Wed.Aug 12, 2020

FMCW LIDAR by Scantinel: Game changer for autonomous driving

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by Dr. Michael Richter, Managing Director, Scantinel Photonics. LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is considered to be the key technology for self-propelled vehicles. Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) LIDAR—a cumbersome abbreviation for a disruptive technology—will facilitate the breakthrough in autonomous driving and, according to experts, will completely force the currently used Time of Light (TOF) LIDAR systems out of the market.

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Hyperion XP-1 hydrogen fuel-cell supercar touts 1,000-mile range, 221-mph top speed

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What has a claimed top speed of 221 mph, 0-60 mph acceleration faster than 2.2 seconds, a range of up to 1,016 miles, no tailpipe emissions, and could only be practically run in one state at present? The answer is the Hyperion XP-1, an exclusive hydrogen fuel-cell supercar that “was partially designed to function as an educational tool for

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New top model PHEV in the BMW 5 Series

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With almost 50,000 units, BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid models were the most successful electrified models in the BMW Group’s portfolio worldwide in 2019. With an increase from two to five models featuring innovative plug-in hybrid drive by November 2020, the new BMW 5 Series offers the largest range of PHEVs within one BMW Group model series. The new top-of-the-range BMW 545e xDrive Sedan (combined fuel consumption: 2.4 – 2.1 l/100 km; combined power consumption: 16.3 – 15.3

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In some EVs, the cabin cooling system helps speed up fast-charging

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In some electric cars, the hardware that keeps occupants cool does the same for the battery pack. The air-conditioning condensers for EVs are for more than just cabin comfort, in many cases, supplier Mahle noted in a recent press release. They help keep the battery cool during driving and are especially important during higher-power fast-charging. Batteries

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FEV testing suggests Lucid Air will have an EPA range of 517 miles on a single charge

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Lucid Motors announced independent range verification of 517 miles on a single charge for its forthcoming Lucid Air all-electric sedan. This new benchmark range was secured with FEV North America, Inc. in Auburn Hills, Michigan, applying the EPA's Multicycle Test Procedure (SAE J1634 Oct 2012 Standard) with the standard adjustment factor. The results suggest that the Lucid Air is the longest EPA-range electric vehicle to date.

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Getting ready: Rivian CEO provides video walkthrough of electric-truck factory

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Rivian is making steady progress toward the start of production of its electric pickup trucks and SUVs, a video released by the company Tuesday showed. In the roughly three-minute video, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe provides a walkthrough of the company's Normal, Illinois, factory. Formerly owned by Mitsubishi, the factory has been outfitted with. youtube

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Germany awards G+L innotec funding for development of fuel cell technology using media gap motor: Project REZEBT

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G+L innotec is an R&D service provider and concentrates on the development of the Media Gap Motor (MGM). The MGM is a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) with the special feature of a hermetically sealed system in which the stator inner diameter is oversized in relation to the rotor or the permanent magnet outer diameter. This large air gap allows the transport of various media between rotor and stator in the axial direction.

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ExxonMobil to buy 2.5M barrels of renewable diesel per year for 5 years from Global Clean Energy

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ExxonMobil has signed an agreement with Global Clean Energy Holdings to purchase 2.5 million barrels of renewable diesel per year for five years from a converted California refinery starting in 2022. As background, globally, in 2019, ExxonMobil sold some 1.9 million barrels per day of heating oils, kerosene and diesel oils. The US share of that was 449,000 barrels per day.

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2020 Audi S3 range arrives with sub-5 second 0-62mph time

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The Audi S3 range has been updated for 2020, ushering in more power than ever, a host of new tech and the same styling overhaul we’ve already seen on the standard A3 range

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Toshiba’s Visconti 4 image recognition processor selected by leading Chinese manufacturer for ADAS

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Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation announced that Zhejiang Asia-Pacific Mechanical & Electronic Co. APG), one of China’s leading manufacturers of vehicle braking systems, will deploy the Visconti 4 image-recognition processor in its next-generation advanced driver assistance system (ADAS). This marks the first time that a Visconti family processor will be mass-produced for a company outside Japan.

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2020 Kia Sorento: pricing and spec revealed

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The all-new Kia Sorento is now available to lease, labelled “the most high-tech Kia ever

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Ibeo and ams solid-state LiDAR technology used by Great Wall Motor to enable future autonomous driving vehicles

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ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, and Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH, the German specialist and a global technology supplier for automotive LiDAR sensor technology and the associated software, confirmed that ams Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) technology is a core component of Ibeo’s newly-developed solid-state LiDAR solution, ibeoNEXT.

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