Today: 26 September 2017
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.
The Government of the Netherlands recognized the legitimate payment of sex for driving lessons. This was reported by Minister of Justice Ard van der Steyr and Transport Minister Melanie Schultz van Heegen. According to them, this form of payment for services to driving schools can not be considered prostitution. The ministers called this payment "undesirable", but not inconsistent with the laws. According to officials, such an exchange, in fact, is no different from the announcement of the repair of computer equipment, services of handymen and driving instructors who offer their help on the Internet in exchange for any other services. According to politicians, it is not known how often the subject of the transaction became sex services. The only requirement must be the achievement of both partners 18-year-olds.
A graduate of the Royal Danish School of Design Schwartz Casper (Kasper Schwartz) proposed the concept of bicycle parts which can be easily upgraded or replaced. The concept assumes replace and complement the various equipments for bikes. Also this bike can quickly turn into elektrobayk. The wheel has a screen with GPS navigator, speed information distance traveled and calories burned, and even reports of incoming calls on your phone. The steering wheel can be folded, which is very convenient for transportation on public transport and in narrow spaces.
The motorcycle plant in Irbit has issued a limited batch of motorcycles with a Ural stroller dedicated to the new part of the Star Wars movie. The model was named "Dark Force" and will be sold only in the US. In the US, the Irbit Motorcycle Plant (IMZ) represents the official Irbit MotorWorks of America dealer and is the largest representative of the brand around the world. Ural Dark Force rear-wheel-drive two-wheel motorcycle has an output of 41 horsepower with a four-speed manual gearbox. It has a twin-cylinder opposed air-cooled engine with an electric capacity of 749 cubic centimeters with an electronic fuel injection system. In addition to the LED headlamp, on application of an arbiter to the motorcycle is attached a real light sword.
Automobile companies often cooperate with brands from very different spheres of business - for mutual PR. As a rule, at the output it means another special version of a car with stylized rugs and a short news item. But it also happens in another way. Sometimes the fruits of cooperation are something really interesting. For example, as in the case of the Peugeot design center and the Airbus aircraft company, they got an entire helicopter on their way out. "Motor" recalled several more worthwhile projects, born of rather unexpected alliances. "The culprit" of our selection was presented recently at an air show in Dubai. We are talking about the helicopter H160, which became the fruit of cooperation between Airbus Airbus Helicopters and Peugeot.
Nissan made from a paper crossover Juke in full size. To create a full-scale model for the Japanese origami technique, it took more than 200 hours and 2000 sheets of paper. But automobile history knows no less interesting examples of machines from non-traditional materials. Machines that really go. Experienced with unusual materials, even Henry Ford - in 1941, his company introduced the Soybean prototype, a "soy" car. The project was promising - it weighed about a ton less than conventional cars of that time. Unfortunately, the Second World War did not leave any chances for the development of the project. Of course, the body of the car was made not from the soybeans themselves, but from plastic, the composition of which has not yet been declassified. It is known that it included wheat, hemp, flax and nettle, and the basis was soybean fibers in phenolic resins impregnated with formaldehyde.
Autumn this year was unusually long and warm. But the first night frosts unequivocally hint to us that the winter is not far off, and therefore, for your car come the next test. Although most car-care centers offer various services for preparing a car for the winter, a number of procedures can be performed independently. And it's not just about saving. Just because you will be 100% sure that your car is quite "warmed". Glass washer and wipers. If in the summer you used the usual liquid for washing glasses or just water, then with the onset of cold weather, you need to go to the winter windshield washer. Otherwise, you risk ruining both the glass cleaning system and the window itself.
As sad statistics show, every year tens of thousands of car accidents with fatalities occur due to the falling asleep of drivers while driving. Employees of the Institute of Biomechanics from Valencia (Spain) proposed an original system called Harken, which is located in the seat belts and seat covers. The basis of the system is a special sensor, located between the fibers and threads of seat belts and seat covers. It includes three components. The sensor located on the inner surface of the belt fixes the heart rate, another sensor - in the seat back - monitors the frequency of breathing. The third component of the system - the signal processing module (SPU) is located under the seat. His "duties" include analysis of information.
Monopoly supplier of rubber for the Formula-1 company Pirelli showed the first images of low-profile tires for 18-inch wheels. The teams are considering the possibility of using such wheels on bolides after 2016 year. For the first time tires 9 July on the tests at Silverstone will test Lotus. Detailed specifications - in particular, the height and width of the profile - Italian tire manufacturers have not yet revealed. In the accompanying video, they only stressed that the new tires are designed taking into account the development of modern hybrid engines and are similar to the technologies used in the creation of road tires. According to the developers, they will improve grip on the road and have a positive effect on braking.
Companies Ford and Intel have presented a prototype of the system, which knows how to recognize the driver, upload his personal settings and limit the use of cars by unauthorized persons. Novelty can photograph a stranger and send his picture to the smartphone of the owner of the machine, which, in turn, using a mobile application, can allow or deny access. The project was named Mobii (Mobile Interior Imaging). A similar development in mid-March was presented by Volvo. The Swedish system recognizes the driver thanks to infrared sensors. They determine the direction of the sight, how wide the eyes are open, the position and inclination of the head. On the basis of these data, the electronics will be able to provide assistance.
Google at the annual conference of developers I / O introduced an application for cars, called Auto. The first machines capable of supporting this system will appear on the market towards the end of 2014. This is reported on the official website of the Open Automobile Alliance, which united forty automakers who will cooperate with Google. The Android Auto program is not an independent operating system of the multimedia machine complex. This application displays on its screen a picture from the smartphone. It duplicates the programs installed in the phone and allows you to control them using the touch screen, joystick entertainment system or buttons on the steering wheel. During the presentation, Google showed the features of Android Auto.
