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RaceBird flies for the first time with successful test on River Po

RaceBird flies for the first time with successful test on River Po

E1’s innovative electric foiling raceboat took flight for the first time on the River Po close to San Nazzaro in northern Italy, with the RaceBird prototype successfully completing a series of tests and performance runs with ex-powerboat champion Luca Ferrari behind the wheel.

The RaceBird engineers conducted a number of technical tests and systems checks to assess the overall performance and reliability of the boat and the various electrical components.

E1 powerboats

E1 powerboats

The testing schedule, which will continue for several weeks, will consist of straight-line tests, qualifying runs, and race simulations, with the focus on set-up and performance analysis and gathering data on the foiling and handling characteristics in different racing conditions.

The single pilot RaceBird vessel is the brainchild of Norwegian designer Sophi Horne and was co-created together with Brunello Acampora and the expert engineers at Victory Marine and SeaBird Technologies. The RaceBird is powered by a 150 kW Kreisel battery and an outboard motor produced by Mercury Racing, with the boat quickly lifting onto its foils with the benefit of instant torque and acceleration.

E1 organisers also used the opportunity during the test to evaluate different elements of the racing format, including trialling autonomous buoys and cornering profiles, as well as testing the positioning of onboard cameras to be used in the world feed broadcast.

The UIM E1 World Championship was founded by Alejandro Agag and Rodi Basso with a mission to build a new and exciting racing platform on the water, based on future electric technologies to protect and restore our urban waters and coastal areas.

The debut season of the E1 World Championship is scheduled to get underway in Spring 2023. However, fans won’t have to wait long to see the RaceBird flying on the water, with the first public display set to be announced soon.

Alejandro AgagCo-Founder & Chairman of E1, said: “Putting the RaceBird on the water for the first time is a pivotal moment for the E1 World Championship. We’re now one step closer to making electric racing on the water a reality. I remember very well the same scenarios we encountered during the early stages at both Formula E and Extreme E, and just like on those occasions this is a major breakthrough on E1’s journey. Seeing the RaceBird fly proves to me that we can use this exciting, new sporting platform to drive technological innovation in the marine industry and create something spectacular for fans in the cities we visit.”

Rodi BassoCo-Founder & CEO of E1, added: “Seeing the RaceBird flying on the water for the first time was an emotional moment for myself and many others who have been working on this project over the past few months. It’s been a huge team effort to get to this point and it wouldn’t have been possible without the help and support of our partners at Victory Marine and SeaBird Technologies. Special mentions should also go to Kreisel and Mercury Racing for their work on preparing the battery and outboard.

“So far, the RaceBird has exceeded expectations especially with the performance, agility and cornering capabilities. The current performance levels are exactly where we wanted them to be, helping to promote exciting foil-to-foil racing close to the shoreline. In the coming weeks, we’ll continue to run further tests and gather the necessary data. I’m really looking forward to showing it in public for the first time, which we’ll be announcing more on shortly. This test marks the first page of a new chapter in the electrification of the marine industry, focusing on accelerating future technologies for the benefit of our waters.”

Sophi HorneRaceBird designer & Founder of SeaBird Technologies, said: “I’ve been waiting for this moment for almost three years! To finally get to this point is a huge sigh of relief but I’m also very proud of what we’ve managed to achieve with the combined efforts of SeaBird and Victory Marine. Watching the boat being lowered into the water and drive off… that will stay with me for a long time.

“It’s been so amazing to watch my design develop into a fully operational raceboat. We still have some work to do, but for the first round of tests, we really couldn’t have asked for more. With the RaceBird, I wanted to create something unique that stood out from the crowd and got heads turning from an aesthetic standpoint. Seeing it now in motion gliding on the water, I think we’ve managed to achieve that.”

Its Alive! The first Jesko Absolut
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Its Alive! The first Jesko Absolut

Its Alive! The first Jesko Absolut

Ängelholm, Sweden (25 April 2022) – The pre-production Jesko Attack, released mid-2021, is now proudly joined by its sibling factory test car: the Graphite Grey Jesko Absolut, adorned with Tang Orange stripes.

With its 5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, producing up to 1600 hp and 1500 Nm of torque, there is no doubt that the Absolut is set to be record-breaking. The 9-speed Lightspeed Transmission further enables the car to reach an unheard-of top speed.

“The Absolut feels very natural to drive. Because of its seamless shifting, whether up or down, everything just happens much faster. There are no delays, it is very responsive and behaves exactly the way you would want it to,” comments Koenigsegg test driver Markus Lundh.

“We spent thousands of hours in CFD calculations. We’ve streamlined this car from not just an aerodynamic and design perspective, but also from a high-speed stability perspective. As a result, the Jesko Absolut has a phenomenally low drag of only 0.278 Cd.

The name Absolut comes from the fact that this is the absolute fastest Koenigsegg we will ever make,” says CEO and Founder Christian von Koenigsegg.

The Graphite Grey Absolut will now become an official factory testing vehicle, and will be leading the Jesko Absolut program.

Very exciting times!

PRODRIVE HUNTER – El primer hipercoche todoterreno del mundo

PRODRIVE HUNTER: EL PRIMER HIPERCOCHE TODOTERRENO DEL MUNDO

Prodrive ha presentado el Hunter, un vehículo de aventuras todo terreno con tracción en las cuatro ruedas y 600 CV con una capacidad y un rendimiento inigualables en cualquier terreno.

Nacido del coche de competición Bahrain Raid Xtreme conducido por el nueve veces campeón mundial, Sebastien Loeb, para competir en la carrera de automovilismo más dura del mundo, el Dakar, prospera en la arena del desierto, las dunas y las pistas de montaña accidentadas. De hecho, esta Hunter es incluso más extrema que la impulsada por Loeb, con un aumento del 50 % en la potencia del motor biturbo V6 de 3,5 litros y más recorrido de la suspensión para absorber los terrenos más duros.

Pero si bien el automóvil es incluso más rápido y capaz que el de carreras, también es más refinado. Ian Callum, que diseñó el exterior del coche de competición original, ha vuelto al proyecto para crear un nuevo interior más acorde con el uso diario que con las carreras. Una pantalla digital brinda al conductor toda la información importante que necesita, mientras que la consola central alberga los controles más tradicionales que se encuentran en un automóvil de carretera.

