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20 June 2017

Tesla's model S: Secret unveiled: A brief technical inspection

We all know that how Tesla's Model S is being too popular among the people of US, Canada and other countries but still many people don't know the proper reason behind the technical reasons so we are now going to look deeply into Tesla's battery system, power drive, gearbox, extra usable space, Wheel Drive, Security and other extra features.

Here is the first thing that Tesla introduced The battery system, not by using a huge battery pack system but instead of it they use small battery cells in series and parallel which are quite too many to arrange it.



The main advantage of the small battery system is there is no extra loss of heat during the drive went to cells are in proper working condition. It is the mean this advantage of use battery system that heats up more when the battery is in full working condition.here Tesla introduced a new system to avoid extra heat from the battery back to install a coolant system between the path of series and parallel system.this may help a car system to remain cool during full working condition and to work efficiently for longer Time than forecasted. Both systems give same power but the small better system is too easy for handling and there are no further issues of heating anymore. 


The second thing is the power Drive approximately 100 years ago Nicola Tesla invented is AC power drive which is generally called synchronous motor.  to convert DC's power into AC there should be an inverter so Tesla introduced a combined power drive system which contains an inverter and a synchronous motor we all know that too very the speed of synchronous motor there should be a change in frequency of AC power. Which can easily be provided by inverter by the higher frequency of AC power they should be a higher rotation of output shaft of the synchronous motor not only because of this combined power drive system there is no need for gearbox system. The Accelerator is directly connected with inverter through a microchip which controls the frequency of AC power from the small battery pack system. 

In engine power-driven vehicles it is the main disadvantage that System cannot go further limit of RPM like 2000 to 4000 RPM. But in the case of the inverter and synchronous motor combined system we can go to 17 to 18000 rpm in short range of time. There is no gearbox so the friction loss is not their overall the total power can directly transmitted by the power system. 



so that it can be also helpful for overall efficiency when the weight of the car is too low when the gearbox and the engine is absent. In addition to that, we have more extra space for usability. 

The third one Tesla used simple open differential system instead of highly complicated slip differential system.  the main reason behind using open differential system is it can transmit more torque then slip differential system. The traction control problem can be controlled by selecting backing and cutting the power supply. Weather in IC Engine cutting the power supply is not too responsive for traction control problem.  In this system, the power supply rate is highly responsible by using controllers and algorithms.  They just replace the large complicated system into a smart software.

It used the single speed transmission system that transfers the power by two steps. It is much is here to reverse the. The vehicle by only changing the face of induction motor the RMF changes into opposite direction and as an output drive will rotate in reverse direction.
In addition, regenerative breaking system is too useful. it means that RGB saves the K.E. of the car into electricity. In such case the same induction motor works as a generator, here will drive is the induction motor and Powell stored back to the battery pack.

These are the main reason that Tesla's Model S is more efficient than any other IC engine powered vehicle.




06 June 2017

Rolls-Royce : Top Unknown facts about luxury car manufacturer : You must know

Some interesting facts about Rolls-Royce:


We all know that the market value of Rolls- Royal is much more than any normal automotive because of the higher luxurious interior and exotic outlook with the Black horse performance and much more.....



  • The first 10 HP Rolls-Royce was sold for $395 today it works over two lakh and 50,000.
  • More than 60 out of 10 Rolls-Royce motor cars built are still Road wordy which is too good for Rolls-Royce to be in the market.
  • Most of us don't know that the Rolls-Royce radiator grille is entirely made by hand and inspect by eye. There are no measuring instruments are used for radiator grill. 
  • Approximately it takes one man one day to make grill or radiator and then total five hours are spent to repolishing it.
  • The Rolls-Royce radiator was the only one that does not recognize as a trademark until 1974.
  • Actually, Rolls-Royce made rifles during the First World War. 
  • It takes over 800 main powers to make a complete body of phantom 5.
  • Rolls-Royce is the only one manufacturer that engine is completely made by hand and even today latest models of Rolls-Royce engine is entirely made by Humans. 
  • It's shocking that the cooling capacity of the air-conditioning system in the silver spirit is the same is 30 domestic refrigerators.
  • before the world war Rolls-Royce did not make a complete car but the only chassis. The body is being added by outer coachbuilders.
  • It was a time when Rolls-Royce engine makes world records in speed in the air on the land and on the water Simultaneously.
  • there are total 27 electric motors used in every Silver Spirit. Each glass of the spirit is given a final polish with the fine grain  Pumice which is generally used for polishing optical lenses.
  • The hydraulic tappers on Rolls-Royce motor car are given a natural finish of 16th million of an inch.

