Tesla’s so-called Battery Day was ‘long on vision and boldness,’ short on here-and-now

A “sell the news” reaction was in full display Wednesday as Tesla Inc. shares sunk more than 8%, a day after the Silicon Valley car maker’s long-awaited “Battery Day” appeared to disappoint most on the Street.

Tesla’s stock
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 tumbled 8.6% in midday trading, and was on track for its lowest close in two weeks. Shares are down more than 20% in September, but have nearly quadrupled this year, compared with gains of less than 2% for the S&P 500 index
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Tesla late Tuesday unveiled a road map to what it called better, 56% cheaper and more efficient batteries set to lower electric-car prices. The plans included changes in battery size, design and engineering, and are being developed at a pilot battery plant in Fremont, Calif. The company also announced a future $25,000, fully autonomous car within three years and a longer-range, souped up “Plaid” Model

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Revealing Taiwan’s Invisible Champions: Long Feng and Cub supply innovative Auto Parts to the World | Region

TAIPEI, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 22, 2020–

Despite stagnant growth in the automotive global market, new technologies for self-driving cars, electric cars, and carsharing are bound to have a significant impact on the auto industry in the near future. Besides the needs of individual drivers, governments in various countries have set up regulations for energy conservation, better environmental protection, and smart safety. This has led to the increasing development and use of electronics in the automotive industry. According to Strategy Analytics, Automotive Electronics systems will represent up to 50% of the vehicle cost by 2030.

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Figure 1: BSD has gradually become required automotive equipment. (True universal BSD indicator from Cub)

Increasing Demand in the ADAS Market

Due to intelligence and network trends in recent years, the global automotive industry has been fervently investing in the development of driver assistance systems. According

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Long Feng and Cub supply innovative Auto Parts to the World

Despite stagnant growth in the automotive global market, new technologies for self-driving cars, electric cars, and carsharing are bound to have a significant impact on the auto industry in the near future. Besides the needs of individual drivers, governments in various countries have set up regulations for energy conservation, better environmental protection, and smart safety. This has led to the increasing development and use of electronics in the automotive industry. According to Strategy Analytics, Automotive Electronics systems will represent up to 50% of the vehicle cost by 2030.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200922006080/en/

Figure 1: BSD has gradually become required automotive equipment. (True universal BSD indicator from Cub)

Increasing Demand in the ADAS Market

Due to intelligence and network trends in recent years, the global automotive industry has been fervently investing in the development of driver assistance systems. According to survey results from JD

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If you like electric cars, or motorcycles (or both!), stop what you’re doing and watch Long Way Up

Just in case you haven’t heard, Long Way Up is the third installment in Ewan McGregor’s and Charlie Boorman’s trilogy of long-distance motorcycle adventure rides.

What makes this one so special, though, is that the duo set out on a pair of Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles, attempting to cover 15,000 miles (25,000 km) of incredibly remote terrain from the southern tip of Argentina all the way to Los Angeles.

[Author’s Note: There are no major spoilers here; you’re safe to keep reading.]

If you haven’t binge-watched Long Way Up yet, then don’t worry.

The series was just released this weekend with the first three episodes available on Apple TV+.

A new episode will be released every Friday, so it will be easy for you to catch up. And boy, is it worth it.

The interesting thing about the choice of motorcycle for the trip, at least from the perspective of

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European Auto Sales Tanked in August. The Road to Recovery Is Long.

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The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association said auto sales fell nearly 19% in August.


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Hopes that European automobile sales were starting to climb out of a coronavirus pandemic-fueled rout were run off the road on Thursday, after data showed a slump in August.

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association said sales fell nearly 19% in the month, following a July decline of 5.7%. That figure was still better than the deep 76% plunge in April as many economies remained locked down during the first pandemic wave. It was also better than May’s 52% drop and June 22%.

Over the first eight months of 2020, European Union demand for passenger cars contracted by 32%, nearly 2.9 million less than during the same period last year. The best August performance came from Italy, which saw a slight drop of 0.4%, while Germany and France led the worst declines of

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Acer Spin 5 SP513-51-395G Review – A Durable 2-In-1 Notebook With Long Battery Life

This is a nice looking, versatile machine with a good keyboard, impressive trackpad, long battery life, and affordability. If you’re shopping around for a laptop/tablet convertible, the Acer Spin 5 SP513-51-395G is the way to go. It’s a sturdily built, 13-inch 2-in-1 device that will handle all of your daily chores smoothly and easily.

Since it’s not as thin as other 2-in-1s, it serves better as an alternative to a laptop rather than as a tablet – although you can certainly use it as a tablet. The lid is covered in aluminum and features a brushed-metal texture. The rest of the body is nice and solid, and the main case is built out of a durable piece of rugged plastic. The 360-degree dual-torque hinge allows you to adjust the display and keyboard to your will.

The Spin 5 weighs approximately 3 and a half pounds. While this is slightly more … Read More

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HP EliteBook X360 1030 G2 Guide to a Convertible Business Notebook With Long Battery Life & 5 Modes

Since 2016, HP has been focusing on consumers who tend to upgrade their computers frequently in order to have the newest hardware configurations. It’s not surprising that durable, functional laptops such as the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 are the result of this focus. Not only does it have impressive configuration, it’s also designed for versatility, with five modes and a variety of uses: working, presenting, sharing, writing, and conferencing.

The design of this machine is stunning, with its gorgeous CNC aluminum uni-body frame and precision-cut diamond accents. Pressure tests reveal that the construction is very sturdy; there is only slight denting is around the two wrist rests. While geared towards the business user, it can be used for entertainment and personal computing as well. The hinges are small, yet high-quality. They keep the display in place no matter which direction or angle the user changes it to.

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The Latest Long Island MacArthur Airport Developments

1. Declining Figures:

Long Island MacArthur Airport, owned by the Town of Islip, has, since its inception, been caught in a vicious cycle. Airlines have long been reluctant to provide service because of a lack of passengers, while passengers have been reluctant to use the airport because airlines failed to provide the service they sought. During the last half decade, this phenomenon has virtually choked it into nonexistence.

Although 1.8 million passengers in its eastern Nassau and Suffolk County catchment area make an average of 3.7 annual trips, these favorable facts end here, since only 25 percent of them use MacArthur for their travel. Increasing to 50 percent if only nonstop service is considered, this statistic emphasizes the benefit to carriers if they would provide it.

Indeed, during the five-year period from 2007 to 2012, the number of annual departures declined from 14,784 to 7,930, the steepest reduction of all … Read More

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