Tesla adding Radar, Apple Scales Back, Tesla Semi, Baidu expansion & Swiss power emergency
Here's a digest of some of my recent postings on Forbes.com
A filing suggests Tesla may be putting a radar back in their cars, but this time a high resolution radar, which is a bit like the LIDAR they swore was a crutch. It would be a good idea.
Apple's self-driving plans have always been secret, but leaks have shown a fair bit of chaos. The latest leak now suggests their car won't come out until 2026, and will have a steering wheel and pedals. Audi also scales back but other companies are going gangbusters.
Electric trucks are definitely the way forward, but the cost of fast charging is high, and could make them not have the huge advantage over gasoline on price that people hope for. But it's doable.
The draft outlines 4 stages of power emergency where people are closing shops and turning down the heat, and at stage 3 they get asked to avoid leisure drives in EVs. This got EV opponents all excited, but in reality it's not that big a deal.
Baidu claims they will soon launch the largest self-driving service area and gave a peek under the hood during Apollo Day.