El Hunter es el producto de más de 40 años de exitosa competencia todoterreno en Prodrive, cuyo presidente, David Richards, dijo: “Hay numerosos hipercoches en el mercado, sin embargo, todos necesitan buenos caminos o incluso pistas de carreras para mostrar su rendimiento. Identificamos que en ciertas partes del mundo, particularmente en el Medio Oriente, existen vastas extensiones por explorar que van mucho más allá del acceso que brindan las carreteras asfaltadas. Por lo tanto, ¿por qué no crear un vehículo que brinde la oportunidad de explorar estas regiones con un rendimiento mucho mayor que el ofrecido por cualquier vehículo todoterreno anterior?

El Hunter conserva el motor, la transmisión y la suspensión del coche de competición del Dakar, pero para mejorar la facilidad de conducción, la caja de cambios secuencial manual ha sido sustituida por una paleta de cambios de seis velocidades, lo que proporciona un cambio de marcha suave en solo milisegundos.

Como el hipercoche no tiene que cumplir con las estrictas normas de competencia, la potencia se ha incrementado en más del 50%. El motor V6 biturbo de 3,5 litros ha sido refinado y reajustado en el banco de pruebas transitorio avanzado de Prodrive en Banbury, Reino Unido, para producir más de 600 CV y ​​700 Nm de par, al tiempo que hace que su entrega de potencia sea más suave y fácil de conducir.

Prodrive estima que esto le daría un tiempo de 0 a 100 km/h en menos de cuatro segundos y una velocidad máxima de casi 300 km/h, sin embargo, el vehículo está equipado con neumáticos todoterreno de 35” hechos a medida, diseñados para optimizar el agarre sobre terreno accidentado y arena en lugar de que en asfalto.

Richards dijo: “Tomamos la decisión deliberada de mantener el Hunter Hypercar lo más cerca posible del original. Se trata de dar a los propietarios la oportunidad de experimentar lo que es conducir el coche Dakar de Loeb por el desierto, pero con todas las comodidades de un coche de calle y la posibilidad de conducirlo desde su casa, a través de una ciudad, a cualquier destino de su elección. .”

Todo el automóvil está construido alrededor de un chasis de marco espacial de acero de alta resistencia a la tracción, lo que brinda una plataforma rígida para optimizar la geometría y el rendimiento de la suspensión y una jaula de seguridad estándar de la FIA para proteger a los ocupantes.

La suspensión integral de doble horquilla con amortiguadores dobles ajustables en cada esquina tiene 400 mm de recorrido, un aumento de 350 mm en el auto de competencia, para brindar una conducción más suave y una capacidad aún mayor para cruzar los terrenos más difíciles a velocidades inimaginables en cualquier otro vehículo. Las pinzas de freno de carreras de seis pistones y los discos ventilados le dan una gran potencia de frenado tanto dentro como fuera de la carretera.

Todo el vehículo ha sido diseñado para minimizar el peso total y optimizar la distribución del peso y el centro de gravedad. Toda la carrocería está hecha de compuesto de carbono ligero, que incluye materiales reciclados producidos por Prodrive Composites.

Richards dijo:  El primer vehículo de desarrollo está actualmente de gira por el Medio Oriente, donde a los clientes se les ofrece la oportunidad de conducir el Hunter y confirmar sus especificaciones personales para los vehículos de producción que se entregarán más adelante este año”.

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ESPECIFICACIÓN

MOTOR

V6 biturbo de 3,5 litros delantero medio

Plenum simple/acelerador

Sumidero seco

Potencia superior a 600 CV

Par 700 Nm

TRANSMISIÓN

Tracción en las 4 ruedas

Caja de cambios de paletas de seis velocidades

Diferenciales delantero, central y trasero

CHASIS

Estructura tubular de acero de alta resistencia

Carrocería compuesta de fibra de carbono que incluye materiales reciclados

SUSPENSIÓN

doble horquilla

Dos amortiguadores regulables por rueda

INTERIOR

Asientos de fibra de carbono

Arnés de seguridad de seis puntos

Sistema de extinción de incendios dual

Batería ligera de iones de litio

SISTEMA DE COMBUSTIBLE

480 litros en celda de seguridad

FRENOS

Pinzas de seis pistones delanteras y traseras

discos ventilados

RUEDA Y NEUMÁTICOS

Llantas de aluminio forjado 8.5J x 172

Neumáticos todoterreno 35/12.5-17

PRECIO

1,25 millones de libras esterlinas más impuestos locales

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OPPO lanza su primer teléfono inteligente insignia plegable, el OPPO Find N, en INNO DAY 2021

OPPO lanza su primer teléfono inteligente insignia plegable, el OPPO Find N, en INNO DAY 2021

SHENZHEN, diciembre de 2021: OPPO, la compañía global de tecnología inteligente, lanzó hoy su primer teléfono inteligente insignia plegable, el OPPO Find N, en el segundo día de su exhibición anual OPPO INNO DAY. Como resultado de cuatro años de investigación y desarrollo y seis generaciones de prototipos, el OPPO Find N trae un nuevo enfoque al factor de forma plegable y ofrece una experiencia de usuario renovada tanto para las personas que han usado dispositivos plegables en el pasado como para los usuarios. que son nuevos en el factor de forma plegable.

Pete Lau, director de productos de OPPO, dijo: “Los nuevos factores de forma están marcando el comienzo de un nuevo y emocionante momento en la tecnología de los teléfonos inteligentes. OPPO ha invertido una cantidad significativa de tiempo y esfuerzo en encontrar un mejor enfoque para un teléfono inteligente plegable, experimentando con una variedad de factores de forma, diseños de bisagras, materiales de visualización y relaciones de aspecto, para crear un nuevo dispositivo que satisfaga las necesidades de más usuarios. Con OPPO Find N, nuestro objetivo es cambiar las percepciones de las personas sobre lo que puede ofrecer un teléfono inteligente y comenzar a hacer que los dispositivos plegables sean más accesibles para una audiencia aún mayor “.

De la novedad a la necesidad

El OPPO Find N reúne tecnología de vanguardia y una calidad sin precedentes para crear una experiencia plegable mejorada, ofreciendo un teléfono inteligente compacto completamente funcional cuando está plegado y una pantalla horizontal intuitiva y envolvente cuando está desplegado.

