AD #3236 – Tesla Secures U.S. Nickel Deal; Mitsubishi Reveals Electric Kei Car; Using Sound to Clean Sensors

January 11th, 2022 at 11:41am

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Runtime: 8:07

0:07 Tesla Secures U.S. Nickel Deal
0:38 Tesla Has Record Month in China
1:09 VW Misses Chinese EV Sales Target
1:58 Tundra Gets New Top Model
2:44 Ford Teams to Make Motorhomes
3:09 Mitsubishi Reveals Tokyo Concepts
4:50 Using Sounds to Clean Sensors
5:29 3D Printed Antenna Improves ADAS
6:24 Solid State Lidar Prices Coming Down
7:12 Hand Held Battery Tester

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AD #3235 – Tesla Facing Battery Shortage?; EV Startups See Big Drops; Ford Warns Dealers About Upcharging for Lightning

January 10th, 2022 at 11:46am

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Runtime: 7:54

0:07 Tesla Delays Due to Battery Shortage?
0:55 EV Startups See Big Drops
1:37 Ford Hires Audi’s Top Sales Exec.
2:46 GM Recognizes Cali’s Standard-Setting Authority
3:23 Tesla Raises FSD Price
3:50 Luxury Brands Have Good Sales Year
4:41 Ford Warns Dealers About Upcharging
6:03 Stellantis Vans Going All-Electric in Europe
6:38 Audi Enters Range-Extender Into Dakar Rally

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Element Tests & Certifies Everything from Batteries to AVs – CES 2022

January 7th, 2022 at 2:55pm

Element Materials Technology is a company that can test and certify practically any system or component. Its main focus is on highly regulated markets where there’s not a lot of room for error. So, for the auto industry it’s testing batteries, AV systems and connected devices for operation and hackability. We were once told, ‘if you can’t test it, you can’t improve it’ and that’s kind of what Element is all about.

AD #3234 – Mexico Ramps Up Fight with U.S.; EV Sales Outperform Total Market; Volkswagen ID BUZZ Reveal Coming Soon

January 7th, 2022 at 11:59am

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Runtime: 8:37

0:07 Mexico Ramps Up Fight With the U.S.
0:57 EV Sales Outperform Total Market
1:47 ID BUZZ Reveal Coming in March
2:29 Volvo Readies Highway Assist System
3:20 BMW Aims to Improve In-Vehicle Entertainment
4:00 Hyundai Teams to Develop Virtual Manufacturing Plant
5:35 Magna Helps Electrify Pickups & LCVs
6:19 You Said It!

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ATW #2601 – Myths, Urban Legends & Misinformation About Public EV Charging

January 6th, 2022 at 8:37pm

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Mark LaNeve, Charge Enterprises
Sarah Nielsen, Consumers Energy
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The public is hyper aware that a wave of electric cars is about to hit the market. But the public doesn’t know a lot about the public EV charging infrastructure. And in many cases what it knows is flat out wrong. Mark LaNeve, the president of Charge Enterprises, and Sarah Nielsen, the executive director of Transportation, Renewables and Storage from Consumers Energy, set the record straight.

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Continental Improving Safety Through Technology – CES 2022

January 6th, 2022 at 5:05pm

Continental is taking V2X technology to a new level, where cars are not just communicating with other vehicles and infrastructure. It’s stitching that information together to provide vehicles with a much broader understanding of what’s going on in their environment. Tamara Snow, the head of Research and Advanced Engineering at Continental explains how V2X Collective Perception works. She also talks about three other technologies with intriguing names: the Transparent Vehicle, Switchable Privacy Display, and ShyTech Display.

Toyota’s Solid State Battery Only 2-3 Years Away, Debuts in Hybrids – CES 2022

January 6th, 2022 at 4:24pm

Toyota is well along in developing its solid state batteries for electric cars, says Gill Pratt, Toyota’s Chief Scientist and head of the Toyota Research Institute. But those batteries will debut in hybrids because the duty cycle is much more challenging than in BEVs. He also provides an update on Toyota’s autonomous technology, including what it calls Guardian and Chauffeur.

Gentex’s Mirrors Can Monitor The Driver & The Whole Cabin – CES 2022

January 6th, 2022 at 4:00pm

Who knew you could do so much with mirror technology in cars? Gentex continues to come up with creative solutions, such as allowing drivers to take a selfie, take a picture of where they’re driving, and automatically post it to social media with out distracting the driver. Steve Downing, the CEO of Gentex, takes us on a tour of their CES booth, including advanced driver monitoring technology and an intriguing electrochromic sun visor.

AD #3233 – Cadillac Reveals Future AV; Stellantis & Amazon Partner; Toyota to Hit EV Credit Threshold

January 6th, 2022 at 11:47am

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Runtime: 7:45

0:07 BrightDrops Adds Another Customer
0:58 Chevy Reveals Equinox EV
1:55 Cadillac Shows Future AV
2:42 GM Co-Developed UltraCruise w/ Qualcomm
4:07 BMW Concept Features Color Changing Wrap
4:54 Stellantis & Amazon Partner
5:47 Toyota to Run Out of EV Credits
6:31 LG Eyes Autonomous Shuttle Tech

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Chrysler Brand Prepares For The Global Market – CES 2022

January 5th, 2022 at 6:33pm

The Chrysler brand is down to two models in the showrooms, but help is on the way. Moreover, it’s setting its sights on the global market. Chris Feuell, the CEO of the Chrysler brand says first they have to get everything in order in North America, but then she wants to expand from there. The all-electric Chrysler Airflow concept is indicative of the kinds of new models that will populate the showrooms. But the production version will be far more expressive than what the concept looks like today.