American manufacturer of electric cars is preparing a major upgrade of its system of autonomous driving. And she does it not from the good life: in recent years there have been several car accidents Tesla Model S, related to the autopilot system, including fatalities. For example, in early July electric car was hit by a tractor trailer, which was perpendicular to the movement of the car, the driver of the car died on the spot. After that Tesla has stopped cooperation with the Israeli developer of driver assistance systems with Mobileye cameras, since they could not see the white trailer against a bright sunny sky. The updated system Tesla Autopilot 2.0, in addition to the previously existing frontal radar system, will receive a set of three front camera and radar-round view....
The Chinese company Le Holdings, better known as LeEco, plans to invest 12 billion yuan ($ 1.8 billion) in the construction of a plant for the production of electric vehicles in the eastern part of China. This facility is planned to produce about 400 thousand cars per year. The factory, which is located near the city of Hangzhou, will be built in two phases. Terms of realization of the project are not called. It is known that the new plant will be part of an Eco Experience Park, where, in addition to the production lines, is an entertainment park, offices and facilities for electric vehicles, connected to the Internet. Investment in Eco Experience Park is estimated at 20 billion yuan ($ 3 billion). Founded in 2004 LeEco (before January 2016 called LeTV) engaged in the production
Ford has officially presented a new racing car RS RX, which will participate in a series of races FIA World Rallycross. Although it uses the same bodyshell as the previous model Focus RS, the new RS RX is more extreme in every way. Since World Rallycross includes tracks that are only partially paved (Canadian route was 59% asphalt, and other occupied by mud ), cars are a hybrid between rally cars and Touring models. The assembly is at the plant M-Sport in the UK and Northern Ireland, but with great technical potential of Performance. Under the hood is a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, the performance of which is 600 horsepower that delivers 663 Nm of torque. The maximum speed is 203 km/h. The novelty from Ford Motor Company reaches 100 km/h in 1.9 seconds, and has an enormous wing
Sixth generation Volkswagen Polo world premiere will be held at the Geneva Motor Show on March 2017. A year later the Germans assemble off-road version of this car on its base. Exterior of the crossover will be in the T-Cross concept style, shown a few months ago in Geneva. Car with total length of 4133 mm is a smaller copy of the Tiguan. However, it looks more aggressive older brother due to the large fog lamps, a huge silver lining in the lower part of the bumper and the narrow elongated headlights. At the heart of the new compact SUV, as well as Polo, is the new modular MQB platform. The base engine will serve as a three-cylinder turbo engine capacity of 1.0 liters. Also under the hood it will take root a 1.5-liter petrol engine and two-liter four-cylinder engine with a turboch
According to representatives of the German company conceptual version of BMW X2 will be shown at the Paris Motor Show and sales of the serial car will begin in the second half of 2017. The car will be the sixth model line in crossover BMW. It will get a lot of common components with the compact crossover X1, but differs from it more sporty character. X2 saddle universal platform UKL, which is the basis of the second-generation MINI Countryman. The main competitor of their offspring Bavarians consider Range Rover Evoque. Among its potential buyers - those who prefer sports hatchbacks, but at the same time would like to get higher landing and additional security inherent crossovers. External differences X2 from X1 will fit into the same logic as the older models - for example, t
Japanese brand Subaru is preparing to develop all-electric SUV, the premiere of which could happen in 2021. Mid-size crossover that works on electrical power plant to be built at the Outback or Forester models of the new generation. The model will be developed on the new Subaru Global Platfom modular platform (SGP), which Subaru has shown this year. At the same time, the crossover will get a permanent all-wheel drive system. SGP modular platform made its debut on hatchback and sedan Impreza new generation. The chassis on which to build all future Subaru models, will increase the rigidity of the machine design is 70 percent and 50 percent to reduce body roll. On the basis of SGP will be to develop vehicles of different sizes and use different types of engines: a standard internal ...
Prototype Range Rover Sport Coupe Photospies caught in a rather unusual place. Model, passing on manufacturer internal encoding as the L560 «Velar», lit up in the «Home» Mercedes-Benz plant in Sindelfingen, the largest enterprise of the brand, in force since 1915. Obviously, the choice of the test grounds is not accidental and it seems that Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz have entered into a partnership in the field of powertrains, which was mentioned in the press recently. Currently, the German auto giant is completing work on a new unit M256 for the restyled version of the S-Class, that returns company to the configuration with in-line arrangement of six cylinders. By the way, it will happen in the next year. About Brits also rumored that the first six-cylinder in-line engine w
Porsche company can develop a crossover with all-electric power plant. SUV will be the second similar model of the German brand after the production version of the sports car Mission E. According to information, the project has not yet received the green light from the top-management of the Porsche, but the chances of creating an electric crossover "quite large." The first prototype can be presented after 2018, but the production model will appear in the early 2020s. New Porsche will compete with the production version of Audi e-tron quattro and electric Utility of Mercedes-Benz. Remind that the prototype Mission E is a four-seater sports coupe. The design resembles a Porsche 911 and Panamera. In car creating is actively used aluminum, steel and carbon fiber. The car has 21-inch a
A year ago Norton Company announced about the development of the new superbike with engine V4 1200 with 200 hp. A year has passed, and now the British manufacturer reported that the model will be released batch of 200 units. this fall. On own Facebook page the British manufacturer has published a conceptual picture, which gives an overview of the motorcycle. In fact, everything is the same as the year before. News for news, although the announcement of the production makes sense. Norton Company is also working on a new 650-cc motorcycle, which promise to announce this fall. Choosing cubic capacity may cause issues, but it is logical, since the sportbike 650 cm3 participate in the category «Lightweight TT» at the Tourist Trophy, which is dominated by modified motorcycle Kawasaki ER-6.
Many motorists would like to receive a full BMW M7, but while the Bavarians are silent, so you have to rely on the tuners. Noelle Motors specialists recently presented their creation which is based on 750i xDrive. After the upgrade, a 4.4-liter V8 biturbo sedan was able to improve the acceleration time from standstill to 100 km/h from 4.7 to 3.6 seconds. This was made possible thanks to the performance, increased from 450 hp and 650 N/m torque to 629 hp and 820 N/m. There is no information about the maximum speed, but the upper limit is clearly higher than 305 km/h.