Tesla unveiled its long-awaited pickup on Thursday, a futuristic "Cybertruck" at a Sci-Fi-style event with gimmicks and a cheering crowd. Not everything went to plan. During an elaborate demonstration of the strength of the car's new unbreakable glass, CEO Elon Musk asked one of the people onstage to try to break its windows. They shattered. "Maybe that was a little too hard," he said, punctuating his reaction with an expletive. It was an awkward, off-script moment in an already over-the-top spectacle of machismo, strength and bold disruption, aimed at generating hype for a product that seemed like a real-life manifestation of something in the vein of a Batmobile. The new truck marks the electric automaker's initial foray into a lucrative market dominated by America's best-selling vehicle, the Ford F-series truck. It's a bold push for the Silicon Valley firm and its CEO, who are hoping the to mobilize the same consumers that flock to heavy-duty, 4x4 work vehicles around a futuristic … [Read more...] about America loves pickup trucks. Can Elon Musk win drivers over with a Tesla ‘Cybertruck’?
Work life balance has become a serious issue for Indian professionals from metro and non-metro cities primarily due to technology, their daily commuting and other work related stress, says a survey.Titled, 'Understanding Work Life Balance survey' by Monster.com, the survey reports that more than half the Indian professionals surveyed have rated their work life balance as anywhere from average to terrible.The survey was based on the responses taken from over 2000 working professionals between 18 and 55 years, with the maximum number of responses received from the age bracket of 18 to 34 years. Close to 45 percent of the respondents are from non-metro cities.Close The respondents were surveyed across various key sectors comprising IT (hardware and software), banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), engineering and construction, production and manufacturing, automotive, healthcare and pharma, and telecom and education. related news Stake claim for govt formation … [Read more...] about Indians professionals feel work-life balance gone for toss in hyper-connected world: Report
Video PlayerClose CHICAGO, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Unlike North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in neighbouring Detroit, the 2018 Chicago Auto Show bills itself as most customer friendly and interactive auto show of this kind. Opening to the public on Feb. 10 and runs through Feb. 19, the show uses more than one million square feet (92,903 square meters) space to display nearly 1,000 newest vehicles from over 30 car manufactures. Those include the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid, Fiat 500, 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon and Edge Titanium Elite. Subaru celebrated its 50th anniversary with the release of special-edition automobiles across its entire 2018 lineup. However, the indoor test-driving tracks are one of the most welcome sections in the Chicago Auto Show. At Camp Jeep, people have waited two hours for this thrill track. Attendees can drive redesigned Jeep Wrangler conquering a steep hill, boulders, a staircase and other off-road obstacles. … [Read more...] about Chicago Auto Show eyes on interactive consumer experience
At the last count more than a dozen companies and brands had either quit India or were in the final phase of doing so. These instances, which happened in the last five years, took place despite the Indian automotive market growing at more than 40 percent in the last six years.We take a look at the troubled brands in this edition of auto news wrap, as Nissan-controlled Datsun and a couple of two-wheeler brands prepare to quit India also make their exits.But first here is a complete round-up of all the important events in the automotive space during the week.Close Bike, scooter prices to rise after Diwali related news Rupee up 5 paise at 71.71 against US dollar China's Xi says he wants to work out initial trade deal with US Tata Motors makes a "paradigm shift" for its dealers to beat slowdown Prices of motorcycles, scooters and mopeds will see an increase in November as manufacturers look to release Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) variants into the market.Two-wheelers … [Read more...] about This week in Auto: Datsun joins India quitters list; Tata Sons to bail out Tata Motors
About an hour or so after Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed an absurd, futuristic, brutalist electric pickup called Cybertruck to the world, I pulled myself up into its passenger seat. A Tesla employee then took me and three others for a short joy ride down a temporarily closed-off road that lines one side of SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. We were riding in the mid-level, dual-motor version of the truck, which is supposed to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds and will eventually start at $49,900. But while the prototype truck was quick, the sensation of speed was dulled by its size and (undisclosed) weight. It didn’t really provide that thrilling jolt forward that Teslas are known for. Instead, the most stunning thing about my ride in the Cybertruck was how big and roomy it was. Say what you will about the outside of the Cybertruck, but I (and the rear-seat passengers) had more space to spread out than previously seemed possible in a vehicle of this size, … [Read more...] about Tesla Cybertruck first ride: inside Elon Musk’s electric pickup truck