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Car soon “mainly” taxed according to consumption

Car soon'hauptsachlich' nach verbrauch besteuert'hauptsachlich' nach verbrauch besteuert

The black-red coalition wants to start a higher car tax with high fuel consumption for new cars and demand the change to less climate-damaging cars. From 2021, the BEMENGS foundation should be the CO₂ out of the CO₂ outlet for the car tax, it is called in the compromise on the economic aid in the crisis by the covid-19 pandemic, which union and SPD agreed. Above the mark of 95 grams CO₂ per kilometer, the tax should be increased gradually.

70 million euros additional income for the state

Also in the climate package, the coalition had already decided to align the car tax from 2021 stronger on climate protection. A concrete plan of federal finance minister olaf scholz (SPD) is not available for this. In 2021, this should bring about the state of 70 million euros. The already existing ten-year exemption from the car tax for battery-electric cars should be demonstrated by the compromise by the end of 2030.

About a month ago, the minister minister svenja schulze brought into conversation, to make vehicles with high fuel consumption more expensive and electric cars gunstiger. The same had proposed the ADAC at the beginning of january 2020. The manufacturers are also understood in the obligation to pay for the first time they must pay penalty from 2020 if they do not comply with the CO₂ fleet limit of 95 grams per kilometer.

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Energy policy in the summer hole

The energy and climate newsreel: of falling cucumber and CO2 certificate prices and unconvincing energy policy

To start with, we serve up a little number salad with the cucumber surplus reported in the taz on friday: cucumber production in the spreewald is up to 80% above the usual level, so that the processing companies can no longer keep up with the production of sour cucumbers and the harvest surplus has to be destroyed.

Energy policy in the summer slump

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Anti-collision app zf x2smart

The think tank of supplier ZF is in the process of developing an anti-collision app that runs on smart devices. Its head came up with the idea after a traffic accident. If all goes well, this apparently quite intelligent piece of software could be ready for series production in about a year and considerably reduce the accident rate in mixed urban traffic. We have had this interesting idea explained to us.

Children now refer to people who stare at their smartphones with their heads down, as if remote-controlled, as they stroll through the streets as "smombies". Not by chance – the word is a contraction of "smartphone" and "zombie". As road users, they risk not only relatively harmless collisions with street lamps, but also more serious collisions with cars, for example. The world health organization (WHO) has already sounded the alarm about the increasing number of these accidents. Because pedestrians are among the so-called "vulnerable road users" who account for about half of the approximately 1.25 million traffic accident fatalities worldwide each year. ZF reminded us of this at the presentation of a collision prevention app that is designed to use the infrastructure of mobile communication.

The name x2smart is derived quite simply from "X", which stands for "any device", "2" as an abbreviation for "to" and "smart" as an abbreviation for "smart device". Smart devices are not only smartphones, but also tablets or smartwatches – the main thing is that they are internet and mobile phone capable and have the typical sensors for such devices on the circuit board. The principle of x2smart sounds simple. The application allows smart devices such as smartphones, which are carried by drivers, to communicate with their counterparts in cars via the mobile network. They should warn each other when a collision is imminent. The program provides multilevel information via vibration, display and acoustic signals.

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Classic car meeting

Stuttgart, 13. March 2014 – around 80,000 lovers of classic cars from germany and abroad will meet until sunday (16 march). March) on the stuttgart fairgrounds to the 14. Retro classics. 1400 exhibitors present over 3000 vehicles and a rough offer of accessories, car parts, and services, said karl ulrich herrmann, managing director of retro messen gmbh, in stuttgart on thursday. Retro classics is now one of the largest and most modern classic car trade fairs in europe, he said.

This was also confirmed by the president of the paris-based FIVA (federation internationale des vehicules anciens), patrick rollet, who came to stuttgart for the opening of the trade fair. The FIVA represents up to two million vehicle lovers on five continents through its 85 member associations, he said. The organization wants to position classic cars worldwide as part of the cultural heritage.

