- Facelift Model 3 exposed, front and rear bumpers may be redesigned
- Peugeot Inception concept car will be unveiled at CES 2023
- It is reported that Tesla's Shanghai factory will take the initiative to reduce production by 20%
- 25% of Hengchi employees will stay without pay for 1-3 months
- Volkswagen responds to a large number of car and machine failures in the ID. series
- BYD completes annual sales target of 1.5 million vehicles ahead of schedule
- Sales of Honda and Nissan in China fell sharply year-on-year
- EHang Intelligent: EH216-S flying car airworthiness certification enters the final stage
- Whether the car should be "disassembled" or "integrated" is a big question
- Ferrari Vision GT unveiled in GT Racing 7
- Let AI talk about the meaning of self-driving tractors
Facelift Model 3 exposed, front and rear bumpers may be redesigned
Over the weekend, Twitter user @omg_Tesla/Rivian spotted what appears to be an upcoming facelifted Model 3 in a parking lot in Santa Cruz, California.
Through the camouflage, it can be roughly guessed that a camera seems to be added to the top of the headlights. Its function may be to eliminate blind spots and improve the "observation" ability of the vehicle during automatic driving.
The front end is also camouflaged by a hood, likely due to a new front bumper design. Considering the hood extends all the way to the windshield, the new car may also have a new hood.
The rear of the car is also camouflaged, with only the sides of the light clusters exposed, however, the taillights themselves appear to be unchanged. In addition, the entire rear bumper and trunk lid are hidden, indicating that these places will also adopt a new design.
Peugeot Inception concept car will be unveiled at CES 2023
Peugeot recently announced that it will showcase a new Inception concept car at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to be held in Las Vegas, USA on January 5 next year.
Inception is Peugeot's first pure electric vehicle based on a pure electric platform. Previously, Peugeot's pure electric models were all based on existing fuel vehicles.
Peugeot did not disclose too much information about Inception. They said that this new car mainly demonstrates the concept of Peugeot's "BEV-by-design" product model and the next-generation i-Cockpit interior. It is reported that the Inception concept car will support gesture control and provide "digital and physical experiences".
Strangely, the Stellantis Group has previously suspended Peugeot's plan to return to the North American market. What is the purpose of exhibiting in the United States this time?
It is reported that Tesla's Shanghai factory will take the initiative to reduce production by 20%
According to Fenghuang.com, a person familiar with the matter said that Tesla plans to reduce the output of its Shanghai factory. This move once again shows that the demand in the Chinese market has not met Tesla's expectations.
Tesla's production cuts could take effect as soon as this week, people familiar with the matter said. They estimate that the move could reduce output at the Shanghai factory by about 20% this month. Tesla's decision was made after evaluating its recent performance in the domestic market. Tesla has enough flexibility to increase production if demand increases.
Tesla declined to comment.
The production cut is the first time Tesla has voluntarily reduced production at its Shanghai plant, which had previously cut production due to the outbreak or supply chain disruptions.
Tesla's recent incentives such as price cuts and increased insurance subsidies, as well as shortened delivery times, appear to indicate that supply of vehicles is outstripping demand after the upgrade of the Shanghai factory. At present, the annual output of Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory can reach about 1 million vehicles.
In addition, according to data from the Passenger Federation, Tesla’s Shanghai factory delivered more than 100,000 vehicles in November, setting a monthly delivery record again. In the first 11 months of this year, the cumulative delivery of Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory exceeded 650,000 vehicles.
25% of Hengchi employees will stay without pay for 1-3 months
After it was revealed that the Tianjin factory planned to lay off 60% of its employees, Evergrande Automobile was once again caught in a storm of wage arrears and layoffs.
On December 1, the sales staff of Hengchi showrooms in many places across the country broke the news that they were recently informed that they would suspend work and pay. Relevant personnel also said that Hengchi had been in arrears with its salary for several months.
In response, Hengchi Automobile related personnel responded that the overall proportion of optimization and elimination this time is 10%, and some business lines may be higher than this number, and another 25% of employees will stay without pay for 1 to 3 months.
In this regard, a person close to Hengchi Automobile said that the overall proportion of optimization and elimination this time is 10%, and some business lines may be higher than this number, and another 25% of employees will stay without pay for 1 to 3 months. Hengchi Automobile is indeed currently undergoing internal optimization and adjustment, but the scale is different from the news on the Internet.
According to a Hengchi person, the personnel structure of Hengchi Automobile was previously configured according to the simultaneous development of 9 models, but due to the current epidemic situation and market reasons, the company has made strategic adjustments to reduce costs and increase efficiency.
Although the delivery of Hengchi 5 has begun, various product defects have followed.
Volkswagen responds to a large number of car and machine failures in the ID. series
Recently, Volkswagen owners "A Letter to SAIC Volkswagen" circulated on the Internet, pointing out that the Volkswagen ID.
In response, SAIC Volkswagen responded that it would investigate the cause of the failure for users as soon as possible.
After a series of technical analysis, software optimization and test verification, we have a corresponding technical solution for the situation reported by users, and will launch it soon in the near future.
Recently, Volkswagen's new CEO Thomas Schäfer also admitted that there is a problem with the MIB3 infotainment system of Golf, Cupra, Skoda and other vehicles, and promised to continue to update it in the next two years.
In addition, due to the slow progress in the development of car software related to CARIAD, a software company owned by Volkswagen, the debut of Porsche's pure electric Macan has been postponed to 2024. (Interface News)
There was an ID before. The owner of the car said this in the comment area.
