Tesla could release ‘full self-driving’ beta software to wider audience in 2 weeks, says Elon Musk

Cars of the future may be closer than they appear.

The head of Tesla Inc. has some encouraging news for self-driving car enthusiasts. On Friday, Elon Musk said on Twitter that the company could soon expand the beta, or test, version of its “Full Self Driving” software to a wider audience.

Musk, the 49-year-old tech innovator who earlier this week became the second richest person in the world, was answering a question posted on Twitter by a self described “Cloud/Infrastructure geek, motorcyclist, auto racing enthusiast, Tesla-nerd, and technologist.”

Twitter user DanBurkland asked Musk when #FSDbeta would be available in Minnesota, he wrote, referring to the beta version of the software.  “Roads are dry and I’m happy to put it through its paces on our interesting roads,” he added.

“Probably going to a wider beta

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Smart Leaders Like Elon Musk Embrace the Rule of Low Expectations. Here’s Why It Works, and When to Use It

I live in a suburb outside New York City, but I spend a fair amount of time in rural New Hampshire.

My wife’s parents live there, and we love visiting. It’s a beautiful place, lots of opportunity to experience nature and awe.

But, there’s one one practical problem: internet connectivity. 

It’s so rural that it’s hard to get really reliable, fast, consistent broadband. That makes it difficult for people like me to stay up there for long periods of time, since nearly 100 percent of my work requires a fast internet connection.

I’ve explored lots of stopgap solutions, and of course, I’m not alone in this quandry. A study in 2018 found about one quarter of Americans who live in rural areas can’t get reliable high-speed Internet.

That’s why I’ve been watching with high personal interest as Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite Internet service begins to roll out. I’m on the

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Elon Musk aims to make fast satellite internet

Ken Colburn, Special for The Republic
Published 8:31 a.m. ET Nov. 7, 2020

In this file photo taken on March 14, 2019 Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during the unveiling of the new Tesla Model Y in Hawthorne, California. (Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN, AFP/Getty Images)

QUESTION: I’ve tried satellite internet in the past in my RV and it was terrible, so will Starlink be any better and worth considering?

ANSWER: If you live in an underserved rural area or travel in an RV to areas with no cell signal, satellite internet has been an expensive, low-performance option that some use out of necessity.

Typical satellite internet services offer slow speeds and high-latency because of the limitations of traditional satellite networks that are far away from the earth.

Elon Musk aims to change all that with the Starlink network.

What is Starlink?

Starlink is an effort by SpaceX to create a

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YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley calls Elon Musk part of ‘axis of ego’

  • YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley mad a sarcastic jab at Elon Musk this week, sparking an immediate response from Musk. 
  • “The axis of ego @realDonaldTrump @kanyewest @elonmusk is pretty quiet tonight,” Hurley tweeted early Thursday morning. 
  • Musk immediately responded, telling Hurley to “stop being a chad,” an internet slang term used primarily by the involuntary celibate community to describe attractive men who are successful with women. 
  • Hurley said in follow-up tweets that he was being sarcastic and that it’s “so easy to troll fanboys,” likely referring to Musk’s legion of diehard fans. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley made a jab at Elon Musk this week when he tweeted that Musk is part of the “axis of ego.” 

Hurley, who founded YouTube along with Steve Chen in 2005, posted about Musk early Thursday morning, likening him to President Donald Trump and Kanye West. 

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Elon Musk Says the Model 3 Almost Bankrupted Tesla. Here’s How the Company Bounced Back

Tesla’s Model 3 might be one of the most important cars ever built. It represents an extraordinary accomplishment on the part of the company’s plan to bring an electric vehicle (EV) to the masses. Tesla’s previous models were exceptional vehicles, but too expensive for most people to seriously consider buying one to replace their Chevy Malibu. 

The Model 3, on the other hand, debuted at a far more affordable $35,000, and the company promised to make 500,000 of them a year. That promise, it turns out, almost bankrupted the company, according to founder and CEO, Elon Musk.

