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Poll: 81% of Prospective Model 3 Owners Say They Won’t Pay Upfront For Full Self-Driving

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It seems most prospective Model 3 owners aren’t willing to shell out cash upfront for a $3,000 “full self-driving capability” option that is likely years away from becoming available to engage. In a poll posted by jsraw 81.3% (347) of respondents said they will not pay for the feature at purchase. Adding the option later …
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TMC Connect: Who Will Win The Coming Autonomous Vehicle Revolution?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENnUstQy-5I&feature=youtu.be” video_title=”1″][vc_column_text]TMC Member Eric Bergerson has contributed a thoughtful series of articles this week about the impact of autonomous, electric vehicles on society. Don’t miss those great write-ups – “Will We Own Cars in Fifteen Years and How Will Enthusiasts Survive This?,” “The Economic Superiority of Electric Vehicles in the Mobility Cloud,” and “How Many …
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How Many American Consumers Will Give Up Their Cars?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hello, my name is Eric Bergerson and I’m an industrial designer with an additional background in physics. I work as a consultant in the autonomous vehicle industry and I’m very interested in what’s going to happen when Uber, Lyft and their competitors in America and abroad start using cost effective autonomous vehicles. For a quick …
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The Economic Superiority of Electric Vehicles in the Mobility Cloud

Hello, my name is Eric Bergerson and I’m an industrial designer with an additional background in physics. I work as a consultant in the autonomous vehicle industry and I’m very interested in what’s going to happen when Uber, Lyft and their competitors in America and abroad start using cost effective autonomous vehicles. For a quick …
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Tesla and Fake News

[vc_row height=”medium” us_bg_video=”0″][vc_column][vc_column_text]There is a lot of discussion about fake news these days. While some may feel we now live in a “post fact” world, I don’t. If you haven’t read it, I encourage you to read NPR‘s Steve Inskeep’s take on the subject, A Finder’s Guide To Facts. Steve offers a lot of common sense things …