Category: Cars

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JumpsPower AMG5T torch jump starts car

Posted by stromium – December 23, 2016

JumpsPower displays here their AMG5T torch that can jump start a car with upto 3.5L displacement, can also be used as a powerbank, and comes with a 1000-lumen Cree T6 LED flashlight with two different modes. Sold in Norway, Australia and HK, it costs US$129-159 depending on the model. The other model is the AMG6S that resembles a power bank. The company is also promoting their proprietary spark-proof clamp to be used with their starter products.

NXP shows Connectivity, Embedded, Mobile and Automotive Technology

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 21, 2016

NXP connectivity technology is incorporated in a variety of devices such as embedded, automotive, and mobile devices. NXP technology is used in a NFC ring which can be used to activate an electric motorcycle or other vehicles. Most cars in the world use NXP technology for connectivy and other automotive functions. NXP also offers wireless charging technology called Qi. NXP amplifiers can be turn a phone speaker into a microphone to improve audio quality and noise cancellation of smartphones. NXP is the market leader in NFC technology.

Airwheel Dual Wheel Self-balance Scooter 16″ Tire 4″ LCD display App control

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 20, 2016

Airwheel shows their self-balance scooters series from single wheel to two wheels. Airwheel A3 comes with unique seated design and two wide 16’’inch wheels, features a 4’’inch LED display for showing battery life, speed and miles achieved, powered with 1000W motor and 520WH battery up to 40 miles stance. You can use customized app to control Airwheel A3 like GPS position, speed control, safety lock by app control via smart phone. Build-in dual Bluetooth speaker allows you enjoy the music while driving.

MOIA New Ride Sharing Company by Volkswagen

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 18, 2016

MOIA is Volkswagen's attempt at influencing the ride sharing future, an attempt by Volkswagen Group at competing with Uber. MOIA aims to improve transportation in urban areas and will be city specific. MOIA is one piece of Volkswagen's to increase diversification by 2025. MOIA plans to partner and invest in startups to implement new ideas in Ride Sharing. As Volkswagen plans to more and more electric cars and self driving cars, here is going to be one of their initiatives to influence how the future of cars are going to be implemented in society.

You can watch MOIA's unveiling at Techcrunch disrupt here:

NXP S32V vision processor for self-driving cars

Posted by stromium – December 15, 2016

An application engineer from NXP demonstrates here their S32V234 automotive-grade image recognition processor that is meant to be used in autonomous self-driving vehicle applications. The board uses 4 Cortex-A53 cores , and an "Apex" signal processor that allows the image to be split into parts and processed on with algorithms in addition to an ISP for filtering. The demonstration is a camera feed processed to show object tracking, with relative motion speed and direction indicated. The board is also meant to recognize traffic signals , and supports 4 cameras with specific framerates for 360° vision processing.

Automated Robotic EV Charger by PowerHydrant

Posted by Charbax – December 5, 2016

Interview with PowerHydrant. PowerHydrant is an early stage startup focused on applying the "smart phone dividend" to deliver 3D sensor based conductive autonomous fast-charging for Autonomous Vehicles and eMobility. Based in Boston's Innovation District, PowerHydrant is a member of the MIT Startup Exchange and part of Autodesk's inaugural Startups-in-Residence (STIR) group. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2016 in Santa Clara California.

Shockwave Motors Defiant Electric 3 seater Roadster

Posted by Charbax – November 29, 2016

Interview with Shockwave Motors. They are making electric cars 'cool' by providing a high performance, all-electric roadster that is pollution free, economical, and fun to drive. The roadster has up to a 100 mile range and can be recharged from a standard 120-volt outlet in about 8 hours; providing a daily range of up to 200 miles. The roadster recharges in less than 3 hours when plugged into a Level ll Charger. For more information see http://www.shockwavemotors.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com

TwinTorq Electric-Hydraulic Engine extends range by 45% for EV Buses

Posted by Charbax – November 22, 2016

KersTech develops and manufactures their TwinTorq motor providing they claim a major leap in energy efficiency over conventional electric motors, significantly increasing driving range and runtime. The TwinTorq motor combines an electric motor with a hydraulic motor in a single compact unit, with the hydraulic motor providing high efficiency starting torque at slower speeds and the electric motor high efficiency running torque at higher speeds. Both the electric and hydraulic systems regenerate energy during deceleration to replenish the battery and hydraulic accumulator in their respective speed ranges. The hydraulic motor can be disengaged during electric mode. Controller software manages the electric and hydraulic systems to optimize energy usage. The net effect is that the hydraulic power at low speed/high torque reduces battery demand to preserve electric energy and increase battery range by up to 45%, or enables the use of smaller batteries. And because they use hydraulics for launch acceleration and energy regeneration, minimizing high battery charges and discharges, they are kinder to batteries so they last longer. The TwinTorq motor uses simple physics and proven, reliable technologies in a novel fashion. Because hydraulic motors are 3 times more efficient than electric motors for acceleration and brake energy regeneration at lower speeds, during deceleration they recover energy hydraulically, as pressure in an accumulator. Then they release the pressure to accelerate the vehicle without using the electric motor and battery. There’s the big energy saving, because high-torque acceleration chews up battery energy. By replacing low efficiency electric energy with high efficiency hydraulic energy during launch and low speed acceleration the TwinTorq motor preserves battery energy to increase driving range and runtime by up to 45%. TwinTorq’s unique design integrates shared electric and hydraulic components, reducing component and production costs. The motor’s coaxial and coplanar architecture in combination with their patented 90° gear drive enables axial compactness or “flatness”, allowing low-in- the-chassis mounting to improve space utilization and lower center of gravity. TwinTorq is an ideal solution for commercial electric vehicles with frequent-start- stop drive cycles where range and battery life directly impacts productivity and operating cost. Their first application is electric forklifts, because 65% of new forklifts are already electric, and then we’ll address city and shuttle buses; garbage, freight and parcel trucks; and other heavy electric vehicles. This video was filmed at the IDTechEx USA 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

Keynote: Nuon Solar Team Solar Car: Together We Power The Future

Posted by Charbax – November 21, 2016

The Nuon Solar Team has been building and racing solar cars since 2001. They have participated in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge eight times and placed first six times. The race is 3000+ kilometres through the desert of Australia from Darwin to Adelaide or in South Africa from Pretoria to Cape Town, were this team of students from the Technical University Delft have done their utmost best to win the race. The Keynote speaker here is Winnifred Noorlander, she has been studying Civil Engineering at the Technical University since 2013. Since the beginning of this year she has been responsible for the Public Relations of the Nuon Solar Team. She takes care of organizing events for the team and also helps with manufacturing the solar car whenever possible. With a passion for high-end technologies and sustainability she will do everything she can to keep the world title solar racing in Holland.

Nuon Solar Team at IDTechEx USA 2016

Posted by Charbax – November 21, 2016

The Nuon Solar Team has been world champion 8 times over the last 16 years of the world solar car championship, on October 1, 2016 they won the Solar Challenge in South Africa from Pretoria to Cape Town beating solar-powered vehicles designed by groups from all over the world. They drove 4,717 kilometres in the Nuna8, now holding the world record for the longest distance ever driven during a solar race.