Dongche Daily | Luo Yonghao: Traditional car companies have no chance / Volkswagen software development is blocked, key models are affected / Honda CR-V replacement

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  • 1914 horsepower, Rimac Nevera pure electric supercar off the assembly line
  • Refuse to popularize? The Ora Ballet cat like the Beetle hits the market
  • The first domestic pure electric pickup radar RD6 released
  • Equipped with the DJI in-vehicle intelligent driving system, the 2023 KiWi EV rolls off the production line
  • The sixth-generation Honda CR-V was released, with a comprehensive upgrade of the exterior and interior
  • Software development is blocked! Volkswagen Group's key electric models may be affected
  • Apple Cars May Not Have Steering Wheels and Brakes
  • Polestar is launching a new car, but it's not the car you think
  • May Mobility to achieve fully driverless operations next year
  • Luo Yonghao believes that traditional car companies have no chance in the era of trams

1914 horsepower, Rimac Nevera pure electric supercar off the assembly line

Croatian pure electric supercar company Rimac has finally launched their first model after merging with Bugatti, the Rimac Nevera.

With 1914 horsepower, the Rimac Nevera can sprint from 100 km/h in 1.85 seconds, the fastest of any current production car. Only 150 units of this accelerated beast will be produced, and it's already sold out.

Rimac said they spent more than two years redesigning the Nevera's powertrain, in addition to developing a new generation of battery systems, transmissions, electronic controls and entertainment systems.

In addition to making all-electric supercars, the startup provides electric vehicle technology and components to the likes of Porsche, and the $537 million Series D round gave the company enough money to fund its expansion plans.

Refuse to popularize? The Ora Ballet cat like the Beetle hits the market

On July 12, the Ora Ballet cat designed for women was launched, and the patent of the guardian mode was disclosed to other car companies.

Ora Ballet Cat claims to reject popularization, but the shape of this car is somewhat similar to the classic Volkswagen Beetle, and there are doubts about such a shape. However, Ora wants to emphasize its function designed for women.

Regarding the guard mode, it means that there is a hidden button near the driver's seat. When the driver is threatened, he can use this button to quietly send the image and location information in the car to the mobile phone of the emergency contact.

Dong Chejun is no longer interested in this appearance. Female friends are welcome to tell everyone your thoughts in the comment area.

Shouldn't I… have no female fans?

The first domestic pure electric pickup radar RD6 released

On July 12, Geely's RADAR brand was officially released, with the Chinese name "Radar", and brought the pickup RD6 based on the SEA architecture, which is also the first pure electric pickup in China.

Regarding the parameters of the RD6, there is relatively little official information released at present. The public information is that the acceleration time of 100 kilometers is 6 seconds, and the pure electric cruising range is over 600 kilometers. The RD6 will be available this year, and the pre-order channel is currently open.

In the past, in the non-commercial field, Chinese people were not very interested in pickup trucks. However, with the rise of the camping economy, the advantages of pure electric pickups with external discharge and strong loading capacity are obvious.

Equipped with the DJI in-vehicle intelligent driving system, the 2023 KiWi EV rolls off the production line

On the 2023 KiWi EV, DJI and Wuling have jointly established an open road test system, simulation test capabilities and AI training platform to achieve 16 core function test verifications (including ACC/AEB/TJA, etc.), covering a variety of user usage scenarios.

At present, the specific configuration of the 2023 KiWi EV will be announced after the launch in August. Referring to the old model, the cruising range of the new product is expected to be 305km.

Like Huawei, more and more technology giants are participating in the research and development of the automotive field, helping traditional car companies to make cars.

The sixth-generation Honda CR-V was released, with a comprehensive upgrade of the exterior and interior

On July 12, Honda's sixth-generation CR-V was released in the United States. The new car adopts a new family design, the front face shape and central control layout are all new, and the power part is also optimized. The starting price of the new car in North America is 28,045 US dollars (about 188,600 yuan).

The new CR-V has two appearance packages of fuel and hybrid. The front surround of the latter emphasizes the design of the air intake, which is more sporty. The rear design follows the usual CR-V style, with barbed taillights making it possible to recognize a CR-V from a distance of 800 meters.

In terms of interior, the new CR-V looks like a "big civic", which is more sporty than the previous generation. This interior is expected to be gradually installed on more Honda models.

In terms of size, the new-generation CR-V is one lap larger than the current model, with a length, width and height of 4703/1866/1680mm and a wheelbase of 2700.

As mentioned earlier, the new car will have a gasoline version and a hybrid version. The fuel version still uses the current 1.5T engine with 193 horsepower and 234 Nm; the hybrid model has been upgraded with a new generation of 2.0L dual-motor hybrid system, with a combined power of 207 horsepower and a maximum torque of 335 Nm.

Software development is blocked! Volkswagen Group's key electric models may be affected

Delays in software development at Cariad, a software subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, could affect the launch of core electric vehicles for other brands under the group.

