January 22, 2014 at 11:45 am
New All-Season Tyres by Michelin
There have been many surprises at Detroit Motorshow this year: self driving cars that drift on racetracks, cars that park themselves without needing human’s help and now tyres that give much more safety. Michelin developed a new type of compound and building techniques that ensure performance are the same throughout the tyre’s life, so even when it’s half worn out it gives the same safety as if it were new.
January 20, 2014 at 3:04 pm
Is Technology An Open Door To Data Thieves?
We are slowing (but not as slowly as you’d imagine) going into a world made of smart objects that collect and analyse data to give you a better service. We have automated houses that can turn on and off lights and heating and close the blinds when it’s dark, fridges that can tell you what you need to buy (and probably in future they’ll be connected to services like Tesco, Asda or Morrisons and order things you like by themselves). Cars are in the same group facing innovations, from assisted parking to data gathering.
January 18, 2014 at 3:05 pm
Euro NCAP Results, Here Some Surprises
With new technologies coming out every day, technologies that improve vehicle’s safety, Euro NCAP test rules needed a change, to take into consideration those tools. Vehicles that have an automatic braking system to prevent collisions might not be the best at doing some things (might not have isofix mounting for child seats for example) but should still qualify for high scores.
January 16, 2014 at 9:52 am
An Idea For Your Weekend Project
If you are a car passionate and in your garage there are those essential tools then follow me, cause I’m going to talk you about an open source platform for a vehicle. And if you are one of the lucky ones that jealously keep their huge set of tools in perfect order then there is even better news for you: this project has plenty of space for personalisation, to make it a little bit more yours.
January 15, 2014 at 11:49 am
What If You Could Get in a Time Machine and Go Back 50 Years?
The answer is known by Ray and Mildred Lambrecht, 92 and 93 year old respectively. In 1946 they opened a family-run business as vehicle dealers. When it closed down in 1996 lots of almost new vehicles were sealed inside and only just recently (as the building has to be demolished) they went back to their property to find what was left. Items that were long forgotten, but that could mean big money.
January 14, 2014 at 11:38 am
Don’t Just Look For Reselling Value
When we decide to buy a car, we are normally influenced by the budget and the reselling value after a few years, to make sure that what we spend won’t magically disappear after a couple of years. What we rarely consider is running costs, or to be more precise maintenance costs.
January 13, 2014 at 12:55 pm
Cars With a QR Code
Technology is being used to make our cars smarter, more comfortable but most of all safer. Every little thing can help when we have to prevent an accident or save lives if one happens. Mercedes, adding QR codes to their vehicles Read the rest of this entry »
January 11, 2014 at 11:06 am
Is Ford Tracking You?
We often praise technology, with its benefits that improve fuel consumption, let us save time suggesting an alternative path to avoid traffic, that will in a few years drive for us. We are all grateful for each improvement that is meant to make our life easier. But all that glitters ain’t gold, so despite
January 10, 2014 at 10:44 am
Rain, Wind, Floods… How to Be Safe When Water Rises and You’re Driving
2012 has been a strange year, with lots and lots of streets submerged under water at any time. Even an hour shower is enough to flood some areas. Unluckily, this doesn’t seem anywhere near to a stop so here’s some tips on how to prevent damages to your car if you absolutely have to drive through floods Read the rest of this entry »
January 9, 2014 at 10:02 am
Self Driving Cars, Already Reality!
It was at 2014 CES in Las Vegas where BMW demonstrated its latest technology: autonomous driving cars. A modified 2 Series Coupe and 6 Series Gran Coupe, using cameras, 360 degree radar and ultrasonic sensors