Given the actual price of the gas, it is very important to keep a good statistique of the gas you use, and more important the money you spend to buy it. Full story
A flexible fueled vehicle (FFV) has a single fuel tank, fuel system, and engine. The vehicle is designed to run on unleaded gasoline and an alcohol fuel (usually ethanol) in any mixture. The engine and fuel system in a flex-fuel vehicle must be adapted slightly to run on alcohol fuels because they are corrosive. There must also be a special sensor in the fuel line to analyze the fuel mixture and control the fuel injection and timing to adjust for different fuel compositions. The flex-fuel vehicle offers its owner an environmentally beneficial option whenever the alternative fuel is available. Full story
Blind spots, in the context of driving an automobile, are the areas of the road that cannot be seen while looking forward or through either the rear-view or side mirrors. Blind spots can be eliminated by overlapping side and rear-view mirrors, or checked by turning one’s head briefly, or by adding another mirror with a larger field of view. Detection of vehicles or other objects in blind spots may also be aided by systems such as video cameras or distance sensors, though these are not common in automobiles sold to the general public. Full story
It is important to know this sped limits. Supose you want to drive from a state to another, and you are used with driving at 75 mph, but in the new state the speed limit is 55. So, this is a good way to avoid speed tickets! Full story
What’s the first thing you ask when you buy a car? Is this car safe? This is the key element when you go to a car dealer and you ask for a car. The law says that the new models can’t go on the market if they do not pass certain safety tests before they are sold. But legislation provides a minimum statutory standard of safety for new cars, so there are agency that test the cars and encourage manufacturers to exceed these minimum requirements. Full story
Did you know that every year allmost 34 million people receive a trafic ticket from a police officer? And it is important to tell that not many people deserve them and that the the pervasiveness of ticketing seems questionable, especially in light of recent research that proves that financial sanctions rarely deter motorist behavior. The value for this kind of tickets is arround 150$, so buy a simple maths: 34 millions ticket or 150$ dollars equals 5,1 billion profits for God knows who! Full story
You love to drive, your car is everything to you, if it were by you you’ll spend the entire day driving. But, did you know that you need a corect position, that almost half of drivers are suffering from a painful new medical condition experts are calling Repetitive Driving Injury (RDI).
Caused by poor driving posture, experts warn that many drivers are risking serious long term muscle, joint and even spinal injuries if they continue to drive without adjusting their seats correctly. Most (...) > Full story
Enzo Ferrari was born in Modena Italy on February 18 1898. He came from a well to do family that owned a metal foundry making railroad parts, they were the first in his town to own a car. When WWI came Enzo’s father and brother (Dino) were drafted into the Italian army, whom both died from influenza in 1916. Full story
Henry Ford was raised on a farm and was all too familiar with the intense manual labor involved with farming. As a young person, Henry was exposed to steam engines and enthralled with their powerful possibilities. He always thought about building his own machine to ease the burden on the farmer.
Initial stockholders who started Ford Motor Company in 1903 made Henry Ford the general manager to utilize his expertise in making automobiles. As early as 1905, however, Henry was experimenting (...) > Full story
Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) is a block of spectrum in the 5.850 to 5.925 GHz band allocated by US FCC to enhance the safety and the productivity of the transportation system”. ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standardization committee E17.51 is working on the development of a standard. DSRC is a medium range communication service intended to support both Public Safety and licensed Private operations over roadside-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-vehicle (...) > Full story