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The woman took 8 35 minutes and maneuvers for parking

The woman took 8 35 minutes and maneuvers for parking

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.

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European delirium

The Dutch government recognizes the legitimate paid sex for driving lessons. This was reported by the Minister of Justice Ard van der Steyr and Transport Minister Melanie Schultz van Haganah. According to them, this form of payment for the services of driving schools can not be considered prostitution. Ministers have called such a payment "junk", but does not contradict laws. In the opinion of officials, such an exchange, in essence, no different from the ads on repair of computer hardware, services, handymen and driving instructors who offer their help on the Internet in exchange for any other services. According to the politicians, it is not known how often the subject of the transaction became sex services. The only requirement should be to achieve both partners 18-age.

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Concept modernized bicycle Rubybike

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.

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Motorcycle Ural Dark Force in honor of the new Star Wars films

Irbit Motorcycle Plant released limitirovaynuyu game Ural motorcycle with sidecar (Ural) devoted to the new part of the movie Star Wars. The model was named "Dark Force" and will be sold only in the United States. In the US, IMZ-Ural (IMZ) is the official dealer Irbit MotorWorks of America and is the largest representative of the brand worldwide. Ural Dark Force RWD double motorcycle has a capacity of 41 horsepower with a four-speed manual peredach.V it set a two-cylinder boxer engine air ohlazhdeniyaobemom 749 cc with electronic fuel injection. In addition to the LED headlight on the statement attached to the motorcycle proizvolitelya a real lightsaber.

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Flirt without continuing

Car companies often collaborate with brands from very different areas of business - to win the PR. Typically, the output of this means yet another special version of some car with stylized rugs and short news stories. But sometimes it's different. Sometimes the fruits of cooperation become something really interesting. For example, in the case of the design center of Peugeot and aircraft manufacturer Airbus - in their output will get a helicopter. "Motor" remembered a few worthwhile project born quite unexpected alliances. "Culprit" of our selections was presented recently at an air show in Dubai. This is a helicopter H160, which was a collaboration subdivision aircraft manufacturer Airbus - Airbus Helicopters - and Peugeot.

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To the touch

Nissan made of paper Juke crossover in full size. To create a full-scale model of the Japanese origami technique took over 200 2000 hours and sheets of paper. But automotive history knows no less interesting examples of machines from non-traditional materials. The machine, which in fact go. Experimenting with unusual materials, even Henry Ford - in 1941, his company introduced a prototype Soybean, «soy" car. The project was promising - he weighed about a ton less than conventional machines of the time. Unfortunately, World War II leaves no chances for the development of the project. Of course, the car body was not made from soybeans themselves, and made of plastic, the composition of which is still not disclosed. It is known that it consisted of wheat, hemp, flax and nettles and served basis soy fiber in phenolic resin impregnated formaldehyde.

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Is your car for the winter?

Autumn this year has been unusually long and warm. But the first night frosts clearly hinted to us that winter is just around the corner, which means that your car has come for the next test. While most service stations offer a variety of services for the preparation of the car for the winter, a number of procedures can be performed independently. And it's not only in the economy. Just so you'll be one hundred percent sure that your machine is enough, "insulated". Window washer and wipers. If in the summer you enjoy the usual liquid glass cleaner or simply with water, then with the onset of cold weather should switch to winter washer. Otherwise, you run the risk of ruin as a system stekloochischeniya and the window itself.

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"Smart" safety belts will not fall asleep at the wheel

As shown by the sad statistics, every year tens of thousands of road fatalities are caused by drivers falling asleep while driving. Members of the Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia (Spain) have proposed an original system called Harken, which is located in the seat belts and seat covers. The basis of the system are special sensors placed between the fibers and filaments of seat belts and seat covers. It includes three components. Sensor located on the inner surface of the belt, record heart rate, other sensor - in the back seat - monitors the breathing rate. The third component of the system - a signal processing unit (SPU) is located under the seat. In his "duty" is to analyze the information.

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Pirelli has revealed 18-inch tires for Formula-1 (VIDEO)

Monopoly supplier of tires for Formula-1 Pirelli has revealed the first images of low-profile tires for 18-inch wheels. Teams considering using these wheels on the car after 2016 year. First bus 9 July tests at Silverstone testing a Lotus. Detailed specifications - in particular, the height and width of the profile - Italian tire manufacturers have not disclosed. In the accompanying video, they merely emphasized that the new tires are designed taking into account the development of modern engines and hybrid technology similar to that used in the creation of road tires. According to the developers, they will improve grip and a positive effect on braking.

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Cars Ford will learn not to let strangers drive (VIDEO)

Ford Motor Company and Intel unveiled a prototype system that can recognize the driver to download their personal settings and limit the use of the vehicle by unauthorized persons. Novelty can take a picture and send it to a stranger shot on a smartphone owner of the car, which in turn, using a mobile application can allow or deny access. The project received was named Mobii (Mobile Interior Imaging). A similar development in mid-March was presented by Volvo. The Swedish system learns the driver through infrared sensors. They determine the direction of view, how wide open eyes, the position and inclination of the head. On the basis of these data, electronics can help.

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Google introduced Android Car (VIDEO)

Google's annual developer conference I / O application is presented for vehicles, called Auto. The first machines capable of maintaining the system to hit the market towards the end of the year 2014. This was reported on the official website of the Open automobile alliance united forty automakers that will work with "Google". Android Auto Program is not independent of the operating system, multimedia complex machine. This application displays on its screen image from your smartphone. It duplicates the program installed on your phone and allows you to manage them by using the touch screen, joystick entertainment system or steering wheel controls. During the presentation, Google revealed the possibility of Android Auto.

