AutoMotorTech | Volvo to build Accident-Free cars from 2020 #Video

August 2, 2013 | Author: MotorBlog.com | am

Filed Under: AutoMotorTech, MotorNews

Smart Mobility | Volvo to build Accident-Free cars from 2020

From 2020, meaning in just seven years, Volvo intends to have realized its 2020 Vision Program and only build automobiles which are protected against serious accidents by sophisticated electronic equipment.

This includes automatic pedestrian recognition (in darkness too), recognition of animals, kerbs and other obstructions, communication between vehicles, autonomous parking, and adaptive automatic speed with steering assistance. Read more

E-Ticketing on Smartphones Seen As Future for Mass Transit

In a forecast presented by Juniper Research, the number of transit transactions using smartphones will triple to 16 billion by 2018 is still expected to grow in years beyond. Just like in airlines and other industries, transit systems which will adopt digital technologies in payment transactions like the use of smartphones and NFC (near-field communication), will reap the benefits of its efficiency, if not making the experience for commuters more frictionless and more convenient. Read more

AutoMotorTech | Hand Made sports cars and Luxury Limos as Mobile Labs

July 24, 2013 | Author: MotorBlog.com | am

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AutoMotorTech | Hand Made sports cars and Luxury Limos as Mobile Labs

Despite all debates on environmental justifiability and CO2 values, automobile manufacturers are continuing to develop exclusive, hand-made sports cars. The high-price vehicles generate little in the way of profit, but serve as test vehicles for cutting-edge technology.

The aircon hums, now and again a battery-powered screwdriver buzzes. On the shop floor of Porsche’s new Spyder 918 sports car, it is quieter than in an average open-plan office. A good 100 workers are putting together the luxury Über-Porsche available from September. Exclusively and hand-made, naturally. Read more

Infographic | Attack of the Self-Driving Cars

July 18, 2013 | Author: MotorBlog.com | rb

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Infographic | Attack of the Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars have a future. That plus the likes of self-parking cars that Volvo has recently shown off. But right now, researchers need to be work harder to make the technology more than efficient. Google, Volkswagen, and Volvo have already started with their projects but it would be long until we see self-driving cars on the road. Read more

Audi TT Gleams with Cutting Edge OLED Rear Lights

July 16, 2013 | Author: MotorBlog.com | am

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Audi TT Gleams with Cutting Edge OLED Rear Lights

After three years’ development, an Audi TT with OLED rear lights is now to be seen on Germany’s roads. Note the use of the singular: there is initially only one prototype out and about gaining admiring glances.

The organic LEDs not only provide attractive, powerful colors, but require significantly smaller amounts of problematic materials in production compared to traditional LEDs. Read more

Replacement parts often outlive cars – even exhaust pipes

July 12, 2013 | Author: MotorBlog.com | am

Filed Under: AUTO GADGETS, AutoMotorTech, MotorNews

Motor in Practice | Replacement parts often outlive cars – Even Exhaust Pipes

Owners that regularly apply tender loving care to their automobiles have a good chance of driving them on their last journeys to the scrap heap with the original engines, starter motors, gearboxes, and turbo chargers. According to an article in the German car magazine auto motor und sport, these parts can today be expected to last a good 250,000 km (155,000 miles), meaning about as long as the vehicle itself. The owner need only replace engine oil and other important lubricants at regular intervals, along with the filter. Read more

AutoMotorTech | Google Glass app developed for Tesla Model S owners

If I owned a Tesla, I would be more careful to hack the system. But sometimes, it really pays to take a risk and just do what you think you need to do. Some Tesla owner allowed another family member to reverse-enginer the Tesla app for Android to run on Google Glass and test it on a Model S. Read more

Students make smartphone-controlled autonomous vehicle #Video

July 8, 2013 | Author: MotorBlog.com | rb

Filed Under: AutoMotorTech, MotorNews, VIDEO

phone automated car

Griffith University students managed to build an autonomous vehicle that can be controlled via a smartphone. It’s not an actual car but just a toy car that has been hacked to connect with an Android phone.  Read more

ford Electric Brake Light

US car manufacturer Ford Motor Company tests an early warning car-to-car communication technology which wirelessly alerts following drivers to vehicles braking ahead – even around corners and through traffic. Read more

intel-research

Using a technology called Functional Near Infrared Specstroscopy, Intel researchers are hoping to get into the minds of drivers right before they start their engines and get on the road. Read more