While Panasonic is building a “gigafactory” with Tesla in Nevada, Samsung and LG joined forces to build a factory in Europe to supply Audi with the latest in battery cell technology. Audi’s aim is to put an electric SUV to the market with a range of more than 300 miles.
Just announced this morning at the 2014 Airline Passenger Experience Expo in Anaheim, California, Panasonic Avionics Corporation is introducing Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology to its in-flight entertainment systems. This means wallet-free on board purchases for flyers, plus benefits for airlines.
We still don't know where Tesla will build its Gigafactory, but Panasonic has officially signed onto the project, and is slated to invest up to $300 million in the plant – just for starters.
Tesla has been on a roll over the last couple of years, proving critics wrong and selling a shit ton of electric cars. They're going to start selling a lot more: They made a deal with battery supplier Panasonic for two billion more cells over the next four years.
Mobility technology has historically been limited to wheelchairs. But the aging global population is leading companies like Honda and Panasonic to envision new technology combining robotics and even mind control to give mobility-limited individuals freedom. Here's what to expect.
We told you this past week the Batmobile would be taking some laps at Silverstone, with Panasonic Toyota Racing's Formula 1 car team spending some time this weekend running alongside at the track. Now we've got the video to prove that still shot wasn't some kind of hallucination. Don't expect a lot of screeching tires…