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Honda will develop an unmanned vehicle in conjunction with the Chinese SenseTime

Honda will develop an unmanned vehicle in conjunction with the Chinese SenseTime

News
Within the framework of the research project, the companies will conduct joint tests of SenseTime technologies for recognition of moving objects and Honda's algorithms for monitoring the road situation and forecasting risks Honda will develop an unmanned system together with the Chinese company SenseTime. The corresponding five-year contract has already been concluded between the parties. The partners plan to create an automated driving system, which should form the basis of the concept of mobility of the future. Within the framework of the research project, the companies will conduct joint tests of SenseTime technologies for recognition of moving objects and Honda's algorithms for monitoring the road situation, forecasting risks and planning further actions. The result of the wo...
Fiat made a pickup for police forensics

Fiat made a pickup for police forensics

News
The company Fiat has developed a special modification of the Fullback pickup for the forensic unit of the Italian police. The car was equipped with a metal cargo box and an LTE Wi-Fi access point for transmitting information to the operational center. Instead of a cargo platform, a box is installed on the pickup, which is used to transport materials and equipment necessary for the work of forensic experts. It is equipped with shelves, drawers, screeds and various options for bindings for boxes and bags. Wide swing doors on both sides of the box allow you to quickly get to the right equipment. The double cabin is also equipped with a compartment for the transport of materials necessary for chemical and fingerprint studies, a hybrid electric generator, a collapsible tent and a refr...
Three-row Lexus RX enters the market

Three-row Lexus RX enters the market

News
The first new version of the flagship Lexus crossover will not be received by Americans, as expected, but by the Japanese. The world premiere of the three-row Lexus RX took place in November at the Auto Show in Los Angeles. The length of the model was increased by 110 mm to 5,000 mm, the rear overhang also increased by 110 mm, the wheelbase was the same - 2,790 mm. In the States, sales of new cars will start before the end of this year, in 2018, an elongated model will reach Europe. And in Japan, the all-terrain vehicle can be bought today - in Japan the model will be available from December 7. Japanese extended crossover is offered only in the hybrid version of the RX450h L. The structure of the installation of this "SUV" includes a petrol engine V6 3.5, an electromechanical var...
Rinspeed unveiled drone with replaceable bodies

Rinspeed unveiled drone with replaceable bodies

Concept Cars, News
The public premiere of the new concept of the Swiss company will take place in the exhibition of consumer electronics CES in Las Vegas, which will open in January 2018. The unmanned prototype was called Snap, it consists of a Skateboard platform with a full-mounted chassis and a Pod module. The length of the concept is 4,685 mm, width - 1,960 mm, height - 1,842 mm, wheelbase - 3,250 mm. The novelty weighs about 1,700 kg. The main idea of ​​Frank Rinderknecht, the founder and head of Rinspeed, is that both components - the platform and the capsule - can be improved independently of each other. If the chassis becomes obsolete, it will be replaced with a more current version, while the module will last longer. The Pod capsule has retractable supports, it can be not only passenger, b