Rohan

A wanderlust, a foodie, an amateur photographer and a die hard automobile enthusiast. Gifted with the art of playing with words (and sentences) I've been writing (initially started with satirical writing) for a couple of years. Meet me on a good day and i'll definitely narrate my story (with a cup of tea and hopefully some delicious pakoda's) on how writing scripted my life. Happy reading :)

Ford Figo Aspire

"Ford Figo Aspire"

Indian compact sedan segment is rapidly increasing and every car manufacturer is trying to get the best out of it. Ford took good use of this opportunity with the sub-4m category by launching the EcoSport. It has done well for the company so far but that hasn’t stopped them from introducing another all-new car. It is the second generation Figo with an added boot, the Figo Aspire. Here is a review on this vehicle that carries a showroom price starting from Rs. 4.90 lacs.

"Ford Figo Aspire"
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Engines

The Ford Figo Aspire is available across all dealerships in India. This car comes with three engine options. A 1.5 TDCi diesel and two petrol engines (1.2-litre and 1.5-litre Ti-VCT). Ford has added the Ecosport and Fiesta’s engine into the Aspire. However, the engine has been tweaked to offer more power. The engine now produces 100PS and 215Nm of torque and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel engine offers 25. 83 kmpl, which seems pretty impressive. The petrol 1.2 motor is a heavily tweaked engine seen in the current Figo hatchback. The engine has received variable valve timing on both the intake and exhaust sides, apart from other updates. The Ti-VCT (as it’s called) engine produces 88PS of max power and 112Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The automatic transmission variant however gets the larger 1.5 Sigma petrol also seen in the EcoSport. The unit produces 112PS and 136Nm of max power and torque. This variant even features ESP, traction control and hill launch assist. The hill assist system basically prevents the car from rolling back by applying the brake for a few seconds. The claimed fuel economy figures are 18.16kmpl and 17kmpl for the 1.2 and 1.5 variants respectively. These are pretty impressive mileage figures and are certainly worth competing against Maruti and Hyundai.

Exterior:

The Figo Aspire carries Ford’s very own Kinetic design language that aims at offering a premium and dynamic theme. The vehicle has a bold yet hexagonal chrome grille. The vehicle carries swooping headlamps and makes up for a futuristic design. The vehicle comes with 14-inch 8-spoke alloy wheels looks stylish and go well with the overall design. Just so that the vehicle remained under 4m lengths, the rear end was shortened. The rear side is a smart design and has D shaped tail lamps.

Interiors:

The Figo Aspire has quite a stylish interior and seems uber-cool. The Dashboard on this vehicle is same as the one found on Ecosport. The steering wheel, centre console and information screen look very similar to the EcoSport and Fiesta. There are dual-tone black/beige dash and beige seats and door pads. Depending on the variant, there’s either gloss black or silver finished inserts. The steering wheel also houses the controls.

The seats are comfortable and even feature leather upholstery (first in segment). There is good support up front but the rear seats could have offered more support and could have been made larger. The Boot space on this car is around 360 litres that seems less than competitors like Amaze or Xcent. The Aspire comes in four different trim levels namely – Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium+. The Ambiente trim offers a dual tone interior, adjustable front and rear headrests, front power windows, tilt adjust steering, multi information display, keyless entry, electric boot release and driver and passenger airbags.

 

"Ford Figo Aspire"
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The Trend adds front fog lamps, gloss black elements, rear armrest, steering mounted controls, rear power windows, mobile phone dock and a Bluetooth stereo with four speakers. The Titanium trim also gets auto climate control, power fold mirrors, ABS with EBD and an adjustable driver seat. The Titanium+ is the fully loaded variant and it also gets segment first leather seats, the 4.2-inch information screen with the Sync feature, CD player, side and passenger airbags (very impressive and first in segment but passengers don’t get grab handles), Ford MyKey (a programmable key that when used can limit speed and stereo volume level).

All the aforementioned trims are available in 7 different shades- Ruby Red, Sparkling Gold, Oxford White, Tuxedo Black, Deep Impact Blue, Ingot Silver and Smoke Grey. Additional accessories such as illuminated scuff plates, rear parking sensors, mirror mounted reverse camera and GPS, ambient lighting and shark fin antenna are available at various Ford dealerships.

 

Bottom Line:

With the existence of other notch backs competing tough in the segment, Ford is a new entrant. The Aspire is undoubtedly a powerful and elegant car with a great engine. With a decent price tag, this vehicle should heat up competition a little more. However, a cautious buyer considers service more often than not. If Ford expands its service stations, there might be scope for the Aspire.

 

Ford Endeavour 2015

"Ford Endeavour 2015"

Overview:

American car manufacturer Ford has been quite popular in America. The successes lead to the increase of global sales of this brand. Currently, this brand happens to be present all across the world.

The Endeavour from Ford has been quite a popular SUV in India. But, owing to the rapid changes happening in the auto sector, Ford decided to bring a few changes to the Endeavour. Here is a review on the 2015 Endeavour that is set to take Indian market by storm most likely in October 2015. Indian market aside, the company will also launch the car in China, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

The next generation Ford Endeavour was first previewed as the ‘Everest concept’ model last year in Sydney, Australia. Ford then went ahead with the concept’s official unveiling at the Bangkok Motor Show this year. Now, that Ford has revealed the vehicle’s production ready version as well, the all new Endeavour seems to be very close to its official launch date. The production version of the 2015 Ford Endeavour is exactly the same as its concept, except the new alloys.

New Endeavour 2015:

The all-new 2015 Endeavour is to be based on a pick-up truck chassis. Since 2003, the Endeavour has been plying on Indian roads. Back then; the sales figures of this car were bleak. But, the all-new Endeavour is set to change that perception. The new Endeavour made its appearance at the Bangkok motor show and its international debut has definitely sparked up interest among enthusiasts. The specs, features and all the details have been leaked. So, lets take a look at them and determine if they are worth spending for.

 

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Engine & transmission
Spreading its boundaries across global markets, the 2015 Ford Endeavour is likely to drive with 2 different engine choices. The 2.2 liter four cylinder diesel and 3.2 liter five cylinder diesel engine. India will most likely carry the 2.5 liter and 3 liter diesel mill. To enhance performance, this vehicle will bid farewell to the current 5-speed manual transmission and introduce a 6-speed gearbox. This would also enhance the fuel efficiency of the new car.

