How to Ensure Safe Driving For Life

ghjmhWith the development of science and technology, people with the car more and more, a car is not only a symbol of wealth more symbol of life attitude. However, due to the increasing number of cars, on the one hand, the car accident every year on the rise, on the other hand, the phenomenon of stolen goods also often occur.So how to ensure safe driving of life ,must be remember follow this tips:

One,Don’t drive fast. Some drivers see the road someone, first thought fierce honk the horn, vehicle speed is the slightest don’t reduce, in an attempt to scare the people passed. In fact, the road or street is generally very noisy, a lot of people’s attention is not focused, according to the role of the horn and flash lamps are not, the best way is to press the horn at the same time to slow down, then do not go to the next to hit the plate, because there are other cars on the road. It is not on the brakes, and others over again, grab a second never more than three seconds let danger.

Glass-like coatings for automotive parts combine protection with beautiful color

hgd,kh.Today’s car enthusiasts have a diverse range of requirements: popular issues that concern them include safety in the vehicle, a good driving experience, a powerful engine and sophisticated technology. If drivers want to make an impression with their vehicle, decorative elements such as coloured wheel rims, brake calipers, exhausts, footboards or bodywork and engine components are increasingly being added. In an ideal scenario, it is possible to combine decorative coatings with protection from corrosion and wear. INM — Leibniz Institute for New Materials will be presenting such coatings at this year’s IAA International Motor Show.

The coatings have glassy and glass-ceramic properties. They therefore reduce the level of corrosion and wear, susceptibility to scratching or tarnishing and other processes of oxidation on surfaces. To complement these protective properties, depending on the choice of colour pigments, the INM production method can be used to produce the colours of red, black, green, white and blue for decorative purposes with stability at high temperatures. These functional coatings are suitable for metallic substrates such as steel, aluminium or alloys or as a protective layer for glassy components.

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Controlling car pollution at the quantum level

jjjdklToyota Central R&D Labs. Inc. in Japan have reviewed research that might be leading the way towards a new generation of automotive catalytic converters.

Catalytic converters that change the toxic fumes of automobile exhaust to less toxic pollutants only reached the market in the mid-1970s. They are formed of a catalyst — usually in the form of a precious metal such as platinum, palladium, or rhodium — a catalyst support material, and a wash-coat designed to disperse the catalytic materials over a wide surface area.

Toyota Central R&D Labs. Inc. in Japan are involved in research to develop catalysts that are controlled at the quantum-level. With this level of control, “we can expect an extreme reduction of precious metal usage in automotive exhaust catalysts and/or fuel cells,” says Dr. Yoshihide Watanabe, chief researcher at the Toyota Central R&D Labs in Japan.

He reviewed research on different types of catalytic reactions involving metal clusters whose sizes were atomically controlled.

Metal cluster chemistry has been developing rapidly since the mid-20th century. A cluster is a group of atoms or molecules formed by interactions varying

The Automotive and Diesel Specialists Beyond Expectation

You must have already known that, as automotive addict, whenever you are stopping by having a conversation with someone else it will be endless. No matter what, it is true since there are huge of topic can be picked up about automotive and else, ever since there will be always tiny detail stuffs about automotive that need to be dug, as well as the existence of CHAMPS Family Automotive somehow can be additional breeze whenever you would like to looking for solution about your problematic stuffs including of auto repair Sun City. Having a tagline as Your Neighbourhood Automotive and Diesel Specialist, it seems like CHAMPS can be the only one to take you into satisfaction beyond your own expectation and imagination, along with the availability of lifetime warranty, too.

 

At CHAMPS you are able to put your trust into the ASE certified technicians to lead your vehicle into brand new condition, both electrical and maintenance auto repairs. In the other hand, at CHAMPS Family Automotive, you will be able to know in detail about the diagnose the problem upon your own vehicle by usage of the latest of the art computerized equipment as well which can help the

Efficient heating for electric cars

If you don’t want to freeze in your electric car, you have to make a few concessions, because heating devours a substantial portion of power supply. Fraunhofer researchers will exhibit the demo model of a highly energy-efficient heating system for electric cars at the IAA: a coated film that produces a broad, radiant heat.

