Solar City

Solar City

When I was in seventh grade, I made a presentation on renewable energy technology at the time and delivered it to my middle school science class. At that time, solar energy was prohibitively expensive, poorly distributed, and an impractical alternative to just paying your energy bill, even in the Sunshine State. Today, in my junior year of college, it is so cool to look at a company like SolarCity with awe and respect at how they have almost single-handedly transformed the solar power industry and made solar tech a viable option for our homes. 

The Tesla Fleet

The Tesla Fleet

Tesla started once as an electric ultra-lux sports car company with the Tesla Roadster, of which they produced about 2500 models from 2008-2012.. From there, they introduced the comparatively less expensive and more widely available Model S sedan starting summer 2012 to now. After that, Tesla introduced the Model X, their electric SUV, in 2015. Finally, now in 2017, Tesla has released the Model 3, their cheapest, most consumer-friendly car to date. Let's take a look at Tesla's fleet as it exists now in Fall 2017. 

The Tesla Gigafactory

The Tesla Gigafactory

Tesla, the world's foremost electric car company, is taking the renewable energy sector by storm. For decades, renewable energy has been scoffed at as a reliable means to power cars and homes because of excessive cost, lack of widespread availability, and distribution. Tesla already fought and beat this problem with the Tesla Models S and X -- relatively affordable ($60k+) consumer cars powered solely by electric motors and batteries. Throughout Tesla's adventures producing electric cars, a major issue they have encountered is the cost of lithium ion batteries. The Gigafactory is Tesla's gigantic solution.

Volvo Cars Soon to Boast Fully Electric Fleet

Volvo Cars Soon to Boast Fully Electric Fleet

In light of Tesla's phenomenal success, many car manufacturers are releasing plug-in electric hybrids and fully-electric cars. Volvo Cars, however, is taking this trend to a whole new level. Founded in 1927, Volvo Cars has announced intentions to build an electric motor into every car in their fleet by 2019 -- just two short years away. This transition will mark the end of an era as over the past century the company has powered their cars solely by the internal combustion engine. 

Elon Musk's "The Boring Company"

Elon Musk's "The Boring Company"

Despite this, visionary founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, is on the job to bring you a never before seen innovation to driving. Except, instead of taking your car to the skies, he wants to take it underground via The Boring Company. 

Tesla Semi Truck

Tesla Semi Truck

In my last blog, I featured the Toyota Mirai, their self-proclaimed car of the future. In today's blog, we are going to take another glimpse at the future in discussing the Tesla Semi Truck. Although the idea of a Tesla Semi is still a whisper based off of a suggestion. In his Master Plan Deux, Elon Musk alluded to a "Tesla Semi". According to Musk, the Tesla Semi will be ready witin a few years. 

Meet the Toyota Mirai

Meet the Toyota Mirai

The Toyota Mirai is the world's first commercially sold hydrogen fuel cell car. Toyota believes that hydrogen fuel cell cars -- like their Mirai -- are the future of automotive transport; appropriately, the vehicle's name, "Mirai", is Japanese for 'future'. Today's blog will take a deeper look at the Mirai, answer questions such as how much it will cost if you want to by one, how hydrogen fuel cells work, and how Toyota's newest addition to their fleet compares to Drover's favorite car of the tomorrow: the Tesla Model S. 

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality

Augmented reality is technology that superimposes computer-generated screens or images over the user's normal vision of reality. Unlike virtual reality technologies which totally repalace your vision of reality, often forcing you to sit down so you don't hurt yourself walking around, augmented reality is designed to work in tandem with your normal life. Also unlike virtual reality tech, augmented reality is not widely available to consumers. However, this will likely change by the end of 2017. 

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

For decades, virtual reality has been a thing of science fiction and imagination. In the past few years, however, virtual reality (VR) has not only emerged on dedicated headsets, but made it to our fingertips, available now on many smartphones. Virtual reality is the computer-rendered simulation of a 3D environment that we (people) can interact with in natural ways. The technology used to deliver VR experiences varies greatly. In this blog, we will talk about the two different major types of VR tech and possible future directions for the industry. 

