Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Are solid-state batteries the following autonomous vehicles?

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Should you’d believed the hype across the first batch of autonomous ideas a decade or so in the past, you’d have anticipated to be being pushed house from the pub by now in a very driverless automotive with no steering wheel.

But the temper has lengthy since shifted, and now a line has been drawn between driver-assistance know-how and true autonomy that vehicles appear unlikely to ever cross – for a lot of causes, however maybe mainly the legislative nightmare they open up and the funding they require. 

The thought of solid-state know-how as a way of bringing down the price and weight of EV batteries – whereas bettering vary, energy density and resistance to degradation – has been round even longer than any critical dialogue about autonomous vehicles.

You may date solid-state chat proper again to when the primary wave of mass-produced EVs arrived initially of the final decade.

Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Volkswagen have all just lately confirmed numerous developments to their roll-out of the know-how, with the previous two each firmly (and repeatedly)…


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