In order to intensify competition in the global market, car companies are engaged in scientific developments that ensure the necessary application of innovative technologies. Since the creation of the first cars and their introduction to the market until today, automotive technology has developed at a rapid pace.
Let’s take a look at new technologies in cars that you might find interesting. The technology used in cars has undergone tremendous changes over time. Automotive technology is constantly being updated to improve the comfort and safety of car owners. There is no doubt that the cost of cars with the most sophisticated technology is high. But, if cars are more stylish, comfortable, and energy efficient, then people are willing to invest more in them. Following are some of the new technologies in automobiles.
motorization interactive bus engine Screens in the seat backs seem too modest to some experts. Watching a movie or playing computer games – isn’t it too poor a set? What else the car can take passengers, researchers from Israel came up with. General Motors has asked faculty and students at the Bezalel Academy of the Arts to develop new ways to entertain rear-seat passengers, especially children, on a long journey. The project was called “Windows of Opportunity” (Windows of Opportunity – WOO), and the rear side windows were to become the main element of the system. Such glass screens can be implemented based on transparent LCD technology.
or projectors and cameras can be used here to track gestures. Actually GM in this case was more interested in software than possible hardware. This is how several applications were born. The first of them was named Otto. This is an animated character, as if running outside the window through a real landscape.
He knows how to respond to changes in the speed of the car, the landscape or the weather. The second program – Fofo – imitates misted or frosty glass, on which little passengers love to draw with their fingers. The Spenddown application is already designed for the presence of the WOO system in many vehicles around the world. It is assumed that a person can select any point on the planet on the interactive globe and replace the real landscape outside his window with the view from the window of someone else’s car.
broadcast via the Network in real time. The latest app, Pond, is also designed for car-to-car communication, but this time it’s between cars traveling on the same highway. “Pond” allows you to write messages on the window and make them visible to downstream neighbors. In addition, the person who launched the program can choose their favorite tracks using a set of menus and even exchange musical compositions with neighbors. Experimenters from Jerusalem tested all these possibilities in the prototype WOO, created from a real rear door of a passenger car, a passenger seat.
a set of projectors and an Eye Click gesture tracking system that turns any display into a multi-contact screen. And how all this should work in the final version can be seen in the video presented by GM. The topic of entertainment for rear passengers is of concern not only to the American giant concern. For example.
last fall, the Australians launched a project to create a holographic system for the rear of a car. And again, first of all, the innovation is designed for children. And back in 2011, Toyota Motor Europe and the Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design (CIID) introduced a very similar to the WOO concept system “Window to the World”. Window of the World also actively exploits the principle of augmented reality, so here again we can see a program for drawing with a finger on the side window of a car.
But according to Toyota’s plan, the drawings made on the glass turn out to be tied to the landscape and shift as the car moves. The second interesting possibility is zooming (approaching) distant objects. It is enough for the passenger to take a piece of the landscape into a frame and drag its edges with his fingers, just as the owners of iPhones zoom in on the pictures on the screen. “Window to the World” also measures the distances to various objects in the field of view, displaying the values on the glass. The fourth program is designed for trips to other countries and offers to immerse yourself in a foreign language environment.
and therefore it signs objects in the language of the area through which the path passes. The fifth conceptual application within the framework of this project was “virtual constellations”. The idea is for the car’s panoramic roof to display the outlines of the constellations and display information about them, aligning the virtual lines with the real starry sky above. The video showing the car ride with Window to the World actually shows a simulation filmed in static. Because of this, they say, the girl is not wearing a seat belt, the company apologizes (photo by Toyota Motor Europe). European engineers and designers
Given that the tread is the main part of the tire design, the attention paid to it by engineers is not in vain. Therefore, we continue this topic. Three-dimensional sips – a solution that allows you to give stability to the behavior of the tire in the longitudinal and transverse load vectors. This is especially true for wet roads. The sips of this type, equipped with a Double Mud Stopper sealing ring, also play the role of protecting the tread from dirt.
stones and slush that gets between the disc and the tire. Concluding the review of the “tread” novelties, I would like to pay attention to the seamless structure of the bead ring. The Single Wire Bead technology is specifically designed to ensure the reliability of the tire even in extremely adverse operating conditions. Agree, the list of achievements of engineers is impressive. But this is only a small part of all the innovative developments of the Finnish concern. Read about other progressive technologies in the following articles!