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El campeón del almacenamiento: Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept

El campeón del almacenamiento: Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept

  • Audi exhibe concepto para un Avant de clase ejecutiva con sistema de propulsión eléctrica
  • Diseño inconfundible para la era eléctrica
  • Carga rápida con 270 kW – 300 km (186 millas) de alcance en solo 10 minutos

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Polestar O₂ concept envisions new age for electric roadsters
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El concepto Polestar O₂ prevé una nueva era para los roadster eléctricos

El concepto Polestar O₂ prevé una nueva era para los roadster eléctricos

  • El segundo auto conceptual de Polestar se basa en el lenguaje de diseño Precept
  • La plataforma de aluminio a medida muestra calidad y rigidez
  • Las ambiciones de sostenibilidad y tecnología dan los siguientes pasos hacia una mayor circularidad con monomaterial termoplástico de poliéster reciclado y etiquetado de aluminio
  • Dron cinemático autónomo mezcla innovación con diversión
El concepto Polestar O₂ prevé una nueva era para los roadster eléctricos

El concepto Polestar O₂ prevé una nueva era para los roadster eléctricos

GOTEMBURGO, SUECIA – 2 de marzo de 2022. Polestar, la marca de autos eléctricos de desempeño puro, ha revelado un nuevo auto conceptual que redefine los deportivos deportivos para la era eléctrica. Bautizado como Polestar O2, el descapotable de techo rígido es la visión de Polestar de un rendimiento descapotable y una experiencia de conducción emocionante, con todos los beneficios de la movilidad eléctrica.

“Polestar O2 es el auto héroe de nuestra marca”, comenta Thomas Ingenlath, CEO de Polestar. “Abre la puerta a nuestra cámara secreta de potencial futuro. Esta es una muestra de lo que podemos diseñar e ingeniar con el talento y la tecnología que tenemos internamente. Se ve increíble, y poder bajar el techo y no escuchar un motor promete una sensación magnífica”.

Dinámica

Maximilian Missoni, Jefe de Diseño de Polestar, dice: “Polestar O2 es nuestra visión de una nueva era para los autos deportivos. Al mezclar la alegría de conducir con la capota abierta con la pureza de la movilidad eléctrica, desbloquea una nueva combinación de emociones en un automóvil. Pero como con todos nuestros autos, somos más que carreras en línea recta. Es cuando giras el volante cuando comienza la verdadera diversión.

La experiencia de conducción en el Polestar O2 está diseñada para ser animada, ligera y llena de confianza. La previsibilidad y la alegría son fundamentales para una conducción emocionante y enérgica. El control estricto de la carrocería, la alta rigidez y la dinámica intuitiva son beneficios inherentes de la plataforma de aluminio adherido a medida, que se adaptó del Polestar 5, desarrollado internamente por el equipo de I+D de Polestar en el Reino Unido.

El concepto Polestar O₂ prevé una nueva era para los roadster eléctricos

El concepto Polestar O₂ prevé una nueva era para los roadster eléctricos

La alta calidad y rigidez de la plataforma de aluminio adherido están orientadas hacia una mayor respuesta dinámica. La dinámica de manejo es tensa gracias también a los ángulos de balanceo pequeños y la amortiguación de alto balanceo, y la sensación de dirección ágil y directa es lineal, con una gran acumulación de par de dirección.

El concepto Polestar O₂ prevé una nueva era para los roadster eléctricos

El concepto Polestar O₂ prevé una nueva era para los roadster eléctricos

Diseño

Claramente relacionado con el concept car Polestar Precept pero con su propio carácter distintivo, el aspecto del Polestar O2 muestra cómo el lenguaje de diseño en evolución de Polestar se puede adaptar a diferentes estilos de carrocería con un fuerte parecido familiar. La carrocería baja y ancha con una postura asertiva, el diseño compacto de la cabina 2+2, los voladizos mínimos y una larga distancia entre ejes encarnan las proporciones clásicas de los autos deportivos pero con una sensación claramente moderna y eléctrica.

“Este automóvil es un punto de encuentro entre la tecnología y el arte, entre la precisión y la escultura, con una postura decidida pero no agresiva”, continúa Maximilian Missoni.

La aerodinámica se manipula para maximizar el alcance gracias a características de diseño ocultas como conductos integrados que mejoran el flujo de aire laminar sobre las ruedas y los lados de la carrocería, y las luces traseras que funcionan como aspas de aire para reducir la turbulencia detrás del automóvil.

Sostenibilidad y tecnología

Polestar O2 también muestra avances en sostenibilidad y tecnología. Un nuevo monomaterial termoplástico se presenta ampliamente en el interior. El término “monomaterial” describe el uso de un solo material base para fabricar diferentes componentes.

En Polestar O2, el poliéster reciclado es el único material utilizado para todos los componentes blandos del interior: espuma, adhesivo, fibras de punto 3D y laminación no tejida. Esto simplifica el reciclaje y es un paso significativo hacia una mayor circularidad, al mismo tiempo que reduce el peso y el desperdicio.

Los equipos de sustentabilidad de Polestar creen que los materiales deben reciclarse, no reciclarse. En Polestar O2 han integrado un nuevo método para controlar el contenido reciclado y mejorar la circularidad de los componentes metálicos. Se utilizan diferentes grados de aluminio en todo el chasis para ayudar a brindar una experiencia de manejo emocionante.

