Another former Tesla employee is seeking permission from a judge to sue Tesla for racial harassment on behalf of over 100 affected African-American workers, according to a report from Bloomberg Technology. The complaint, Vaughn v Tesla Inc in the Superior Court of California, alleges that Tesla workers, including supervisors, regularly used derogatory and discriminatory language against black workers.
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You've probably heard by now that robots are definitely coming for your job, but what if you could become part machine while doing your job? For that, you'd need an exoskeleton, like the one above. Developed by a company called Ekso and now being tested at Ford plants, the skeletons make workers bionic, allowing them to hold things like wrenches longer and without strain.
"Whatever it takes to keep interesting cars on the road" is how I approach the question of whether or not it's OK to do electric conversions for older cars. Some purists hate it, and it's true it's never really the same as an internal combustion engine, but it gets the job done. And electrification has its advantages too -- namely sweet, sweet torque.
On Saturday, the mad Swedes at Koenigsegg did something truly remarkable: in an Agera RS, a factory driver achieved an average speed of 447km/h during two runs on Nevada's Route 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump. This may make the Agera RS the world's fastest street legal production car. Now you can see what those runs looked like from the driver's perspective.
Gordon Murray, the designer of one of the most iconic road cars, well, ever, has his own vehicle production company now -- Gordon Murray Automotive, which launched in October. With car companies come cars, and Murray's first will be a one that's "inspired by the engineering principles" of the McLaren F1.
In August, after Tesla got production underway for the Model 3 and made first deliveries of the new mass-market electric sedan to employees, CEO Elon Musk said there should "absolutely" be "zero concern" about the automaker's ability to increase production to 10,000 cars per week at some point in 2018. This week, that confidence vanished.
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was seldom seen in a boring car. He owned a Porsche 928 in the 1980s, which supposedly helped inspire the design of the Macintosh 128k, and later in life used a California legal loophole to stay out of having licence plates on his string of AMG Mercedes-Benzes. He liked speed and he liked flash, which explains why he had a BMW Z8 in the early 2000s. If you're rich enough, you can own it too.
If you're as fascinated by Mazda's SKYACTIV-X Spark Controlled Compression Ignition engine as I am, then you're going to want to take a break from whatever Miata-Is-Always-The-Answer comment you were writing and watch this video. It's borderline pornographic.
Well isn't this a nice Sunday evening surprise. I'm sitting at my computer, catching up on emails and getting ready to cook dinner, when lo and behold Porsche pops in to say "Look at this, it's the lightest new 911 you can buy right now!" Meet the 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T.
Cars: what are they? Are they just rooms we control with our hands and our feet and our hearts, or are they something... more? Furthermore, America: is it just an ideal we will never truly live up to, or an actual place, sandwiched between Canada and Mexico? No one can say. But if there's anything that will have answers, it is Car vs. America, the first-ever TV show from Jalopnik.
Not only is engine braking a technique that will make you a bit safer driving down a mountain pass, the science behind it can actually save you more fuel over just coasting in neutral.