The American corporation Google decided to become an automaker. The firm is going to produce cars that will be controlled by electronics without any human involvement. A distinctive feature of such cars will be the lack of steering, as well as the accelerator and brake pedals. The development of unmanned vehicles is carried out by the research department of the corporation - Google X. At the moment, the Americans have built several prototypes. They are equipped with sensors that scan the surrounding space at a distance of "two football fields". The maximum speed of cars while is limited on a mark of 25 miles per hour (40 kilometers per hour). In the cabin of cars there are only two seats with seat belts.
Continental will develop a new tire pressure sensor that, in addition to its primary function, will be able to determine the wear of the tread and report the condition of the tires to the driver. It is expected that on serial cars such sensors will appear to 2017 year. The new sensor will be installed in the bus structure itself, and special software will be used to calculate the depth of the protector. The wear of tires will be determined by changing the characteristics of their deformation during the movement. Continental does not yet disclose the details of the work of the technology, which is still under development. Since November 2014, tire pressure sensors will be mandatory equipment for all vehicles.
The Australian division of Honda introduced a new brand of drinking water called H2O. It is produced from hydrogen emissions of the FCX Clarity model, equipped with a power plant on fuel cells. FCX Clarity units in the process of chemical reaction between oxygen and hydrogen generate energy for electric motors, which drive the car's wheels into motion. The only exhaust of the power plant of the model is ordinary water. The water received by their FCX Clarity exhausts began to be distributed free of charge to the network of Australian cinemas Palace Cinemas in order "to clearly demonstrate the benefits of environmentally friendly hydrogen fuel." According to representatives of the Japanese brand, in the future H20 will be offered to employees and customers of technical ...
Honda has set a world record for Guinness at maximum speed among lawnmowers. Created by the manufacturer in a single copy of the lawnmower called Mean Mower accelerated to 187,6 kilometers per hour. Thus, she was able to surpass the previous achievement, established in 2010 year, at 32 kilometers per hour. To enter the Guinness Book of Records, it is necessary that the distance be passed in two directions, after which the average speed is calculated. So, the lawnmower Honda in one direction was accelerated to 189,174 kilometers per hour, and in the opposite direction - up to 186,046 kilometers per hour. At the wheel Mean Mower was editor of the British magazine Top Gear Pierce Ward. Arrivals took place at the test site of the Spanish engineering company IDIADA.
A third of motorists believe that in order to make a good impression on a person on a first date, it is worthwhile to come to the model of the premium brand. For example, on Mercedes-Benz. Corresponding data in the course of their own research was received by Europcar specialists engaged in the rental of cars. Every fifth respondent noted that a man on a sports car or a coupe could make a good impression on the first date. At the same time, only one percent of respondents said that they would decide to go to the meeting at the universal. Women noted that such models frighten them with their practicality. Women also said that in order to leave an indelible impression.
The most expensive accessories from automakers. If you think that automakers are only selling cars, then you are deeply mistaken. Almost every self-respecting company has in stock a catalog of original accessories, many of which cost as much as full-value machines. "Motor" studied the proposals and chose fabulously expensive products with logos that are more familiar on cars. Porsche, like any other sports car manufacturer, has an extensive catalog of bags, T-shirts and other accessories not directly related to cars. The pearl of this list is the Porsche RS bike, which costs almost 350 thousand rubles. What will the buyer get for this money? In fact, nothing outstanding.
The United States Insurance Institute for Road Safety (IIHS) conducted research to determine which of the electronic assistants - parktronics or video camera - is more effective in reversing maneuvers. As a result, it turned out that neither the ultrasonic sensor alone nor its use together with the camera does not provide the required level of safety and does not guarantee trouble-free movement. In total IIHS conducted two studies. The first of them was conducted indoors and was aimed at revealing the so-called "dead zones". As an obstacle, poles were used, similar in height to the size of a small child. Tests have shown that none of the ways to control the obstacles behind the machine (a survey through the right shoulder, side mirrors, rear-view mirrors.
The company Ferrari plans in 2016 to open the second under the account of a theme park of entertainments - this time in Spain. Attractions, the hotel on 250 places, shops and restaurants will be built on the territory of PortAventura, one of Europe's largest amusement parks. This is stated in an official press release. The complex will receive the name Ferrari Land, and for its creation the Italian company plans to spend more than 100 million euros. The park will occupy an area of 75 thousand square meters. According to the designers, one of the "roller coaster" should be the fastest and fastest on the continent. According to the managing director of Ferrari brand Andrea Perrone, the company decided to open a second complex after the success of the first such project.
The company Audi has prepared for use on serial cars a system that monitors the traffic lights and shows the remaining time before turning on the "green". Information is transmitted to the car using an Internet connection with the traffic light control center of any city. Information about the signal of a traffic light on the way is displayed on the display located on the dashboard. If the car already stands, the electronics will show the driver a timer before turning on the green signal, and also make sure that five seconds before the Start / Stop system will start the motor again. In Audi, it was calculated that the use of traffic signal recognition in cars will reduce the level of ...
Today, the recall of the already sold car lot is a normal practice. So companies are trying to show that not only constantly monitor the quality, but also take care of the safety of their customers. But there are "defects" that cause, at best, slight perplexity. "Motor" has chosen the strangest reasons for conducting service campaigns in the last ten years. In the summer of 2013, it became known about one of the most useless reviews in history: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) demanded the return to the 28 service of Evora sports cars due to the lack of stickers on the windshield. The charm of this story gives the "especially important" content of the missing sticker: it should contain information that the passenger airbag is allowed not to meet the requirements of the NHTSA.