Car electronics

Self driving cars failed 2020

I was had planned to do a long post on self-driving cars a quite long time. I was planning to do one this spring, but I might not do that, because it seems that predictions that self-driving cars would be here in 2020 were far too rosy. Five years ago, several companies including Nissan and

Electrical car charging cables

There is a growing interest and investment in electric vehicles infrastructure. To change those electric vehicles here are many different options how this can be done – with different benefits and disadvantages. The charging time depends on the battery capacity and the charging power. The charging power depends on the power available from the power

CES 2020

CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is the world’s gathering place in January at Las Vegas for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. This event owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® has served for 50 years to introduce next-generation innovations to the global marketplace. Here are some interesting news I

Friday Fun: 15 Ugliest Cars Ever Made – TopCarsMag

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. But there are some things that are objectively ugly. This is Top Car Magazine’s 15 ugliest cars ever created. http://topcarsmagazine.com/15-ugliest-cars-ever-made/?utm_source=taboola&utm_term=iheartmedia-kex-am_1094524&utm_content=48651493_http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.taboola.com%2Flibtrc%2Fstatic%2Fthumbnails%2F103a47baec9e704e04df27fe07e5c588.jpg_15+Ugliest+Cars+Ever+Made_Smartphone_2019-12-21+20%3A53%3A07&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Ugly2-ALL-DTM-TCM-TB

Volvo’s Gift To The World, Modern Seat Belts Have Saved Millions Of Lives

https://www.forbes.com/sites/douglasbell/2019/08/13/60-years-of-seatbelts-volvos-great-gift-to-the-world/ Volvo proudly exclaim that: “few people have saved as many lives as Nils Bohlin”. 2019 is the 60th anniversary of Bohlin’s breakthrough idea used by billions of people: The 3-point safety belt has saved hundreds-of-thousands of lives and prevented or reduced the severity of injuries for millions of people. Nils Bohlin is the little-known

The world’s first winter tyre with retractable studs / Nokian Tyres

https://www.nokiantyres.com/innovation/research-and-development/the-world-s-first-winter-tyre-with-retractable-studs/ This looks as an interesting concept: Nokian Tyres presents the world’s first non-studded winter tyre with studs in connection with the 80th anniversary of the winter tyre. With a press of a button, the driver can bring out the studs to improve the grip of the tyre. When the studs are not needed, they

The battle over the driving experience is heating up and will be won in software   | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/01/the-battle-over-the-driving-experience-is-heating-up-and-will-be-won-in-software/ We’re already seeing many new cars with driver-assist features. Many companies are working hard to bring fully autonomous cars to the market quicly. According to the Brookings Institute, one-quarter of all cars will be autonomous by 2040, and IHS predicts all cars will be autonomous after 2050. Those are conservative estimates. These changes will

New Auto Safety Technologies Push Repair Bills Up – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/riskfactor/transportation/advanced-cars/new-auto-safety-technologies-pushing-repair-bills-upwards There is little debate over whether advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) could reduce both the number and severity of vehicle crashes. A collision-mitigation system alone can increase the cost of a new vehicle by US $1,500 or more and vehicles equipped with advanced safety features “can cost twice as much to repair following a