Baidu to start making autonomous electric buses
China’s equivalent to Google, Baidu, is about to begin serial production of electric shuttle buses that will self-drive in selected areas. And it is that autonomy behind that self-drive that may be Baidu’s concern rather than just making EVs themselves.
Visio.M, Tesla, Polysulfide Shuttle.
Light-weight yet safe: Researchers from the ‘Visio.M’ consortium presented a new safety concept for their compact electric vehicles. Their concept EV features new airbags and safety belts as well as new sensors monitoring surrounding traffic via radar and cameras.
Tesla remote unlocking: One of the latest features of Tesla’s new 6.0 firmware for the Model S, is the remote unlocking and starting of the car by using a Smartphone. To demonstrate this feature, Tesla is now cooperating with Huawei, which wants to promote their latest Glory 6 device (also known as Honor 6) this way.
teslamotors.com (firmware), androidheadlines.com (Huawei)
Better efficiency for Li-sulphur batteries: Researchers from the Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences think they found a way to suppress the so-called shuttle effect in Li-sulphur batteries by using a new anode protection with a nitride film.
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Most clicked link on Tuesday was our top ten list of electric innovations currently on display at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover.