Li-ion batteries are the main technology on which the Battery EV vehicle technology hinges as of now. However, though these batteries offer better energy density as compared to Lead-Acid batteries, they are more volatile and prone to catching fire or exploding when damaged or overcharged. This has led to several safety concerns. Also, with the… Read More BYD Introduces Safer Blade Batteries
Mercedes-Benz is at the forefront for development of alternate propulsion public transport in the form of battery electric eCitaro city buses in service since 2018 and the hydrogen fuel cell powered electric buses expected from 2022 onward. However, the ubiquitous IC engine powered conventional buses that these electric buses aim to replace were the alternate… Read More Mercedes Alternate Propulsion Bus 125 Year Ago
“Weight is the enemy” was the motto of Ettore Bugatti, the founder of Bugatti. Following his mantra, he went ahead and invented weight saving means like Aluminium wheels and hollow axles for the Bugattis of his days. The company has imbibed this mantra well and continues to experiment with new materials and manufacturing techniques to… Read More Bugatti Uses 3D Printing for Better Performance
As a submariner and marine engineer officer, I was used to hearing orders like ” Dive to Two Zero Zero meters” coming from the Commanding Officer. However, knowing the perils of diving into the sea as also the technology that goes into allowing humans to dive and live under the sea, the number 5,109 meters… Read More "Dive to 5,109 Meters"
Wartsila and PSA Marine of Singapore has announced the successful completion of the initial sea trials of the first autonomous tug in the port of Singapore, one of the busiest ports in the world. The tug is being developed under the IntelliTug project promoted by Wärtsilä, marine services provider PSA Marine, classification society Lloyd’s Register,… Read More Welcome Autonomous Ships
Car2X is a technology developed by Volkswagen for advanced driver safety. The system takes the connected car technology a step further. The most important thing is that this system, which has a range of 800 m does not use the mobile telephone network and thus is available in areas of poor mobile connectivity also. The… Read More Car2X is Awarded Euro NCAP Advanced Award
1969, Frankfurt Auto Show was underway. Mercedes Benz was offered various cheques. One of them had the figure of 500,000 German Marks inked on it. There were others who had forwarded blank cheques to Mercedes-Benz to fill in whatever amount they deemed fit. This frenzy was caused by an orange – “Weissherbst” – coloured experimental… Read More C111-II Celebrates Golden Jubilee