Volkswagen’s latest robot makes charging your electric vehicle as easy as charging your phone!

With the world’s population under quarantine, nature is showing signs of coming back to life, literally! With reports coming in globally – dolphins in the ports of Cagliari, China seeing clear blue skies to even fishes swimming in clear canal water of Venice, it is obvious that when humanity makes a true effort to save the world, nature responds! But present circumstances kept aside, how easy is it to make such eco-friendly changes to our infrastructure that can affect the population on such a global scale? This is one of the questions the designers at Volkswagen plan to resolve with their latest creation – the Mobile Charging Robots!

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Volkswagen is testing anti-vomit technology for autonomous cars

 

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VW’s solution is better than a barf bag, but testing continues on the perfect solution to a messy problem.

One-third of all people are highly susceptible to motion sickness, according to the National Institutes of Health.

It tends to get worse when that susceptible person is a passenger instead of a driver, which will be the case more often as self-driving cars and semi-autonomous driving features enter the mainstream.

Volkswagen is testing solutions to carsickness in self-driving cars that involve such features as red and green LED lights and movable seats.

Forget the technical and safety challenges facing self-driving cars’ march toward the mainstream: good old-fashioned carsickness is coming up as a worthy consideration for automakers designing autonomous vehicles. Volkswagen has announced that it has set scientists in Wolfsburg, Germany, on the task of studying motion sickness in autonomous cars and developing anti-puke solutions (our term, not VW’s).

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What is Volkswagen’s MEB platform?

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The electric car offensive from Volkswagen will soon begin. After years of laggin behind other carmakers because of the research it needed to do, the German auto giant promises that thanks to its new modular platform, there will be ten million electric Volkswagen group cars on the roads in the coming years.

This new platform, the one which allows for this electric revolution is referred to by Volkswagen as the MEB. That’s kind of short for Modular Electrification Toolkit.

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HP’s new 3-D printers build items not of plastic but of steel

 

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HP is hoping its new Metal Jet 3-D printers will provide inroads into manufacturing sectors such as automobiles and medical devices.HP

WHEN YOU THINK about 3-D printing, chances are you think of little plastic doodads created by desktop devices like those made by MakerBot. Computing and printer giant HP wants you to think about metal.

Today the company announced the Metal Jet printer, an industrial-scale 3-D printer that builds items not of plastic but of steel.

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VW’s iconic microbus is making a comeback in 2022 — and it’s getting a big update

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The original Volkswagen microbus went out of production in 2013 due to safety concerns. Volkswagen

Volkswagen is revamping its iconic microbus with the I.D. Buzz.

The vehicle will be fully electric and hit dealerships in 2022.

It will feature a customizable interior and tech features that will eventually move the car toward autonomous driving.

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Didi and Volkswagen partner to develop a ‘purpose-built’ fleet and scale up autonomous driving capabilities

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Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is nearing an agreement with Volkswagen (VW) to deploy a “purpose-built” fleet of VW vehicles in its home country, according to The Wall Street Journal.

As part of the joint venture, the German carmaker would provide around 100,000 vehicles, electric and autonomous vehicle technology, and manage the fleet.

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Electric cars with 310 to 373 miles of range are possible by 2020

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The head of Volkswagen’s powertrain development, Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser, thinks that electric cars with over 300 miles of range aren’t too far off. The foundation of his argument is that the energy density of electric car batteries has been improving rapidly and will continue to do so.

 

 

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Volkswagen’s futuristic flying car concept

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Seeing a flying cars in a sci-fi movie is a common site. The flying car has won hearts of many science fiction fanatics. Be it the glass bubble from “The Jetsons” or the cab from “The Fifth Element,” all these vehicles have mesmerized audiences for a long now. (Video)

 

 

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6 major brands that have been resurrected from the dead

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The LEGO Group has been around since 1932.

It’s not unusual for some brands to die out. But rarely some brands come back from the dead. Many brands like New Coke, Circuit City, and Borders are likely to be gone forever. But some companies find that certain dying brands still have some attraction for consumers. Maybe because at one time they were well-known, at least well enough to make them worthwhile targets for new investment.  (Pics)

 

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