20 April 2017

Top 10 Vehicle Safety Devices


If you are purchasing a new vehicle, make sure that it has as many of these safety devices as possible, to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. It may cost a little bit extra, but it is definitely worth it if these things are going to save lives.

There are many other new safety devices that are helping to keep people safe while they are on the roads.

Sometimes, we wonder if technology is hurting more than helping us, and in some cases, it may be. One way that today's technology is really helping us is by providing us with many more devices in our vehicles to keep us safe. Throughout the history of motor vehicles, there have been some significant changes. For instance, in the beginning, vehicles didn't even have seatbelts or windshield wipers. We have come a long way since Henry Ford first started rolling cars off the assembly line. Today's automobiles have all kinds of wonderful features designed to keep you and your loved ones safe.


Here are 10 of the top vehicle safety devices you need to be aware of, especially when purchasing a 
 new vehicle:

Top 10 Vehicle Safety Devices

[1] Airbags

Some people think that these are actually dangerous, but they have in fact saved many, many lives. There are two main types of air bags, dual stage airbags and side airbags. If needed, the dual stage airbags will go off at different times, one in a minor accident and both in a more serious crash. Side airbags help to prevent drivers and passengers from getting head injuries. Small children should be in their car seats, in the back seat of your vehicle, where there are no airbags that can actually injure them rather than save their lives.

[2] On/Off Switches


Many vehicles are equipped with on/off switches for airbags. This is for the times when children are going to be sitting near them. There have been many instances of airbags injuring children, and you can eliminate this risk by using the switch. There have been many incidents of injuries and even death in small children because of airbags, and this switch will eliminate that problem.


[3] Passenger Sensing System

This has been created to reduce injuries or death to smaller children. This is an advanced airbag system that can tell the size of the person in the seat, with sensors that get information about the front-seat passenger's weight and the pressure on the seat. This information tells the airbags whether or not to go off in the event of a frontal crash.


[4] Energy-Absorbing Steering System


This is designed so that it will compress upon impact, lessening the risk of rib injuries to drivers. This has been proven to work in many instances, and it has reduced the risk of driver fatalities by 12%, and serious injuries and death risks have been reduced by 38%. When there is a crash, drivers are often thrown forward, and the steering wheel can cause serious injuries, making this feature one that you should look for in your next vehicle.


[5] Back Up Sensing System

This is a wonderful little invention that makes it so that when you are backing up, you will be warned if you get too close to another vehicle or other object. This is now an option on a number of larger vehicles, such as RV's and SUV's, and it has greatly reduced the number of collisions caused by backing up, and a lot of bicycles in driveways have been saved because of this feature.

[6] Electrochromatic Mirror/Auto Dimming Mirrors

One thing that can really be annoying when you are driving at night is the reflection of headlights in your mirrors. This feature will automatically darken the mirrors, which in turn reduces the glare. Today, approximately 10% of all vehicles are equipped with this feature, and many more vehicles are expected to have this technology in the near future. This not only helps to prevent accidents, it also helps people who are extremely light sensitive, and bothered by lights in their mirrors.

  

[7] Head Restraints

Two of the most common injuries that occur due to automobile accidents are head injuries and whiplash. These head restraints, which are on the top of the front seats, will help to hold the head in place, and they reduce these types of injuries. New and more advanced systems make it so the seat will move down and back in the event of a collision, so there will not be as much forward motion, which of course will lessen the risk of head and neck injuries.


[8] Heads Up Display

One should never take their eyes off the road while they are driving, but we all do. We must look down to check our speed and other things, and it can only take a split second for an accident to occur. A heads up display (HUD) will put the information you need right across your windshield, so your eyes never have to look anywhere but at the road. You will still be able to watch what you are doing, while being able to find the information you need quickly and easily.

[9] Padded Knee Bolster

Knee injuries are a common result of automobile accidents, and this device can greatly reduce the risk of this type of injury. This is another feature that can keep the driver or passengers in the proper position to lessen their chances of being injured. It will also help to keep passengers from sliding beneath the instrument panel and risking becoming trapped or injured even further.