Relación de paisaje

Por primera vez en un teléfono inteligente plegable, el OPPO Find N utiliza una relación horizontal para la pantalla interna, logrando un mejor equilibrio para que los usuarios cambien sin problemas entre una pantalla interna inmersiva de 7.1 pulgadas y una pantalla exterior de 5.49 pulgadas que ofrece una completa experiencia de teléfono inteligente sin comprometer el tamaño o la usabilidad. Con una relación de aspecto de 8.4: 9, la pantalla interna se despliega directamente en modo horizontal para que los usuarios puedan ver videos, jugar o leer libros sin el paso adicional de girar el dispositivo. Cuando se pliega, la relación de aspecto 18: 9 brinda a los usuarios una experiencia completa y familiar con un teléfono inteligente con una pantalla que es fácil de usar con una mano.

Bisagra de flexión

La bisagra Flexion del OPPO Find N reúne 136 componentes con una precisión extrema de hasta 0,01 mm, lo que garantiza que la bisagra funcione tan suavemente como las articulaciones del cuerpo humano. El exclusivo diseño de bisagra de gota de agua de OPPO resuelve algunos de los mayores puntos débiles en los dispositivos plegables al ampliar el ángulo del pliegue en la pantalla y ofrecer un amortiguador cuando la pantalla se pliega, lo que da como resultado un pliegue mínimo que es hasta un 80% menos perceptible en comparación con otros dispositivos, según TUV. Este diseño también elimina prácticamente el espacio entre las pantallas cuando se pliega, lo que ofrece un aspecto más integrado y protege mejor la pantalla interior contra rasguños.

Modo FlexForm

La estructura de leva y resorte dentro de la bisagra Flexion avanzada permite que el dispositivo se coloque libremente cuando se despliega en cualquier ángulo entre 50-120 grados. Junto con una variedad de funciones de software que aprovechan la pantalla plegable, el modo FlexForm en OPPO Find N brinda a los usuarios la flexibilidad de adaptar el dispositivo a una amplia gama de escenarios de uso.

OPPO personalizó la interfaz de usuario para operar mejor y de manera más eficiente en aplicaciones compatibles como las aplicaciones Música, Notas y Cámara. Por ejemplo, en la aplicación Notas, el OPPO Find N se puede convertir en una mini computadora portátil que le permite tomar notas sin necesidad de sostener el dispositivo. Dado que Find N puede colocarse libremente en varios ángulos, el dispositivo también sirve como su propio trípode, lo que hace que la captura de imágenes 4K HD, las videollamadas y las reuniones en línea sean fáciles y con manos libres.

Pantalla serena

La pantalla Serene de 12 capas personalizada de OPPO ofrece una excelente protección y durabilidad y funciona con la bisagra Flexion para una experiencia de plegado suave. La pantalla incluye una capa de 0.03 mm de Flexion UTG (vidrio ultradelgado), en comparación con los 0.6 mm del vidrio de un teléfono inteligente normal, lo que le permite doblarse fácilmente y brindar una gran durabilidad. La pantalla Serene también es muy confiable, con la capacidad de doblarse más de 200,000 veces mientras mantiene una experiencia de plegado suave en general sin arrugas, como lo verifica TUV.
La pantalla interior utiliza una pantalla LTPO con tecnología de frecuencia de actualización dinámica inteligente que adapta la frecuencia de actualización en cualquier lugar entre 1-120 Hz según el contenido que está viendo. La pantalla interior también cuenta con soporte para una frecuencia de muestreo táctil de hasta 1000 Hz.

OPPO ha ajustado el brillo y la calibración del color entre las pantallas internas y externas para garantizar una experiencia uniforme y fluida para los usuarios. Ambas pantallas proporcionan 10240 niveles de brillo automático, lo que garantiza la comodidad del usuario en todo tipo de entornos de iluminación complejos, con un brillo máximo de hasta 1000 nits.

Innovación de software

Una excelente experiencia de software en un dispositivo plegable aprovecha al máximo el nuevo factor de forma y brinda a los usuarios una nueva experiencia de teléfono inteligente. La pantalla interna de 7.1 pulgadas del Find N ofrece un área visual 60% más grande que una pantalla estándar de 6.5 pulgadas, creando una experiencia más inmersiva y más posibilidades para innovaciones de software en escenarios de uso como multitarea y productividad.

Para aprovechar al máximo la experiencia similar a una tableta más grande cuando se despliega, OPPO Find N incluye nuevos gestos para hacer que la multitarea en paralelo sea más intuitiva. Cuando use una aplicación compatible, simplemente use dos dedos para deslizar hacia abajo en el medio del dispositivo y dividir la pantalla por la mitad, o convierta una ventana de pantalla completa en una ventana flotante pellizcándola con cuatro dedos. El OPPO Find N también admite los gestos tradicionales de pantalla dividida, como presionar prolongadamente y arrastrar íconos compatibles, al tiempo que le permite guardar combinaciones de pantalla dividida de múltiples aplicaciones de uso común en la pantalla de inicio.

El software de OPPO Find N está optimizado para permitir a los usuarios cambiar de forma suave y natural entre las dos pantallas. Al desplegar el teléfono, el contenido se transmite sin problemas desde la pantalla exterior a la pantalla interior principal. Y al plegar el dispositivo, el usuario puede deslizar hacia arriba en la pantalla de la cubierta para seguir usando la misma función en la pantalla exterior. Además, una variedad de personalizaciones de teclado para la gran pantalla interior, incluido un teclado dividido que facilita el uso de dos pulgares para escribir, ayudan a maximizar la productividad.

Cámara

El OPPO Find N está equipado con una configuración de cámara triple de nivel insignia para fotos y videos de alta calidad. Incluye un sensor principal Sony IMX 766 de 50 MP, una lente ultra ancha de 16 MP y un teleobjetivo de 13 MP, así como cámaras para selfies tanto en la pantalla interior como en la exterior. Combinado con el nuevo factor de forma y la adaptabilidad del modo FlexForm, el OPPO Find N ofrece a los usuarios una experiencia de cámara renovada con software personalizado para aprovechar al máximo el factor de forma plegable.

