Elon Musk wants to connect RVs and trucks to the internet through SpaceX's Starlink satellites
Tesla Chairman and CEO Elon Musk unveils the new 'Semi' electric Truck to buyers and journalists on November 16, 2017 in Hawthorne, California, near Los Angeles. SpaceX is working on an antenna that will connect vehicles like semi-trucks and RVs to its satellite internet network, CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet on Monday. Musk clarified that the antenna will not be for "connecting Tesla cars to Starlink," saying that the user "terminal is much too big." "This is for aircraft, ships, large trucks & RVs," Musk said. Starlink is the company's capital-intensive project to build an interconnected internet network with thousands of satellites, known in the space industry as a constellation, designed to deliver high-speed internet to consumers anywhere on the planet.cnbc.com
2 dead in U.S. 131 crashes in Allegan County, northbound lanes closed, police say
UPDATE: Police identify 2 killed in multiple crashes on U.S. 131ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI -- Two people have died in separate crashes on U.S. 131 in Allegan County, including a person who exited a vehicle and was struck by a semi-truck, police said. The northbound lanes of the freeway are shutdown between M-89 and the Shelbyville exit. Allegan County Undersheriff Mike Larsen indicated that a person exited a vehicle at the 59 mile marker and was struck by a semi-truck. One of those crashes involved a semi-truck that struck another vehicle. Larsen said all of the fatal crashes happened in the northbound lanes and police expected to be on the scene for several hours.mlive.com
Tesla CEO Elon Musk's next big bet rides on better batteries
They were hoping Tesla's technology would mark an even bigger leap forward and propel the company's soaring stock to even greater heights. Musk raised those worries with a series of tweets Monday warning that Tesla's new battery technology might not be ready for high-volume production until 2022. Musk reiterated that timetable during Tuesday's showcase and then added it might take up to three years before the battery technology translates into a new Tesla model selling for $25,000. Besides lowering the price, Musk promised the new battery technology would help Tesla reduce the size of its vehicles by about 10% and extend their range by 56%. That projection implies the Tesla cars using the new batteries will be able to travel 500 miles (800 kilometers) or more on a single charge, surpassing the distance many gas-combustion cars can traverse before needing to refuel.