Post a comment “We want it,” Rothenpieler said. But he notes the biggest hurdle is convincing the company “in terms of how it can be electrified. … We’ll need a change toward e-mobility.””We’re also looking at volumes,” notes Bram Schot, Audi’s chairman of the board of management. After all, the TT is one of the company’s slowest-selling models. In the US alone, Audi moved just 1,289 examples of the TT in 2018 — roughly 1,000 fewer than in 2017.Audi is still planning a number of sporty models in its electrification plans. The upcoming E-Tron GT, which will go intro production in 2020, is “the first step in this direction,” Rothenpieler said. “We’re going to see what we’ll need in terms of internal combustion engines and what we can transform into e-mobility.””Audi will always have icon cars,” Schot added on the topic of the E-Tron GT. “It will be one.” Electrification is a pillar of the future of Audi. The company recently announced it will debut 30 electrified vehicles — plug-in hybrids and full EVs — by 2025. Audi has also said it plans to offer electrification on every one of its model lines.But where does that leave the company’s sports cars — specifically, the slow-selling TT?”It’s part of our DNA,” Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, member of the board of management for technical development at Audi AG, said to members of the media at an event in Ingolstadt, Germany, on Thursday. “We are fighting for it.”The company has yet to confirm plans for a fourth-gen TT, but Audi says its stronger focus on electrification will dictate the future of this model. Audi Audi TT 20th Anniversary Edition sports slick OLED taillights Share your voice 2020 Lincoln Aviator plug-in hybrid first drive: This changes everything Sports Cars Coupes 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid first drive: A new kind of Explorer 0 21 Photos 35 Photos More From Roadshow 2020 BMW 330e first drive: A plug-in 3 Series without compromise Tags 2019 Audi TT doesn’t look much different than before Audi
Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at the convocation programme of Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal of India on Friday. Photo: From the Twitter page of Hindustan TimesPrime minister Sheikh Hasina discussed security, politics and some other issues during a bilateral meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Santiniketan of India’s Bengal on Friday.State minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam said this to newsmen after the half of an hour-long meeting of the prime ministers of two neighbouring countries on the Visva-Bharati University campus.“Though I was not present at the meeting, I can say that the two prime ministers talked about bilateral issues. They also discussed regional security and politics,” said Shahriar Alam.The meeting, however, did not have any specific agenda, said a diplomat in New Delhi.The two leaders talked about Teesta water-sharing deal and the Rohingya crisis, hinted the diplomatic sources in the two countries.In her speech at the inauguration ceremony of Bangladesh Bhaban, premier Hasina indirectly conveyed a message to India that Dhaka has not yet got expected response about the Teesta waters and the Rohingya crisis.“We have still some problems unresolved which I don’t want to raise here in the interest of congenial atmosphere of the inaugural function,” she said.“But, I firmly believe that any sort of problems can be resolved through friendly attitude,” she expressed her optimism.Hasina said her government has given shelter to more than 1.1 million Rohingyas on humanitarian grounds and hoped the international community would exert pressure on Myanmar to ensure their return soon.On Wednesday, on a query if Sheikh Hasina would discuss with Narendra Modi the next general elections in Bangladesh during her visit to Bengal, foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali said, “Why not, if he wants.”The remark has raised certain interest about the meeting of the two leaders.
The LifeBook MH330 Intel May Be Facing Competition in the Netbook Processor Arena Explore further Fujitsu has released a new netbook, called the LifeBook MH330 netbook, which is based on the MeeGo platform. Citation: Fujitsu released first MeeGo netbook (2011, February 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-02-fujitsu-meego-netbook.html © 2010 PhysOrg.com While the company is adding one more device to an already crowded market, with Windows, Linux, and Jolicloud already in the consumer fray, the LifeBook MH330 hopes to have a fighting chance because of its target demographic, the machine has a focus on streaming video content and social networking site use, thanks to its Myzone panel. Other apps, beside the basics that come with the setup, are available as downloadables which are free of charge for the time being. The machine also boasts a fast boot time, but for the average professional the system specs might be a turn off.The official specs for the LifeBook MH330 read as such: * Intel Atom N455 @ 1.66GHz * 1GB RAM * 10.1-inch LED-backlit display (1024×600) * 250GB HDD * Intel graphics solution MeeGo 1.0 was the first version that came from merging Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo. Not exactly impressive hardware, but most of the netbooks on the market do not support large memories or high-level processors. The unit is priced at $488, which is on the higher end of netbook prices. This number is surprisingly high when you consider that there is no real operating system to speak of, only the Meego platform, in this device. The system is run by the series of downloadable apps available to users. Each of these apps creates its own panel on the system. On the bright side, this system ensures that everything downloaded will run smoothly. On the down side, it does limit the ways that you can use the LifeBook MH330 netbook. On the whole this is a device made with a very specific market in mind, and it is definitely not for the professional set. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party is giving a tough fight to West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress as both are leading in two seats each, while the Congress is ahead in only one of the 42 constituencies as per early trends. For BJP, John Barla in Alipurduar and Raju Bist in Darjeeling were leading. In Jalpaigurii, Trinamool’s Binay Chandra Burman is leading, while in Ghatal, Bengali film star Dev was in the lead. Former state Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has established a slender lead from his constituency in Bahawalpur.
This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. May 8, 2017 2 min read Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 2017 is a big year for Apple as it marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, a device that has generated the majority of Apple’s profits and made it the most cash-rich company in the world. To celebrate the smartphone we’re expecting a revolutionary 10th anniversary iPhone 8, and now we’re hearing that phone won’t suffer any delays and will arrive in October.In fact, we can expect three new iPhone models to be unveiled in September and sold in October. There will be the typical S refreshes for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but also this anniversary iPhone 8. It may be called something else by Apple, but iPhone 8 seems to have stuck for now.As well as an anniversary celebration handset, this iPhone is expected to be radically different from what has come before. Apple will switch to using an edge-to-edge OLED screen with Samsung supplying the panels. There’s also a suggestion the display may be curved. The casing will be glass and the Touch ID sensor is thought to be integrated into the display. Wireless charging may also feature, which helps explain the all-glass casing and suggestion the Lightning Port is gone, too.Such big changes to the iPhone’s design raised concerns over managing to deliver the iPhone 8 on time and alongside the usual annual iPhone refresh. Integrating the Touch ID with the display panel was thought to be a particularly difficult challenge. However, according to MacRumors, all talk of delays in the supply chain have disappeared and production is preparing to ramp up.We should expect Apple to do its usual iPhone reveal event in September before all three new models go on sale in October. Interest is sure to be very high, but it is expected production can meet demand, even for the iPhone 8. If that’s the case, the biggest hurdle to purchasing an anniversary iPhone may end up being how many people can actually afford one. This story originally appeared on PCMag