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EV maker Electric Last Mile to move HQ in suburban Detroit

The startup, which plans to go public through a reverse merger, said it will build initial battery pack and electric motor prototypes as well as complete preproduction vehicles at the new location......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsJan 14th, 2021

EV design for Japan"s tight turns

Toyota returns its electric efforts to Japan with the C+Pod, a two-seat battery-powered runabout it says paves a new road in EV micromobility......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

Waymo CEO dismisses Tesla self-driving plan: “This is not how it works”

Elon Musk and John Krafcik have very different theories about driverless tech. Enlarge / Waymo CEO John Krafcik speaks in 2018. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Many Tesla fans view the electric carmaker as a world leader in self-driving.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

How did forelimb function change as vertebrates acquired limbs and moved onto land?

When tetrapods (four-limbed vertebrates) began to move from water to land roughly 390 million years ago it set in motion the rise of lizards, birds, mammals, and all land animals that exist today, including humans and some aquatic vertebrates such as.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

EVgo to go public via SPAC in bid to power EV charging expansion

EVgo, the wholly owned subsidiary of LS Power that owns and operates public fast chargers for electric vehicles, has reached a deal to become a publicly traded company through a merger with special-purpose acquisition company Climate Change Crisis Re.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Xbox Live price increase sets a new $10/month floor for online access

Move seems designed to push users to expanded $15/month Game Pass Ultimate sub. Xbox users will soon have to pay at least $10/month for the baseline Xbox Live Gold subscription needed for online play on Xbox consoles. That's a significant.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

GM warns Indian state"s move to block its exit could hit investment

GM's comments came after authorities in Maharashtra earlier this week rejected the automaker's application to cease operations at its plant in the western Indian state amid protests by workers......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Electric car battery’s quick charge and other tech news

BBC Click’s Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Kinsus to expand ABF substrate capacity by 30% in 2021

Taiwan-based IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology plans to restore a fire-hit flexible PCB (FPCB) plant in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, and convert it to produce ABF substrates aiming to expand the company's overall ABF substrate production.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Asia Tech Image posts record profit for 2020

Contact image sensor module maker Asia Tech Image has reported net EPS of NT$5.16 (US$0.18) for 2020, hitting an annual record for the fifth consecutive year......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Tight chip supplies could persist for as long as a decade

China’s rising demand for electric vehicles, a lack of domestic technical knowhow and sustained geopolitical tensions will emerge as much more serious threats to the supply of automotive microchips, which are mostly imported......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

The DeLorean Might Be Coming Back As an Electric Car

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Electrek: The DMC DeLorean has been out of production for almost 40 years, but now we've learned that the iconic vehicle might be coming back as an electric car. In 1995, Stephen Wynne bought the company's old.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Researchers prove fish-friendly detection method more sensitive than electrofishing

Delivering a minor electric shock into a stream to reveal any fish lurking nearby may be the gold standard for detecting fish populations, but it's not much fun for the trout......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Small electric fields can play decisive role in formation of diamond

Diamond, like graphite, is a special form of carbon. Its cubic crystal structure and its strong chemical bonds give it its unique hardness. For thousands of years, it has also been sought after as both a tool and as a thing of beauty. Only in the 195.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Logitech Circle View Wired Doorbell review: It’s very Apple

Logitech's Apple-users-only Video Doorbell is the first to use Apple's Secure Video protocol. It's a bold move......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Amazon Offers Biden Help With Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution

Amazon has extended an offer to President Joe Biden to assist with the national distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, a move that could expedite the federal effort to combat the pandemic. From a report: Dave Clark, the CEO of Amazon's consumer business,.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

MIT aims to speed up robot movements to match robot thoughts using custom chips

MIT researchers are looking to address the significant gap between how quickly robots can process information (relatively slowly), and how fast they can move (very quickly thanks to modern hardware advances), and they’re using something called.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Niche-type CCL maker Ventec optimistic about 1Q21

Taiwan-based Ventec International, which specializes in specialty CCL and automotive thermal materials, has expressed optimism that its revenue performance for first-quarter 2021 will be better than expected due to growing global car sales recovery......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

C-Tech to invest in Ottobike

Lithium battery pack maker C-Tech United will invest NT$250 million (US$8.8 million) in electric motorcycle vendor Ottobike for a nearly 20% stake, becoming its second largest shareholder next only to Vietnam Precision Industrial (VPIC), according to.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Kia Will Lead Apple Car Project Work Under Hyundai Motor, Report Says

Hyundai Motor, the parent automaker of Hyundai and Kia, will task the Kia division with Apple Car work. The brand also said on Wednesday it's looking at cooperation with foreign firms surrounding self-driving and electric vehicles. CNET reports: Kia.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Joe Biden’s new gig

Investors and businesses should not overlook how quickly President Biden will move on policy – especially as it relates to the future of work and getting the U.S. economy back on track. Jim Messina Contributor.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021