car Actually Kidnap You Like In Silicon Valley?

This past week's episode of HBO's Silicon Valley featured a subplot where a character was essentially abducted by a driverless car. While it's certainly funny to watch people on TV taken places against their will and put in grave danger by a malfunctioning robot, could this actually happen? » 5/13/14 2:34pm 5/13/14 2:34pm

This Is Elon Musk's Pink YouTube Waking Nightmare

This video comes to us via Valleywag since its host, Venture Capitalist's daughter Jesse Draper is taking her YouTube show to the illustrious world of public access television. While this video comes from 2009, us at the Jalopnik World Headquarters Bunker Next To Travis' Apartment had never seen it and boy is it a… » 5/06/14 9:00am 5/06/14 9:00am

Four-Battery Acoustical Jam: Tesla Not an Electric Elise

We've heard from a source with even more of a rep than our previous source that although Tesla Motors has a relationship with Lotus, the final product will not be the Elise, everyone's favorite psychotic supper, with the Toyota mill replaced with batteries and spinny electrical devices. Meanwhile, Tommy Skeoch and… » 6/09/06 9:08pm 6/09/06 9:08pm

Silicon Valley's Electric Supercar: The Tesla Roadster

A group of dot-com cowboys of the modern day are planning to stand the electric-car industry on its dainty, little ear. Actually, the group is covering similar ground as the Venturi F tish, Mullen GT and Wrightspeed EV — all big-bucks, performance-oriented EVs. They're building a new, high-tech — and high-end —… » 6/07/06 8:22am 6/07/06 8:22am