One day soon, the overhead lights and desk lamps in your office could connect you securely to the Internet. The new technology is called Li-Fi, and it uses LED light waves to connect and stream data. Research from Maite Brandt-Pearce, professor of electrical and computer engineering and executive associate dean for academic affairs at University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, is at the forefront of Li-Fi development. source: virginia.edu
US electric car sales continue to climb to new heights in 2017. Growing 59% year over year (YoY), approximately 12,000 electric cars were sold across the country in January, accounting for approximately 1% of US auto sales. The top five models accounted for approximately 40% of total US electric car sales, as most models are still compliance cars that are not designed or marketed to really pull in buyers — and aren’t even available in most states. Essentially, Tesla and GM are pulling the market forward. The Toyota Prius Prime, though, is a top-of-the-line Prius that is fairly widely available, is building off of the popular Prius name and reputation, and is genuinely cost-competitive with (a better deal than) a conventional Prius — especially once you take the US federal tax credit into account. source: BBC.