Wireless Electric Car Charging is Finally Here! The ProClip Roundup Recap
ProClip Roundup Recap
Welcome back to the ProClip Roundup, the weekly news show where I talk about the latest car and tech news from around the world! Here’s a recap of what happened this week.
Lenovo Teases an All-Screen Phone
It’s no secret that smartphone makers are working towards reducing bezels on phones. Lenovo Vice President Chang Cheng shared a sketch on Weibo, a social media platform in China, of the Lenovo Z5. The Z5 appears to have an all-screen display with no notch! While we don’t have a lot of details on the device, the possibility of a phone without a notch sure is exciting.
Georgia Hands-Free Cell Phone Law
Next up in the news, the state of Georgia has passed a law that drivers must go hands-free if they want to use their phone in their car. Governor Nathan Deal signed the bill into law, which will begin being enforced on July 1, 2018. Penalties for violating the law begin at $50 for a first-time offender. Avoid the dangers of distracted driving with a ProClip USA mounting solution.
BMW to Offer Wireless Car Charging
Over the last year, we’ve seen some great innovations in wireless charging for our mobile devices. BMW is ready to unveil a wireless charging pad for their electric vehicles. Unfortunately, the entire lineup won’t be compatible right away. Only the BMW 530e iPerformance will support the wireless charging.
No More Notch!
While we are unsure if the Lenovo Z5 is a concept model or a phone that will make it into production, we are sure that the Vivo Apex will be heading to production in 2018. The Apex features a 91% screen-to-body ratio and a 5.9-inch OLED screen. The device includes an in-display fingerprint sensor and a front-facing camera that pops up from the top of the phone.
Tesla Ramping Up Production
Elon Musk announced that the Model 3 production is likely to exceed 500 vehicles per day this week. That helps put Tesla on target to reach their goal of 5,000 per week in two months. We’re hopeful that Tesla is able to reach their production goals to continue to get their cars out on the road!
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