Drover Thoughts on The Internet of Things

Drover Thoughts on The Internet of Things

It seems like almost every day, another smart, connected device comes out. Examples include the Apple Watch, Samsung Gear, the Fitbit, Nest thermostats, Samsung smart refrigerators, Amazon Echo, Google Home, smart lighting fixtures for homes, etc. The Internet of Things is the growing network of inter-connected machines online working in the cloud. There is a lot to unpack there, so let's jump in. 

Big Data vs Data Science vs Data Analytics Part 2

Big Data vs Data Science vs Data Analytics Part 2

Welcome to the second installment of the blog that brings you all the data. Well, probably not all the data, but we are going to talk a lot about data in this article. Terms like 'Big Data', 'Data Science', and 'Data Analytics' are thrown around a lot, but what do they mean? How do they affect our lives? Let's dive in. In this post -- Part 2, we'll look at Data Science and Data Analytics

Big Data vs Data Science vs Data Analytics Part 1

Big Data vs Data Science vs Data Analytics Part 1

Welcome to the blog that brings you all the data. Well, probably not all the data, but we are going to talk a lot about data in this article. Terms like 'Big Data', 'Data Science', and 'Data Analytics' are thrown around a lot, but what do they mean? How do they affect our lives? Let's dive in. In this post -- Part 1, we'll look at Big Data. 

Machine Learning: More than the Sum of Parts

Machine Learning: More than the Sum of Parts

I have worked on computers -- taking them apart, putting them back together, and everything in between -- for over four years now. Machines, including computers, are created from several constituent parts physically connected by hardware (wires) and integrated by software. The number of parts depends on the complexity of the machine. The functions of most machines we encounter today are merely the sum of their parts. By contrast, machine learning, in the words of Arthur Samuel in 1959 gives "computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed".  In other words, machine learning allows computers and other machines to move past the sum of their parts and perform new, complex functions. 

Adding CSS Animations to Your Squarespace Site - Part 2

Adding CSS Animations to Your Squarespace Site - Part 2

In July, I wrote a blog post on implementing Justin Aguilar's CSS Animation Cheat Sheet into your Squarespace site. I am honored and truly humbled by the amount of traffic that article received, and the number of people that took the time to thank me for publishing it via the comments. <3

Several people asked if there was a way to have access to more animations. Justin's sheet is phenomenal but his animation options are perhaps too playful and bouncy. So, in this article, Part 2, we pioneer together again and I will teach you how to implement an entirely different and significantly larger library of CSS Animations into your Squarespace site, named Animate.css, created by Daniel Eden. You can find Part 1 here

Meet Roadie - America's New Peer-to-Peer Delivery Network

Meet Roadie - America's New Peer-to-Peer Delivery Network

What do the Fast and Furious movies, hip hop, and Roadie have in common? All three have been improved by the involvement of rapper, producer, actor, entrepreneur Chris "Ludacris" Bridges.

But what is Roadie? And why did Ludacris invest? Let's take a look. 

Drover Rideshare March Madness

Drover Rideshare March Madness

As of the writing of this blog, we are finished with the First and Second Rounds and gearing up for the "Sweet 16" Regional Semifinals of the March Madness College Basketball Championship. If you're here, you are probably a fan, so let's dig into some fun facts and history about March Madness, Basketball, and a teaser of March Madness Drover Themed Rides for 2018.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day from Drover Rideshare!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day from Drover Rideshare!

It is absolutely humbling to us to think that last year at this time, Drover wasn't even started yet, and since then we have made some incredible progress. In the spirit of being thankful for progress and excitement for everyone being GREEN all day today, we wanted to wish all of our readers and the world a happy Saint Patrick's Day, and share the history of this holiday.