Electric car drivers now have one more reason to love the summer, because in the winter, the vehicle’s range declines markedly due to the additional energy demanded by the heating system. Electric cars generate next to no heat as opposed to conventional passenger vehicles, which produce more than enough engine heat to heat the interior. An additional electric heater is required. This is supplied with power by the same battery that provides the engine with energy. “In the most unfavorable case, you can only drive half the usual distance with the car,” says Serhat Sahakalkan, project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart.

Researchers at the IPA have developed a film-based panel heater, which quickly provides a comfortable warmth in electric cars, which is — particularly on short journeys — more effective than former electric heaters. The heating concept

Efficient heating for electric cars

If you don’t want to freeze in your electric car, you have to make a few concessions, because heating devours a substantial portion of power supply. Fraunhofer researchers will exhibit the demo model of a highly energy-efficient heating system for electric cars at the IAA: a coated film that produces a broad, radiant heat.

Electric car drivers now have one more reason to love the summer, because in the winter, the vehicle’s range declines markedly due to the additional energy demanded by the heating system. Electric cars generate next to no heat as opposed to conventional passenger vehicles, which produce more than enough engine heat to heat the interior. An additional electric heater is required. This is supplied with power by the same battery that provides the engine with energy. “In the most unfavorable case, you can only drive half the usual distance with the car,” says Serhat Sahakalkan, project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart.

Researchers at the IPA have developed a film-based panel heater, which quickly provides a comfortable warmth in electric cars, which is — particularly on short journeys — more effective than former electric heaters. The heating concept

How Super Truck Racing Works

Am­erica supposedly does things a bit bigger than the rest of the world. One case in point is monster trucks — bigger tires, bigger engines, bigger noise; they’re kind of like Texas on wheels and steroids.

In one specific area of trucking (or truck racing), however, the good old U.S. of A. may be beat. In Europe and other parts of the world, the kings of the road have become the kings of the tracks. Since the early 1980s truck racing has been a growing draw. Think of the truck delivering a trailer load of diapers to Wal-Mart thundering around a flat track at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour (161 kilometers per hour). And this isn’t a road-weary traveler caked with sand and salt, but rather a slick, modified race machine on par with today’s top NASCAR and Formula One machines.

­­Like American NASCAR racing, the super truck circu­it grew from humble origins where drivers would pull off from their anticipated delivery, drop the load, race, pick up the load once again and deliver the cargo by the next business day. Rather than moving from the back roads and moonlight moonshine runs as early NASCAR drivers did, these trucks

What To Do When Your Jeep Wrangler Computer Suddenly Starts Malfunctioning

A car is one of the most important investment in any individual’s life, and one looks forward to some good return on this investment. When maintained in prime condition, your car will never let you down. But, if you fail to fulfill your responsibilities like keeping the Jeep Wrangler computer in shape or taking note of the problems that are there with the performance chips for cars, then you can look forward to some hiccups in the performance.

If times are bad, then most of the problems that you will very likely to come across, will be found to occur in the jeep wrangler computer. You won’t be able to do anything substantial about it unless you are an experienced and trained professional in the field. It is more complicated than you might think it to be. You have to give a huge amount of time and effort on the circuit board repairing process that is quite frankly, not a layman’s cup of tea. Thus, it is of utmost importance that you find yourself a trained professional who is apt in taking proper care of performance chips for cars.

But to make sure that the technician doesn’t rip you off, it is

Improving The Catalytic Converters Of Motor Vehicles

The chemical mechanism that occurs on the surface of an automotive catalytic converter has been deciphered thanks to an observation speed record established by Frédéric Thibault-Strarzyk at the Laboratoire Catalyse et Spectrochimie in Caen (CNRS-Ensicaen).

This performance, achieved in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, has made it possible to characterize this key step in the reaction that ensures pollutant removal by automotive converters. The challenge is indeed considerable: to obtain a clearer understanding of the mechanisms of removal catalysts in order to improve converters and other catalysts used by the automotive industry.

