Tag: Tech

Dealers Find Customers Want Less Talking, More Texting During Pandemic

The world of customer service is an ever-changing one, but if the Covid pandemic has taught U.S. consumers one thing, it’s that a lot of long conversations can be avoided with a text. Automotive News (subscription required) reports that customers at dealership service centers are increasingly eager to have most communications happen via text message. According […]

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British Company Is Developing A $2 Million Hydrogen Hypercar With 1,100 HP

A British engineering company by the name of Viritech has previewed a hydrogen-powered hypercar it is in the midst of developing. Dubbed the Apricale, it is being designed primarily as a technical showcase for the company’s hydrogen fuel-cell technology and aims to demonstrate the advantages of hydrogen vehicles over electric powertrains. What this being said, […]

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Williams And Italdesign Partner On High-Performance EV Architecture

Williams Advanced Engineering and Italdesign have partnered to create an advanced electric vehicle platform. This architecture, dubbed EVX, sees the front and rear chassis structures mounted to the carbon composite case, meaning crash loads can be transferred via internal reinforcements to the integrated side sills. This results in improved torsional stiffness and reduces the reliance […]

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Toyota To Buy Lyft’s Autonomous Vehicle Division For $550 Million

Ride-hailing giant Lyft is selling its autonomous vehicle division to a subsidiary of Toyota for $550 million. Media reports have confirmed that Toyota’s Woven Plant Holdings subsidiary will acquire Lyft’s ‘Level 5’ self-driving division for $550 million in cash. Of this, $200 million will be provided to Lyft up front while the remaining $350 million […]

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Porsche To Establish Battery Cell Plant In Germany

Porsche plans to establish a factory in Germany to manufacture battery cells for the brand’s forthcoming range of electric vehicles. During a recent interview with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemiene Sonntagszeitung, Porsche chief executive Oliver Blume revealed that the plant will be built in the town of Tuebingen. “Battery cells are a key technology for Germany’s […]

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You Can Now Control Your Lamborghini Huracan EVO With Alexa Via OTA

‘Alexa, I’m cold’, is one of the many voice commands supported by the 2021 Lamborghini Huracan EVO, as the Italian supercar has become smarter with the integration of the Amazon Alexa. The personal assistant can control comprehensive in-car functions. For instance, owners can access the climate control, seat heating, navigation system and lights, and manage […]

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Porsche Teams Up With Bill Nye To Teach You How The Taycan Works

Using his trademark real-world examples and with an animated whiteboard, Bill Nye has partnered with Porsche to talk us through the Taycan’s many features in a series of short, concise, easy-to-understand videos. Even if you get all of this stuff already, they’re still fun to watch. The series covers fairly basic stuff, like regenerative braking, […]

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