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Hacked Jeep USB Update Criticised

On Saturday, September 5th, 2015
Hacked Jeep USB update criticised Fiat Chrysler has started distributing a software patch for millions of vehicles, via a USB stick sent in the post.In July, two hackers revealed they had been able to take control of a Jeep Cherokee via its internet-connected entertainment system. The car firm has been criticised by security experts who say posting a USB stick ...

Toyota Turbodiesel Engines Engineered Cleaner And More Efficient

On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Toyota Turbodiesel engines The engine (1GD-FTV) is the first in the world to benefit from Thermo Swing Wall Insulation Technology, making it one of the most thermally efficient on the market; its thermal efficiency rating is 44 per cent. Although it is smaller than the 3.0-litre engine it is replacing, it offers 25 per cent more torque. Usefully, ...

Toyota’s Latest Virtual Crash Dummy Software Can Model Occupant Posture Before Collisions

On Sunday, June 28th, 2015
Toyota's Latest Virtual Crash Dummy Studies* show that roughly half of drivers take defensive action (such as sudden braking or steering) to avoid collisions, with vehicle occupants commonly bracing themselves at the same time. Occupant posture?whether braced or relaxed?has a significant effect on body movement during a collision. However, current human surrogate models used in virtual crash simulations are unable ...

Suzuki Develops 2-Cylinder 0.8L Diesel Engine And Launches in India

On Sunday, June 7th, 2015
Suzuki 2-Cylinder 0.8L Diesel Engine Suzuki Motor Corporation has developed a lightweight and compact 2-cylinder 0.8L E08A diesel engine for compact cars. This engine will be installed on the Celerio, a compact car produced and distributed in India, for launch in India. Suzuki has been installing diesel engines mainly onto overseas models varying from 1.3L to 2.0L, which were supplied ...

5 Signs that Your Truck Needs Servicing

On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
truck Knowing when the right time to service your truck is not rocket science, however in today’s day and age, it sure can feel like it sometimes. In reality, diagnosing truck problems is not the incredibly impossible task it appears to be. In fact, it’s more of a human thing than you might suspect. Similar to ...

4×4 Wheel Tech

On Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
4x4 Tyres Of all the parts that compose a 4×4’s drivetrain, the wheels are perhaps the most misunderstood. Many drivers choose wheels based solely upon appearance, and while looks are important, function is equally vital. If you choose the wrong wheels, you can cause safety and drivability issues. In this guide, you’ll get some tips for choosing ...

Looking After Your Car’s Tyres

On Monday, April 13th, 2015
Looking After Your Car's Tyres Australia Checking your tyres will take you a couple of minutes at the most, so it’s not a job which is going to take you all day. I like to check my tyres every so often just before I get into my car to go somewhere. Doing it while you’re in a rush isn’t such a ...

Mechanical Engineer Eric Harrell Has Built a 3D-Printed Toyota Transmission

On Saturday, April 4th, 2015
Harrell Has Built a 3D-Printed Toyota If you’re prone to suffering from feelings of inadequacy, look away now. We say this because US-based mechanical engineer, Eric Harrell, creator of a 3D-printed Toyota 22R-E engine, has now built a working 5-speed Toyota gearbox using the same method. Speaking to American tech website 3D Print.com, Eric spoke of the success of his engine build ...

The Essential Guide To Caring For Your Car Tyres

On Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
Car-Tyres Today’s cars feature the best in tyre technology. Tyres help to stop us from having accidents. That is because they maintain good traction on the road, regardless of the weather conditions. It’s no secret that some makes of tyre are better than others. Apart from vulcanised rubber, tyres contain chemical compounds to slow the tyre ...

CR-Z Sport Hybrid Gets Supercharged With HPD Street Performance

On Saturday, September 13th, 2014
Honda CR-Z HPD Supercharger Kit Supercharged performance for the street is now available in the Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe through a new dealer-installed Honda Performance Development (HPD) supercharger kit. Best known as Honda’s North American racing company, HPD developed a full line of street performance accessories for the CR-Z and first revealed them at the 2013 SEMA Show. With ...