Showing posts from September, 2016

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept & EQ Car in ParisMotor Show

Mercedes-Benz- Maybach 6 

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept car: now this is what you come to a motor show for. A car so phantasmagoric it makes your teeth ache. The bonnet is longer than my bed, the wheels taller than my dog and it drips money so much that the Great Gatsby himself would run an ignition key down the side of the coachwork.

You can't help wondering if they'd paid as much attention to the original Maybach instead of producing a car that looked as though it was a rejected Eighties Hyundai design, then the rebirth of Maybach might have been a bit more successful.
The Maybach concept is one of the star cars at the Paris show. It uses wheel-mounted electric motors and has a range of up to 200 miles from a single charge

Mercedes is also using Paris to show its Generation EQ concept, an electric SUV that's in stark contrast in terms of design philosophy to VW's smaller Vehicles, lighter ID concept, but gives a similar message.
The Mercedes EQ concept is an …

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in cars

Conventional ADAS technology can detect some objects, do basic classification, alert the driver of hazardous road conditions, and in some cases, slow or stop the vehicle. This level of ADAS is great for applications like blind spot monitoring, lane change assistance, and forward collision warnings.  NVIDIA DRIVE™ PX 2 AI car computers take driver assistance to the next level. They take advantage of deep learning and include a software development kit (SDK) for autonomous driving called DriveWorks. This SDK gives developers a powerful foundation for building applications that leverage computationally intensive algorithms for object detection, map localization, and path planning.

With NVIDIA self-driving car solutions, a vehicle's ADAS can discern a police car from a taxi; an ambulance from a delivery truck; or a parked car from one that is about to pull out into traffic. It can even extend this capability to identify everything from cyclists on the sidewalk to absent-minded pedestr…

Volkswagen Promises Its Next Electric Car Will Be as Revolutionary As the Beetle

Volkswagen has released photos—and some big promises—of an electric vehicle concept car it plans to unveil at the Paris Motor Show later this month. And while the images don’t show much beyond LED headlights reminiscent of the 1960s and 70s-era Lite-Brite toy, the automaker went peddle-to-the-metal with marketing hyperbole by calling the car a “new ambassador to the automotive world,” “one-of-a-kind,” and a signal of “brand’s entry into a new era.”

The concept car is intended to give investors and consumers the first clear indication of what the Volkswagen’s planned portfolio of electric cars will look like. Keep in mind, that VW is calling this a “design study,” which means it will have a lot of flashy innovations that probably won’t make it into the final product.

The production vehicle to follow this hatchback concept will be the first by Volkswagen to reach the market based on its new modular design for electric cars that the company unveiled last year and could used on a number …

World's first 3D printed supercar won 2016 North American Technology Innovation Award

In another notable moment for 3D printing technologies, consulting and market research firm Frost & Sullivan has named Divergent 3D, the manufacturing company responsible for Blade, the world’s first3D printed modular supercar, the winner of the 2016 North American Technology Innovation Award. The award was given after a thorough analysis of structural manufacturing in the automotive industry.

Divergent 3D, which we wrote about last year, has developed an innovative approach to automotive chassis manufacturing which involves a proprietary metal 3D printing process. The process, which utilizes direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), has resulted in a more efficient, lightweight, and sustainable chassis design, effectively allowing for a lower emission, and optimized supercar.

The key to the company’s innovation has been the development of the Node™, a 3D printed alloy joint which is capable of connecting carbon fiber tubing into modular structures, making up the car’s chassis. Accordin…

India's First electric motorcycle-Tork Motorcycle

After being in the racing circuit for nearly six years, the Indian start-up has now decided to jump in automtotive market for making the country's first electric motorcycle. ·    Model T6X features: Range over 100 km on a single charge more than any other electric two-wheeler in the Indian marketTop speed of 95km/h equivalent to 125cc bikeOnboard navigationCloud connectivityFull digital displayQuick charge.(approximately in an hour)

The electric powertrain of the bike has been built in-house along with the design, chassis and body parts. Charging station: Charging is key criteria for the electric bike considering that Tork Motorcycles has claimed that ahead of launching the bike in the market the company with setting up charging station in several key locations in the around the city. company plans to come out with at least 100 charging station per city,
Patent:Tork motorcycles has patented battery management system ,control system motor tunning ,drivetrain and overall product integrati…

Advanced Technologies to build Car


A century after Henry Ford introduced the moving assembly line, carmakers have come a long way, integrating banks of robots, computers and other automation into a high-tech manufacturing process. Today’s auto assembly line is “part human and part machine,” according to The Detroit News. But “a new generation of smarter, smaller and gentler robots is poised to transform manufacturing again, this time by working alongside their human colleagues.”1 Collaborative robots, or “cobots,” now populate factory floors working in tandem with humans to make operations run more smoothly. Cobots are a newer trend, able to assist in a myriad of ways, from moving parts and improving safety to taking on wearisome tasks to improve the health of workers. CARMAKERS COMPETE WITH SILICON VALLEY FOR TALENTED “CODAHOLICS” As consumers demand “connected” cars that sync with smartphones, the importance of computer systems in cars is growing. Ernst & Young predicts over the next decade 104 …