Mileage
The obvious question would pop up in anyone’s mind. “Kitna Degi?”

Well, the Ford Endeavour 2015 is most likely expected to offer a combined fuel efficiency ranging from 12 to 14 kmpl.

Exterior Design:

The Exterior design of the Ford Endeavour is on the company’s Edge design philosophy. The next-gen model is expected to be more premium than its precursor. The vehicle will also offer enhanced off-road capabilities owing to its new ladder frame chassis. Ford has also endowed new independent coil-spring system at the vehicle’s rear to enhance its drive experience. The new Endeavour will boast of the new ‘Terrano Response’ 4 wheel drive system with adjusting traction control and other technological improvements that will really deliver an overall enhanced off-road performance.

The vehicle’s styling at the front resembles the concept showcased earlier with an upright three-part grille, small sweptback headlamps, a stylish front bumper under-guard flows onto the bumper to merge into the fog lamps. Move to the side and the design theme from the concept continues, with the raked front windshield, a slightly sloping roofline, up-swept window-line and a slight body sculpting near the bottom of the doors. You can also see that the SUV will feature subtle roof-rails, which sit flush onto the roof. At the rear, the Endeavour gets a new tailgate mounted spoiler, which is different from the one on the concept car. Rest of the design though is similar to the concept, with the large split tail lamps, the chunky chrome garnish and the boot lid-mounted number plate holder.

"2015 Ford Endeavour"
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The new Endeavour will be offered in 5-exterior paint shades:

  • Cool White
  • Black Mica Metallic
  • Silver Aluminum Metallic
  • Sparkling Gold Metallic
  • Red Sunset Metallic

 

Interior Design:
The new Ford Endeavour’s interior is expected to be inspired by the design of the Ford F-105 pickup truck. The next-gen Endeavour will get the company’s new SYNC2 multimedia setup and a large 8-inch display for the infotainment system.

"2015 Endeavour"
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This vehicle will feature Bi-Xenon automatic projector headlamps, Push button Start, Lane departure warning system too. Additionally, it will also have LED DRLs, Projector headlamps, 20-inch mag wheels, Panoramic Sunroof. Additionally, it will also feature 8-way power adjustable front seats, Power adjustment for the third row of seats, Ambient lighting, Driver’s knee airbag, Front parking sensors, Blind Spot monitoring system, Rear view camera, Leather upholstery, Automatic Headlamps and wipers, Cruise control as well as Hill descent control.

"Ford Endeavour 2015"
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Expected price
The all-new Ford Endeavour is expected to be tagged in the price bracket of Rs. 18 to Rs. 25 lakhs in India. The prices in Australia are already out and the top-end Titanium variant of this car is priced at AUS $76,990. The base variant retails for AUS $54,990, while the mid variant will go on sale for $60,990.

Ford Endeavour 2015 Expected launch date
The next-gen Endeavour is expected to have its Indian launch in September to October 2015.

Bottom Line:

Ford is bringing out the new Endeavour with an aggressive price. The company seems positive that the new car should achieve pleasing sales figures. Let’s wait and watch.

Renault KWID Preview

"Renault Kwid"

French automotive giant Renault has been a prominent player globally. With the launch of cars varying across various segments, the company has shown a keen interest towards the budget car market. That apart, the SUV segment has seen an incredible up rise in India. Taking such a lucrative opportunity in hand, Renault in collaboration with its partner Nissan is working on the new style statement for budget conscious buyers. Renault has unveiled a hatchback-based crossover called the KWID.

"Renault Kwid"
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Named after the concept car that it unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo, the KWID, is a five-seater crossover underpinned by the French automaker’s CMFA platform and will be produced at their Chennai factory with 98 per cent localization. This vehicle looks the right amount of quirky and has inbred eccentricity. Set to launch in September 2015, Renault’s compact car, the Kwid, made its global debut in India on August 20, 2015 at the 2014 Delhi Motor Show. This sub-4meter car is allegedly the smallest crossover in the company’s portfolio. Though the vehicle will fall in the price bracket of Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 and Hyundai Eon, the Kwid will create a new mini crossover segment in India; and it will be lot more spacious and feature-rich than aforementioned rivals. Looking for something exciting in this article? the company is planning to launch it at a starting price of Rs. 3 lakh, while the top-end model will go up to Rs. 4 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Interestingly, this compact SUV may be offered with both a 4-door and 2-door configuration.

In the meantime, here is a review on the KWID:

Engine:

Under the KWID’s hood will be an all-new 800cc, 3-cylinder petrol unit that has been developed by Renault-Nissan alliance. The engine should produce around 50bhp and 90Nm of torque. Mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, this car is likely to debut an AMT from the Renault-Nissan stable. There will be no diesel model but a 1.0-litre model with higher power figures will arrive six months later. It is also possible that there may be a CNG model but this will only materialize based on demand.

Exteriors:

Measuring 3680mm in length and 1580mm in width, the Kwid will be the most spacious vehicle in its league. It will also have the segment-leading ground clearance of 180mm, which is, in fact, more than several crossovers/SUVs in India. The car does have a very futuristic and perky off-road lifestyle SUV look. This vehicle has lines similar to that of the Datsun GO but now gets body cladding, flared wheel arches and a forward leaning stance giving it a muscular appearance. It is the first car in the Indian market to debut the French automaker’s honeycomb grille and new headlight design. It gets an aggressive front bumper design that extends outwards and in the top spec variants houses the fog lamps.

"Renault Kwid"
Image Source: http://www.autocarindia.com

The side profile reveals the heavily flared wheel arches and forward leaning stance. The windscreen sharply rakes towards the rear. There is plastic cladding at the base of the doors, which are the color of the wheel arches and basically serve the purpose of rub rails.

"Renault Kwid"
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At the rear, the glass section is small and slopes forward while there is a sharp lip on the middle of the boot door. The plastic cladding sits right below the boot door and houses the number plate. Overall, its design shouldn’t come off as a disappointment.