La bisagra Flexion del OPPO Find N permite que el dispositivo funcione como su propio trípode, lo que lo convierte en un dispositivo compacto y sin carga para escenarios de imágenes avanzados. Por ejemplo, el modo FlexForm hace que las imágenes de lapso de tiempo 4K HD sean fáciles y con manos libres en cualquier ángulo entre 50-120 grados, mientras que tres plantillas dentro del modo de lapso de tiempo (estelas de luz, cielo nocturno, sol y nubes) optimizan la configuración de fotos y videos en un clic para una astrofotografía más emocionante y creativa. Cuando el dispositivo se dobla en un ángulo inferior a 60 grados, la pantalla mueve automáticamente la vista previa de la imagen a la pantalla inferior para facilitar la configuración de la toma.

Una nueva interfaz de usuario de cámara dividida en OPPO Find N le brinda la capacidad de usar la gran pantalla interior inmersiva para tomar fotos de manera eficiente en un lado y luego ver, compartir o eliminar su foto más reciente en el otro lado. Al tomar fotos desde la cámara principal con la pantalla desplegada, puede usar las pantallas interna y externa tanto para usted como para su sujeto para obtener una vista previa de la toma simultáneamente.

La cámara trasera más potente se puede usar para tomar selfies de mayor calidad, usando la pantalla de portada para obtener una vista previa de la imagen. También se pueden tomar selfies con gestos con las manos, por lo que puede permanecer fácilmente en el encuadre sin tener que presionar el botón del obturador.

Diseño ergonomico

Por primera vez en un teléfono plegable, el OPPO Find N utiliza un diseño curvo en 3D en ambos bordes exteriores del dispositivo para mejorar la sensación de la mano y mantener un aspecto elegante. La cubierta trasera y el módulo de la cámara trasera continúan con el lenguaje de diseño de curvas fluidas del Find X3. Las curvas aerodinámicas reducen visualmente la altura del módulo de la cámara, mientras que el panel posterior de Gorilla Glass Victus y la placa de cerámica de la cámara combinan un toque elegante con un acabado de buen gusto.

El OPPO Find N viene en tres colores distintivos. La variante negra combina vidrio mate brillante y nuevas técnicas de laminación de película para lograr un efecto brillante sutil y premium en la capa base. La opción blanca está inspirada en un esmalte cerámico blanco, con vidrio brillante y una textura refinada que combina con la placa de cerámica de la cámara para crear una sensación uniforme. La versión Purple recuerda a una botella de perfume de lujo, utilizando múltiples capas de películas personalizadas para crear ilusiones de luces y sombras con una textura transparente.

Rendimiento

El OPPO Find N viene con la plataforma móvil Qualcomm® Snapdragon ™ 888, junto con hasta 12 GB de RAM LPDDR5 y 512 GB de almacenamiento UFS 3.1. Una batería grande de 4.500 mAh ofrece una duración de la batería de todo el día, mientras que la carga flash SUPERVOOC de 33W está optimizada para cargar al 55% en 30 minutos y al 100% en 70 minutos. También viene con carga inalámbrica AIRVOOC de 15W (compatible con Qi estándar) y carga inalámbrica inversa de 10W. El OPPO Find N incluye un escáner de huellas dactilares de montaje lateral que se encuentra en el botón de encendido, así como un sistema de altavoz dual y soporte Dolby Atmos para ofrecer un sonido más realista.

Disponibilidad

El OPPO Find N estará disponible en China a partir del 23 de diciembre de 2021, con un precio inicial de 7699 RMB.

Leitz Phone 1 Tu historia merece ser contada. El primer teléfono inteligente diseñado por Leica.

Leitz Phone 1 Tu historia merece ser contada. El primer teléfono inteligente diseñado por Leica.

 Tu historia merece ser contada. El primer teléfono inteligente diseñado por Leica.

Presentamos el Leitz Phone 1 en el mercado japonés, el primer teléfono inteligente que combina calidad sin igual, ingeniería óptica sin igual y dominio del software de imágenes con el diseño icónico de Leica. El Leitz-Phone 1 le permite capturar y compartir momentos personales de la vida cotidiana con imágenes de calidad Leica única.

Más que un Smartphone. Un siglo en la fabricación.

El nombre de nuestro fundador y homenaje a Ernst Leitz (II), quien revolucionó el mundo de la fotografía en 1924 con la invención de la fotografía moderna de 35 mm. El Leitz Phone 1 tiene la experiencia de la cámara Leica de fama mundial en su corazón, lo que le permite concentrarse por completo en adaptar lo esencial de la fotografía a la vida cotidiana.

Un nuevo hito en la historia de Leica, subraya nuestra reputación de la más alta calidad en innovación técnica.

Diseño icónico.

Diseñado por nuestro propio estudio de diseño en Alemania, el Leitz Phone 1 sigue nuestro compromiso de reducir a lo esencial con características de manejo claras, mínimas e intuitivas. Fabricada con materiales de la más alta calidad, como indica el logotipo de Leica, su caja de aluminio en plata anodizada se combina elegantemente con Gorilla-glass negro mate.

El mayor grado de precisión técnica se ve en detalles sofisticados como los bordes moleteados del teléfono que lo mantienen seguro, incluso en condiciones de humedad.

La icónica tapa de la lente Leica, para proteger la lente, se mantiene en su lugar magnéticamente, lo que demuestra la hermosa y funcional filosofía de diseño de Leica.

La simplicidad y el acabado de alta gama de la carcasa de silicona brindan protección contra el polvo y la humedad con la estética refinada que conoce y espera de Leica.

Verdadera experiencia de usuario de cámara.

El manejo es fuente de intenso placer. El Leitz Phone 1 es intuitivo y fácil de entender. Como toda nuestra cartera de productos, permite una concentración completa en el tema, sin tener que luchar con la configuración de la cámara. Te da la posibilidad de concentrarte en tomar mejores fotografías, preocupándote menos por las opciones y configuraciones. Nada más y nada menos.

Lente diseñada por las líderes mundiales.