[10] Seatbelts

These may have been around for many years, but many advancements have been made so that they will protect automobile occupants even more than the older versions. Unlike in the past, where seatbelts just went around your waist, today's vehicles are equipped with front and rear seat belts for both the lap and shoulders, and the locking system insures that those wearing the seat belts (which is the law in Canada and the US) will not be thrown forward if an accident occurs.


10 April 2017

A vanilla icecream solved General motor's Puzzle : Engineering is Awesome

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Vanilla Ice Cream that puzzled General motors’!!!!
An Interesting Story
Never underestimate your Clients' Complaint, no matter how funny it might
seem!
This is a real story that happened between the customer of General Motors
and its Customer-Care Executive. Pls read on..... A complaint was received by the Pontiac Division of General Motors: 'This is the second time I have written to you, and I don't blame you for
not answering me, because I sounded crazy, but it is a fact that we have a
tradition in our family of Ice-Cream for dessert after dinner each night,
but the kind of ice cream varies so, every night, after we've eaten, the
whole family votes on which kind of ice cream we should have and I drive
down to the store to get it. It's also a fact that I recently purchased a
new Pontiac and since then my trips to the store have created a
problem..... You see, every time I buy a vanilla ice-cream, when I start back from the
store my car won't start. If I get any other kind of ice cream, the car
starts just fine. I want you to know I'm serious about this question, no
matter how silly it sounds "What is there about a Pontiac that makes it not
start when I get vanilla ice cream, and easy to start whenever I get any
other kind?" The Pontiac President was understandably skeptical about the
letter, but sent an Engineer to check it out anyway.
The latter was surprised to be greeted by a successful, obviously well
educated man in a fine neighborhood. He had arranged to meet the man just
after dinner time, so the two hopped into the car and drove to the ice
cream store. It was vanilla ice cream that night and, sure enough, after
they came back to the car, it wouldn't start.
The Engineer returned for three more nights. The first night, they got
chocolate. The car started. The second night, he got strawberry. The car
started. The third night he ordered vanilla. The car failed to start.
Now the engineer, being a logical man, refused to believe that this man's
car was allergic to vanilla ice cream. He arranged, therefore, to continue
his visits for as long as it took to solve the problem. And toward this end
he began to take notes: He jotted down all sorts of data.
Now the engineer, being a logical man, refused to believe that this man's car was allergic to vanilla ice cream. He arranged, therefore, to continue
his visits for as long as it took to solve the problem. And toward this end. he began to take notes: He jotted down all sorts of data: time of day, type of gas uses, time to drive back and forth etc.
In a short time, he had a clue: the man took less time to buy vanilla than any other flavor. Why? The answer was in the layout of the store. Vanilla, being the most popular flavor, was in a separate case at the front of the store for quick pickup. All the other flavors were kept in the back of the store at a different counter where it took considerably longer to check out the flavor.
Now, the question for the Engineer was why the car wouldn't start when it took less time. E..ureka Time was now the problem not the vanilla ice cream!!!! The engineer quickly came up with the answer: ”vapor lock". It was happening every night; but the extra time taken to get the other flavors allowed the engine to cool down sufficiently to start. When the man  got vanilla, the engine was still too hot for the vapor lock to dissipate.
Even crazy looking problems are sometimes real and all problems seem to be simple only when we find the solution, with cool thinking.
Don't just say it is " IMPOSSIBLE" without putting a sincere effort...
What really matters is your attitude and your perception.
Moral of the Story "Try to Fix the Bug instead of making it as a Known Issue"
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04 April 2017

OMG! Can't wait for more. First 2018 Chevy camaro ZL1 1LE revealed

We all know that how people go crazy behind "Porny Cars"& why not,, there is onpy one reason that drives people and that is "The Beast version of Muscle cars". By the means of more dynamic outlook, luxurious interior & Powerful black heart with tremendous horsepower can able to make anyone surprise.



One of them is Chevrolet's Camaro another Black horse with insane horsepower. Cant imagine that updated version of camaro is still possible. There are numerous reason that chevy have to take step towards next gen models cuz there are meny companies still out there & figure out how to invent machine that runs on quite new energy sources like Hydrogen!. But no one can beat muscle cars and thats why Camaro is on hot place.

