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It produces small urban electric vehicle. No intention of entering the competition of the great automotive industry. A very specific niche market that allows great flexibility in the production and distribution of vehicles. The company e-ride Industries produces several models and are manufactured with aluminum chassis, Fiberglass body and motor of 72 volts.
Clearly, the use of electric vehicles is a growing trend; especially large companies have developed hybrid cars (gas + electricity) to survive in a transition from the use of new forms of energy.
The shape of the vehicle, its features ‘military’ with sharp edges, I was reminded of the famous Gurgle in Brazil. An idea of car Brazilian ’100% ‘born within the State of São Paulo in 1969, head of the engineer Jiao Augusto Conrad do Amoral Gurgle. After much work, with several models manufactured, the company closed its doors in the mid-nineties. Gurgle, who was always against the use of ethanol as an alternative fuel, failed to survive the competition from the big brands. All actions, individual or state, received a powerful message of this venture in automotive design and manufacturing of vehicles in Latin America. A message for three decades accompanied the effort Gurgle: Is it possible to design, manufacture and market cars in Latin America?
There are many aspects that are related to the future of the automotive industry. But as technologies stabilize and somehow get consensus, working with shapes and functional capabilities of these products will travel different paths. Among the styling and functionality, the public and private, individual and mass, analog and digital.
But the most significant pressures for development of vehicles not arise solely from the technical and production areas and if people, people. It is society, in its dynamic as a group, marks a crucial impact on the evolution of forms and technologies. This video, “no é sue This vague um men by minute” (This post is not yours or one minute) by Bruno Siqueiros and produced by advertising agency Thereto in the city of Curitiba, State of Parana in Brazil, is part an awareness campaign for the use of vehicles in relation to people with disabilities.
Situations like this, communication guerrilla action with traits of activism, are generated by the disproportionate use of vehicles in cities. The vehicle offers challenges in the way in technology, but definitely will be shaped by their use, for their active participation as elements and tools of development of society. Ethical coexistence has to take to survive as objects of civilization, to make possible sustainable spaces. Probably the vehicle is not in check, but it is an area of high debate that runs through all the vertices of this humanity.
A few days ago saw the first spy shots of Chevrolet Corvette C7, the new generation of sporting excellence of General Motors, which has been allowed to see. Of course, with a camouflage worthy of presentation.
Despite the strong camouflage, the C7 Corvette cannot hide part of their news, today we present you on the table. Let’s start from scratch because the C7 Corvette gives a major turn and opt for a conservative style, but equally surprising.
At first there was speculation a new 5.5-liter V8, but for now, discard it. The Corvette hit the market with the known small block 6.2-liter V8, a more conservative engine from General Motors that are more suitable, at least at first. The new eight-cylinder displacement less reserves for later, is that since the U.S. manufacturer do not want to jump extremely important, just as happens with the Camano and its current developments.
The French company offers vehicle manufacturers many opportunities for us in a comfortable vehicle, multipurpose, high on their performance based elements and of course in terms of consumption and pollutant emissions, that’s what it promises the launch of the Citroen C4 Picasso 2012, a minivan with good detail in the cockpit, elegant body, and of course a good mechanical section.
The dimensions of the 2012 Citroen C4 Picasso is perfect for safe passage in any environment, I say that is compact enough to park in tight spaces, their total length lies in the 4470 mm, a width of 1830 mm and a height estimated 1680 mm wheelbase offers a good balance and found a 2128 mm.
Under this stylish and attractive hood we place the installation of a multi-point electronic injection engine, invests in four cylinders aligned able to issue a development equivalent to 143 hp drive, that is to say 1997 cc, all of which impact on obtaining a maximum torque of 200 Nm at 4000 rpm respectively, it is also worth mentioning that is associated with a mechanical gearbox four gears.
Inside you can enjoy a four-zone automatic climate control, an onboard computer, rain sensor, Bluetooth connectivity and the placement of a radio CD/MP3, to this we add multiple entries for USB memory, external mirrors have the function folding and memory.
On Thursday 13, the U.S. automaker Ford invited us to the event Ford Belgium Revealed in the test circuit of the brand (private and well protected and surrounded by a forest hidden) in Pommel, a small population of about 32,000 inhabitants in the north of the country, almost half an hour from Brussels.
In the event, almost marathon in the amount of things I had to do, we were taught, and in some cases also let us try, most of the technology, communications, comfort and safety, Ford is introducing its new models, or is still developing towards the not too distant future.
I found it very interesting to try some of the systems on which I spoke at this summer’s special in-car technology, specifically in the articles on detection systems in cars to prevent accidents (systems to improve safety ) and telemetric systems in cars (communication and multimedia).
BLIS Blind Spot Detector.
there was no specific test to check the operation of this system, but still active, could jump at any time, for example when another car was going to pass. It is very intrusive and very clear: in the upper outer rear view mirror is an icon and a circle behind which is an orange LED will light if a vehicle in the blind spot. Very good to avoid an oversight.
Two modules powered by rear-facing radar, one on each side of the car, placed in the rear bumper. Watch a space of about three meters wide and three meters back, the area would be within the blind spot mirror. The system works when driving above 10 km / h, and can be descativado from the menu-board computer. It is available in models like the Ford Monde, C-Max or the new Focus (among others).
Traffic Sign Recognition.
The key to this system and the following two is the same: a front-view camera, placed at the top of the windshield, which constantly monitors the road ahead of the car. This camera recognizes speed limit signs and no-passing. I tried it on a Ford Focus Sport break (body relative).
When the car approaches a limit signal speed, the camera detects and recognizes and surpassed it as is shown in the center screen color LCD instrument panel. By spending a few meters left in gray. If we exceed the limit, the sign flashes to get our attention. Likewise acknowledges the no-passing signs.
No major mysteries optical recognition software. It works very well, and honestly thinks its fine as a reminder, if at some point not clear if he had changed the speed limit of the section for which we are circulating.