Today, people know Uber as a bloated, embattled, and probably evil transportation company. But seven years ago, it was a brand-new startup still beta-testing its iPhone app and beginning to market its service. If the company’s old YouTube channel is any indication, however, it’s a damn miracle that Uber lasted more…
Tesla has sued former Autopilot program manager Sterling Anderson, alleging that he stole company information and tried to recruit other employees to join a competing venture in collaboration with Chris Urmson, the former head of Google’s self-driving car project.
By now we’re pretty used to the shape and design of how Tesla builds its battery packs: like a flat battery brick under the floor of the car. It’s a simple and straightforward shape, but there’s a different way to do it. And that way, the way nascent startup Lucid Motors does it, is quite excellent.
Silicon Valley made its break into the automotive world with the Tesla Roadster, an electrified Lotus Elise, a futuristic sports car that communicated a vision for not just a better future, but a sexier one. Now Silicon Valley really seems to love, uh, minivans.
Startup Lucid Motors of Menlo Park, California, is ready to take on Tesla with a 1,000 horsepower electric sedan selling for more than $100,000. And it will do just that once it, uh, finds some money to, uh, you know, build some actual cars.
“LeEco” has been called “the Chinese Netflix” because it operates one of the country’s largest video streaming services. Today we learned it also wants to make your car, your phone, your “content,” and sure why not– your bicycle, too. If it added anything about the actual viability of said plans, I couldn’t find it in…
If you’ve ever spent some time in the greater Los Angeles area, you’ll notice that exotic, rare, and otherwise unobtainable cars in the rest of the country are the norm, which means that if you want to be noticed, you’ll need something that takes people utterly by surprise—something like this bone stock Ford Escape…
There are two ways you can look down on Silicon Valley’s most insufferable and their “billionaire doors.” One is to roll through in an AMG G65 and literally look down at them. Or even better: you can pretend to be Silicon Valley’s self-centered anti-hero Erlich Bachman by renting the miserable Ford Escape from the…
Last week I happened upon a very bad tweet and it’s been haunting me ever since, filling me with a quiet and persistent rage I can only release through the art of the written word.
After breaking ground on a billion dollar factory in Sparks, Nevada earlier this month, Faraday Future is now working a deal on a second facility in Vallejo, California. So—a Bay Area factory and a larger Nevada-based factory. Sound familiar? Oh yea! That’s Tesla’s deal.
The robot cars are here! The robot cars are here! For the first time in the US, driverless shuttles will zip around employees of a Northern California office park. The first public trials are set to start next summer, pending local approval.
Eccentric billionaire, space privateer and auto manufacturer Elon Musk has felt it necessary that his new car, the Tesla Model X, come with protection against a bioweapons attack. And so it does.
Last night on HBO’s very funny show about Silicon Valley dipshits, Silicon Valley, they introduced a whole new kind of dipshit, and this fascinating one at least has the balls to drive something other than a Prius. It’s a McLaren 650S, and on the show they claim the color is a one-off. Is it?
When Ford opened up its first Silicon Valley research center in 2012, it was late to the game. Nearly every major automaker had been in the area for years, with BMW and Mercedes staking a claim in the '90s. Now Ford is getting serious, with a new facility and a 125-person team working right down the road from Stanford.
There are many ride sharing services that provide an alternative to traditional taxi cabs, but none larger than Uber. With backing from big names like Google Ventures, Goldman Sachs and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Uber has expanded globally and asserted its dominance in cities across the United States. They're now…
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.
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?
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…