Wireless charging has been around since the late 19th century, when electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla demonstrated magnetic resonant coupling – the ability to transmit electricity through the air by creating a magnetic field between two circuits, a transmitter and a receiver.But for about 100 years it was a technology without many practical applications, except, perhaps, for a few electric toothbrush models.Today, there are nearly a half dozen wireless charging technologies in use, all aimed at cutting cables to everything from smartphones and laptops to kitchen appliances and cars. Wireless charging is making inroads in the healthcare, automotive and manufacturing industries because it offers the promise of increased mobility and advances that could allow tiny internet of things (IoT) devices to get power many feet away from a charger.The most popular wireless technologies now in use rely on an electromagnetic field between a two copper coils, which greatly limits the … [Read more...] about Wireless charging explained: What is it and how does it work?
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Electric cars are already a mainstay on Britain's roads, with several all-electric models being available to buy right now. A lot of them are simply electric versions of fuel-powered cars, but in the not-too-distant future, we'll see new designs around town and up and down the motorway.But just what electric cars are coming? Let us give you a closer look as to what you can expect to see in showrooms and when you're out driving in the next few years.Audi e-tron Quattro SUVThe Audi e-tron Quattro SUV concept was shown off at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2015, and at the Geneva motor show in 2018, Audi unleashed three prototypes to prowl the streets of the Swiss city (we're sure it had nothing to do with trolling Jaguar and its I-Pace launch). The production car that you'll be able to buy will launch at the Brussels motorshow in August 2018. It will go head-to-head with the Jaguar I-Pace (which is on sale now), but has some cool features that will make it worth waiting for.Audi says it will … [Read more...] about Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years
Apple is allegedly planning to revolutionize the car industry just as it did with music, phones, tablets, high-end designer computers, and, possibly, with watches and TVs. Remember that van we showed you the other day, with the laser mapping contraption on top that turned out to be rented by Apple? Well, it might be a much more taking-on-Tesla project than improving-Apple-Maps-with-Street-View-style-shots endeavor as initially thought. Also, the work might really be on a van of sorts, the sources revealed.That mysterious car project is called "Titan," tip insiders, and already has the green light by Apple's CEO Tim Cook to be staffed with a thousand-strong army of engineers, designers, and the like. With this kind of manpower, Titan is definitely not a one-off whim for a few prototypes of something that will be left gathering dust in the basement, as Apple often does, but rather a deliberate push to enter a new market. Of course, Apple has its CarPlay vehicle infotainment ecosystem … [Read more...] about Who killed the electric car? Not Apple, as it’s working on a ‘Titan’ one
posted on 15 Feb 2015, 04:18 0 1. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013) Wah, thats not bad... I like tesla for researching and pushing electric cars. I will love to see apple making carbon less cars. Can we expect samsung as well to work on electric cars soon? posted on 15 Feb 2015, 04:27 2 2. vincelongman (Posts: 5283; Member since: 10 Feb 2013) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_Samsung_Motors posted on 15 Feb 2015, 04:40 2 3. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 942; Member since: 03 Jul 2013) Apple copied Renault, not Samsung. Renault owns that company. 15. Macready (Posts: 1637; Member since: 08 Dec 2014) Samsung started the company 21 years ago and while it sold the majority of shares off, it still partially owns (Renault) Samsung Motors. 24. nctx77 (Posts: 2540; Member since: 03 Sep 2013) Apple copied neither as renault is a typical combustion engine car and has nothing to do with electric car tech. Also, how do you tie Apple to this company when … [Read more...] about Comments for : Who killed the electric car? Not Apple, as it’s working on a ‘Titan’ one
Tesla’s Model 3 is supposed to be the electric car that changes everything. Beautiful, high-tech, affordable: this is the car that is supposed to bring electric cars into the mainstream. But don’t expect to be driving one anytime soon. If you’re not already on the 500,000-person reservation list, you won’t be driving one this year. Or next. Or probably the year after. Thankfully, there are dozens of electric and plug-in hybrid cars that are available right now. And more are on the way. To be sure, electric cars are still very much in their infancy. Sales of electric cars represent just 1 percent of the record 17.55 million cars sold last year in the US. And a recent survey of 2,500 American found that 60 percent were still “unaware of electric cars,” eclipsing concerns such as range or charging station availability. That’s a huge hurdle to overcome. But the automotive industry is clearly trending toward electric. BMW will release two new … [Read more...] about How to buy an electric car