Estos diferentes grados están etiquetados, lo que permite que se reciclen de manera más efectiva y que se conserven sus propiedades. El aluminio de alta calidad sigue siendo de alta calidad, mientras que otros grados mantienen sus variadas características, lo que permite una mayor eficiencia del material y un menor requerimiento de aluminio virgen.

INTERIOR El concepto Polestar O₂ prevé una nueva era para los roadster eléctricos

INTERIOR El concepto Polestar O₂ prevé una nueva era para los roadster eléctricos

Innovación

En un mundo cada vez más impulsado por las redes sociales, el Polestar O2 presenta un dron cinemático autónomo integrado detrás de los asientos traseros. Desarrollado en colaboración con la marca de productos electrónicos de consumo de Aerofugia, Hoco Flow, el concepto de dron se puede implementar mientras el automóvil está en movimiento para registrar la secuencia de conducción perfecta.

Los ingenieros de Polestar han desarrollado un perfil aerodinámico especializado que se eleva detrás de los asientos traseros para crear un área tranquila de presión negativa que permite que el dron despegue cuando el automóvil está en movimiento. El dron funciona de forma autónoma, siguiendo automáticamente al coche a velocidades de hasta 90 km/h (56 mph), y el conductor puede elegir entre una secuencia atmosférica, ideal para un crucero por la costa, o una secuencia más llena de acción con una expresión más deportiva. Después de filmar, el dron puede regresar de forma autónoma al automóvil. Los videoclips se pueden editar y compartir directamente desde la pantalla central de 15 pulgadas cuando el automóvil está estacionado.

“Queríamos enfatizar la experiencia que puedes tener con un automóvil como el Polestar O2 de formas nuevas e inusuales”, continúa Maximilian Missoni. “La integración de un dron cinematográfico autónomo fue algo que nos permitió ampliar los límites en el frente de la innovación. No tener que detener y descargar el dron antes de filmar, sino desplegarlo a gran velocidad, es un beneficio clave de este diseño innovador”.

Polestar O2 continúa con los sólidos cimientos establecidos por Polestar Precept como una visión de las ambiciones futuras de diseño, tecnología y sostenibilidad de la empresa. Polestar planea lanzar tres autos nuevos en los próximos tres años, a partir de 2022, cada uno de los cuales tiene potencial para materializar gradualmente algunas de las ideas presentadas por estos autos conceptuales.

Polestar también tiene la intención de cotizar en el Nasdaq en una combinación comercial propuesta con Gores Guggenheim, Inc. (Nasdaq: GGPI, GGPIW y GGPIU), que se espera que cierre en la primera mitad de 2022.

Acerca de estrella polar

Polestar se estableció como un nuevo fabricante sueco independiente de vehículos eléctricos premium en 2017. Fundada por Volvo Cars y Geely Holding, Polestar disfruta de sinergias tecnológicas y de ingeniería específicas con Volvo Cars y, como resultado, se beneficia de importantes economías de escala.

Polestar tiene su sede en Gotemburgo, Suecia, y sus vehículos están actualmente disponibles y en circulación en los mercados de Europa, América del Norte, China y Asia Pacífico. Para 2023, la compañía planea que sus autos estén disponibles en un total de 30 mercados. Los automóviles Polestar se fabrican actualmente en dos instalaciones en China, con una fabricación futura adicional planificada en los EE. UU.

En septiembre de 2021, Polestar anunció su intención de cotizar como empresa pública en el Nasdaq en un acuerdo de combinación de negocios con Gores Guggenheim, Inc. Puede encontrar información completa sobre este acuerdo definitivo  aquí .

Polestar ha producido dos autos eléctricos de alto rendimiento. El Polestar 1 se fabricó entre 2019 y 2021 como un GT híbrido de rendimiento eléctrico de bajo volumen con carrocería de fibra de carbono, 609 CV, 1000 Nm y una autonomía eléctrica de 124 km (WLTP), la más larga de cualquier coche híbrido del mundo. mundo.

El Fastback de rendimiento eléctrico Polestar 2 es el primer automóvil de alto volumen completamente eléctrico de la compañía. La gama de modelos Polestar 2 incluye tres variantes con una combinación de baterías estándar y de largo alcance de hasta 78 kWh, y sistemas de propulsión de motor único y doble con hasta 300 kW / 408 hp y 660 Nm.

En los próximos tres años, Polestar planea lanzar un nuevo vehículo eléctrico por año, comenzando con Polestar 3 en 2022, el primer SUV eléctrico de alto rendimiento de la compañía. Se espera que Polestar 4 siga en 2023, un cupé SUV de rendimiento eléctrico más pequeño.

En 2024, se planea lanzar el Polestar 5 GT de 4 puertas con rendimiento eléctrico como la evolución de producción de Polestar Precept, el auto conceptual manifiesto que Polestar lanzó en 2020 que muestra la visión futura de la marca en términos de diseño, tecnología y sostenibilidad. A medida que la compañía busca reducir su impacto climático con cada nuevo modelo, Polestar tiene como objetivo producir un automóvil verdaderamente neutral para el clima para 2030.

Acerca de Gores Guggenheim, Inc.

