The company first announced its plans to build a plug-in hybrid variant of the Wrangler SUV at the LA Auto Show in 2018. The company aims to improve the car’s fuel efficiency with the introduction of the PHEV variant. Jeep is also expected to borrow some updated hardware from the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. … [Read more...] about Jeep Wrangler PHEV spotted: India launch soon?
Designing buildings to stay cool Green and “cool” roofs and facades are one way to keep temperatures down inside buildings, but there are other ways to cut the need for air conditioning. Automatic shades can cover windows when the sun shines directly on them—in an office building, this might happen early in the morning before employees come to work. Automatic windows can open at night, when sensors detect that temperatures are cooler, and then close before it warms up. Material choices also keep buildings cool. The thermal mass of concrete, for example, means that a building can be cooled in advance of a heat wave. “If everybody’s turning on their air conditioning at the same time, that stresses out the grid and leads to brownouts and power outages,” says Swett. Since extreme heat is predictable several days in advance, a building with thermal mass can be cooled before the heat hits and then stay cool without stressing the grid. As it works on … [Read more...] about Cities are getting hotter, but we can redesign them to keep us cool
The ZS will be powered by a 143 PS making electric motor that churn out 353 Nm of torque. All of this will be delivered to the front wheels via a single-speed automatic gearbox. A 44.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack will power the motor and will be capable of delivering up to 340 km on a single charge. … [Read more...] about MG ZS EV electric SUV launch scheduled for January 27
Lenses for consumers, eventuallyOnly after Mojo has begun marketing its vision assistance and vertical market lenses does it plan on making lenses for regular consumers. Like the other versions of the lenses, the consumer incarnation will put helpful digital information within the wearer’s view to help them get things done. But the information will be more about life than work. For example, if you’re leaving the airport—perhaps with your hands full of luggage—the lenses might display arrows pointing the way to your car in the parking lot. They might put a pointer over your Uber ride as it arrives, and display the license plate number and other information. If someone rings your doorbell at home, the lenses might display a video of the person standing on the porch. … [Read more...] about The making of Mojo, AR contact lenses that give your eyes superpowers