Asus Zenfone 2

Asus launced the zenfone on April 23,2015 in India and I was invited for the launch.I had the privilege to check out phone even before it’s launch which was great.The phone was launched by Saif Ali Khan and other celebrities including Asus’s global CEO came at the phone launch.

Nokia Lumia 1020: The Ghost Rider Of Smart Phones

Nokia Lumia 1020 has put a fire in the smart phone industry by providing a 1.5 GHz processor and unbelievable 41 MP camera. It has sleek, well-designed Light weight body.

iPad Air

The iPad air is a marvelous piece of technology.This iPad is so thin that apple had to add the word ‘air’ to its name just like the macbook air.When it comes to thickness it is just 7.5 mm thick.When you hold it in your hand it is so light that you can actually experience the light weight and yet it is more powerful than the previous generation iPad.

Lamborghini Aventador

The Aventador uses Lamborghini's new 700 PS (510 kW; 690 bhp) 6.5 litre 60° V12 engine. The new engine is Lamborghini's fourth in-house engine and second V12. It is the first all-new V12 since the 3.5 litre powerplant found in the350GT.

Apple WWDC Keynote 2014

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Sunday, December 9

BMW M3 (Convertible and Sedan)


The BMW 3 Series has long been regarded as the benchmark compact sport coupe. the letter M stands for the company's Motorsports performance division.Since its launch in 1986, the BMW M3 has earned recognition  from it’s owners, reviewers and even it’s competitors.As per Driving is considered it offers long distance comfort as well as the everyday riding pleasure.
The 2013 model marks the closing of a chapter in the car’s history. The current model, launched in 2008, comes with a  4.0-liter V-8, rated at 414 horsepower and that is simply wonderful. In the currently available Coupe and Convertible variants comes a engine that sounds as good as it feels when you hop on the accelerator. This engine goes away in 2014, replaced by a more fuel-efficient turbocharged six-cylinder.
The coupe can sprint from 0-60 mph in just 4.8 seconds, while the Convertible takes almost six seconds to reach the same speed. Either car is available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch M-DCT gearbox, which is a great  for those who love to drive but also have to face traffic on their daily route.
The M3 has added up a few pounds but handling remains excellent. The suspension  delivers a firm and a comfortable ride.The steering lacks some of the feel of earlier M3 variants, but it’s still very good and  allows for precise positioning. Brakes are another strong point, delivering excellent pedal feel and returning impressively short stopping distances.
M3s also get specific hardware upgrades such as more powerful brakes, stiffer suspension tuning and a specialized limited-slip rear differential.As expected a full range of airbags is standard, as is electronic stability control, traction control and rollover hoops in convertible models.A new-generation M3 comes in 2013 with a smaller-capacity (six-cylinder) engine with turbochargers.So the current BMW M3 is one of the last opportunities to own one of these legendary cars powered by a normally aspirated engine.BMW hasn’t replaced the E46 CSL,  the current M3 considerably quicker than the six-cylinder CSL.
The Coupe sits low to the ground on a set of  19-inch M light-alloys designed to allow maximum airflow around the brake rotors, and one of several features included in the Competition Package.The super light carbon-fibre roof, which was a key feature of the CSL, is now standard fitment on this fourth-generation E92 M3. It effectively lowers the centre of gravity and shaves five kilos off the weight of the car.
Apart from the side skirts, front apron and split rear diffuser, the overall body panels are clean and uncluttered, but  the characteristic gills on the front side panels of the M3 remain the same which signify that it belongs to the ‘M’ family.
 The special ‘M’ plate on the door sills either, or the embossed ‘M’ in the hand stitched M sport leather steering wheel gives it a fine lookThis is what an M3 is all about, all the right equipment for exceptional driver control.The interior trim isn’t  fancy, but it’s practical and uncluttered. There is no lack of comforts in the M3; this is the best you can get in this price range. The Adaptive Bi-Xenon headlights, Comfort Access System, Park Distance Control , High Beam Assist with auto rain sensors, as well as all the latest iDrive system , which is very easy to operate and thoroughly intuitive.While Bluetooth phone connectivity is standard on the M3. Bluetooth streaming for music is not yet available on the M3. However, there is a USB interface for iPhone/MP3 connection For such a focused performance machine, the M3 offers an inordinate level of practicality far greater than the likes of Porsche’s 911 coupe. There’s plenty room for two adults in the individualised rear seats, and there is a  good deal of legroom.
Press the Start button and the four-litre V8 fires up  before settling down to a more subdued engine note. Push the accelerator and you’ll find the mighty 4.0-litre V8  spinning out  8300rpm.
Standard fit on the M3 is a six-speed manual box. More importantly, the M double-clutch option will get you from 0-100km/h in a blistering 4.6 seconds, down from 4.8 seconds for the manual.
Up ahead, there’s some clear road so  flick the miniature ‘M’ shifter to the right, engaging manual mode, and drop the throttle for a taste of what this engine has to offer. It’s not just the sound of that V8 winding up that sounds the goods; it’s more those instant race-style shifts that will have you begging for more.
There’s a reasonable level of compliance in the suspension, which provides a firm but entirely comfortable ride for passengers, and bumps are dispensed with without any harshness through the body.
At 8200rpm the gearshifts are impossibly quick, yet remarkably smooth.
There’s no such thing as body roll with an M3 either, and it doesn’t seem to matter how sharp you turn in, or how hard you push, the M3 sits bolt upright through the bends at all times.
.Driving an M3 is a special kind of experience. The starting price which is around $61,000 for the coupe or $69,000 for the convertible is what to expect with all the features and the comfort one gets riding the car.



