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Former RAF Base in South Wales to Hold The UK’s First Location for a Large-Scale EV Battery Plant
A former RAF (Royal Air Force) site in Bro Tatham, South Wales will be the grounds for the United Kingdom’s first supersized EV (electric vehicle) battery production plant. The £1.2 billion investment is a strong injection that could alleviate the current shortcomings of the UK car industry.
Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin on Its Way to Local Battery Manufacturing
Tesla Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg (aka Giga Berlin) is currently under construction and heading towards achieving local battery manufacturing using a new battery technology design. Giga Berlin is an example of Tesla’s interest in more efficient batteries, particularly as batteries reflect the company’s most costly manufacturing process for its electric vehicle production plans.
Addressing the Major Ethical Issues of Autonomous Vehicles
There’s a serious flaw in the way that programmers are currently addressing ethical concerns in relation to artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous vehicles (AVs). Although they cannot account for everything, there are a few standout ethical issues that really ought to be looked at.
A New Li-ion Battery for Electric Vehicles Can Last for a Million Miles
Researchers are constantly working on increasing the power and life cycle of batteries that we use in electric vehicles (EVs) while simultaneously maintaining safety standards. Now, a team from Penn State University are reported to have produced a battery that can last for 1 million miles.
Generative Design: A Breakthrough in 3D Printing?
As 3D printing’s popularity grows, one of the new areas that it has opened up—generative design—has become a hot topic. Are its benefits to product design and engineering as prevalent as we’re told? We define generative design, consider the industrial implications, and ultimately consider this question.