“The first two Computer Vision solutions from Porsche and Audi are currently being prepared for Group-wide rollout and connection to the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud,” the company notes.
Volkswagen expects its “Industrial Computer Vision” image recognition and processing technology to lead to a 30% productivity improvement in its production processes from 2016 to 2025.
Volkswagen, as the title notes, is using “Computer Vision” to increase manufacturing efficiency at its factories.
We’ve also spent some time in the Volkswagen factory that will first produce the ID.3, as well as a few other electric vehicle models, but that was mostly a superficial visit and press photo op.
No doubt, as Volkswagen transitions a factory that just built its last fossil fuel vehicle after 116 years into a fully electric vehicle factory, and then completed the transition for several other factories around the globe, Volkswagen is looking for every opportunity it can to bring manufacturing up to a 2020s level to utilizes the best tech, whether it be basic tech like a smartphone and an app or new manufacturing robots for the factory floor.
At the moment, the Mavic Air 2 feels very much like DJI's flagship drone.
This feature alone makes the Mavic Air 2 the drone to get, though I would expect Spotlight to eventually come to the Mavic 2 line as well.
To my mind, the most exciting new flight mode in the Air 2 is Spotlight, which has trickled down from from DJI's professional-grade Inspire drone.
While the camera and automation improvements are all welcome, my favorite feature of the Mavic Air 2 is the much-improved flight time.
The Mavic Air 2 is the middle child in DJI's consumer drone lineup, sitting between the smaller, lighter, but less capable Mavic Mini, and the more powerful, more capable, but also more expensive, Mavic 2.
Cool off this summer with Dyson’s AM06 Bladeless Desk Fan with extra savings during eBay’s 4th of July sale.
The fan, which normally sells for $300, is on sale in Dyson’s eBay for $250, but you can save an additional 20% with the discount code PLUS20 for a final $200 price.
Dyson’s AM06 Bladeless Desk Fan, as the name implies, doesn’t use conventional fan blades to move air.
The Dyson AM06 Bladeless desk fan is Energy Star compliant and, according to Dyson, uses 30% less power and is 75% quieter due to streamlined air channels than Dyson’s original AM01 bladeless model.
The extra 20% off during eBay’s 4th of July sale won’t last, so if you want to buy the Dyson AM06 Bladeless desk fan for just $200, a 33% discount from the normal $300 list price and 20% less than Dyson’s regular $250 eBay store sale price, act soon.
The Springfield XD series could rightly be considered something of a copycat of Glock’s line of pistols.
Although the takedown process is similar between the Glock and XD, the Croatian pistol has a larger, easier to manipulate lever to remove the slide rather than the small semi-recessed on the side of the Austrian gun.
The XD features forward slide serrations not seen on early model Glocks, giving it a leg up in markets such as California where the Glock line is only available up to Generation 3.
This copying of a successful handgun design was repeated with the After a brief run sold under the HS name American gun manufacturer Springfield Armory purchased the exclusive distributorship rights, renaming the HS-2000 the XD.
Here's What You Need To Remember: The Springfield XD series could rightly be considered something of a copycat of Glock’s line of pistols.
Designed by LA-based automotive designer Julien Fesquet, the Rolls-Royce Apparition concept comes with a beautiful almost precious pebble-like exterior that takes the Sweptail and exaggerates everything we loved about it.
The exaggerated hood angles ever so slightly at the end, resulting in a steeply raked windshield which covers the entire car in a bubble of tinted glass from front to back.
The glass element finds itself on the front, cladding the area where one would normally expect Rolls-Royce’s long grilles – hinting at an electric drivetrain.
The electric drivetrain, however, isn’t the only progressive element in the Rolls-Royce car’s design.
The automobile even features digital rear-view mirrors along with equally razor-thin headlamps and taillights… and two spare tires, partially hidden by the front fenders in a gloriously modern reinterpretation of a common practice in Rolls-Royce’s earlier models!
While Sony has offered no official indication of pricing for its PlayStation 5 or the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, some news has surfaced from Reddit user youessbee who claims to have been a participant in a Nielsen survey about the PlayStation 5 console.
However, the survey did apply "random pricing" to the console to see what participants thought about a price point of £349 for the standard PlayStation 5 and £259 for the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition.
A price difference of $100 between the two versions of the console would certainly push more cost-conscious gamers to purchase the Digital Edition.
We wouldn't expect any price differences between digital and physical versions of next-generation games, but saving $100 on the hardware would make the Digital Edition appealing.
The original Reddit poster claimed to have been involved in past Nielsen surveys about console pricing and said typically the consoles launched at 20% more than survey pricing.
This pistol is the first from the myriad of P320 variants to receive Sig Sauer’s “Legion” branding, a brand typically reserved for guns that have some level of enhanced parts put into them.
For the P320 XFIVE Legion, this is the special frame that is said to be “TXG tungsten-infused polymer,” which supposedly makes the regular polymer P320 grip module “as heavy as steel.”
TXG is probably an easy way for Sig Sauer to make a heavy frame version of the P320 without doing much engineering to create a steel frame version.
In some ways, it vindicates Sig Sauer’s original design of the P320 as a modular grip pistol, as the addition of a TXG grip as a choice provides a truly different and functional change to those who want it.
But for most companies, it would make sense to copy Sig Sauer’s metal-infused polymer technology if possible to create “heavy frame” versions of their existing pistols, as existing frame dimensions and specs could continue to be used.
The benchmarks also compare the Intel Tiger Lake Xe 96 EU (Core i7-1165G7) with the 80 EU (Core i5-1135G7) configuration.
In the Geekbench 4 OpenCL benchmark, the Tiger Lake Xe GPU scores 59845 points while NVIDIA's GeForce MX350 scores 59828 points.
