In the recent years, we’ve started to see a shift in the trends where more companies are turning towards subscription-based services. We’ve already seen this with movies and TV shows, music, and we’ve also seen it extend to software, so it didn’t come as a surprise to learn that carmakers were also doing it.
Tesla’s Model S and Model X cars have been around for a while now, but it seems that after all this while, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is asking the company to recall both vehicles from the roads. This is apparently due to issues with the cars’ display, backup camera, window defogger and defroster, and more.
Sodium Cycles is back at CES with Xubaka, a unique 50 cc-equivalent mini electric motorcycle, entirely designed and handcrafted by French companies located in the South West of France (Nouvelle Aquitaine Region).Human-centric design and production process & a broad range of customization optionsThe Sodium Cycles’ manufacturing process is human-centric; whether customers order on the website or in the showroom, the Sodium Cycles team will work closely with them to customize […]
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Tali Connected is back at CES with the award-winning SP-1 Safety Beacon, a compact connected box for motorcycles that works with the Tali iT-C Smart Helmet, which won a CES 2020 Innovation Award.Dedicated to improving motorcyclists’ safety, the Tali iT-C Smart Helmet makes them more visible, thanks to its integrated lighting system that synchronizes with the motorcycle’s signal codes (Turn Signals and Brake Light).By wearing the Tali helmet that connects […]
Given that Apple has no commercial experience when it comes to making its own cars, it’s not surprising that the company is using its immense resources to try and acquire companies that might have said experience. In fact, a report from The Verge revealed that Apple tried to acquire EV startup Canoo back in 2020, but then those talks fell through and the acquisition obviously did not happen.
Word on the street has it that Apple apparently wants to build their own electric car, but obviously the company has no experience doing such a thing so it would make sense for them to partner with someone who does. Recently we heard that Hyundai was one of the potential partners for Apple’s project.
While it’s interesting that Apple could be interested in making its own cars, we did express our skepticism in their efforts, namely because Apple has no knowledge when it comes to making cars, or at least no experience. However, it turns out that Apple might have a manufacturing partner in Hyundai.
While Apple’s plans to transition away from Intel and use its own custom silicon for its computers was considered a bold step, we reckon that the company’s plans to launch their own car is probably one of their most ambitious (rumored) plans to date. This is because car manufacturing and transportation is something Apple isn’t exactly known for, nor is it something they have experience in.
Ideally, we would all drive cars powered by renewable energy, but it’s hard to make people change, especially when for many decades, we’ve been used to the idea of gas-powered vehicles. This is why the state of Massachusetts has announced that by 2035, they will ban the sale of new gas-powered cars.
While it might be a while before we see fully autonomous cars become mainstream, Tesla’s efforts are certainly evidence that we are progressing rather nicely. This is thanks to Whole Mars Catalog who recently shared a video on YouTube where they put Tesla’s Full Self-Driving beta feature to the test somewhat successfully.
One of the problems that EV owners face right now is the lack of dedicated EV chargers. Unlike gas stations that are ubiquitous, EV charging stations still lack that kind of coverage, which means that drivers need to plan their routes and hope that there’s a spot available. However, Volkswagen is hoping to address part of that problem.
If there is one thing we can appreciate about smarter cars is that they can receive software updates. This means that over time, your car can gain certain new features that will make driving it more enjoyable. Take for example Tesla, who recently released its promised holiday update.
Recently we have been hearing rumors that Apple’s rumored electric car could be arriving as soon as 2024. Given that we’re almost in 2021, this means that in the next 3 years or so, we will be graced with an Apple-made (possibly) self-driving, electric car. This 2024 date has been “confirmed” by several publications, but analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the wait could be longer.
While we have heard rumors about Apple making their own car in the past, recently the project was put under the spotlight again when it was suggested that it could debut in the next 4-5 years. So much so that when asked on LinkedIn about such a car, Volkswagen’s CEO replied by saying that they are looking forward to the competition.
One of the benefits of having a computer take the reins during a drive is that it has the potential to be more efficient, so imagine if an entire city were to take advantage of self-driving shuttles that can quickly and more nimbly ferry passengers around. This is the concept behind Toyota’s e-Palette electric autonomous shuttles.
The word on the street is that Apple is apparently working on their own car that could debut in the next 4-5 years. It seems like a massive undertaking for a company that has never produced a car before, and it seems that Apple could have actually made their lives a lot easier because according to the Elon Musk biography written by Ashlee Vance, Tesla’ CEO confirmed that he had […]
It has been rumored for a while that Apple could be working on a car of their own, and a more recent report suggested that the car could actually be launched in 2024. Now according to a new report from Reuters, they have “confirmed” the previous report and added a claim that the car will come with a “breakthrough battery”.
Self-driving cars seem like something that we can look forward to in the future. There is a lot of potential behind the technology, such as the potential to reduce accidents as computers should have faster reaction times than us, which means that avoiding obstacles and anticipating other drivers around us should be better.
Right now, pretty much all delivery trucks are driven by humans. The problem with this setup is that humans need rest, they can make mistakes, they can be delayed, and so on. All of this means that sometimes when you order something, it might not necessarily arrive in a timely manner.
For years we’ve been hearing rumors that Apple could be looking to build their own electric car. The company certainly seems to have an interest in automobiles, having poached quite a number of car specialists from various companies, plus the various patents we’ve seen all suggest that Apple is definitely eyeing the automobile industry.