Automotive

Hyundai Enters Compact Sedan Segment, Launches Xcent For Rs 4.66 Lakh In India

March 15, 2014, By M Sohini

Hyundai Motor India Ltd launched its much awaited model Xcent on March 12th in Delhi, making its way in the current favorite consumer category of sub-4 meter sedan. Designed and based on the tested platform of Grand i10, Xcent will be available for an ex-showroom (Delhi) price of Rs 4.66 lakh. Hyundai is the second largest […]

The Ultimate Toy: Polaris ATV With Bullet-Proof Airless Tires!

March 12, 2014, By Alex Ion

For most of us, vehicles are all about the everyday commute. We are happy as long as our bikes and cars get us from home to office and then back home safely. And the possibility of having our tires take a bullet or two is obviously not on top of that check list. But companies […]

2016 Hyundai ix35 Unraveled: Spyshots Showcase A Stylish And Practical SUV

March 11, 2014, By Alex Ion

There is a certain sense of adventure and excitement whenever one manages to get an early glimpse of a future car model that is still under the wraps. The heavy tarp might not be fully off and the final version might bring along with it a few more refined surprises, but the rush one feels when they look […]

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Technology Looks at Accident Reduction

February 7, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The cops in United States have come up with a new method to reduce accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has said that they are pushing forward an initiative that would make it imperative for all cars to have vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology. These will be especially so for the light vehicles. The […]

EU Cops Would be Able to Remote Stop Your Speeding Car Soon

February 3, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The day has come when you would find your speeding car stopping all of a sudden, even without you deciding to slam the brakes. Such a situation is definitely round the bend, at least in Europe    Going by a latest decision by the European Union, a device will soon find its way into your […]

Honda Automatic Braking System Coming Up; Helps Prevent Hitting People on Your Way

January 25, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Wouldn’t you love your car more if it acts all by itself to prevent you from getting into a mishap? Anyone would. Japanese automotive giant Honda knows that very well too. The car maker has now developed an automatic braking system which would sense pedestrians on the way and enable your car to slow down […]

Ford Hybrid Semi-Solar Vehicle Promises to Charm; Heads for CES

January 7, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Ford seems to have gotten innovative about hybrid cars, and it looks like if they are indeed successful, the whole concept surrounding hybrid vehicles are set to change. Quite rightly, hybrids are ideally to decrease environmental impacts pollution as much as it is for mileage. Ford plans on deriving the energy the car requires from […]

Google and Audi to Bring You Android-Driven Smart Cars

December 31, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

After smartphones and smart-toys, it is the turn of smart cars! Car controls are all set to get even easier as Android is about to assist you from your dashboard. And how will this happen? Google and Audi are expected to announce their Android in-car feature at CES the coming week. The Android OS inside […]

Nissan to Use EVs for Power Grid Storage

December 27, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

As far as energy policies are concerned, grid storage is a major problem. In cases where there is continuous power production, this becomes a problem in particular, because all this energy should go somewhere. Moving on from using archaic methods to store power, there is something new that can be expected to do the power […]

Lamborghini Huracan Revealed; New Hunk Gets its Name from a Fighting Bull

December 24, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Geneva Motorshow to be held in 2014 will see Lamborghini’s new Huracan LP 610-4, which will replace its Gallardo model. The company is all set to give you a driving experience that combines performance with easy to drive features and ultimate luxury. Huracan, the brand new entry, is inspired from the world of bull […]

Series E7 Bullet Trains Get Ready in Japan; Watch Out for Spring Roll Out Date

December 21, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

While California is still up fighting for high speed railways, Japan is all set to get an extra addition of bullet train network, on its 50th anniversary. Japanese operator JR East has already begun intensive testing of its new classy Series E7 bullet train, which is expected to start from capital city Tokyo. The first […]

McLaren to Get Rid of Windshield Wipers Soon

December 19, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Windshield wipers are a necessity today, but McLaren, the Formula One racing team, is soon to set to make cars which will come without these wipers. McLaren produces performance sport cars and Frank Stephenson, the chief designer, has come up with something new to replace wipers. What the folks at the company plan to do […]

Meet Vaxan Wattman, Most Powerful Electric Motorcycle Ever

December 9, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Paris Motor Show had a big surprise in store for all. The surprise came in the form of yet another “world’s most powerful electric motorcycle”. The Vaxan Wattman electric motorcycle with its 150 kW at full tilt and top speed of 170 km/h is 350 kilos in total weight, and claims to be the […]

Rockets Solve High Speed Chase Problems

December 7, 2013, By Daniel Rapcencu

Just about every cop or good guys vs. bad guys movie has a high speed chase as the centerpiece to build suspense. My favorite high speed chase scene is in The French Connection. In my opinion there is none better. However, in real life, high speed chases can be more than an adrenaline rush for […]

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster to Cost 3.3 Million Euros; Only 9 Units to be Built

December 6, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

If you are an auto enthusiast, you would know very well that in October last, Lamborghini had announced a new blazing supercar. Christened the Veneno Roadster, the car has now come out of wraps – and what a machine it is! The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is for the privileged lot, and so you will get […]

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