News Electric cars compact:16. July 2021
News Electric cars compact:
Berlin, July 16, 2021
South Korea’s investment plan: The South Korean government has unveiled a $35 billion investment plan for the country’s leading electric car companies. The goal: with this help, the conditions for competing with rivals from China and Japan should improve .
The main beneficiaries will be LG Energy, SK Innovation and Samsung SDI. The investment plan calls for the companies to advance research and development and expand battery production. The goal: “to become a global leader in the battery market.”
South Korea accounted for one-third of global electric battery production in the first five months of 2021. South Korean production capacity increased from 59GWh in 2016 to 217GWh in 2020.
China’s Contemporary Amperex accounted for 31% of global battery sales in the first five months of 2021. SNE Research expects the global market for batteries to grow from $46 billion last year to $352 billion in 2030.
Lamborghini unveiled: Lamborghini and Lotus unveiled their final gasoline-only supercars. Lamborghini joins other supercar manufacturers such as Ferrari and McLaren that have opted for a hybrid or all-electric powertrain future.
Lamborghini’s new Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae has a V12 engine and up to 769 horsepower.
Prices for the Aventador start at $500,000 for the coupe and $550,000 for the convertible. Lamborghini’s CEO said the next generation of its supercars will retain a V12 engine but will be backed by electric motors and batteries.
By the end of 2024, the automaker’s entire lineup will consist of plug-in hybrids.
Lamborghini also plans to offer an all-electric four-seater and an SUV.
Halo and T- Mobile launch remote-controlled car – service: Driverless electric car startup Halo has partnered with T-Mobile to build a remote-controlled car service based on 5G. The service will launch later this year with five vehicles in Las Vegas. Halo’s remote drivers will drive the car to customers, and once the vehicles are delivered, customers will drive them as usual.
Halo’s vehicles use nine cameras, radars and ultrasonic technology and connect to T-Mobile’s 5G network. Halo’s car uses algorithms to build a “unique feedback loop to achieve Level 3 capabilities over time.”
By comparison, Lyft provided 5,000 paid rides with driverless cabs in Las Vegas in August 2018. Motional began testing autonomous vehicles in Las Vegas in February 2021.
U.S. agency wants quick access to accident – data with autonomous vehicles:
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration now requires automakers to report all accidents involving autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles. The agency is seeking faster access to data to more quickly identify safety issues related to automated systems.
The reports will only apply to fully autonomous vehicles or those with driver assistance systems that were operating before or during an accident (Level 2 to Level 5 on the SAE scale).
The agency will require accident reports within one day to detail all injuries, fatalities, pedestrian or bicyclist involvement and other data.
Until now, the agency has been reluctant to regulate autonomous vehicle systems, fearing it would delay their deployment.
So far, NHTSA has dispatched special investigative teams to 31 accidents involving semi-automated driver assistance systems, 25 of which involved Tesla’s Autopilot system. Of the 31 incidents, 10 fatalities have been reported.