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Battery sedan Lucid Air close to the production

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Konstantin Bolotov, 2 hours ago. Photo: Lucid Motors

Top version, the idea develops 1013 HP, allowing to accelerate to 96.5 km/h in 2.5 s and to achieve maximum 322 km/h battery system with a capacity of 130 kWh and promises a range of 643 km. the Base rear-wheel drive variant is more modest: 405 HP and 386 km. Prices — from $60 000 (3.8 million rubles).

American company Lucid Motors (formerly Atieva) reported that its electric sedan Air will rise on the conveyor in the end of 2020. The basis for a bold statement — the start of construction at the cost of $700 million in the small town of Casa Grande (Arizona). Plot of land with an area of about 200 hectares leased (for $1.8 million a year) with the possibility of redemption after five years. All necessary permits are obtained, the plan of development approved. “While the construction of the plant, our assemblers work with engineers in the headquarters in Silicon valley on a prototype model of Lucid Air of the next generation,” explains the startup.

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The plant will be commissioned in stages, as construction of the entire plot required six years. To 2022-mu, the factory must work 2,000 people, producing up to 20,000 cars a year.

Finances Lucid Motors investment Fund PIF from Saudi Arabia have already invested in a startup more than a billion dollars, reports Autocar. As CEO Lyusida now is a chief engineer Peter Rawlinson (former employment: Jaguar, Lotus, Tesla). For the organization of the production meets another native of Tesla — Peter Hochholdinger. The agreement on the supply of batteries signed with Samsung and LG Chem.

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Indian CD will be the most affordable SUV Nissan

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The authors of the tiny car write about using the global heritage of the brand. Judging by the teaser, it seems that it is not without trite floating C-pillar.

Nissan continues to multiply the range of crossovers with a particular eye on certain markets. Yesterday, the Indian branch of the company announced designed specifically for India’s model, which is simply referred to as New Compact SUVs. Promised a variety of advanced technologies, developed in line with the strategy of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, and the firm announced the slogan “Make in India, Make for the World”, involving the export of miniature SUV to other markets.

It can be assumed that nissanusa will expose to the audience their own interpretation of crossover with a length of less than four meters (such models are popular in India due to tax exemptions) on a modular platform CMF-A. In this case, the yet unnamed machine will be shorter than the Indian version of the SUV Nissan Kicks (4384 mm), and global Kiks (4295 mm), too, and even a Juke (4210 mm). And if Kicks is in India from 955 000 rupees (838 400 rubles), the New Compact SUV will be more accessible.

The newcomer will be a close relative of the model Renault Triber, manufactured in India. Therefore, you can count on the length of 3990 mm and a wheelbase of 2636 mm. Triber considered crossbeam that fact does not change.

The Kiks in India there are petrol and diesel versions with engines of 1.5 (106 and 110 HP). And models, standing in a directory on the step below, shines something more modest. For example, in 1.0 three different versions (atmospheric, with 72 strength, if you focus on a fellow Triber Renault, or naduvnoj, about a hundred “horses”). Maybe the developers will use something else. For example, a petrol engine 1.2 64-77 HP, as the Indian Micro (there is still the past generation, and in different modifications on the design). According to Autocar India, the Renault range will be a clone of the New Compact SUV, known so far as the HBC, on the same platform as Triber, only with more crossover appearance.

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Bentley Continental GT coupe prepared for the ice race

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Bentley continental gt,Bentley continental gt gp ice race. Поскольку клиренс и колея увеличены, колёсные арки пришлось расширить. В них поселились шипованные шины Pirelli Scorpion. Выпускную систему поставила словенская фирма Akrapovic. На крыше и под решёткой установлены прожекторы Lazer, в багажнике лежат лыжи Bomber Ski.

Konstantin Bolotov, 3 hours ago. Photo: Bentley

Since the clearance and the track is increased, the wheel arches had to be widened. They settled studded tires Pirelli Scorpion. Exhaust system supplied by Slovenian firm Akrapovic. On the roof and under the grille mounted spotlights Lazer in the back are ski Bomber Ski.

The two-day race GP Ice Race will be held 1-2 February at a specially constructed track near the Austrian town of Zell am see. Bentley participated in it more than once, setting speed records on ice, but a specially prepared Dogdore Continental GT out on the slippery track for the first time. The company claims that the car “as close” to the standard version, and the minimum changes required for safety reasons.

Livery taken from a coupe, put a record on pikes Peak. The turbo engine W12 6.0 (635 HP, 900 N•m) with eight-speed “robot” did not undergo any modifications, and all-wheel drive system.

Instead of rear seats mounted to the roll cage, front seats are replaced with racing buckets. Other disturbances inside there, except that added to the sprinkler system.

Behind the wheel of the brutal coupe for the first time in a long time, sit woman. Katie Mannings, being a pilot’s daughter Chris Mannings already participated in the European Championships and the world rally championship, and also became famous as a TV presenter on children’s channel CBeebies (belongs to BBC). Now it is waiting for a 600-meter track and two types of competition. The first is a standard race, the second — skijoring, that is towing the skier. “I am shocked by the machine and still can’t believe that will speak for Bentley,” said the racer.

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Firm Audi has expanded the boundaries of communication traffic lights and cars

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Leonid Popov, 1 hour ago. Photo: Audi

The system works in models Audi e-tron, A4, A6, A7, A8, Q3, Q7, Q8, released in mid-July of 2019, and come with package Audi connect Navigation & Infotainment, plus a camera, recognizing the signs.

Company Audi has started the communication of their cars with traffic lights (Traffic Light system Information) in düsseldorf, the second in Europe after the city of Ingolstadt, which earned this complex. From 2016, similar to the system Audi is introducing in the United States, where it already operates in many settlements 10,000 intersections. In Dusseldorf, everything will start with 150 traffic lights at the end of January, and fly into a single digital network will be combined 450 of the 600 intersections. At the same time expanded the list of models compatible with the system.

Function Green Light optimised Speed Advisory (GLOSA) on the collection tubes indicates the optimal speed to get a “green wave”, can offer to slow down the last 250 metres, to then stop, and Time-to-Green leads the countdown to switch to green if on red.

The problem of accurate prediction of the next switching of traffic lights in the next two minutes is that they are in many cities long have been working on fixed and flexible algorithm. Their electronics adjusts the shift schedule on the basis of the momentary changing of the traffic. Firm of Audi together with its partner Traffic Technology Services has resolved this problem. In the described system from an Audi car not only receives the signal from the middle light. Everything is more complex.

The Germans say that a similar pilot project revealed a 15 percent fuel savings by reducing the number of stops on red.

The complex receives data from the program control the city traffic lights, from the computer that coordinates the traffic from cameras at intersections, and sensors in the pavement, fixing the passing vehicles, away from public transport (the movement of trams and buses), plus collects information from the navigation buttons, press pedestrians. Special algorithm that analyzes and compares statistics of a particular road network. And calculates the optimal tip for the driver.

System Traffic Light Information is useful not only to motorists but to service motion control. Information is on the machine, and from them. The program collects anonymous statistics on which intersections the transport stop more often, what is the average wait time is green. This will help to optimize the performance of traffic lights.

In those or other variations on such systems work in different companies, in particular, Toyota, GM, BMW, JLR and Volkswagen. And Audi experiments in this area carried out in 2010 — the company calls itself the world’s first carmaker, has joined the production model of the urban traffic lights.

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