A host of car manufacturers at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas have taken to the stage to show off what they think the future of driving will look like.
Unsurprisingly they expect the future to be electric, but a bit more left-field was Mercedes-Benz’s new concept car, designed alongside James Cameron, the director of the 2009 film Avatar.
The car has been called AVTR and is covered in scales, 33 of them to be precise, which Mercedes-Benz has dubbed “bionic flaps” although they appear to be inspired more by the blockbuster film than real biology
Tesla owners in California waited in long lines to charge their electric vehicles over the holiday weekend.
Footage out of Kettleman City, the location of one of the largest supercharging sites boasting up to 40 chargers, shows drivers queued up back-to-back in a line about a half mile long.
Telsa may be working on a brand-new invention which replaces Tesla cybertruck wipers with pulsed lasers which would offer a contact-less way to clean glass.
A new patent for “PULSED LASER CLEANING OF DEBRIS ACCUMULATED ON GLASS ARTICLES IN VEHICLES AND PHOTOVOLTAIC ASSEMBLIES” suggests its about time we do away with wipers to clear away debris from a screen, and turn to lasers instead.
The full patent can be seen here.
Cybertruck design influenced partly by The Spy Who Loved Me https://t.co/HKBzxFNfzm— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 21, 2019
And while some reviewers have described the vehicle as being like “nothing we’ve ever seen,” Musk has said the pickup’s design was inspired by two films: sci-fi classic “Blade Runner” and the 1977 James Bond movie “The Spy Who Loved Me.”
The Bond film featured a 1976 Lotus Esprit car that doubled as a submarine. The billionaire tweeted a clip of the film on Thursday, noting that the Cybertruck’s design was “influenced partly” by the car in the movie.
The marque has developed a methane “biodigester” that promises to turn cow pies into electricity.
On Wednesday, the BMW Group announced it has partnered with Straus Organic Dairy Farm for the pungent new initiative, which promises to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from farming while simultaneously delivering clean energy to drivers in California.
Um @Porsche, this word Turbo does not mean what you think it does— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 5, 2019
“Turbo does not mean what you think it does” Elon Musk had something to say about Tesla’s latest competitor, the electric Porsche Taycan that was unveiled on Wednesday.
He was referring to Porsche’s decision to call the top trim levels the Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S, even though turbocharging is a technology feature used with internal combustion engines, not electric motors.