Category: Automotive

renault-zoe

Renault Zoe updated their batteries to reach 400 kilometers, a step in the electric car for everyone

Opel knew he would not be alone in this, all it will cost them too that the electric car is established, and I am not sure if they want to change propulsion system as soon with everything they have invested, but here come the movements of important pieces. The following have taught us that an electric car that covers a good mileage is Renault, at the Paris Motor Show.

Well, much as new is an update on the Renault Zoe, which is already available in our country. The grace of the matter is the autonomy that soars to 400 kilometers. These figures always have to catch them with tweezers, depending on the type of cycle that is used to show them in this case is based on NEDC, and we believe that in practice it will not cost you move over 300 kilometers.

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The challenge of lighting in the car is not only more light, but smarter

A few days ago we learned the latest in automotive lighting, at least by the manufacturer Philips Illumines. Although we have seen some other new product (which has some interest), we have not witnessed anything we can classify as revolutionary. Four years ago we review the latest car headlights, and a year before we explain what constituted technologies and advanced lighting systems and vision and for the moment is still working on the same thing: halogen headlights, xenon, LED and laser .. . plus headlights OLED (primarily for secondary functions).

The fundamental intent in the car, always, is continuous improvement: more power, less consumption, more comfort, less noise, more safety … and of course have more light. Speaking of lighting, in addition to more light, while trying to innovate in other factors, such as design, color and aesthetics, energy consumption, and an aspect which increasingly become more important, the “intelligent lighting” ( understood as dynamic and adaptive lighting).

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FORD

Ford autonomous car will arrive in 2021 … and will have no steering wheel or pedals

The race for the development of autonomous car began some months ago, but now when we begin to know the real plans of manufacturers with active developments in this field. Here we highlight the case of Google, Tesla, GM Lyft, BMW, Uber and even rumors of Apple; but today we talk about Ford who finally will have one year its first commercial autonomous car: 2021.

Today during a conference at the Center for Research and Innovation Ford in Palo Alto, California, Mark Fields, CEO of the company, he came to confirm that in five years we will know its first fully autonomous commercial car, which will be without steering wheel or pedals, something that has surprised everyone.

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Revero karma hybrid

Revero Karma hybrid is the resurrection that would disturb precious Tesla

We must go back to 2013 to see firsthand the Fisker Karma, and somehow we can say that that vehicle has returned to life in the Karma Revero, a plug -in hybrid that has always wanted to be a nuisance for the Tesla Model S, mainly for its sporty and four doors.

The road to success has been very different for these models, but here are to try again, with quite a similar picture to what we met with the original model. From the technological point of view there are two powerful introductions in this Revero: a sunroof and a new interior system for information and entertainment.

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autonomous car

The future of autonomous cars could be in the tiny sensor

Autonomous cars may be able to determine physical spaces, the location of other people or other objects like cars in real time and also do so accurately, is key to this technology. For this use it is made of so- called LIDAR sensors (Light Detection and Ranging or Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging) technology using a laser beam to determine the distance between the transmitter and an object or surface.

The disadvantage of these sensors is their size and price that can cost tens of thousands of dollars, that although there are smaller options where the price is almost the same. But this could change in the future because of a new development that aims to have the benefits of a LIDAR sensor smaller than a grain of rice chip.

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Lamborghini Roadster

Lamborghini Roadster Centenario, when exclusive costs 2 million

After presenting theLamborghini Centenario, which was held at the last Geneva Motor Show, theLamborghini Roadster Centenariocomes to complete the offer already announced in March: 20 closed units, 20 units open.

It is time to talk about the latter: the convertibles, which will cost2 million dollars, plus tax.It is not necessary to look athow you run the bank because they are all sold already.The strategy of creating exclusive series that began with the LamborghiniReventnand continued with theSesto Elemento, theAventador JandPoisonbears fruit, so that Sant’Agata Bolognese keep doing what is working them at prices few units scandal of a product that has its charm.

Designed by the Centro Stile Lamborghini, the Lamborghini Roadster Centenario is the result of a compromise between beauty and the need to obtain the best performance without sacrificing comfort.

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air conditioning

How much does the air conditioning in your car?

You have arrived the heat, and in Spain we notice but based on well. Take a trip in mid – afternoon, or back to the car after having left it parked in the sun, you can assume little more than a faint heat that can accumulate inside the car, like a greenhouse.

Today there are very few cars not equipped with air conditioning, or any variant technologically similarly, call it what you call: manual climate control, automatic climate control, electronic climate control, dual zone climate control, Trizone, cuatrizone … Essentially we always refer a cold machine. Let’s see briefly how it works, and above all, how much you spend.

Take hot air, cool it and put it in the passenger compartment

At this point no one should be surprised if we say that the air conditioning consumes energy, or in other words, in a petrol or diesel car consumes (or gas, or whatever you use your car to get around). They are whims of physics and thermodynamics in particular, but to do a job (with frictions, resistances, losses, etc.) have no choice but to consume energy.

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Nissan

Nissan: You need a car brand to keep the future

Since there is a consciousness of human beings, a basic concern has been, repeatedly, concern about finding out who we are, remember where we came from and predict where we are going. This triple concern, properly conjugate has served to model the evolution and development of each society.

A few years ago that Nissan has been rising where we are going, while trying to predict what the future of mobility. Now, Nissan Futures opens the way for debate while offering a broad perspective on some elements that could shape the cities of the future: from cars that do not pollute in the city until a curious energy management.

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Will the revised VW Tiguan punch above its weight?

Its reputation dented by the emissions scandal, VW is keen to get things back on track and entice buyers into its showrooms again. One of the ways in which it hopes to achieve this is with the launch of new models such as the revised Tiguan.

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Audi

Audi will be the spearhead of the Volkswagen group with hydrogen fuel cell

Audi has a new head in the area of technological development.It’s called these days Stefan Knirsch and lays the foundation for what will be the strategy of the brand with the four rings in relation to thegroup to which itbelongs.In that regard, Knirsch has come to defendthe technology offuel cell hydrogen, despite the announced and next bet manufacturer with electric models.

Thus, Audi plans to launch, inparallel with its strategy with the electric car, an SUV with fuel cell hydrogen to give credibility to thestart of the legacyh-tron, after showing the way in the past Hall of Detroitwith theAudi Quattro Concept H-tron. The head of Audi suggests that this could come in 2018.

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