Wednesday, September 23, 2009

One-Litre Car from Volkswagen

The world's first One liter car

This is a great Innovation of Volkswagen launched in 2010. It's named as the One-Litre because it can pass through 100km/litre (283mpg), has two seats and powered by a 330cc single-cylinder diesel engine.

Expect Volkswagen can keep the price point down so it will be reasonable to majority of people. Or else it will turn out to be one of those expensive nice to have toys.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Smart Car

This is about GM plus Segway’s new project P.U.M.A.

Carsharing 2.0 would mostly include on demand pick-up or drop-off, electric vehicles that charge while parked and automatic driving or parking. That last one would probable be carsharing 3.0 or 4.0 or 5.0.

This vehicle is part of a tendency of new vehicles planned particularly for cities. It makes the Smartcar appear like a Hummer! while stored it takes up a part of the space of a compact car. It’s rotating radius is zero, meaning similar parking is as simple as rotating your head. It is totally electric. One more disapproval, is that there is no cargo space, but according to the depiction below, a small cargo like to the Smartcar’s would extra than likely be incorporated in a production model.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


This is not the tricycle you rode behind the driveway like a child. The Aerorider Sport is a part-electric, fraction muscle-powered cross under expansion in the Netherlands. Through a number of electric help, a traveler can handle to driove at 45 mph. Its aluminum unbreakable fiberglass corpse is lightweight (about 130 pounds) but protect the rider from the essentials. The Aerorider Sport’s 48-volt battery be able to last wherever from 12 to 60 miles, depending on the land traveled and the dimension of the battery set. The vehicle happily holds one driver and baggage. Its designers say the vehicle’s 4-foot height, headlight, tail lights and stop lamp make sure it’s safely able to be seen to other drivers. It includes a airing system and an electric wiper to assist give the driver a clear outlook, as well as two adaptable back view mirrors to stay an eye on travel.

According to Aerorider Company proprietor Bart de Wert, a little number have been shaped to date for trying and encouragement. A wholesome human-powered account of the Aerorider Sport known for the Sunrider is obtainable for acquire.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Women in Automobile Inventions

Prior to the manufacture of Henry Ford's Model A, Mary Anderson was granted her first patent for a window cleaning device in November 1903. Her invention could clean snow, rain, or sleet from a windshield by using a handle inside the car. Her goal was to improve driver vision during stormy weather.

The automobile gave women ample opportunity for invention. In 1923, of the 345 inventions listed under "Transportation" in the Women's Bureau Bulletin No.28, about half were related to automobiles and another 25 concerned traffic signals and turn indicators. Among these inventions were a carburetor, a clutch mechanism, an electric engine starter, and a starting mechanism. During the 1930s, Helen Blair Bartlett developed new insulations for spark plugs. A geologist by training, her knowledge of petrology and mineralogy was critical in the development of innovative uses of alumina ceramics.