Anti-roll bar or torsion bar

The anti-roll is often referred to as a torsion bar. The main effect of an anti-roll bar from within the car is what the name suggests; it reduces the amount that the body of the car can roll. Anti-roll bars alter the distribution of lateral load transfer between the front and rear axles of a …

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Electronic Pedestrian Protection system

What is electronic pedestrian protection system? Electronic Pedestrian Protection is a passive safety system. Engineers designed it to lower the intensity of injuries that occur to a pedestrian after striking a running vehicle. Pedestrians are particularly at risk in traffic. In most accidents, the pedestrian collides with the front of the vehicle. Legal requirements and …

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Crosswind Assist

What is crosswind assist? So, when you drive a bigger vehicle, you may not realize it, but wind and airflow can play a huge role in your performance capabilities. This is often referred to as crosswind, which is defined as a wind blowing crossways one’s direction of travel. This wind affects the aerodynamics of a …

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Blind-spot view monitor

The blind spot monitor or blind-spot monitoring is a vehicle-based sensor device that detects other vehicles located to the driver’s side and rear. Warnings can be visual, audible, vibrating. Blind-spot monitoring uses a set of sensors mounted on the side mirrors or rear bumper to detect vehicles in the adjacent lanes. If the sensors detect something, they’ll alert you via an audible and/or …

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Vehicle Telematics

Telematics is a combination of two words: telecommunications and informatics. It is often defined as, the blending of computers and wireless telecommunications technologies, to efficiently convey information over vast networks to improve a variety of services. Telematics systems perform a range of functions by gathering vehicle location and activity data and turning this into business …

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Hyundai CVVD Technology

What is CVVD?  Hyundai Motor Group has launched the world’s first Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) technology to be featured in future Hyundai and Kia vehicles. The innovation was revealed at Hyundai Motor Studio Goyang, South Korea, alongside the Smartstream G1.6 T-GDi the first engine to feature the technology. CVVD optimizes both engine performance and …

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Cylinder Deactivation Technology

What is it? Cylinder deactivation is also known as a cylinder on demand (or Cod). If someone wants to save fuel, one of the easiest ways is to avoid using it. That’s the main idea behind cylinder deactivation, which helps to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. Manufacturers also term cylinder deactivation as an engine …

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Mobileye: An eye towards self-driving vehicles

Mobileye is an Israeli subsidiary of Intel that develops self-driving cars and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). Mobileye headquarters and main research & development center is located in Jerusalem functioning under the company name Mobileye Vision Technology Ltd. In March 2017, Intel announced that they had agreed to a US$15.3 billion takeover of Mobileye. This is the largest acquisition of an Israeli company to date. Mobileye to build laser …

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The Toyota Mirai: First-ever hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

The Toyota Mirai (Japanese for “future”) is a mid-size hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV) manufactured by Toyota and represents one of the first FCV automobiles to be mass-produced and sold commercially.  The Mirai was launched at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2014. As of December 2019, global sales totaled 10,250 Mirais. The top-selling markets were the U.S. with 6,200 units, Japan with …

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KLEIN‌ ‌Vision Air ‌Car:‌ ‌The first flying car

The Klein Vision AirCar is a prototype two-seat flying car designed by Stefan Klein and made in Slovakia.  Klein Vision’s patent-protected AirCar has become the first flying car in the world to fly between two airports. The flying car took off from Nitra airport and landed at Bratislava (Capital of Slovakia) international airport on June 28. This journey was covered …

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