Gores Guggenheim, Inc. (Nasdaq: GGPI, GGPIW y GGPIU) es una empresa de adquisición de propósito especial patrocinada por una afiliada de The Gores Group, LLC, fundada por Alec Gores, y por una afiliada de Guggenheim Capital, LLC. Gores Guggenheim completó su oferta pública inicial en abril de 2021, recaudando aproximadamente USD 800 millones en efectivo con el fin de efectuar una fusión, intercambio de capital, adquisición de activos, compra de acciones, reorganización o combinación comercial similar con una o más empresas.

Declaraciones prospectivas

Ciertas declaraciones en este comunicado de prensa (“Comunicado de prensa”) pueden considerarse “declaraciones prospectivas” según se define en la Ley de Reforma de Litigios sobre Valores Privados de 1995. Las declaraciones prospectivas generalmente se relacionan con eventos futuros o el desempeño financiero u operativo futuro de Gores Guggenheim, Inc. (“Gores Guggenheim”), Polestar Performance AB y/o sus filiales (la “Compañía”) y Polestar Automotive Holding UK Limited (“ListCo”). Por ejemplo, las proyecciones de EBITDA o ingresos ajustados futuros y otras métricas son declaraciones prospectivas. En algunos casos, puede identificar declaraciones prospectivas por terminología como “puede”, “debería”, “esperar”, “pretender”, “hará”, “estimar”, “anticipar”, “creer”, “predecir” , “potencial”, “pronóstico”, “planificar”, “buscar”, “futuro”, “proponer” o “continuar”, o los negativos de estos términos o variaciones de ellos o terminología similar. Dichas declaraciones prospectivas están sujetas a riesgos, incertidumbres y otros factores que podrían causar que los resultados reales difieran materialmente de los expresados ​​o implícitos en dichas declaraciones prospectivas.

Estas declaraciones prospectivas se basan en estimaciones y suposiciones que, si bien Gores Guggenheim y su gerencia, y la Compañía y su gerencia, según sea el caso, las consideran razonables, son intrínsecamente inciertas. Los factores que pueden causar que los resultados reales difieran materialmente de las expectativas actuales incluyen, pero no se limitan a: (1) la ocurrencia de cualquier evento, cambio u otras circunstancias que puedan dar lugar a la terminación de acuerdos definitivos con respecto a la Combinación de Negocios; (2) el resultado de cualquier procedimiento judicial que pueda iniciarse contra Gores Guggenheim, la empresa combinada u otros tras el anuncio de la Combinación de Negocios y cualquier acuerdo definitivo con respecto a la misma; (3) la imposibilidad de completar la Combinación de Negocios debido a que no se obtuvo la aprobación de los accionistas de Gores Guggenheim, para obtener financiamiento para completar la Combinación de Negocios o para satisfacer otras condiciones para el cierre; (4) cambios a la estructura propuesta de la Combinación de Negocios que puedan ser necesarios o apropiados como resultado de las leyes o regulaciones aplicables o como condición para obtener la aprobación regulatoria de la Combinación de Negocios; (5) la capacidad de cumplir con los estándares de cotización en bolsa luego de la consumación de la Combinación de Negocios; (6) el riesgo de que la Combinación de Negocios interrumpa los planes y operaciones actuales de la Compañía como resultado del anuncio y consumación de la Combinación de Negocios; (7) la capacidad de reconocer los beneficios anticipados de la Combinación de Negocios, que pueden verse afectados por, entre otras cosas, la competencia, la capacidad de la compañía combinada para crecer y administrar el crecimiento de manera rentable, mantener relaciones con clientes y proveedores y retener a su gerencia y empleados clave; (8) costos relacionados con la Combinación de Negocios; (9) riesgos asociados con cambios en las leyes o reglamentos aplicables y las operaciones internacionales de la Compañía; (10) la posibilidad de que la Compañía o la compañía combinada se vea afectada negativamente por otros factores económicos, comerciales y/o competitivos; (11) las estimaciones de gastos y rentabilidad de la Compañía; (12) la capacidad de la Compañía para mantener acuerdos o asociaciones con sus socios estratégicos Volvo Cars y Geely y para desarrollar nuevos acuerdos o asociaciones; (13) la capacidad de la Compañía para mantener relaciones con sus proveedores y socios estratégicos existentes, y buscar nuevos proveedores para sus componentes críticos, y para completar la construcción de su cadena de suministro, mientras gestiona de manera efectiva los riesgos debido a tales relaciones; (14) la confianza de la Compañía en sus asociaciones con redes de carga de vehículos para proporcionar soluciones de carga para sus vehículos y sus socios estratégicos para dar servicio a sus vehículos y su software integrado; (15) la capacidad de la Compañía para establecer su marca y capturar una participación de mercado adicional, y los riesgos asociados con la prensa negativa o el daño a la reputación, incluso cuando las celdas de las baterías de iones de litio se incendian o expulsan humo; (16) demoras en el diseño, fabricación, lanzamiento y financiamiento de los vehículos de la Compañía y la dependencia de la Compañía de un número limitado de modelos de vehículos para generar ingresos; (17) la capacidad de la Compañía para innovar continua y rápidamente, desarrollar y comercializar nuevos productos; (18) riesgos relacionados con la futura adopción en el mercado de las ofertas de la Compañía; (19) aumentos en los costos, interrupción del suministro o escasez de materiales, en particular para celdas de iones de litio o semiconductores; (20) la confianza de la Compañía en sus socios para fabricar vehículos a gran escala, algunos de los cuales tienen experiencia limitada en la producción de vehículos eléctricos, y en la asignación de capacidad de producción suficiente a la Compañía por parte de sus socios para que la Compañía pueda aumentar sus capacidades de producción de vehículos; (21) riesgos relacionados con el modelo de distribución de la Compañía; (22) los efectos de la competencia y las altas barreras de entrada en la industria automotriz, y el ritmo y la profundidad de la adopción de vehículos eléctricos en general en el negocio futuro de la Compañía; (23) cambios en los requisitos reglamentarios, incentivos gubernamentales y precios de combustibles y energía; (24) el impacto de la pandemia global de COVID-19 en Gores Guggenheim, la Compañía, los resultados de operaciones proyectados posteriores a la combinación comercial de la Compañía, el desempeño financiero u otras métricas financieras, o en cualquiera de los riesgos anteriores; y (25) otros riesgos e incertidumbres establecidos en la sección titulada “Factores de riesgo” y “Nota de advertencia sobre declaraciones prospectivas” en el prospecto final de Gores Guggenheim en relación con su oferta pública inicial (Archivo No. 333-253338) declarado efectivo por la SEC el 22 de marzo de 2021, y otros documentos presentados o que se presentarán ante la SEC por Gores Guggenheim o ListCo, incluida la Declaración de registro/poder. Puede haber riesgos adicionales que ni Gores Guggenheim, la Compañía ni ListCo conocen actualmente o que Gores Guggenheim,

