Do car manufacturers still have the ability to surprise consumers? Definitely! Technological progress is so rapid that it is difficult to keep up with changes. Practically every day we hear about new discoveries and the development of innovative technologies which will make our lives easier. It would seem there is nothing left to discover in the automotive industry, but is this true?
Many people believe that almost everything has been done in the automotive industry. However, each year manufacturers of car and automotive accessories surprise us at trade fairs, races, and car shows.
Many years ago, armoured cars were used only on the battlefield. Real development in this field of motorization started during World War II. Nowadays, armoured cars are still used for military purposes, but many car manufacturers also produce such cars for transporting cargo as well as people. Modern armoured cars are particularly popular among VIPs who value their privacy and security.
Hybrid cars are gaining more and more supporters. They are popular mainly among those who are interested in optimising maintenance costs, despite the higher purchase price. People who are concerned about the environment also often choose these vehicles.
Faurecia is a company producing car interiors for Peugeot and Citroen. It has been on the market for 20 years and is characterised by an innovative approach to the automotive industry.
New car models appear each year on the market. We usually pay the most attention to the fastest vehicles with impressive, streamlined shapes. Family cars also arouse considerable interest. Their main purpose is to ensure comfort, convenience and safety for passengers travelling long distances. Small city cars are also popular due to their cost-effectiveness, they significantly reduce expenses related to maintenance.
What remains very similar, however, is the range of engines available, with several turbocharged 1.4- and 2.0-litre petrol units along with a brace of 2.0-litre diesel motors with 110hp to 240hp.
On the one hand, fiddling with your car may bring back memories of your grandfather or uncle working in the garage and induce a sense of nostalgia rather than a desire to put on a work overall. Especially since, after all, none of us are a match for mechanics employed by the best car companies, so by trying do it ourselves, we might do more harm than good.
After a year and a half of intensive beta testing, Harbrick will release PolySync V1.0; an advanced, out-of-box operating system expected to revolutionize the way autonomous vehicles are made. Until now, the process of building an autonomous vehicle has been tedious. Extensive code has to be written, tested, and retested just to build the basic back end infrastructure.
Last year marked the 25th anniversary of the very first Lexus, the LS 400 flagship sedan. To celebrate this milestone, Lexus challenged ED2 -the company's Europe-based design studio to create a concept of an ultra-compact, sub-B-segment, urban 2+2.