Google has confirmed that it is in talks with Australia to develop an electric robot vacuum.
The news came from a blog post written by the company’s chief scientist Richard Hildreth and posted on Google+ earlier this month.
According to the blog post, the company has been working with Australia’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer, Dyson, on its next-generation eufotainment technology.
“Dyson’s new generation of E-Vas are based on the Dyson AirForce 1, which we know is the first vehicle to have an air-conditioning system and which is the world’s first battery-electric vehicle,” wrote Hildram.
“Dyson’s new eufots are based upon the AirForce 2, and this time around we’ve chosen to use the most advanced batteries available and use an advanced electrostatic discharge (ESD) design.”
The new generation E-Vs use a much larger battery pack than the previous generation, and the new generation also incorporates a new onboard wireless control system and has an integrated LED illumination system.
“Dyson has said that it has been developing a battery system for the future.
Its battery technology is being used by Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Nissan, Toyota, Hyundai, Mazda, Subaru and BMW.
But it has also been involved in a long-running dispute with Australia and US authorities over the safety of the technology.
Dyson was forced to shut down in Australia in November 2011 after the Australian Federal Police (AFP) accused the company of having “an unsafe and unsanitary working environment”.
In 2014, Australia’s National Safety Authority (NSAA) ordered the company to cease operations in Australia.
In 2015, a Federal Court judge ruled that Dyson’s operations were illegal, and in February 2016, a US court ordered the manufacturer to halt production in Australia indefinitely.
Dyson did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the blog.