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Author Archives: Nicolas Zart

What Can 70 Year Old Pininfarina Bring To The Electric Vehicle?

February 10th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

When most people think of Pininfarina, images of Ferrari and Alfa Romeo might spring to mind, but the Mahindra company wants to bring its long and impressive automotive expertise to electric vehicles (EVs). The question is, what can it bring to the table? The answer lies with its pedigree, passion, and expertise


Abe Chen, Byton VP Of Security, On The Importance Of Security In Early Design Stages — #CleanTechnica Interview

February 9th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Security seems to be a vague concept for most. With the constant flow of security breaches taking their toll on businesses, carmakers have no choice but to toughen up their security by reaching out to security firms. Modern mobility startups make it a priority by hiring security experts, hackers, and coders. Both approaches have their pros and cons


eVTOL Aircraft Are Getting Closer To Flying You Than You Can Imagine

February 9th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

I'm always surprised talking about electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) aircraft technology at a party. Most people think electric urban air mobility (eUAM) won't happen for a decade. Apart from the sad fact I talk about such things at parties, their reaction is puzzling. While most people think eVTOL aircraft won't happen for a long time, that is a serious underestimation. Many aviation heavy-hitters and startups are already testing them. Heck, you can even buy one now


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



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