Month: January 2020

Turbine cars seemed inevitable in 1963, when 50 Chrysler Turbine demonstrators hit the streets. Low parts count, reduced maintenance, and absolute smoothness were the selling points, but by 1979 efficiency and emissions woes scuppered the automotive turbine. Now, micro-turbine range extenders like those in Jaguar’s C-X75 and Mitsubishi’s MI-Tech concepts are beginning to hit the road.
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Given the luxuriant screen space—48 inches across!—available in the new 2021 Byton M-Byte electric crossover, it might have been tempting to jam ten instrument clusters’ worth of content up there to delight the biggest data geeks. Instead, Byton’s digital product experience director Dré Nitze-Nelson has strived to “declutter” his enormous dash as much as possible
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