These results were published in Science on May 22, 2009.

A catalytic converter included in a vehicle’s exhaust system is a solid element that converts the toxic gases generated by the engine into a mixture of inoffensive gases. Although these catalysts are widely employed, their chemical mechanisms have hitherto been poorly understood.

In addition to improving catalytic converters, this observation technique will also help to understand many of the other pollutant removal systems used by industry.

The observation of very fleeting types of catalysts in the context of these mechanisms is particularly challenging. Until now, the most

High strength cellular aluminium foam for the automotive industry

Aluminum foam exhibits unique properties when compared to its dense form, particularly its lightweight characteristics. Generally, the foam can be divided into two categories; closed cell and open cell, both have different characteristics and applications.

The features of the closed cell are, the pores structure is isolated and they are not connected to each other. This type of aluminum foam is suitable for application that requires high level of energy and sound absorption characteristics. It has been used widely in many structural parts, particularly in areas exposed to high damping capacity, for example in the automotive front bumper component. Meanwhile, the open cell, owing to greater level of connectivity of the pores, the structure has been accepted and used in thermal management applications. One such promising application is as a heat exchanger, particularly as a cooling medium to transfer heat, due to the development of its porous structure, which provides greater surface area, thus, enabling improved heat transfer efficiency. Producing a combined structure of open and closed cell in one volume component appears to be a difficult process due to the different processing techniques involved and their individual limitations.

Therefore, in this study,

Automakers can monitor social media to identify quality issues

Can social media postings by consumers provide useful information about vehicle safety and performance defects for automobile manufacturers?

Yes, say researchers at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business, who conducted what is believed to be the first large-scale case study confirming the value of social media for vehicle quality management.

The researchers developed a based information system that provides auto manufacturers an efficient way to discover and classify vehicle defects.

“A lot of useful but hidden data on vehicle quality is embedded in social media that is largely untapped by auto manufacturers,” said Alan Abrahams, an assistant professor of business information technology, who led the study together with Weiguo Fan, a professor of accounting and information systems.

Abrahams said consumers rely heavily on the Internet for information about automobile safety and reliability, looking up vehicle consumer surveys, insurance industry statistics, manufacturer websites, and complaints filed with regulatory agencies.

But in addition to being consumers of safety and reliability information, he said, automobile users are also producers of such information, using traditional Internet media (such as emails or online forms) and, increasingly, social media tools (such as bulletin boards, blogs, and

Manufacturing auto parts in a single step

Following years of research, the technology involving thixoforming, in other words, the shaping of metals in a semi-solid state, is beginning to yield results. CIC marGUNE, the Co-operative Research Centre for High-performance Manufacturing, is exploring the possibility of modifying the current process to manufacture parts for the automotive industry, thanks to thixoforming technology.

This research is being conducted in collaboration with CIE-Legazpi and Mondragon University.

The current process to manufacture parts for the automotive industry usually consists of three or four steps. CIC marGUNE, CIE-Legazpia and Mondragon University are exploring the possibility of modifying this process by basing it on thixoforming technology. “The aim is to produce the final part in a single step, which would bypass the whole process in between,” pointed out Mikel Intxausti of the company CIE-Legazpi.

From the lab to industry

As yet there is no manufacturer that uses this process. That is why the engineer Jokin Lozares is working with a clear aim in mind in the laboratory of Mondragon University: to be able to transfer thixoforming from the laboratories to industry. On a laboratory scale they have already managed to reduce to a single step

A metal composite that will literally float your boat

Researchers have demonstrated a new metal matrix composite that is so light that it can float on water. A boat made of such lightweight composites will not sink despite damage to its structure. The new material also promises to improve automotive fuel economy because it combines light weight with heat resistance.

Although syntactic foams have been around for many years, this is the first development of a lightweight metal matrix syntactic foam. It is the work of a team of researchers from Deep Springs Technology (DST) and the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering.