Una lente rápida f / 1.9 y un zoom digital de hasta 6 veces, la tecnología de lente Leica integrada del Leitz Phone 1 ofrece imágenes brillantes en formatos RAW y JPEG que impresionan con alta calidad y detalles realistas, especialmente en grandes Impresiones de formato. El equivalente a una distancia focal de 19 mm en fotograma completo permite un campo de visión extraordinariamente amplio para una composición envolvente y vistas impresionantes.

El sensor más grande jamás visto en un teléfono inteligente.

Con un sensor de imagen de 1 pulgada extraordinariamente potente con 20,2 megapíxeles emparejado con una plataforma móvil 5G con procesador Qualcomm® Snapdragon ™ 888. El tamaño del sensor permite que el Leitz Phone 1 capture más luz y produzca una calidad de imagen brillante sin igual en la industria de los teléfonos inteligentes.

Experiencia de Leica en cada fotografía.

Como ocurre con todas las cámaras Leica, la Leitz Phone 1 encarna nuestra pasión por concentrarnos en lo esencial: “Das Wesentliche”, y el elemento esencial de la fotografía es la imagen. Basándonos en nuestra experiencia de más de 100 años, los conocimientos comprobados de ingeniería óptica de Leica garantizan un diseño de lentes de primera calidad combinado con la ayuda de la experiencia de larga data en procesamiento óptico y de señales de Leica. Cada imagen tomada con el Leitz Phone 1 refleja la esencia de la calidad de imagen de Leica y es testimonio de la incomparable capacidad óptica y la experiencia en software de imagen de Leica.

Software revolucionario.

Nuestro motor de software patentado, el “Leitz Engine”, ofrece un bokeh computacional de última generación, corrección de color, refinamiento de bordes y reducción de ruido realista a la fotografía de teléfonos inteligentes.

El modo “Leitz Looks” ha sido desarrollado por ingenieros de Leica y ofrece imágenes en blanco y negro extraordinariamente nítidas con el aspecto y la sensación típicos de una cámara Leica, basado en el lenguaje visual del buque insignia Leica M Monochrom. Incluso más Leitz Looks estarán disponibles con actualizaciones de firmware posteriores.

Un “LFI.Widget” preinstalado presenta constantemente las mejores fotos de la Leica Fotografie International Gallery, la plataforma seleccionada para los fotógrafos de Leica de todo el mundo. Dependiendo del gusto e interés personal, la selección de categorías así como la frecuencia de actualización de nuevas imágenes se pueden configurar individualmente.

“Leica tiene una larga tradición que se caracteriza y siempre se ha caracterizado por la búsqueda constante de la innovación técnica. Damos la bienvenida a los teléfonos inteligentes, porque hacen una contribución muy valiosa al mundo de la fotografía. Para Leica, el lanzamiento de nuestro propio teléfono inteligente es el siguiente y lógico paso en el camino hacia las tecnologías del futuro. Personalmente, me enorgullece ver que Leica Camera AG ha marcado una vez más un hito importante tanto en la historia de la empresa como en la fotografía de teléfonos inteligentes con el Leitz Phone 1 “.
Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, accionista mayoritario y presidente del Consejo de Supervisión

Disponible exclusivamente en Japón.

El Leitz Phone 1 se produce exclusivamente para el mercado japonés en colaboración con Sharp Corporation y está disponible en SoftBank, el principal distribuidor de tecnología de la información y las comunicaciones de Japón.

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E1 Series and PIF announce partnership to create world’s first electric powerboat championship

E1 Series and PIF announce partnership to create world’s first electric powerboat championship

Electric Sea Racing Limited (‘E1 Series’) and Public Investment Fund (PIF) have entered into a partnership that will see PIF support in creating the world’s first electric powerboat racing championship.

The news was revealed today during a virtual launch event, where E1 Series organisers also unveiled the new design of the electric RaceBird powerboat ahead of World Oceans Day on June 8.

The partnership represents a significant step forward in the long-term development of the championship, providing a strong foundation on which to build from and enabling the series to further accelerate preparations for the inaugural season, scheduled to take place in early 2023 – with Saudi Arabia to be one of the considered race locations.

As a major contributor to the global economy and partner of choice for innovative companies and investors, PIF’s investment in E1 is in line with its 2021-2025 strategy announced earlier this year, which focuses on 13 key strategic sectors, including sports and entertainment, and renewable energy. This includes major investments in renewable energy companies, such as ACWA Power and the Sudair Solar Energy project, as well as in the development of electric vehicles through its investment in Lucid Motors.

Series creators Alejandro Agag, Chairman of E1, and Rodi Basso, CEO of E1, were both joined live in the studio by the President of the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) Raffaele Chiulli, as well as SeaBird Technologies Founder Sophi Horne, and Founder & CEO of Victory Marine Brunello Acampora to present the RaceBird powerboat.

The vessel is a completely new design and was co-created by Horne and Acampora following an extensive validation process. The RaceBird is inspired by nature and birds flying low over the water and features an outboard motor, enclosed safety canopy and hydrofoil technology.

Using innovative hydrofoil technology, the electric RaceBird powerboats will rise high above the water’s surface, allowing for minimum drag and maximum energy efficiency. Being lifted above the waves will not only improve performance, but it will also promote close and competitive racing with a reduced wake when following an opponent.

The RaceBird is specially designed for foil-to-foil racing and is capable of reaching speeds up to 50 knots (93 km/h or 58 mph), with pilots showcasing their skills using tight and technical circuits located close to shore in the heart of urban areas.

With the design now validated, the RaceBird has entered into the production phase with the expert engineers at Victory Marine concentrating their efforts and resource over the coming months on manufacturing a full fleet of race-ready electric powerboats.

Alejandro Agag, Co-Founder & Chairman of E1, said: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome on board PIF as a new partner in this exciting venture. To get the backing of PIF at this early stage of development emphasises the importance of our mission to electrify marine mobility. With the new design of the RaceBird boat you see today, we hope to accelerate change in the marine industry and provide sustainable solutions for future leisure craft. The new powerboat that Sophi and Brunello designed looks like a spaceship. I’ve compared electric racing cars to podracers from Star Wars in the past, but the RaceBird looks even more futuristic. Working together with PIF, I look forward to ushering in a new era of electric powerboat racing.”

