Thursday, March 1, 2012

New Technology of Hyundai i-oniq Concept

The first figure of the new Hyundai i-oniq conception car has been released, showcasing new technology and design which present an impression of the company's upcoming philosophy.

The Hyundai i-oniq is an electric sports instruction hatchback with a range-extending petrol engine. Intentional to convey the latest thinking from Hyundai's designers and engineers, the i-oniq evolves the company's fluidic figure form language and represents bold 'New Possibilities' with its revolutionary muscle train.

Hyundai i-oniq

Hyundai stylists choose dynamic magnitude to create i-oniq's visual and functional body shape. Its design combines moderate feature lines and strong surface treatment, conveying both premium and sporty qualities marked in both the exterior and interior of the car. Further design basics, such as the 'Penthouse Roof' and LED headlights, highlight the efficiency and advanced technology encased within Hyundai i-oniq Concept.

Hyundai i-oniq Concept has space for four occupants in its driver-oriented hut. High-tech equipment in the driver boundary and controls reflects existing and future premium consumer electronics technology. Passengers promote from a lounge-style space designed to optimize comfort, featuring sculpted surfaces enthused by musical instruments to make an optimistic contrast with the sports-focused driver area.

The Hyundai i-oniq Concept has an original power train that demonstrates Hyundai's dedication to clean technology. A 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine is mated, via a generator, to a lithium ion electric motor which fabricates 109 ps. In electric-only method, i-oniq has a range of 120 km, while with support from the petrol engine it can travel up to 700 km, producing just 45 g/km of CO2 in the progression.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

First Appear: Audi E-Tron Concept

The Audi e-Tron concept attempts to wed the ideas of battery power and high-performance sports cars. The sexy two-seater uses a lithium-ion battery pack, which is liquid-cooled and situated behind the passenger section. Audi puts the e-Tron's 0-to-62 mph time at 4.8 seconds -- that's 0.2 second following the R8 V-8 -- but top speed is limited to only 124 mph, as higher speeds speedily consume the battery. For the e-Tron, Audi is declaring a 154-mile range.

Continuing the R8 relationship, the e-Tron is regarding 7 inches shorter in length, half-a-foot narrower, and an inch lower. It uses an aluminum space surround and fiber-reinforced plastic for the doors, roof, fenders, and lids. The advertised curb weight is 3527 lbs, 58 percent of which is over the raise hinge. An R8 V-8 is concerning 90 lbs lighter. In the e-Tron, the succession accounts for 1036 lbs of its full amount.

The e-Tron's other high-tech skin texture contain a heat pump for interior climate control, closeable air intakes, an iPhone-like touch-screen scroll pad to control Audi's MMI interface, and intellectual, all-LED lighting that uses a forward-looking camera to vary the light pattern of the headlights in reaction to oncoming interchange and also takes clues from the nav system to turn on cornering lights as the car approaches a camber.

The e-Tron is not regarding to start stealing sales from the Tesla roadster. Instead, Audi's battery-powered e-Tron concept is the high-visibility kick-off to a three-year project consolidating its research on exciting mobility.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fashionable: Lexus LF-LC Concept

Since its beginning in 1989, Lexus’ focus on the “hard” science of quality and dependability has been exciting. Even though it has some sporty models in its portfolio, the premium Japanese automaker is still frequently known for building luxury cars better known for superiority than performance. Lexus realizes the significance of its “boring car” standing and is intent to change the course. On the eve of the 2012 North American International Auto Show, we had an exclusive, secretly peek at the new Lexus LF-LC concept car, a core from which all potential Lexus models may draw motivation.

Kevin Hunter, president of Calty Design Research, eminent that they were given a clean sheet of paper to blueprint the LF-LC. The assignment was to come up with a new 2+2 hybrid coupe conception to redefine Lexus’ future design language. Only some written attributes were given as criteria: Avant-garde loveliness, Originality, Driving joy and Unequaled technology. No wonder the Calty team, including Ian Cartabiano and Edward Lee for exterior, and William Chergosky and Ben Chang for interior, was excited to work on this rare project. In fact, the designers were also told exclusively by the president and CEO of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, to make sure the concept is required to have the “wow” factor.

The face of LF-LC incorporates essentials of the Lexus spindle grille that also appears on the freshly introduced GS. Each L-shaped headlight contains three LED projectors that are similar to forward-looking camera lenses. The pointed snout set off by large perpendicular air scoops that flank the grille, plus the ribbon-like fender surfaces bending and folding aft, are some of the elements of the strong front-end management. In profile, the LF-LC has a muscular lean-back stance delineated by a simple flowing roofline that’s cantilevered at the A-pillar to give an airy feel to the passenger log cabin. Large air scoops are nestled within the wide nurture fenders. And approximately the back, the Lexus spindle outline is repeated with bold quality lines in the fascia, capped with taillights designed with depth to simulate the appearance of a jet engine with its afterburners on. Thin, vertical fog lamps fall from the edge of the taillights and well complement the stacked quad exhaust pipes.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tips For Flying With Your Pet

As we make our travel plans, we humans often take for granted the fact that we can buy a ticket, bound on a plane, and reach far away purposes in meager hours. What made difficult matters is the need or desire to bring along your beloved pet. Suddenly the rules change; the effortlessness and comfort of travel become less clear. Questions arise that you never had to think about before, and you're abruptly unsure about the whole thing. Well, you're surely not alone! Transporting pets via the air has become a contentious topic lately, with the health and safety of the animals foremost on people's minds. If you are planning a trip soon with your pet and will be flying, there are several safety measures you should consider, and a bit of in order you may want to absorb before making a final choice.

Tips For Flying With Your Pet:

• Don't fly during high temperature.
• Never assume your dog has in fact been put safely on the plane without verifying it yourself (you visually see the dog go onto the plane), or through someone in power.
• This is especially important if you have a stopover or have between flights and have to switch planes. Ask an employee to check for you before you take off. Keep trying until you get the corroboration you need.
• Give your dog a good walk before plank.
• Try to get a direct flight. If that is not possible, avoid any long layovers.
• Make sure your dog has all current shots/vaccinations, and bring a health certificate or other proof with you.

Tips for crating your dog before flying:

• Don't anesthetize your dog; some medication can lower the respiratory rate and cause complexity breathing at high altitude.
• Beautify your dog's crate with bright, colorful designs and specific instructions to personalize it and help draw attention to it.
• Make sure your dog has a supply of water. Ice cubes will help keep it cool, but you can also congeal a bowl of water ahead of time. This can also help prevent falls.
• Make sure the crate is unbreakable to prevent breakage or accidental opening during transport. Don't put back screws with with plastic tie-ons. They are temperature responsive and can become brittle and break off.
• Attach a package of dry dog food to the outside of the crate (a ziploc bag works well) just in case it's needed.
• Never use a pegboard or wire crate. Toes and nails can get stuck in these during rough flights. Be sure to use a thick layer of absorbent bedding in the crate.
• Use a 3" clear plastic tape to secure the crate door. Don't block the air vents, but wrap it completely around the crate. Airline personnel sometimes like to open crates to pet the dogs or give them water. The tape will act as your "security" and prevent the crate from being opened unnecessarily. This lowers the risk of your dog getting lost, yet the crate can still be opened in case of an emergency.
This may sound like a lot to think about, but an ounce (or two) of prevention helps bring peace of mind. Happy and safe travels