BYD completes annual sales target of 1.5 million vehicles ahead of schedule
BYD recently announced its sales in November – 230,400 units, a year-on-year increase of 152%. This is a terrifying result. You must know that the combined sales of Honda, Toyota, and Nissan in November were only 260,000 vehicles.
According to BYD's November production and sales bulletin, in the first 11 months of this year, the brand's total sales volume was 1.628 million vehicles, an increase of 219.38% over the same period of the previous year. This means that it has achieved the annual sales target of 1.5 million units conservatively estimated at the beginning of the year ahead of schedule.
Not only that, judging from BYD's monthly sales trend since entering 2022, it will exceed 1.8 million vehicles for the whole year.
A few days ago, Honda China announced the car sales in November. The data was 78,126, a year-on-year decrease of 42.8%, while the sales of Guangben and Dongben in November were 45,512 and 32,614 respectively.
Statistics show that from January to November 2022, Honda's sales in China were 1,234,610 vehicles, a year-on-year decrease of 11.4%, of which the sales volume of the dual-motor hybrid version was 179,053 vehicles.
In addition, Nissan also announced its sales in China in November 2022. The data was 47,983 vehicles, a year-on-year decrease of 52.5%.
In contrast, BYD's car sales in November were 230,400, a year-on-year increase of 152%, surpassing FAW-Volkswagen's 21.08 (including Audi imported cars) in the same month, making BYD the top seller in China's auto market.
I figured out that BYD has taken a lot of shares from traditional joint venture car companies.
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EHang Intelligent: EH216-S flying car airworthiness certification enters the final stage
In the third quarter financial performance report disclosed at the beginning of the month, Hu Huazhi, chairman of Yihang Intelligent, said that all airworthiness certification plans of EHang EH216-S flying car have been officially approved by the Civil Aviation Administration of China, and the airworthiness certification process has entered the stage of compliance verification. The final stage.
EH216-S is a manned self-driving electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle (eVTOL). EHang Intelligent said in October this year that the self-driving eVTOL has passed the type certification, which is unprecedented in the world.
This EH216-S will be the first.
Whether the car should be "disassembled" or "integrated" is a big question
Recently, many car-related technology news have mentioned the word "integration" in unison.
The purpose of "integration" is to integrate many scattered parts into a whole.
The earliest model to adopt integrated die-casting technology is Tesla's Model Y. Its rear frame was originally welded by more than 70 parts, but with the 6,000-ton Idra Giga Press die-casting machine, the rear frame can be directly integrated into one super-large part, and the manufacturing process and time are greatly shortened .
The latest battery pack system is also considering the use of CTP (Cell To PACK). It integrates the battery directly into the battery pack, thereby eliminating the need for an intermediate module architecture, simplifying the structure of the battery pack, and improving space utilization.
However, although integration has many advantages, it is like putting eggs in one basket, and the risks are higher. "Break the whole into parts" is another means to reduce risks and improve practicality after considering the actual needs.
For example, although a chip with a centralized architecture has a large computing power, it also has higher requirements for the manufacturing environment and security protection. At the same time, under the chip production crisis, it is difficult for small and medium-sized enterprises to grab the share of high-end chips. Many manufacturers hesitate to switch architectures because of this.
In addition, split driverless cars are also considered a promising model. The Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic concept car has a separate "skateboard chassis" that can be equipped with two different body modules.
As a huge technological product, automobiles must make trade-offs in order to meet different needs. Integration and de-integration are like the yin and yang poles of Tai Chi and Bagua, and it is good to form a balance.
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Ferrari Vision GT unveiled in GT Racing 7
At the recent Gran Turismo 7 World Series 2022 Nations Cup Finals, Ferrari unveiled a concept car specially designed for the game called the Vision Gran Turismo.
This concept car features a "retro future style", drawing on the design of Prasing Horse racing cars in the 1960s and 1970s, and adopts a closed single-cockpit structure.
At the rear, we can see a rear wing design similar to that of the Ferrari 499P launched earlier. It is worth mentioning that the car number used in this car is 75, which represents the 75-year history of Ferrari since its founding in 1947.
The in-game acceleration of this virtual car is faster than a modern F1 car:
The 0-100km/h acceleration time is within 2 seconds, the 0-200kmh acceleration is controlled within 5 seconds, and the top speed exceeds 350km/h.
Outside of the game, you'll also have the chance to see the Vision Gran Turismo, a full-scale prototype of which will be on display at the Ferrari Museum.
Let AI talk about the meaning of self-driving tractors
Nvidia and California startup Monarch Tractor have partnered to launch the first commercial electric self-driving tractor, built on Nvidia's artificial intelligence platform, with the first vehicles delivered to farms and vineyards in California.
Regarding the question of "what's the point of self-driving tractors", Dong Chejun tried to tease the "ChatGPT", which has been very popular in the past two days.
The above answers, whether in terms of grammar or information, are close to the level of entry-level editors, but lack some professional support, and can be scored 70 points. Of course, ChatGPT still has many shortcomings, such as being unable to connect to the Internet, and having limited understanding of the world and events after 2021.
ChatGPT is a conversational large-scale language model trained by OpenAI. OpenAI is an artificial intelligence research institution founded by Musk, Sam Altman (Sam Altman) and others in 2015. Musk later quit the institution.
ChatGPT is currently in a free beta phase, and many netizens have tried to talk to it. Musk himself also tweeted that "many people are caught in a crazy ChatGPT cycle."
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