Dong Che Daily|New Cyrus car will be equipped with Hongmeng cockpit / Cybertruck will be equipped with special-shaped steering wheel / Another Apple executive leaves

Guide

  • Lexus' new pure electric SUV will be released next year
  • Musk confirmed that Cybertruck will be equipped with a shaped steering wheel
  • Cyrus launches new brand AITO, aiming at high-end market
  • The new Subaru BRZ officially announced the price
  • The last Aston Martin V12 Vantage will come out next year
  • Electric car brand Mavericks will focus on the field of new energy vehicles
  • Nissan plans to build a solar power plant in the UK
  • Another executive from the Apple car team leaves
  • New technology may make windshield repair more difficult and expensive
  • 7-Eleven will test automatic delivery service in California
  • Dalton Caylette will continue to fight Indycar
  • Mercedes Wolf: The car is currently at its best
  • Do you know the development of car seats?
  • Today's topic: Little Cyberquad

Lexus' new pure electric SUV will be released next year

Today, Lexus China released a new car preview video. The preview indicates that the new car will be a brand new electrified product and will be officially released in 2022.

Dong Chejun believes that the new car is likely to be a brand-new pure electric SUV built on the Toyota bZ platform.

▲Lexus LF-Z Electrified concept car

In fact, the new electric car of Lexus is not groundless. The Lexus LF-Z Electrified concept car released as early as the beginning of the year heralded its existence. (Car House)

After Toyota bZ4X and Subaru SOLTERRA have successively released mass production versions, the "Lexus Edition" on the same platform as them does not seem to be unimaginable.

Musk confirmed that Cybertruck will be equipped with a shaped steering wheel

Tesla CEO Musk recently confirmed that the highly anticipated Cybertruck electric pickup truck will be equipped with the same Yoke steering wheel found on the Model S/X.

Yoke steering wheel is currently controversial on the Internet, and even among Tesla fans, it has mixed reputation.

In his tweet, Musk regarded Cybertruck as a "crazy technology trend", trying to turn this futuristic pickup truck into another technology business card for Tesla.

In addition, Musk humorously stated in response to a tweet about the Yoke steering wheel, "Cybertruck will "travel" to the post-apocalyptic future and bring future technology to the present." (Sina Technology)

I wonder if there will be any improvements to the Yoke steering wheel on Cybertruck? For example, using wire-controlled steering?

Cyrus launches new brand AITO, aiming at high-end market

Today, Cyrus launched the new high-end brand AITO and its first model. The new car can be regarded as the first car actually traded by Huawei. In addition to the production end of Cyrus, Huawei has almost fully intervened in product promotion, three electrics, chassis, vehicles, and sales channels.

In terms of appearance, the design style of the new car is biased towards a sporty SUV, and the overall shape is more rounded. In terms of body size, the length, width, and height of the new car are 4770*1930*1625mm, and the wheelbase is 2880mm.

According to previous declaration information from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the new car will be named Wenjie M5.

In terms of power system, the car will be equipped with a motor drive system with a peak power of 165kW/150kW, a gasoline engine with a maximum power of 90kW, and a WLTC fuel consumption of 0.80L per hundred kilometers. It will use the power lithium-ion battery produced by Jiangsu Times New Energy Technology. (New trip)

The meaning of AITO is: Adding Intelligence to Auto. It seems that the main selling point is the Hongmeng cockpit.

The new Subaru BRZ officially announced the price

The all-new Subaru BRZ was officially launched today, with a total of 2 new models launched. The manual version is priced at 308,800 yuan, and the automatic version of EyeSight is priced at 330,800 yuan.

The new generation of BRZ adopts a brand-new exterior design. The front face has a larger air intake grille, the overall sporty feeling is obviously strengthened, and the interior trim is also improved.

It is powered by a 2.4L horizontally opposed engine, with a maximum power of 231 horsepower and a peak torque of 249N·m. It can be matched with a 6MT or 6AT gearbox and adopts a four-wheel independent suspension of the front and rear double wishbone. The mechanical handbrake is also retained.

The blue paint for BRZ's rally blue car only adds two thousand dollars, which is a good deal.

The last Aston Martin V12 Vantage will come out next year

Earlier, a special version of Aston Martin Vantage was exposed. MotorAuthority confirmed yesterday that this mysterious Martin is the last generation of V12 Vantage.

Judging from the picture, the new car will be equipped with a larger grille. At the same time, a radically shaped new wheel will also give this new car a more powerful sporty attribute.

Located under the hood is probably a 5.2L twin-turbocharged V12 engine, whose power may be close to 700 horsepower.

Unfortunately, this V12 Vantage will not provide a manual transmission, and its price may be close to 200,000 US dollars. For reference, the highest price of the current Vantage series is $162,000.

Electric car brand Mavericks will focus on the field of new energy vehicles

It is learned from the official brand that NIUTRON will be officially released on December 15. The brand is the second venture of Li Yinan, the founder of Mavericks Electric, and will focus on smart high-end new energy vehicles.

