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Volvo Cars plans to develop an operating system

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Volvo Cars recently announced that it will do its own software development for its vehicles. The automaker explains this decision by the fact that “the attractiveness of the car is increasingly determined not by traditional car characteristics, but by the capabilities and functions defined by the software.”

The next generation of all-electric Volvo cars, including the first electric SUV on the new technology platform, will come with VolvoCars.OS. The manufacturer plans to release regular over-the-air updates to help improve vehicles throughout their lifespan.

In a press release on Volvo Cars’ plans, it is said that VolvoCars.OS will act as the umbrella system for Volvo’s electric vehicles. Forming a single consistent software operating environment, it will integrate various operating systems running in the vehicle and in the cloud: Android Automotive OS, QNX, AUTOSAR and Linux.

With the customer’s consent, VolvoCars.OS will provide developers with access to in-car functions through various APIs, starting with the previously announced Extended Vehicle API. We are talking, in particular, about gaining access to data from automotive sensors and cloud functions. It is said that this will allow the creation of new services and applications for Volvo cars.

In addition, Volvo Cars will centralize all of its EV computing resources into a core system that will run its own software. This core computing system, which will first appear on a new Volvo model in 2022, includes three computers. One will be responsible for image processing and artificial intelligence, the second for general computing, and the third for infotainment. Nvidia and Google will participate in the development.

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Tesla Semi with a range of 800 km will be released this year, Cybertruck with the same range – next

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced today that the company will begin deliveries of its Semi electric truck with a range of about 800 km this year, with a Cybertruck with the same range coming in 2023.

Tesla Semi with a range of 800 km will be released this year, Cybertruck with the same range - next

At the time of the announcement of the Tesla Semi in 2017, the automaker said that production versions of the 36-ton electric truck would have a range of about 480 and 800 km at a price of $150,000 and $180,000, respectively. The truck can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 20 seconds, even with a huge load. Pre-orders began to be accepted in May of this year with a deposit of $20,000.

As for the Cybertruck, Musk recently acknowledged that the company would not be able to sell a vehicle with the features and price it announced in 2019, when the pickup truck was introduced.

At the time of the announcement, the single-motor Cybertruck was offered for pre-order for $39,900, the dual-motor version started at $49,900, and the triple-motor version started at $69,900.

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Honda and Sony team up to take on Tesla

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Honda and Sony team up to take on Tesla

Honda and Sony have decided to compete with the American company Tesla in the electric car market, as stated in an interview with the Nikkei newspaper by the president of the automaker, Toshihiro Mibe.

When asked by the Nikkei about whether Honda and Sony are ready to beat the American company in the electric car market, he answered as follows:

We will not play catch-up with Tesla, instead we will bring new, original value to our products. Nevertheless, we intend to make Tesla a worthy competitor.

Toshihiro Mibe

Honda and Sony team up to take on Tesla

Honda and Sony plan to create a venture company Sony Honda Mobility during 2022, which will develop and manufacture electric vehicles. Primary production will take place at existing Honda plants. In doing so, Sony will offer digital services for the upcoming mobile platform.

We are very pleased to have signed a joint venture agreement with Sony, which has strengths in advanced digital technology. and shares our desire to take on new challenges.

Toshihiro Mibe

The news follows Sony’s announcement of its intention to become an electric vehicle brand. The company introduced the Vision S 02 concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year.

Sales of new cars will begin in 2025.

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Iln Musk sells Tesla stock for $7 billion

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Iln Musk sells Tesla stock for 7 billion

According to The Wall Street Journal, citing US regulators, Tesla CEO and largest shareholder Elon Musk has sold nearly $7 billion worth of Tesla shares.

This comes amid uncertainty over the fate of his $44 billion Twitter deal. He sold the shares in case the court ordered him to buy Twitter, so as not to rush to sell the assets at a reduced cost, the publication believes. The shares were sold between Friday and Tuesday, leaving him with about 15% of the company’s shares.

Iln Musk sells Tesla stock for $7 billion

At the end of April, Elon Musk sold $4 billion worth of Tesla shares amid an agreement with Twitter management to buy the company. In July, the entrepreneur refused to buy a social network due to the fact that Twitter, according to him, hides the real information about the number of fake accounts on the social network.

Twitter sued the billionaire for refusing to complete the deal. On August 6, the businessman said he was ready to make a deal if Twitter provided full information about the number of bots on the social network.

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