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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.

Curly retired, working part time as a watchman, bought a luxury sports car for personal use

Curly retired, working part time as a watchman, bought a luxury sports car for personal use

Karelian Customs notes an increase in the number of declaring snowmobiles, ATVs and other equipment by fictitious owners, Interfax reports. As the press service of the North-Western Customs Office informs, recently the pensioner presented to the Karelian customs a sports foreign-made luxury car with a statement that imports cars with the power of 570 horsepower "for personal use." Has paid as an individual all customs payments - 650 thousand rubles and took the car. "After some time, the customs carried out a check, and it turned out that the machine was almost immediately ...

Modern eco-friendly engines is a thousand times more harmful than the old

Modern eco-friendly engines is a thousand times more harmful than the old

Automakers are actively reducing engine volumes and equipping them with turbocharging and direct injection systems to reduce carbon dioxide emissions (CO2). However, according to experts from the scientific research institute TÜV Nord, such units in the process of fuel combustion produce much more poisonous substances than the old "atmospherics", reports LiveCars.ru. According to their research, new-generation gasoline engines emit about 1000 times more toxic substances, including carcinogens than traditional engines, and 10 times more than new diesel engines. In the TÜV Nord study, published by the Financial Times, the scientists explain this by saying that the new compact turbo engines work with a much higher ...

Penalty for half a century

Penalty for half a century

The American was fined 202 thousand dollars. He will pay him more than half a century. The court appointed a US citizen a record fine for non-payment of fees on toll roads: he who decided to save will pay 202 thousand dollars for it. The owner of a record fine was 33-year-old Jason Bursier. According to the decree to pay the amount it will be for 54 years. Thus, the American will be able to forget about his violation not earlier than he will be 87 years old, notes Autonews site. The violator from 2009 year free of charge used a line between Washington and Reston. As Jason himself tells, he was reminded by a friend who ignored the payment of the trip, who said that cameras controlling the fact of payment do not work during the passage through the terminals at night.

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Meet "Miss Tuning-2014"

Stunning blonde starred in the calendar. Last summer, readers of the German Autobild and visitors to the tuning festival in Bodensee together chose the next, 11-th under the owner of the title "Miss Tuning". And here is the first official photograph of the laureate of this honorary title, 21-year-old Leoni Hagmaier-Reyinger. Little is known about her: only that she is not a professional model and crazy about all speed and gasoline (by the way, a new red Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo was attached to the diploma and crown of the tuning queen). However, what other data are needed if you have before you the whole twelve pictures of the beautiful Leoni in the company of the most different wheelbarrows? Datsun 360Z, Nissan Skyline, Ford Mustang, Corvette Stingray, VW Beetle, Golf and Corrado ...

Nissan Micra from Lego weighs heavier than this (VIDEO)

Nissan Micra from Lego weighs heavier than this (VIDEO)

In Ukraine, enthusiasts have assembled the car Nissan Micra from the designer Lego. The car, made in full size, was even heavier than the present and weighs 1200 kg. As reported on the site of the action, the assembly of the car took 23 days and 143 963 cubes Lego. All this time, six people worked on the project. The beginning of the car assembly was fixed by a special commission, which followed the process throughout the entire time and 23 November officially registered the record of Ukraine. A car from Lego is a popular PR move. So, the crossover BMW X1 allowed to collect eight hundred children. Children's enthusiasm allowed to implement the project in just 4 days, with more details in it than in the Ukrainian "Mikre".

Pirelli presents anniversary calendar (VIDEO)

Pirelli presents anniversary calendar (VIDEO)

Approaching 2014 year will be for the famous anniversary calendar - very soon it will hit half a century! A special issue, accompanied by a mass of solemn events in several countries around the world, is dedicated to the bright, rich history of the 50-summer edition. Since 1964 year on the pages of the legendary calendar there are beautiful top models and actresses. Above its creation, the best photomasters of the planet are working. Suffice it to recall that in the very first issue of the published works of Robert Freeman, the official photographer The Beatles. It's no wonder that over the years of its existence the Pirelli calendar itself has turned into a real art object reflecting fashion trends and even predicting them.

