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Envisics raises $50 million to bring AR holographic displays to car windshields

Envisics, a U.K.-based startup developing augmented reality (AR) holographic head-up display (HUD) technology for cars, has raised $50 million in a series B round of funding from a host of automotive giants, including Hyundai Mobis, General Motors’ VC arm GM Ventures, and China’s SAIC Motors’ investment offshoot SAIC Capital.

HUD technology originally gained traction in the aviation and military realm — where it allows pilots and operators to view data directly in their field of vision. But it has increasingly made its way into the automotive sphere, with the likes of BMW embracing HUDs to display things like speed and directions in the windshield. However, most modern HUD systems offer fairly basic graphical functionality with a limited field of view (FOV) that places images near the front of the car — basically as a secondary display for information already visible elsewhere in the vehicle.

With AR-enabled HUDs, cars can overlay

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Beno Technologies is Unleashing a New Breed of E-Bike

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The hubless Reevo e-bike provides wheel storage and a triple barrier anti-theft system (biometric security, motion sensing, and GPS tracking). It also comes with an autonomous lighting system plus integrated signal and brake lights built into the wheels. The creators have focused mainly on convenience, safety, and stylish functionalities. They will be launching a crowdfunding campaign soon to fund this designer piece. 

The Beno Technologies team, which has spent the last four years designing, testing, and perfecting the prototype, is now at the final stages before the full production, which is scheduled to start in early 2021. “As active e-bikers, we aim to solve the main problems faced by electric bike users while keeping a clean, sleek, and functional design. We’ve developed a unique e-bike that addresses daily user issues and looks like nothing else on the road,” describes Alec

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Government must deliver a green recovery for transport by 2030

Government must deliver a green recovery for transport by 2030

The Government must put forward a convincing, ambitious plan to ensure a smooth, green transition for our transport sector, writes Kerry McCarthy MP. | PA Images


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Labour is calling for the Government to bring the planned phase-out of the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles forward from 2040 to 2030.

Amid the chaos of the last few months, you could be forgiven for forgetting that we are still in the midst of a climate emergency. Despite the dramatic falls in air pollution and car usage seen at the start of the coronavirus lockdown, they are now steadily returning to pre-pandemic levels.

The main contributor to UK emissions and air pollution is now our transport sector. Despite progress on transport decarbonisation under the last Labour Government, the Tories have failed to act. Transport emissions have been largely stagnant over the

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