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Steering wheel and integrated gaming console with PlayStation 5 performance. Tesla unveils updated Model S and Model X

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Tesla has officially declassified the Palladium project, within which the development of the new Model S and Model X was carried out. The new versions of these cars take Tesla to a new level of electric car functionality – and further distance the products of Elon Musk from the products of other players On the market.

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The first thing you notice in the render of the new Model S is the steering wheel. More precisely, instead of a steering wheel, there is now a steering wheel reminiscent of the steering wheel of an F1 car. However, if there are about 20 switches in the “formula” rudders, then there are only a few of them. And there are no paddle switches at all! However, something similar has already been seen on the prototype of the new Tesla Roadster, demonstrated in 2017.

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The second notable innovation is screens. Now there are three of them in the car: a central 17-inch with a resolution of 2200 x 1300 pixels (now it is oriented horizontally, but tilting to the left / right is supported), a driver’s diagonal of 12.3 inches and a brand new third – 8-inch, located on the central tunnel behind the backs of the front seats. Keeping kids entertained in the backseat of the new Tesla Model S and Model X will now be easier.

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It is not for nothing that the cover of The Witcher 3 flaunts on the central screen, because the new products have a so-called “gaming computer” with a performance of 10 TFLOPS. And this, for a minute, is the level of Sony PlayStation 5! It is claimed that such a built-in console will allow playing other demanding games, including Cyberpunk 2077. It is impossible to do this in any other car, unless the owner suddenly decides to install the PlayStation 5 in the car. By the way, the “gaming computer” is two and a half times faster than the Xbox Series S in performance – its capacity is only 4 TFLOPS.

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And the fresh Model S and Model X have received a new glass roof, as shown in the corresponding render.

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The cars are equipped with an acoustic system with 22 loudspeakers and an active noise cancellation system, three-zone climate control with a HEPA filter. All glass protects against UV and infrared radiation, and all seats are heated. The steering wheel and windshield are also heated. The front seats have ventilation, wireless smartphone charging and a USB-C port for each passenger.

This is not a complete list of equipment, but it is clear from it that Tesla is trying to keep the bar of its flagships so that competitors cannot get close. In terms of capabilities, the new Model S and Model X are definitely premium, but the question of the materials used and the build quality is open. According to user reviews, earlier it corresponded more to American Ford cars than Mercedes-Benz. In general, this point remains to be clarified.

If there are a lot of changes in the interior of cars, then the exterior has only slightly evolved: the design of the front part has changed, there is less chrome.

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Along with the updated interior, new designs are presented. So, the Performance version of the Model S disappeared – it was replaced by the “frenzied” Plaid and Plaid + versions with acceleration to 96 km / h in 2 seconds. The maximum speed and range of the basic version of the Model S Long Rage is 250 km / h and 663 km, respectively, Model S Plaid – 320 km / h and 628 km, Model S Plaid + – 320 km / h and more than 850 km / h.

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Mass production of new products in the United States will start in the first quarter of this year. Most likely in late February or March. In China, production will begin in the third quarter of this year. By the way, in China this year at the Shanghai plant they plan to assemble 450,000 Tesla cars – almost as much as Tesla was produced at all the company’s factories last year. So in 2021 we are expecting another record in sales and deliveries. But whether it will make it to a million cars is still a question. In terms of prices, the updated Model S starts at $ 80,000 in the US. But taking into account various subsidies, in reality, buyers will pay less for a car.

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Chery’s latest flagship. Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live

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Cherys latest flagship Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live

Chery has published official photos of the flagship crossover Chery Tiggo 9 in white, which is undergoing winter testing.

Chery's latest flagship.  Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live

Despite the fact that the formal presentation of the novelty has not yet taken place, the company has already revealed almost all the details about the car, which will become Chery’s largest crossover.

Dimensions Chery Tiggo 9 will be 4780 x 1920 x 1700 mm with a wheelbase of 2800 mm. He will receive a large radiator grille with vertical slats, retractable door handles, parking sensors on the front and rear bumpers, a solid rear lamp.

