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With a new software version, Tesla drivers can activate the self-driving mode FSD. However, there is a safety check before the release. The US electric car manufacturer Tesla is in principle unlocking its software package for autonomous driving for all US users. Installing software version 2021.32. 22 will enable activation of the Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta, US media reported, citing Tesla drivers. However, the function will only be unlocked after a “safety check. ” In addition, the mode is only available in the USA for the time being. Tesla CEO Elon Musk had already announced the release for all users…

In Patagonia, the two companies broke ground on a plant that will one day produce synthetic gasoline. In Punta Arenas in Chilean Patagonia, an industrial plant is to be built that will produce virtually CO2-neutral fuel. Porsche and Siemens Energy have now broken ground on the Haru Oni project. Initially, according to Porsche’s announcement, a pilot plant is to be completed in 2022, producing 130,000 liters of synthetic gasoline annually. In two stages, capacity is then to be expanded to around 55 million liters of e-fuels by 2024 and to around 550 million liters by 2026. The fuel is to…

Germany is a country of family businesses; they account for a full 90 percent of all companies. But families are often at odds with each other. Germany’s largest discount chain is no exception. Germany can be divided in different ways: Some speak of the Weisswurst equator, others draw the line where no one celebrates carnival anymore. But perhaps the most decisive border runs from the Lower Rhine via Mühlheim to north of Fulda along the A45 autobahn: the division into Aldi North and South. According to statistics, around 85 percent of Germans regularly shop at the discount chain. Worldwide, Aldi…

Google is expanding the protection of minors in its web search and on the Youtube video platform. Among the new features announced Tuesday, the default upload setting for videos will be set to “Private” for users under the age of 18. In addition, children and their parents and guardians will be able to request that their photos be removed from Google Image Search. Location history, which shows places visited, will not be able to be enabled for users under the age of 18 in the future. Among other things, Google referred to new legal requirements in some countries, where at…

Production had to be stopped at Fab 18 in Taipei, where the “A15” chips are to be produced, among other things. Experts were called in. Apple’s only chip manufacturer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited (TSMC), had problems in its most modern plant. Production at the so-called Fab 18 in Taipei had to be halted Friday night because of contamination with an unnamed gas, reports the Nikkei business daily published in Japan. It is about “certain gases” According to industry sources, Fab 18 is where the latest SoCs for iPhones and Macs are created, so probably the new “A15” in the…

The price for Tesla’s Autopilot is considered too high by many customers. Now the electric carmaker has made improvements and is offering a subscription model. Tesla drivers can now also rent Tesla’s Autopilot functions. The assistance package, which includes functions for semi-autonomous driving, was previously only available as a purchase option and cost an additional $10,000. Tesla has now reacted to the criticism of the high price and the fact that users who switch to another model cannot take their package with them, and is now offering a subscription model: For $199 a month, Tesla drivers can use the technology…

So far, only a vaccine with limited efficacy has been available against malaria. Now the Mainz-based company wants to produce the world’s first mRNA vaccine against the disease. Billions are at stake. Mainz-based pharmaceutical manufacturer Biontech is launching the development of a vaccine against malaria: with the aim of producing the world’s first vaccine against the disease based on mRNA technology. This is what Biontech founders Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci plan to announce this Monday afternoon at an event organized by the non-profit kENUP Foundation, according to SPIEGEL information. According to the report, Biontech plans to start clinical trials…

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ space adventure lasted eleven minutes: he and his three companions flew to the edge of space in his “New Shepard” spaceship – and landed back on Earth. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has landed safely back on Earth after a short trip into space. The 57-year-old had taken off this Tuesday aboard the spacecraft “New Shepard” of his company Blue Origin from the US state of Texas. On board the space flight were, in addition to Bezos, his brother Mark as well as an 82-year-old former U.S. pilot and an 18-year-old from the Netherlands, whose father gave…

36 US states have sued Google over “luxurious” app commissions in the Play Store. Will users end up footing the bill? And why is Apple’s App Store running under the radar? Google’s lawyers truly can’t complain about a lack of work. On Wednesday, 36 states and the Washington DC government district filed a competition lawsuit against the Alphabet subsidiary in federal court in San Francisco. It is the fourth lawsuit filed by US states against Google since October. But it is the first to target the lucrative app store. “Luxurious” fee on app purchases. According to the lawsuit, Google uses…

Opel is saying goodbye to the combustion engine: From 2028, the Rüsselsheim-based automaker wants to offer only e-cars. A legendary sports car from the 1970s is also making an e-comeback. Opel is ushering in a farewell to the combustion engine: The group wants to be fully electric in Europe in just seven years. This was announced by Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller on Thursday at a presentation of the parent company Stellantis at the “Electric Car Day” in Milan. He said the traditional brand from Rüsselsheim will also enter China, the world’s most important car market, with an all-electric car offering.…

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