Happy Wednesday. We have news on the LA Auto Show, Mazda, Hyundai, Buick, Zoox, a $50 Giveaway (your odds are looking great), and more.
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Sony Honda Mobility plans to challenge Tesla by having superior entertainment in their joint venture EV and may even include a PlayStation 5. To get to this point, autonomous driving will need to evolve so that the driver can enjoy this upgraded experience. Sony Honda Mobility believes that its content, services, and entertainment technologies will give them a leg up on its competition. The Vision S EV is anticipated to be released in 2025.
In other EV News
- Details on Buick’s first electric vehicle were leaked in China. The Electra E5 will be based on GM’s Ultium platform, the same electric architecture that is being used by Chevy and Cadillac. Trademarks have already been filed in the US for Buick Electra models 1 through 9.
- To increase the adoption of electric vehicles, Hyundai launched a home charging ecosystem. Hyundai Home utilizes solar panels, energy storage, and EV charging for Hyundai owners.
- What were the fastest-selling electric vehicles on Auto Trader in October? The Kia EV6 and the BMW i4, both were selling in 20 days.
- Mazda unveiled a nearly $11 billion plan to make its vehicles electric. Mazda raised its EV global sales target to 40% by 2030 (previously 25%) and is even considering investing in battery production.
- American and European companies want to use sodium and sulfur to develop electric batteries. Why? The materials are a lot cheaper and readily available.
- Ford has partnered with Rockwell to fulfill the company’s need for bottlenecks.
- China’s battery supply chain tops Bloomberg’s NEF ranking for the third time. Canada came in second, and the U.S. came in third.
Top 4 EVs of LA
We had a great time at Automobility LA last week and got to see some amazing vehicles. We counted over 40 EVs from various manufacturers and look forward to even more next year. There were so many new EVs, and we put together our list of our Top 4:
- Coming in at Number 4, Because we love a good American muscle car combined with future tech, the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT. I look forward to making some 11s in this muscle monster.
- At number 3, a big surprise this year, was the unveiling of the Genesis X Convertible. The pictures don’t do this vehicle justice. It’s a beautiful vehicle and perfect for a sunny day in California.
- Our runner-up is one of the best-looking cars I’ve ever seen. The hydrogen fuel cell EV, Hyundai N Vision 74. It has a fantastic retro vibe combined with future tech. Please bring this to the roads Hyundai.
- Our favorite EV of the LA Auto Show comes down to a beautiful design in and out and for the creativity of throwing a tent on top, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo. We are in Colorado; camping is part of our culture.
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-John @ Mobility EVo
There’s a new sheriff in town. An autonomous patrol robot has been launched in Seoul, South Korea to alert police of dangerous activity. The robot, named “Goalie”, is a moving surveillance camera meant to capture the blind spots of CCTV. Goalie weighs about 300 kg and drives autonomously using satellite navigation and LIDAR to sense pedestrians and obstacles, as well as thermal imaging to be able to patrol at night. However, under current South Korean law, Goalie is not technically allowed to operate and is currently being chaperoned by a human during all testing in the sandbox environment.
In other AV News
- A Zoox autonomous vehicle testing in Las Vegas was not in self-driving mode when it crashed earlier in the week.
- Expect Geely’s Zeekr to produce autonomous cars with Waymo by 2024.
- Malaysian company Kommu offers a technology called KommuAssist to turn gas-powered vehicles into Level 2 autonomous cars.
- Einride’s founder wants to produce autonomous freight vehicles in the future.
- Stellantis acquires aiMotive for a better chance to reach Stellantis’s DareForward 2030 goals.
- Researchers at Purdue have designed a fully autonomous vehicle, a project called EASI RIDER, for people with disabilities.
- Waabi’s self-driving tech is ready to be tested on public roads in the United States.
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