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BMW Emergency Stop Assistant Explained
BMW Emergency Stop Assistant Explained

4 Jun 2009, 14:14 UTC / The way in which vehicles interact with the lives of those driving them has changed dramatically over the past few years and the trend seems to accelerate by the month. Technological advances such a...

 
How Does BMW Car-2-X Communication Work
How Does BMW Car-2-X Communication Work

2 Jun 2009, 14:59 UTC / Safety is undoubtedly one of the areas in which a car cannot become perfect, as damages, injuries and passenger protection depend on a huge number of factors. However, car manufacturers around the w...

 
How to Choose the Riding Gear - Basic Tips
How to Choose the Riding Gear - Basic Tips

1 Jun 2009, 18:21 UTC / The riding gear is a must have in any situation, not only when performing stunts. If you hit the ground it doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or a pro, it's the gear that makes the...

 
How to Read an F1 Steering Wheel
How to Read an F1 Steering Wheel

27 May 2009, 15:04 UTC / One would think that driving a Formula One car is both fun and thrilling – among a multitude of attributes, of course. And it's not like we're going to argue that, as we feel the sam...

 
How to Stoppie on a Motorcycle
How to Stoppie on a Motorcycle

25 May 2009, 16:56 UTC / You can call it stoppie, nose wheelie or endo (end over end)... whatever. It will still be that motorcycle trick in which the back wheel is lifted and the bike is ridden on the front wheel, giving y...

 
How Satellite Radio Works
How Satellite Radio Works

22 May 2009, 14:48 UTC / Technology evolves a lot nowadays and, at the same time, consumers have bigger expectations from all the things they buy. Including cars. And today's automakers continuously struggle to design ...

 
How F1 Brakes Work
How F1 Brakes Work

20 May 2009, 17:19 UTC / Some of you are probably wondering how do Formula One cars, which reach speeds in excess of 200 mph (321 km/h), manage to brake so effectively at the end of a long straight. The high temperatures re...

 
How Night Vision Works
How Night Vision Works

19 May 2009, 21:30 UTC / You have seen this type of technology in war movies and documentaries. Airplane and helicopter pilots find their targets in total darkness and follow their every move until the inevitable happens. ...

 
How to Wheelie on a Motorcycle
How to Wheelie on a Motorcycle

19 May 2009, 07:36 UTC / A wheelie is a maneuver on a motorcycle in which the front wheel is raised off the ground. That means that you are only rolling on one wheel, the rear one. Just to make it clear from the beginning, ...

 
How Power Steering Works
How Power Steering Works

17 May 2009, 20:41 UTC / People nowadays are so used to power steering that they would probably have a hard time parking and making certain maneuvers without it. The first vehicles didn't have it and some former commun...

 
How Does F1 Suspension Work?
How Does F1 Suspension Work?

14 May 2009, 10:13 UTC / Needless to say, Formula One cars owe a lot of their impressive on-track performances to their multi-link type of suspension. In fact, the stiffer suspension encountered on these machineries is prac...

 
How Brakes Work
How Brakes Work

12 May 2009, 09:16 UTC / Even if you are not that passionate about cars, but you drive regularly, you still need to know some basics about brakes. Yes, you press that pedal next to the accelerator, but what exactly happens ...

 
How Does Mercedes Pre-Safe Work
How Does Mercedes Pre-Safe Work

9 May 2009, 06:33 UTC / Nowadays, safety is one of the most important attributes of a car, so every new technology that is particularly aimed at this matter quickly gains everyone's attention. Although it was designed...

 
Stopping without Brakes
Stopping without Brakes

7 May 2009, 14:30 UTC / Modern day vehicles have so many safety features built in that it makes the scenario of you having to drive with no working brakes almost far-fetched. Still, a car is a piece of machinery, with thou...

 
How Does CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) Work?
How Does CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) Work?

5 May 2009, 18:48 UTC / You've probably heard the word "CFD" (Computational Fluid Dynamics) plenty of times when going through some technicalities inside the automotive world. In the article below, we'l...

 
How Airbags Work
How Airbags Work

5 May 2009, 07:58 UTC / Some people have never been “fortunate” enough to meet them and others have been saved by them, yet when that crash comes your way you'll pray to the deities it pops. If you've...

 
How Does the HANS Device Work?
How Does the HANS Device Work?

28 Apr 2009, 15:42 UTC / The HANS (Head And Neck Support) device is nowadays regarded as a “sine qua non” piece of safety equipment in all major motor racing series worldwide. Everyone from Formula One to Indy C...

 
How Mercedes' Sandwich Concept Works
How Mercedes' Sandwich Concept Works

23 Apr 2009, 15:56 UTC / Frontal collisions are, in most cases, deadly but the forces generated by the impacts or the way the cars reacted to the crashes are not always the main reasons for this. An interesting aspect, espe...

 
DiesOtto Engine Explained
DiesOtto Engine Explained

8 Apr 2009, 18:54 UTC / Whereas up until now the automotive enthusiast knew of roughly only two large scale-use engines, the gasoline and the diesel, technological developments and new requirements imposed by economical or...

 
How Dual-Clutch Transmissions Work
How Dual-Clutch Transmissions Work

31 Mar 2009, 17:32 UTC / The automatic versus manual dispute regarding the transmission systems installed on a specific car has been going on for quite some time now, especially when a certain automaker came out with the &q...