The most important tips for the winter

As soon as the first snow falls, there are the same problems for drivers every year. Here are a few of the most important tips to keep the car winter-proof even at frosty temperatures. The most common winter problem is an empty or weak battery. During icy temperatures, care must be taken that the six battery chambers are always full.

The battery must also have enough voltage because, in winter, cars consume more electricity: heating, ventilation and windscreen wipers are almost daily in use and are operated at the expense of the battery. In addition, it should be noted that the battery can not be recharged at a temperature of fewer than 0 degrees, so the deeper the outside temperature, the longer should be a trip, since no improvement of the charge state occurs at shorter distances at minus degrees.

The engine suffers at low temperatures, especially at start-up. The warm-up does not provide a remedy, it is also prohibited. It is better to let the engine warm up at reasonable speeds; the oil supply is uneven without requiring a torque, and the warm-up phase is therefore very consumption-intensive. Heating systems offer a good solution.

The windscreen wipers are almost constantly in use and should be checked for their condition: always replace damaged rubber bands! For the wiping water, a frost protection additive is recommended, this also applies to the cooling water.

Iced door locks can quickly become a problem with cars with central locking. With some oil (given in the door lock) or de-icing spray, one can prevent this, however. For the remote control of the ZV, it is also useful to have a reserve battery ready for use.

Tire vision of the future of Hankook

Hankook gives us a glimpse into the future of tire manufacture. Ordinary tires, as we know them, will soon be a thing of the past! In addition to the engine, the tires are the most important component of vehicle technology.

Tire manufacturers are constantly working on the perfection of their products, but what Hankook presents to us here has never existed. The future vision stands out with its perfect functionality. Four different concepts impress with inter alia the ideal adaptability of the cam positions as well as automatic ground-wave suspension. The implementation of this novel idea would mean a considerable optimization for the entire driving behavior and offer the driver a completely new and above all safe driving feeling.

An all-rounder with fascinating flexibility, Hankook announces here! The futuristic design of the tire miracle gives us a welcome idea of ​​what would soon come to us. Almost unreal appears this innovation, which according to Hankook entirely without the previous main ingredient rubber is to get along. Experiments, beginning with wood and steel in the beginnings of automobile development, ended with the air-filled rubber tires. But the future vision of Hankook now seems to replace it.

This would be a breakthrough new development and as it seems, this comfort will soon become reality on our streets!…

Ten years until self-propelled cars

There are already first steps towards cars controlled by a computer. In about ten years, the first of these vehicles will also be available for public transport, this estimate comes from the Bosch Group. The predecessor of these plans is to be launched in the following year, the idea is that the cars can travel in traffic jams up to 30 km / h on their own.

However, problems arise at higher speeds, the safety and the data exchange of the vehicles is not yet fully developed, and work is to be done in the coming decade. One of these cars alone can not be computer controlled, a larger quantity is needed for them to exchange, at least 10% of the cars on the road should be “modern”. Ultrasonic sensors on the cars measure distances to objects and help at the moment, for example, during parking.

The founders of the company Google are at the top of the idea of the computer-controlled car, vehicles of Google driving a while accident-free on the road, a total of these have covered 500,000 kilometers. Sebastian Thrun provided above all the research results, which made this possible. Already in 2005, he had achieved great achievements with his projects. “Stanley” won the DARPA Grand Challenge in which unmanned cars compete against each other. But other scientists also do research on this project, for example at the TU in Berlin. Bosch as a pioneer would like to expand this project the most and present at the CES not only cars but also computer-controlled household appliances and more; in the future, surely further progress will be evident.…