Interiors:

The KWID shares same interior from the Pulse which is basically the layout of the Nissan Micra. However, while the layout is the same, the feature list will have many first in segment items. It gets a fully digital instrumental cluster, Media-NAV infotainment system, front power windows and AC. While the instrument cluster, power windows and AC are expected to be standard across all variants, we believe that the Media-NAV infotainment system will only be offered in the top-spec variants.  Other key features are piano black centre console with a chrome-surround, plastic cladding on sides, etc.

"Renault Kwid 2015"
Image Source: www.autocarindia.com

 

Price and competition:

The KWID is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 4.5 lakh and will compete with the Chevrolet Spark, Tata Nano, Datsun Go and the Hyundai Eon. It will be launched during the festive season and most likely with an introductory price.

Bottom line:

The KWID is certainly an exciting deal that is too hard to miss out. The only possible challenge for Renault is to increase the sales and ensure that the service of the KWID is taken care of. Players like Maruti, Tata and Hyundai have stronger presence in terms of service. Let’s wait and watch if Renault’s Budget car strategy would really monetize or will the competitors put the car at shame.

"Renault Kwid"
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Hero Electric Photon and Mahindra Rodeo UZO 125

"Mahindra Rodeo 125"

Here is a comparison between Hero MotoCorp’s Electric Photon versus Mahindra’s Rodeo.

First off, MotoCorp’s electric vehicles division has announced the introduction of the all-new high-speed electric scooter – ‘Photon’ across India. The vehicle was first unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo earlier this year. The company claims that “the product earned exceptional response during test marketing in select markets and was on waiting.” The new scooter comes with features like front telescopic suspensions, anti-theft alarm, float-cum-boost charger, and aerodynamic style, Economy & Power Mode.

Photon:

The Photon has a high mag-flux with 46 magnetic poles for high efficiency and high torque. The waterproof brushless DC motor with low electro-magnetic interference gives a virtually noiseless ride. The scooter also has electronic controllers with 12 mosfets, 24MHz high-speed controller that gives instant response to the drive train with minimum signal losses. The Photon’s AGM VRLA battery is especially made for the harshest of Indian environmental conditions. The Photon is available in 3-colours; Vivid, Burgundy, vanilla white and Velvet Black. The photon’s steel chassis gives the bike a conventional scooter with a round headlamp, indicators on the apron as well as telescopic fork front suspension. The 10-inch wheels carry a disk and a drum brake at the front and rear respectively. Its 1500W waterproof DC motor carries 2 drive modes- power and economy.  The bike can achieve a top speed of 45 kph and a range of 50 km per charge or 80 km per charge in the power and economy modes respectively. The Photon is installed with a VRLA battery and carries a multi-stage charger with in0built memory that regulates charge based on battery condition. It also carries a miniature circuit breaker along with battery charge conservation during long storage along with a fire-resistant wiring harness for safety.

"Hero Photon "
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The Photon’s multi-stage charger with in-built memory regulates the charge based on the battery condition, giving the highest charge efficiency. The Hero Electric Photon scooter is priced at Rs. 54,110 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Hero electric dealers are offering finance on the Photon for 8 months to their customers. Additional offers include easy battery EMI scheme with 24 months of purchase through the “Super Saver Battery Scheme”

"Hero Photon"
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The vehicle is available across 5 metro cities in India.

Photon- Pros and Cons:

The Photon makes a great electronic scooter that is low maintenance, electric drive and it is eco friendly. Sadly, this ride is slow and speed cannot be expected. The range on this bike is insufficient. Also, the price of this electronic scooter is higher than the usual electric bikes.

Mahindra Rodeo UZO:

Mahindra Two Wheeler Ltd (MTWL) two-wheeler division of Mahindra Group has introduced the new Rodeo that is named Rodeo UZO 125.

The new Rodeo UZO:

The new UZO 125 comes with a new body, ornate graphics, colored wheels that bring out quite a sporty appeal. Moreover, it gets the double tone-dual texture seat that has been designed to “minimize slippage in high acceleration and sharp braking usage.”

"Mahindra Rodeo 125"
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The company claims that the new UZO 125 is pretty advanced as a scooter in terms of technology. The UZO 125 happens to be the only Indian scooter that comes equipped with advanced DCDI technology along with AILA system. This technology ensures better performance and lower maintenance. The UZO 125 has the first-in-class external front fuelling along with features such as fully digital dashboard that incorporates functions of a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, fuel indicator, clock, high-speed alarm as well as an accelerometer.  Additionally, a 4-in-1 antitheft key protects this scooter; it also carries a mobile charging point as a standard feature as well as 22-litres of storage space. This scooter has an ARAI certified mileage of 59kmpl.

"Rodeo UZO 125"
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The scooter has Racing style body graphics, Accented body colored impact resistant mirrors, Striking colored wheels, sporty seat with anti-slip dual texture seat, 4 exciting sports colors, front telescopic suspension, high ground clearance of 154 mm and 6 color feature loaded with fully digital dashboard and side stand safety buzzer. The 4-stroke engine carries a displacement of 124.6 cc and has 8 bhp power with 7000 rpm and 9 Nm torque at 5500 rpm.

Bottom Line:

Price is definitely a factor in the case of this comparison between Hero Electric Photon and Mahindra Rodeo. The electric Photon is a great introduction to the electric scooter sector. But, its disadvantages are hard to miss out. The scooter seems to be overpriced and contains a lot less features than the Mahindra Rodeo. The Rodeo UZO has a great engine, excellent features and the price is very competitive. Overall, the Rodeo makes up for a great scooter with excellent graphics!!!

