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GeForce RTX 3080 Mining Rig Inside A BMW i8 Hybrid!

GeForce RTX 3080 Mining Rig Inside A BMW i8 Hybrid!

Take a look at this mining rig with SIX GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards, in the trunk of a BMW i8 hybrid sports car!

 

GeForce RTX 3080 Mining Rig Inside A BMW i8 Hybrid!

Simon Byrne is at it again – trolling gamers with his GeForce RTX 3080 mining rigs!

This time, he created a mining rig with six GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards, right in the trunk of a BMW i8 hybrid sports car.

The only practical use for the trunk of an i8 is to home a 6 x RTX 3080 mining rig.

*no gamers were harmed in the making of this photo.

 

BMW i8 RTX 3080 Mining Rig : Trolling Gamers

As impressive as it looks, this really isn’t a practical mining operation. He probably created it just to troll gamers who are finding it hard to get decently-priced graphics cards.

World’s Most Expensive Mining Case

The BMW i8 has a starting MSRP of US$147,500 in Nevada. That would make it the world’s most expensive mining case.

Power Consumption

The six GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards alone would consume 2 kilowatts of power at full power, with the entire mining rig using some 2.5 kW of power.

We can only see a single EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2 PSU, so he’s either underclocking the cards, or there is another PSU out-of-sight.

The BMW i8 has a 11.6 kWh lithium-ion battery, with a usable capacity of 8.7 kWh. That’s only enough to run the mining rig for 4-5 hours.

BMW i8 battery pack

Thermal Output

Of course, you can plug in the i8 or keep its engine running, but the mining rig still generates a tremendous amount of heat.

Even in a cold environment (it’s about 5°C in Nevada in January), the BMW i8’s rear hatch must be kept open to avoid the cards from overheating.

Invitation To Smash & Grab!

And that’s just inviting theft or a hold-up. Especially when these GeForce RTX 3080 cards command premium prices all over the world!

This is definitely an impressive showcase, but Simon is no doubt making the bulk of his cryptocurrency using serious rigs like this 78-card mining rig we showed earlier.

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The Goodyear + Envoy Predictive Tyre Maintenance Program

Goodyear just announced a pilot program with Envoy Technologies to provide their predictive tyre maintenance solution for Envoy’s fleet of on-demand electric vehicles. Here are the details!

 

The Goodyear + Envoy Predictive Tyre Maintenance Program

The Goodyear and Envoy predictive tyre maintenance program will launch in Ohio this year, as a way to minimise operational downtime for the Envoy fleet of electric vehicles.

  • Goodyear’s predictive tyre maintenance solution will be used to forecast and automatically schedule needed tyre maintenance and replacement.
  • Envoy’s fleet managers will be able to see their vehicle fleet status, schedule maintenance needs and update appointments with Goodyear’s on-demand scheduling program

This will help Enjoy keep their electric vehicles operational and avoid unforeseen tyre issues that may force a shared electric vehicle to be pulled from service.

 

How The Predictive Tyre Maintenance Program Works

The Goodyear predictive tyre maintenance service will gather secure, anonymised data from Envoy’s connected vehicles and uses it to predict and schedule service needs.\

Goodyear then utilises its network of outlets and mobile vans to provide service to the vehicles. These mobile vans can install tyres on-site at their charging stations, maintaining vehicle safety with minimal time required by Envoy staff.

Goodyear earlier trialed the same predictive tyre maintenance program with Tesloop, a city-to-city mobility service that is based exclusively on Tesla electric vehicles.

It also leveraged their experience with the Goodyear Proactive Solutions for truck fleets, which uses advanced telematics and predictive analytics to maximise fuel efficiency while identifying and resolving tyre-related issues before they happen.

 

Envoy Electric Vehicles

Envoy provides shared, community-based electric vehicles where people live, work and stay, with a significant percentage of its fleet dedicated to deployment in disadvantaged communities.

The two-year-old company recently passed a milestone of more than 100 vehicles deployed at partner sites with a pipeline of 1,800 vehicles to be launched in major metropolitan areas across the nation, including Portland, Seattle, Austin, Chicago, New York, Boston, Miami and Washington, D.C.

 

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The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQ Showcase + Test Drive!

Mercedes-Benz showed off their Concept EQ SUV crossover at an exclusive media event. They even took it out for a short test drive, and let us have a close-up look. Here is our extensive coverage of this fully-electric concept vehicle!

 

The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQ Showcase

Mercedes-Benz will market future battery-electric vehicles under the brand name EQ, which stands for “Electric Intelligence” and is derived from the Mercedes-Benz brand values of “Emotion and Intelligence”.

The close-to-production concept vehicle Concept EQ marks the launch of an architecture for battery-electric vehicles across all models. Who better to explain its key features than Mark Raine of Mercedes-Benz?

New Electro Look

The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQ combines elements of an SUV with the character of a coupé, with a new electro-look – a gleaming black bonnet with a dark-tinted panoramic roof, that contrast strikingly against the alubeam silver paintwork.

The concealed windscreen wipers, cameras instead of exterior mirrors and an absence of conventional door handles, emphasise its stretched silhouette. The “Black Panel” front grille features illuminated LED optical fibres in electric blue, with matching rear lamps.

Driver-Oriented Cockpit

The driver-oriented cockpit is based on simple, touch-based controls with a new electro-look. The asymmetrical design of the instrument panel with its large, floating wide-screen display gives us a peek into the future of driver interface at Mercedes-Benz.

As the Concept EQ is devoid of conventional exterior mirrors, cameras are used to project an image of the traffic behind onto integrated displays in the doors. Both the door openers and the electric window lifters are also touch-controlled.

Avant-Garde Interior

Concept EQ comes with four individual seats, with a tailored sound experience is provided by speakers integrated into the head restraints. The side bolsters are covered in light-white leather, and rose gold pixel rain perforations. TFT monitors are integrated into the front backrests for rear-seat entertainment.

Concept EQ Power + Range

The Concept EQ is powered by two electric motors on the front and rear axles, and a lithium-ion battery embedded in the floor. With a total output of up to 300 kW in the most powerful variant, and a maximum torque of up to 700 Newton metres, Concept EQ accelerates to 100 km/h in under five seconds.

Unfortunately, Mercedes-Benz did not demonstrate the power of the electric drive in their test drive. In this video, you can see the Mercedes team took the Concept EQ for a spin at a sedate pace.

All that performance is useless without a powerful battery. The Concept EQ comes with a 70 kWh battery that gives it a range of up to 500 kilometres, as well as the latest-generation charging technologies.

It is ready for charging at home by induction or a plug point, as well as fast charging using the Combined Charging System (CCS). This European charging standard allows for fast charging with a far greater capacity than at present.

Currently, charging capacities from 50 up to sometimes 150 kW are possible. In the medium to long term, a charging capacity of even up to 300 kW is planned. This would enable sufficient power for 100 locally emission-free kilometres to be recharged within five minutes.

Driver Assistance Systems

The Concept EQ also features the latest driver assistance systems from Mercedes-Benz.

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Using highly accurate maps from HERE, it is aware of the precise curve radii as well as the position and size of a roundabout. This allows the Concept EQ to automatically adjust the speed and driving dynamics to give the driver even greater comfort and relaxation.

The Concept EQ is equipped with Car-to-X technology and can exchange information with the infrastructure and other vehicles, thus taking a further step in the direction of accident prevention. It is also helpful for the driver to be informed about nearby recharging opportunities.

As soon as Concept EQ realises that the destination cannot be reached on the available battery charge, it advises the driver of appropriate options on the navigation map.

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