Quantcast
Environmental News for a Healthier Planet and Life

Colbert: I Woke Up Yesterday Morning and My Tesla Could Drive Itself

Business
Colbert: I Woke Up Yesterday Morning and My Tesla Could Drive Itself

When Stephen Colbert had Elon Musk on the Late Show a few weeks ago, he told him he drives a Tesla. And Colbert happens to be just one of many celebrities that own a Tesla.

Colbert loves his Tesla and calls it part of his contribution to fighting global warming. But last night on the show, he talked about a new update for the Tesla Model S: autopilot. The feature "essentially allows you to do semi-autonomous driving when you're behind the wheel," says a CNBC reporter in the Late Show segment.

He talks about how it's not just car companies competing to make the first fully autonomous self-driving car. "It seems like every billionaire with a tech company [think: Tesla, Apple and Google] is working on a self-driving car," jokes Colbert.

"This technology is self-driving towards us whether we like it or not," says Colbert. But he, for one, is all for it.

Find out why here:

Colbert is not the only one who loves his Tesla, though. Paul Sasso turned his Tesla into what he calls the "Bern Machine" and he's been touring the country in it as "part of a fundraising—and awareness-raising—campaign" on behalf of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Sasso says on his Twitter page, "for every new photo of the Bern Machine posted to , I will donate $1 to Bernie's campaign."

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

17 Celebrities That Love Elon Musk's Tesla

The Car of the Future Will Be All Electric and Self-Driving

Ningaloo Reef near Exmouth on April 2, 2012 in Western Australia. James D. Morgan / Getty Images News

By Dana M Bergstrom, Euan Ritchie, Lesley Hughes and Michael Depledge

In 1992, 1,700 scientists warned that human beings and the natural world were "on a collision course." Seventeen years later, scientists described planetary boundaries within which humans and other life could have a "safe space to operate." These are environmental thresholds, such as the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and changes in land use.

Read More Show Less

EcoWatch Daily Newsletter

A 3-hour special film by EarthxTV calls for protection of the Amazon and its indigenous populations. EarthxTV.org

To save the planet, we must save the Amazon rainforest. To save the rainforest, we must save its indigenous peoples. And to do that, we must demarcate their land.

Read More Show Less

Trending

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres delivers a video speech at the high-level meeting of the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council UNHRC in Geneva, Switzerland on Feb. 22, 2021. Xinhua / Zhang Cheng via Getty Images

By Anke Rasper

"Today's interim report from the UNFCCC is a red alert for our planet," said UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

The report, released Friday, looks at the national climate efforts of 75 states that have already submitted their updated "nationally determined contributions," or NDCs. The countries included in the report are responsible for about 30% of the world's global greenhouse gas emissions.

Read More Show Less
New Delhi's smog is particularly thick, increasing the risk of vehicle accidents. SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP via Getty Images

India's New Delhi has been called the "world air pollution capital" for its high concentrations of particulate matter that make it harder for its residents to breathe and see. But one thing has puzzled scientists, according to The Guardian. Why does New Delhi see more blinding smogs than other polluted Asian cities, such as Beijing?

Read More Show Less
A bridge over the Delaware river connects New Hope, Pennsylvania with Lambertville, New Jersey. Richard T. Nowitz / Getty Images

In a historic move, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) voted Thursday to ban hydraulic fracking in the region. The ban was supported by all four basin states — New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York — putting a permanent end to hydraulic fracking for natural gas along the 13,539-square-mile basin, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Read More Show Less