One of the biggest fairs

According to a study by FIVA, there are around 1.5 million registered historic vehicles in the EU. In germany, at the beginning of 2013, there were around 254.000 cars with H license plates (older than 30 years), reports the german association of the automotive industry (VDA).

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After the scrapping program: vda expects vacancies

Due to the dwindling demand for the end of the scrapping program, the german autoconductor will continue to stress. "I’m going on from another rint of the second half of the year, but not dramatic," said the prasident of the association of the automotive industry (VDA), matthias wissmann, on monday in frankfurt. Compared to the end of 2008, 20 000 jobs have been dropped in the first six months. At the end of june, the german final industry was still working 721,000 people. "This is measured by the massive breakdown of the companies a comparatively mild procurement growth in the master professionals," said the association’s primary. Revenues of the manufacturers had partially halved because of the global recession.

For the coming year, wissmann’s behavior is optimistic, although industry experts burred massive sales breeding after the end of state-owned purchase incentives in many countries. "It will critical to depend on whether the export stabilizes," said VDA prasident. Three out of four cars sells the german car industry abroad. The VDA also relies on the area of company cars, which will take on again. "We germans are strong in the premium sector where we will have a respectable result in 2010."The scrapping program of 2500 euros was paid only to private purchasers from january to their expiry in august, but not to companies.

A forecast for 2010 did not want to call wissmann. This year "significantly more" were sold as 3.5 million cars. The goods thanks to scrapping program a significant increase in three million in 2008.

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Rough in form

Rough in form

Stuttgart, 23. April 2014 – car manufacturers are watching each other very closely, and not just recently. A case in point is the somewhat chunky BMW X6, which was initially ridiculed and now that it’s a global success, has numerous imitators. One comes from mercedes. At the auto china trade show (20. To 29. April 2014), the brand is presenting the "concept coupe SUV," a model that is strongly reminiscent of the X6, and not just in terms of form.

With almost 16 million new registrations, china is currently the world’s largest car market, and there are currently no signs that this will change any time soon, despite restrictions on registrations. The demand there is for sedans and suvs, which are allowed to be a bit rougher than usual in this country. This may be one of the reasons why mercedes is presenting the SUV coupe study at the fair in beijing.

Upply design

In the case of the mercedes study, certain visual parallels to the BMW X6 cannot be denied, even if chief designer gorden wagener emphasizes: "sensual as a coupe – visionary as an SUV!"The front end resembles that of the GLA, and the study also stands on 22-inch rims with 305 tires. The rear window is rather small, the whole car looks very voluminous – for the german taste the shapes might be too lush, but on growth markets like china or russia the recipe could work out.

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Anti-skid program

Anti-skid program

Brussel, 23. May 2008 – the european commission is proposing a regulation that would require all new passenger cars to be equipped with an electronic stability program (ESP) starting in 2012. ESP is a trademark of the daimler company, which developed the "anti-skid program" together with bosch and used it for the first time in the S class. ESP made its breakthrough in lower vehicle classes after the failed elk test with the A-class forced mercedes-benz to make improvements. Mercedes then equipped the tippy compact car with ESP as standard, and other manufacturers such as VW quickly followed suit in their compact class models. ESP has become a common synonym for the stability program, although for trademark reasons there are a number of other abbreviations, including DSC, VDC or VSC.

Putting an end to skidding
if the european commission has its way, ESP will be introduced in stages for passenger cars and commercial vehicles from 2012 – and from 2014 all new cars will have to be equipped with it. Even more than the ABS anti-lock braking system, which is a technical requirement, ESP is considered one of the most effective achievements for the active safety of vehicles. ESP can prevent skidding or swerving through targeted braking intervention. It essentially uses steering wheel, yaw rate and ABS sensors to detect whether the vehicle’s behavior is in line with the driver’s wishes – which the system recognizes from the position of the steering wheel. In the event of a deviation, ESP selectively brakes individual wheels and thus keeps the vehicle on track – within the bounds of physical possibilities.

