RoboSense 80 Laser-Beam LiDAR RS-Ruby Lite Is Officially for Sale, Early-Bird Price $12,800 | News

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SHENZHEN, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 4, 2020–

RoboSense http://www.robosense.ai/, the leading provider of smart LiDAR sensor, today launched an 80 laser-beam 3D sensing LiDAR ready for customer delivery with early-bird price of $12,800 (limited offer till 31 st August, 2020), and standard price of $15,800. The timing of announcing this favorable package also marks the company’s 6-year anniversary. The performance of the RS-Ruby Lite is close to that of the 128 laser-beam LiDAR RS-Ruby, with a vertical angular resolution of 0.1 degrees and 160m@10% ranging ability (with the longest detection range of 230 meters), making it suitable to address medium-and-high-speed autonomous driving applications with a price much more affordable to accelerate the commercialization of smart and safe transportation.

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The RS-Ruby Lite’s on-vehicle road-test point cloud image (Photo: Business Wire)

Inheriting The Superb Performance Of The 128 Laser-Beam LiDAR RS-Ruby

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India Financier Sees Pandemic Stoking Demand for Vehicle Loans

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(Bloomberg) — Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltd., an Indian vehicle financier, is seeing a rise in demand for personal mobility vehicle loans as the nation emerges from coronavirus-induced lockdowns.



a group of police officers riding on the back of a motorcycle: Commuters are seen in a traffic jam during rush hour as places of religious worship, hotels, restaurants and shopping malls are allowed to operate again after more than two months of lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Mumbai on June 8, 2020.


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Commuters are seen in a traffic jam during rush hour as places of religious worship, hotels, restaurants and shopping malls are allowed to operate again after more than two months of lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Mumbai on June 8, 2020.

“The need for personal transportation is going up,” said Chief Financial Officer Arulselvan D. in response to a question about the impact of the pandemic. “We are seeing good demand for entry-level cars and two wheelers.” Sales of used vehicles may see a spurt as new vehicles may be costlier because of upgraded emission norms, he said.

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Sale of cars and two wheelers in India are slowly

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Kandi’s Chinese-Made EVs Will Be The Cheapest In The USA… But Will We Bite?

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When they reach the American market later this year, the K23 and K27 will be two of the cheapest electric cars on sale here and will be accordingly trimmed. Onboard gadgetry will be barebones, consisting of Bluetooth audio, a back-up camera, dual front airbags, and antilock brakes. Both are highway-legal, and will come with promising battery warranties of eight years or 62,000 miles—handy if battery degradation sets in within the 300- to 500-cycle window commonly seen with EVs.

It’s worth remembering that even Tesla, which has long said it wants to democratize EVs, still has a $40,000 car as its cheapest model. But by skimping on an EV and committing to a Kandi, buyers will give up a lot of what we take for granted on even other EVs. Kandi tells us that while DC fast-charge compatibility is planned for next year, early birds will have to make do with

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Cholamandalam Finance sees rise in demand for personal mobility vehicle loans

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CHENNAI :
Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltd., an Indian vehicle financier, is seeing a rise in demand for personal mobility vehicle loans as the nation emerges from coronavirus-induced lockdowns.

“The need for personal transportation is going up,” said Chief Financial Officer Arulselvan D. in response to a question about the impact of the pandemic. “We are seeing good demand for entry-level cars and two wheelers.” Sales of used vehicles may see a spurt as new vehicles may be costlier because of upgraded emission norms, he said.

Sale of cars and two wheelers in India are slowly rising after witnessing near zero sales in April as the country went into a total lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Public transportation such as buses, trains and metros are shut in many parts of the country making it difficult for millions to travel for work without a personal vehicle.

The lockdown,

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Toronto’s Michael Majeed talks electric cars, why a wave is still coming : Augusta Free Press

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It was bound to happen sooner or later.

The days of gasoline-powered engines appear to be waning a bit as more and more consumers are switching to cars fueled by alternative energy sources. Even the word fuel appears to be a misnomer in some places these days. More and more, people are buying hybrid cars and vehicles powered completely by electricity.

This is a trend that’s expected to continue according to BloombergNEF’s 2019 Electrical Vehicle Outlook.

