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Tesla open-sources all its patents
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Tesla open-sources all its patents

Jun 13 2014, 6:05am CDT | by

CEO Elon Musk explains reason after reason why Tesla is opening up all of its patents

It’s not every day that Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he wants to make an announcement. If he’s thinking something then we know it has got to be big. In a recent press release we got many answers which...

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Tesla open-sources all its patents

Jun 13 2014, 6:05am CDT | by

CEO Elon Musk explains reason after reason why Tesla is opening up all of its patents

It’s not every day that Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he wants to make an announcement. If he’s thinking something then we know it has got to be big. In a recent press release we got many answers which we had been looking from and they weren’t quite coming out of Tesla. But now Musk clearly explained why Tesla is opening up all of its patents, effective immediately.

Initially, Tesla applied for patents for its technology and this was quite understandable considering there were bigger and more powerful automakers out in there in the market and it was easy for them to take away the precious ideas of Tesla and use them against the small company. But fortunately, no such thing has happened as yet. According to the CEO, while Tesla has grown in the past few years, "electric car programs (or programs for any vehicle that doesn't burn hydrocarbons) at the major manufacturers are small to non-existent." During the same time, the global auto industry seems to be growing at the same pace and it is noteworthy that the competitors of Tesla aren't from other electric carmakers, but the traditional internal combustion engine.

Musk claims that if anyone happens to walk through the company’s lobby, they would realize that all patent forms have been taken off from the walls. He said that "We believe that Tesla, other companies making electric cars, and the world would all benefit from a common, rapidly-evolving technology platform.”

We might agree that this announcement was kind of surprising but we also knew that it was going to come someday. At the company's recent shareholder meeting, Musk was asked something to which he replied that he was considering something that "should be kind of controversial with respect to Tesla's patents." While talking to BBC later on he revealed that he would be opening them up soon.

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Aug 22 2014 10:15am CDT | Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

Today we have a range-extended electric-car faceoff between the 2014 BMW i3 REx and the Chevrolet Volt. We've also got a review of the updated Chargepoint app for finding charging stations, and a report on a safety update for the 2015 Honda Fit. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Tesla Model S takes electric cars to a place ...
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Russia's Giant Soviet Era Lightning Machine Is Terrifying

Aug 22 2014 9:25am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

About 40 miles outside of Moscow, in a secluded forest near a quiet town, sits a maze of towering Tesla Coil looking generators and conduits that seem anything but terrestrial. This lightning machine, the only of its kind, now sits abandoned... sort of.Read more.. ...
Source: Jalopnik   Full article at: Jalopnik
 

 
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Tesla Model S: The Electric Car For 'Mistresses', Apparently

Aug 22 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Green Car Reports

Most buyers of expensive luxury sedans are men, and most Tesla Model S electric car drivers seem to be men too. There are notable exceptions, of course, including NASCAR ARCA-series racer and self-described "vegetarian hippie chick" Leilani Münter. But now, apparently, the fast, sleek, expensive, and fashionable Model S is also a gift for... ...
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Motor Mouth: A self-driving motorcycle is a ridiculous idea

Aug 22 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

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Start your Tesla engines...with your iPhone, report says

Aug 21 2014 5:46pm CDT | Source: CNET Car Tech

Leaked screenshots of OS 6.0 show that the updated firmware will come with several new features, including the abili ...
Source: CNET Car Tech   Full article at: CNET Car Tech
 

 
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Start your Tesla engines...with your iPhone, report says

Aug 21 2014 5:46pm CDT | Source: Car Craft

Leaked screenshots of OS 6.0 show that the updated firmware will come with several new features, including the ability to go fu ...
Source: Car Craft   Full article at: Car Craft
 

 
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Ford Mustang MPG, Tesla Gigafactory, Electric-Car Battery Winner: Today's Car News

Aug 21 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

Today's news is all about technology. Leaked window stickers reveal fuel-economy ratings for the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost, states compete to meet Tesla's "Gigafactory" criteria, and we delve into the complex all-wheel-drive Acura RLX Hybrid. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Struggling with financial issues, NEVS has revealed a prototype... ...
Source: All Small Cars  Full article at: All Small Cars
 

 
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Tesla Owners Will Be Able to Start Their Cars With Only an iPhone

Aug 21 2014 9:35am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Tesla's Model S is so technologically advanced, it gets software updates the way your old fashioned car gets oil changes. And rumor has it the newest update will let iPhone-using Tesla owners forget their car keys forever: The car will soon recognize the owner's phone to start the car ...
Source: Jalopnik   Full article at: Jalopnik
 

 
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Audi welcomes Tesla in Hamburg through a billboard

Aug 21 2014 8:10am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Audi has surprisingly welcomed Tesla in the city of Hamburg, Germa ...
Source: World Car Fans   Full article at: World Car Fans
 

 
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Tesla Battery Gigafactory: Speed, Incentives, Power-Line Proximity Crucial

Aug 21 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

Tesla Motors' proposed "gigafactory" to make lithium-ion cells and battery packs for electric cars won't just benefit drivers; it will also benefit the state where it's located. With an estimated 6,500 jobs in the balance, the gigafactory is one of the larger job-creating manufacturing project ...
Source: All Small Cars  Full article at: All Small Cars
 

 

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