I didn’t want CarPlay in my 2019 Jeep because I liked CarPlay’s interface - in fact I hadn’t really seen or used it much. I wanted CarPlay in my 2019 Jeep because the UI in my 2012 Jeep was awful and I didn’t trust FCA to do better. I have more confidence in Rivian, but still like the idea of...
I drive on “unimproved“ river gravel and limestone chat roads a lot. Not quite as intense as this, but can be a challenge between loose rocks and washed out holes. I find these two videos quite reassuring for my most likely off road usage. I’ll be able to get myself stuck in all new and...
Up and running in LA. 10,000 more by 2022:
Amazon's custom electric delivery vehicles are starting to hit the road
There's a new vehicle delivering smiles to customers, and it's electric.
Along with some of the wrapped R1Ts we’ve seen:
The photos, taken Saturday, show a van that very much looks like a prototype. It’s missing the standard “camouflage”-style wrap that most prototype...
For better or worse (my vote is worse) the Amazon partnership will probably lead them to use a variety of FireOS, which is in turn a variety of Android. The key distinction is that FireOS/Android are not designed as ”real-time” operating systems that would be suitable for vehicle management...
Could be something like this I suppose:
Google: lcd window shade
They’ve been available for architectural use for a while. Not sure the pricing, but would seem that it would have to be cheaper in order to do large windows and such...
For what it’s worth, the shark’s fin antenna on top of the cab in the newest pictures sure looks like a satellite radio antenna. I suppose it could be a dedicated LTE antenna, but I haven’t seen that elsewhere. That argues for both SiriusXM and streaming audio being available. Honestly, I can’t...
Yup. Goes pretty far down the supply chain too - materials producers, electric utilities, etc.
As distasteful as lobbying can be, I think this is a good thing that will help offset the influence of oil companies.
Founding members include:
Copper Development Association, Inc.
"Twenty-eight companies in the electric vehicle industry, including big names like Tesla, Lucid, and Rivian, have joined forces to create a new organization called ZETA, with the goal to push for 100% electric vehicle sales by 2030."