Chery's latest flagship.  Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live

Chery's latest flagship.  Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live

Salon can be 5-and 7-seater. Chery compares the interior of the Tiggo 9 to that of a Mercedes-Benz. The car will receive a dual screen, consisting of a 12.3-inch full-featured instrument panel and a 12.3-inch central control screen. The new car will be equipped with a steering wheel with touch buttons, an electronic gearshift mechanism, an independent climate control system for rear passengers, heated rear seats, side vents, a rear sun visor and other options.

Chery Tiggo 9 will be equipped with two types of motors. The 254 hp SQRF4J20 is installed in the Tiggo 8, Tiggo 8 Pro and Tiggo 8 Plus. The second motor, numbered SQRF4J20C, has a power of 261 hp. and installs Exeed TXL, VX and LX.

Chery's latest flagship.  Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live

Chery's latest flagship.  Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live
Chery's latest flagship.  Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live
Chery's latest flagship.  Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live

In China, the car will go on sale in May at a price of $21,800.

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Mercedes-Benz beat Tesla on its own field. The company was the first in the United States to obtain a license for a third-level autopilot

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While Tesla has been actively promoting its autopilot, which has nothing to do with full-fledged autopilot, for many years, Mercedes-Benz became the first automobile company in the United States to obtain a license for a level 3 autopilot.

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Mercedes-Benz in their cars relies on driver assistance systems under the general name Drive Pilot. This is a collection of cameras, GPS data, lidars and other sensors that allow the car to move to some extent without the participation of the driver. Such a system is now available in the S-Class and EQS.

The autopilot of the third level, we recall, implies the ability for the driver to completely release the steering wheel and go about their business, but at the same time, a person must still be ready to take control at any time.

Technologically, many companies have already stated that they are ready to release the corresponding cars, but there is a problem with the legislation in most countries, since the necessary norms are often not yet spelled out there. In particular, the important question of who will be held responsible in the event of an accident remains open.

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8 seats, 8-speed “automatic”, 345 hp, all-wheel drive and maximum attention to detail. Mazda CX-90 flagship crossover unveiled

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Mazda, after a series of detailed video teasers, has finally officially unveiled its flagship crossover CX-90. True, there are no details about the cost and some of the technical parameters yet (in particular, the power reserve is not reported), but there are plenty of official images, and there is data on power plants.

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The CX-90 has become the most powerful crossover of the brand – in the top version under the hood, an in-line six-cylinder engine with a volume of 3.3 liters, a power of 345 hp and a torque of 500 Nm will be registered. True, even this version, in fact, is a hybrid. The so-called “mild” hybrid includes a 48-volt starter-alternator that provides the start-stop system.

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The second option is a rechargeable hybrid with a 2.5 engine, a 17.8 kWh traction battery and an electric motor. The power of the power plant is 327 hp, the torque is the same 500 Nm. Cruising range on pure electricity – 48 km.

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Both power plants are combined with an 8-speed “automatic” and all-wheel drive.

A feature of the Mazda CX-90 is the Kinematic Posture Control (KPC) system, which brakes the rear inner wheel in a turn, thereby improving handling. As for the chassis of the crossover, there is a spring suspension with double wishbones in front, and multi-link in the back.

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The car received adaptive cruise control, all-round visibility systems, blind spot monitoring, lane control and traffic sign recognition.

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In terms of design (both exterior and interior), there are no revelations: we can say that the CX-90 is a scaled CX-60. By the way, Mazda did not reveal the dimensions of the new flagship, but in any case it should be no less than the CX-9, otherwise 8 seats in the cabin would not fit in any way. However, the three-row CX-90 can be seven or even six-seater.

8 seats, 8-speed

Mazda focuses on the fact that the interior is made with great attention to detail, and natural veneer, aluminum, and Nappa leather are used in its design.

8 seats, 8-speed

8 seats, 8-speed
8 seats, 8-speed

At the base of the CX-90 is a virtual instrument panel, USB-C ports for all passengers (including the third row) and an ultra-wide screen media system with a diagonal of 10.25 inches. The more expensive versions have a 12.3-inch screen. The list of options includes three-zone climate control, Bose acoustics, a projection display, and a panoramic roof.

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Sales of the CX-90 in the US will start in a few months. Prices have not yet been announced, but it is expected that the cost will be in the range of 40 to 60 thousand dollars.

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