Showing posts from November, 2016

Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology

Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) is fast becoming a priority for customers shopping for new cars. trend has now expanded to entry-level consumers too, who want a relatively quiet cabin. Acting as a reflection of quality and engineering, companies are leaving no stone unturned to offer the best to the consumers by using better proofing and insulation. Ford, however, went a step ahead on the new Endeavour, which was launched in India recently. Ford engineers have used Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology in this vehicle to make the cabin quieter than what is possible by using conventional technology. Concept :one needs to stop the sound waves from the engine, air and other external elements from entering the cabin. This is mainly achieved with the usage of various types of insulation materials placed at specially designated areas of the vehicle. The ANC instead uses microphones inside the cabin to create counter-waves using the sound system to eradicate/ lower unwanted noise. Th…

Bajaj Dominar 400cc Bike will be Launching In Mid-December

Bajaj's all-new 400cc motorcycle has finally entered production at the company's Chakan plant in Maharashtra, India. To be named as the Bajaj Dominar 400, the bike will go on sale in the country in mid-December 2016 and will be the automaker's most powerful motorcycle in India. Interestingly the first motorcycle, which was rolled out on Friday, came from Bajaj's all-women engineer assembly line at the plant.

First Bajaj Dominar 400 Rolling Out of The All-Women Engineer Assembly Line

As for the bike itself, we have mentioned in our earlier reports that the new Dominar 400 bike will share the powertrain with the KTM 390 Duke, using the same 373.2cc single-cylinder engine. That said, the motor, however, is expected to come equipped with the bike maker's trademark triple-spark technology and this could mean that the engine will get a different head compared to the one on the Duke.

The engine is expected to have a different state of tune than the KTM too, with power res…

Best Off Road Vehicles Ever

International Harvester Safari II :

The International Harvester Safari II or the Super Scout II, was an American-made off-road vehicle produced in direct competition with the Jeep CJ. Also referred to as the “Cornbinder,” The Safari II / Super Scout II is one of the few 4×4’s that could be taken direct to work off road or to enjoy the trails from the dealership. It featured a whopping 106.5 inch wheelbase, and in later models had a V-8 (345 cubic inch) engine driving the T427 (BW-T19) manual transmission. The 1977-1979 models of the vehicle were the culmination of more than 10 years of tweaking with the vehicles design, axles, and engine), and remained a purpose-built automobile through the end of the decade.

Ford Bronco

The 4×4 Ford Bronco debuted in 1966 and was one of three true off-road choices for consumers in the United States at the time due to parts support for foreign made vehicles being almost non-existent. The Bronco from this era remains one of the best off-road vehicles pro…

Future of window shades

Honda’s recent patents shows a rather interesting idea: rather than employing a tinted film that goes in place permanently or stow able fabric shades, the patent shows windows with some type of surface that can adjust the amount of light it lets in. Imagine something like Transitions lenses for glasses, or the Smart Glass
Patents abstract: Dimming control device includes a transmittance changing part provided on a windshield of a vehicle and configured to change light transmittance of the windshield; a detector configured to detect a position of a contact operation on the windshield by a user; and a dimming control part configured to change the transmittance according to the position of the contact operation on a detection surface of the detector on condition that the detector has detected a contact operation at a control start region which is preset within the detection surface. What takes the idea a step further is touch controls and adjustability. The patent drawing illustrates how a…