The 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE comes with dynamic outlook. The Beast powered by 6.2 liter supercharged V-8 equipped with 650 horsepower. Now they launched ZL1 1LE version with it one can able to customize  beauty to thebbeast. On this version can able to very suspension length, enhanced power option like Off-road OR city, traction etc. Zl1 1LE means more dynamic outlook with tornedo lines, adjustable suspension system , 19 inch wheel.

You may have seen Camaro's SS model from the movie "Transformer : Age of Extinction". Some how some features of Camaro SS from that movie is totally fiction that doesnt exist really but on the other hand we can say that tge outer design Or the Dynamic look of body is extremely hot wuth the special colour code "Yellow". Chevy is already on the way to bring such models into current market but we have to wait for these kind of extreme models. Still the new one Camaro Zl1 1lE bring such next gen features which will more helpful for Chevy's market value.

20 March 2017

It's New TOYOTA sienna with exotic design and wide horsepower



The initial design started this year with interesting features of Sienna with new 296-hp, 3.5 ltr, V-6 engine equipped with eight speed automatic transmission. This couod help sienna to get higher mpg at highways and in the city.
As per new design of Sienna fitted a new type nose, that makes outer look more exotic. With the more tornedo line gives  it more dynamic look. On the front side it provides larger grill openings. More than all these things Sienna comes with standard automatic emergency braking system.



Moreover on the side of  safety it is equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), ABS And Driveline Traction Control,  Impact Beams, Dual Stage front And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags, Warning when Tire Pressure is Low,  Rear Child Safety.More on Toyota wants to be keen on push to make its safety suite standard. In the Sienna, TSS-P comes with a number of new acronyms like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert with Steering 
Assist. 

2018 Sienna comes with Toyota’s Entune 3.0 multimedia interface  software and Suite Connect, which gives it an app based standerd navigation system. Entune is devided in three categories LE, SE, and XLE. Top Entune means XLE which adds Wi-Fi connectivity that allows up to five devices to be connected to the van’s 4G LTE network, rear seat entertainment with standerd screen that allows to connect with android devices and stream videos. 
Yet now they haven't decleared the value of exotic van but we can expect it to normal range with higher luxury and safety features. 
here are some photos catched from official web.







Unbelievable : Audi Confirmed to Re-develope BMW-i8 with next gen features

As per the news from Audi, they planning to develope BMW-i8 with new generation features which propalled by electric power, not only BMW-i8 but also two more cars will be re-develope by Audi.

Very few information known about these all models at current moment but Audi's chied executive informed during Geneva motor show that the electric cars will be lauch including electric SUV which will be similarly as Volkswagen.
It was a huge blast from BMW when they lauched BMW-i8 & now it is considered as a dark horse with electric propeled drive. But not there is no response from BMW about upgradation of BMW-i8. On the otherway some significant companies try to figure out re-develope The i8 which is compactible with next generation regenrative green energy models which can able to satisfy environment norms.
 It can only possible when we talk in terms of Electric, solar which is was proved by Audi by launching R8 E-tron.

But now it is the only question that confuse us that which model Audi will lauch to introduce them in TT-family.

Sharing some R8's featured pictures uploaded by Audi.


08 March 2017

Yellow bird spotted : New 225 Mph-911 CTR with 700hp & carbon body structure

The CTR weighed 2535 pounds and had about 470 horsepower, making it one of the very quickest cars of its era. When Road & Track tested the car, it ran from zero to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds and from zero to 100 mph in 7.3 seconds on its way to an 11.7-second quarter-mile. It was possibly even better known for its oversteer-heavy handling, immortalized in the video “Fascination on the Nürburgring,” in which German tester Stefan Rosser wrestles it around the Nordschleife at huge speed and frequently ridiculous angles. Even today, when Nürburgring in-car video has become ubiquitous, it is genuinely thrilling.


Although the new CTR looks strikingly like a 964-generation 911, it isn’t a restomod in the manner of Singer’s products. Rather, it uses carbon-fiber body panels wrapped over a carbon-fiber monocoque and steel front and rear crash structures. There’s an integrated roll cage, and the car features a control-arm suspension at each corner with pushrod-operated coil-over dampers. It’s powered by a 700-hp twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter version of Porsche’s long-serving Mezger engine. That’s right; this is what appears to be a classic 911 that uses a water-cooled flat-six. The engine directs this serious output, as well as 649 lb-ft of torque, to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox and a limited-slip differential.



the new CTR’s lightweight body helps it ring in at 2640 pounds. We’re also told it is even faster than its predecessor, accelerating from zero to 62 mph in less than 3.5 seconds and from zero to 124 mph in less than nine seconds. It also boasts a 225-mph top speed. Only 30 cars with the manual gearbox will be built (a version with a dual-clutch automatic transmission will follow) at a price of about $795,000 at current exchange rates. That’s high even by the increasingly surreal standards of vintage 911 values—although the original CTR cost a sizable $223,000 back in 1987. It certainly hasn’t put off buyers, with Alois Ruf saying that 10 have already been sold.

