Some of this work can be done through simulation, which Waymo has also continued to use through the pandemic. Simulations only test the software, however, while closed-course tests of real cars at Castle show how the software and hardware work together. Cars are sent onto the test track after they have successfully completed a scenario in a simulation, validating the simulation results and allowing engineers to check for any real-world factors that might affect performance. … [Read more...] about Lockdown couldn’t keep Waymo from testing self-driving cars … in a fake city
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Specifications The most potent version of the Air is the Dream Edition, which boasts 1,080 horsepower, can run the quarter mile in 9.9 seconds, and will do zero to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, according to Lucid. That’s pretty impressive for a luxury sedan, but the Tesla Model S Performance can do zero to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds, according to its maker. Lucid will also offer Touring and Grand Touring versions of the Air, with 800 hp and 620 hp, respectively. A less-powerful base model and a 1,300 hp high-performance version are also in the works. … [Read more...] about Grounded for years, the Lucid Air electric car is finally ready to fly
But the automation that seems to most concern drivers at Iowa 80 concerns their log books. Truck firms are shifting drivers over to computerized logs – and they hate it. The new system adds another layer of oversight to an industry that is already heavily regulated, and will limit where and when drivers can stop. A driver looking to add an extra 30 minutes to his ride in order to make it to the truck stop rather than rest up in a layby might find that option gone, under a system that is centrally controlled rather than filled in by him in the log books that occupy a long shelf in Iowa 80’s giant trucker store. … [Read more...] about End of the road: will automation put an end to the American trucker?
Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd. has announced the launch of its global 'MESMA 48' electric vehicle platform, on the occasion of World EV Day. The company is also one of the founding partners of the World EV Day, hosted by Green.TV — dedicated to highlighting the benefits of electric mobility. … [Read more...] about Mahindra Electric Launches ‘MESMA 48’ EV Platform On World EV Day: Here Are All The Details!
NEW DELHI: Next week the 2018 Paris Motor Show will begin at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Along with the auto shows in Geneva and Frankfurt, it’s among the largest car events in Europe. And yet, the splashiest thing about it may be that there won’t be much automotive energy behind it.“It seems that there are more brands that are skipping than that are attending,” says Rebecca Lindland, the executive analyst at Kelley Blue Book. “No VW? No FCA? No Nissan? No Mini? The list goes on! Really, it seems that the Paris Motor Show is suffering from the effects of trend shifting as much as the traditional auto sector is.” Brands that want to show off en vogue electric vehicles and self-driving technology are often now looking outside the traditional car show circuit to hawk their wares.Even resurrected and freshly minted luxury brands such as Lagonda, Aston Martin’s new electric marque, and Polestar, Volvo’s just-launched luxury subsidiary, … [Read more...] about Team Germany (Audi, BMW, Mercedes) to Dominate Paris Motor Show