Benelli Bikes India

"Benelli 899"

Established in 1911, Benelli is one of the oldest and the most popular motorcycle manufacturers in the world. The company dates back to the time when it used to manufacture shotguns. This Italian giant is known in plenty of countries and now its time that this company is getting a taste of desi tadka. DSK motowheels is a Pune based company well known in the auto industry for bringing Hyosung to India. Now, the company has signed a joint venture with Benelli. The Italian firm is now a part of motor group Qianjiang, a Chinese corporation. DSK-Benelli is importing its wide range of motorcycles ranging from 300 cc to 1130 cc via the CKD route. The assembling, marketing and servicing is handled by DSK MotoWheels India.  Currently, the company has introduced 5 new bikes to the Indian roads. Within no time, DSK Motowheels achieved a major milestone by 100 superbike registrations in just 3 months. The same sales record followed in Bengaluru. Here is a small review on the Benelli bikes released in India:

Benelli TNT 300: (TNT stands for Tornado Naked Tray) 

Benelli TNT 300 is one of the most sought after superbikes in India. The bike offers comfortable riding posture with 795mm seat height, the tall handle bars and a wide seat for the rider and the pillion as well. It has an extended wheelbase of 1410 mm for a stable ride. The large tail light and the chunky grab rails flows well with the rest of the TNT 300 design. With a fuel tank capacity of 16 liters, it’s decent.

"Benelli TNT 300"
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Engine:   The TNT 300 300 is powered by a 300cc, 4-stroke, 8-valve, liquid cooled, two-cylinder, DOHC engine which generates a maximum power of 37.73 Bhp at 11,500 rpm and a peak torque of 26.5 Nm at 10,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a six speed transmission and a wet clutch. It uses the electronic injection with twin 38 mm throttle bodies.

"benelli 300 engine"
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Price: The TNT 300 is available in 3 different shades; Black, Red and White. The bike has been priced at INR 2.83 lakhs (Ex-Showroom Delhi).

Benelli 600i:

Benelli 600i is one of the finest bikes to touch Indian roads. Its massive looks, its sound and the bright color tone it carries is a wonder. The new TNT 600i uses 120/70R17 Metzeler Sportec tyre for the front and a 180/55R17 Metzeler Sportec tyre for the rear. The bike has 150 mm of ground clearance and a 15-litre fuel tank.

"Benelli 600i"
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Engine:.

The new TNT 600i is powered by 600 cc, 4-stroke, 16 valves, 4-cylinder DOHC engine, which is liquid, cooled. It produces 83.90 BHP @ 11,500 rpm and a torque of 54.6 NM @ 10,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox.

"Benelli 600 i"
Image Source: http://www.chinamotorworld.com

 

Price:

This is one such bike that is worth every penny spent. The sound, the dynamics and the speed is just too good to be true. Benelli TNT 600i is available in three shades namely Black, White and Red. It has been priced at INR 5,15,000 (Ex-Showroom Delhi).

 

Benelli TNT 600 GT:

"Benelli 600 GT"
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If the 600i is not enough, may be the 600 GT should grab your attention. The new TNT 600GT uses 120/70R17 Metzeler Sportec tyre for the front and a 180/55R17 Metzeler Sportec tyre for the rear. The bike has 150 mm of ground clearance and a 27 litre fuel tank. This bike is suitable for those who like exploring new roads. Ideal for long rides, secluded from the hubbubs of the society.

Engine:

The Benelli TNT 600GT is powered by 600 cc, 4-stroke, 16 valves, 4-cylinder DOHC engine, which is liquid, cooled. It produces 83.90 BHP @ 11,500 rpm and a torque of 54.6 NM @ 10,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox.

"Benelli 600 GT"
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Price:

Benelli TNT 600GT is available in White shade only. It has been priced at INR 5,62,000 (Ex-Showroom Delhi).

Benelli TNT 899:

If you are merciless on the roads, you ought to love the Benelli TNT 899 bike. The bike is thirsty for 16 liters of petrol at a time.

"benelli TNT 899"
Image Source: http://autos.maxabout.com

 

Engine:

The engine being an 899 cc powerhouse, generates 118.36 BHP @ 9500 rpm and 88 NM @ 8000 rpm. For keeping the horses calm, a liquid cooling system has been installed. Electronic fuel injection with three 53 mm diameter throttle bodies has been used for the best use of fuel being supplied. The six speed manual transmission makes it a true sprinter with more than enough power for each gear provided. A combination of technology and classic appeal surely defines the instrument cluster of the TNT 899. With a digital speedometer and an analogue tachometer, the thrill of watching your-self fly has been equally balanced. A digital clock for some time bound missions has also been provided into the digital console. The tachometer needle seems greedy as it always wishes for the highest position and after 8000 rpm, goose bumps are guaranteed.  

"Benelli 899"
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Price:

Benelli has priced the TNT 899 for INR 9,48,000 (ex-showroom New Delhi).

Benelli TNT 1130:

Currently, the 1130 happens to be the most expensive offering by TNT to Indian Bikers. This massive sized street bike screams out power. It’s available in a single seat option, making it a totally personal asset. Before buying, make sure that you have the alone riding capability inside you.  

"Benelli TNT 1130"
Image Source: http://autos.maxabout.com

Engine:

The giant has 1131 cc motor, producing a mind blowing 155.84 BHP, which in turn can blow everything, which comes in its way. Beware haters, 120 NM of torque is enough for letting the eyes get wide open. The ride is a true performer. Clubbed with six gears, the machine won’t let you know what the losing is all about. Ceasing the motion is not anyone’s cup of tea, but for the 320 mm twin floating wave discs with radial mounted Brembo 4 piston calipers, it’s just a daily routine. A 240 mm single disc with Brembo 2 piston calipers handles the rear. Not just that, 120/70-R17 tyre for the front and a huge 190/50-R17 for the rear accompany the safety team. Suspension expert Marzocchi’s 50 mm upside down forks care for the front end and ZF Sach’s fully adjustable rear monoshock handles the rear. In short, ease and comfort rides along the rider all the time. With its analogue and digital combination of the instrument console, the TNT 1130 makes a mark on the rider’s heart every time he goes for a ride. The style enhancing and space saving exhaust design, which comes out of the taillight differentiates it from all the street fighters. Even the tyre hugger at the back gets the same color as that of the body, making it one in a million.  

"Benelli TNT 1130 R"
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Price:

Benelli has introduced the TNT 1130 at a price of INR 11,81,000 (ex-showroom New Delhi)  

3D-printed car- Becoming a reality sooner than you think

"Blade 3D car"

Progressing with great strides, the Automobile sector is developing like crazy. To nature’s advantage, the industry holds its sensitivity towards a cleaner and greener environment. Although there are plenty of alternative sources to the diminishing natural gas production, the demand for newer alternatives is always felt.

