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LIVE: Elon in Norway...today April 21th

LIVE: Elon in Norway...today April 21th

http://www.abcnyheter.no/motor/2016/04/21/195212297/tesla-grunder-deltar...

Norwegian Prime minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen, Elon Musk.
Incl US Transport Minister Anthony Foxx
3 different conferences, the great green shift...The Paris agreement.
Elon with indication of some great NEWS.
Q&A

Elon indicates something "huge", something GREAT...something which will be a great head line everywhere.
He didnt want to say anything more :-)

Elon with reference to IMF:

http://ecomento.com/2015/05/28/fossil-fuel-subsidies-cost-5-3-trillion-a...

Fossil fuel subsidies cost $ 5.3 trillion a year or $10,000,000 a minute. (Kilde: IMF).

That’s according to a new study by the International Monetary Fund that calculates the cost of air pollution on global health and the financial impact of floods, storms and droughts due to climate change. The IMF calls the findings “shocking”.

otto.olsen | April 21, 2016

@Ø "Elon are talking about something NEW, something GREAT...something which will be a great head line everywhere."

It will be something that start with "hat" and end with "ch" :-)

FREE ENERGY | April 21, 2016

This will be something quite different...guessing :-) Here is the link to the conference in Oslo today.

http://www.abcnyheter.no/motor/2016/04/21/195212297/tesla-grunder-norge-...

He is indicating the "big news" during the Q&A part...

Hi_Tech | April 21, 2016

@Ø - Were you able to attend the conference?
By the way, the link does not show in English. Is there a video of the event or something? I'm sure it'll surface soon enough.

kristiannobs | April 21, 2016

Can anyone put up the Q&A when it's done?

Chunky Jr. | April 21, 2016

The something huge is probably not a hatchback, so don't get your hopes up. :-)

MaverickR | April 21, 2016

There is something with regards to "autonomous mobility" on electrek but not enough details - http://electrek.co/2016/04/21/elon-musk-tesla-mobility-service/

FREE ENERGY | April 21, 2016
Bighorn | April 21, 2016

New urban autonomous travel option

warren_tran | April 21, 2016
georgehawley.fl.us | April 22, 2016

Sounds like Elon is contemplating his own Uber-like service with autonomous cars. If so, don't see how that would reduce urban traffic. I'm not going to hold my breath.

TeslaTap.com | April 22, 2016

On the 1 hour video, Elon states that Tesla's auto-pilot has already shown 15% fewer accidents (with air-bag deployments) for miles driven.

mrdaniel | April 22, 2016

He said "something which is not exactly a bus." http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-21/musk-s-secret-plan-to-...

It seems like a new concept rather than just cars. If everything is autonomous we won't need stop lights.

jamilworm | April 22, 2016

Then you have the Amish buy drive his buggy in the intersection and cause a 50 car pileup.

ColonyGolfer | April 23, 2016

With apologies to the media, my guess is that this "huge headline" event will be an announcement that he is marrying his ex-ex-wife for the third time

jordanrichard | April 23, 2016

mrdaniel, all the automation in the world is not going to solve congestion. Our road ways are like a funnel. No mater how smoothly/organized you pour liquid into it, only X amount is getting through the small opening at the bottom. The only way to prevent "rush hour" is to establish a "reservation" system for getting on the road. That is never going to happen.

yongliangzhu68 | April 23, 2016

jordanrichard, Actually traffic efficiency could be increases DRAMATICALLY if all cars were autonomous. Faulty human behavior is responsible for almost all traffic jams. Remove the human and almost all traffic jams will disappear. Here are a couple of videos that demonstrate this. Remove the 3 spaces in each link sine Mollon doesn't allow posting of many links.

https: //www. youtube .com/watch?v=8ivycTcNvJQ

https: //www. youtube. com/watch?v=goVjVVaLe10

warren_tran | April 23, 2016

I agreed that traffic congestion can be reduce without idiot drivers on the road.

WormtownKris | April 23, 2016

I am glad that by the time I am an elderly driver, autonomous cars will mean I will not be a danger or annoyance to my fellow drivers. On the other hand, I have mixed feelings about the roadways becoming 100% autonomous. The advantages are obvious, but I would miss the ability to take my classic car out on the weekends!

wj: Informative links!

Hi_Tech | April 25, 2016

wj wrote: "Remove the human and almost all traffic jams will disappear."

hmmmmm... what are we referring to when you say "remove the human"? ;-) hahaha...

Jokes aside, I agree that traffic problems are usually on two major factors:
1. Infrastructure - This is an ongoing never ending battle, as the DOT usually plans for roads to meet current needs... but will take 20 years to be built. By then, roads are over congested... starting a new cycle.
2. Human factor - Definitely could reduce massive amounts of traffic and generally improve human behavior. Imagine how people would be much calmer without the traffic issues and smooth worry free rides to work everyday?

carlk | April 25, 2016

I'm not saying Elon read my posts but I did say a while ago that smart bus/van that could arrange routes in real time to pick up individual passengers and drop each at respective destinations is the public transportation of the future. The impact on traditional car companies would be tremendous when this comes out.

mos6507 | April 25, 2016

Yes, it sounds like automated carpooling. It's a good middle-ground between 1-car-one-destination and buses which keep circling around a fixed route and are rarely occupied at full-capacity.