Rodi Basso, Co-Founder & CEO of E1, said: “We’re thrilled to be working together with PIF to jointly shape the future direction of powerboating. Forming a strong partnership with a global investment powerhouse such as PIF provides a solid foundation on which to build a new sport. The RaceBird presents a unique challenge and one that the teams at SeaBird Technologies and Victory Marine have delivered on. They’ve managed to develop an innovative powerboat with an eye-catching design and factored in practical solutions ready to go racing. Shortly we’ll also be announcing our powertrain and electronics partners; we’re on schedule to hit the water soon.”

Commenting on the announcement, HE Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Governor of the Public Investment Fund, said: “This exciting investment in a new premier sport format aligns with our strategy to enable innovation globally and unlock new industries, as well as build strategic partnerships with real value add to Saudi Arabia. We believe our support for future sports will also contribute to the growth of various sectors globally.

“Our partnership with E1 will help drive the development of innovative sustainable technology, which in turn positions Saudi as an enabler in the industries of the future and the creation of new opportunities.”

Sophi Horne, Founder of SeaBird Technologies, said: “It’s amazing to finally be able to share the new RaceBird design with the world. Obviously, I’ve seen it on a screen quite a lot in the past few months! But it’s great to show the new look of the boat that the pilots will race with. The bodywork and shape of the vessel is inspired by nature and birds flying above the water’s surface. What has been interesting is trying to find a balance between how you envisage the design and combining that with optimising both performance and efficiency. The solution we settled on fortunately doesn’t compromise on either the looks or performance capabilities.”

Brunello Acampora, Founder & CEO of Victory Marine, said: “Today’s announcement is the result of many months of hard work, creating a completely new design and simulating it in a competitive racing environment. I’ve really enjoyed working together with Sophi to produce the vessel that will compete in the world’s first electric powerboat championship. Now that the design has been fully validated, we’ll begin engineering and manufacturing the boats in preparation for prototype testing and ready for the teams to receive their first delivery. For us at Victory Marine, the E1 Series is the greatest test bench for cutting-edge solutions that will change the future of navigation forever.”

Dr. Raffaele Chiulli, President of the UIM, said: “At the International Powerboat Federation, we’re delighted to be part of this groundbreaking development in the powerboating sport. The futuristic RaceBird design combined with the use of hydrofoil technology in the E1 Series reflects the pioneering spirit of this initiative and are an inspiring answer to today’s challenges facing marine mobility. It’s an exciting moment for our sport and I cannot wait to see the RaceBird on the water.”

Released ahead of World Oceans Day, the RaceBird acts as a symbol of the future ambitions of the E1 Series, to revolutionise marine mobility and reduce the pressures being placed on fragile underwater ecosystems across the world.

The next major milestone in the RaceBird development is in September when the covers come off the first full-scale model at the Monaco Yacht Show, before the start of prototype testing which is set to get underway later this year.

E1 were advised by Shoosmiths law firm and financial advisers PJT Partners.

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SOMADOME – The world’s first technology-enabled meditation pod.

WELCOME TO SOMADOME

The world’s first technology-enabled meditation pod.

We’ve entered a time in our world where we must go within to connect, seek balance, and to better ourselves so that we can better the world.

“During this pandemic and with the intense, non-stop negative news…the Somadome has become a place of refuge, reset and renewal for me…it has gone from being something I did to something that I need to do. ”

Margaret, Private User

THE SCIENCE OF SOMADOME

Somadome uses light and color therapy to transform our body’s state at the cellular level.

The dome structure gives the illusion of infinite space, immersing you into an illuminated pod of colors that coordinate with your session goals. Using colors and light to heal is an age-old technique, premised on the idea that the colors of the spectrum of visible light have specific beneficial health properties. Contemporary research shows that light helps regulate and control the autonomic nervous system and production of melatonin and cortisol, two hormones critical to health and wellness. With the option to select a single color of light or cycle through the whole spectrum, the Somadome provides an environment conducive to the gentle and positive health effects of being immersed in light.

Somadome transforms EMF frequencies that are out of harmony with our bodies’ natural electromagnetic signals.

We are constantly inundated with unnatural electromagnetic fields and wave forms created by human-made electronics. These EMF frequencies and wave forms can disrupt the natural frequencies of healthy cells and organs and create pain, fatigue, feelings of misalignment and low energy. Somadome incorporates the use of micro-crystalline ceramic tiles, which use a proprietary design to transform these unnatural waveforms into forms more like those found in nature.

Somadome uses binaural beats in guided and unguided tracks to achieve beneficial states associated with your session goals.

 

Binaural beats use varying inaudible frequencies to help guide our minds into brain states achieved during meditation. Just as Tibetan monks use singing bowls, gongs, and other instruments to help access meditative states, modern technology has perfected these binaural beat frequencies, making their benefits obtainable to anyone searching for peace and mental clarity.

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BUGATTI CENTODIECI – First prototype for series development

The French luxury brand is paving the way for series production of its exclusive and unique hyper sports car.

Highly exclusive, distinctive and high-performance. At “The Quail – A Motorsports Gathering” in California in summer 2019, Bugatti presented another project reflecting its excellent coachbuilding expertise: the Centodieci. The Centodieci evokes automotive history: the unique project is a tribute to the legendary EB 110. This few-off project comprises production of just ten vehicles for an exclusive clientele. The next phase is about to start for the hyper sports car with a W16 engine and 1,600 PS: the first prototype for series development is currently being assembled.

The design of the Centodieci with its flat front, low-slung front spoiler and three-part air intakes reinterpret the shape of the most famous super sports car of the 1990s. The EB 110 was a key milestone on the road to the revival of the Bugatti brand in 1998 at Bugatti’s historic headquarters in Molsheim, ultimately resulting in the first hyper sports car of the modern era – the Veyron.

The Centodieci is Bugatti’s way of paying its respects to the Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli and architect Giampaolo Benedini, the men who created the EB 110 some 30 years ago. “The challenge for us was not to get caught up in the design of the legendary EB 110 itself and avoid focusing solely on a retrospective approach. Our aim was to create a modern interpretation of the shape and technology of that time: but at the same time, we didn’t want to lose the charm and character of the EB 110.

After all, the super sports car is still fascinating today with its distinctive design and technology,” says Achim Anscheidt, Design Director at Bugatti. The biggest challenge: to transform the very flat, wedge-shaped and graphically virtually two-dimensional body of the EB 110 into a modern, three-dimensional sculpture to project the fascination of the super sports cars of that time into the modern age.