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Google built a car without a steering wheel and pedals (VIDEO)

American, Google has decided to become the automaker. The firm is going to produce cars that will be managed electronically without any human involvement. A distinctive feature of these machines would be the lack of steering and accelerator and brake pedals. Development of unmanned vehicles engaged in a research unit of the corporation - Google X. At the moment, the Americans built several prototypes. They are equipped with sensors, scanning the surrounding area at a distance of "two football fields." Maximum speed of cars while limited at around 25 miles per hour (40 kilometers per hour). Inside, there are only two cars with seat belts.

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Tires Continental «tell" about his car wear

Continental company develop a new tire pressure sensor, which in addition to its primary function, can determine tread wear and report on the state of the tires to the driver. It is expected that production cars such sensors appear to 2017 year. The new sensor will be installed in the very structure of the tire and tread depth will be computed special software. Tire wear will be determined by a change in the characteristics of their deformation during movement. In Continental has not disclosed details of the technology, which is still under development. Since November 2014 year tire pressure sensors will be mandatory equipment for all vehicles.

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"Honda" began to make drinking water from the exhaust (VIDEO)

The Australian division of Honda unveiled a new brand of drinking water called H2O. It comes from the hydrogen emission model FCX Clarity, equipped with propulsion fuel cells. FCX Clarity units during the chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen generates energy for electric motors that lead car wheel in motion. The only exhaust propulsion model is ordinary water. Water obtained their emissions FCX Clarity, began to distribute free online Australian cinema Palace Cinemas, "to illustrate the benefits of environmentally-friendly hydrogen fuel." According to the Japanese brand in the future H20 will be offered to employees and customers stations ...

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"Honda" broke up a lawnmower to 187 kilometers per hour (VIDEO)

Honda has set a Guinness World Record for the maximum speed of lawnmowers. Established manufacturer of one-off mower called Mean Mower overclocked to 187,6 kilometers per hour. Thus, she was able to surpass the previous record set in 2010 year on 32 kilometers per hour. To get into the Guinness Book of Records is necessary that the distance was passed in both directions, and then calculated the average speed. Так, газонокосилка Honda в одном направлении разогналась до 189,174 километра в час, а в обратном - до 186,046 километра в час. Mean Mower behind the wheel was the editor of the British magazine Top Gear Pierce Ward. Arrivals held at the test site of the Spanish engineering firm IDIADA.

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Drivers named the best cars for the first date

Third of motorists said that in order to make a good impression on the person on the first date, is worth visiting on a model premium brand. For example, on the Mercedes-Benz. Relevant data in the study received their own specialists Europcar, dealing with rental cars. Every fifth respondent noted that a good impression on the first date it might make people on sports car or coupe. However, only one percent of respondents said that he decided to go to a meeting on the wagon. Women noted that similar models scare them their practicality. Women also stated that in order to leave a lasting impression.

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Took delivery

Most expensive accessories from automakers. If you think that automakers sell only machines, then you are deeply mistaken. Virtually every self-respecting company has left a catalog of original accessories, many of which cost as much as full-fledged machine. "Motor" to study the proposal and chose fabulously expensive items with logos that are accustomed to seeing on cars. Company Porsche, like any other sports car manufacturer, has to its credit an extensive catalog of bags, T-shirts and other accessories that are not directly related to cars. Pearl of the list - a bicycle Porsche RS, which is worth almost 350 thousand. What would receive the buyer for the money? In fact, nothing outstanding.

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American insurers named parktronics unsafe

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety USA (IIHS) conducted a study whose aim was to find out what kind of electronic assistants - parktronic or camcorder - efficient maneuvering in reverse. The results showed that neither the ultrasonic transducer separately or use it with the camera does not provide the proper level of security and does not guarantee trouble-free movement. Total IIHS conducted two studies. The first one was carried out in the room and was intended to identify so-called "dead zones." As obstacles used poles, height similar to the growth of a young child. The tests showed that none of the methods of controlling obstacles behind the car (for a review over the right shoulder, side mirrors, rear view mirrors.

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Ferrari will open a second theme park

Ferrari company plans to open a second 2016 year of account theme park - this time in Spain. Attractions, hotel 250 places, shops and restaurants built in the "Port Aventura", one of the largest amusement parks in Europe. This is stated in the official press release. The complex will be called Ferrari Land, and its creation is an Italian company plans to spend more 100 million euros. The park will cover an area 75 thousand square meters. The assurances of designers, one of the "roller coaster" should be the highest on the continent and fast. According to Managing Director of the brand "Ferrari" Andrea Perrone, the company decided to open the second set after the success of the first such project.

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Audi cars will learn to follow the traffic lights

Audi has prepared for use in a production car system that monitors the traffic lights and shows the remaining time before turning "green". Information is transmitted to the vehicle using the internet connection to the control center of any city traffic lights. Information about the signal of a traffic light on the route is displayed on the display on the dashboard. If the car is worth, it will show the driver electronics timer to turn on a green signal, as well as make sure that the five seconds before the system Start / Stop again to start the engine. The Audi calculated that the use of cars in the traffic signal recognition system will reduce the level of ...

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Intrusive service

Today review already sold lots of cars - a normal practice. So companies are trying to show that not only constantly monitor the quality, but also care about the safety of their customers. But there are "defects" that cause at best a slight bewilderment. "Motor" chose the most bizarre reasons for service campaigns over the last ten years. 2013 summer, it was announced one of the most useless comments in History: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration USA (NHTSA) has demanded to return to service 28 Evora sports car due to missing the windshield sticker. Charm of the story gives a "particularly important" missing content sticker: it was supposed to contain information that the passenger airbag is not permitted to comply with NHTSA.