The most impressive autopilot systems for cars today are Tesla and Waymo. Of course, if we are talking about those that are available to users in one form or another.
Given the lack of any standardized tests, it is very difficult to compare the capabilities of Tesla and Waymo autopilots. But one of the US residents decided to simply ride two cars of these companies in autopilot mode and compare the results as much as possible.
Tesla’s capabilities can be tested by those who have gained access to the Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD Beta) function, but to experience the delights of Waymo drones can generally only be in Arizona near the city of Phoenix. As a result, the author of the experiment simply called a taxi Waymo One, and then used his own Tesla Model 3 car with FSD function. For the purity of the experiment, the starting and ending points of the route were identical.
True, from the very beginning it became clear that the autopilot systems differ not only in the nature of driving and capabilities, but also in route selection algorithms: the cars simply went on different roads.
But we still managed to draw some conclusions. So Waymo took 8 minutes and Tesla took 5 minutes and 12 seconds. The reason is not the different speed of movement, but the distance. The Waymo car simply continued on a longer route. But the reason for this is already more interesting. It lies in the fact that Waymo cars try to avoid turning left at unregulated intersections, since such turns are theoretically more dangerous.
Generally speaking, both systems coped with the task perfectly, did not require human intervention and moved smoothly. True, all this happened at night, so there were almost no other cars on the roads.
Polestar Electric Roadster Announced – 884 HP s., acceleration “to hundreds” in 3.2 s, power reserve 595 km
Swedish electric vehicle manufacturer Polestar has announced plans to launch the Polestar O2 concept sports roadster.
Recall that the Polestar O2 concept was presented in Los Angeles in March 2022. As the company noted, the Polestar O2 will become available for purchase as a production model called the Polestar 6. This will not happen soon – only in 2026.
To celebrate the launch, 500 special Polestar 6 LA Concept editions will also be produced. The special edition cars will feature a sky blue color scheme, light leather interiors and 21-inch wheels, similar to the Polestar O2 concept.
About Polestar 6, the manufacturer also says the following. This hardtop convertible will be built on Polestar’s custom aluminum platform. It will be based on the 800-volt architecture that has also been confirmed for the Polestar 5.
The roadster will receive two electric motors with a total power of up to 884 hp. (650 kW, 900 Nm torque), 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 3.2 seconds, top speed of 250 km/h and WLTP range of 595 km.
Interestingly, the Polestar 6 is already being offered for booking. The manufacturer also notes that the estimated final price should be $ 200,000.
No more accidents with electric scooters? Kicksharing “Jurent” is testing scooters with autopilot and obstacle recognition
The kicksharing service Yurent is testing a new generation of electric scooters with the function of autonomous movement and obstacle recognition. “Yurent kicksharing service is testing a new scooter model equipped with a camera and computer vision technology. The scooter has the function of autonomous movement and can independently recognize obstacles to avoid collisions.– reported in the press service of “Yurent”.
The scooter is equipped with a semi-automatic autopilot mode, the press service explained. It can be remotely controlled to move it to the right place – for example, to a parking lot or to a scooter service point for battery replacement.
It also recognizes obstacles using a wide-angle camera and artificial intelligence. So, he sees people, vehicles and road markings and can independently respond to them to prevent an emergency. Before an obstacle, the scooter brakes itself.
“The technology we are testing is still in its early stages, but it will help prevent unsafe driving in the future.“, the company noted.
So far, the technology is being tested on five scooters until the end of the summer season. If the test is successful, the service will consider launching scooters with similar functionality for a wide audience, Yurent stressed.
The electric Moskvich was photographed at KamAZ. It has a 150 hp engine. and a power reserve of 420 km
The Tekegram channel RCI News published a photo of the Moskvich electric car at the Kama Automobile Plant – a passenger car is occupied next to the KamAZ-54901 main tractor. Despite the fact that there is no emblem on the radiator grille, the JAC Sehol E40X is easily recognized in the passenger car.
Previously, this electric car featured in a presentation shown at Moskvich during a visit to the plant of Sergei Sobyanin. So the presence of JAC Sehol E40X already at the KamAZ plant is not a coincidence at all. According to RCI News, KAMAZ workers are probably studying the model and testing it.
JAC Sehol E40X is an electric version of the JAC JS4 gasoline compact crossover, which was also shown at the presentation to Sobyanin. The electric car is equipped with a 150 hp engine. and a traction battery with a capacity of 55 kWh, providing a range of up to 420 km.
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