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Author Archives: Nicolas Zart

Kia R.E.A.D.s Your Moods & Adapts The Interior

January 25th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Kia Motors is one of the rare automakers to tread a fine line between making conventional cars and "new energy" vehicles. The company has no problems highlighting its electric vehicles (EV) at trade shows, going as far as displaying them center stage. Now the company is looking even further ahead at the autonomous vehicle (AV) era with its holistic interactive system


DJ.com Expands Drone Delivery Into Indonesia

January 25th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or drones as they more commonly called, are booming. Ideas, concepts, and pilot tests are popping. As an example, JD.com is China’s largest retailer and it's going all-out on automated delivery from online shops in Indonesia


Bell Reveals Its 5-Seat Nexus Air Taxi At CES Las Vegas

January 16th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

The air taxi space is crowded — if not on paper, then with prototypes and flying demos. Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, is a global helicopter leader and no stranger to the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) world. It announced the Bell Nexus, a hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft a few years ago at CES. This year, we caught up with the team at CES in Las Vegas to find out what it looks like and what it means for our future mobility needs by


Rolls-Royce Racing To Build World’s Fastest Electric Airplane

January 16th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Rolls-Royce is well-known for its plush cars with infinite refinements. It is not generally known for its electric ventures. The company has dipped its fingers in autonomous electric ferries, as well as an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept. So why not the world's fastest electric airplane


Consumers Expect EVs, Hyperloops, & Home Robots By 2030, According To Dassault Systemes

January 12th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Dassault Systèmes and CITE Research sent us the findings of a survey for understanding how consumers expect technology to impact their lives by the year 2030. The survey focused on home, travel, health, and retail. This comes on the heels of another NPR survey that says Americans are feeling more optimistic about their personal future, just not about politics. The study shows consumers expect Hyperloops, fully connected smart home systems, mobile payments, and personalized preventive health plans, among other things


Byton Reveals More Of The M-Byte At CES And It Feels Great

January 7th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Byton will show more of the interior of its M-Byte at CES 2019. CleanTechnica is there for the company's unveiling, with interviews and a behind the scenes look on the way. This year, Byton will talk about the bigger picture. I just got off the phone with Carsten, Byton's CEO & Founder, who told me: "The company is on target to meet its production for late 2019!"


Turning Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

January 6th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Of all the strange things we do as a race on this planet, refining and over-complicating things are some of them. We're never satisfied with letting things be and often time favor extravagant conspiracy theories over reality. After all, how would the opposing piston engine and the convoluted internal combustion engine system have worked until now otherwise? Even though it has brought us this far, we need to get rid of inefficiency for more effective solar thermal energy storage systems



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