GM and NASA develop Humanoid Robot

GM and NASA develop Humanoid Robot

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04 Feb 2010
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GM and NASA are working on developing a new humanoid robot called the Robonaut 2 (R2) as well as related technologies that will be used in both automotive and aerospace industries. The Robonaut 2 is basically the faster more dexterous version of Robonaut, who can use its hands and work alongside people. If you’re not quite sure how all this can help GM then the company’s vice president Alan Taub says “this is about safer cars and safer plants” as the advancements in controls, sensors and vision technology can take vehicle safety to the next level. NASA says that this new humanoid robot developed in partnership with GM will open the gates of a new era of space exploration…

2010 Mercedes SLS AMG iPhone App

2010 Mercedes SLS AMG iPhone App

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28 Jan 2010
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Daimler will launch a new application for the iPhone in February that will feature the 2010 Mercedes SLS AMG. This new application is called the ‘SLS AMG’ and will work on all versions of the iPhone, offering players the ability to experience a 360 degrees gameplay with the iPhone’s innovative ‘accelerometer’ technology. The 2010 Mercedes SLS AMG iPhone App also offers different play modes, with players able to compete against eachother no matter where they are in the world. Besides the 2010 Mercedes SLS AMG iPhone App another platform that ‘welcomes’ the new German sports car is the PlayStation 3 through the Gran Turismo 5 video game…

2010 Dakar Rally - Volkswagen iPhone application

2010 Dakar Rally – Volkswagen iPhone application

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14 Dec 2009
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Volkswagen has developed a new iPhone application that will help high-tech rally fans keep up with progress in the 2010 Dakar Rally by sending news, results and videos directly to the user’s screen before and during the competition. The 2010 Dakar Rally – Volkswagen iPhone application will constantly send users information regarding the five factory-prepared and factory-fielded Race Touaregs as well as insights from VW Motorsports and access to detailed stage information and maps of the Dakar. Volkswagen will defend its title at the 2010 Dakar Rally which leads through Argentina and Chile…

Video: iPhone controlled minivan

Video: iPhone controlled minivan

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18 Nov 2009
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A while ago we presented a video with a Blackberry remote controlled Formula 1 car, and now a team from Germany designed an application called iDriver that enables an iPhone to remote control a minivan. The iPhone controlled minivan was named “Spirit of Berlin” and the completely autonomous vehicle was developed by the Freie Universitaet Berlin. Among special equipment that made the…

Seat Cupra Race game for iPhone

Seat Cupra Race game for iPhone

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21 Oct 2009
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Seat announced they have included the Seat Leon Cupra in the new version Seat Cupra Race game for iPhone. A new City Track has also been added and the Seat Cupra Race now includes features like Nitro and Protection Shield. iPhone users should know this racing game is offered in five different languages with downloads available free of charge through Apple iTunes App Stores starting 26 October. The company’s previous iPhone game, the…

Volkswagen Scirocco R in free racing game for iPhone

Volkswagen Scirocco R in free racing game for iPhone

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22 Sep 2009
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Volkswagen introduced a new application for the iPhone and iPod touch that features the newly debuted Scirocco R racing on various engaging tracks similar to the Nurburgring. This free racing game is entitled the ‘Scirocco R 24 hour Challenge’ and free downloads can be initiated trough the Apple App store. Players can choose between three different play modes witch are the qualifying mode, 24 hour mode and multiplayer mode and in reality the Volkswagen Scirocco R specs indicate the sporty hatch can accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/h in 6.0 seconds or 5.8 seconds if equipped with a DSG gearbox. Under the bonnet there is a…

BMW Mountain Bike Cross Country

BMW Mountain Bike Cross Country

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19 May 2009
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The Bavarian automaker introduces the BMW Mountain Bike Cross Country as a way of extending their customer’s possibility of exploring various routes and surfaces. Available in pear white the BMW Mountain Bike Cross Country features a fine tuned four-pivot rear suspension that offers both comfort and precision while going downhill for example. As is integrates the finest components like the…

Audi receives 2009 Award for Mechatronic Innovation

Audi receives 2009 Award for Mechatronic Innovation

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14 May 2009
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The German automaker Audi receives 2009 Award for Mechatronic Innovation. This inaugural award was presented by the Association of German Engineers (VDI) for Audi’s new dynamic steering innovation that integrates numerous mechanical and electronic systems offering enhanced driving pleasure along with safety and comfort. The new system developed by Audi automatically adjusts the steering ratio and steering force to the vehicle’s speed in order to ensure that steering characteristics are optimum in every situation. The necessary steering assistance is given by an intermediate gear driven by an electric…

BMW and the AMULETT project

BMW and the AMULETT project

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27 Apr 2009
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BMW together with a few research institutes in Germany, developed a new system under the AMULETT project that will help drivers avoid pedestrians that run into the road from behind parked cars. The name AMULTETT represents the German abreviation for “Active mobile accident avoidance and mitigation of accident effects through cooperative data acquisition and tracking technology” and the system involves vehicles communicating with a radio transponder carried by pedestrians for safety purposes (Car-2-X Communication). Signal emitted by the radio transponder is identified by a 2.4 GHz frequency band multi-antenna system and a processing unit that will recognize even pedestrians…

AC Schnitzer BMW i-Drive cover

AC Schnitzer BMW i-Drive cover

Custom Cars
27 Apr 2009
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The AC Schnitzer BMW i-Drive cover is the latest gadget developed by the German tuner as part of their BMW customization program. It is basically an anolized aluminium cover with an embossed image of an AC Schnitzer Type IV custom wheel. Besides its appearance the AC Schnitzer BMW i-Drive cover is also designed for easyer operation, as the i-Drive functions can now be controlled intuitively while driver keeps hes eyes on the road. No word yet on the AC Schnitzer BMW i-Drive cover price but…