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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.

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. 

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 Music

Drover Music

In addition to the core functionality of the Drover app (facilitating ridesharing), we are working on developing a new feature, Drover Music, that will also allow riders to request and play songs from their phone during their ride. The rider will use Spotify to search for a song to request to play. The request will be received by the driver if the driver allows songs to be played in their vehicle. Once the request is approved, the song will play through the driver’s phone using Spotify while the driver continues to the rider’s requested destination.

Phenomenal 30+ MPG Cars Part 5: Mazda, Subaru, Kia, Hyundai

Phenomenal 30+ MPG Cars Part 5: Mazda, Subaru, Kia, Hyundai

This post is the fifth and final in my series of phenomenal cars under 30mpg. Until pure electric technology improves, we can look to traditional cars with internal combustion engines with high fuel efficiency/economy as a temporary solution or at least movement in the right direction. This series features some of the most popular and affordable of these such cars. 

Phenomenal 30+ MPG Cars Part 4: Ford, VW

Phenomenal 30+ MPG Cars Part 4: Ford, VW

This post is the third in my series of phenomenal cars under 30mpg, covering Ford and Volkswagen. Until pure electric technology improves, we can look to traditional cars with internal combustion engines with high fuel efficiency/economy as a temporary solution or at least movement in the right direction. This series features some of the most popular and affordable of these such cars. 
 

Phenomenal 30+ MPG Cars Part 2: Chevy, Dodge, GMC, Buick

Phenomenal 30+ MPG Cars Part 2: Chevy, Dodge, GMC, Buick

This post is the second in my series highlighting the best cars that get over 30 miles per gallon (combined city and highway). Until pure electric technology improves, we can look to traditional cars with internal combustion engines with high fuel efficiency/economy as a temporary solution or at least movement in the right direction. 

The Pure Electric Car Market and Horizon - PART II

The Pure Electric Car Market and Horizon - PART II

52% of pure EVs in America are located in five cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Atlanta (3). On one hand, that is really exciting, because it places these three cities as national leaders in accepting and adopting electric vehicles. On the other, it is a wake-up call to the rest of the nation -- our electric vehicle stock is disproportionately allocated in a few cities while it should be saturated across the country. 

The Pure Electric Car Market and Horizon PART I

The Pure Electric Car Market and Horizon PART I

Our goal here at Drover, in essence, is to develop an environmentally-friendly rideshare service. To that end, we recognize the importance of the growing pure electric vehicle market around the world. As of December 2015, 1,260,000 pure EVs and plug-in hybrids existed across the world, a number 100 times higher than the world's EV stock (population/amount of EVs in the world) in 2010 (1). Pure electric vehicles are at the core of our current and future business model.