BMW is betting on a better battery.
On Tuesday, the company announced it’s teaming up with Bay Area-based Sila Nanotechnologies (known as Sila Nano), and promised electric vehicle (EV) battery improvements within five years.
This is confirmed by the previously reported findings of an American Automobile Association (AAA) study. The AAA found that fewer and fewer Americans are worried about automated driving. Some 63% of US drivers report feeling afraid to ride in a fully self-driving vehicle, down from 78% a year earlier. Male drivers and millennials are most trusting of autonomous technology, with only half reporting fear of riding inside a fully autonomous car.
Ety Zohar works as senior project manager at Innoviz, a thriving Israeli start-up company that is developing LiDAR sensors – a technology considered crucial for autonomous driving to prevail. Innoviz has already amassed 82 million U.S. dollars in funding, won a CES 2018 innovation award and plans to release its first mass-produced LiDAR for the automotive market in 2019. Zohar, who holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, is managing the project while her colleague Smadar David, 30, is responsible for designing the sensor. The story of these two women is remarkable in two ways: First, because it puts the spotlight on the specifics that have made Israel’s start-up scene boom. Second, because Zohar and David are working in leading positions in a male-dominated industry where females are traditionally under-represented.
I’m pretty sure no new vehicle in history has ever been so difficult for members of the news media to get hold of. Unlike other automakers, Tesla provides very few review vehicles to the press – even the handful of favored media outlets have had to settle for brief test drives. CNN actually had to rent a Model 3 on Turo in order to do a review!
Named Trash Robot, the machine can be controlled a web browser, so potentially anyone can take a turn doing their bit to clean up the river from anywhere in the world.
0-60 mph takes just 2.238 seconds, while 0-100 mph happens in only 5.866 seconds in Ludicrous+ mode.
That’s all you can get from the Tesla Model S, so Tesla Racing Channel now sits waiting for the new Roadster, which is promised to do 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds.
ace’s development from 1916 to present days. The German company is working on a dedicated fully electric race car, which will compete in the Unlimited class, where manufacturers and private teams have nearly unlimited technical freedom.