Rivian, Rivian, Rivian. Everyone’s talking about Rivian. And I can see why. I was at the LA Auto Show when Rivian launched their new R1T and S1T back in 2018, and obviously I wish I’d paid more attention, because back then I remember thinking, “cool! Anyway.” Fast-forward to 2021 and Rivian transformed itself from a … More Can Rivian beat Tesla?
It’s perhaps a bit sad but cars are becoming smartphone on wheels, defined by their software and their tech, not by their engines. The auto market per se is struggling, but the tech aspect of it is thriving. Mercedes-Benz, for example, has partnered up with LG Electronics to develop the infotainment system in the EQS. … More LG Electronics will help Mercedes with the infotainment system
The New York Times, like the vast majority of traditional media outlets, tend to overemphasise what Tesla and Musk do, and they’re very happy to badmouth both the company and the CEO whenever they can. However, in a weird turn of events, the Times actually praised Tesla for setting a new production record despite the … More New York Times ‘calls out’ Tesla, explains how it got around the chip crisis
I think it’s always important to detach your emotions from reality when it comes to new technology. We can add them later, criticise, appreciate, love, hate. But we should never think “I don’t like this, therefore it shouldn’t exist”. It’s a natural reaction, but not the healthy one. Mainly because our opinions don’t change facts. … More Hyundai wants to take us to Mars through the Metaverse
Automakers regularly use words like ‘pioneering’ and ‘reinventing’ but this time, BMW has really done something special. The company has invented a new type of paint that can change colour on demand. They call it ‘E Ink’. They’re showcasing this new technology at the Las Vegas CES as we speak. Stella Clarke, Head of the … More You can now change the colour of your BMW on demand!
Apple wants to build a car, everyone knows that, but nobody knows when, or how, or whether they’ll actually pull it off. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the tech industry, Apple rival Huawei has actually built a car. They call it the ‘Aito M5’, and it’s equipped with Huawei’s HarmonyOS. It’s an SUV, par for the course, … More Would you buy a Huawei car?
Elon Musk was recently named “[Time] Person of The Year” and after the ‘ceremony’, he said Tesla will begin accepting Dogecoin (DOGE) payments for some merchandise, *not* for the cars. At least for now. Musk said that, as a means of payment, dogecoin is actually better than bitcoin (mostly because of transaction fees and speed). … More Tesla will begin accepting Dogecoin, Musk says ‘it’s better than bitcoin’
Bentley said they can locate Santa’s missing reindeer by using the complex system of ADAS that the Bentayga uses. The Bentayga uses a variety of ADAS, which obviously stands for Advanced Deer Alert System – as we all know – including Night Vision with 110 LEDs, which is also equipped with thermal imaging sensors, designed … More Bentley says the Bentayga can find Santa’s missing reindeer
Porsche went on a shopping spree, investing in a bunch of companies mostly in the tech sector. This is their latest addition, a start-up called 1Komma5. Based out of Hamburg, Germany, 1Komma5 wants to operate in the energy sector by providing decentralised solutions for household necessities such as air-conditioning for your home. What they do … More Porsche wants to run its own electricity network, and that’s why they’ve been investing like crazy
As it turns out, gamers were right. They’ve been right all along. A digital, virtual reality is coming, a metaverse where we can do things, buy things, see things. Whatever else we may think of it, it’s relevant, and it’s also a huge market, with potential. Automakers know this and they’ve been paying attention. Alpine … More I want to drive the new Porsche Vision Granturismo to the Metaverse