- Apple abandons production of L5 fully autonomous vehicles
- Ziyoujia announced that it will not be able to deliver vehicles in the short term
- Tesla launches 6,000 yuan "superimposed benefits"
- Xpeng Motors MPV Road Test Spy Shots Exposure
- Wenjie M5 lidar test vehicle exposure
- With only 2651.3 yuan left in the account, Qoros auto equipment will be auctioned
- Mercedes-Benz opens world's first all-electric car dealership in Japan
- Global EV sales up 55% year-on-year in October
- Zhiji CEO Liu Tao apologized: punishment has been accepted
- Musk's brain-computer interface company faces federal investigation
Apple abandons production of L5 fully autonomous vehicles
According to technology reporter Mark Gurman, Apple's Apple Car may be launched in 2026, when the price is expected to drop below $100,000 (approximately RMB 699,600), thereby attracting more customers.
Apple's original plan to design a car that might look similar to Canoo's Lifestyle Vehicle, perhaps without a steering wheel or pedals, and allow passengers to chat face-to-face, has since been axed.
The Apple Car is expected to have a more traditional design and won't be able to drive fully autonomously, though it will still be able to use an Autopilot mode on the highway.
In terms of pricing, the original plan was to price it at more than $120,000, but Apple is now planning to lower the price, possibly because the self-driving features of the original car were not perfect enough. If all goes well, Apple is expected to complete the design of the Apple Car by 2023, start testing in 2025, and launch it in 2026.
If the base Apple Car is priced around $100,000, it will compete with the Tesla Model S.
Ziyoujia announced that it will not be able to deliver vehicles in the short term
On the morning of December 7th, NIUTRON officially announced that the company will not be able to deliver the vehicle in the short term, and will refund the intended users (approximately 24,376 users) within 48 hours, and present these users with a Starbucks consumer card worth 200 yuan and An NV car model.
On October 8 this year, the Ziyoujia NV, dubbed the "four-wheeled calf electric car", officially debuted. This medium and large SUV has three versions: pure electric standard battery life, pure electric long battery life, and extended range. The prices are 278,800 yuan, 318,800 yuan, and 288,800 yuan, respectively. From the debut to the announcement of parting, it was just 60 days.
It is a pity that it died before it was released on the market. I remembered what Li Yinan said before the release of Ziyoujia NV:
What happens if you fail? You can't let me commit suicide, can you? But first settle the supplier's arrears and employee wages.
Tesla launches 6,000 yuan "superimposed benefits"
On December 7th, Tesla announced the launch of a 6,000 yuan "superimposed benefit". From December 7th to December 31st, if you purchase an eligible Tesla car and complete the payment, you will enjoy an additional 6,000 yuan in benefits.
Tesla also launched a limited-time benefit for December earlier, including a 4,000 yuan insurance subsidy and a 20,000-point "treasure box" point reward.
In addition, Tesla has also launched a fuel vehicle replacement benefit. Users who book a car within the year and complete the replacement agreement before delivery can try the enhanced automatic driving assistance function for 90 days for free.
In order to meet the delivery target, Tesla has "used everything".
Xpeng Motors MPV Road Test Spy Shots Exposure
@总理嘉-大D Recently, a spy video of a suspected Xpeng MPV model was released.
It is understood that the new car is a model under the new H platform of Xiaopeng Motors, code-named H93, and it is also Xiaopeng's first MPV model. In addition, according to the official introduction, it will have super-large integrated die-casting body technology.
At the third-quarter financial report of Xiaopeng Motors, He Xiaopeng, chairman of Xiaopeng Motors, said that the company will launch three products in succession starting from the first quarter of next year.
If nothing else, these three products should be: facelifted Xiaopeng P7, Xiaopeng G7 code-named F30 and Xiaopeng MPV code-named H93.
Since its launch, AITO's sales and reputation have been good. However, in terms of assisted driving, whether it is M5 or M7, Bosch's solution is used, not Huawei.
But recently, a Qjie M5 test vehicle with lidar appeared in public. Judging from the picture, this lidar is located in the center of the roof, and there is only one, instead of three like Polar Fox and Avita.
According to Fast Technology, this Wenjie M5 uses Huawei’s 96-line lidar, built-in Ascend 200T computing chip, 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel ADAS camera, and equipped with Huawei’s automatic driving algorithm.
Such QQ M5 will most likely be launched in April next year.
With only 2651.3 yuan left in the account, Qoros auto equipment will be auctioned
Recently, according to the information on the official website of Ali Judicial Auction, the People’s Court of Wuhu Economic and Technological Development Zone in Anhui issued an auction announcement, the target is the automobile production line equipment of Qoros Automobile Co., Ltd. Sunday at 10 am.