Honda will show in Tokyo

Honda will show in Tokyo "elektrotaburetku" (VIDEO)

While Nissan is trying to eat a piece of high-tech pie from Google Glass, Honda encroaches both Segway and ... office chairs on wheels. The concept of UNI-CUB β, which the company will demonstrate at the end of the week at the Tokyo Auto Show, is a compact means of transportation in enclosed spaces, a kind of self-propelled electric stall. 25-kilogram seat, reminiscent of the design of the penguin, has dimensions 510 mm in length, 315 mm in width and 620 mm in height. The lithium-ion battery allows UNI-CUB β to be accelerated to a maximum of 6 km / h, but the optimum speed is still 4,5 km / h - with this speed the stool can go up to 1,5 hours without stopping.

MIA offered to glue on the windshields of cars radiochipy

MIA offered to glue on the windshields of cars radiochipy

The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs offered to equip all cars with radio tags in order to be able to identify the car and its owner if it is not possible to read the registration plate. At the same time, the department believes that it is more expedient to glue the microchips under the windshield of the car, rather than mount them in numbers, as it was planned earlier. This is reported by Kommersant. "It is more effective to fix the mark not on the number, but in the car itself, under the windshield," the police explained. - Now in Russia 52 million cars are registered, annually new numbers are received by one-two million automobile owners. Before all cars are equipped with marks, a lot of time will pass. " In addition, the Interior Ministry noted that the sticker on the windshield will be much cheaper.

Formula car 1 of hard drives (VIDEO)

Formula car 1 of hard drives (VIDEO)

An engineer from Western Digital needed about 400 hours of free time to create a unique model of the racing car Formula 1 composed of components of faulty hard drives. In total, he needed five spindles, two VCM voice coils, two dozen drive actuators, twenty spindles and many other parts from different drives. For example, for the front wheels were used spindles from the HDD with a rotation speed of 10000 rpm, I for the rear wheels - spindles at 7200 rpm. The 12 cylinder engine is made up of a dozen electric drive drives for notebooks WD Scorpio. Of similar components are made and wings, so the rear wing is made of drives from WD Velociraptor.

Toyota introduced the car-chameleon on the Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota introduced the car-chameleon on the Tokyo Motor Show

Japanese automotive concern Toyota at the Tokyo Motor Show will demonstrate a car that changes color and offers routes depending on the driver's mood, as well as warning about the presence of cars in areas of poor visibility, the Interfax news agency reported citing Bloomberg. The car, code-named FV2, uses the technology of reading the facial expressions and tone of the driver's voice, which is being investigated by Toyota engineers. "This is a machine for the new generation of customers who have grown accustomed to smartphones and aipads since childhood," said the head of the development group Takeo Morai.

Americans have chosen the most unreliable cars

Americans have chosen the most unreliable cars

The American edition of Consumer Reports rating was the most unreliable cars. More than half of the models got to the list, were representatives from the U.S. brands. With five of the ten positions occupied "Fords". The study is based on data provided by the magazine's readers about their cars. The rankings take into account damage statistics for the last three years, but if the model held restyling, it is taken into account only the last year of its operation. Beginning with the year 2004 edition Consumer Reports in total gathered information 1,1 million machines.

Americans have created a robot tanker (VIDEO)

Americans have created a robot tanker (VIDEO)

In the USA, the first automatic refueling machine is presented. The prototype of the system was built by the American company Husky, engaged in the development of equipment for gas stations, as well as Fuelmatics, which prepared and promotes the idea of ​​robotic filling stations. The new system is able to open the gas tank cap and fill it with gasoline. All actions are performed automatically. The driver does not need to leave the car, since the tanker is able to accept and pay. According to the creators of the robot, thanks to their invention, the time to refuel the car is reduced by 30 percent.

How to properly prepare the car for the winter

How to properly prepare the car for the winter

Experts told how to start a car even in severe frosts, avoiding engine wear. The onset of cold weather often forces drivers to leave their cars in garages and change over to public transport. Someone is afraid that their car can stand on the street and not start, someone is afraid of ice and drifts on the road. However, experts are sure that problems can be avoided by preparing their car for operation in the cold season in advance. And it is necessary to begin already in the autumn. To begin with it is necessary to attend to change of summer rubber on winter. Even at + 3 degrees, experts advise "re-shoes" wheels.

