At this moment 40% of 2016 registered cars are electric vehicles (EV’s) in Norway. The country has a higher number of all electric battery only cars: more than 100.000. On the second place stands the Netherlands, which intends to phase out all fossil fuel powered automobiles by 2025. Although 0,2% of the global car fleet are a hybrid or EV’s, this transportation technology is here to stay. Global EV sales rose to 30% in 2016 compared to the previous year. It works as follows: When you push on the pedal it sends a signal to two potentio metres, which delivers it to the controller. The controller reads the petentic metres and the controller converts DC volts from the batteries to AC volt. In this article we explore why companies invest in electronic cars, why they choose for electricity and which hurdles are being crossed.
On the current drone market you have a wide range of variety. Some have full blown jet engines and can fly 500 miles per hour on a height of 50.000 feet. Others use batteries to turn their propellers on. Most of them require pilots even though they may sit in a control-room 5.000 miles away. Others are autonomous. In this article we dive deeper in the world of (mobile operated) drones and what the future holds in petto for them.
Tesla motors presented their newest car model on March 31, 2016. This isn’t an fully autonomous car, but a semi self-driving car with advanced cruise control. The question remained is when will we have an autonomous car? According to Re-code’s editor J. Bhuiyan it can happen soon:”If it’s not the personal car ownership model, it’ll happen way, way faster, 10 so or so years that these cars will be on the road and the mass market will experience them and have access to them.” In this article we explore what challenges lies ahead, their possibilities and in what development phase scientist are currently in.
With the rise of mega-cities many companies are currently fighting for the next big technological lype with public train transportation. In the future we need fast, durable and efficient transportation from city A to city B. One of the promising solutions is the Maglev train, which was initially proposed in 2012 by E. Musk, CEO at Tesla Motors. A hyper-tube pod, that can travel as fast as the speed of sound: 1000 km per hour. They are selectively being operated in China, Germany and Japan, but why aren’t Maglev’s widely available today? We answer this and give you an update about the development of tomorrow’s train transportation.