Artificial intelligence how Lidar see the future

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk branded the laser scanning system Lidar ( light detection and ranging) which is being touted as the best way for autonomous cars to sense their environment. In April he said, Lidar was expensive and unnecessary as he believes that cameras combined with artificial intelligence will be enough to allow cars to…

Telsa’ to build cars in Germany

Elon Musk announced that Tesla would build its first European production plant in Grünheide, a small town south-east of Berlin, near its new international airport, prompted Peter Altmaier, economics minister to say “further proof of how attractive Germany is as a place to make cars”, and was a “milestone” on Germany’s path towards electro-mobility. The…

Dyson U-turn for electric cars

Dyson pulls the plug on electric cars.  The billionaire businessman had hoped to harness his group’s  expertise in battery systems, aerodynamics and high-tech manufacturing  to break into a fiercely competitive industry. Weekly meetings of the auto team run by former BMW and Nissan executive Roland Krueger, who joined Dyson in January 2019, reviewed the outlook…

97-year-old professor Goodenough wins Noble Prize

John Goodenough of the University of Texas in Austin, who is still active in research to lead the development of rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries that power everything mobile phones to laptops and even electric vehicles, at the age of 97. John Goodenough was the oldest laureate in any discipline in the 118-year history of Nobel Prizes,…

Porsche increase stake to 15.5 per cent in Rimac

Porsche which took 10 per cent stake in Rimac Automobil, the Coratian electric car group has raised its holdings to 15.5 per cent stake to push into battery technology.  Rimac builds its own cars but also supplies battery and hybrid technology to high-performance car makers across the industry. The German brand plans to spend €6bn…

Automous bus testing in Singapore

Singapore has unleashed a self-driving robot bus and tentatively stated to test a fleet of shuttles inits coastal district of Sentosa this week. Tan Nai Kwan, chief robotics engineer at ST Engineering systems said safety was paramount duromg the testing phase and the company is taking no chances. On the first day of the trial …

UK is falling behing in battery manfucturing

Lithium Ion batteries were developed in 1980 at Oxford University but were first commercialised by Japan’s Sony in 1991 for use in its camcorders. Anil Srivastave CEO of Swiss Battery make Leclanche, said “UK needs to focus on how to commercialise innovations made in its universities and then scale them up quickly as their a…