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Electric mobility will change the energy and automation market, contributing to significant investment in smart cities. These changes coincide with the evolution toward a cleaner, more decentralized, and digitized environment. Electric vehicle (EV) charging could create local constraints and stability problems on electricity grids and reduce the environmental benefits of electrification. Investment and infrastructure to support electric mobility will change significantly from one place to another.
The infrastructure will have the objective of distributing energy — in combination with grid edge technologies, such as microgrid and intelligent buildings — and integrating it into smart grids, in order to fully exploit the flexibility of electric mobility while allowing the stability of the energy system.
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After almost 2 years, the world record of 702 km (436 miles) has been broken. Not once but twice. For a long time this record which was set on 26th of August 2017, seemed nearly impossible to break, until the Servet IV mission was launched. On 13th of July 2019, the record was broken by 39 km, setting a new record distance of 741 km. Interestingly, this record only held for 5 hours as another new world record was set with an astonishing distance of 766 km (476 miles).
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Agreed, LiDAR is not ideal for a vehicle moving on a permanent roadway. What is equally questionable is why invest in outfitting hundreds of millions of vehicles, individually with machine intelligence surpassing many combat aircraft.
A far better strategy is a national standard for intelligent roadways that is adaptive, flexible, semi-permanent, resilient, repairable.
Make the network of roads smartest and the cars and trucks a lot dumber and affordable for more people, sooner than later.