A Chinese Electric Vehicle Firm, BYD, Has Surpassed Tesla In The Global Sale Of Electric Vehicles In The First Half Of 2022. BYD, Partly Owned By Warren Buffett, Sold 638,157 Electric Vehicles While Tesla Sold 564,743 Vehicles. However, In Fairness, BYD Vehicles Are Electric Or Plug-In Hybrid Compared To Tesla’s Full Battery Electric.
BMW Has Created The First Car, From A BMW iX, Which Changes Color. And This Color Changing Ability Is Due To The Car’s Body Panels Comprising E Ink Displays, Just Like Those Found In Screens Of E-Readers. The E Ink Display Technology Would Enable The Car Or Part Of The Vehicle To Display Different Colors And/Or Information Like Images And Text.
The BMW iX M60 has arrived -- with color changing tech!
A Technology Company, ABB, Is Said To Have Developed The Fastest Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger, Called Terra 360, Which Is Capable of Charging An EV In About 3 Minutes For A 100 km (62 miles) Drive Range. The Terra 360 Is Said To Have A Maximum Output Of 360 kW And Can Fully Charge An EV In 15 Minutes Or Less. Cool!
Self-Driving Boats (Roboats) Are Being Tested In The Canals Of Amsterdam. The Same Advanced Technology Applied To Self Driving Cars Was Used In Developing The Roboats. The Roboats, Expected To Travel 6-7 Km/ Hour, Will Convey People, Goods, And Trash. The Watercrafts Will Be Used To Alleviate Road Congestions By Making Use Of Under-Utilised Canals.
FedEx Has Begun Using Self-Driving Trucks Developed By Autonomous Vehicle Startup Aurora And Heavy-Duty Vehicle Manufacturer Paccar, As Part Of A Pilot Program, To Haul Goods Btw Dallas And Houston. The Self Driving Trucks, With Backup Safety Driver, Will Be Used Multiple Times A Week To Complete The ~ 500 Mile Route Along Interstate 45.
Ford’s First-Ever Electric SUV, The Ford Mustang Mach-E, Which Has Been On Sale For A Few Months, Has Now, For The First Time In The World, Experienced A Wreck, Via Highway Speed Crash. Fortunately, All Occupants Survived With Minor Injuries. The Accident May Indicate How Safe The Vehicle Is, Compared To The Fatal Tesla Model S Crash.
The World’s First Human Passenger Test Of A New Mode Of Transportation, Since 100 Years, Was Successfully Done By “Virgin Hyperloop.” Hyperloop Is A Transportation Mode Via A Vehicle, Magnetically Suspended In A Vaccum Tube, Which Can Reach Speeds Of 600 mph. But The Virgin Hyperloop Test Got To A Speed Of 100 mph Due To The 500m Long Track.
Virgin Hyperloop holds first human trial in its superfast vacuum tube
Life Aircraft Is Selling A Few Of Their Recreational Flying Vehicles, Called Hexa, For $US495,000. But The Cool Part Is That Anyone That Meets The Height, Weight, And Age Requirements Can Rent To Fly Without A Pilot’s License. Hexa Is An Electric Vertical Takeoff And Landing (eVTOL) Aircraft Able To Fly 15-Mins Intervals At Low Altitudes.
US Air Force Unveils 'Hexa', A 'Flying Car' That Could Shuttle Troops Across War Zones By 2023
SkyDrive Inc., A Japanese Company, Has Announced The First Successful Public Demonstration Of A Piloted Flying Car, Named SD-03. SD-03, According To SkyDrive, Is “The First Smallest Vertical Takeoff And Landing Vehicle That Takes Up The Space Of Two Parked Cars.” The Company Plans On Carrying Out More Developments And Tests To Ensure The Car Use Safety.