In a tweet, Musk was asked how close the company came during the roll-out of the Model 3. In a response, Musk said: 

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Elon Musk’s space internet is much faster than people expected

Elon Musk has said SpaceX’s Starlink internet service will roll out to Europe early next year after beta testers in the US reported download speeds far higher than expected.



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There are currently more than 800 Starlink satellites in low-Earth orbit beaming broadband down to Earth, with plans for tens of thousands more to launch over the next few years.

Starlink says it satellite constellation will eventually be able to provide high-speed internet to 99 per cent of the inhabited world, however its relatively limited scope at present restricts reception and speeds..

The public beta launched last month for a limited number of users in northerly parts of the US and southern Canada, and invitations continue to be sent out.

“Several thousand more Starlink beta participation invitations going out this week,” Mr Musk tweeted on Monday.

In an email sent to early testers last week, SpaceX

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SpaceX’s Starlink: Beta tester reveals more about Elon Musk’s internet from space service

An early Starlink public beta tester has shared his experience of taking his new UFO-on-a-stick terminal dish to a remote area to find out whether the satellite service lives up to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s claims. 

Reddit user Wandering-coder shared his account and a series of photos of Starlink in action with a 300W battery power supply while in remote national forest this week. 

Wandering-coder told Ars Technica that the national forest was in Idaho, where he was getting 120Mbps download speeds in a location that Google Fi’s T-Mobile- and US Cellular-based service doesn’t reach. 

“Works beautifully,” wrote Wondering-coder. “I did a real-time video call and some tests. My power supply is max 300W, and the drain for the whole system while active was around 116W.”

Wandering-coder’s forest experiments test Musk’s statements in July about how easy the end-user terminal dishes are to install and the conditions they needed –

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Elon Musk, SpaceX aims to make fast satellite internet through Starlink network

Ken Colburn, Special for The Republic
Published 6:00 a.m. MT Nov. 2, 2020

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In this file photo taken on March 14, 2019 Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during the unveiling of the new Tesla Model Y in Hawthorne, California. (Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN, AFP/Getty Images)

QUESTION: I’ve tried satellite internet in the past in my RV and it was terrible, so will Starlink be any better and worth considering?

ANSWER: If you live in an underserved rural area or travel in an RV to areas with no cell signal, satellite internet has been an expensive, low-performance option that some use out of necessity.

Typical satellite internet services offer slow speeds and high-latency because of the limitations of traditional satellite networks that are far away from the earth.

Elon Musk aims to change all that with the Starlink network.

What is Starlink?

Starlink is an effort by SpaceX to create

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Starlink: Elon Musk’s SpaceX to provide satellite internet to Texas

  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX has agreed to provide internet in a Texas school district via its Starlink network of satellites. 
  • It will provide internet to 45 families in early 2021, and an additional 90 families later on. The families will not pay for the internet access.
  • This is the first time that SpaceX’s Starlink, a space-based internet service, is being offered in southern US.
  • Nearly 900 Starlink satellites are currently in orbit. They are designed to beam high-speed internet around the world, and SpaceX is testing the service in northern US and southern Canada.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has agreed to provide internet to a rural school district in Texas next year through its Starlink network of satellites.

Starting early 2021, SpaceX will initially supply internet to 45 families who do not have broadband access, and who live in the Pleasant Farms area of south

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Elon Musk’s space internet will be slower and more expensive than expected, beta test email says





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Starlink, the satellite internet service from Elon Musk’s SpaceX, has moved into public beta.

The technology uses a cluster of satellites, in orbit around the Earth, to deliver internet connections to users.

In an apparent email sent to beta testers, shared on Reddit, the “Better Than Nothing Beta” is an attempt to “lower [the] initial expectations” of prospective users.

“Expect to see data speeds vary from 50Mb/s to 150Mb/s and latency from 20ms to 40ms over the next several months”, the email reads.

“There will also be brief periods of no connectivity at all”.

“As we launch more satellites, install more ground stations and improve our networking software, data speed, latency and uptime will improve dramatically

“For latency, we expect to achieve 16ms to 19ms by summer 2021”.

Issues of internet speed have dogged Starlink for months. In August 2020, Starlink tests conducted by Ookla

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