Their magnesium alloy matrix composite is reinforced with silicon carbide hollow particles and has a density of only 0.92 grams per cubic centimeter compared to 1.0 g/cc of water. Not only does it have a density lower than that of water, it is strong enough to withstand the rigorous conditions faced in the marine environment.

Significant efforts in recent years have focused on developing lightweight polymer matrix composites to replace heavier metal-based components in automobiles and marine vessels. The technology for the new composite is very close to maturation and could be put into prototypes for testing

Economic LED recycling

Light emitting diodes are used in a great number of products like televisions and lamps or luminaires. Moreover they are penetrating the automotive lighting market to an ever greater degree. Nevertheless, there are no suitable recycling processes available today for these items. Researchers have developed a method to mechanically separate LEDs.

Modern illuminants are manufactured using a variety of materials. The housing is made of glass or plastic, the heat sink consists of ceramic or aluminum, and the resistors and cables contain copper. The most valuable materials are found within the LEDs themselves. They are indium and gallium inside the semiconductor diode and rare earths like europium or terbium in the phosphor. This makes it relatively expensive to manufacture the diodes, and the margins are small. “Right now recyclers are starting to receive LED products, but currently they are often simply stored as there is no suitable recycling process available yet. The main goal is to recover the valuable materials. It’s only a matter of time until recyclers will have to start processing LEDs,” says Jörg Zimmermann from the Fraunhofer Project Group for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies IWKS in Alzenau and Hanau of

Automobile emissions control

Vehicle emissions control is the study of reducing the motor vehicle emissions — emissions produced by motor vehicles, especially internal combustion engines.

Emissions of many air pollutants have been shown to have variety of negative effects on public health and the natural environment.

Emissions that are principal pollutants of concern include: Hydrocarbons — A class of burned or partially burned fuel, hydrocarbons are toxins.

Hydrocarbons are a major contributor to smog, which can be a major problem in urban areas.

Prolonged exposure to hydrocarbons contributes to asthma, liver disease, lung disease, and cancer.

Regulations governing hydrocarbons vary according to type of engine and jurisdiction; in some cases, “non-methane hydrocarbons” are regulated, while in other cases, “total hydrocarbons” are regulated.

Technology for one application (to meet a non-methane hydrocarbon standard) may not be suitable for use in an application that has to meet a total hydrocarbon standard.

Methane is not directly toxic, but is more difficult to break down in a catalytic converter, so in effect a “non-methane hydrocarbon” regulation can be considered easier to meet.

Since methane is a greenhouse gas, interest is rising in how to eliminate emissions of it.

Carbon monoxide (CO) — A product of incomplete combustion, carbon monoxide reduces the blood’s ability to carry

Using waste heat to make cars more efficient

Yanliang Zhang wants to make vehicles more efficient by using a resource most people aren’t even aware of — the waste heat that results from the inherent inefficiency of engines when converting fuel into energy.

Zhang, an assistant professor with the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, is working on a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The project, “Nanostructured High-Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy Conversion for Efficient Automotive Waste Heat Recovery,” received $8 million from the DOE’s Vehicle Technology (VT) Program for a total period of four years.

Zhang began the project as one of the principal investigators in 2011 while working for research startup and prime contractor GMZ Energy Inc. After joining the faculty at Boise State in February 2013, Zhang was awarded $250,000 by GMZ to continue his work as one of the project subcontractors, with an additional $88,000 anticipated to supplement the expanded scope of work. Other partners include automotive and industrial technology giants Honda and Robert Bosch LLC, as well as Oak Ridge National Lab and University of Houston.

Zhang’s goal is to develop and test a thermoelectric waste heat recovery system capable of enhancing the fuel efficiency of a light-duty vehicle by 5

Lasers take the lead in auto manufacturing

Conserving energy is a top priority for auto manufacturers today. Laser technology can help. Lasers can be used to process thin light-weight components made of fiber-composite materials, as well as to manufacture more efficient engines and more powerful batteries. At the Laser 2011 trade fair from 23 — 26 May, Fraunhofer scientists will be presenting new production technologies.