A California-based company has come up with a crazy yet mind-blowing idea that they have successfully presented in the form of a prototype. So named Blade, the supercar is supposedly a creation that could dramatically reduce “the pollution, materials and capital costs” that are incurred and compromised during manufacture.

Divergent Micro-factories was founded by Kevin Czinger, who also founded Coda Automotive.  With Coda, he was focused on cleaning up the highways by promoting electric vehicle adoption. Coda’s electric car flopped, and the company filed for bankruptcy in 2013, emerging as the newly organized Coda Energy, a company that remains focused on energy storage for commercial and industrial applications.

But with the change in time and the enthusiasm of a true entrepreneur, the company has finally introduced the Blade to the world.

Kevin Czinger has spent most of his career in the automotive industry. One day he realized that no matter how fuel-efficient or how few tailpipe emissions the modern car has, the business of car manufacturing is destroying the environment.

3D printing of metal radically changes that. By looking at 3D printing not for that overall structure but to create individual modular structures that can be combined, that 3D printing transforms everything,” says Czinger.
He also says that 3D printing transforms everything by changing the way the structural components of cars are fabricated. Currently cars are pieced together on long assembly lines inside large factories that use massive amounts of energy. Even the most fuel-efficient car has a large carbon footprint before ever leaving the plant.

Czinger and his team’s approach were to take the large plant out of the equation. To accomplish this they printed the modular pieces that are used to connect carbon rods that make up the Blade’s chassis.

"Blade 3D car"
Image Source: http://www.gizmag.com/

 

Blade:

The construction of the Blade is purely put of carbon fiber. By using carbon fiber instead of steel or aluminum for the body, the entire vehicle only weighs 1400 pounds (635kg), giving it twice the weight to horsepower ratio of a Bugatti Veyron.
The 3D printed chassis is only 102 pounds and has the same strength and safety protection as a frame made out of steel,” says Brad Balzer, the lead designer on the project.

"Why Blade Car"
Image Source: http://www.gizmag.com/

The focus was mainly on the aesthetics of the car because gaining the attention of people is of vital importance. With visions of the hot rod building he did when he was younger, Czinger began formulating a simpler, less centralized concept of auto manufacturing based around a 3D-printed aluminum chassis joint he calls a node. Melting aluminum powder into form using a laser-based printing system makes the node. Individual nodes hold structural carbon fiber tubes together, building up a modular chassis like a sort of upsized children’s building kit.

"Aluminum Nodes on Blade"
3D Printed Aluminum Nodes
Image Source: http://3dprint.com/

Divergent says that its node-based chassis weighs some 90 percent less than an average car chassis and requires far less material and energy to produce. In fact, in introducing the concept, it carried the nodes and tubes for an entire chassis in a 120-liter shoulder bag. Divergent believes its 3D-printed nodes are analogous to the Arduinos that have opened up innovation within electronics, hiding technological complexity within an interface that is easy to work with. By using 3D-printed nodes, Divergent says that it can drastically cut down on the amount of space, time and investment required for automotive manufacturing. Once printed, the nodes allow a chassis to be constructed in a matter of minutes in a small, simple micro factory space. No longer will building a profitable car require the resources of a global corporation. In fact, the company’s plan has already started infiltrating the auto industry.

 

Engine:

The Blade has been pampered like a queen. It has the chops to claim the title of world’s first 3D-printed supercar. The car has a 700-hp bi-fuel (gas/CNG) four-cylinder turbo engine and purportedly has the ability to sprint from 0 to 96.5 km/h in a flat two seconds. Reduction in carbon footprint is a positive gift to the environment and insane speed is the gift to the driver of the Blade.

 

Price:

Well, the price of this 3D printed car that carries carbon fiber reinforced ABS plastic coating ranges from $18,000 to $ 30,000. Although the official figures aren’t out, this is the anticipated dollar.

 

"Blade Supercar"
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Beyond just building the Blade, Divergent hopes to “dematerialize and democratize” the auto manufacturing industry by putting its 3D-printed build technology into the hands of small start-ups. This will allow those start-ups to avoid the extremely cost-intensive barriers of traditional auto manufacturing and innovate new vehicles out of micro factories of their own. Divergent estimates the cost of developing a traditional car factory at US$1 billion, putting the cost of a micro factory with 10,000-car/year capacities at around $20 million.

"Blade 3D car"
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Bottom Line:

The Blade is a great technological marvel of sorts. This innovation not only saves time, it is also an economical way of building a speed demon. Once out, this car is sure to give various super cars a dose of Mother Nature.

Mahindra TUV300 Compact SUV

"TUV300 mahindra"

Style is a constant and the auto industry uses this strategy to survive. Mahindra and Mahindra have had their fair share of reputation with the launch of the stunning XUV 500. It goes to show that Indian consumers prefer stylish SUV to the somewhat box-shaped SUVs. The delight is in the design and of course the XUV boasts its Tall Macho Looks, Heavy Body Build and Design.  Based on the very same concept, the company had conceived the idea of bringing out a rather budget friendly SUV that carries most of the styling from its older sibling (XUV 500) and naming it TUV 300.

Tough Utility Vehicle 

"TUV300 mahindra"
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The TUV Three double O is the new avatar of the XUV 500. This vehicle would cater in to segment of Diesel SUV Lovers in range of 7 to 11 Lac Price Segment. Although the sales numbers of Mahindra & Mahindra aren’t the headline grabbing type, the company is at its best to being some of the best looking SUV’s to the industry. At present, there are two Mahindra vehicles that are constantly getting spotted while testing rigorously on the Indian roads. On one hand, there is the 2014 Mahindra Scorpio facelift which is getting spied in and out every now and then, and is expected to be major launch in this year’s festive season. On the other, there is the Mahindra S101 compact SUV (TUV 300), which is going to be Mahindra’s sub-4 meter answer to the very popular Ford Ecosport.

"TUV 300 mahindra"
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Mahindra certainly shows its anxiety when it comes to the launch of the new compact SUV. With an offering like Quanto that lacks the desired luster, Mahindra is cautious about the design language. The new Mahindra compact SUV, which is still codenamed as the S101 is quite likely to be named TUV 300.