Nada en este comunicado de prensa debe considerarse como una representación por parte de ninguna persona de que se lograrán las declaraciones prospectivas establecidas en este documento o que se logrará cualquiera de los resultados contemplados en dichas declaraciones prospectivas. No debe depositar una confianza indebida en las declaraciones prospectivas, que se refieren solo a la fecha en que se realizan. Ni Gores Guggenheim, la Compañía ni ListCo asumen ninguna obligación de actualizar estas declaraciones prospectivas.

información adicional

En relación con la Combinación de Negocios propuesta, (i) ListCo ha presentado ante la SEC una Declaración de Registro/Apoderado, y (ii) Gores Guggenheim presentará una declaración de poder definitiva relacionada con la Combinación de Negocios propuesta (la “Declaración de Poder Definitiva”) y enviará por correo la Declaración de Poder Definitiva y otros materiales relevantes a sus accionistas después de que el Registro/Declaración de Poder sea declarado efectivo. La Declaración de Registro/Apoderado contendrá información importante sobre la Combinación de Negocios propuesta y los otros asuntos que se someterán a votación en una reunión de accionistas de Gores Guggenheim que se llevará a cabo para aprobar la Combinación de Negocios propuesta. Este comunicado de prensa no contiene toda la información que debe considerarse en relación con la Combinación de negocios propuesta y no pretende constituir la base de ninguna decisión de inversión ni ninguna otra decisión con respecto a la Combinación de negocios. Antes de tomar decisiones de votación u otras decisiones de inversión, se recomienda a los tenedores de valores de Gores Guggenheim y otras personas interesadas que lean la Declaración de registro/poder y las enmiendas a la misma y la Declaración de poder definitiva y otros documentos presentados en relación con la Combinación comercial propuesta, ya que estos Los materiales contendrán información importante sobre Gores Guggenheim, la empresa, ListCo y la combinación comercial. Cuando esté disponible, la Declaración de Poder Definitiva y otros materiales relevantes para la Combinación de Negocios propuesta se enviarán por correo a los accionistas de Gores Guggenheim a partir de una fecha de registro que se establecerá para votar sobre la Combinación de Negocios propuesta. Los accionistas también podrán obtener copias de la Declaración de registro/poder, la Declaración de poder definitiva y otros documentos presentados ante la SEC, sin cargo, una vez que estén disponibles, en el sitio web de la SEC enwww segundo gov , o dirigiendo una solicitud a: Gores Guggenheim, Inc., 6260 Lookout Rd., Boulder, CO 80301, atención: Jennifer Kwon Chou.

LA INVERSIÓN EN CUALQUIERA DE LOS VALORES DESCRITOS EN EL PRESENTE DOCUMENTO NO HA SIDO APROBADA O DESAPROBADA POR LA SEC O CUALQUIER OTRA AUTORIDAD REGULADORA NI HA APROBADO O RESPALDADO NINGUNA AUTORIDAD LOS MÉRITOS DE LA OFERTA O LA EXACTITUD O ADECUACIÓN DE LA INFORMACIÓN CONTENIDA EN EL PRESENTE DOCUMENTO. CUALQUIER DECLARACIÓN EN CONTRARIO ES UN DELITO PENAL.