The NIUTRON car-building project was established in November 2018. The brand is headquartered in Beijing, Shanghai has established a R&D center, and the R&D and intelligent manufacturing base is located in Changzhou. At present, the company's core R&D team is close to 1,000 people, all of whom are from mainstream first-tier automobile companies at home and abroad. (New trip)

According to previous information, the brand's future models will be used in both the extended range and pure electric directions.

Nissan plans to build a solar power plant in the UK

According to the BBC, Nissan said yesterday that they have obtained planning permission to build a 20-megawatt solar power plant at the Sunderland plant in northeastern England. This plant will have sufficient power generation capacity. Come to produce all the Leaf electric vehicles sold by Nissan in Europe.

Nissan said that construction of the new power plant is about to start and will be completed by May 2022. After completion, this new solar power plant will double the renewable energy used by the plant to 20% of its total demand.

Nissan believes that this is an important step for them to achieve carbon neutrality.

Another executive from the Apple car team leaves

CNBC reported today that Michael Schwekutsch, one of the main engineers of Apple's self-driving car project, has resigned and joined the flying taxi startup Archer Aviation. This is the first in a series of executive departures for Apple's car project this year. The latest case.

Schwekucci was the vice president of engineering at Tesla, responsible for drive systems and other hardware components. In 2019, he moved to Apple and served as the engineering director of Apple's special project group.

Prior to this, many important members of the Apple car team have left one after another, and the thorny road of Apple's car building is experiencing the biggest setback in history.

New technology may make windshield repair more difficult and expensive

Nowadays, the windshield of a car not only isolates the external environment, but also becomes a special display area on some models with a head-up display. With the application of new technologies to windshields, their maintenance is becoming more difficult and expensive.

The first is the integrated camera and other sensors on the windshield. Aaron Schulenburg, executive director of the Association of Collision Repair Experts, said that replacing the windshield was once a very simple operation, but now it requires complex diagnosis and calibration.

Honda once talked about the replacement of the windshield in a report. They suggested that in some cases, the windshield should not be used again after it has been removed. BMW even requires a special screw to be used in maintenance to avoid interference. Automatic driving assistance system. (CNET)

7-Eleven will test automatic delivery service in California

Nuro, a technology company that develops autonomous vehicles, is working with 7-Eleven to launch a new service in California.

The company will use Toyota Prius equipped with an autopilot kit to deliver convenience store products to customers, and a safety officer will be installed in the car.

This service will only be provided to residents living near the 7-Eleven store at 1905 Latham Street in Mountain View, from 8 am to 9 pm, seven days a week. Customers can order items such as pizza, potato chips, drinks and household goods through 7-Eleven’s delivery app.

Last year, Nuro also used unmanned vehicles to deliver medical supplies to patients with new coronary pneumonia.

Dalton Caylette will continue to fight Indycar

AJ Foyt confirmed that the 28-year-old Canadian driver Dalton Caylette will continue to drive the team's No. 4 car to participate in the 2022 Indycar season. His teammate is Kirkwood, who was officially announced recently.

The 2022 season will be his third season. The performance of the first two years can only be said to be very ordinary. Although you can see that he has improved compared to when he first entered, there is really no outstanding performance.

Caylette can stay with the team only because of his sufficient funds and the help that his master's degree in engineering has brought to the team.

Mercedes Wolf: The car is currently at its best

According to F1 official, Mercedes team leader Toto Wolfe stated that after Lewis Hamilton's second straight victory, their W12 car is in the best condition of the entire season.

F1 came to the penultimate round of the season at the Saudi Grand Prix this weekend, and the battle for the world championship has entered a fierce stage. As the Jeddah Marina Circuit in Saudi Arabia is a brand new street circuit with 3 DRS zones and many high-speed corners, this is a big challenge for every driver.

The current gap in points between Hamilton and Verstappen is only 8 points, and Wolff is confident that things will develop in their favor.

Do you know the development of car seats?

When the car was launched, the structure of the seat was very simple, and its function was only to allow the driver to drive without standing, which was not much different from the horse-drawn carriage at the time.

With the popularization of automobiles, people also have certain requirements for the comfort of seats. For example, Ford’s Model T cars, the entire seat is covered by soft materials, but the structure and function have not changed much.

In 1911, the Chevrolet Classic Six adopted front-row connected seats because the laws of the United States at that time allowed three people to sit in the front row.

With the increase in speed, people began to pay attention to safety issues, and headrests came into being at this time. In fact, as early as 1921, Benjamin Sutz invented the seat headrest, but it was not until the late 1960s that the headrest began to appear in some cars in North America.

In addition to structural changes, in order to meet the requirements of different groups of people for seats, the functions of seats are becoming more and more abundant, such as seat heating, seat ventilation, seat massage, and electric seat adjustment.

Every component in modern cars is the result of a large number of designs and experiments, which embodies the wisdom and hard work of countless engineers and designers, and car seats are no exception.

As the car itself develops towards the direction of intelligence and technology, car seats will also bring us more surprises.

Today's topic: Little Cyberquad

This afternoon, Tesla launched a Cyberquad For Kids in its online store, priced at $1,900, with a top speed of 16 km/h and a cruising range of 24 kilometers.

This reminded Dong Chejun, I also wanted a similar car when I was a child, but I never took it before, tearfully.

How about you? Is there anything that you wanted very much when you were a child, but didn't own it?

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