Features:

Expected to launch sometime in 2015, the TUV300 will snuggle into the 4-meter category and is sure to avail plenty of tax benefits. The S101 or TUV 300 is going to be an exciting concept that is going to be packed with features to enjoy loads of comfort and entertainment. Mahindra is among the first to explore depths of SUV design and technology. These vehicles look sporty and stylish at the same time, evident with the grand design of XUV500. With competitors like Renault Duster, VW taigun, Ford Ecosport on the lookout, Mahindra is aware of the level of features and value additions it has to offer to attain control of the market.

To add some sort of excitement, here is a possible list of features that might enthrall you.  The TUV 300 might be loaded with features like Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD). Furthermore, it might have Engine Immobilizer, Child-Protection Door Locks and Central Locking. There is also digital Clock, Tachometer, Low Fuel Warning, Parking Brake Indicator, Door Ajar Warning etc that can be considered.

For lighting the SUV gets Front Fog Lights, Rear Fog Lights, Headlight Leveler, ORVM Turn Indicators, interior Room Lamp, Standard Halogen Headlamps, Music System, AUX Compatibility, USB Compatibility, AM/FM Radio, Roof Antenna, Bluetooth Compatibility, Front and rear Headrest (Adjustable), Folding Rear Seats and Driver Seat Adjustment are definitely a great combination.

Interiors:

The Interiors on the TUV 300 are supposedly the plush type that comes packed with a grand punch. The inclusion of Dual Tone Interiors, Glove Box, Day & Night Inside Rear View Mirror and Leather Steering and Gear knob can be expected. To assure safety of passenger and rider there are Seatbelt Reminder, Dual Horns, First-aid kit, Rear View Camera, Rear Seat Belts, Airbags, Front Seat Belts and Parking Sensors.

The TUV 300 is expected to have a seating arrangement of 3+3. This could also mean the introduction of a bench seat in the front row and hence, the gear lever will have to be placed on the dashboard instead of the floor. This is exactly what was spotted in some recently released spy shots that revealed a part of the TUV 300’s interiors flaunting a dash mounted gearshift lever.

 

Engine:

 

The TUV 300 is expected to come in all new Diesel Engine on Lines of Mhawk – yet Powerful at around 100 PS Power with Option of 16 Inch Alloy Wheels in Top End along with 6 Inches Touchscreen Infotainment System as seen in XUV500 – would compete against likes of Ecosport, Duster and Creta 1.4 Litre Engine. The car will be powered by 1493 cc 1.5L, turbocharged diesel engine which can offer 100 BHP (expected) power and 240 NM (expected) torque on ride. Engine mated to 5-speed manual gears for a smooth transmission.

 

Exteriors:

The muscularly designed car has Alloy Wheels, Spare Wheel and Tubeless Tyres. The car will be appealing on exterior and will features and options like Tinted Glass, Roof Rails, Door Black out Tapes, Body Colored Bumpers, Body Colored Door Handles, Spare Tyre Cover, Locking Wheel Nut for Spare Wheel, Body Colored Outside Mirrors, Mud Flaps, Both Side, Electrically adjustable mirrors etc.

"mahindra 300 TUV"
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Price:

The Mahindra TUV 300 will range between Rs. 7 lacs to Rs. 11 lacs.

 

 

Triumph Motorcycles India- Part II

"Triumph Rocket 3"

If you have missed the part I ( check it out HERE ) & Here’s Part II of the available models of Triumph models in India:

Triumph Daytona 675 ABS

The Daytona 675 ABS from Triumph is the only sports bike in the Triumph range. That said, this lethal machine has replaced the original 650 in 2008. The new model carries more thrust and more power. The quirky looking Daytona is well constructed. It carries a split headlamp and sculpted body.

Engine:

A three-cylinder engine and no awards for guessing that it displaces 675cc also power the Dayton 675. The in-line triple is good for 126bhp @12,500rpm and 74Nm @11,900rpm making it one of the quickest bikes in its segment. The motorcycle rides on 120/70 R17 front and 180/55 R 17 rear tires, with twin 310mm floating discs for front and 220mm Brembo single piston caliper disc for rear. With the change in regulations, the 2013 Dayton 675 comes with switchable ABS as standard.

"Triumph Daytona"
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This bike carries a basic price tag ranging from an upwards of Rs. 11.5 lakhs.

 

 Triumph Thunderbird Storm:

The Triumph Thunderbird is nothing like the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 😛

 

This bike is based on the original Thunderbird and is a downsized version. The bike is swathed in minimal chrome than the usual Thunderbird.  This bike carries a couple in interesting features. To start with, it has ABS, tank mounted speedometer, which includes an on-board computer, compact rev counter and electronic self-cancelling indicators. The bike can be availed in jet black, matte black and matte graphite colours.

"Triumph Thunderbird"
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Engine:

Based on the original Thunderbird, the Storm keeps the pure Triumph twin headlights but adds a low, blacked out look that guarantees lots of street presence. At the heart of this machine lies a 1,700cc parallel-twin engine, which puts out 97bhp of power at 5,200rpm and 156Nm of torque at 2,950rpm.
The Triumph Thunderbird storm would cost you an upwards of Rs. 14,62,000/-


Triumph Thunderbird LT:

If the Thunderbird doesn’t catch your eye, you might be interested in the LT model. The Thunderbird LT is a much a premium version of the Thunderbird Storm and comes loaded with a long list of creature comforts for a better touring experience. It is the third cruiser in Triumph’s Indian line-up and slots in between the Thunderbird Storm and the massive Rocket III. The bike has plenty of chrome and has a blacked out look. Additional aesthetics include leather saddle bags, white walled radial tires, a three-piece headlamp, a chromed two into one into two exhaust system, wire-spoke wheels and a tall windshield, all of which give it massive street presence. It also gets a massive 21.9-litre fuel tank, to ensure a longer range. The bike includes an ABS system, electronic self-cancelling indicators and a tank mounted instrument cluster, which integrates a speedometer, an on-board computer and a rev counter. The Thunderbird LT is available in two paint schemes- caspian blue/crystal white and lava red/phantom black.