Participantes en la Solicitud

Gores Guggenheim y algunos de sus directores y funcionarios ejecutivos pueden considerarse participantes en la solicitud de poderes de los accionistas de Gores Guggenheim con respecto a la Combinación de negocios propuesta. Una lista de los nombres de esos directores y funcionarios ejecutivos y una descripción de sus intereses en Gores Guggenheim se establece en las presentaciones de Gores Guggenheim ante la SEC (incluido el prospecto final de Gores Guggenheim relacionado con su oferta pública inicial (Archivo No. 333-253338) declarado efectivo por la SEC el 22 de marzo de 2021), y están disponibles de forma gratuita en el sitio web de la SEC en www segundo gobierno, o dirigiendo una solicitud a Gores Guggenheim, Inc., 6260 Lookout Rd., Boulder, CO 80301, atención: Jennifer Kwon Chou. La información adicional sobre los intereses de dichos participantes se encuentra en la Declaración de registro/representación.

La Compañía y ListCo, y algunos de sus directores y funcionarios ejecutivos también pueden considerarse participantes en la solicitud de poderes de los accionistas de Gores Guggenheim en relación con la combinación de negocios propuesta. En la Declaración de Registro/Apoderado se incluye una lista de los nombres de dichos directores y funcionarios ejecutivos e información sobre sus intereses en la Combinación de Negocios propuesta.

Sin oferta y sin solicitud

Este comunicado de prensa no es una declaración de poder ni una solicitud de poder, consentimiento o autorización con respecto a ningún valor o con respecto a la transacción potencial y no constituirá una oferta de venta o una solicitud de una oferta de compra de valores de Gores Guggenheim. , la Compañía o ListCo, ni habrá ninguna venta de dichos valores en ningún estado o jurisdicción en la que dicha oferta, solicitud o venta sea ilegal antes del registro o calificación según las leyes de valores de dicho estado o jurisdicción. No se realizará ninguna oferta de valores excepto por medio de un prospecto que cumpla con los requisitos de la Ley de Valores de 1933, enmendada.

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Smart technology with perfect styling Duravit’s focus is on comfort and added value for the user

Smart technology with perfect styling

Duravit’s focus is on comfort and added value for the user

As the world becomes ever more digital, innovative products that enhance the user’s comfort are also finding their way into the bathroom. This is the end product of a customer-focused research and development process that combines technology, functionality, and design in a meaningful way.

Individual mirror control
Gone are the days of users being dazzled by harsh light in front of the mirror. The mirrors from the Happy D.2 Plus and XViu series by sieger design offer practical control via icons on the mirror surface. Contactless operation of the illuminated symbols by “hovering” a finger over the desired icon (infra-red sensor): thanks to the universal symbols, operation is intuitive.

Aesthetically, the icons harmonize perfectly with the overall design of the mirror.
The LED lighting can be individually configured via the touchscreen. With a luminosity of up to 1000 lux, XViu allows continual adjustment of the light color from warm light at 2700 K to cold light at 6500 K. The integrated mirror heating, which keeps the mirror clear of fog at all times, is also controlled using the relevant icon.

The optional dual mirror sets from the Happy D.2 Plus series, also by sieger design, are a perfect blend of aesthetics and technology. Innovative wireless technology allows for synchronized adjustment of the settings for both mirrors. All technologies are subtly integrated within the mirror.

Mirrors from the White Tulip series are available in versions controlled by sensors or an app. The light temperature featuring a memory effect can be synchronized with other lamps connected in the living area and controlled via “Casambi”, an app that has established itself as a reference in smart homes control systems. This feature can be used to dim the mirrors and switch the mirror heating on and off.

Iconic design and hi-tech

The D.1 faucet range saw Duravit team up with Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez to create an iconic design. With the D.1e electronic version, extra state-of-the-art technology has been integrated into the accentuated design for even greater operating comfort. This variant offers the highest comfort and safety thanks to a range of functions. The flat operating button with the integrated LED colored ring is easy and intuitive to operate. A light tap starts or stops the flow of water, and a turn to the left or right alters the water temperature from cold to warm. With the continuous color display from blue to red, the LED ring also provides visual feedback.

Up to three temperature values can be individually stored and directly activated via the “Quick Access” feature. An electronic thermostat integrated into the control unit reacts sensitively to any change to the cold and warm water flow, so that the required temperature is automatically adjusted and kept constant. Additionally, the scald protection is preset at 38 degrees Celsius.

D.1e features a range of presets that can be configured easily and individually, for instance temperature limitation, maximum water flow time, hygiene interval, thermal disinfection, color selection for the ambient lighting on the LED illuminated ring.

Intuitive operation for perfect hygiene
SensoWash® is a by-word for contemporary, gentle, and flawless hygiene. The SensoWash® Starck f shower-toilet is iconic and minimalistic in equal measure. The design of the new shower-toilet generation bears the hallmark of star designer Philippe Starck. His mission: to make the most natural form of cleansing – with water – accessible to a broad public, to subtly integrate technology into the design, and to guarantee the highest level of comfort.

Users’ individual requirements were taken into account during product development – for example, the option to adjust the intensity and position of the spray arm. This function and others are managed using an innovative remote control. While the “Lite” version impresses with its elegantly restrained look, the premium version, SensoWash® Starck f Plus, stands out thanks to its sophisticated, streamlined design. In addition to operation via remote control, on this model, functions such as the water and seat temperature can also be configured using the app. Five different user profiles can be set up. The customer-oriented app enables quick and easy operation and reflects the stylish design of the shower-toilet.

The flush function and odor extraction system may also be controlled via remote control or app if the wall-mounted element, itself perfectly harmonized for SensoWash® Starck f by Duravit, is combined with the A2 electronic actuator plate. An ideal example of how Duravit deploys digital technologies to enhance and maximize comfort.

