Author: Francis Newman

24 Oct

Tesla calls thousands of cars for service

American Tesla announced a large service action on its vehicles. More than 53,000 cars are being called at the site where the parking brake must be removed.

Many auto makers have serious accidents and then have to call thousands and even millions of vehicles to service thousands of vehicles in order to remove defects that endanger passengers.

Tesla also scored such a failure, not for the first time and it is quite big. The company is calling on 53,000 Model S and Model X vehicles that were manufactured between February and October last year. They found a defect in the parking brake, which could result in accidental dismissal.

The defect is borne by an item manufactured by one of the suppliers and though only less than 5 percent. The company vehicles may have it installed, the company prefers to call the service all copies.

Although there have not been any accidents due to this fault, but it is better to blow the cold.

19 Oct

Bosh presents an anti-collision system for trams

Bosch engineers have developed a new technology for rail vehicles that aims to minimize the risk of collisions with cars. The new technology not only warns the motorcyclist of an impending collision, but also can take steps to avoid it.

In big cities you have to be careful not only about other drivers, but also rail vehicles, ie trams or so-called. Busbars, who are also full-fledged road users. Unfortunately, not all drivers pay due attention to what happens with frequent collisions.

Engineers from Bosch Engineering have developed a completely new anti-collision system for rail vehicles that will reduce the number of accidents. Their technology not only can detect the approaching collision and warn motorists of it, but in the absence of its response, it can take the appropriate action, ie disconnect the drive and activate the braking system.

Technology developed for urban rail transport based on video cameras, radar and traffic control systems. The system is intended to assist motorcyclists and is designed to operate in all weather conditions, regardless of terrain, and to take into account the various scenarios that may occur on the road.

The first generation of the new system was shown in 2014, but then it was rather primitive and provided only visual and audible warnings for the motorcyclist. The latest version can automatically brake to slow down and stop the vehicle, thus avoiding collisions. It also detects cars, buses, other trams, and even stationary objects. Of course, the system can be switched off at any time and then the motor controller will take complete control of the vehicle.