Today: January 18 2018
Women drivers took eight minutes to park your car. She made a total of 35 maneuvers, writes Autorambler. This incident occurred in the north-west London in late January. Woman trying to park your Nissan Sunny near the house for five minutes, after which the car is standing in front of her left, and she continued her attempts to three and a half minutes.
Canadian designer Eduardo Arndt commissioned the publication Weird drew the concept of an unmanned motorcycle. According to the idea, the Brigade model could enter the service in the police and help with the identification of violators on the roads. As noted in Weird, the prospect of massive emergence of unmanned vehicles promises almost complete absence of traffic violations in the future. At the same time, the technologies of the autopilot are actively used nowadays, but globally the world will pass to drones not soon. Therefore, new systems are proposed to be used for the benefit of the community now. The Brigade concept looks a lot like the current motorcycles, but does not have a steering wheel and a seat.
Police of the Japanese prefecture Aichi urged elderly motorists to exchange their driving license for a discount in a restaurant. On this on Wednesday, November 23, reports BBC News. Law enforcement authorities of the prefecture agreed with the restaurant network "Sugakiya" to provide 15-percentage discounts for visitors who refused to drive. The discounted menu includes ramen (a dish of noodles), rice, salads and some other items. The action is valid in 176 institutions. To get a discount, elderly drivers should contact the police, take the driver's license and get a certificate confirming it. The authorities of the prefecture hope that the result of such measures will be a reduction in the number of accidents.
American Bruce Pascal gathered the largest collection of Hot Wheels toy of the automobile, which he estimated at one million dollars. For machines in his house assigned a separate room, decorated in the style of the office of Mattel 1970-x. Pascal presented the first machine Hot Wheels, when he was seven years old. Now his collection includes 3500 cars. Of these, 175 - is rare prototypes, which never received a broad market. In addition, he has a very rare and valuable machine company - bright pink van Volkswagen.
The company Lexus in conjunction with the studio Luc Besson EuropaCorp has developed a spaceship - a speech about the concept Skyjet, prepared for the science fiction saga "Valerian and the city of thousands of planets." The film will be released in the summer of 2017. According to the authors, Skyjet gives an idea of how the car will look through 700 years. In the creation of the "Scout" took part chief engineer Lexus Takeaki Kato and designers of the Japanese brand, who applied the current corporate style Lexus. The concept, among other things, received optics in the spirit of the LC sports coupe and the characteristic "grille". For the shooting, several copies of the ship were prepared at once.
Japanese company Kawasaki began developing a system of self-learning artificial intelligence, which is planned to equip the manufacturer's motorcycles. The novelty has received the name Kanjo Engine, however exact terms of its occurrence on serial models yet are not called. The artificial intelligence system will need to understand and respond to the driver's speech, monitor his condition, and also adapt to the driving style and motorcyclist skills. Kawasaki does not specify which teams the Kanjo Engine will be able to perform, but it is likely that the system will change the settings of the powerplant, brakes and suspension according to the data received.
The Chilean inventor Mathias Carmody created an accompanying doll for single women at the wheel. Look at the video, what a mannequin looks like, which, according to the author's idea, is meant to scare off the robbers. The doll created by the Chilean presents himself as a mannequin in sunglasses and a cap. To protect yourself from robbers, it, according to the idea of the inventor, you need to install in the front passenger seat. "The offender, seeing the doll, will think that this is a person, and will not attack," explained the creator of the doll Matthias Carmody. Dummy prefabricated mannequin. It is placed in a special bag, from which, if necessary, it is easily removed.
The Spanish sculptor Sergi Ramirez performed a full-scale sculpture of the first serial crossover company Seat - Ateca. To create a "car" it took 26 tons of sand. The sculpture was installed at the Barcelona airport of El Prat on the stand with the inscription "Made in Barcelona". The main terminal, which is sandy Ateca, daily passes to 100 thousand passengers. The exposition is dismantled at the end of October. The public premiere of the crossover Seat Ateca took place in March at the Geneva Motor Show. The basis of the novelty was the "Volkswagen" modular chassis MQB, which is used for Volkswagen Tiguan second generation. The base engine was a three-cylinder petrol turbo unit with a capacity of one liter of power 116 horsepower.
Belarusian designer Artem Smirnov and his Ukrainian colleague Vladimir Panchenko have prepared for Audi two projects of a futuristic truck equipped with an electric power unit. Works of artists posted on the site Behance. Apparently, the project was carried out on its own initiative Smirnov and Panchenko. The designers decided to paint one truck, but in the end they prepared the second one and could not choose one of the two. Make a choice between projects that received the name A and B, they offered users of social networks. "Project A" is an unmanned tractor with a trailer equipped with an electric power plant.
The car concern Jaguar Land Rover has updated the line of souvenirs for Russia. A spokesperson for the company on Wednesday, 22 June, told the correspondent of "Lenty.ru". Among other things, buyers were offered a miniature model Jaguar D-Type in the scale of 1: 8. The collector's thing was done by hand (it took about 300 hours to create) and is a small copy of the 1956 race car of the year. Pilots Duncan Hamilton and Ivor Buebb won a car in this car victory in the 12-hour race in Reims. The price is 525 thousand rubles. In addition, the souvenir line presents women's, men's and children's clothing, as well as key rings, badges, dishes, bags and cufflinks.
Local Motors and IBM have developed an unmanned mini bus powered by electricity. The vehicle will be able to answer passengers' questions - its on-board computer will communicate with the IBM Watson supercomputer for information analysis and response generation, according to Phys. How it works Olli is a bus that seats up to 12 passengers. The driver's cab is not provided in it - the system is fully automatic. For navigation, Olli uses a GPS adapter and a lidar (optical light sensor), as well as external cameras. The maximum speed that it develops is 20 km / h, on one charge it overcomes the distance of 51 km.