Volvo Plans To Be The First To Use Light Direction and Ranging (LiDAR) In Production Vehicles. LiDAR Is A Low-Intensity, Non-Harmful, And Invisible Laser Beams, Which Can Help Compute Object Distance From The Sender (Autonomous Car). Volvo Intends To Do This In Partnership With Luminar, Who Has Made LiDAR Cheaper And Smaller In Size.
The UK Car Sales Has Plunged To Its Lowest In 74 Years. This Is All Thanks To The Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown Measures, As All Car Showrooms Were Also Impacted. Society for Motor Manufacturers And Traders (SMMT) Figures Show That Only 4,321 Cars Were Registered In April, The Lowest Monthly Level Since 1946.
Ford Is Expanding The Mustang Lineup, For The First Time In 55 Years, With The Release Of Its First Electric Car, A Mustang Mach-E. The Mach-E, An SUV, Comes With 459 HP, Can Accelerate From 0 to 60 MPH In About 3 Secs, With 210-300 Miles Traveling Distance Before Recharging. The Vehicle, Costing About $44,000, Will Hit The Market In Late 2020.
In A Bid To Reduce Nitrogen Oxide Pollution In Netherlands, To Save Jobs By Complying With The EU Law Protecting Nature, The Dutch Government Is Instigating Policies, From 2020, Which Include Cutting Day Time Speed Limit From 130Km/h To 100Km/h. Drivers Can Revert To Normal Limit Btw 19:00-06:00 When Only 8%-10% Of Cars Are On The Road.
BMW Is Painting A 2020 X6 Vantablack, Making It The First Blackest Black Car. The Color Is Said To Erase all The Car’s Curves. Vantablack, Black Vertically Aligned Nano Tube Array, The Blackest Black Matrix Made From Microscopic Bit Of Carbon, Is Great For Coating Space-Borne Materials Because It Easily Absorbs Light And Resist Cold Temperature.
Lyft Will Increase Its Fleet Of Autonomous Vehicle Taxis, In Couple Of Months, By Partnering With Waymo. The Option To Use Waymo’s Self-Driving Taxis Will Be Added To Lyft Hail App, In Phoenix, Arizona. Lyft Has Partnered With Various Other companies To Provide Autonomous Vehicle Taxis In California And Nevada.
It’s Pretty Cool For Vehicles To Be Fitted With Systems That Can Automatically Limit The Vehicle To The Speed Limit Of A Road, Especially Around Schools And Hospitals. It Seems Like This Is Among What The European Union Is Trying To Do With The Speed Limiter Policy For New Cars Sold As From 2022.
Electric And Hybrid Vehicles And Motorcycles Are Now Required To Emit Artificial Sound When Moving Quietly Under 12 MPH In Europe Or Moving Up To 18.6 MPH In USA. This Regulation, Which Is Geared Towards Protecting, E.G, Pedestrians And Cyclists, Expects These Vehicles And Motorcycles Types To Comply By 2021 In Europe And 2020 In USA.
Wow! Ford Is Planning To Install A Cellular Vehicle-To-Everything Technology In All Their New U.S. Models, Starting In 2022. The Technology Would Enable Ford Vehicles To Communicate Regarding Road Hazards, Auto-Pay For Fast-Food At Drive Throughs, Ease Traffic Flow By Talking To Stop Lights, And Improve Self-Driving Vehicle Technology .
From My Perspective, It Looks Like A Pretty Smart Idea To Test Self Driving Cars By Using Them As Grocery Delivery Vehicles Before Using Then To Transport People. This Is What Kroger, A Super Grocery Store, Is Doing By Teaming Up With A Start-up Nuro To Provide A Driverless Car For Groceries. Cool!.
I Just Can’t Get Enough Of The Developments In Saudi Arabia. Now, The Country is Set To Issue Driver’s License To Women, Come June 24, 2018, After A Decades-Old Ban. Saudi Arabia Is The Only Country In The World That Has Since Prevented Women From Driving. Cool!
Saudi Arabia Starts Issuing Driving Licenses To Women For The First Time…