24 February 2017

Liquid glass’ promises to protect your phone from bumps and scratches


If you’re the type that worries about wayward car keys or nail files scratching your pricey smartphone’s screen, fret no more. ProtectPax, a new project on IndieGoGo, is a self-described “liquid glass” protector that claims to strengthen any display.

It sounds almost too good to be true. ProtectPax’s crowdfunding page describes it as a “nano protector” pioneered by titans in the aviation and aerospace industries. Titanium dioxide nanoparticles in the gel fill microscopic valleys on your smartphone’s screen, effectively reinforcing it against bumps and bruises.


“It’s as hard as sapphire or ruby and acts like an optical filter,” the ProtectPax team says. “Your screen [will be] more uniform than when it left the factory.”

Applying it is relatively easy, apparently. All you need do is wipe your smartphone’s screen dry, rub ProtectPax across the surface with an included sealing cloth, and wait ten minutes until the gloss turns “shiny.” Once that’s done, the screen’s ostensibly protected from scratches, cracks, and even falls.

ProtectPax ranks 9H on Mohs Hardness Scale, which is higher than a knife blade and steel file. It lasts up to 365 days, and as an added bonus, it protects against electromagnetic radiation and improves touchscreen functionality.

ProtectPax claims it’s good for more than smartphones, too. The team’s tested it with all manner of devices, including smart watches, regular watches, eyeglasses, TV screens, GPS navigation systems, laptops, eBook readers, and digital cameras.

The idea of a liquid screen protector just as effective as tempered glass may be difficult to wrap your mind around, but ProtectPax isn’t the first. Kristall, a liquid protector from Malaysian company E-Mark Global trade, shields screens with a layer nano-particle coating that gives screens a gloss finish, makes them a great deal less prone to fingerprints, smudges, and greasy smears, and protects them against objects up to 9H.

In a demonstration at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, an intrepid Digital Trends reporter saw a Kristall-smeared phone successfully deflect scratches from scissors and keys. Assuming ProtectPax measures up to the competition, it will provide a welcome alternative to the annoying glass and polymer shields that require you squeeze every last air bubble out from beneath the protectors’ surface.

Packs of ProtectPax start at $40.

23 February 2017

How to spot FAKE wheels ? Know how dangerous they are.!

WHY ARE FAKE WHEELS SO DANGEROUS? 

Many fake wheel manufacturers skip essential safety testing. as they are not Willing to pay for the cost of such evaluations and Just want to get the Wheels made as cheaply as possmle.

Fake Wheels are often made With gravity casting. which leaves the wheel With irregular areas of density and lacks the compresswe strength reqUIred by safety standards for wheel manufacturing.



Most fake Wheels do not have a proper protective finish applied. leavmg it vulnerable to serious corrosnve damage.

Fake wheels are rarely tested for performance factors such as dynamic fatigue, braking, cornering and impact. all of which are basic checks for genume wheels.

The materials used in the manufacture of fake wheels are often qUIte porous. making them highly susceptible to cracking or completely shattering.

Fake wheels are manufactured to generic measurements, meaning that they won't meet the requwed fitments to satisfy the vehicle's brake system or suspenston.

HOW TO SPOT A FAKE WHEEL ?


Check the rIm to see the country of manufacture and If there Is a brand stamp present. Genume rIms WIII mostly be manufactured In Europe. USA or Japan.

Compare the weight of the rim with that of a genume rim. If it feels heavier than the genuine rim, it Is most likely a fake as they are often made from heavy low-grade materials and produced at a low cost.

Compare the rim with photos of genume rims to see If any of its main features are slightly skewed from those of genume rims.


Ask your local garage to inspect the rim. They Will soon be able to dec pher if It is a fake or the real deal.

Myth : Fake wheels are just as strong as genuine wheels.