Friday, December 7

Audi Q5 (Allroad Vehicle)

The Q5 is  the Audi for those who want a mid-sized car but prefer an elevated driving position and enhanced ability in slippery conditions like snow or sand. The model competes with Land Rover Freelander 2, BMW X3 and Volvo XC60.The petrol options are two varients of 2.0 TFSI, the more powerful of which gets the a seven-speed  S-tronic dual-clutch gearbox, as do the 3.2-litre petrol V6 and the  diesel  3.0-litre V6.The hood and wrap-around tailgate are now made of aluminium to save weight.The 2013 Audi Q5 is very similar to the 2012 Audi Q5. However, there are some noteworthy cosmetic changes, and under the hood Audi has fitted more efficient engines and has upgraded the steering and suspension.

The new look of the front grille  is the easiest way to spot the new Q5 apart from the older one and at the same time there are also new bumpers and exhaust tailpipes, and new LEDs for the optional xenon headlights.The new upgraded engine  offers up  15% better fuel economy and 11% lower CO2 emissions. 

Bluetooth connectivity and cruise control are now standard for all models. The Q5's steering and suspension changes are minor but effective. the Q5 steers more smoothly and rides more comfortably than before. Although the ride can be rather bouncy over rough surfaces, the Q5 generally does a good job.
The handling is excellent while the steering is more consistently weighted than before and provides a decent amount of feedback through the wheel. The 2.0 TFSI 225 is usefully flexible, but it's more expensive than the cheapest 2.0 TDI version, emits 20g/km more CO2 (with a manual gearbox).As for the fuel-conscious folks, the 2013 Audi Q5 will now be available as a hybrid too. It’s equipped with the 211PS 2.0 TFSI inline-4 coupled to a 54hp electric motor drawing power from lithium-ion batteries located at the rear. Joined together by a clutch, the engine and electric motor deliver power to the wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox and quattro all-wheel drive. The Q5 Hybrid can travel 3.04km in pure electric mode.

Now coming to the interiors apart from some extra metallic trim and a different choice of  leather upholstery(optional), there's little that distinguishes it from its predecessor and that is great because it is practical and classy.The Q5's MMI infotainment control system isn't as user-friendly as it is in some of Audi's other models this is due to the location of its controls low down on the centre console.
Dynamically, the Q5 feels more accommodating than ever. It has added directness to the steering, a more settled ride and, thanks to standard four-wheel drive, tenacious grip and impressive levels of traction whatever the weather conditions.The new Q5 is expected to be priced around $ 38,000 for the base model.