The era of gas guzzlers that clatter through streets and pollute the air is over. Cars rolling off the assembly line today are cleaner, quieter and — in terms of their performance weight — more efficient than ever before. Nevertheless, development continues. Ever-stricter environmental regulations and steadily rising fuel costs are increasing the demand for cars that further reduce their impact on the environment. But customer demands are often tough for manufacturers to meet: car bodies should be safe yet light-weight and engines durable yet efficient. Year after year, new models must be developed and built that can claim to be better, more efficient, and more intelligent than the last.

The race against time and competitors places high demands on manufacturers and their suppliers. Lasers can help them win the race. Resistant to wear and universally applicable, laser light is an

Super sensitive magnetic sensor created

The invention, led by Associate Professor Yang Hyunsoo of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NUS’ Faculty of Engineering, was published in the journal Nature Communications in September 2015.

High performance magnetic sensors in demand

When an external magnetic field is applied to certain materials, a change in electrical resistance, also known as magnetoresistance, occurs as the electrons are deflected. The discovery of magnetoresistance paved the way for magnetic field sensors used in hard disk drives and other devices, revolutionising how data is stored and read.

In the search for an ideal magnetoresistance sensor, researchers have prized the properties of high sensitivity to low and high magnetic fields, tunability, and very small resistance variations due to temperature.

The new hybrid sensor developed by the team led by Assoc Prof Yang, who is also with the NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute (NUSNNI) and the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials (CA2DM) at NUS Faculty of Science, may finally meet these requirements. Other members of the interdisciplinary research team include Dr Kalon Gopinadhan of NUSNNI and CA2DM; Professor Thirumalai Venkatesan, Director of NUSNNI; Professor Andre K. Geim of the University of Manchester; and Professor Antonio H. Castro Neto of the NUS Department of Physics

Dashing Computer Interface To Control Your Car

European research and the automotive industry have joined forces and developed a dashboard interface that can link and control the increasing information and vehicle controls systems currently emerging in the automotive industry.

Right now, dozens of research projects around Europe are working on new technologies to improve automotive safety and to develop intelligent vehicles. But all of these systems must then be added to the dozens of controls and user devices that are already found in a car.

Current in-vehicle systems like open door and seat belt warnings will soon be joined by lane assistance, hazard detection and a host of other information and systems for safe and efficient driving.

Information overload

“There is a real risk the driver will become overwhelmed as the number of in-car systems multiply,” warns Angelos Amditis, dissemination manager of the EU-funded AIDE integrated project. “There are so many potential demands on driver attention from these new systems that they could prove distracting.”

AIDE was set up to tackle this potential problem by developing an Adaptive, Integrated Driver-vehicle interface, or AIDE. The AIDE system provides a clearinghouse for all of the systems operating in a car and to interact with the driver.

This central intelligence can prioritise and emphasise the

Research Shows Ventilated Auto Seats Improve Fuel Economy Comfort

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has demonstrated that ventilated automotive seats not only can improve passenger comfort but also a vehicle’s fuel economy. That’s because ventilated seats keep drivers and passengers cooler, so they need less air conditioning to be comfortable.

NREL’s Vehicle Ancillary Loads Reduction team has been working with industry to try to reduce fuel consumption from air conditioning in cars and trucks. The use of ventilated seating is one way to cut air conditioning, and recent research shows that it works.

“If all passenger vehicles had ventilated seats, we estimate that there could be a 7.5 percent reduction in national air-conditioning fuel use. That translates to a savings of 522 million gallons of fuel a year,” said John Rugh, project leader for NREL’s Vehicle Ancillary Loads Reduction Project.

W.E.T. Automotive Systems Ltd. provided NREL with ComfortCools® seats for testing. Each seat contains two fans that pull air from the seat surface and out from underneath the seat. General Motors currently offers this ventilated seat as an option for the Cadillac STS.

Using its suite of thermal comfort tools and subjective test data, NREL measured improvement in human thermal sensation for the ventilated seats