Elon Musk’s Self-Driving Snake Oil?

This won’t come as a surprise to those who appreciate that Elon Musk is ethically challenged: A German publication received reams of data from a whistleblower that revealed customer complaints about Tesla’s self-driving Autopilot technology allegedly are far more extensive than regulators and critics are possibly aware.

Tesla has a strategy to ensure these complaints don’t find their way into lawsuits.

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Ford, GM: Symbols of America’s Decline

Sorry to be a spoilsport, but Ford’s ballyhooed announcement that buyers of its electric vehicles will have partial access to Tesla’s Supercharger network is yet another reminder of the sorry state of America’s once proud and mighty automakers.

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EPA’s Michael Regan Takeover of GM & Ford

The EPA’s proposal last week effectively requiring that electric vehicles comprise more than 60 percent of U.S. auto sales by the end of the decade made clear that America’s EV conversion isn’t being overseen by competent and experienced bureaucrats. That shouldn’t come as a surprise: Michael Regan, the head of the EPA, has never run a business.

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The Environmental Hazards of Electric Vehicles

The mounting evidence that electric vehicles will cause severe environmental damage and growing indications that Ford Motor Co. regards Michiganders as fools.

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Elon Musk: The Climate Emperor Has No Clothes

Elon Musk claims to be an environmentalist. But faced with a choice to maximize Tesla’s profits or causing potential harm to the environment, Musk opts for the money.

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Why China Helped Elect Justin Trudeau

Some thoughts on reports that China interfered in Canada’s election and worked to elect Justin Trudeau, Palo Alto is officially America’s EV Motor City, more bad press for Ford’s Jim Farley, and a heart-breaking feature about the closing of the oldest Starbucks in Detroit.

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The EV Exploitation of Michigan Taxpayers

Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Michiganders applauding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for showering Ford Motor Co. with $1 billion in incentives to build an electric battery plant and supposedly create 2,500 jobs would be wise to reflect on Einstein’s wisdom.

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Why I Distrust Alexa and My Roomba

An unsolicited offer from Alexa this week prompted my discovery to the extent of Amazon’s and Google’s violation of my privacy and the marketing power Amazon will achieve if allowed to acquire One Medical and iRobot.

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Mary Barra Mocks Mayor Pete’s Road Safety Plans

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg claims he wants to improve road safety in America, and recently announced $800 million in taxpayer giveaways to various cities and towns to finance infrastructure improvements. If Buttigieg was genuinely serious about improving road safety, he would heed mounting warnings from transportation safety officials and automotive reviewers and call for an immediate ban of GM’s Hummer EV.

That GM CEO Mary Barra aims to profit from such a monster vehicle whose brakes are widely regarded as inadequate, suggests a certain moral and ethical depravity.

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