Thursday, November 22

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

After successful initial testing of the concept vehicle, the decision for a production vehicle was quickly made. The BMW i8 Concept Spyder is the future of the BMW vision EfficientDynamics concept and what we get is the the most efficient and innovative sports car of its time. A sneak peek of the concept car was featured in Mission Impossible 4 in which the car was driven by Tom Cruise .The car looked stunning and some of it’s concept features were shown.Its innovative plug-in hybrid concept combines the  electric drive system from the BMW i3 Concept – fitted over its front axle – with a high-performance three-cylinder combustion engine producing 164 kW/220 hp and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) at the rear. Working together, they allow the two drive systems to work at full potential, thus delivering the performance of a sports car but at the same time fuel consumption of a small car.
Speed 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) is achieved under five seconds combined with fuel consumption in the European cycle of 2.7 litres per 100 kilometres (approx. 104 mpg imp) are figures currently beyond the capability of any vehicle powered by a combustion engine of comparable performance. With the eDrive technology and its large lithium-ion battery, which can be charged from a domestic power supply, the BMW i8 Concept Spyder can travel up to 35 kilometres (approx. 20 miles) on electric power alone. Now coming to the seating, the 4 seater offers enough space for four people making it practical for everyday use.
It has a pair of electric scooters placed under a transparent tailgate, a camera-based proactive collision warning feature, and the inside of the car can be pre-warmed on a cold morning so it's all cozy and warm when you go on a drive. 
The LifeDrive architecture of the BMW i8 Spyder delivers extreme performance and superb driving dynamics. The motor in the front axle module and combustion engine at the rear are connected by an "energy tunnel", which houses the high-voltage battery thus giving the  car a low centre of gravity and this brings with it improved dynamics.The engineering behind the weight is incredible. The positioning of the electric motor and engine over their respective axles and the space-saving and well-balanced packaging of all components results in a optimal 50/50 weight distribution.

Monday, November 5

Top 5 iPhone Apps For Your Car



Fuel prices have become a point of concern recently. As recently as November 2011, the price of crude oil topped $100. But no matter how bad gas prices get, you can always find the lowest prices, no matter where you are, with iGasUp.For just $2.99, iPhone users can download the iGasUp application and have updated gas station locations and fuel prices at their fingertips. The app gives users the 10 closest gas stations based on the phone's current location. iGasUp uses information derived from Oil Price Information Service (OPIS)  the same entity that provides price data for AAA, Sirius Satellite Radio and GPS companies such as Garmin.


This app gives you freedom from speed traps. If you have an iPhone, you won't have to rely on these visual signals from other drivers. With Trapster, you can scan your area for any known speed traps, police hang outs, speed cameras and even stop-light cameras.Trapster displays your location on a map using the iPhone's WiFi location capabilities. Reported speed traps, which users enter into the Trapster's network database, pop up along your route. Trapster's settings allow users to setup their iPhones to give voice alerts of approaching speed traps and the dynamic radar feature compensates for a driver's speed and direction in radar to relay accurate warnings. Signal cameras and police traps show up on the display as icons for easy recognition.

3.INRIX Traffic

Even if your car has a GPS with built-in traffic information, you might find that the INRIX Traffic app can help you plan your route in ways that your GPS can't. To access the more advanced route-planning services that the INRIX Traffic app offers, you'll need to pay $24.99 to upgrade to INRIX Traffic premium, but even the basic free app gives you a sufficient amount of traffic information for your daily travelling or just for a trip across town.

4.Parker for iPhone

This app helps in parking your car on a busy day very easily.It gives you a rooftop view of the local street situation and tells you where the parking places are.With the cooperation of the Departments of Transportation in several major cities, including New York, Dallas, Los Angeles and Boston, the San Francisco company Streetline has installed electronic sensors in selected neighborhoods to detect whether parking places are occupied or empty. This data is broadcast to a central location and can be accessed via the Parker app.

5.Craftsman Garage Door App

If you have a garage then you have a garage door opener, a remote control device that you can use to open and close your garage door from inside your car or even inside your house. But most garage door openers require that you be somewhere close to the garage before they'll work. Craftsman's garage door opener is different. It will work from any place you can get an iPhone signal.
But  you'll need the Craftsman AssureLink Internet Connected DC Chain Drive Garage Door Opener installed on your garage door, and that's going to cost you more than $200. But the app itself is free. It's up to you to decide whether this service is worth the cost to you, but at least the Assure Link Garage Door Opener has other features, such as a keyless entry pad and a 10-year warranty on its motor, even apart from the convenience of the app. And maybe you were already planning to replace your aging garage door hardware.

