Aptera Motors started taking orders for a three-wheeled solar car today and have the keys in your hand by next year. The curved, streamlined body gives the car a drag coefficient of 0.13, equipped with 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack, solar roof array called Never Charge. Read more at Car and Driver > Aptera Taking Orders for EV That It Claims Never Needs Charging
Waymo is building a fake city in rural Ohio that will be devoted to fine-tuning its self-driving cars’ urban driving skills. Waymo’s testing site is being built at the Transportation Research Center, include terrains like hills as well as high-speed and dense urban intersections to test all sorts of vehicles from safety, fuel economy and emissions to noise, crash simulation, and performance.
1/2 Waymo has secured two new facilities to advance the #WaymoDriver. First, we’re working with @TRCPG to co-develop an exclusive, first-of-its-kind testing environment that will model a dense urban environment. Second, we’re opening an R&D facility in Menlo Park, pic.twitter.com/WiX2vs2LxF
— Waymo (@Waymo) December 1, 2020
As AI-based self-adapting pricing algorithms increasingly used to quickly adjust the value of products and commodities in a dynamic market, anti-trust laws in Western society looks unfit for purpose to prevent companies from creating monopolies or colluding. Read more at Protecting consumers from collusive prices due to AI