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Who knew that in the future we would also have a Porsche electric car to wonder at, next to those awesome Teslas that Elon Musk turned popular in a few years? As various car manufacturers like Toyota, BMW, Volkswagen and others started their journeys into the electric car industry in the past few years, the Porsche electric car is a little late to the game. But who cares about the game when we’re talking Porsche? Porsche is a brand of luxury, but it is also a brand that represents values, history and beauty in the auto industry. As a leading force in the automotive industry, Porsche is finally embarking on a journey that everyone should have finished by now, global warming and all.

The Porsche electric car is being dubbed Mission E, and unfortunately, it is still just a concept. But if Google can turn concept into reality in a couple of years, like with Google Car, Porsche can certainly do the same. With Tesla not doing so well on the market (no surprise there, considering you can buy an apartment for the price of a Tesla), Porsche might have a chance at turning the big shots of the world into ecologic role models for change.

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Two motors offer 600 horsepower to the first EV from Porsche

Electric cars are an important development in the auto industry, especially from an environmental point of view. As fossil fuels become rare and as greenhouse gases and pollution worsens to the point of no return, manufacturers are decidedly late. Nonetheless, the enormous support and investment that is going into autonomous and electric vehicles, we might see the transportation ecosystem change complete in the next decade.

The Porsche electric car will not be the mainstream car, but it will be the role model that everyone will want. As we all wanted a Hummer when it first came out but decided against it rapidly when we found out how harmful and expensive it would be, a Porsche electric car will be a breather that will keep even the most environmentalist people in the world at peace with their conscience. Mission E is a concept that turns the luxury vehicle into a green vehicle, without compromising.

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Inside and out, Mission E is stunning

The Frankfurt Motor Show saw the first unveiling of the Porsche electric car and people are taken aback by Mission E. Besides it being able to charge to 80 % in just 15 minutes, something no other electric vehicle can do right now, the sports car looks and feels like something straight out of a future we forgot to focus on. With a fluid, aerodynamic, lightweight body and Porsche’s new 800-volt battery system, Mission E is the future of sports cars.

Mission E is supposed to go for 500 km or 310 miles on a charge, which is an incredible feat of technology and battery optimization. The car is outfitted with two motors that collect and distribute the energy that the car creates when the brakes are engaged, to keep autonomy to the maximum to help out the already massive battery cells within the car. It can go from 0 to 65 mph in a matter of 5 seconds (3 seconds is enough most of the time), which is quite remarkable for an electric vehicle. Tesla Model S can do 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, and it’s the most advanced electric car on the market.

As you can see, the Porsche electric car has quite the chance to dethrone Elon Musk and his Tesla, although pricing will be a very important factor in the future of the new four-door Mission E. The vehicle is just a concept right now, so that means it’s nowhere near becoming commercial. Nonetheless, Porsche has big plans for the electric car, wanting to turn it into the ultimate smart sports car, in the end. As the details of the car’s build and hardware are scarce, we can only hope to see this beautiful vehicle in about 5 years.

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Ford postpones new EVs once more, demonstrating the necessity for established automakers to embrace a startup mindset

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Ford has officially said that it will postpone the manufacturing of two electric vehicles, specifically a cutting-edge EV truck and a three-row EV SUV. The duo is now scheduled to arrive in 2026 and 2027, experiencing delays of one and two years, respectively. Instead, the company will replace them with hybrids in its entire U.S. range.

The CEO of Ford has been indicating delays for some months. In the previous autumn, it deferred $12 billion in scheduled investments. During a financial conference call in February, CEO Jim Farley indicated that hybrids will have a progressively significant impact on our industry’s shift and will remain a permanent fixture. That is the type of serious discussion that shareholders greatly appreciate.

The decision is expected to be well-received by Wall Street, particularly in light of Toyota’s announcement that its sales in the United States increased by 22% compared to the previous year, driven by high demand for hybrid vehicles. Ford’s strategic move seems to be aimed at enhancing cash flow and immediate profitability, a prudent decision for a firm of its magnitude, particularly during periods of unpredictability.

However, it is worth noting that Ford stands out from other well-established car manufacturers in its ability to excel by adopting a startup mentality, a mindset that it seems to have embraced more lately, despite the delays in electric vehicle production. It achieves greater success when it actively influences the market rather than simply reacting to it.

Recently, Ford showcased its startup attitude through the introduction of the Mustang Mach-E, an all-electric crossover. Initially, the intention was to create a practical crossover vehicle with an electric motor located in the front, when the concept of electric vehicles (EVs) first emerged about ten years ago. The design possessed aerodynamic qualities, although it lacked inspiration to such an extent that one of the company’s exterior designers expressed doubt about its marketability. Based on the appearance of the proposed design, it was reasonable to have misgivings.

However, the then-CEO, Jim Hackett, abandoned the concept and imposed a strict deadline of two years for the team to provide an alternative solution. Ford’s achievement of securing second place in U.S. EV sales for consecutive quarters can be attributed to the successful introduction of a crossover model.

