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It's Still About the Battery

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a.saji
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Re: $90,000 = niche market
a.saji   5/23/2013 10:24:27 AM
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@Pubudu: Yes mate you are right. They have captured the market in the recent past after their downfall during the last few years. I think it's a good sign for the market itself.      

a.saji
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Re: Agreed!
a.saji   5/23/2013 10:27:33 AM
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@Pubudu: Awesome. It will be something like the knight rider movie isn't it ? Anyway what is the technology behind it ?        

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Re: Agreed!
Pubudu   5/24/2013 1:52:35 AM
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a.saji, it will use lane keeping assistance system (If the vehicle going out of the lane without driving,  steering will vibrate and come back to the lane) and the two radar system to maintain the distance between other vehicles. 

a.saji
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Re: Agreed!
a.saji   5/24/2013 11:09:20 PM
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@Pubudu: Sounds good pubudu, does it also involves AI as well ?     

Pubudu
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Re: Agreed!
Pubudu   5/25/2013 1:07:36 AM
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a.saji I would say Yes and No

Taking a small decision like keeping on the lane, maintaining distance, identifying live object through heat sensors is an AI up to a some extend.

But if it has a Fully AI vehicle should be able to overtake the other vehicles without driver involvement. 

a.saji
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Re: Agreed!
a.saji   5/27/2013 11:12:59 AM
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@Pubudu: OK now I got it. Its something like a semi AI featured vehicle. Anyway still a cool option to have.                           

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Re: Waiting for chemistry
Cabe Atwell   5/30/2013 12:51:34 AM
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Ttemple,

Funny...

Or maybe a great idea.

I saw one of those "Doomsday Prepper" shows where a guy had a golf-cart that could go quite far with dozens of batteries. He seems happy that he could get around in the "end of the world."

C

RogueMoon
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well said, Charles
RogueMoon   6/12/2013 1:04:22 PM
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it's not bashing when the points made are true.

it's in the battery.  Moore's law is irrelevant.  a step change in electrical energy storage performance is necessary to make EV's more useful.  why must people politicize this?

On that fine day, when battery tech makes that leap, great, more EV's will likely be sold.  in the meantime, the market for EV's will remain open to the niche buyer and the incremental improvements made by Tesla will help satisfy them with their luxury item purchase.

 if Tesla and others can drive the cost down of an EV model with operating features (like range and reasonable recharge time) that make sense, they'll have more buyers and more EV's to justify the infrastructure changes necessary.  let's wait and see.

like it or not, the average buyer will ultimately decide if an EV is worth having and there are plenty of fossil-fueled options to contend with.

Charles Murray
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Re: well said, Charles
Charles Murray   6/17/2013 7:29:58 PM
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You're right, RogueMoon, the average driver will make the ultimate decision, largely on the basis of his or her pocketbook. When a consumer sits down at a dealership desk and makes the decision to lay out $25,000, it tends to focus the mind.

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