Audi's future flagship car is being developed based on the Artemis project and is expected to be delayed until 2027, while Bentley's previous goal of selling only pure electric vehicles in 2030 is facing a rescheduling. More recently, Porsche's new Macan and Audi Q6 e-tron, originally planned for next year, are encountering even bigger changes.

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has publicly praised Musk many times, expressing Volkswagen's determination to transform into electrification. According to the current news, the public is facing many challenges.

Apple Cars May Not Have Steering Wheels and Brakes

Recently, a report by The Information revealed some of the current research and development progress and design details of Apple's car. These include:

Apple is seeking permission from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to release vehicles without steering wheels and brake pedals.

Apple cars will likely have four face-to-face seats so passengers can talk to each other.

· Its roof will adopt a curved design similar to the Volkswagen Beetle.

· Designers are testing a trunk that lifts automatically.

· The team is considering a large, liftable seatback screen.

According to Bloomberg, the interior of the Apple car may have referenced the design of Canoo Lifestyle

Employees at Apple's car project are currently considering how to disguise a self-driving test car, code-named "M101," that could hit the road as early as next year. Jony Ive, Apple's former chief design officer, remains on the project as a consultant.

Apple parks test vehicles on campus in Santa Clara, California

But the report also said that there are signs that Apple's self-driving software is still immature. In the first quarter of this year, one of Apple's test cars nearly hit a jogger crossing the street on an unmarked crosswalk while traveling at 15 miles per hour.

At the time, Apple's self-driving software had identified the jogger as a moving pedestrian within a second, but only slightly adjusted the path, forcing the backup safety driver to make an emergency stop. The test car resumed driving a few days later.

Polestar is launching a new car, but it's not the car you think

Polestar has always promoted high-performance electric vehicles, and recently there have been some cross-border actions. A mountain bike jointly designed by Allebike, called Allebike Aplha Polestar Edition, is priced at $9,500 (about RMB 63,000) and limited to 100 vehicles.

This product features a lightweight carbon fiber reinforced polymer frame with an upright seating layout. Internal cable routing is clean, and the Öhlins shock has 130mm of travel front / 120mm rear.

Polestar is not the first car manufacturer to sell bicycles, but the price of this car is too high and it is destined to be a plaything for a few people. As for Nordic cars, Dong Chejun also imagines that he will own a station wagon in the future, carrying his lover and children through the tree-lined road in the mountains, enjoying the soft sunshine.

May Mobility to achieve fully driverless operations next year

TechCrunch news, Michigan-based self-driving taxi startup May Mobility said that they plan to start operating the S-AM, a self-driving vehicle based on the Toyota Sienna, on a global scale starting next year.

The company currently operates low-speed autonomous vehicles in Arlington, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Fisher Island, and Hiroshima, Japan, in an effort to enhance public transportation.

May recently concluded a pilot project to operate a shuttle service on a fixed route on the Hiroshima University campus. They also plan to integrate their self-driving suite into Toyota's e-Palette in the future, they said.

Dong Chejun thinks that this type of car is quite suitable as a shuttle bus from the community to the subway station. I seem to have mentioned before that it takes 25 minutes to walk from my house to the subway station.

Luo Yonghao believes that traditional car companies have no chance in the era of trams

Lao Luo recently officially announced the new company ThinRedLine, which will start a business in the direction of AR in the future. In addition, Lao Luo also threw out a point of view that made everyone hot. He said that he admired the three new forces of Wei Xiaoli and believed that traditional car companies had no chance in the era of trams.

Regarding Lao Luo's point of view, Dong Chejun retains his pertinent opinion. Like Lao Luo, I appreciate the surprising performance of new power brands in terms of product power, but for the future of traditional car companies, I think there is still a big opportunity, for the following reasons:

First, traditional car companies have a higher voice in the supply chain , which determines the cost control capability, delivery capability, and after-sales parts guarantee capability of automakers.

Second, traditional car companies have begun to focus on user experience at the software level . Just as among domestic traditional car companies, Geely acquired Meizu and began to focus on in-vehicle software experience, while some joint venture brands have also paid more attention to domestic R&D investment, and localization strategies have gained attention .

Third, at this stage, the assisted driving scheme is evolving rapidly . There are many disputes about the pure vision or lidar scheme. The undecided pattern is an opportunity for everyone. Although the assisted driving hardware configuration of the new forces is full, there is still a lot of room for improvement in optimization, and it is constantly approaching the boundary of hardware performance, and there is still a long way to go in the future.

Fourth, technology giants have joined the auto industry. For the time being, they do not directly build cars but empower car manufacturers, such as Huawei, Apple, DJI, etc.

Of course, traditional car companies also face many difficulties, such as the lack of full-stack self-research capabilities for solutions that are too dependent on suppliers, the lack of experience accumulation in electrification transformation, and the complex enterprise structure and slow response . However, Dong Chejun believes that a determined traditional Automakers still have opportunities.

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