The Porsche Taycan is the first production vehicle with 800-volt technology. Its drive system components use this voltage. At the same power output, half the cross-section of conventional 400-volt technology is sufficient for cables. In the Taycan, this saves around four kilograms in weight, reduces transmission losses and requires less installation space. The new generation of charging stations developed by Porsche Engineering Services GmbH under the name “Porsche Charging” is designed for 800-volt technology. This significantly shortens charging times because higher power outputs can be achieved. However, the vehicle components and in particular the battery (cooling) must also be appropriately adapted.
The new Abarth 595 Range - Infotainment
The new 595 Series comes standard with the Uconnect™ system with 7-inch touchscreen - a fast platform with high-resolution screen and DAB+ digital radio. Apple CarPlay setup or Android Auto™ are standard, and the navigation system is available as an option. Also new in the MY21 are the startup and shutdown screens for the infotainment system. Those who appreciate perfect music enjoyment can order the sophisticated and powerful BeatsAudioTM sound system for all models: With seven speakers, digital eight-channel amplifier and a music output of 480 watts, the system meets the highest demands. In detail, the BeatsAudioTM sound system features two tweeters installed in the A-pillars, two mid-range speakers (165 millimeters in diameter) in the front doors, two full-range speakers (165 mm) in the rear side panels, and a subwoofer with a diameter of 200 millimeters in the trunk.
The SUV’s TOP SAFETY PICK rating was driven by its performance in six IIHS crashworthiness tests that included three types of frontal crashes. The remaining tests evaluate behavior in a side impact, rear impact and a rollover. The 2022 Jeep Compass achieved the highest possible score in each. Further, the vehicle’s automatic emergency braking technology – Full-speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking – earned the highest possible rating of “superior,” while its Pedestrian/Cyclist Automatic Emergency Braking system was rated “advanced.” Both features, which are standard equipment on the 2022 Jeep Compass, are designed to detect imminent collisions and, in certain conditions, automatically apply the vehicle’s brakes. These are among more than 75 available safety and security features. Others include Active Lane Management and Rear Cross Path detection.
With the optional augmented reality head-up display in the Q4 e-tron, Audi is taking a huge step forward in display technology. It reflects important information via the windshield on two separate levels, the status section and the augmented reality (AR) section. The information provided by some of the assist systems and the turning arrows of the navigation system as well as its starting points and destinations are visually superimposed in the corresponding place on the real-life outside world as content of the AR section and displayed dynamically. They appear to be floating at a physical distance of roughly ten meters (32.8 ft) to the driver. Depending on the situation, they appear considerably further ahead in some cases. The driver can understand the displays very quickly without being confused or distracted by them, and they are extremely helpful in poor visibility conditions.