Dong Che Daily|Tesla cars will receive Christmas updates, UI major changes / Toyota will close 5 factories / Volkswagen will reach cooperation with Huawei

Guide

  • Audi's new Q2L e-tron is launched, with improved battery life
  • BYD Han DM-i exposed, with new taillight design
  • The latest trailer of Volkswagen ID.BUZZ has been exposed and will be unveiled next year
  • With the name of Corolla, Ruifang opens pre-sale today
  • Volkswagen and Huawei will reach cooperation on autonomous driving business
  • Affected by the supply chain, Toyota will close 5 factories early next year
  • Weimar Motors and Hong Kong EV Power reached a strategic cooperation
  • Car companies roll in lidar: the time to get on the car is not fully ripe
  • Toshiba releases a new type of solar cell that can charge 35km per day
  • Baidu Maps' second-generation lane-level navigation is officially launched
  • Old photo: wheel-to-wheel contest
  • Aston Martin actually built a car
  • Today’s topic: Tesla’s Christmas eggs

Audi's new Q2L e-tron is launched, with improved battery life

Yesterday, Audi's new Q2L e-tron was launched. The appearance of the new car is quite different from that of the old model. It adopts a brand-new light set shape, and the front surround has been redesigned to be more aggressive.

The side of the car continues the shape of the cash, and there is no change in size. The rear of the car is surrounded by new models, echoing the front of the car.

The interior is highly consistent with the current model, Audi is still the same Audi.

In terms of power, the new car uses a motor with a maximum power of 100kW, a maximum torque of 290N·m, a 44.1kWh ternary lithium battery, and a battery life of 325km, which is 23% higher than the current model.

A total of one model of the new car is priced at 243,800 yuan.

This battery life is indeed much better than before, although…still not very competitive. (Manual dog head)

BYD Han DM-i exposed, with new taillight design

Recently, a spy photo of BYD DM-i was exposed by netizens. It can be seen that the overall shape of the new car is basically the same as that of the Han DM, but as can be seen from the picture below, the taillights and rear enclosure of the new car are obviously different from those of the current model.

According to the previous declaration information, the body size of the Han DM-i is 4960*1910*1495mm, and the wheelbase is 2920mm. The new car will be equipped with a 102kW internal combustion engine and a 145kW electric motor. (New trip)

In addition, in addition to the Han convertible version and the Han travel version that were exposed the previous two days, there was also a two-door hardtop version that was exposed last night. Is this BYD in… "Kuang Fu Han Room"?

The latest trailer of Volkswagen ID.BUZZ has been exposed and will be unveiled next year

CNET reported today that the public released a set of ID.BUZZ latest teaser videos and spy photos. It can be seen that the new car also uses a family-based penetrating light strip, but the logo on the front of the car will no longer light up.

If you look closely, you can see the lidar of the new car under the logo, located in the middle of the grille.

It is reported that the new car is also built on the Volkswagen MEB platform and will be the first model of the ID. family to be equipped with lidar, and will debut in 2022.

Dong Chejun's favorite is the square T3.

With the name of Corolla, Ruifang opens pre-sale today

Toyota officially announced that Corolla Sharp will officially start pre-sales today. The new car is based on the TNGA-C architecture and is equipped with a 2.0L naturally aspirated engine.

The Corolla Sharp is very similar to the RAV4 Rongfang overall, with a slightly different front face, and the inside of the positive trapezoidal grille has been blackened.

In terms of interiors, the new car still has a classic "Toyota-style layout" with clear division of functional areas.

In terms of power, the FAW-Toyota Corolla sharp release is equipped with a 2.0L self-priming engine code-named M20E, with a maximum power of 126kW and a torque of 209N·m.

To tell the truth, Toyota's car series, if you don't look carefully, you will really be dizzy.

Volkswagen and Huawei will reach cooperation on autonomous driving business

Today’s news, Huawei and Volkswagen’s cooperation on the autonomous driving business is about to be finalized.

It is reported that after the formal cooperation, Huawei will provide Volkswagen with part of the autonomous driving business team, including the former autonomous driving business executive and intelligent driving product director Su Qing and other team members.

In addition, Huawei has reached a patent license agreement with a supplier of the Volkswagen Group. The agreement includes Huawei's 4G Standard Essential Patent (SEP) license, covering Volkswagen cars equipped with wireless connectivity. This agreement is the largest license agreement reached by Huawei in the automotive sector to date. (New trip)

It must be admitted that Huawei is indeed a very strong to B business.

Affected by the supply chain, Toyota will close 5 factories early next year

According to Reuters, under the dual pressure of chip shortage and the new crown epidemic, Toyota Motor has recently stated that it will suspend the production of five factories in Japan in January 2022.

Toyota said that the suspension will affect the production of approximately 20,000 vehicles, but will not affect its annual production target of 9 million vehicles.

Last week, also affected by the supply chain, Toyota predicted that the auto production in North America in January will be reduced to 50,000. In addition, some dealers revealed that the Wilfa model will be reduced by 80% in January, and the price is likely to increase.

Yesterday Volkswagen, today Toyota, everyone's life is not easy.