Duravit AG
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Coming soon, the Master & Dynamic headphones and earphones for Automobili Lamborghini in the Squadra Corse version 
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Coming soon, the Master & Dynamic headphones and earphones for Automobili Lamborghini in the Squadra Corse version

Coming soon, the Master & Dynamic headphones and earphones for Automobili Lamborghini in the Squadra Corse version

The audio devices at the 2021 Super Trofeo World Finals

Sant’Agata Bolognese, 15 November 2021 – One year from the news of the partnership with Master & Dynamic, Automobili Lamborghini announces the Squadra Corse version of co-branded headphones. Master & Dynamic, a New York brand and a leading producer of premium audio devices, takes on the official colors of Automobili Lamborghini Squadra Corse, adding the new version of headphones and earphones to the three liveries already available.

The collection comprises two of Master & Dynamic’s most technologically advanced audio devices, with wireless connectivity range up to 30 m. The MW65 wireless headphones, equipped with Bluetooth 4.2 technology supporting AptX and SBC, feature two ANC (Active Noise-Cancelling) modes, so that each user can adjust the sound according to the listening environment, and battery life up to 24 hours.

The MW07 PLUS True Wireless earphones, equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 technology supporting AptX and SBC, boast 10 mm beryllium drivers for optimal sound quality and a stainless steel charging case that provides a full 40 hours of battery life.

The MW65 wireless headphones and MW07 PLUS True Wireless earphones are offered with a Y pattern and the Mantis Green color, the same color as the Lamborghini super sports cars. The headphones feature a black anodized aluminum frame covered with black Alcantara® and Mantis Green leather, and the exterior of the speakers is in sapphire glass that reveals the Automobili Lamborghini Squadra Corse logo and the pattern with the green Y. The MW07 PLUS acetate earphones are inspired by the striking finish of Lamborghini models, and the stainless steel charging case echoes the use of matte paint for the bodywork.

The world finals of the 2021 Lamborghini Super Trofeo at the Marco Simoncelli International Circuit in Misano Adriatico were the perfect setting to experience the new earphones and headphones, to be immersed in the silence and seek concentration before the race or to relax after the exertions of the race and the hours of adrenaline.

The entire Master & Dynamic for Automobili Lamborghini collection is available at lamborghinistore.comMasterDynamic.comMasterDynamic.co.uk and MasterDynamic.eu

Master & Dynamic

With an unrelenting attention to design and detail, Master & Dynamic has a deep passion for building beautifully crafted and technically sophisticated sound tools to help focus, inspire and transport your mind. Since its launch in 2014, New York City-based premium audio brand Master & Dynamic has released a variety of award-winning audio products ranging from wired and wireless headphones to a wireless speaker. Its first true wireless earphones, the MW07, were recognized for world class design as the winner of The Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019.

Designed to be modern yet timeless, Master & Dynamic products utilize only the finest materials and are engineered to last, creating the perfect balance of aesthetics, strength, comfort and exceptional sound. Master & Dynamic believes mastery is a never-ending exploration requiring a dynamic approach and has collaborated with leading luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton as well as world-renowned architect Sir David Adjaye. Our sound tools can be found in over 500 partner stores around the world. View the entire collection at www.masterdynamic.com and join the conversation at @masterdynamic.

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Goodwood Announces 2022 Motorsport Event Dates

Goodwood Announces 2022 Motorsport Event Dates

  • The 79th Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport will be held on 9-10 April.
  • The Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard will be held on 23-26 June.
  • The Goodwood Revival will be held on 16-18 September.
  • Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday 8 November at 9am.
  • Customers can get early access from 1 November by joining the GRRC Fellowship.

Goodwood Revival 2021

Goodwood is pleased to announce the dates for its 2022 motorsport and automotive events. Kicking off the season will be the 79th Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport on 9-10 April, followed by the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard on 23-26 June and finishing with Goodwood Revival on 16-18 September.

2021 saw Goodwood make an incredible return to the motorsport and motoring calendar, with all three events taking place over the summer and autumn, welcoming back our passionate fans after more than 18 months away. Looking ahead to next year, the events will not only revert to the usual order – starting with the Members’ Meeting in April – but they will run at full capacity and bring back many popular aspects as well as new celebrations, moments, car launches and interactive customer experiences.

Members’ Meeting will remain the playground for Members and Fellows of the Goodwood Road Racing Club (GRRC), with a weekend of exceptional racing, high-speed demonstrations, off-track festivities and fireworks, and of course the unique school ‘house’ rivalry.

Festival of Speed 2021

The Festival of Speed will return as the destination for innovation, technology and future mobility, as well as hosting perennial favourites including Formula 1, drift, contemporary teams, champion drivers and riders of past, present and future, and more than a century of motorsport history. The awe-inspiring Future Lab will wow event-goers, as will the latest supercars in action on the Hill, and the world’s leading manufacturers launching their latest cars. Electric Avenue – the ultimate place for consumers to immerse themselves in the world of electric mobility – will be back after its debut in 2021.

Revival will once again host the world’s greatest weekend of historic racing, accompanied by fabulous vintage fashion and glamour, set within the iconic Goodwood Motor Circuit. Popular new initiatives for 2021, including the Make Do & Mend corner and Revival Car Boot Sale, will make a welcome – and enhanced – return, as Goodwood continues to celebrate and showcase sustainability and second-hand lifestyle, encouraging attendees to embrace the event’s Revive and Thrive ethos.