Fact : Fake wheels are conSIderably weaker than genume wheels and are also far more susceptible to cracking &
bending. The Inadequacy of the materials used In the manufacture of fake wheels. In addition to the substandard gravity caung method. also contributes to a product that Is nowhere near sturdy enough for Its Intended purpose.

Myth :  Fake wheels will last for the same length of time as genuine wheels.

Fact : Fake wheels are not tested for durability against the effects of road salts. chemicals or other elements. Therefore, they are highly vulnerable to corroSIon, which Will make the wheels qUIte unsafe and cause them to expire far qumker than genume wheels.

Myth:' Fake wheels will fit your vehicle just as  Ideally as genuine wheels.

Fact : . Due to the total absence of fitth testing in the manufactunng process, fake wheels Will not ht your vehicle properly If you put fake wheels on your vehIcle, they will cause major Vibration and could rub against the suspenston

In October 201 5, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCN) m Australia carried out a series of tests on genulne manufacturer wheels and fake wheels pertaining to the same car maker.

The tests carried out on both wheel categories included chemical & radiographic analysis, dye penetrant. tensile, hardness & impact testing, and metallographic (microstructure) assessment.

When the test car was driven over a pothole at 50km per hour (31 mph), the genuine wheels comfortably withstood the impact both at the spokes and between the spokes.

The tests carried out on both wheel categories included chemical & radiographic analysis, dye penetrant. tensile, hardness & impact testing, and metallographic (microstructure) assessment.

When the test car was driven over a pothole at 50km per hour (31 mph), the genuine wheels comfortably withstood the impact both at the spokes and between
the spokes.

When the test car was driven over the same pothole at the same speed. except with fake wheels fitted, the wheels shattered upon impact both at the spokes and between
the spokes.

The fake wheels also encountered severe porosity and heat tearing from inconsistent cooling after casting. When the genuine wheels were put through the same test, there were no flaws afterwards.

The engineers involved in the tests noticed impurities in the fake wheels that resulted in gaseous pores, most likely from excessive amounts of hydrogen or oxygen during manufacturing. Some of these pores were visible with the naked eye and such pores weaken the structure of wheels.
making them quite hazardous.

21 February 2017

2018 Jaguar F-Pace: A New Turbo Four and a Portfolio : The beast

For those with bigger budgets who wish the F-Pace smelled more like a Range Rover, there’s the also-new-for-2018 Portfolio trim level. The softer, extra-pleated Windsor leather seats with 22-way adjustment and winged headrests are exclusive to the Portfolio, which only comes with the F-Pace’s 340-hp V-6. Otherwise, the Portfolio is a Prestige loaded up with three option packages, head-up display, gloss ebony veneer, and 20-inch wheels. Jaguar expects a limited showing, as it’s only offered in Yulong White with Sienna Tan upholstery and, at $64,195 to start, is now the most expensive F-Pace in the lineup, topping even the more powerful F-Pace S.





With a twin-scroll turbocharger, variable valve timing and lift, a new direct fuel-injection system, and an exhaust manifold integrated with the cylinder head, the Ingenium engine is claimed to return greater efficiency and faster warmups. (EPA fuel economy estimates for the F-Pace equipped with the new engine are forthcoming.)



The turbo four’s 247 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque are up 7 horsepower and 18 lb-ft over the now defunct Ford engine, and Jaguar claims it can punt the F-Pace to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds. For reference, the last F-Pace S we tested was a six-cylinder, 380-hp S, and it did that deed in 5.1 seconds; we’ve yet to test the 180-hp diesel or a non-S V-6 model. We’ll confirm Jag’s numbers in our own testing, but the four-cylinder’s performance is probably peachy for Jaguar buyers who prefer discounts over power.



20 February 2017

Automotive and Tech. updates : February

 Ferrari 812 Superfast Claims 211 MPH, Even More Insane V-12 Power



For its 70th birthday, Ferrari is once again resurrecting the Superfast name, first seen on the 4.9 Superfast that was the quickest car we tested in the 1950s. Then as now, Ferrari’s most powerful 12-cylinder engine resides in this new 812 Superfast, a hairier evolution of the extreme F12tdf introduced for 2016.
Ferrari bored out its naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V-12 to 6.5 liters and fitted a new 5076-psi direct-injection system for just shy of 800 horsepower (the 8 in the name is a reference to the car’s 800 metric horsepower)—call it 789 in American.