Since the world premiere of the Centodieci, the Bugatti development team has been working on the technical implementation of the strictly limited model. “Every newly developed vehicle poses an immense challenge, as we are creating a very small series that at the same time has to meet and even exceed all the quality and safety standards of a large series,” says André Kullig, technical project manager for one-off and few-off projects at Bugatti.

The engineers first delve into calculations for the body, aerodynamics, engine and transmission. They simulate the airflow on the vehicle and check all components down to the smallest screw.

Meanwhile, the design team checks the styling in close collaboration with the developers before finalising this and designing the surfaces. They adjust the curvature of the components according to the incidence of light so that the appearance is homogeneous in all lighting conditions – an elaborate development process. After well over a year of design and simulation, the team has now developed the first prototype.

“I was hugely looking forward to the first prototype of the Centodieci,” says Kullig, who has been with Bugatti since 2004 and was previously involved in projects such as the Divo and La Voiture Noire3. “Series development of a few-off project is an especially exciting challenge – and that is also true in the case of the Centodieci, which is a very design-driven project,” says Andre Kullig. His task is to ensure a perfect match between the exterior shape and the technology. Despite only producing ten vehicles, the Centodieci must meet all the same technical requirements as a Chiron.

“With the newly designed body, there are changes in many areas that we had to simulate using special computer programmes. Based on the data, we were able to establish a basic set-up as a starting point for series development and the first prototype,” explains André Kullig.

The team was recently able to successfully put the rolling chassis into operation on the site’s own roller dynamometer in the Molsheim Atelier and check all the drivetrain functions –to ensure the Centodieci can move onto the next stage of development. The next step is now to build the elaborate exterior. “With a high-performance hyper sports car like the Centodieci, it’s a matter of filtering out subtleties based on the modified requirements of a completely new exterior – something that requires highly focused and intense development work,” says André Kullig.

The technical challenges involved were enormous: an engine with eight litres of displacement and 1,600 PS generates high temperatures that require sophisticated thermal management. As in the EB 110, the engine is seen behind a transparent glass surface. So to ensure more efficient engine thermodynamics, the Centodieci has a wide air outlet opening and modified air flows. In addition, guide flaps around the five circular air inserts – positioned in the form of a rhombus – ensure sufficient air intake for the 16-cylinder power unit. As a result, the otherwise dominant Bugatti line, the C-line, gives way to a new design. The rear is formed into a large ventilation outlet opening defined by the eight rear light elements. Other development challenges include the new light elements and the rear wing design, which is permanently mounted in the style of the EB 110 Super Sport.

But even if the development team can simulate and test so much data on the test rigs, the Centodieci will also undergo dynamic testing. “In the next few months, in addition to building the exterior and running more advanced simulations in the wind tunnel, we’re very much looking forward to going out on the test track to start tuning the chassis,” says Kullig.

Within a few hours, all ten units of the Centodieci were sold out at a net price of eight million euros. The highly exclusive, hand-crafted small series will be delivered to customers next year.

 

The first Japanese full-electric hypercar
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Aspark Company | The first Japanese full-electric hypercar

Car manufacturing and engineering – Aspark Company

The first Japanese full-electric hypercar

Body, chassis and much of the components entirely made by top-level carbon fiber materials, extremely powerful four electric motors, a unique torque vectoring system, an exclusive battery system, and handmade premium interior. The full-electric hypercar Owl is a compendium of state-of-the-art technology, design and functionality, mixed with a genuine passion for beauty.

The production version of the Owl, after its world premiere in Dubai last November, was scheduled to be exhibited at the Geneva International Motor Show.

“After unveiling the Owl at Dubai International Motor Show the company has achieved many progresses on development and production, as well on future strategy as a car manufacturer”, Head Of Sales and Communication Agshin Badalbayli points out.

All major tests related to performance, safety and durability were completed successfully and now the Owl can be seen running on the road.

Meanwhile, the production has been accelerated to deliver the orders on time and the sales and after-sales networks around the world are growing fast.

A second project is coming up

Aspark kicked off a new era in full-electric hypercars with the Owl: but the first project of the Japanese car manufacturer won’t remain alone, as a the development of a second project has already started. Details will be given in the next weeks.

The Power is in our Nature

“The Power is in our Nature” – the official claim of the Owl – perfectly catches the essence of this incredible full-electric hypercar.

Body, chassis and much of the components entirely made by top-level carbon fiber materials, extremely powerful four electric motors, a unique torque vectoring system, an exclusive battery system, and handmade premium interior: the Owl is a compendium of state-of-the-art technology, design and functionality, mixed with a genuine passion for beauty.

The fastest accelerating car in the world: 0-60 mph in 1.69 seconds

The most astonishing performance of the Owl is the acceleration: from 0 to 60 mph in 1.69 seconds*.

The Owl has a unique battery pack for a range of up to 450 km. Top speed is 400 km/h. Furthermore, the Owl has a height of 99 cm: it is probably the lowest road legal electric hypercar in the world.

The world most powerful electric hypercar

The Owl has the most powerful 4 electric motors ever made. They produce a total power of 1480 kW with 2012 horsepower. Overall torque is around 2000 Newton meters.

The Owl has almost three times more power than Formula-E cars and two times more than Formula 1 cars.

The rotation of the motor should be the fastest in the world with 15000 rpm.

Delivered in the second quarter of the year

The production version of the Owl is limited to only 50 cars worldwide. Each one will be fully customizable, each one will be different from the other: exclusivity now has a real meaning.

Production is taking place in Turin, Italy in collaboration with Manifattura Automobili Torino, with the full support of Aspark engineering centres in the world. The first set of the Owl will be delivered by the second quarter of 2020.

Price of the base version is Euro 2,900,000. The Owl can be reserved with a reduced deposit of Euro 50,000.

*One Foot Roll-Out

Running on the road.

All major tests related to performance, safety and durability were completed successfully and now the Owl can be seen running on the road.
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Virgin – World’s first hyperloop passenger test.

Virgin – World’s first hyperloop passenger test.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 27, 2020 – Just months after their first passenger testing, Virgin Hyperloop today unveiled its vision for the future hyperloop experience. The newly-released concept video takes the viewer step-by-step through a hyperloop journey, from arriving at the portal to boarding the pod.