The first benchmark comparison is between the Intel Xe GPU with 96 EUs (768 cores) and the NVIDIA GeForce MX350 with 5 SMs (640 cores).
Intel's Xe GPU featured on 11th Generation Tiger Lake CPUs has once again been benchmarked and this time the chip performs on par with NVIDIA's fastest MX series discrete graphics that are featured inside most mainstream laptops.
Compared to the fastest AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir U-series SKUs, the Ryzen 7 4800U which features the Vega 8 iGPU (512 cores) at 1.75 GHz, the Tiger Lake Xe GPU with 96 EUs (768 cores) at 1.3 GHz scores just around a 30% lead which is impressive and similar to the gains we have seen in 3DMark leaks previously.
Boeing looks set to end production of its iconic 747 jet Boeing is reportedly ending production of its iconic 747 jumbo jet (more specifically, the 747-8, which is a more recent variant of the jet), the erstwhile Queen of the Skies and possibly the world's most well-known jetliner.
Before the rollout of the Airbus A380 in 2005, the 747 held the title of the biggest passenger jet ever.
Both jumbo jets feature four engines instead of two, which means they burn more fuel and are less efficient than the smaller Boeing 777 and Airbus A350.
However, Boeing has declined to confirm that it is halting production of the 747, with an official spokesperson saying that the plane currently has a build rate of 0.5 airplanes per month and that the 747-8 program still has more than two years of production ahead of it in order to fulfill existing orders.
Airbus has also begun to phase out its A380 jet – it will end production of the A380 from 2021 as major airlines have reduced or completely cancelled orders of the jet.
So Forester hybrid is as capable off road as its petrol counterpart, except for the fact that it has no full size spare wheel under the boot floor, as the petrol models do.
The 136kW 2.5-litre petrol Forester goes all right, but the hybrid’s 110kW 2.0-litre/12.3kW electric motor combination, with the added burden of an extra 67kg to drag around, is sluggish and unresponsive in comparison.
Forester S hybrid averages 6.7L/100km and 152gkm of CO2; the 2.5-litre petrol Forester S averages 7.4L/100km and 168gkm.
In practice, though, the Subaru’s limited battery capacity and low power (12.3kW) electric motor are unable to shift the Forester more than a few metres from rest, on a very gentle throttle, before the 2.0-litre petrol engine kicks in.
The point of the technology is better fuel efficiency and lower emissions, but compared with the petrol Forester, and with Toyota’s hybrid drive in the RAV4, the gains in both are minimal, while performance has actually gone backwards.
Dead Cells has crossed another milestone in sales, and developer Motion Twin is celebrating in appropriate style.
As the roguelike has now shifted three million copies, the celebratory ‘Update of Plenty’ brings a range of other tweaks and adjustments to the indie game.
Motion Twin rolled out the rejig this week, tweeting out the patch notes (ta, RPS) with the reveal that Dead Cells has been bought over three million times.
Right at the top of the pile are the crossbow changes – all crossbows are now two-handed, have two separate attacks, and are Survival only.
Dead Cells had sold a million copies by early last year, so having now tripled that in just over a year, we can likely expect plenty more updates for the action-adventure game in the future, and maybe something Hollow Knight-themed, too.
The Mate 20 X 5G is typically the last phone in its series to receive updates and that trend continues here.
Owners of the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G in Europe are now confirming receipt of the EMUI 10.1 update.
The P30, P30 Pro, and Mate 30 Pro received the update a long time ago across Europe, and the next device on the list is the Mate 20 X 5G.
The company is currently sending out the EMUI 10.1 update to owners of the Mate 20 X 5G in Europe, as well as owners of the P30 and P30 Pro in South Africa, North Africa, South-East Asia, and the Middle East.
Huawei has now also started sending out the EMUI 10.1 update to owners of the P30 and P30 Pro in South Africa.
Volkswagen’s five-seater Touareg SUV shares much more than wires and widgets with the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus.
It’s all the luxury SUV you will ever need: leather upholstery, front seats with a massage function, matrix LED headlights, adjustable air suspension, power tailgate, semi-automatic parking, VW’s comprehensive Discover Pro infotainment, multiple connectivity points and wireless phone charging are standard.
Add tightly-controlled adaptive suspension (that’s also adjustable for ride height), 20-inch wheels with wide, low profile road tyres and accurate steering (supplemented in the test car with rear wheel steering for added manoeuvrability and responsiveness) and you have a wagon that takes corners with far greater agility and poise than SUVs of this size usually do.
The VW has greater off road ability that its Audi and Porsche siblings, and the X5/GLE, with up to 258mm of ground clearance when the air suspension is fully extended.
VW TOUAREG 190TDI PREMIUM VITALS Price: $86,790, as tested $115,790 Warranty/servicing: 5 year w’ty; $2500 for 5 years/75,000km Engine: 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel; 190kW/600Nm Safety: 5 stars, 8 airbags, AEB, adaptive cruise, lane keep assist, front and rear cross traffic assist, blind spot monitoring, matrix LED headlights Thirst: 9-12L/100km Spare: Space saver Boot: 810L
Tesla recently opened Shanghai, China factory was also open and producing cars during the second quarter.
That large first-quarter number helped Tesla continue to deliver vehicles during the Fremont shutdown.
Tesla was also able to produce 82,272 cars despite the weekslong shutdown of the Fremont factory.
Breaking Down Tesla's Delivery Numbers: Of the total number of Teslas delivered, 10,600 cars were Model S and X — the automaker's higher-end luxury vehicles.
Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) said Thursday that it delivered 90,650 cars in the second quarter — an impressive figure in a time period that saw a shutdown of the Fremont, California factory due to the coronavirus pandemic.