Saturday, November 3

How Mercedes Benz Logo Originated


When the patented name "Mercedes" was registered in September 1902 Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft had a successful brand name but still lacked a characteristic trademark. Then Paul and Adolf Daimler - the company founder’s two sons, and now in charge of the business - remembered that their father had once used a star as a symbol.
Gottlieb Daimler had been technical director of the Deutz gas engine factory from 1872 until 1881. At the beginning of his employment there, he had marked a star above his own house on a picture postcard of Cologne and Deutz, and had written to his wife that this star would one day shine over his own factory to symbolize prosperity.
The DMG board immediately accepted the proposal and in June 1909, both three-pointed and four-pointed stars were registered as trademarks. Although both designs were legally protected, only the three-pointed star was used. From 1910 onwards it began to appear at the front of the cars as a design feature on the radiator.
The three-pointed star was supposed to symbolize Daimler’s ambition of universal motorization – “on land, on water and in the air”. Over the years, various small additions were made. In 1916, the points were surrounded by a circle, in which four small stars and the word Mercedes were integrated, or alternatively the names of the DMG plants at Untert├╝rkheim or Berlin-Marienfelde.
In November 1921, DMG applied for legal protection of utility patents for any new variations on their trademark and lodged with the patent office a three-dimensional three-pointed star enclosed in a circle – which included the design intended for use on the radiator grille. It became a registered trademark in August 1923.
The period of inflation after the First World War meant a difficult time for sales – especially of luxury goods such as passenger cars – and had serious repercussions on the automobile industry. Only financially strong companies with well-established models were able to survive – although even these were forced into mergers and co-operative ventures. It was in this way that the former rivals, DMG and Benz & Cie., formed a syndicate in 1924 in order to standardize design and production, as well as purchasing, sales and advertising, and thereby remain competitive.
During this period, the two firms generally marketed their products jointly, although still under separate trademarks. Two years later, in June 1926, the two oldest motor manufacturers merged to form Daimler-Benz AG.
At this point a new trademark was designed, which brought together the main characteristics of both the existing emblems – the world renowned three-pointed star belonging to Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft was surrounded with its trade name ‘Mercedes’ as well as that of the equally famous name ‘Benz’, whose laurel wreath entwined the two names together.
This trademark, which has changed little over the decades, still adorns Mercedes-Benz vehicles and has come to represent quality and safety on roads everywhere. And throughout the world the name Mercedes-Benz is synonymous with tradition, innovation and the future of the automobile.

Wednesday, October 31

Top 10 Most Stolen Cars In U.S 2011

(Honda Accord 1994)
      1.1994 Honda Accord
      2.1998 Honda Civic
      3.2006 Ford Pickup (Full Size)
      4.1991 Toyota Camry
      5.2000 Dodge Caravan
      6.1994 Acura Integra
      7.1999 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)
      8.2004 Dodge Pickup (Full Size)
      9.2002 Ford Explorer
      10.1994 Nissan Sentra

     The singling out of the 1994 Honda Accord as the most-stolen car in the United States last year isn’t something new. The 1994 Accord  again tops the list, making this it's fourth consecutive appearance.The 1994 Accord’s lack of security features and its popularity as the main reasons why the car is so frequently stolen.
     Number two on the list is also a Honda, the 1998 Honda Civic. At No. three is the 2006 Ford F-150 pickup, which is a truck (ranked so high on the most-stolen list) .Two other full-size pickups, the 1999 Chevrolet pickup and the 2004 Dodge pickup, came in at position number seven and eight, respectively. The 2002 Ford Explorer SUV is ranked ninth.
     Fourth place belongs to the 1991 Toyota Camry, another  best-selling sedan. Two other sedans, the 1994 Acura Integra and the 1994 Nissan Sentra, ranked in sixth and 10th place. The Dodge Caravan, the only minivan on the list, was the fifth most-stolen vehicle last year across the nation.

