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Google Unveils New Android Features: Car Cd Keys, Family Bell, New Widgets, Emoji Kitchen, Better Security

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Google has announced a number of new features of the Android operating system, one of which we talked about in a separate article: we are talking about the ability to use a smartphone as a digital car key.

Speaking specifically about the Android operating system, a new feature called Family Bell has been introduced, which will alert you and your family of important events during the day and help you keep track of your daily schedule. Various smart home devices, such as a home speaker or smart displays, will support this feature and provide reminders for pre-set events, such as picking up your kids from school or after a workout.

Three Google apps are getting new widgets, namely Google Play Books, YouTube Music and Google Photos. The new Google Play Books widget lets you access your library and track your audiobook progress. The YouTube Music widget puts playback controls and recently played tracks right on your home screen. Finally, the People & Pets Google Photos widget lets you play slideshows of your favorite faces and pets on your home screen.

All Android 6.0+ devices will also get more secure next month by automatically resetting app permissions. This feature will automatically disable runtime permissions for apps that have been idle for a while. However, the permissions can be restored the next time you start the application.

The Emoji Kitchen emoji set for Gboard keyboard has received many new combinations to help you express emotions. Some emojis are missing in system emoticons. They are already available to users of the beta version of Gboard and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks.

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Tesla plans to ship Model Y electric vehicles from Austin plant by the end of the quarter

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Referring to its own informants, the source claims that Tesla intends to ship the first Model Y electric vehicles from the gigafactory in Austin, Texas by the end of this quarter. This will be an important milestone for Tesla’s new factory.

Tesla is said to be currently producing trial batches in an effort to get a small number of Model Y ready for shipping to customers.

Tesla plans to ship Model Y electric vehicles from Austin plant by the end of the quarter

It is expected that the cars will be shipped at the end of March. This is a few months behind schedule, but the company plans to ramp up production quickly in the second half of the year. According to one source, Tesla has expanded its recruitment in Austin, which is usually a sign that the company is gearing up for an increase in production.

The start of Model Y production at the Texas plant is not only critical to the company’s growth, but also marks the launch of a new version of the electric SUV with a 4680 cell battery. However, due to a shortage of 4680 cells, the company may first produce cars with 2170 batteries until supply issues are resolved.

It is not yet known how Tesla Model Y buyers will be able to distinguish electric vehicles from the Fremont plant from electric vehicles of the new version from the Austin plant.

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Nissan and Renault are the electric car brands that have the most breakdowns

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Although the two are manufacturers of great importance in the market, both Nissan and Renault electric car users have seen their models suffer more breakdowns over time. That is what emerges from the information of a study that shows which cars have been the ones that more times they have visited the workshop last year 2021. And in those, the breakdowns with Nissan and Renault are noticeable.

Electric cars can break down

We have always stressed that electric cars are less complex than combustion ones. This is done because they are vehicles that have elements that are less susceptible to wear, which makes them much simpler in terms of maintenance, which translates into savings of up to 30%.

However, these are still mechanical at their best, where electric cars are still suffering from own faults of its nature… something that the brands and users of Nissan and Renault have verified. It’s more; while the combustion engine typically has about 30,000 parts, an electric engine reduces these components by 60%.

Keep in mind that the prices of this type of vehicle are still high, so drivers look for those figures that the cars can be more than reliable. But that is not what happens with these brands, according to the report prepared by AutoData. This report takes into account both visits by maintenance such as breakdownalthough it is this second aspect that makes the difference between them.

The Nissan, the ones that step on the workshop the most

In this sense, the problems that most can be affected in these vehicles they occur in relation to their batteries and those that affect the brake system, with certain cases in what includes the electrified propeller. Likewise, although reliability is an important factor, the vehicles that break down the least are not always the ones that provide the greatest satisfaction.

Electric car breakdowns Autodata

We see it with brands like Fiat, which are the ones with the greatest difference between the score obtained in reliability and that given by satisfaction. Getting into the report, it is pointed out how the Leaf first generation the one that goes to the workshop the most times and the one that presents the most problems, what to do is to see that, even if it is a car suitable for most users, it is not the one that can provide us with the most facilities.

