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Future Of Mobile Living: “Trakka – Jabiru” From Australia – “Ingenious”

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Trakka Jabiru Motorhome Van Australia interiorWith 3.0L V6 turbo diesel and 7-speed automatic transmission, our Mercedes-Benz Sprinter based Jabiru motorhome is a next generation range that features upgraded infotainment, updated safety technology and a host of revolutionary TRAKKA features that are unrivaled in the motorhome industry. 

Measuring 7.1m in length these motorhomes are available in 2WD and selectable All Wheel Drive (with high and low range gearing), while each model comes standard with swivel front seats, single fuel source Remote Pack, and advanced electrical system including Lithium batteries, compatible charging systems and striking LED dimmable lighting.

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Tech Videos: “Impact Through Disruptive Innovation” (Harvard)

At the Wyss Institute, we leverage insights into how Nature builds, controls and manufactures to develop disruptive technology solutions for healthcare and the environment. Our innovations make an impact in the world through commercialization by new startups and corporate alliances.

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Innovations: “Manta5 Hydrofoiler XE-1” Bike Rides On Water (Video)

Jan.06 — At CES in Las Vegas, a New Zealand company is showing off a new way to get moving on water. The Manta5 Hydrofoiler XE-1 is a bike with an electric engine that lets the user pedal around on water.

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Technology: VW’s New “Mobile Charging Robot” Turns Every Carpark Into EV Charging Stations

From a VW media online news release December 26, 2019:

“The mobile charging robot will spark a revolution when it comes to charging in different parking facilities, such as multistorey car parks, parking spaces and underground car parks because we bring the charging infrastructure to the car Revolution_in_the_underground_car_park__Volkswagen_lets_its_charging_robots_loose-Small-10821and not the other way around. With this, we are making almost every car park electric, without any complex individual infrastructural measures”, summarises Mark Möller, Head of Development at Volkswagen Group Components.

“It’s a visionary prototype, which can be made into reality quite quickly, if the general conditions are right”, Möller continues. Volkswagen Group Components is researching different approaches to the assembly of charging infrastructure and has already developed several successful products. The flexible quick charging station and DC wall boxes are already part of a future charging family. Customer-oriented, intelligent and flexible approaches to charging are at the centre of the research. Other innovative products such as the charging robot are currently being developed.

  • Volkswagen Group Components presents a new and visionary charging concept
  • Mobile robots will charge electric vehicles completely autonomously in future
  • Every parking space can become a charging point

Volkswagen provides a glimpse into the future in which the search for charging stations for electric cars comes to an end. Volkswagen Group Components’ mobile charging robot takes over this task – and drives to the electric car completely autonomously.

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