Aston Martin Vanquish


Vanquish production was ceased in 2007 and while its DBS replacement was more reliable, it never    recaptured the Vanquish's glamour quotient. Aston Martin hopes the new Vanquish will generate and bring back the lost glamour. The Vanquish's new interior is amazing, and the main controls on the centre console are now touch sensitive. Fit and finish is classic, although it seems that almost everything really stylish inside this car is a rather costly option. Touch-sensitive glass buttons vibrate when your finger makes contact, while the new Garmin sat-navigation and properly integrated infotainment system are light years ahead of the DBS with its clunky  navigation set-up and fussy stereo controls. . No-one  can match Aston for interior design and ambience, though the One-77 style ‘quartic' steering wheel and frowning air vents are both an acquired. But the ZF six-speed auto is not as efficient compared to the ultra-fast systems fitted by  McLaren orFerrari. The coachwork is sleek and stretched, although all modern Astons look quite similar.
The Vanquish borrows styling from the One-77 supercar. It also gets a pedestrian impact-friendly front, LED rear lamps and a lovely, seamless transition from the rear arches into the roof. A slightly more compact grille is surrounded by a flowing, bare carbon front splitter, bonnet vents and LED running lights, while protruding side strakes extend down the sides. At the rear you’ll find LED tail-lamps inspired by the One-77  and an integrated spoiler that looks more like a sculpture than an aerodynamic aid.

Originally the 5.9-litre V12 was based on two Ford Mondeo V6s, but Aston has reworked on it . There is a 9% increase in power from the DBS to 565bhp and the car has a top speed of 183mph, 0-62 mph in 4.1sec. The rich, multi-layered V12 exhaust note is superb especially when you hit the Sport button on the steering wheel. New launch control also allows you to experience the full 565bhp. Simply push the button marked L/C and move your foot from the brake to full throttle and, after a moment’s pause, the car roars off, with minimum wheel spin and maximum acceleration. A quicker steering ratio means the Vanquish feels more alert, more of the time, while the wheel weights up beautifully as you load up the outside wheel in corners. The most noticeable dynamic change, though, comes from the three-stage adaptive dampers, which give the car a broader character than before. Normal mode is surprisingly supple, rounding off sharp jolts like speed bumps with confidence. Sport mode noticeably firms things up and works well when you’re darting down a smooth country road. Track mode is best left for just that – it’s too firm for normal roads.  Despite the full carbon fibre skin, plus carbon on parts of the chassis, the Vanquish only weighs 1kg less than the DBS. Any savings are cancelled out by extras like the new infotainment system and bigger carbon-ceramic brakes. The new Vanquish is priced at  £189,995 which is quite expensive for an Aston.

Friday, October 26

More Facts About Cars

1. F1 car engines complete their life in about two hours of racing. Just compare this with normal engines which go on serving us faithfully for decent 20 years.

2. The windscreen wipers which are an important component of every car were introduced by a woman.
3. The most crowded roads in Europe can be found in the country of Luxembourg with 570 cars per 1000 people.

4. The Toyota Corolla had one of the most amazing sales in the history of cars. It sold a record number of 30 million cars before it was replaced by the Toyota Yaris.

5. In 1916, 55% of the world’s cars were T Ford’s. This record is still unbeaten.
6. The First Japanese car in the United States was the Honda Accord manufactured in November 1982.

7. The world's longest traffic hold-up was between Paris and Lyon on the French Autoroute in 1980. it was about 110 miles long.
8. Approximate 80,000 components come together to make an F1 car. The cars have to be assembled with cent per cent accuracy. If it were assembled 99.9% correctly, it would go on the track with 80 components wrongly placed.
9. The fastest time that was taken to remove a car engine and replacing it with a new one was 42 seconds. This historic incident occurred on 21st November 1985 and the car was a Ford Escort.

10. When an F1 driver puts brakes on his car he experiences huge retardation or deceleration. It could be compared to a regular car driving through a brick wall at the speed of 300kmph.