Goodwood Revival 2021

Further details and announcements on what will feature at this year’s events will be announced in the months ahead.

Commenting on next year’s events, The Duke of Richmond said: “I am thrilled that our much-loved, sell-out motorsport events will be making a spectacular return in 2022. Thank you to everyone who attended and partnered with the Festival of Speed, Revival and Members’ Meeting this year. Your loyalty and support after a challenging 18 months made them more special than ever, and we can’t wait to see you back at Goodwood again next year. It really will be a season not to miss.”

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets for the 79th Members’ Meeting, Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival will be on sale at goodwood.com on the following dates:

  • Saturday 30 October 2021 – GRRC Members
  • Monday 1 November 2021 – GRRC Fellowship
  • Monday 8 November 2021 – Public

As in previous years, children aged 12 and under go free and a Young Person ticket will also be available for those aged between 13 and 21 years of age.

Members of the public can get early access to tickets and buy from 1 November by joining the GRRC Fellowship. For just £43 a year, the Fellowship not only provides a special ticket window, but is the only entry route to join the GRRC, offering a range of benefits including access to the members-only Members’ Meeting, exclusive video content, competitions, offers and much more.

Goodwood’s unrivalled hospitality packages are available to book now for the 2022 Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival by emailing hospitality@goodwood.com or calling 01243 755054. Whether customers are looking for a great day out with friends, entertaining clients or celebrating something special, Goodwood’s hospitality provides the ultimate setting to enjoy the events.

Also launching at Goodwood in 2022, will be Goodwoof (28-29 May) and Eroica Britannia (6-7 August). The two new events will bring ‘all things dog’ and vintage cycling to the estate’s impressive and popular events portfolio. Tickets to Goodwoof are on sale now at goodwood.com, with Eroica Britannia to follow at the end of the year.

2022 Event Charities

The Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival will also partner with two new charities in 2022. Race Against Dementia, a charity set up by Sir Jackie Stewart OBE will be supported by the Festival of Speed and local charity Aldingbourne Trust will be supported by the Revival.

Race Against Dementia is a global charity established to fund pioneering research to find a prevention or treatment for dementia. The Race Against Dementia (RAD) Fellowship Programme draws from the most promising early career scientific talent around the world. Collaboration with forward-thinking teams in Formula One and other innovative organisations brings the dynamic attitude, dedication and agility of Grand Prix teamwork to drive results in dementia research. The programme not only accelerates the Fellows’ personal research agendas but also aspires to catalyse a change in dementia research culture globally.

The Aldingbourne Trust provides real skills, care and jobs in a 21st Century way. Through strong partnerships and social enterprise, they enable adults with learning disabilities to have real choices and to lead more independent lives. The trust provides much-valued support in all aspects of their lives including accommodation, training, employment, advice and having fun!

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Goodwood Revival 2021

Tickets for the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival go on sale to the public on Monday 8 November at 9am at goodwood.com, with priority booking available for GRRC Members and Fellows. Customers can join the Fellowship at any time to receive priority booking for the 2022 events.

2022 Event Dates:

  • 79th Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport, Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 April 2022
  • Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard, Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 June 2022
  • Goodwood Revival, Friday 16 – Sunday 18 September 2022

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Tickets
Tickets can be purchased via goodwood.com or by calling the Ticket Office on 01243 755055.

Members of the public can get early access to tickets and buy from 1 November by joining the GRRC Fellowship. For just £43 a year, the Fellowship not only provides a special ticket window, but is the only entry route to join the GRRC, offering a range of benefits including access to the members-only Members’ Meeting, access to video archives, competitions, offers and much more.

For an extra special day out, hospitality is also available across the event and can be organised by emailing hospitality@goodwood.com or calling 01243 755054.

Goodwood wants customers to be able to book with confidence and if it is deemed that Goodwood events cannot take place on advice from the UK Government due to the ever-changing pandemic, the ‘Ticket Guarantee’ means customers can transfer their ticket to the following year or receive a full refund.

Covid-19
Goodwood’s number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved, whether working behind-the-scenes, at the wheel, or attending the spectacle. Goodwood continues to work closely with Public Health England and UK Government advisory groups and all events will be run strictly in accordance with the Government’s Covid-19 guidelines

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About the Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport
The Goodwood Members’ Meeting is an epic weekend of motor racing founded by the Duke of Richmond, which aims to recreate the atmosphere and camaraderie of the original BARC Members’ Meetings held at Goodwood throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

As well as a full programme of racing, the Members’ Meeting features all kinds of cars from classic tin-tops and GTs, to motorcycles and open wheeled Formula 3 and F1 machines, offering visitors a friendly and intimate atmosphere with no crowds, thanks to being exclusively available to GRRC Members and Fellowship. A winning formula of spectacular cars, high-speed track demonstrations, fun-packed festivities and great entertainment; along with the very best food and drink. Joining the GRRC Fellowship is the only way to become a full GRRC Member.

