Mercedes-Benz announced the Hyperscreen MBUX multimedia system at the very beginning of January, and has now shown it in the interior of the finished EQS car – the electric analogue of the flagship S-Class. As you can see, the backlit Hyperscreen MBUX takes up almost the entire front panel space. Even the central ventilation deflectors had to be made narrow and long – all the rest of the space was given to the displays.
Hyperscreen MBUX has three screens. The smallest one is used in the dashboard, the other is slightly larger – in front of the front passenger, and the largest is the central one as part of the infotainment complex. The displays are united by a protective glass, and it even captures the side ventilation deflectors. All screens use OLED panels, and their total diagonal is 56 inches. The system uses a 9-core processor, 24 GB of RAM, and 12 vibration motors are responsible for the tactile response when you press the touch screen. The manufacturer does not say anything about the cost of the Hyperscreen MBUX, but there is no doubt that it is one of the most expensive media systems in the history of the automotive industry. By the way, the Burmester audio system with 15 loudspeakers is responsible for the sound in the EQS.
The images clearly show that, if necessary, the passenger’s screen can be hidden. Well, you can not even talk about the presence of leather seats and contour lighting – it is put by EQS by default. But what is interesting is that some semblance of a central tunnel has been preserved at the back, although there is no propeller shaft in the car: the EQS is built on a fully electric platform MEA (Modular Electrical Architecture), in which the battery is included in the power structure of the body.
EQS specs have not been reported, but at least 500-700hp is available. and all-wheel drive is no doubt. The car will be fully declassified on April 15 at the Shanghai Auto Show.
Traction batteries from China’s BYD have been approved for use in the Tesla Model Y for the European market. The first batch of batteries has already been delivered to the company’s Berlin factory
According to the source, the Dutch regulator RDW on July 1 of this year issued a permit for the use of traction batteries in the Tesla Model Y electric car. Moreover, the first batch of such batteries has already been delivered to the Gigafactory Berlin for car assembly.
Tesla Model Y with BYD solid-state traction batteries is coded Type 005 and internal code Y7CR. The battery capacity is 55 kWh, the weight of the Model Y with such a battery is 2087 km, the cruising range is 440 km.
At the moment, Tesla traction batteries are supplied by LG Energy Solution, Panasonic and China’s CATL. Last year, Tesla became the largest buyer of CATL batteries, shipping $1.9 billion worth of products to the American company. Now, the second Chinese company has entered the Tesla traction battery supplier pool. Moreover, in the domestic Chinese market, Tesla and BYD are direct competitors, since both produce electric vehicles.
An alternative to electric scooters: Airtrick shoe rollers accelerate to 28 km/h
The Hong Kong company Airtrick came up with an interesting initiative. It offers removable E-Skates that can be used instead of electric scooters.
Rollers weighing 1.5 kg each are suitable for shoe sizes from 36 to 46. According to the manufacturer, such rollers can be easily put on, taken off and put into a bag.
The rollers are equipped with 150-watt electric motors, capable of accelerating to 27 km / h and providing a power reserve of 15 km. They are protected from moisture (IPX3).
The price starts at $ 399, the versions are rich in equipment, some have a helmet. So far, the videos are being produced in China and recently entered the Indiegogo co-financing platform.
Revealed jet-powered Zapata JetRacer flying car that flies on kerosene
The JetRacer flying car was unveiled this month by former jet ski world champion Frankie Zapata. The Frenchman’s eponymous company has produced a number of other microjet-powered aircraft that operate above water or above ground, including the recently introduced JetRacer.
JetRacer Zapata differs from other aircraft in its unusual shape. Also, unlike other electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles, the JetRacer has no visible propellers and runs on kerosene instead of batteries.
It flies using 10 microjet engines, climbing up to 3,000 meters and reaching a top speed of 250 km/h. JetRacer can move at speeds up to 250 km/h.
“JetRacer is built on a lightweight and modular chassis, which allows it to meet a variety of needs, both civilian and military, as well as be remotely controlled,” Zapata’s official website says. “All critical systems are designed to provide an extremely high level of safety: propulsion, control, power supply, etc.”
The JetRacer is designed to keep flying even if two out of ten engines fail. Zapata is working on two additional JetRacer prototypes, with plans to sell the machine to individuals, businesses, security agencies and the military.
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