This Week’s Top Advanced Vehicle Design News | 2021-04-14

April 14, 2021—Previous reporting in ADAPT has shown that consumer confidence and accessible infrastructure are two key barriers to greater electric vehicle adoption.

President Joe Biden is looking to address both concerns with his $2 trillion infrastructure plan, which was released last week.

Electric vehicle spending is a big chunk of that plan. Coming in at $174 billion, the plan would incentivize domestic automakers and potential car buyers in various ways. Those plans are getting praise from trade groups like the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA).

“The plan put forward by President Biden today demonstrates the leadership necessary to drive

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This Week’s Top Advanced Vehicle Design News | 2021-04-07

April 7, 2021—Think about all the different decisions you make, actively or passively, as you drive. Your brain takes in visual, tactile, and sound cues, all providing input for your brain to analyze and make a driving decision.

How quickly can you merge? Is it safe to make this turn on a crowded block? What lane do I need to be in for an exit? The individual data points that contribute to these decisions can be complex.

That’s a difficult task for computers to replicate in autonomous vehicles. Moreover, it’s not the goal of autonomous technology developers to just replicate

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MSU Formula Racing Team finishes top 10 in global competition | MSUToday

Collaboration is highly encouraged among Spartans, and the Broad College specifically embraces opportunities — within and beyond business topics — that allow students to explore their interests and work with others to apply classroom teachings.

On Feb. 4, the MSU Formula Racing Team, a student organization on campus, proudly represented the Spartans Will spirit at the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers International Collegiate Design Series competition. The annual event is the world’s largest mobility design series with over 550 teams competing worldwide, and Spartans collaborated virtually to place in the top 10 globally.

Neil Hoskins, supply chain management junior

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STARTUP DIGEST: Top stories of the day

There were many important updates in the startup space during the day on Tuesday, which include credit card payment platform Cred has turned a unicorn, nearly trebling its valuation in just three months to $2.2 billion with a new round of funding of $215 million; Ather Energy sees sales 250 percent jump  in the last quarter and edtech company upGrad clocks $100 crore monthly revenues in March. Here’s all that hit headlines today:

Cred valued at $2.2 billion with new round, Kunal Shah says ‘conscious call’ to not monetise in first 2 years

Credit card payment platform Cred has turned

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This Week’s Top Advanced Vehicle Design News | 2021-03-31

March 31, 2021—Volkswagen will join other automakers in developing a single battery-electric vehicle platform that will be able to support multiple models, according to multiple recent reports.

As the top OEMs make big promises on electrification, it makes sense that some might want to get the most bang for their buck by focusing on a single platform. This is, after all, a significant revision of the traditional vehicle powertrain and structure.

VW’s will be named SSP, which stands for Scalable Systems Platform, reports Motor Authority. It will be the evolution of the current MEB platform, which underlies the ID.4,

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This Week’s Top Advanced Vehicle Design News | 2021-03-24

March 24, 2021—The electric vehicle (EV) market seems to have a bright future. Competition among automakers is heating up as plans for new models designed to rival Tesla or the Mustang Mach-E are unveiled at a steady clip, and pockets of charging stations are slowly rolled out. Yet, present day consumers seem to have put their EV plans on pause.

According to Deloitte’s 2021 Global Automotive Consumer Study, 74 percent of U.S. consumers are currently looking for a traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) in their next vehicle, while just 26 percent are considering alternative engine solutions down—a figure that’s dropped

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