About Audrain Motorsport
Audrain Motorsport is all about the chance to share extraordinary experiences centred around the way you want to engage with cars and motorcycles. No matter where your passion connects, on a tour, rally or back country drive; exploring the limits of your car and your talent against the clock on a track; as an insider at the world’s leading Concours d’Elegance and historic races; or sharing conversation with the movers, shakers and legends of the motoring world in an intimate setting, we are here to make it possible.

Audrain Motorsport promises “curated immersive automotive experiences” for all its members who are looking to take their passion to the next level, and to operate at the top of the automotive lifestyle chain. For more information please visit, www.AudrainMotorsport.com and stay up-to-date with all news and information by following us on our YouTube Channel and social media platforms.

About the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard
First staged in 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard is the world’s largest automotive garden party; set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in West Sussex, UK. Over 600 cars and motorcycles spanning the phenomenal history of motoring and motorsport take part along with legendary figures from the automotive world. Highlights include Future Lab presented by bp, Electric Avenue, Forest Rally Stage, Michelin Supercar Paddock, Michelin Supercar Run, F1 paddock, Drivers’ Club, GAS Arena, Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance, Aviation Exhibition and Bonhams Auction.

About the Goodwood Revival
The Goodwood Revival is the world’s greatest historic motor race meeting, and the only sporting event of its kind to be staged entirely in a period theme. More than just an unrivalled weekend of historic racing, it is a whimsical step back in time; an immersive celebration of a less disposable world, where “make do and mend” was a way of life rather than a casual slogan.

The Revival is, at its heart, a celebration of craftsmanship and sustainability, from an age when possessions were made to last and be cherished. It promotes a thoroughly modern ethos – to “reduce, reuse, repair, restore and recycle” – in the most authentic way possible. All the cars are original, having been lovingly maintained since new, many of the outfits have been handed down through generations, and even the retailers specialise in pre-owned artefacts – everything from clothes and accessories to automobilia and books.

It is, proudly, the world’s biggest and most glamorous second-hand event, encouraging attendees to embrace its Revive and Thrive ethos.

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Hermeus receives $60 million in U.S. Air Force partnership

Hermeus receives $60 million in U.S. Air Force partnership

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Hermeus, the aerospace company developing Mach 5 aircraft, announced today the signing of a $60 million U.S. Air Force partnership for flight testing its first aircraft, Quarterhorse.

Quarterhorse will validate the company’s proprietary turbine-based combined cycle (TBCC) engine, based around the GE J85 turbojet engine, and is the first in a line of autonomous high-speed aircraft. By the end of the flight test campaign, Quarterhorse will be the fastest reusable aircraft in the world and the first of its kind to fly a TBCC engine.

Hermeus’ Quarterhorse aircraft

The award was made under the AFWERX Strategic Funding Increase (STRATFI) program led by the Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate (PE) as a follow-on to a Phase II SBIR contract. The collaboration also includes support from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

“Small business partnership is recognized by the U.S. Air Force as an important component to driving innovation. Reducing risk in high speed transport technologies, as we are doing with this contract, provides near-term and long-term benefits to both the U.S. Air Force and the defense industrial base.” said Lt. Col. Joshua Burger, the Vector Initiative program manager who is spearheading the effort. “We are very excited to see Hermeus translate their demonstrated successes in engine prototyping into flight systems.”

Some may argue that it is impossible to flight test a TBCC engine across the full flight envelope for less than $100 million.  However, Hermeus is taking a different approach than traditional high-speed flight test programs. Hermeus will be leveraging autonomous and reusable systems, ruthlessly focused requirements, and a hardware-rich program.  These three strategies allow the team to push the envelope, sometimes strategically to the point of failure in flight test, which accelerates learning while simultaneously improving the safety of flight test crew and the public.  Pushing more risk to flight allows Hermeus to move through the engineering lifecycle quickly, reducing programmatic costs.  When exploring beyond the speeds that airbreathing aircraft have flown before, learning must come through testing in the real world.

TBCC Engine Overview in Quarterhorse

The technology set Hermeus has chosen positions the company firmly in the dual-use space for hypersonic technology, i.e. technologies normally used for civilian purposes but which may have military applications. “While this partnership with the U.S. Air Force underscores U.S. Department of Defense interest in hypersonic aircraft, when paired with Hermeus’ partnership with NASA announced in February 2021, it is clear that there are both commercial and defense applications for what we’re building,” said Hermeus CEO and co-founder, AJ Piplica.

ABOUT HERMEUS

Hermeus is a venture-backed startup with the long-term vision of transforming the global human transportation network with Mach 5 aircraft. At Mach 5, travel is not just supersonic, it’s hypersonic. At these speeds – over 3,000 miles per hour – flight times from New York to London will be 90 minutes rather than seven hours. Mach 5 aircraft have the potential to create an additional four trillion dollars of global economic growth per year, unlocking significant resources that can be utilized to solve the world’s great problems.

Contact: info@hermeus.com

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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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Serengeti® is a pioneer in the development of photochromic technology. Darkening in bright sunlight and lightening in overcast conditions, Photochromic technology allows your eyes to adapt to any light, anywhere. The result is a view of the world so crystal clear, you’ll notice natural beauty you’ve never seen before. This technology is molecularly infused into every Serengeti lens.
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Some of our products feature non-polarized lens options, ideal for pilots or professionals with digital instrument panels.

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

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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. ”

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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.

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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.

Statistics

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.