In a press release of 7. In a press release of may 7, the european commission stated that ESP could prevent about 20 percent of accidents. In march, zita gurmai, a member of the european parliament, described the introduction of ESP as "a question of intelligence". In august 2007, the automotive supplier bosch, which has been so successful with ESP, reported that studies had shown that only about one sixth of all small cars in europe were equipped with ESP. Many buyers of small vehicles in particular will therefore not be able to avoid additional costs from 2012 onwards.

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Antenna technology for the internet in cars

Antenna technology for the internet in cars

Munich, 11. July 2012 – there is no shortage of buzzwords when it comes to the internet in the car. The "car in the cloud" is "always on" or simply "always connected," as automotive supplier delphi calls this "megatrend. Meanwhile, even in many a small car, you can use your smartphone to connect to the internet, for example, to "stream" internet radio, send mails, tweet (must that be?) or maybe actually use services from the cloud.

Internet is even easier with an antenna

One thing is easily overlooked: whether it’s mobile internet, TV or simple radio – if reception doesn’t work, all that’s left of "always online" is chatter or nothing at all. It’s no different today than it was in the good old days of car radios. And a simple rod antenna is no longer enough, there are simply too many different frequencies on which anything is transmitted and received. The egg-laying wool-milk antenna can handle radio and TV, can receive satellite, WLAN, and mobile radio – and all this for different frequency ranges and standards.

Oh well, we don’t need all that – we just put our smartphone in the car and connect it via bluetooth or cable to use it as a UMTS modem. That’s it, but it doesn’t work very well. As gunter bauer from delphi presented at a workshop last week, the range of such a "concept" without an antenna really collapses. In his example – UMTS stick plugged into the center console – the reception radius is only 400 meters. Of course, it’s no better with a smartphone. A stable connection to receive internet radio, for example, is then only possible under good conditions – if the density of wireless towers is high enough and they are not obscured in the tangle of buildings.

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Aston martin lagonda vision concept

The british sports car brand is not showing a new hyper sports car or an SUV study at the geneva motor show this time, but the outlook for an all-electric luxury sedan, with which the traditional name lagonda is to be revived from 2021 onwards.

Similar to the mercedes F 015 or audi aicon studies, in which the steering wheel no longer plays a major role and the only goal is to arrive at the destination of a journey as relaxed and luxurious as possible, the lagonda vision concept also wants to offer a visionary outlook. "We believe that people associate luxury in their cars with a certain traditional and even old-fashioned approach because that’s all they’ve had available to them," says aston martin CEO andy palmer, "lagonda exists to challenge that thinking and prove that modernity and luxury are not mutually exclusive concepts."

"Magnificent statement" without the parthenon

The aston martin lagonda vision concept was developed from the inside out, to be sure. Of the four comfortable lounge chairs, the front two swivel 180 degrees to the rear when the vehicle is in autonomous driving mode. You can decide whether to take the wheel yourself, move it to the passenger or let it disappear into the dashboard. Details of the electric all-wheel drive itself are not yet revealed by aston martin at the geneva show. In real-world operation, however, the range is said to be over 600 kilometers on one battery charge.

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Chip deficiency: warning before folded semiconductor devices

Chip deficiency: Warning before folded semiconductor devices

The global lack of semiconductor building blocks is intended to increase the willingness of companies to install inferior electronics components in their products. At a time in which it often takes many months to come to suitable chips, won with short-term offerings a lucrative business could witness.

Among other things in the automotive industry, the chip deficiency has already taken care of production lines. The small components are nowadays for all kinds of use: from the control of a microwave to the control of the assistance systems of a car. The coronavirus pandemic pleasure exploding the need for chips, among other things through the high demand for desktop pcs and notebooks for work at home. Since chip posture manufacturers such as TSMC and samsung do not leave, manufacturers have to wait for new orders partially for one year.

The website zdnet has spoken with researchers and analysts from the semiconductor industry, according to which the willingness to buy inferior semiconductor components continues to increase, each long the delivery difficulties. Grossconnections are hardly affected, but smaller companies that are not ordering directly from chipping. There, the decision gives ways to use: use components from dubious source or to shut down production and renounce important revenue.