VW aiming for 22 million electric cars by 2030 – electrive.com

The Volkswagen Group has just announced that over the next ten years it will build 22 million electric vehicles on company-owned electric-platforms, which means some seven million more than previously planned. It will also increase the number of electric models. At the end of last year, when the EU decided to reduce the CO2 emissions of […]

Source: VW aiming for 22 million electric cars by 2030 – electrive.com

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WiTricity Is Buying Qualcomm Halo’s Wireless Electric Car Charging Tech

WiTricity has acquired some electric vehicle charging technology from Qualcomm, making it the 800-pound-gorilla in the wireless EV space.

Source: WiTricity Is Buying Qualcomm Halo’s Wireless Electric Car Charging Tech

2018 Best EV Charging Stations – Pricing & Reviews | EnergySage

Charging stations allow an electric vehicle to charge twice as fast as plugging them into a regular home outlet. To get the most out of your charging station purchase, you’ll need to consider the technology you want your station to include, where you plan to store your vehicle, and how you want to connect the charging station to your home’s electricity.

Source: 2018 Best EV Charging Stations – Pricing & Reviews | EnergySage

Intel Announces XMM 8000 5G Modems, Giving Rise To Rumor About 5G iPhones

Intel unveils XMM 8000 series 5G modems, giving rise to speculations about future iPhones with 5G wireless connectivity.

The new XMM 8000 series 5G modems will make their way into a range of devices including PCs, wireless consumer premise equipment (CPE), and automobiles, just to name a few.

Source: Intel Announces XMM 8000 5G Modems, Giving Rise To Rumor About 5G iPhones

Mercedes-Benz Fit and Healthy Concept | The Top 10 Automotive Innovations Unveiled at CES 2017

Designed to maximize wellbeing during drive time, the Mercedes-Benz “Fit and Healthy” concept adds a variety of new systems to a current S-Class sedan. “Your car should be a fitness machine,” says Ola Källenius, head of group research and Mercedes-Benz cars development. Specially designed seats with built-in massage functions are made out of flexible materials that move with the body to alleviate fatigue. Heart-rate sensors on the steering wheel can help drivers know whether they’re stressed out, and a wearable wristband called the Health Watch measures users’ vital signs and shares data with the car. Mercedes-Benz engineers say this technology can also help to prevent future accidents by detecting medical emergencies such as a loss of consciousness. (mbusa.com)

Source: Mercedes-Benz Fit and Healthy Concept | The Top 10 Automotive Innovations Unveiled at CES 2017