Weimar Motors and Hong Kong EV Power reached a strategic cooperation

Weimar Motors announced today that it has reached a strategic cooperation agreement with Hong Kong Electric Energy Co., Ltd., becoming the first new power brand to deploy charging piles in Hong Kong after Tesla.

According to the cooperation plan, Weimar Motors will show users EV Power’s public charging facilities and provide services to users through related mobile clients and Weimar vehicles.

Friends in the Mainland may not know EV Power well. As the largest charging platform operator and service provider in Hong Kong, EV Power is providing services for 70% of all electric vehicles in Hong Kong.

Dong Chejun remembers that in October, Weimar received more than 1.9 billion D1 round of financing, which was led by Hong Kong capital.

Car companies roll in lidar: the time to get on the car is not fully ripe

Under the leadership of car companies such as Weilai and Xiaopeng, more and more cars are beginning to announce that new cars will be equipped with lidar, and the number of bicycles is also increasing.

But if you consider the performance and cost of lidar and other factors, is the time for lidar to "get on the car"?

In the past few years, lidar has been regarded as the standard configuration of L3+ autonomous driving. On the one hand, it can be used to make up for the defects of millimeter wave radar and cameras, and on the other hand, it can improve the redundancy of the perception system.

However, at present, L3+ autonomous driving has not been reflected in reality. Car companies are also based on a hardware embedded strategy to install lidar in vehicles at this stage. And it is undeniable that lidar provides better story material for automakers.

For lidar, the biggest problem is that there is still greater uncertainty in the evolution of high-end autonomous driving. The inability of high-level self-driving cars on the road means that the actual utility of lidar will be greatly reduced. At this stage, lidar is still facing the problems of lack of corresponding standard support and high after-sales costs.

For OEMs, following the trend of mass production of lidar does not mean that the performance of the product must be excellent. On the contrary, it does not mean that the product is not good if it is not equipped with lidar. (Gasgoo)

Toshiba releases a new type of solar cell that can charge 35km per day

Recently, Toshiba announced that it has successfully developed a new type of "transmissive copper oxide solar cell."

According to Toshiba, the battery is a low-cost, high-efficiency tandem solar cell with an overall power generation efficiency of 27.4%.

Toshiba claims that after installing this solar cell, it can provide vehicles with an average of 35km of cruising range per day. Continuously use solar energy to store electricity during driving, which can realize longer distance driving.

In addition, the single weight of this solar cell is very light, weighing less than 1 kg per square meter, so there is no need to worry about its own weight.

Of course, due to the fragility of the battery itself, car manufacturers have to design special protective parts for it.

Baidu Maps' second-generation lane-level navigation is officially launched

Yesterday, the second-generation lane-level navigation of Baidu Maps was officially launched. On the basis of achieving the full lane-level navigation effect, it further upgraded functions such as optimal lane recommendation, split/full-screen dynamic navigation framework and dangerous scene escort prompts.

Baidu Maps and China Mobile have achieved sub-meter-level high-precision positioning through "Beidou+5G" and can provide users with precise lane-level navigation services.

At present, this function has been implemented in Android and iOS systems, and covers high-speed roads across the country.

I want the "best lane" function every time in traffic jams.

Old photo: wheel-to-wheel contest

Share an old photo today:

Ronnie Peterson and Mario Andretti had a round-to-round contest in the Netherlands in 1978.

In September of the same year, the Italian Grand Prix. Ronnie Peterson died in a major accident at the Monza circuit.

Aston Martin actually built a car

Speaking of Aston Martin, the first thing people think of are sports cars such as DB11 and Vantage, but in fact, Aston Martin has also built miniature cars.

At the 1982 Los Angeles Auto Show, Aston Martin brought this mini car called Frazer-Tickford Metro. The car is based on the Austin Metro of the Rover Group, and only 26 units have been produced.

The Aston Martin Frazer-Tickford Metro adopts Cairngorm Brown (Cairngorm Brown) on the exterior, plus a wide-body kit, and even a skylight.

The interior uses saddle leather and chocolate-colored piping seats, Alcantara roof lining and Wilton carpets. In terms of comfort configuration, stereo sound, privacy glass, power windows, power mirrors and cruise control system, it sounds very modern, right?

This car is equipped with a 1.3L naturally aspirated engine with 80 horsepower. After being tuned by Aston Martin, the dynamic driving performance has also been improved a lot.

This unique classic car bears the YKO 585X brand name. It has been owned by Rick McBride since it was exhibited at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 1982. It did not enter the collection world until his death in 2013 and had less than a mileage. 15,000 kilometers.

Today’s topic: Tesla’s Christmas eggs

Since Tesla launched Christmas eggs in 2017, Christmas every year has become a day that many Tesla owners look forward to. I don’t know what Easter eggs will be this year?

According to electrek, Tesla’s egg this year will be the "Light Show": All four Tesla models will perform a light show under a dynamic melody.

Not only that, the UI of Tesla vehicles will also usher in major changes, and the application launch bar has added a custom arrangement function. In addition, when the driver turns on the turn signal, the screen will automatically display the blind spot picture, which improves driving safety.

It’s Christmas Eve tonight, I wonder if you have prepared "small easter eggs" for those around you? Take advantage of this weekend to spend more time with your family, and wish you all a happy weekend.

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