The success of the Mustang Mach-E was not a result of luck or chance. Ford has a history of performing impressive feats or achieving unexpected successes. In the 1980s, when American automakers faced significant competition from Japanese imports, Ford abandoned its bulky and weighty designs and created the Taurus, which was introduced to the market in late 1985. The car, with its elegant design, spacious interior, and reasonable price, was a novelty for American buyers and quickly became popular. In the initial three years, Ford managed to sell one million units of the product, which may be considered a triumph that probably prevented the business from going bankrupt.

After a span of five years, Ford once again changed its direction by introducing the Explorer. Although SUVs were not a novel concept, at that period, the majority of them were two-door vehicles that prioritized practical features such as towing and off-roading. Automobiles continued to be the prevailing preference among customers. However, with the addition of rear doors and a wide range of amenities, Ford successfully converted the SUV into a vehicle that is suitable for transporting families. Although the debut of the Explorer may have negatively impacted the sales of the company’s automobiles, it turned out to be a wise decision. Not only did it drive the company’s growth for another ten years, but it also anticipated a future where SUVs would dominate the market.

Additionally, Ford employed a rapid and efficient strategy in the creation of the initial Mustang, enabling it to establish a completely novel classification of swift and costly “pony cars.” After World War II, the automaker created the ’49 Ford, a vehicle that defied traditional design and propelled the company to the forefront of sales. Additionally, it is important to acknowledge the original Ford assembly line, which, although not a tangible product, was undeniably a result of entrepreneurial innovation.

Farley is currently confronted with various obstacles. His predecessors were essentially combining and selecting designs, platforms, and manufacturing procedures, while the core component of each of those vehicles, the engine, stayed mostly unchanged. Manufacturers are faced with the task of completely rethinking their approach when it comes to electric vehicles, or at the very least, removing the core components without compromising the original vehicle’s exceptional qualities.

Ford has demonstrated exceptional proficiency in several endeavors. The Mustang Mach-E and the F-150 Lightning are widely regarded as not only outstanding electric vehicles but outstanding automobiles in general.

However, these products have not achieved the level of success that Ford had anticipated. One reason for their lack of popularity is their high cost; however, recent price reductions have demonstrated that there is still a desire for them. Another contributing factor is the insufficient development of the charging infrastructure needed to support these vehicles. If the act of charging is impeding Ford’s ability to sell more electric vehicles, perhaps the company should directly confront and resolve this issue. If Ford is unable to price its electric vehicles competitively while maintaining profitability, it may be necessary for the company to explore other cost-effective methods of manufacturing.

The corporation has initiated the process by establishing Skunkworks, headed by former Tesla executive Alan Clarke, with the objective of creating an affordable electric vehicle. If the team successfully introduces a product to the market, there is a possibility that some of the entrepreneurial energy will be present at Ford.

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CES 2023 :Learn the latest information from the greatest technology event of the year

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Although the CES doesn’t start until tomorrow, we’re back in Vegas for the event, and several exhibitors have already shown their new items at numerous press conferences and media events. In addition to more news from TV manufacturers, gaming laptop manufacturers, smart home firms, and other companies, we are starting to see some of the early automotive news that typically headlines CES today. Here is a summary of the top news from Day 1 of CES 2023 in case you haven’t caught up yet.

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But first, even though we covered the most of yesterday’s launches in a different video, more things were announced last night after we had finished filming that. For instance, Withings demonstrated the $500 pee-scanning U-Scan toilet computer.

It’s a 90mm block that you install inside your toilet bowl as a deodorizer and employs a microfluidic device that functions like a litmus test to identify the components in your pee. Although Withings is developing a consumer-focused version that will evaluate your nutrition and hydration levels and forecast your ovulation and period cycles, you will need to decide the precise tests you wish to run in your module. Prior to launching in the US, it is still awaiting regulatory approval from the European Union.

We also witnessed the Fufuly pulsing cushion by Yukai Engineering, which was less… gross news. Although a vibrating cushion may sound like something out of an anime, the concept is that cuddling something that might simulate real-life pulsation may have calming effects. Another thing that could calm anxiety? watching a video of adorable birds! Additionally, Bird Buddy unveiled a brand-new intelligent feeder with a built-in camera so you can watch your feathered friends while they build nests. The most recent version, which is intended for hummingbirds, uses AI to recognize the different breeds that are in the area and, in conjunction with a motion sensor, determines when they are ready for a feast.

Speaking of nibbles, there was a ton of food-related technology news last night, like as the $1,000 stand mixer from GE Profile that has a digital scale and voice controls. We also observed OneThird’s freshness scanners, which determine the freshness of produce using near-infrared lasers and secret algorithms. Even the shelf life of an avocado can be determined instantly, preventing food waste!

We also witnessed the Wisear neural earbuds that let you control playback by clenching your jaw, the blood pressure monitor that hooks onto your finger from Valencell, and Loreal’s robotic lipstick applicator for people with limited hand or arm mobility. Smart speakers, smart pressure cookers, smart VR gloves, smart lights, and more were available.