Thursday, October 25

5 Amazing Car Security Systems

OnStar may have the strongest advertising presence of any car security solution on the market. GM has successfully telegraphed the unique benefits of OnStar in its commercial campaigns: Much like the advertisements for Broadview Home Security, which feature its operators standing by to assist homeowners who've been burglarized, OnStar ads commonly depict helpful operators contacting drivers after an accident. But how does OnStar work, exactly?
OnStar systems operate over a digital cellular network in the United States, and its customers can contact the service 24 hours a day with the push of a button in their cars. Lost on some country back road? Connect with an advisor, and he or she will give you turn-by-turn directions to get you home. That's one element of OnStar's "three-button system" for communication. With an accompanying plan or pre-paid package of minutes, OnStar also provides hands-free calling with the push of the second button. The third button places an emergency call directly to an OnStar "Advisor."
In a real emergency, such as a car crash, air bag sensors or other sensors built into an OnStar-equipped vehicle can automatically alert an operator to the condition and location of a vehicle, which OnStar then uses to direct emergency responders. But that's an awful lot about emergencies; when it comes to plain old security, OnStar's pretty impressive, too. OnStar can unlock your car if you lose your keys or honk your horn if you're lost in the vast sea of a parking deck; the system tracks stolen cars via GPS, and operators can block the ignition of newer models and remotely slow them down during high-speed chases.
OnStar is far more than just a security system -- it's more of a comprehensive service system, and its mobile apps for iPhone and Android make features like remote door unlocking even easier. Comprehensive comes with a cost, of course -- in OnStar's case, that means $199 a year for a basic "Safe & Sound" plan or $299 a year for the "Directions & Connections" plan, which adds in turn-by-turn navigation.

LoJack is one of the most famous examples of car security that uses radio tracking to hunt down and recover stolen vehicles. Most tracking devices share the same principal: Small transceivers are hidden somewhere inside the car and can be tracked by an outside source tuned to the proper frequency. Because GPS receivers require line-of-sight to an orbiting satellite to acquire a positioning fix, systems like the LoJack have the advantage of tracking cars in some places GPS will fail.
Due to close ties with law enforcement organizations, LoJack homing devices actually show up in police computer systems. LoJack units are tied to a car's unique Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), so when a car is reported stolen and the VIN is entered into the state police crime computer, that automatically triggers the LoJack Unit in the vehicle [source: Lojack].
And LoJack stands by its product with a 24-hour recovery guarantee. Basically, if your car is stolen and can't be found within 24 hours, you get your money back -- for the LoJack, anyway [source:Lojack]. The downside to LoJack's police partnership is that the recovery system is only good in certain countries in the United States -- and it's expensive. The basic version of LoJack costs $695, but owning one could potentially save you up to 35 percent on automobile insurance [source:Lojack].

Commando FM-870
Did your car come with a keychain pager, a small device that lets you lock or unlock your car doors from afar? They're a basic accessory for new cars and provide convenient ways to make sure your doors are always locked. The Commando FM-870 is a souped-up keychain pager. It can unlock car doors without a key and start the engine remotely from 2,500 feet (762 meters) away. The Commando includes a small device with an LCD display that monitors doors and trunks open/closed and can detect hard impacts to your vehicle [source:Commando].
Forced entry or engine startup will trigger an alert to the Command FM-870's LCD display. In addition to its remote start and keyless entry functions, the Commando component that's installed in the vehicle also includes a car alarm that can be programmed to trigger based on unauthorized vehicle access. The multi-function Commando FM-870 sells for $169.99 on Commando's Web site. The installation process for the Commando requires some manual wiring so make sure you or someone you know is capable of installing it before making a purchase.While the Commando FM-870's LCD-equipped remote helps it stand out from the crowd, it's far from the only multi-function security system on the market. 
CobraTrak 5
Cobra's ConraTrak 5 takes the benefits of several disparate Cobra security systems and bundles them together into one powerful system, which earned it a Category 5 placement in the Thatcham system, which means it must effectively help you recover the vehicle if it's stolen [source: Thatcham]. That means the CobraTrak 5 system, which Cobra calls one of its "top of range systems," features vehicle tracking that works in a very unique way.

An automatic driver recognition (ADR) system forms a link between your car and a card you carry on your person. If the card is outside the car, the ADR system is armed and instantly alerts Cobra's operating center if the car is moved. If a thief somehow makes off with your keys but doesn't grab the ADR card, they're toast: The ADR system will be aware that the card isn't in the vehicle with the car thief. Cobra can also initiate remote engine immobilization. Once a stolen car has been shut off, it won't turn on again. Coupled with GPS tracking, remote engine immobilization increases the chances that police will be able to find and recover a stolen vehicle [source:Cobra].
This is a high-end, pricey security system for car owners who live in Europe. Cobra charges £649 ($1,050) for the system, plus £199 ($322) for an annual monitoring fee [source:Cobra]. If that sounds too rich for your blood, check out our next form of car security. It may not come with GPS tracking or remote engine immobilization, but it will make it a whole lot harder for a carjacker to sell your stolen vehicle to an underground chop shop.

