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Google has patented a system for monitoring the quality of roads

Google has patented a system for monitoring the quality of roads

 

Google has successfully patented a system of automatic data collection a road condition. Copyright certificate on “Systems and methods for monitoring the quality of roads” has been recently issued by the US Patent Office. At the moment, the technology is not used by the company “in the field”, but in the near future we can expect Google-cars with the system under a project like Street View.

The very method of collecting such data for many years was on surface. Technical implementation is a simple combination of cheap and time-tested devices. In any place of the car is fixed vertical oscillation sensor tuned to a certain jolt. When the car enters the pit, or runs into potholes, on-board computer receives a signal from the sensor and stores the coordinates in the electronic map of the place with the help of GPS- navigator.

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Honda Pilot was a new generation of crash-test IIHS. (Video)

Honda Pilot was a new generation of crash-test IIHS. (Video)

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), conducted a series of crash tests Honda Pilot, has awarded the car the highest rating “Top Safety Pick +” (“safest in class” plus “), reports.

The seven-seater crossover Honda Pilot was able to pass all five tests IIHS with a rating of “good”, including the most complex and the newly included in the program test with the head-on collision with a small overlap (simulates the exit to “oncoming” or on the side of the road and then hitting the other car or pole driver’s side).

The innovative design of the body ACE Honda Pilot with two transverse and third longitudinal stiffeners in the floor, as well as elements of ultraprochnoy began around doorways and areas quickly programmed deformation around the engine compartment, helped to avoid threats to the dummy in the test from the head-impact small overlap.
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Honda will show in Frankfurt a prototype sports car track

"Honda" will show in Frankfurt a prototype sports car track

Honda has released the first teaser of the concept car Project 2 and 4, which will be the harbinger of a sports car track of the Japanese brand. The public premiere of the prototype will take place in mid-September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The project is the winner of the global competition held among the design studios “Honda”. Sports car has been developed jointly by the motorcycle branch of the company in Waco and in Asaka car.

The expected appearance of the Honda Project 2 & amp; 4. The image from the site autocar.co.uk

"Honda" will show in Frankfurt a prototype sports car track

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Mercedes was first brought to the test roadster SL63 AMG

Mercedes was first brought to the test roadster SL63 AMG

The company Mercedes has begun testing the updated roadster SL63 AMG . Photospies the first time managed to shoot a car during road tests in Germany. The official debut of the car will take place at one of the major international motor show next year.

The main changes, according to the camouflage, will take place in front of the body. The car gets a new bumper, a modified radiator grille, different optics other alloys. The changes will affect and performance cars, but more information is kept secret.

Mercedes was first brought to the test roadster SL63 AMG
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Test drive Mercedes GLA Class

Test drive Mercedes GLA Class

Eve Relationship Motor with Mercedes GLA fold almost immediately. “This car is charged some kind of unique energy. The silhouette and dimensions – like a conventional hatchback, but every fold in the body, the proportions, finish, the smell of leather and the sound recorder create a sense of respectability. Once you realize that this car is not the mass and luxury level “- so our test driver formulates the first impressions from the compact crossover Mercedes-Benz, for which she herself once dubbed” Glafira. ”

However, in order to understand that it is in Mercedes GLA appreciate women need to understand the nuances. My partner on the test recognizes that captivates her first appearance: “I like just to even look at Mercedes GLA – is a source of positive and there are important details. Powerful bumpers and sills with protective pads create a sense of security, but it does not look rough. Lights shine very brightly, and because of the chains of LEDs look glamorous. The doors can be opened without having to take the key fob out of her purse, they are light and closed with a noble slap. Within just marvelous lining the front and metallic parts, but most of all I liked kruglyashi ducts in the aviation-style. ”
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Lewis Hamilton won the Belgian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton won the Belgian Grand Prix

The pilot of Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton won the race, the Belgian Grand Prix, the 11th stage of the Formula-1. For the British, this victory was the sixth of the season, he continues to lead in the standings, said.

The second place was taken by Nico Rosberg – mate Lewis¬†Hamilton for “Mercedes” and his main rival in the championship.

finished third pilot Lotus Romain Grosjean. The Frenchman was on the podium for the first time since November 17 of 2013. Racers “Lotus” with the date and has not yet been held in the Grand Prix at the position above the seventh.

The fourth result showed Daniil Kvyat, at the last stage in Hungary finished second. Russian has scored points in the third race in a row. His partner of Red Bull Daniel Riccardo stopped the fight in the 20th lap due to electrical problems.
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Volkswagen has launched to test an unknown compact crossover

Volkswagen has launched to test an unknown compact crossover

Photospies managed to shoot the car during testing in China. According to World Car Fans, we are talking about the production version of the concept CrossBlue.

To gather the model will be in a factory in Texas. The debut of the car will take place at the Detroit Auto Show to be held in January 2015.

The novelty is constructed on a platform identical to that used in the second generation Volkswagen Tiguan. The car will receive five and seven-seater modification. The car becomes more and more luxurious the prototype, and will be equipped with the other bumpers and a modified grille.

crossover All specifications are kept secret. Concept CrossBlue packaged with a diesel engine capacity of two liters and two electric motors located in the front and rear of the vehicle. Three engines were given a total of 302 horsepower.
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Toyota has developed two new sports car

Toyota has developed two new sports car

Toyota has plans to release two new sports car, one of which takes place in the model range on a step below GT86, and the other – above.

It clarifies the issue Motoring, a prototype of a small sports car will debut at the Motor Show in October in Tokyo. Chassis tuning the production car will be engaged four times world rally champion Tommi Makinen. He will become the head of the rally team Toyota, which in 2017 will return to the WRC.

A small sports car Toyota will weigh less than a ton, get perednemotornuyu layout and rear-wheel drive and a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated engine producing 130 horsepower.

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