He intake tracts to maximize airflow, the new V-12 achieves that lofty power output at 8500 rpm, along with 530 lb-ft of torque at 7000 rpm. That equals the LaFerrari’s power and bests its 516 lb-ft. It also beats the F12tdf’s 769 ponies and 520 lb-ft. Lest a turbocharged 488GTB enter the debate, a full 80 percent of the Superfast’s torque is available at 3500 rpm. Ferrari claims a zero-to-62-mph time of 2.9 seconds, a top speed of 211 mph, and upon request will cite more figures no other front-engined production car could hope to match.

Honda Shows Off an Acura NSX–Inspired Outboard Motor



Honda, of course, doesn’t just make automobiles and motorcycles. Need a lawnmower? Soichiro’s crew has you covered. How about a snowblower? Ditto. That mill for your go-fast boat? But of course! In the spirit of unifying its disparate product lines, Honda has ginned up an outboard with a design inspired by the Acura NSX, set to go on display at the Miami International Boat Show. Because of course Honda did.

Called—inventively—the Honda Marine Concept Engine, the flashy outboard draws its Nouvelle Blue Pearl paint straight from the NSX’s palette, and Honda would like you to note that the heat ducts’ black honeycomb mesh also hints at the hybrid supercar. The “floating winged blade” also pulls its inspiration from Honda’s halo car, and the company says the radical new design points to “a bolder, more distinctive future for Honda Marine.” Whatever the ultimate fate of this design language in the waterborne realm, it’s certainly a far cry from Dad’s old pull-start Evinrude. In fact, it looks a little like some sort of protocol droid with rage issues. An Evil ASIMO, perhaps?


Wild Revealed : Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Off-Roader Priced from $40,995



he 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 may be smaller and less powerful than the half-ton Ford F-150 Raptor, but these facts are unlikely to deter consumers (and automotive publications) from thinking together about the two off-road-oriented pickups. Priced at $40,995, the Colorado ZR2 undercuts the hulking Raptor’s base price by $9160. Those more interested in an apples-to-apples comparison can pit the ZR2 against the $41,930 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro instead.

Like the Tacoma TRD Pro, the ZR2 relies on underhood hardware from lesser lineup mates. A 308-hp 3.6-liter V-6 engine is standard fare, while a 186-hp 2.8-liter turbocharged diesel four-cylinder engine is optional. Additional add-ons include a premium sound system, a sweet bed-mounted spare-tire carrier, and a full-length vinyl floor in place of the standard carpet that can be added at no cost.




18 February 2017

LIGHTNING MOTORCYCLES WORKING ON ELECTRIC BIKE THAT COULD GO 500 MILES PER CHARGE

Electric vehicles like the ones Lightning Motorcycles produces need to go farther on a single charge if they want to become a more dependable option for drivers.

Each year, as people work to become less dependent on fossil fuels, the number of all-electric vehicles increases. However, limited range prevents electric vehicles from completely replacing gas-powered ones. Richard Hatfield, head of Lightning Motorcycles, wants to change everything by creating the first all-electric motorcycle that can travel 500 miles on a single charge.

Lightning Motorcycles built its first electric sport bike in 2006 and has been breaking records since. Three years after its first bike, the company broke the world land-speed record for an electric-powered bike. In 2013, the company won Pikes Peak, a 12-mile race climbing almost 5,000 feet. Completing the 500-mile drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles in a single charge is the next record Lightning has in its sights.

Currently, Tesla holds the record for the longest electric vehicle range among commercially available motorcycles and cars. At an Environmental protection Agency rating of 315 miles, Tesla wouldn’t be able to make the drive. Even a gasoline bike maxes out around 320 miles in one tank. Still, Hatfield has faith. “We see ourselves as following in the footsteps of Tesla, and accomplishing the San Francisco-to-Los Angeles run would show that range anxiety is becoming a thing of the past,”

To help him get there, Hatfield turned to the Battery Innovation Center in Indiana. This nonprofit works with industry leaders, universities, and government agencies to quickly develop, test, and commercialize batteries. In order to make it to the market, batteries need to be safe, reliable, and lightweight. “We work with companies like Lightning to pair them with cutting-edge energy storage makers to make things like the 500-mile ride possible,” said David Roberts, the company’s president. “We think that with the technology as it stands, right now, the ride is entirely achievable.”

Getting batteries to that point will not be easy, but it’s necessary if vehicles continue looking for greener power sources.

