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Tesla founder Elon Musk said Thursday the electric car startup is set to launch its first semi-truck in September, moving for the first time into that segment.
Musk made the announcement in a tweet, offering few details about the plan, although he has spoken in the past about moving into the truck segment.
"Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September. Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level," he wrote on Twitter.
The news comes with Tesla stock on an uptrend and the California-based group jockeying for position as the most valuable automotive maker with General Motors, even though Tesla produces far fewer vehicles.
Tesla's rise reflects a belief in the market that it embodies the future of the industry and has a firmer grip than traditional players on technologies that will inject autonomous features into driving.
Tesla last year sold 84,000 cars, generating $7 billion in revenue.
Tesla, which has overtaken Ford in market capitalization, is on track to begin production in July of the Model 3, which is aimed at the middle market, making the electric car accessible to a broader swath of consumers.
On Thursday, Musk said in response to a Twitter question that the pickup truck would be unveiled "in 18 to 24 months" and that the new roadster in the works would be a convertible.
The projects are part of what the billionaire entrepreneur called a "secret" second master plan for the US electric car manufacturer.
"In addition to consumer vehicles, there are two other types of electric vehicle needed: heavy-duty trucks and high passenger-density urban transport," Musk wrote last July.
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Cassini skimmed closer than any previous spacecraft to the sixth planet from the Sun, and lived to tell the tale, sending back a signal that arrived early Thursday at 0656 GMT, about 20 hours after the crossing took place.
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Current virtual assistants have been described as a step into an era of controlling computers by speaking instead of typing or tapping screens.
Saturn has more than 60 moons, and Cassini has made new discoveries on some of them, which may have conditions suitable for a form of life.
Facebook is looking at creating "silent-speech interfaces" based on sensors that could be worn, and made in quantity.
The arbitration court in Moscow approved the deal which lasts for six years and nine months, Russian news agencies said.
The security improvement was described as being part of a broader effort to rid the leading social network of hoaxes, misinformation and fake news by verifying people's identities.
Last year, Musk announced that Tesla plans to build a new pickup truck, an urban bus, and launch a sharing system of self-driving cars.
Plunging the Cassini spacecraft down over Saturn's moon Enceladus , the space agency was able to capture samples of water plumes erupting from the surface.
Enceladus likely contains environments similar to Earth
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has sought to deflect criticism that the huge social network may have been used to fuel the spread of misinformation that affected the 2016 US presidential race.
The inexpensive technique, which can have broad applications in monitoring and protecting aquatic life, was conducted in the East River, which is actually an inlet, and the Hudson River last year.
The skin sensors currently used to monitor vital signs in babies born prematurely generate false alarms in up to 90 percent of cases, mainly set off by the baby's movement.
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