Recharge Wrap-up: 1.4 million EVs by 2020, video shows Bosch adding autonomous tech to Tesla
German State To Test 'Eco Lanes'
Germany will test "eco lanes" for green cars and carpools. The German state of Baden-Württemberg will conduct a six-month study of the so-called Umweltstreifen, which would be available to EVs, cars with multiple occupants as well as any car meeting the Euro 6 emissions standards. The state hopes to measure the effect on air quality and to figure out a way to restrict access to ineligible vehicles. The inclusion of certain conventional vehicles could mean this idea fares better than a failed 2013 proposal to create eco lanes specifically for EVs. Read more at Green Car Reports.
A new time-lapse video shows Bosch adding its autonomous driving technology to a Tesla Model S. Bosch has purchased two identical Model S cars on which to test its own technology. The video gives us some numbers from the procedure: 50 new components, 400 cable ties, 1,300 meters (4,265 feet) of cable and 1,400 man hours of labor. Recently, Bosch released a CGI mock-up video of what a self-driving Tesla could look like. Tesla has announced its own autonomous driving aspirations, which it is building into its current vehicles for use with a later over-the-air update. See the video above, and read more at Transport Evolved.
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