Welcome to the first edition of Sulzer Stories! Here you will find our weekly roundup of the top articles related to the tech and automotive industries, client news, and miscellaneous fun articles. Come back every Friday to see what happened during the week. Happy Friday!
Facebook users can now take 360 photos from within the app
Users can now take 360 videos from the Facebook app itself, and upload them instantly for viewing on their Timeline, in albums, or Groups.
Apple Scales Back Its Ambitions for a Self-Driving Car
New York Times
Five people familiar with Apple’s car project, code-named “Titan,” discussed with The New York Times the missteps that led the tech giant to move — at least for now — from creating a self-driving Apple car to creating technology for a car that someone else builds.
Volkswagen will bring you its buzzy next-gen electric bus in 2022
Volkswagen is ready to join the electric car revolution — and it’s doing so with a buzzy refresh of one of its most classic vehicles. The automaker announced that it will make its I.D. Buzz electric Microbus concept a reality by 2022, giving VW fans, EV enthusiasts, and modern day hippies alike a good reason to mark their calendars. The concept was first unveiled earlier this year to much acclaim, as the confluence of old school style and next-gen tech offered a much different take on the fully-electric car in a world filled with Teslas and Chevy Bolts.
BMW Launches World’s Quietest Diesel In The 523d Model
Without doubt, the highlight of the car is its 2.0 liter turbo diesel powerplant that generates 190 hp and a meaty 400 Nm of torque. Teamed up with a smooth shifting 8-speed automatic transmission, the 523d delivers its power effortlessly with mere minor extensions of your right boot, and will jump from zero to 100 km/h in just 6.2 seconds.
BMW Introduces A Zero-Emission Motorcycle Of The Future
The BMW Motorrad Concept Link meets the basic functionality needs, technical architecture and digital reality of today’s drivers. Recently unveiled at the Concorso D’eleganza Villa D’este, the futuristic, zero-emission bike (modeled after the BMW Motoradd Vision Next 100) is both sleek and functional, perfect for the eco-friendly wayfarer.
LCD Soundsystem launches VR experience for new single
LCD Soundsystem, the beloved band that called it quits in 2011 only to come back five years later, has launched a WebVR experience with Google’s Data Arts Team for American Dream song “Tonite.” The experience, called Dance Tonite, is accessible to interact with via HTC VIVE or Oculus Rift, placing the user in a hyper-minimal dance party that echoes 1980s Miami vibes.
Elon Musk’s Boring Co. gets Hawthorne city nod to dig a two-mile test tunnel
Elon Musk’s The Boring Company, which he dreamed up while sitting in traffic in LA because he wanted to go under said traffic, has permission to dig a two-mile test tunnel in Hawthorne, California just outside LA.