Named contenders for the title of "green" car of the year

Named contenders for the title of "green" car of the year

The American magazine Green Car has published a list of five cars that will compete for the first place at the annual Green Car of the Year competition. The winner will be named in November at the Motor Show in Los Angeles. The list of finalists, represented by three Japanese and two German models, got only one hybrid and not one electric car. Audi A6. Photo Audi Audi A6 c 3-liter diesel "six", which consumes 6,2 liters for 100 kilometers along the highway, and BMW 3-Series with a two-liter engine running on "heavy" fuel (consumption - 5,2 liters) entered the number of applicants. BMW 3-Series. In addition, the list of finalists were: a new Mazda3 with a petrol engine 2.0 (5,7 liters).

Car monsters: the most ugly car decades

Car monsters: the most ugly car decades

In general, automobile companies produce excellent machines. Year after year, the quality of components is growing, technology becomes more complex, comfort is improved, and the appearance improves. But sometimes something goes wrong, and monsters are born. Ford Explorer (1995) For Americans, Ford Explorer in the scale of values ​​is roughly between the founding fathers and the Grand Canyon. Part of the national identity, the salt of the earth, is an integral attribute of everyday life. And from a technical point of view Ford Explorer 1995 model year was a good car. A reliable, powerful, spacious, though ugly, is the most important thing for a broad American soul.

Toyota will launch a series of three-wheeled electric car

Toyota will launch a series of three-wheeled electric car

The company Toyota announced its intention to serially produce a three-wheeled electric i-Road, the world premiere of which took place in the spring at the Geneva Motor Show. The model will be released in a limited edition for the Japanese market. A compact i-Road car will not go on sale. The electric car will become part of the Toyota program called Ha: Mo, which is a city transport network that combines private cars with public transport. Within the system that is being developed in the city of Toyota, people can exchange compact electric vehicles at special stations.

Hot Calendar

Hot Calendar "Miss-tuning"

Typically, tuning show equally devoted modified vehicles, and how beautiful girls. Wait for the SEMA show and see for yourself. One of the largest fairs dedicated to auto-tuning, is a German Tuning World Bodensee, and every year in the framework of this event passes final of "Miss Tune." Under the contract winner must pose for the annual calendar. Thus we gradually came to 24-year old Mandy Lange, which won the competition. Do not miss the opportunity to watch what comes out of this session.

External airbags will be installed on premium sedans

External airbags will be installed on premium sedans

The American company TRW, known for the production of auto components, has developed unique airbags that will be installed from the outside of the car from the sides of the body and will be able to reduce damage in side impacts, according to Avtoutro.ru with reference to the British edition of AutoExpress. The technology is developed by the leader in this field, the company TRW. Pillows will shoot from under the car's thresholds, and this will happen in advance, a moment before the side impact: the impending collision will be reported by special sensors. This will avoid serious injuries to passengers and the driver and reduce the level of damage to the machine.

Houston, we have a problem: 10 enduring myths about flying on airplanes

Houston, we have a problem: 10 enduring myths about flying on airplanes

No matter how long or not the planes fly, but sooner or later they land on the ground and there they are now without wheels, because today they are in our Auto heading. The very fact that a multiton machine is kept in the air surprises the people who were skipping physics at school. The mysterious behavior of pilots and stewardesses, which rarely devote us to the details of what is happening, adds no clarity. In general, it is not surprising that airplanes and everything connected with them are surrounded by a lot of myths and "urban legends." Ten of the most egregious of them, we now and debunk. 1. You can open the door of the plane and this will lead to disaster. At the altitude at which modern passenger liners fly - up to 12 thousand meters - it is impossible to open the door, for this it is necessary to have an incredible, inhuman power.

Insurers have called the most emergency days and months

Insurers have called the most emergency days and months

The most dangerous month of the 2011-2013 years is March, and among the days of the week, most accidents occur on Tuesdays. Appropriate data in the course of studying the number of applications from their clients were received by the experts of the center for analysis, monitoring, methodology and control of the insurance company "Alliance". During the processing of data, experts found that in March, in the period from 2011 to 2013 years, the number of accidents at 10-13 percent is higher than the average monthly indicator of each year. So, in March 2011 happened 6298 traffic accidents with an average of 5681 accidents for the whole year, in March 2012 year - 5936 crashes (the average figure for the year is 5273).