According to the auction information, Qoros Automobile's automobile production line equipment will be auctioned as a whole this time. The auction equipment mainly includes 2 special hemming machines, robot automatic spraying system, LASD robot station project in the painting workshop, final assembly equipment, etc.
In addition, a document titled "Enforcement Ruling of the People's Court of Changshu City, Jiangsu Province" released on November 27 this year showed that only 2,651.30 yuan of deposits were left under the name of Qoros Automobile.
There should be quite a few friends who have driven Qoros, right?
Mercedes-Benz opens world's first all-electric car dealership in Japan
Mercedes-Benz's world's first all-electric Mercedes-EQ brand dealer opened on Tuesday in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, according to Reuters.
Mercedes-Benz said in a statement that it has launched five electrified models since 2019 and "sees further growth in the Japanese electric vehicle market".
Overseas brands sold a record 2,357 electric vehicles in November, accounting for more than a tenth of total imported car sales for the first time, according to the Japan Automobile Importers Association (JAIA).
In addition, Mercedes-Benz sold 51,722 vehicles in Japan last year, making it the best-selling overseas brand in Japan. (IT House)
Fact: The best-selling overseas brand in my country is Volkswagen, which bought a total of 2.16 million vehicles last year.
- BYD responds that it will build a factory in Europe: there is no external information for the time being
- Volvo's entry-level pure electric SUV EX30 will be produced in China
- Volvo EX90 will be launched in 2024 and domestically produced
- Musk turns part of Twitter's office into a bedroom for overnight workers
- Chery exported more than 400,000 vehicles during the year, setting a record
- Envision Power's third North American factory settled in the United States
- TuSimple and Navistar terminate cooperation in the development of self-driving heavy trucks in the future
- Airbus and Renault to jointly develop solid-state batteries
Global EV sales up 55% year-on-year in October
CleanTechnica data shows that in October this year, global electric vehicle sales continued to maintain a strong momentum, a year-on-year increase of 55% to 932,191 units, with a market share of 16%.
BYD Song Plus, Tesla Model Y and Wuling Hongguang MINI EV became the world's top three best-selling electric vehicles in October.
In contrast, under the dual internal and external competition, Tesla Model 3 seems to be gradually starting to lack stamina, and demand has weakened in October.
Zhiji CEO Liu Tao apologized: punishment has been accepted
Not long ago, Liu Tao, CEO of Zhiji Automobile, became the focus of public opinion because of a test drive video.
In a promotional video of Zhiji L7, Liu Tao made a series of violations on the highway in order to highlight the performance of the vehicle.
A careful netizen listed the traffic rules he violated from the two-minute video:
- Parking in the emergency lane in non-emergency situations, a fine of 100-200 yuan, and 6 points
- If you do not follow the markings, you will be fined 200 yuan and get 3 points
- If you change lanes without turning on the turn signal, you will be fined 200 yuan and will get 1 point
- Changing two or more lanes in a row, a fine of 150-200 yuan
- Over 20% speeding, a fine of 200 yuan and 6 points.
On December 5, Liu Tao admitted his mistake on Weibo, saying that he "conducted a deep introspection and actively cooperated with the investigation" and that he had already accepted the punishment.
As a practitioner in the smart electric vehicle industry, I should put traffic regulations first. Passionate driving is left to the track, and safe driving requires consistent persistence.
However, it is not known exactly how many points were deducted and how much was fined.
Musk's brain-computer interface company faces federal investigation over alleged animal cruelty
Neuralink, Musk's brain-computer interface company, is under federal investigation for alleged violations of the Animal Welfare Act, according to people familiar with the matter.
Neuralink's internal employees said that the lack of preparation of experimental personnel, employees being forced to repeat failed experiments, and many avoidable mistakes in experimental projects have caused unnecessary suffering and death of animals.
According to foreign media statistics, since 2018, Neuralink has killed a total of about 1,500 animals, including more than 280 sheep, pigs and monkeys.
Although the total number of animal deaths does not necessarily mean that Neuralink violated the experimental standards, some current and former Neuralink employees said that because of Musk's pressure to speed up the research, the number of animal deaths was greater than the number required for the plan. many.
Last week, Musk announced at Neuralink's headquarters that it plans to begin human trials within six months, pending regulatory approval.
Marks said that if one of his children suffered a serious injury, such as a broken neck, he would feel comfortable having the chip implanted in them.
What I want to say is that, at least in my opinion, the current technological progress has made this thing not dangerous.
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