Automobiles

Hyperloop through vacuum at the speed of an airplane on Earth

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hyperloop is one of the most ambitious transportation systems of the future where a capsule carries passenger inside a vacuum tube along a magnetic levitated track. With air friction and surface friction negated in this transportation system, the hyperloop is likely to become the most efficient mode of transportation we can envision in the near future. How does a Hyperloop […]

Simple Sensors that bid you Safe Travel

Reading Time: 3 minutes With increasing dependence on cars in our day to day life, it becomes quite vital to ensure the safety of the driver and passengers. In a move towards this safety, automobile manufacturers have shifted their focus to secure their product (read vehicles) with multiple features that can help avoid accidents owing to negligence of riders. These features are easy to […]

Launch Controls: Achieving the perfect throttle

Reading Time: 4 minutes The vrooming sound, the tense creases on the forehead and that one leap with absolute control with which a Forumla1 racer begins the race. The adrenalin starts skyrocketing with just the vrooming noise. But have ever wondered what kind of Launch Control mechanism makes the driver stay in such strong control of the vehicle? Wonder if you can own one […]

Passenger Drones Edge Closer to Reality

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the last two decades, the number of passengers and commercial vehicles has risen dramatically. Between 2006 and 2015, the CAGR of vehicles on roads was recorded at 4.7%, while the number of roads hardly changes. This increase in vehicles has also witnessed an increase in… (Featured image is intended for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from https://www.maxpixel.net/Drones-Quadrocopter-Nature-Drone-Camera-Rotors-2878025)   *** […]

Is your vehicle Emotionally Stable?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Artificial Intelligence (AI) is at a crucial juncture of becoming a transformational technology by integrating emotional intelligence with existing AI technology. Wondering what difference, it will make? Well, artificial emotional intelligence or Emotion AI is an idea of making devices capable of recognizing and responding to… Featured image is intended for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/7408464122) *** […]

Voice Activated Emergency Braking System

Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you ever traveled as a passenger in a car driven by a drowsy driver? Or have you felt the sleep come on while manning the wheel? Stress and long driving hours often contribute to the behavioral phenomenon of drowsy driving. This is quite a common driving… (Featured image is for representational purpose and has been sourced from http://www.jbsa.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2001846499/) *** […]

Future of Electric Automotive is just 2 years Away!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are well-known alternatives to traditional gasoline engines because of the quiet, smooth operation and less maintenance. Notable vehicles in this segment include Toyota Prius Prime, Volkswagen e-Golf, Toyota Prius, Ford C-Max and the Tesla Model S. However, a 2016 sales report by CleanTechnica states… (Featured image is for representational purpose and has been sourced from https://pixabay.com/en/electric-charge-road-sign-sign-2301604/ ) *** […]

Showrooms go Car-less, Drive the VR Route

Reading Time: 5 minutes Mission Impossible IV: Ghost Protocol; Back to the Future 2; I, Robot; Minority Report – there’s one common thread binding them all – Augmented Reality technology pervading automobiles. MI IV brought in a BMW i8 Concept car, powered the windshield with an interface to navigate through the … (Featured image is for representational purpose alone. Image has been sourced from https://www.flickr.com/photos/koreanet/30879661632/) *** […]

Apple vs. Samsung: A Collision on Different Crossroads

Reading Time: 3 minutes Talk of Apple and Samsung and the picture that conjures up is that of the Smartphone wars. From patent infringement contentions to legal battles on design infringement, from courtroom face-offs to out-of-court settlements, these two companies have locked horns for many years now. In a recent development, Apple and Samsung have moved their battle for a larger… (Featured image source: https://pixabay.com/en/accident-car-collision-crash-151668/) *** […]

My Navigation Buddy is a Drone!

Reading Time: 5 minutes There’s a lot that’s being discussed about the coming days of autonomous vehicles. And there’s a lot that’s also being discussed about drone technology and the challenges to aviation security. But what happens when these two forthcoming major technologies decide to join hands? That’s a tech marriage that many major companies are working on. One of the… (Featured image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/smoothgroover22/12443206554) *** […]

Self-Flying Cars are Here to Stay

Reading Time: 6 minutes Travelling from one point to another without waging through noisy, congested roads has become a far-fetched persistent dream of city dwellers. The average hours wasted on the road worldwide is monotonically increasing with little… (The featured image (repeated above) is a collage created from images that were sourced in clockwise from top left order from https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3505/3983331817_d4e9c04ac7.jpg, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/Terrafugia_–_2012_NYIAS_cropped.png, Read more […]

Flying Cars to Take Off in 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutes Being stuck in traffic can make the imagination run wild; the longer the traffic snarl, the greater the desire for a flying car. While motorists across the world’s choked roads have been dreaming of a flying car – even if it’s as banal as the Weaselys’ Flying Ford Anglia – Slovakian company AeroMobil S.R.O. has conjured up a prototype. AeroMobil […]

Volvo’s 2020 Dream may defy Death

Reading Time: 4 minutes 1.25 million people die in road accidents every year, says a WHO report. While several developing nations have begun making it mandatory for motorists to use seat belts while driving, Volvo has gone a step ahead to make a bold announcement. The company aims to launch a death-proof car by 2020. This means that, anyone driving the latest “death-proof” autonomous […]

Small is Big. One-Wheel Bike Proves It

Reading Time: 2 minutes Transportation is posing the biggest challenge to mankind today. There was a time when people waited for a bus for hours together to travel even 25 km away. Today, there is a gamut of options for ease of travel, but road infrastructure is unable to accommodate all of these vehicles with ease. In a bid to challenge this big woe, […]

Trikes Power up with Solar, Wind

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the fourth of our five-part blog series on three-wheel electric hybrid bikes, we discuss cutting-edge patented technologies on battery life. There are quite a few e-bikes entering the market today, most offering an average travel of 40 miles per charged battery. While exchanging drained batteries with recharged ones isn’t a concept in the market yet, these three-wheel hybrid bikes […]