Tesla Sued for Lookalike Semi Truck
Salt Lake City-based Nikola asks for more than $2 billion in penalties. the company asserts that six U.S. patents cover the configuration of its trucks’ expansive windshield, fuselage, aerodynamic fenders, side cladding and large side entry door.
Nikola, which announced its fuel cell-powered trucks two years ago, aims to begin selling them in 2021. The Nikola One is a highway cruiser with sleeper cab. The shorter-cab Nikola Two is designed for day trips.
Tesla asserts that Nikola’s claim is without merit. Tesla unveiled its Semi in November and says it will begin producing the highway hauled in 2019.
Hyundai's product onslaught continues with a new compact that's bigger, more stylish and more efficient than its predecessor. And its development cycle is faster than the competition.
Topology optimization cuts part development time and costs, material consumption, and product weight. And it works with additive, subtractive, and all other types of manufacturing processes, too.
Although the term “continuous improvement” is generally associated with another company, Honda is certainly pursuing that approach, as is evidenced by the Accord, which is now in its ninth generation.