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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2012, 07:57:56 am »
A Look At the 2012 Bentley Mulsanne: Complete with iPads and Keyboards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9VVcKTM7ZU

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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2012, 08:17:18 pm »
Good golly oh Molly.

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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2013, 03:21:13 pm »
Acura's NSX

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The once and future Acura NSX has taken a big leap closer to returning to production, the Honda luxury division revealing a second prototype version of the supercar during a preview at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The original Acura was a high-profile flagship for Acura in its first incarnation, but the maker spent years struggling to find a strategy for bringing it back into production before revealing a distinctive new concept car at last year’s Detroit Auto Show.

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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2013, 03:50:28 pm »
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2013, 06:30:02 am »
2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5rrnboyBr8

Look at the curves! The smooth shape! The beauty! Oh, and that car looks pretty good too.
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2013, 12:50:04 pm »
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2013, 10:35:40 am »
Volvo creates permanent high-beam that won't blind incoming drivers



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Volvo has created the permanent high beam system which won't blind incoming drivers thanks to some rather nifty tech which intelligently finds incoming cars and then shades them whilst still illuminating the rest of the surrounding area.

This impressive feat is accomplished by using the front camera which is already used for detection and auto brake, it then locates the car whether it's incoming or in front of you within a 1.5 degree margin.

The cars location is then sent to the headlamps where a tiny cylinder with metal pieces are then positioned in such a way that the area is then shaded whilst still sending the full high beam to the rest of the surrounding area.



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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2013, 07:41:28 am »
I'm always amazed the the new inventions people come up with. You would think something like this would have already been implemented 20 years ago.
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« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2013, 09:23:08 am »
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I'm always amazed the the new inventions people come up with. You would think something like this would have already been implemented 20 years ago.

It takes time. If you look at innovations through history of the automobile, you'd be surprised with what they had at certain points in time. They just didn't make it for one reason or another
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they innovation turned into something more and we use it today.

We are truly getting closer to self-driving cars.
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« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2013, 09:43:46 am »
We are truly getting closer to self-driving cars.

Still waiting for moving sidewalks.......
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« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2013, 02:15:52 pm »
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2013, 09:54:45 am »
Since Elon's Musk Hperloop has been in the news a lot lately, I decided to check out his other project The Tesla Model S

This is very thorough review and quite impressive, especially since it's all electric and competing against other luxury cars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kCG-WqpVnI
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« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2013, 05:05:17 pm »
Car Runs For 100 Years Without Refueling - The Thorium Car

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68A_HPYGdlk

Manufactures of other Hybrid cars and of course Oil Companies want this car to go away.....forever. That would be a huge hit in their financial pockets, which I'm 100% okay with.
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« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2013, 06:07:41 am »
Fascinating stuff...

I love innovation. Great discussion here.... except him getting all fan-boy about Thor.  :-\
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #44 on: December 27, 2013, 09:41:13 am »
BMW i8



With this BMW TV series you can get a closer look at the BMW i8. This time you can get more information about the performance of the BMW i8 as an integral part of the vehicle.

With the i8 BMW also introduces into production their new B38 1.5 liter three-cylinder petrol engine. We have previously tested the “baby-six” in a 1 Series Hatchback and we were quite impressed with its abilities. The little but potent combustion engine is transversely mounted behind the cabin and delivers 228 horsepower and 236 lb ft-of torqueVideo: BMW i8 in detail. Performance. That’s 152 hp per liter, an impressive figure by any standards. BMW engineers confirmed that there is room for a bit more power, but the current level delivers the best efficiency.



Power is sent to the wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox and a conventional torque converter.

At the front, but closer to the wheels, BMW placed an electric motor developing 129 horsepower and 184 lb ft-of torque. This is the same electric motor as in the BMW i3 but with less power (170 hp in the BMW i3).  The electric motor drives the front wheels via a GKN two-speed automatic gearbox which always run in first gear while in eDrive mode but switches directly to second gear in the mixed modes. The energy is drawn from a 5 kWh lithium-ion pack placed along the central tunnel right behind the electric motor.

An additional e-motor is placed in the rear adjacent to the combustion engine. It produces 13 hp and 81 lb-ft of torque and while it can provide additional power to the rear wheel, BMW says that it’s main functions are to recharge the battery, start the combustion engine and in hybrid mode to smooth out power delivery and match up the revs when switching driving modes. Therefore the typical lag mode found in hybrid or combustion setups is removed.

All these add up to a combined 357 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, 44 percent of it available from the moment you floor the throttle.

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