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“The software will determine the characteristics of the car”: Volkswagen spoke about the autopilot and chassis of the car of the future

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Car company Volkswagen has revealed details about its important development – the chassis of the car of the future.

As noted by Volkswagen, the company has already begun developing software for the self-driving vehicles of the future. And work is currently underway on the next generation variable-speed chassis and electronic steering.

Volkswagen emphasized that software plays a key role in the development of suspension and steering systems for the self-driving vehicles of the future. It also notes: “In the future, it is the software that will largely determine the characteristics of the car.”

Volkswagen Karsten Schebsdat, Head of Dynamics and Chassis Systems Development Manager, explained:

We have minimized body roll and lateral roll, and have significantly improved dynamic performance through faster steering response and refined handling. This development was another step towards a high level of self-driving. We strive to make any trip as comfortable as possible for passengers. “

Work on a new electronic steering system is heading in this direction, according to Shebsdat:

The steering of the future won’t be complete without software either. We will be able to provide different steering characteristics and give different models, built on the same platform, unique features. “

After the launch of the components into series production, Volkswagen expects such a steering system to take the functionality of assistance systems such as Lane Assist and Travel Assist to a new level.

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The “aged” Toyota RAV4 has become more modern. A new version of the Mitsuoka Buddy crossover is presented

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The Japanese company Mitsuoka has introduced an updated retro crossover Buddy, which is an “aged” version of the popular Toyota RAV4 in the style of old American SUVs from the 70s.

According to Drom.ru, the changes include enlarged screens of the digital instrument panel and multimedia complex (the exact diagonals are not reported), as well as a full-time DVR, which will be installed from the factory.

The “aged” Toyota RAV4 has become more modern.  A new version of the Mitsuoka Buddy crossover is presented

Mitsuoka Buddy is offered in two versions to choose from. Buyers are available a pure gasoline version with a 2.0-liter engine and a hybrid with a 2.5-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor.

Production of the “aged” Toyota RAV4 began in June last year. The car differs from the Toyota crossover in its original body design. The front fenders, hood and bumper are made in the style of the Chevrolet K5 Blazer of the 1970-1980s. The headlights from the RAV4 were replaced with universal “rectangles”, the radiator grille is made in the form of a nickel-plated “grill”, and the original bumper with a chrome trim and vertical lights from Cadillac integrated through the adapter is installed at the back.

The “aged” Toyota RAV4 has become more modern.  A new version of the Mitsuoka Buddy crossover is presented

The original Buddy body panels are made from polypropylene and molded ABS plastic.

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Tesla Semi production has finally begun – almost 5 years after the announcement. Pepsi will receive electric trucks on December 1, 2022

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Tesla Semi production has finally begun almost 5 years

According to CEO Elon Musk’s announcement, Tesla has begun production of its Semi electric truck and plans to begin shipping it to Pepsi as early as December 1, 2022.

The soft drink company ordered 100 electric vehicles in December 2017, just a month after Tesla first unveiled its new creation to the world.

Tesla promises that the Semi can accelerate from 0 to 96 km/h mph in 20 seconds even when “fully loaded” and maintain “the same speed as on the highway, even on steep climbs.” It also promises that you can charge your battery up to 70% in just 30 minutes. The power reserve, depending on the version, will be from 480 to 800 km. In Musk’s own words, “driving a car is a lot of fun.”

Tesla Semi production has finally begun - almost 5 years after the announcement.  Pepsi will receive electric trucks on December 1, 2022

Until 2022, there was little news about the car. In May, Tesla began accepting orders and taking a $20,000 deposit, and in August, Musk said deliveries of the 500-mile-range version of the truck would begin this year.

Tesla has pushed back the release dates of its vehicles many times. The Cybertruck pickup has been delayed several times, with Musk saying deliveries will now begin in 2023. The second-generation Tesla roadster that was announced alongside the Semi was originally expected in 2020 but has yet to be released.

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This is Honda’s first electric crossover, and it’s big. The company showed the Prologue model

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Honda has fully shown its first electric Prologue crossover, which it nominally announced back in May.

This is Honda's first electric crossover, and it's big.  The company showed the Prologue model

Unfortunately, now we are also not talking about a full announcement, since most of the characteristics remain unknown. But this is due to the fact that the car will hit the market only in 2024, so some of the specifications are probably simply not yet approved.

This is Honda's first electric crossover, and it's big.  The company showed the Prologue model

It is known that Prologue was developed by Honda together with General Motors. It is also known that the car will be larger than the CR-V. The length will be almost 4880 mm, and the wheelbase will be almost 3094 mm.

This is Honda's first electric crossover, and it's big.  The company showed the Prologue model

From the rest, an 11-inch digital instrument panel and the same infotainment screen are reported.

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