Multi-family homes are growing in demand near the Tesla Gigafactory. Rent is increasing in the area, vacancy rates are at a record low and the influx of people means more housing is needed. The Bourbon Square Casino in Sparks, Nevada announced the building has been sold, and will be converted into multi-family homes and offices. About 1,100 multi-family units are currently under development in Reno. Besides Tesla, many other companies have decided to or are considering relocating to the area, which only means more growth, both in terms of population and local economy. Read more at Teslarati.
The UK is making development and testing of autonomous cars very easy. The Department of Transport issued a report that says, when it comes to self-driving cars, "The aim is to achieve a light-touch, non-regulatory approach which provides the clarity industry needs to invest in further research and development while maintaining safety." The UK expects to finish drawing up a "code of practice" for road testing that requires not much more than having a trained driver and data recorder in the vehicle. The Department of Transport is also funding three autonomous car trials to the tune of $29 million. Read more at Wired, or at UK.gov.
Eco-Motive is ready to create a working prototype of its bi-fuel H-Motor. It has built a full-size model of the CNG and gasoline engine using traditional methods as well as 3D printing. Eco-Motive will use this model for testing and to secure funding while it builds the working prototype, which it expects to have finished this year. Read more in the press release below.
MORENO VALLEY, California – Feb. 10, 2015 – Eco-Motive USA recently finished construction of a full- sized, scale model of its patented dual-fuel H-Motor. The construction of this model paves the way for creating a functional prototype for the cadre of interested investors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
"It's a stroke of genius," said Herns Louis, Eco-Motive USA Founder and CEO. "Now that we have a model of the H-Motor built to scale, we can accelerate our development. The model will be used to test compatibility with multiple vehicles and used as a tangible representation for the investors and OEMs clamoring for more information about our design."
Louis, whose extensive experience is in parts manufacturing, completed the model engine through a new style of hybrid manufacturing. The model was created partially through the traditional process as to etch out a variety of pieces. The other individual components were fabricated through advanced 3D printing technologies. This same process is being used by automotive manufacturers like Audi, Ford, Honda and Nissan.
"We're entering a new 'golden age' that makes improving vehicle efficiency and performance exponentially easier, which is the purpose of my dual fuel H-Motor," said Louis. "Oil and gasoline have been the standard fuel for vehicles for decades, but with new technology comes change. That is why I firmly believe in this dual fuel design and I'm confident that others will appreciate its benefits."
A functional prototype is predicted to be completed this year. While the prototype is under construction, Eco-Motive USA plans to use the current engine model to secure funding from interested investors and move strategic partnerships forward with OEM's.
For additional information about the H-Motor or potential investment opportunities, contact Herns Louis at (951) 970-8471 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Jeffrey Herman, Esq., Eco-Motive Chief Counsel, may also be reached for more information at (855) 533-3438 or email@example.com. For high-resolution images and videos, contact Taylor Nelson at (214) 520-3430 x 302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.