The Chinese surprised at the speed of construction of the Tesla plant
The Chinese surprise not only with leaps and bounds in the development of technologies and their implementation, but also with their building achievements. Another proof of this was the speed of construction of the first Tesla electric car factory in China, located in Shanghai. Preparatory work started at the beginning of this year. Back in January, there was only wasteland in the middle of the field on 86 hectares of land rented.
The video below shows how in a matter of months a huge factory “grew” in the middle of a field. As of September 12, the main building with equipment for the production of automobiles and batteries themselves was almost completely ready for them.
GigaFactory 3 will be the first in the Celestial factory for the production of electric vehicles owned by a foreign company. Its construction is of great importance to Tesla. First, China is by far the largest electric car market in the world. Secondly, the availability of production directly in China exempts the company from taxes.
In the coming weeks, the factory should begin production of Model 3, and subsequently Model Y. At the start, Tesla intends to produce 250,000 electric cars per year.
People learned to recognize by the veins in the arm
Today, people can already be identified by their face, silhouette and even gait. However, engineers from the Chinese company Melux managed to create another way of remote recognition. Their technology uses a pattern of veins in their hands as a unique identifier.
The new technology is called AirWave. The user needs to bring his hand to the camera, the field of which artificial intelligence analyzes the pattern of veins and capillaries. According to the developers, it is unique to each person, like fingerprints. However, it is much easier to consider it remote. Reportedly, identification takes only a few seconds.
Researchers believe that in the future, their system will replace facial identifications and QR codes, writes Zhongguo Xinwenwang. AirWave is already being tested in several cafes and government offices in Guangdong in southern China. Melux is also negotiating with the management of Guangzhou Metro to introduce their fare system.
Note that a similar method of user identification has recently been patented by Apple for use in its devices.
Apple has lost the love of the Chinese
In the last issue, we wrote that the Chinese were not enthusiastic about the new iPhone. Many were upset by their lack of support for the 5G network, which is gradually starting to appear in the Middle Kingdom, and in 2020 a larger deployment is expected. It turned out that Apple itself as a brand is no longer as popular among Chinese users as before.
Prophet, an American consulting firm, conducted an annual survey among 13,500 Chinese from major cities asking them to give their opinions on more than 250 brands in 27 categories. They were asked to evaluate the brands that they used, use, or were going to use, based on qualities such as innovation, usefulness, and reliability.
According to the survey, Apple fell to 24th place in the ranking of leading brands among the Chinese, falling from 11th place in 2018. In 2017, before the start of the trade war between the United States and China, the apple corporation was in fifth place in this ranking. Meanwhile, the company HUAWEI, which is the largest smartphone manufacturer in the Middle Kingdom, rose two places and took second place. The title of the most innovative and useful brand was received by the Alipay payment system from the Alibaba Group.
According to Prophet spokesman Jay Millikan, the Chinese have become more active in choosing national brands after the U.S. authorities imposed sanctions on HUAWEI. This year, only Android and Intel were in the top ten in the ranking of American brands, taking 3rd and 9th places, respectively. Jay Millikan believes that these two brands are so far inalienable in the life of Chinese consumers, so their predisposition to them will remain at the same high level.