DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist


By Journalists Edward Kane & Maryanne Kane 


                                                                Source:  Lexus

  • Lexus is pushing the boundaries of performance while staying in the zone of sustainability with its RZ EV
  • It's seen as the future of Lexus EVs
  • Here's what we know:
  1. This is a critical model in Lexus transitioning to EVs
  2. It offers performance without giving up comfort and luxury
  3. RZ EV range is estimated at 220 miles
  4. Has a lithium-ion battery with a 10-hour charging time
  5. Operates on the e-TNGA platform which has been criticized but improved with greater interior space and more power
  6. The RV EV can do 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds
  7. With a 14-inch touchscreen infotainment system, the RZ EV is loaded with high tech
  8. This new electric SUV will give Lexus a unique space in the electric SUV segment.


                                                        Source: Technical University of Munich

  • A group of German university students have designed the longest range on a charge EV in the world at 1600 miles
  • Here's what we know:
  1. Single-seat EV just won the Guiness Book of World Records for the longest range on a charge of 1600 miles
  2. Called muc022
  3. Created by students at the Technical University of Munich
  4. Beat the previous record by 600 miles
  5. Astounding achievement by students, far surpassing any EV or EV concept created by Mercedes, BMW, GM or any other automaker
  6. muc22 went 1600 miles non-stop for 99 hours
  7. EV weighs 374 pounds
  8. Has permanent-magnet synchronous motor that produces 400 watts
  9. This is the second world EV record in a week achieved by university students
  10. Swiss students created an EV that accelerated from 0 to 62 mph in under a second, which also set a Guiness Book of Records win. 


                                                        Source:  Ascento

  • Swiss startup Ascento just debuted its unique, autonomous security robot
  • Here are the facts:
  1. Ascento Guard is an autonomous, outdoor security robot with unique capabilities
  2. It has wheeled "legs" that enable precise movements over any type of terrain
  3. Targeted to fill the acute shortage of security guards
  4. Designed to patrol large outdoor properties
  5. Autonomous with programmable patrol schedule
  6. Monitors for break-ins, fires, intruders
  7. Alerts human security guards on site by its app if it detects a threat
  8. Surveys its coverage area with thermal and infrared cameras
  9. Its video cameras monitor parking lots
  10. Patrols at speeds up to 2.8 mph
  11. Onboard speakers and mikes for 2-way encrypted conversations
  12. Works in all types of weather conditions
  13. Also very cute with round eyes and flashing eyebrows
  14. Ascento Guards are already on duty at warehouses, data centers, pharma companies and more
  • For investors, the security robot sector is important to watch because of the human worker shortage and the need to fill growing numbers of jobs.

"Daily Innovation Brief"© By Edward Kane


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