The French automaker Citroën has teamed up with the fashion house of Givenchy and presented a car, complete with which is a cosmetic bag and special mirrors for applying makeup. In the sale of the model DS3 Givenchy Le Makeup will be limited edition, reports Luxurylaunches. The car "for girls" DS3 makes presence in salon of a special branch for a set of decorative cosmetics: lip liner, mascara, powder and nail polishes were placed in the central armrest. While such a car can only be bought in the UK. The start of sales is scheduled for 1 June. The price of the car varies from 27 to 33 thousand dollars depending on the equipment.
Extreme David Graham published on its YouTube channel a video in which he and the radio-controlled machine Traxxas compete with coupe Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the likeness of "Gymkhana" Ken Block - a high-speed sprint in urban environments. Graham moved through an obstacle parkour, "Mercedes" was a member of the turns in a controlled drift, and the machine was trying to keep up with the coupe and often overturned.
Google has patented the system for recognizing the included turn signals of other cars. This technology will be used for autopilots. The application for a patent was filed by the US corporation in June 2013, but information about it was published by the relevant department in April 2016. The Google system uses a special camera with a short exposure, which "watches" the traffic situation in front of the car. Electronics will be able to recognize the color change of the signals or their flashing, and will also be able to distinguish the triggered alarm. Then, according to the received data, the autopilot computer will make decisions about further actions.
In Germany, the first pilot manned launch of Volocopter, which is considered the first flying car, took place. The car climbed a few meters up and flew a short distance horizontally at a speed of 25 kilometers per hour. This is reported by New Scientist. A flying car is being developed by the E-Volo company based in Karlsruhe (Germany). The vehicle is equipped with 18 carrying screws. The management system was developed by Intel-based company Ascending Technologies located in Germany. The control of the Volocopter is carried out using the joystick. The first unmanned test of a flying car took place in 2014 year.
The American start-up Sense a Life has developed a device that will help prevent the death of a child from a heat stroke left in the car due to inattention. Collection of funds for a special transmitter will begin in April this year at the Kraukfarter Kraudfunding resource. The authors of the device were Florida residents Fadi Shamm, Jim Friedman and Massoud Hussain. The device consists of two sensors and one GPS module - the first is attached to the child seat and reacts to the presence of the child, the second is attached to the driver's seat and reacts to the opening of the door. The transmitter is installed between the seat and the threshold. If the driver has forgotten the child in the car, the GPS device will send a message to the smartphone.
An eleven-year-old resident of the American city of Dodge Center (Minnesota) hijacked a concrete mixer from the construction site and traveled for more than an hour around the city and the surrounding area. The police staged a pursuit with a patrol helicopter, which was raised by alarm from the state capital, Minneapolis, reports Fox. The incident occurred on Sunday, 20 March, at 3 pm local time. As eyewitnesses have explained, the child has stolen the concrete mixer when the worker has departed from the lorry, having left keys in the ignition lock. Then 11-year-old hijacker went to drive by car in Dodge County. The boy several times traveled to high-speed highways and, as the police said, miraculously did not get into an accident.
New owner of the title "Miss Tuning" was 25-year operating nurse Liane Günther from North Rhine-Westphalia. Together with her for the victory even 19 girls competed in the annual competition. The winner, along with a photo shoot for a calendar got tuning Nissan Juke with a lowered suspension and 18-inch wheels. Title page of the calendar. January. BMW 320i (E30) in February. VW Golf GTD March. Audi A4 Cabrio in April. VW Golf I generation in May. Opel Kadett E June. Mercedes-Benz W114 Coupe July. VW Käfer 1200 August. Audi A3 September. Trabant in October. VW T5 Multivan November. Ford Focus RS in December. Mercedes-Benz E500
In connection with the increased incidence of an explicit or presumed remote interception of vehicle control that caused accidents or catastrophes, I will share my views on this matter. Recently, the development of technology and the lobbying work of its producers have been so successful that in the foreseeable future there is actually a tendency not only for autonomous cars. Increasingly, voices are heard about the desired ban in the long run, people themselves manage cars in general "in the name of security", because the notorious human factor is supposedly the main cause of traffic accidents. The first machines not providing for any possibility of interference of "passengers" in the management of this vehicle are being developed and already being tested on the go by Google. There simply do not have any controls at all!
From the tank to the limousine: the most-most "Cadillacs" of the last hundred years. All the latest serial and conceptual models of Cadillac try their best to demonstrate steepness: in design, technology or simply in size. And it's so natural - after all, cool cars, in fact, the second name of one of the oldest American brands. "Motor" recalls the six most-most "Cadillacs" in the last hundred years. Cadillac Model K (1908) Than it's cool? High accuracy and exemplary interchangeability How much is it? Then: $ 800 (at today's prices adjusted for inflation - $ 19 600). Now: $ 60 000 And if more ... In fact, the world's first car built using interchangeable components and parts. Not just a wheelbarrow, but a machine that paved the way for mass production.
The British have developed a navigator for mobile gadgets, which describes the route as a rally navigator. The application, called Rally SatNav, is available for download on Google Play. In the Apple AppStore program yet. The application works like a regular navigator, in which it is necessary to drive a destination and the program will itself route the route. In this case, voice prompts will work around each turn, telling the distance to it, direction and steepness. The program is built on a system in which ten values are used to indicate the steepness of the turns. For example, for 180 meters to the right turn at 40 degrees, voice commands will inform "180, right, 4". Plus, the program can describe the bundles of turns.