15 February 2017

Automotive & Tech. updates : February 3rd week

Hyundai may buy Chinese batteries amid political tension

Hyundai Motor Co. said Wednesday that it may buy batteries from Chinese companies for a planned China plug-in hybrid after South Korean battery makers failed to make a list of approved vendors last year.

The decision comes amid growing concern in South Korea that Beijing may be retaliating over Seoul's decision to deploy a U.S. anti-missile system. China argues the defense system could undermine its security.

Hyundai to enter China's luxury market with Genesis brand

Hyundai Motor Co. will launch its stand-alone Genesis luxury brand in China within two to three years, as the Korean automaker tries to compensate for thin profits in China's mass-market segments.


Rolling out Genesis in key markets such as China marks a shift for a company, which lacks the brand cachet and tradition of Germany's BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. Those brands dominate the luxury market globally and in China.

Hyundai Motor said it was considering a Chinese battery for a plug-in hybrid version of its Sonata sedan to be sold in China.

Mercedes sales soar in January


Mercedes-Benz deliveries in China soared 39 percent to 58,799 vehicles in January on strong sales of its long-wheelbase sedans.

The German automaker said its top-selling models in China were the stretched C- and E-class sedans and the GLC compact crossover.

Mercedes, the No. 3 luxury brand in China, has been gaining market share at the expense of rivals Audi AG -- China's top luxury brand -- and No. 2 BMW.

Nissan venture fined for EV subsidy fraud

Nissan Motor Co. became the first foreign automaker punished by Chinese regulators for selling substandard electric vehicles to obtain government subsidies.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology revoked Zhengzhou Nissan's production permits for three models equipped with electric motors and batteries from uncertified suppliers.

The ministry also temporarily suspended the company's eligibility for EV subsidies.

Zhengzhou Nissan is a joint venture between Nissan Motor Co. and Dongfeng Motor Co.

GM to launch 18 new, redesigned models in China this year

 General Motors says it will launch 18 new and redesigned models in China in 2017, with a heavy emphasis on the fast-growing crossover market.

According to GM, half the models will be SUVs or multipurpose vehicles for GM's China brands, which include Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun and Wuling.

The new models will help GM keep pace with Volkswagen AG, which plans to introduce 10 new crossovers and SUVs in China by 2020. Last year, GM's Chinese joint ventures sold 3.87 million vehicles, while Volkswagen's partnerships sold 3.98 million.

14 February 2017

Automotive and Tech Updates : Feb 2nd week


✌ Hello Auto Enthusiast🚗🏎
 Here we are back with top trending Automotive and Tech updates.

1. Porsche Dealer Stokes rumors of a 4.0-Liter Cayman GT4 RS

 We heard a rumor that a refreshed Porsche Cayman GT4 is coming, equipped with a sizable turbocharged 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine to keep up with the new turbocharged 718 models.


2. This Jaguar Two Door Would Make You Forget About The F-Type

the current F-Type could be considered as one of the best looking cars on the market but after this we'd forget all abkut that.

When viewed from the front, the C-Xonca doesn’t include any kind of grille and instead makes do with a large single air intake at the base of the bumper. It then incorporates a pair of slim LED headlights and a front clamshell that includes a set of beautifully sculpted front wheel arches and quarter panel.

3. Road-Legal Ferrari FXX Comes With A $12.5 Million Sticker Price


The 6.3-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine remains in place. It feeds 850 horsepower to the rear axle, through a 6-speed sequential transmission, and allows it to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standstill in just 2.5 seconds, and a top speed of 247 mph (398 km/h).

4. Tiny, soft, transparent nanofabricated devices turned into ultrasensitive microphones

A tiny, transparent device that can fit into a contact lens has a bright future, potentially helping a range of scientific endeavors from biomedicine to geology.

Urologists want to use the system to study the optics of breast cancer cells, information that could lead to new treatments. Neuroscientists are interested in using the Micro-ring resonator as a window into rodent brains as a way of studying drug protection for the cortex during different points of a stroke.

5. Passenger drones will begin flying over Dubai



The single-rider, human-sized quadcopter that whipped CES 2016 into a frenzy could be carrying passengers as early as this summer. As the head of Dubai's Roads and Transportation Agency announced at the World Government summittoday, the Chinese EHang 184 passenger drone will begin "regular operations" around the futuristiccity in July of 2017.

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