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Nov 28, 2021

World’s Fastest Electric Car Charger Offers a Full Charge in 15 Minutes

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ABB’s Terra 360 modular charger can charge four vehicles at once.

Nov 28, 2021

2021’s Biggest Advancements in Artificial Intelligence

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2021 has been an incredible year in terms of advancements in the field of Artificial Intelligence Technologies. AI has managed to gain new abilities and managed to achieve the futuristic feat of taking over several jobs which previously only humans could perform. Whether it’s self-supervised learning, custom AI accelerators or neuromorphic chips, the future of AI is looking really bright and in this video, I’ll show you the biggest technological advancements of 2021 and what future technologies may come about very soon.

00:00 The beginning of AI Supremacy?
01:34 Custom AI Hardware.
04:01 Media generated completely by AI’s.
05:49 Self-Supervised Learning.
07:20 Self-driving cars.
08:49 Actually intelligent AI Assistants.
10:42 Last Words.

#ai #technology #2021

Nov 28, 2021

PepsiCo gets a permit to install Tesla Semi Megacharger

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According to the public papers given by Stanislaus County, PepsiCo. Gets approval to install a Tesla Semi Megacharger at its Modesto, California, factory.

According to the documents, the Stanislaus County Planning Commission issued a permit for the Megacharger installation on November 22nd. PepsiCo has been attempting to obtain installation privileges since the first submission of the application on April 21st. In the months between the application’s submission, permit issuance, and the Planning Commission conducted frequent inspections. Including a fire inspection. @MarcoRPTesla was the first to tweet about the permit approval.

Later this year, PepsiCo will be the first company to receive Tesla Semis. On CNBC earlier this month, CEO Ramon Laguarta stated the company would get the first Tesla Semi units in Q4. Implying that Tesla had around five weeks to deliver the trucks to PepsiCo.

Nov 28, 2021

Gas Engines & Electric Motors as Partners: The Plug-In-Hybrid is the Overlooked Ideal of the Auto Industry

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People may call electric cars the future, but with PHEVs an easier path may already be here.

Nov 27, 2021

Morgan Stanley says the semiconductor chip shortage for the auto industry is nearly over

Posted by in categories: computing, transportation

MS say that Malaysian semiconductor fabrication plants are back to 100%. auto chip shortage is now in the rear-view mirror I hope they are correct. I’d like to hear it from auto producers too though. Toyota, at least, is upbeat though:

Nov 27, 2021

AI That Tries To Be Funny Is Not Necessarily A Laughing Matter, Especially When Used By Self-Driving Cars

Posted by in categories: humor, robotics/AI, transportation

Humor can be quite useful.

Let’s see how.

Suppose you are having a bad day (I realize this seems a bit dour and gloomy, but the venerated gallantry of well-placed humor will turn this around, wait and see).

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Nov 26, 2021

This solar-powered electric bicycle is making a 6,500-mile loop around US

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Sushil Reddy is no stranger to long-distance electric bicycles rides, having broken the Guinness World Record back in 2016 with a 7,424 km (4,613 mile) ride across India. Since then he’s set his sights on solar power, performing several more long-distance solar-powered electric bike rides. Now he’s halfway through a 10,460 km (6,500 mile) ride around the US on a custom-built solar-powered electric bike as part of the SunPedal Ride project.

As the SunPedal Ride project explained:

“The SunPedal Ride is an outreach project started by Sushil Reddy in 2016. The idea is to have conversations about clean energy and sustainable mobility via endurance journeys undertaken on zero tail-pipe emission vehicles. Each edition of The SunPedal Ride is a new challenge which is executed by a team and supported by a group of sponsors/partners to spread the message via public interactions. A medium of a zero tail-pipe emissions vehicle is used in each edition of The SunPedal Ride.”

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Nov 26, 2021

World’s first autonomous, all-electric container ship

Posted by in categories: chemistry, robotics/AI, transportation

“We are proud to be able to showcase the world’s first fully electric and self-propelled container ship,” said Svein Holsether, CEO of Norwegian chemical company Yara International. “It will cut 1,000 tonnes of CO2 and replace 40,000 trips by diesel-powered trucks a year.”

Yara has collaborated since 2017 with maritime technology company Kongsberg to develop the ship, which sailed from Horten to Oslo, a distance of approximately 35 nautical miles (65 km). Powered by 7 MWh batteries, it uses an automatic identification system (AIS), cameras (including infrared), a lidar, and radar system. It will begin commercial operations in 2022, transporting mineral fertiliser between ports in southern Norway at up to 15 knots (28 km/h).

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Nov 26, 2021

Researchers suggest battery-powered trains could very soon be economically viable

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability, transportation

A small team of researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California has found that battery-powered trains could become economical as soon as 2023. In their paper published in the journal Nature Energy, the group argues that improved battery technology and cheap, renewable energy could soon allow battery power to compete with diesel fuel to power trains. Federico Zenith with NTNU, Trondheim, has published a News & Views piece in the same journal issue outlining the reasons for converting trains to battery power and gives an overview of the work done by the team on this new effort.

Trains, as Zenith notes, haul approximately 40 percent of intercity freight in the U.S., and sending things by train is cheaper than using trucks. Most of the freight trains in the U.S. run on , he states, spewing approximately 0.6 percent of total U.S. carbon emissions. In this new effort, the researchers suggest that switching to could prevent these emissions.

Electric trains in the U.S. get their power from overhead lines—a system that is expensive and inefficient. The team suggests that batteries could provide a better option; more specifically, they claim that a single locomotive equipped with a 14-megawatt battery system would be sufficient to replace a train powered by a diesel engine. They further claim that such a locomotive could carry a train approximately 240 kilometers on a single charge. This would consume half the energy of a diesel-powered train. And if the battery is charged using a renewable resource, it would reduce the carbon footprint of an electric train to zero.

Nov 26, 2021

First ‘robotaxis’ enter service in Beijing

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It looks like a normal car but the white taxi by the kerb has nobody driving it, and communicates with customers digitally to obtain directions and take payment.

Beijing this week approved its first autonomous taxis for commercial use, bringing dozens of the so-called “robotaxis” to the streets of the Chinese capital.

The vehicles can only carry two passengers at a time and are confined to the city’s southern Yizhuang area.

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