However, its alliance partner, Renault, is also observed, who also has a place that is less proud in this ranking that AutoData has prepared. With it it is indicated that, despite being an interesting manufacturer (his Zoe is one of the best-selling vehicles), it has faults in its electrical systems with more frenquency than expected.

The behavior that we give to the car also influences

Because, as we say, these electric cars are not exempt from breakdowns. It is true that, the older it is, the more prone it can be to suffer some other complication (the one that heads the list is). But it is also proper to indicate that no brand is safe since BMW or Tesla also suffer.

The key question is how many times have they had to take their car to the workshop in the last twelve months. It is true that these problems do not occur in all cases, since generally the use we give the car influences its behavior more or less.

The analysis also states that the harsh winter of last year had a severe effect, since several drivers went to the workshop to check problems events in the batteries. Finally, according to Chris Wright, general director of the report, “the increasing complexity of vehicles in the aftermarket will be one of the biggest challenges that independent technicians will face. Until now, technicians did not need to also be electricians or computer repair specialists; however, this is changing as more and more vehicle functions become computerized.”

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Nissan and Renault are the electric car brands that have the most breakdowns

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Although the two are manufacturers of great importance in the market, both Nissan and Renault electric car users have seen their models suffer more breakdowns over time. That is what emerges from the information of a study that shows which cars have been the ones that more times they have visited the workshop last year 2021. And in those, the breakdowns with Nissan and Renault are noticeable.

Electric cars can break down

We have always stressed that electric cars are less complex than combustion ones. This is done because they are vehicles that have elements that are less susceptible to wear, which makes them much simpler in terms of maintenance, which translates into savings of up to 30%.

However, these are still mechanical at their best, where electric cars are still suffering from own faults of its nature… something that the brands and users of Nissan and Renault have verified. It’s more; while the combustion engine typically has about 30,000 parts, an electric engine reduces these components by 60%.

Keep in mind that the prices of this type of vehicle are still high, so drivers look for those figures that the cars can be more than reliable. But that is not what happens with these brands, according to the report prepared by AutoData. This report takes into account both visits by maintenance such as breakdown, although it is this second aspect that makes the difference between them.

The Nissan, the ones that step on the workshop the most

In this sense, the problems that most can be affected in these vehicles they occur in relation to their batteries and those that affect the brake system, with certain cases in what includes the electrified propeller. Likewise, although reliability is an important factor, the vehicles that break down the least are not always the ones that provide the greatest satisfaction.

Electric car breakdowns Autodata

We see it with brands like Fiat, which are the ones with the greatest difference between the score obtained in reliability and that given by satisfaction. Getting into the report, it is pointed out how the Leaf first generation the one that goes to the workshop the most times and the one that presents the most problems, what to do is to see that, even if it is a car suitable for most users, it is not the one that can provide us with the most facilities.

However, its alliance partner, Renault, is also observed, who also has a place that is less proud in this ranking that AutoData has prepared. With it it is indicated that, despite being an interesting manufacturer (his Zoe is one of the best-selling vehicles), it has faults in its electrical systems with more frenquency than expected.

The behavior that we give to the car also influences

Because, as we say, these electric cars are not exempt from breakdowns. It is true that, the older it is, the more prone it can be to suffer some other complication (the one that heads the list is). But it is also proper to indicate that no brand is safe since BMW or Tesla also suffer.

The key question is how many times have they had to take their car to the workshop in the last twelve months. It is true that these problems do not occur in all cases, since generally the use we give the car influences its behavior more or less.

The analysis also states that the harsh winter of last year had a severe effect, since several drivers went to the workshop to check problems events in the batteries. Finally, according to Chris Wright, general director of the report, “the increasing complexity of vehicles in the aftermarket will be one of the biggest challenges that independent technicians will face. Until now, technicians did not need to also be electricians or computer repair specialists; however, this is changing as more and more vehicle functions become computerized.”

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