“Designing a new mode of transportation from scratch is both an opportunity and a responsibility,” said Sara Luchian, Virgin Hyperloop’s Director of Passenger Experience and one of the first people to ride the hyperloop in November. “Hyperloop technology – and what it enables – is paradigm-shifting. It follows that the passenger experience should be nothing short of extraordinary.”

Virgin Hyperloop worked with world-class partners across disparate industries – including Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) for the portal designs, Teague for the pod designs, SeeThree for the video and animation, and Man Made Music for the score and sonic identity – to design a comprehensive, multi-sensory passenger experience that surpasses that of any other form of mass transit.

“Virgin Hyperloop can accelerate the future of mobility on land. The new mode of travel at supersonic speed rethinks transportation and the perception of space, landscape, time, and distance,” said Bjarke Ingels, Founder & Creative Director, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group. “In this day and age, Virgin Hyperloop taking off from our portals provides holistic, intelligent transportation for a globalized community to travel across vast distances in a safer, cleaner, easier, and faster way than airlines.”

Far from a dystopian future where dark colors, stark lighting, and screens abound, Virgin Hyperloop’s counter narrative is a more optimistic view of the future: a greener, smoother, safer, and more pleasant mass transit experience.

“We leveraged decades of experience designing how people and things move across various modalities – taking some of the best aspects from aviation, rail, automotive, and even hospitality to create a new and better passenger experience that is distinct to Virgin Hyperloop,” said John Barratt, CEO & President, Teague. “Recessed seat wells provide a greater sense of space, while the raised aisle is a touch of the unexpected and unique. Bands of greenery and wood textures subvert the aesthetic of typical mass transit materials with something optimistic and fresh. All lighting in the pod—including the unassuming information displays—are dynamic and adjust based on traveler activity and journey milestones.”

Beyond the typical touchpoints in transportation, Virgin Hyperloop also researched and incorporated findings from more non-traditional interactions, such as sound.

“Through proprietary research and a design thinking approach to creating sound and sonic solutions for Virgin Hyperloop, Man Made Music was able to address a myriad of potential challenges for this new mode of transportation, from how to evoke a sense of privacy and space to an enhanced sense of safety and calm,” said Joel Beckerman, Founder and Lead Composer at Man Made Music. “We respond to sound quicker than any other sense, so sound actually drives the multi-sensory experiences. The sonic cues of the Virgin Hyperloop identity system serves as a guide for passengers throughout their experience while instilling confidence, safety, and clarity – you ‘feel’ it rather than ‘hear’ it. Just like a great movie score, it tells you the story. We know when we’ve got it right when you don’t notice the sound at all: the interface is humanized in ways that are both fresh and familiar.”

A key pillar of Virgin Hyperloop’s passenger experience is accessibility, ensuring that this new form of transportation will expand opportunities for the masses. While ticket prices will vary depending on the exact route, a recent study in Ohio found that hyperloop fares would be more akin to the cost of driving, rather than flying.

“It’s simple. If it’s not affordable, people won’t use it,” said Jay Walder, CEO of Virgin Hyperloop. “Daily high-speed transport is currently not feasible for most people, but we want to change that notion. Imagine being able to commute between cities that are currently hours apart in minutes – and the endless possibilities that opens up.”

On demand and direct to destination, the hyperloop system would be able to transport thousands of passengers per hour, despite the fact that each vehicle carries up to 28 passengers. This high throughput is achieved by convoying, where vehicles are able to travel behind one another in the tube within milliseconds, controlled by Virgin Hyperloop’s machine intelligence software.

Following their successful passenger testing, Virgin Hyperloop is currently paving the way for the regulation and certification of hyperloop systems around the world. The company aims to achieve safety certification by 2025, with commercial operations – such as those depicted in this video – beginning in 2030.

XP-2 Test Vehicle

Our two-seater Experimental-Pod-2 (XP-2) was built to demonstrate critical safety subsystems, allowing passengers to safely travel in a hyperloop environment. Our production vehicle, however, will look radically different and seat up to 28 passengers.

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Crew

The team to ride the first hyperloop

4 passengers

Speed

Velocity of first passenger test

48 m/s

Environment

Air pressure within the tube

100 Pascal

Safety & Technology

You won’t need a space suit to go in our vacuum. Virgin Hyperloop is developing the necessary subsystems required to ensure traveling with hyperloop is as safe as riding an elevator. Independently validated by an Independent Safety Assessor, Certifer, our XP-2 vehicle and the DevLoop infrastructure demonstrate many of the safety-critical systems that will be found on a commercial hyperloop system, and are equipped with a state-of-the-art control system that can detect off-nominal states and rapidly trigger appropriate emergency responses.

Pod Safety Controller

The Pod Safety Controller continuously monitors all onboard sensors and computer systems to ensure passenger safety. The data is wirelessly communicated to the wayside through a certified safety protocol.

Rapid Tube Repressurization

Using distributed venting valves along the tube’s length, we can safely re-pressurize faster than an airplane can descend.

Automated Fire Suppression

Along with redundant smoke detectors, the vehicle has most onboard electronic systems enclosed with automated fire suppression.

Air Scrubbing & Filtering

Air-conditioned and scrubbed of CO2 and airborne contaminants, the air inside the vehicle is crisp, clean, and continuously monitored by the Pod Safety Controller.

Emergency Egress

Our DevLoop tube contains emergency egresses every 75m in the event passengers need to exit the vehicle.

AirLock

Our system uses airlocks to gradually and safely bring the vehicle in and out of the near-vacuum environment without needing to repressurize the entire system.

About Virgin Hyperloop

Virgin Hyperloop is the only company in the world that has successfully tested hyperloop technology with passengers, launching the first new mode of mass transportation in over 100 years. The company successfully operated an occupied hyperloop vehicle using electric propulsion and electromagnetic levitation under near-vacuum conditions, realizing a fundamentally new form of transportation that is faster, safer, cheaper, and more sustainable than existing modes. The company is now working with governments, partners, and investors around the world to make hyperloop a reality in years, not decades. Learn more about Virgin Hyperloop’s technology, vision, and ongoing projects here.