Let’s move on to the recent news. Prior to the onslaught that is set to happen tomorrow, there was only a little trickle of auto news. Volkswagen debuted the ID.7 EV sedan, tempting us with only the name and a rough body form. BMW, meanwhile, revealed the I Vision Dee, or “Digital Emotional Experience,” to provide additional information about its futuristic I Vision concept vehicle development. It’s a simplified design with a heads-up display that spans the entire front windshield. Many of the Dee’s characteristics are anticipated to be incorporated into production vehicles starting in 2025, notably BMW’s new NEUE KLASSE (new class) EV platform. BMW’s Mixed Reality slider will also be available on the Dee to regulate how much digital stuff is shown on the display.

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The premium 2023 TVs from Samsung were also not unveiled until the evening, with this year’s models emphasizing on MiniLED and 8K technologies. Additionally, it added more sizes to its selection and unveiled new soundbars with Dolby Atmos capability at all price points. While this was going on, competitor LG unveiled a 97-inch M3 TV that can wirelessly receive 4K 120Hz content, allowing you to deal with fewer connections in your living room and… more soundbars. Leave it to LG and Samsung to essentially duplicate each other’s actions.

Hisense, a competitor with comparatively smaller TVs, today announced its 85-inch UX Mini LED TV, which has more than 5,000 local dimming zones and a maximum brightness of 2,500 nits. Startup Displace, meanwhile, demonstrated a brand-new 55-inch wireless OLED TV that can be attached to any surface via vacuum suction, doing away entirely with the requirement for a wall mount or stand. You can even live without a power cord thanks to its four inbuilt batteries. Essentially, this is a fully functional, portable TV.

Laptops

We also noticed more HP, MSI, and ASUS laptops. A laptop with glasses-free 3D, a sizable Zenbook Pro 16X with lots of space for thermal dissipation, and a Zenbook 14X with a ceramic build are all products of ASUS. Both of the latter Zenbooks include OLED displays. In the meantime, HP unveiled a new line of Dragonfly Pro laptops that are designed to simplify the purchasing process for customers by removing the majority of configuration options. The Windows version exclusively uses an AMD CPU and has a column of hotkeys on the right of the keyboard that provide shortcuts to camera settings, a control center, and 24/7 tech support, whilst the Dragonfly Pro Chromebook has an RGB keyboard and Android-like Material You theming capabilities. The last of these buttons can be programmed to open a particular program, file, or website.

The first of some audio news is now being presented to us, starting with JBL. The business presented its array of five soundbar models for 2023, all of which will support Dolby Atmos. New true wireless earbuds with a “smart” casing including a 1.45-inch touchscreen and controls for volume, playback, ANC, and EQ presets were also introduced. Nearly simultaneously, HP unveiled the Poly Voyager earphones, which are comparable to the JBL in terms of controls and have a touchscreen on the carrying case. However, the Voyager also features a Broadcast mode that enables you to connect the case to an older device with a headphone port (like while you’re on an airline) via the provided 3.5mm to USB-C connection, so you can view movies during a flight without having to bring along a second set of headphones.

Not only today but also the remainder of the week will see a ton more CES news. I was unable to tell you about Citizen’s latest wristwatch or Samsung’s new, more affordable Galaxy A14 smartphone. Keep checking back for updates on all CES 2023 news.

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Google appeared as a car manufacturer

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Google has recently used CES as a platform to present its philosophy of “Better Together,” the notion that all devices should get along with one another. Typically, this entails making announcements regarding new Cast compatibility and features like Fast Pair. The business revealed that it is collaborating with Spotify to incorporate the Connect streaming capability into the Android UI at CES 2023. Additionally, it showed a sneak peek at an audio handoff tool that would recommend various devices to shift your music to based on your preferences and location.

However, CES is a significant vehicle event, and Google also sells items for cars. Additionally, it said today that the Polestar 3 would receive its higher-resolution maps, and it debuted the most recent Android Auto user interface for the first time since it was revealed at I/O 2022.

Two vehicles, a Volvo EX90 with Google preinstalled and a BMW i7 with the new Android Auto experience, were at the Google stand in the trailer lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center. We had never seen the Volvo before, and we’ll be posting a separate hands-on on that experience shortly. The new Android Auto is the main topic of this article and video.

The redesigned interface will support larger screen sizes and have a split screen layout, as we discovered at I/O. Google has eliminated the status bar and inserted a row of shortcut keys below it, along with some indication icons in a small area to the top left. When we were in the car, the Spotify app was located on the left panel, and we could access a list of suggested playlists by swiping in from the right side.

Alerts that you won’t have time to respond to while driving are likewise stored in this left pane. For instance, you can swipe right on a notification to move it to the dock, where it will wait until you’re ready to deal with it.

Check out the video up top for more of our experience with the updated Android Auto in the BMW i7! And be sure to pay attention this week as there will be a ton of news at CES 2023.

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