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The future has arrived. Flying car makes first real flight in Dubai



The future has arrived.  Flying car makes first real flight in Dubai

Near the end of the classic 1985 sci-fi movie Back to the Future, classic mad inventor Doc Brown states that “where we’re going, we don’t need roads” as his time-traveling DeLorean takes off. Flying machines have not yet filled the sky, they are in development. Last week, China’s XPeng X2 successfully conducted the first public flight test of the brand’s two-seat flying car at the GITEX tech fair in Dubai – and even features the famous DeLorean seagull door design.

The XPeng X2 takes off vertically from the ground with eight propellers, without a runway, making it suitable for dense urban areas. A vehicle designed to carry two passengers fully electric and the manufacturers say it can take off into the air at about two meters per second, reaching speeds of up to 130 kilometers per hour.

Even though the test flight lasted only 90 seconds, according to Liu Xinying, chief aviation expert at XPeng Aeroht, the technology is close to being ready for public use, but the regulation of flying cars is not yet complete.

XPeng intends to work with governments to define the physical regulatory infrastructure for flying cars in urban areas, and Liu believes people will be able to use flying cars in limited regulated spaces in just five years. It also aligns with the Chinese government’s ambitious plans to launch flying taxis by 2025.

And if there was no flying yet futurist It is enough that the XPeng X2 is equipped with AI automation – it can be piloted manually or used in autonomous driving. “He learns to avoid traffic, buildings and people,” says Liu.

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Elements of autonomous driving present more regulatory challenges and also jeopardize public acceptance. Many people remain concerned about the safety issues associated with autonomous cars on the road, not to mention the vehicles that fly over our heads. However, XPeng says autonomous flying cars are safer than human piloted ones.

Dozens of flying cars are currently being developed around the world, and many of them actually fly, such as Canadian Opener’s “BlackFly”, SkyDrive Inc’s “SD-03” and Klein Vision’s “AirCar” prototype. successfully completed a 35-minute test flight between two cities in Slovakia.

The benefits of flying cars like the XPeng X2 aren’t limited to making pop culture’s wildest dreams come true. Proponents say flying cars could revolutionize urban transportation by making roads less congested, safer for pedestrians and cyclists, and in the case of electric vehicles like the XPeng X2, cutting carbon emissions as well.

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Everything has been delivered. 10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners



Everything has been delivered.  10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners

OAll Bugatti Centodieci have been delivered, the Molsheim-based brand said on Monday. Cristiano Ronaldo received the number 07 in October this year. and Bugatti has now revealed that the latest unit – #10 – is already in the possession of its owner.

“The Centodieci combines all the values ​​of the Bugatti brand in an extraordinary package: rarity, innovation, heritage, craftsmanship and unrivaled performance. The production batch of 10 units was so in demand by our customers that it was sold before the Centodieci. was even officially presented,” said Christophe Piochon, president of Bugatti.

This latest example is finished in Quartz White with carbon fiber trim on the bottom and matte grilles. The brake calipers are painted in Light Blue Sport, as is the logo on the rear that refers to the EB110, the iconic Bugatti model that inspired this Centodieci. Inside, the predominant color is also blue, as you can see in the images above.

This block is powered by the same block as the other nine instances. The 8.0-liter W16 with four turbines is capable of developing 1600 hp. In terms of performance, this allows the Centodieci to hit 100 km/h in just 2.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 380 km/h.

Recall that each unit costs the owners eight million euros before taxes.

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The first Dacia hybrid. “The cheapest hybrid family on the market”



The first Dacia hybrid.  "The cheapest hybrid family on the market"

BUT Dacia revealed this Monday that the hybrid engine has been available since March on the Jogger, the Romanian brand’s model known to be available with a seven-seat variant.

The Jogger Hybrid 140, Dacia’s first hybrid, will hit dealerships in March, but customers can expect and order it as early as January.

The price has been revealed by Dacia and since it’s only available in the seven-seater SL Extreme, it starts at €28,800. The brand claims it is “the most affordable hybrid family car on the market.”

Available in six existing colors to celebrate the launch of this hybrid, there will be a slate gray version, as you can see in the images above.

Equipped with a 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 90 hp, the Jogger is also powered by two electric motors (a 50 hp engine and a high-voltage starter-generator). The total power is 140 horsepower. The electric transmission is automatic, four-speed, connected to an internal combustion engine, and two speeds are connected to an electric motor. This combined technology was possible, according to Dacia, only due to the lack of clutch.

Combined with the energy recovery levels of the 1.2kWh (230V) battery pack and the efficiency of the automatic transmission, regenerative braking delivers all-electric traction on 80% of urban journeys and saves up to 40% of fuel compared to a combustion engine vehicle.

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See how Tesla tests its electric Semi truck in the worst-case scenarios



Tesla Semi camião elétrico testes

Tesla has finally been able to bring its long-awaited Semi to market. This electric truck promises to revolutionize transportation and bring all the unique characteristics of this type of electric vehicle to this class of vehicles.

Now that the first units have been delivered, there is hope that they will finally be mass-produced and reach more transport companies. With so many promises to be kept, a new video is now emerging showing Tesla testing its Semi truck under worst-case scenarios.

Tesla Semi is already on the market

Like all Tesla electric vehicles, Semi follows the same line of creating a unique design associated with a platform with the most modern technology available. The proof is in what was presented to the public and surprised most people.

To prove the quality of this new proposal, Tesla published in your LinkedIn account new video. In it, he reveals some of the testing he's done to determine the strength and quality of the Semi's design and its (potential) durability.

Tests to prove its durability

It has been revealed that the Tesla electric truck is subjected to numerous tests and its application in the worst scenarios that drivers may face. It doesn't stop at the ruggedness of the Semi's designs, but goes further and focuses on the motors and batteries themselves.

This is the proof that many have been waiting for to ensure that this new proposal is not limited to a lot of autonomy. Its resistance is great and will provide greater durability, further enhancing the Semi's value and performance.

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high quality electric truck

Tesla has already showcased the Semi's quality with a video showing its truck driving roughly 500 miles on just one charge. The big news here is that he managed to make this long journey with a maximum load of about 37 tons.

Now Tesla remains to widely place the Semi on the market. At the moment, only a few companies have access to this new product, with a very long list of pending deliveries, who want to start mass-using this electric truck offering.

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