Nissan Vision 2015
The goal of Nissan's Vision 2015 project is to develop new car concepts and technologies through the year 2015. Some of those new technologies are aimed at reducing the deaths and injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents. One of Nissan's Vision 2015 concept cars embodies that goal to the fullest, integrating advanced technology into a car to prevent drunk driving accidents -- and drunk driving, period [].
Sensors in the car's seat and gearshift can detect alcohol through the driver's perspiration and prevent the vehicle from being driven. Additionally, a camera watches the driver's eyes. If it detects signs of drowsiness or drunkenness, the car issues a voice alert to the driver and tightens the seat belt as a wake-up call []. The car can even detect suspicious driving activity that could indicate someone falling asleep at the wheel -- drift out of the lane and the car may give you the same alert and seat belt tuck [].
While its futuristic concept car may not be hitting the highways just yet, Nissan's already incorporated a drunk driving message into its current navigation systems []. In another decade, Nissan's vision may be an everyday reality, and car security systems will be as good at keeping us safe from ourselves as they are preventing outside threats.

Sunday, October 21

Car That Swims Underwater

sQuba is the first real submersible car in the world that can swim like a fish underwater.It can dive up into 32.8 feet below the surface of the water and can move at dignified 1.8 miles per hour.sQuba is an electric car that uses rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and 3 electric motors for propulsion. It is a zero-emission car as documented by the rotating license plate in the rear. It produces no exhaust emissions.Gibbs Technologies came up with Gibbs Aquada in 2004 which it been used to break speed record for crossing the English Channel by Virgin boss, Richard Branson. However,the sQuba seems to be the most exciting car on this day.To drive on the roads, the sQuba ‘relies on a stainless coil-over suspension from KW automotive and large Pirelli tires mounted on custom-made forged light-weight wheels from AEZ with 17- and 18-inch diameters.In term of safety, the sQuba has open cockpit so that people can get out easily in case of an emergency. The occupants of the car have to breathe compressed air through built-in scuba masks.


Top speed —– > 120 km/h
Acceleration 0-80 km/h —– 7.1 sec
Water speed —– > 6 km/h
Under water speed —– > 3 km/h
Dive depth —– 10 m

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Friday, October 19

Top 5 Fastest Cars In The World 2012-2013

1.    Bugatti Veyron Super Sport(fastest car in the world)- (429 km/h) This Thunderbird reaches 0-100 in 2.4 secs. It has W16 Engine with 1200 hp, base price is $2,400,000. The original Bugatti Veyron has a top speed of 253 mph, priced at $1,700,000 and equipped with 1001 hp.This truly is the fastest car in the world. 

2.       Hennessy Venom GT:  (418 km/h), 0-100 in 2.5 seconds, has a 6.2-liter LS9 Turbocharged V8 Twin Turbo V8 Engine producing 1200 hp, has a price tag of $950,000. The Venom GT  could possibly hit a top speed of 275 mph. This might just be the Veyron Super Sport's closest competitor!

2.    Koenigsegg Agera R-1.      :  (418 km/h), 0-100 in 2.9 secs. 5.0-liter V8 Engine with twin  turbo’s, housing 1099 hp. Base price is $1,600,000.The Agera R has a massive theoretical top speed, the current tested top speed is 260 mph.

3.      SSC Ultimate Aero:  (413 km/h), 0-60 in 2.7 secs. Twin-Turbo V8 Engine with 1183 hp, base price is $654,400. Tested in March 2007 by Guinness World Records, The SSC Ultimate Aero was the fastest car in the world from March 2007 to July 2010. On March 2011, the Koenigsegg Agera R also surpassed it, forcing this American made car to the #3 spot.

3.       9ff GT9-R:  (413 km/h), 0-60 in 2.9 secs. 4.0 Litre V6 Twin-Turbo Engine with 1120 hp, base price is $695,000. Based on the Porsche 911, the Porsche 9ff GT9-R 1120 hp version is limited to 20 units.

4.      Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo:  (399 km/h), 0-60 in 2.8 sec. Twin Turbo All Aluminium V8 Engine with 750 hp, base price is $555,000.

5.       Koenigsegg CCX :  (394 km/h), 0-60 in 3.2 secs. 90 Degree V8 Engine 806 hp, base price is $545,568. Made in Sweden, it is the older brother of the Agera R, only losing to 4 other supercars in the world.