The report, described on the company’s website as its “annual

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Used car values up for the first time since 2009

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Average used car sale values increased in July at the three-year and 60,000-mile point – the first upward movement in the month since 2009 and followed an even stronger June.

Strong demand and a shortage of supply helped to drive the 0.4% increase, according to data experts at Cap HPI.

Average values at the one-year point stayed level and vehicles younger than this dropped very slightly. At all other ages, there has been a small, positive movement.

Cap HPI says there remains some pent-up demand in the market, with consumers wary of public transport keeping demand healthy.

Derren Martin, head of valuations UK at Cap HPI, explained: “We have witnessed a relatively dramatic increase during June, then a stabilisation in July and it would appear that values have peaked but are remaining at or around that level for now. As always, there are winners and losers within these averages.”

Some

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Renaming Tesla Autopilot? That’d be ‘idiotic,’ Elon Musk says

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Long live Autopilot, as long as Elon Musk has a say.


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Tesla’s Autopilot system receives its fair share of press, positive and negative. On one hand, it’s a sophisticated driving aid for the highway. On the other hand, numerous owners have misused the system with sometimes deadly consequences.

The negative, including a recent lawsuit in Germany banning Tesla from advertising the system, has led to conversation surrounding a possible name change. But that’s not happening if Tesla CEO Elon Musk gets the last word.

He called the idea of changing Autopilot’s name “idiotic” in a Sunday interview with Automotive News. Musk said the name isn’t why drivers choose to misuse the system, and changing it would have no affect.

The system’s misuse has led to a handful of crashes involving semi

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Welsh MP slams Ineos decision to halt plans for a car factory in Bridgend

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The Welsh Government will look to recoup the £4million it has already spent on Ineos’ planned ‘state-of-the-art’ vehicle factory in Bridgend after the car maker announced yesterday that it is considering shifting production to a site in France instead.  

Ineos Automotive – owned by petrolchemicals billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe – confirmed on Tuesday that it is considering scrapping plans to build a car plant in South Wales, where production of the new Grenadier 4X4 was due to begin next year and 500 jobs created.

The Welsh Secretary of State told MPs that Ineos’ decision was linked the government’s ‘inability or unwillingness’ to upgrade the M4 motorway. However, that claim has been shot down by the minister for economy, transport and North Wales as ‘nonsense on stilts’, who went on to add that the decision was Brexit related despite Ratcliffe’s vocal backing for Britain to leave the EU.

Shelved: The South Wales plant would have created 200 new jobs initially, expanding to 500 once production ramps up. Ford's due-to-close engine plant is the building you can see in the top left of this image

Shelved: The South

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Government electric car grant will come to an end, transport secretary says

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The £3,500 Government grant for electric cars “will go eventually”, the Secretary of State for Transport has said.

Grant Shapps admitted in an interview that the Department for Transport (DfT) wants to end the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG), which gives electric car buyers in the UK a 30 per cent discount (up to a maximum of £3,500) when purchasing a new EV.

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• What is the UK plug-in grant?

“I make no bones about it,” Shapps told the Times. “We want to remove all the subsidy. So you can see this in two ways. If you are out there reading this, thinking of buying an electric car, buy it while the subsidy’s there, because it will go eventually,” adding that he couldn’t promise “lots of extra public bungs of taxpayers’ cash so you can buy your new car.”

Shapps himself benefitted from the grant last

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Preston Bus puts double deckers up for public sale as it seeks to modernise its fleet

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If you are looking for a spacious new set of wheels to get you and the family around town, we might just have the perfect deal for you.

Or maybe you are planning a quirky business venture, such as a party bus or a novelty food truck? Or it might be that your local sports team are in need of a new ride?

If so, these Volvo double deckers are hot off the Preston bus station forecourt and are on sale for the bargain price of £45,000 each, including tyres!

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The double deckers are Volvo B5’s and are hybrid-electric buses sporting the Wrights Gemini Eclipse bodywork, familiar to those who catch Preston Bus and Stagecoach services.

Preston Bus’ parent company Rotala has five of its double deckers up for grabs as it seeks to modernise its fleet

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