Advanced Technologies

Hard Questions’’Completely Blown’VW Pledges Commitment to Electric Mobility in China, Urges Extension of Tax Breaks

 A senior Volkswagen AG China executive reiterated on Saturday the German automaker’s commitment to quickening the pace of electrification in the world’s second largest economy despite issues such as intensified competition and weak demand. VW plans to increase the number of charging posts for electric vehicles in China to 17,000 by 2025, as it planned […]

China Calls U.S Debt Trap Accusation ‘Irresponsible'

 China on Thursday called remarks by U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen “irresponsible” and “unreasonable” after Yellen said Beijing’s lending activities leave developing countries “trapped in debt.” Yellen on Wednesday said she was concerned by some of China’s activities globally, particularly its lending to developing countries. She told U.S. lawmakers in a hearing that Washington was […]

Oxbotica, Google Cloud Partner to Scale Up Autonomous Software

Oxbotica and Alphabet Inc’s Google Cloud said on Tuesday they are partnering up to speed up the deployment of the British self-driving software startup’s autonomous software platform to customers around the world. Oxbotica will use Google Cloud infrastructure to create “scalable, safe, and reliable” autonomous driving solutions for its customers in last-mile logistics, agriculture, light […]

China’s NIO Opens Trial for High-Speed EV Battery Swapping Stations

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker Nio Inc began trial operation on Tuesday of faster, more efficient battery swapping stations in China in its push to make battery swapping a viable alternative to rival EV makers’ rapid-charging technology. With capacity to store up to 21 battery packs each, Nio’s Power Swap Station 3.0 can speed up […]

Nvidia Shows New Research on Using AI to Improve Chip Designs

Nvidia Corp, the world’s leading designer of computer chips used in creating artificial intelligence, on Monday showed new research that explains how AI can be used to improve chip design. The process of designing a chip involves deciding where to place tens of billions of tiny on-off switches called transistors on a piece of silicon […]