"Triumph Thunderbird"
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Engine:

The Thunderbird LT is built around a tubular steel, twin spine frame. It powered by the world’s largest production parallel twin engine, which is shared with its sibling, the Thunderbird Storm. The fuel-injected 1699cc engine churns out 94bhpbhp and 151Nm of torque and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. It is pretty powerful and howls out real loud on the streets.

This howler carries a premium price that starts off at Rs. 17,00,000/-

 

Triumph Rocket III Roadster

Rocket III from Triumph is the largest production motorcycle from the iconic British bike maker. Launched for the global markets in late 2004, it was brought to the Indian market in its latest avatar late last year as a part of Triumph’s presence in India. The Rocket III is named after the BSA Rocket 3, which in turn was also called the Triumph Trident. First off, this is not a joke, it is a massive bike built for serious bikers. The rider of this bike sits behind most of the engine into the seat that sinks low into the bike’s well thought design. Chrome addition has not been a priority on this bike but the 3X1 dual exhaust pipes are definitely note worthy.

"Triumph Rocket 3"
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Engine:

This massive power abundant beast has a 2.3-litre three-cylinder engine that produces 146bhp and 221Nm of torque. It has been mated to a five-speed sequential gearbox, which sends power to the rear wheel via shaft drive. The bike has a tubulat steel chassis that is underpinned USD forks in front and five-way adjustable twin spring shocks for the rear. Stopping power for such massive machine comes courtesy 320mm dual floating discs in front and a single piece unit 316mm unit in the rear.

This is one of the premium bike that carries quite a hefty price tag. The bike is priced at Rs. 22.50 lakhs.

 

Start up companies Self-Driving India

"Revv cars"

Innovation and creativity are two of the most casually thrown words in the start up world. But its usage is what defines the companies. Taxi’s have been used extensively in India and worldwide, they have been the bread and butter for a select few. I remember the days in Goa when I used to rent bikes and use them to the point where I would term “vehicle abuse” Technology and innovation driven India was taking a huge turn into start up companies. Every individual, college pass out/drop out would have dreamt less of porn than dreaming about his or her own start up company. While some companies play it safe to sustain themselves for a couple of years, some take the bold road and risk it all.

Some of the companies that have risked it big are well known brand names that job aspirants look forward to. Self-driving in India has a huge potential and some companies are cashing in big time. Especially considering lecherous taxi drivers turning into chronic masturbators who get a hard on even when they lay eyes on a silencer. That’s definitely creepy and so, self-driving is a much safer means of traveling.  Why hire a chauffer driven car when you can drive it yourself? This is a nice concept that involves less risk and its more often than not a concept that Indians are getting comfortable with. Here is a list of a few start up companies that have seen the bigger picture and are creating a revolution:

Zoom Car:

A self-drive car sharing company whose head quarter is in Banglore. Started by David Back and Greg Moran, this company is fairly new and started its operations in February 2013. But don’t be fooled with the freshness, this company has copious brains that know the in and out of the industry. An American Duo started this company while they were studying at University of Pennsylvania.  After dropping out of their respective field, they came to India to pursue Zoom.

"Zoom Cars"
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Humble Beginning; The company started with a fleet of 7 cars in Bangalore and had some of the best brains on board to make things function. The company has raised a total of $ 3 million in equity capital, which is pretty impressive.

"Zoom car"
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The $ 1.5 million seed round was laed by New York Investment network Empire Angels. Zoom in their later years also partnered with companies like Ford and Mahindra that allowed them to become the first car rental company in India to offer an electric vehicle, the Reva E20 by Mahindra. It also included Ford Ecosport urban SUV. Zoom also works in coordination with local established real estate developers, hotels, universities as well as corporate IT companies to secure parking for its vehicles and offers pick-up points to its members.

"Zoom car with Tata"
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Bla-Bla Cars: Christmas was around the corner and Frédéric Mazzella was under pressure to get to his family home in Fontenay-le-Comte, 300 miles outside Paris – but all the trains were full. After eventually getting a lift from his sister, he noticed most of the cars on the road were empty but for the driver. This was a vast inefficiency in his eyes – but one that got him thinking.

"Bla Bla Cars"
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“The idea was to organize all the available seats in cars just like we organize all the available seats in planes and trains, with a real search engine, and this did not exist. There was only demand and no offer and organized in a very weird way in that you would have neighbors who would share a ride but you did not know where they were going and when,” he says.

"Bla Bla car"
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This Paris-based company has around 6-million loyal customers spread across various countries. It basically links drivers with passengers who can buy seats.  According to the company, a million people use its website every month, keying in details of where they want to go and when, and getting a list of drivers heading to the same destination, with their journey history and a price – which can be a fraction of a ticket on public transport. As is with a typical start up scenario, BlaBla car had its share of struggle and brainstorming.

Current Stats:

The company is stationed across 19 countries and has proudly shared 3 billion miles. This concept is eco friendly too. It has an estimate of 7lakh tons of CO2 saved. Going mobile is one of the smartest decisions for huge start up companies to constantly be in touch with its prospects. The bla bla car app has around 5 million app users (both iOS and Android) and has a huge following of Facebook too. This French startup has raised $100 million that is led by Index Ventures. The owner says that Bla Bla car is a market place where you can find a driver who is driving from one city to another and book a seat in advance. While drivers make a bit of money, riders can travel cheap.

Revv:

Self Drive rental cars are the latest trend among the young Indians. Rather than owning a car, it’s more economical to rent one.  Most metro cities have adapted to the economic way and have self-drive car rentals that are being picked up by people for short weekend trips or sometimes for moving intra-city as well.   Revv has a similar model to that of Zoom. Albeit the similarity, the company claims its model to be a mix of Zip car and Dominos. Delivering the car to the user is definitely a delight to lazy bones like me.

Doorstep delivery is a global first and no other company has tried this concept. Anupam was a junior partner with McKinsey and his job had much to do with hardcore execution at automotive manufacturing plants. The other partners in this venture also share an automotive background. Amidst the list of investors, there is also an inclusion of  the newly hired CEO of Myntra, more than ten directors and partners from McKinsey (including the heads of logistics and automotive practices), the CEO of a national cable TV distribution company, senior executives from an investment fund, and a German soccer professional. With a fleet of about 50 cars, the company launched operations in NCR on July 27.

"Revv cars"
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Current stats:

Revv’s portfolio of cars includes 60 percent SUVs (three to four models), 10 per cent ultra-luxury (two to three models), 30 per cent sedan and hatchback (three to four models). The short-term vision is to popularize the notion of self-drive car rentals in India, and to make the market really take-off through a product that mimics the privacy and convenience of one’s own car. In the long run, all car rental companies take on private car ownership, through a communal car-share concept, to build a future where people do not have to buy cars to be able to use them.

Traffic Accidents and Safety

"Creative Road accident ads"
"Road Accidents"
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Injuries, Death and everything in-between, all because of an ignorant decision. Road traffic accidents are a global crisis and are one of the leading causes of death. Who is to be blamed? The blame game is always obvious, within a flash things can go terribly fatal. People between the ages of 5 and 29 and third leading cause for people between 30 and 44. With the number of vehicles rapidly rising in developing countries, this epidemic is quickly worsening in low and middle-income countries and is on its way to becoming the third leading cause of death and disabilities by the year 2020 (WHO 2000). The losses in road traffic accidents are enormous in economy and health related issues. Families having accident victims shatters with death and the victims seriously injured often needs medical facilities for the rest of their life and eventually becomes a burden to their family. Road traffic injuries are burdening health care systems in countries around the world. Low and middle-income countries suffer from a significant percentage of preventable deaths and injuries from road collisions in these countries.

According to Bob Joop Goos, chairman of the International Organization for Road Accident Prevention, “Road danger is a man-made crisis, with human error accounting for over 90 percent of accident”

"Road Accident kills stats"
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"Safe roads statistics"
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Here are some of the facts:

– 1.3 million road deaths occur every year

– More than 50 million people are seriously injured every year

– There are 3,500 deaths a day or 150 every hour, and nearly three people get killed on the road every minute

– The number of traffic fatalities will rise by 67 percent over the period of 2000-2020, 68 percent in the Middle East and North African region and 144 percent in Southeast Asia

– Middle and low-income countries to see an increase in traffic deaths of 83 percent by 2020

– Europe and other high-income countries to decrease traffic deaths by 27 percent over the period 2000-2020.

– The UN goal is to halve the number of road victims by 2020

– $3 trillion (USD) is the cost of road crashes every year

ALL OF THESE ARE GLOBAL FIGURES!!!

 

SOLUTIONS?

Innovation is one such thing that can make unbelievable things happen. But how does creativity and innovation cater to such a serious problem and more importantly, how does it help change the mindset of people?

Well, here are a few methods that are introduced to create awareness and save lives:

 

Samsung see through truck:

Samsung, a tech giant has made astounding news by introducing a revolutionary truck that enhances safety standards. In the name of safety, this truck has made this prototype truck that consists of a wireless camera that is attached to the front of the truck and is connected to a video wall made out of 4 exterior monitors that are located on the back of the truck. The monitors help drivers behind the truck view what’s going on ahead even in the dark of night. This helps avoid fatal accidents.

"Samsung Safety Truck"
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Solar Roadways:

 

iPhone Anti –Sleep Pilot App:

Smart phones have really overtaken the smartness of most drivers. Claiming a large chunk of the blame when it comes to preventable car accidents due to individual texts or calls while driving. Introducing the iPhone anti-sleep pilot, an app that gauges the drives fatigue level using the manual inputs and synchronizing with the phone’s GPS. This can be customized for different drivers. This app requires the driver to occasionally tap a button that pops-up at regular intervals that gauges the fatigue level of the driver and recommends driving breaks when appropriate, a process which helps prevent the driver from falling asleep at the wheel.

"Anti Sleep iPhone App"
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Anti Sleep Driving Alarm:

Worried that you don’t have an iPhone?

You can still have an anti-sleep alarm gadget. The simplest types are worn around ear and detects when the head tilts more than 30 degrees. An alarm sounds directly into the ear that jerks the sleepy driver awake. It is a great gadget for keeping drivers from nodding off on long trips and preventing car accidents. Prevention is definitely better than cure in this case. Your phone thus becomes your guardian in disguise.

 

"Anti Sleep Driving Alarm"
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Bluetooth Car Kit:

This innovative kit helps you overcome the hassles of calling and texing while driving. The kit hence lets you do this safely by routing calls automatically so that you never use your hands. One of the best reviewed Bluetooth car kits is the Motorola Roadster 2, which not only allows you to make and receive calls hands-free, it also allows you to text using voice activation. It clips to the visor so it’s out of the way but still strategically placed. This kit is compatible with most cell phones, but some features are only available for Android phones, such as the Car Finder App. This gadget is a good way to multitask safely.

 

"Bluettoth Car Kit"
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Rear Camera:

Rear cameras aren’t considered a luxury anymore; this is becoming a safety measure in pretty much all cars. This is because approximately 57% of drivers that use a backup camera or rear camera avoided backing over stationary objects placed behind the vehicle. Backup cameras reduce the blind zone by roughly 90% on average, in turn reducing the chances of collisions.

 

"Rear Camera"
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Lane Departure Warning System:

This mechanism is designed to warn the driver if the car begins to move out of the lane, until the indicator is on in the direction of arterial or freeways. This system is effective in minimizing accidents as it addresses the primary causes of collision- drowsiness, distraction and drive error. The system is forward-looking and vision-based systems that runs on algorithms to interpret the video images to estimate the vehicle state and road alignment. This system applies torque to the steering wheels and steers the vehicle back in the lane boundaries.

"Lane Assist"
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Here are a few creative advertisements that have been raised in public awareness to inform, educate and warn the public on the risks of rash driving:

 

"Creative Road accident ads"
Who will win?

 

"Creative Road accident ads"
Don’t Drink and Drive

 

"Creative Road accident ads"
Don’t Text and Drive

 

"Creative Road accident ads"
Driving Tired can kill

 

"Creative Road accident ads"
Sleepiness is stronger than you think

 

"Creative Road accident ads"
Sleep before you drive

 

"Creative Road accident ads"
Stop For Flashing Lights