Future Car Concepts Versus Practicality

We are constantly being surrounded by pictures of what our future car could look like. It’s always a sleek and slender design that has the body covering the tyres. How practical could these models really be though?

The older cars from the 70’s were incredibly wide that took up a lot of space? Do you know why they changed the design? For better movability, of course! Many ideas and concepts you see today are wide and flat. This could assist with the aerodynamics but it would be incredibly difficult to move it around on a suburban street.

The cars of the future don’t seem like family cars. There could be a time in the future where families would probably make use of public transport to drive their children around. The face of public transport could also change seeing that train and bus systems are already making use of modern technology to transport people.

Hovering cars could also be on the cards for the future and this could be exciting for everyone. But it could come with its own challenges. Imagine the car breaks down in mid-air and have no knowledge on how to fix the hovering system. There could be an instance where your hover car is too heavy for the hovering tow truck because it’s carrying dead weight instead of guiding a floating machine. But perhaps the car manufacturers will make provision for this eventuality.

Gigantic engines mean a lot of maintenance. Already, these days we have V-12 engines but it can be a big fuel consumer. With fossil fuels becoming rare we will have to resort to other means of fuel.

The larger the windscreen and panoramic roofs are also a part of our future. It makes the car look interesting and you have a better view of your surroundings. This is especially wonderful when you take a scenic road trip or drive at night. Driving with the beautiful stars above you is an experience second to none.

Electric cars are also quickly becoming a part of our immediate future. They are powered by electricity and soon we will have electric fuelling stations instead of petrol or diesel. There will be special tyres designed for these electric cars to ensure the economy of the driving experience.

With the proper engineering and testing of these future cars we can live an easier and more fun life. After all, the purpose of our future is to help our present.

Electric Car Mendomotive – Great Concept, Bad Timing

Electric Car Mendomotive was a company that back in the mid to late 90’s converted gasoline cars into electric cars. The concept of what they were doing was spot on however I believe they were a bit ahead of their time.

In the economic turmoil that we find ourselves living in today however, it is better to do the conversion from a gasoline engine to a DC motor yourself rather than paying a company to do it for you. I find more and more people looking for ways to save money by taking on projects that they would have in prior years hired out. My philosophy is that if I can save money and at the same time help the environment, even better.

A gas engine to electric motor vehicle conversion probably sounds complicated but the idea is quite simple. You take the engine and most of all the parts related to combustible fuel out and replace some but not all of them.

For instance, by using an electric motor to power your vehicle you do not need a fuel tank, huge gas burning engine, or an exhaust system. You do however need batteries, a converter, and an electric motor. You will also need a charger for your batteries.

Now even though this electric vehicle conversion sounds expensive and complicated it isn’t as bad as you might think. It is possible to complete the switch even if you are not a mechanic. It is much easier than working on a gasoline engine. There are many less moving parts involved, which translates into less things that can go wrong and fewer repairs.

Now for the price, it too isn’t that bad. You will be able to source parts that you will need either for free or at a minimal expense. Many times the whole electric car conversion can be completed for less than $1000. Electric car conversions today are a great and timely concept, not to mention a money and earth friendly project.

Understanding The Whole Concept of Car Chip Tuning for Its Enhanced Performance

Now-a-days, trends of car chip tuning has gained a huge popularity across the world and most of car enthusiasts can be seen visiting the garage for getting tuned their car to enhance power and performance. An interesting fact about the chip tuning is that this trend is not only found among the car enthusiasts having a three to four year old car but also among the car owners who had recently bought a new vehicle which is not even a year old. Well, now the question arises, that despite of having a new car why do these car owners tune the chip like the old car owners?

An answer to this question is just the same as for the owners of old cars, to enhance the hidden performance which have been restricted due to existing driving conditions prevailing in their country. That means, it can be said that car chip tuning is the process that is helpful in booming performance of the car. But, now the question is how many of actually understand the process of chip tuning? Because, following the blind race getting the chip tuned has although become a fashion among the car owner, but until unless you do not know the process, you will not be able to notice the changes.

Process of Chip Tuning: In simple, chip tuning is the method which reprograms the electronic control unit (ECU) of car and makes it work according to the newly determined parameters. The ECU is placed in the injection system of the car and monitors the ratio of fuel and air that generates inside the engine. Reprogramming the chip facilitates you to let understand the type of ratio you wish to develop inside the engine as the impact of air and fuel combination.

The cost of chip tuning mainly depends upon the tuning method adopted by your mechanic. Anyhow, as the process is a complex activity that revolves around the computer and electrical system of your car it should be conducted with full discretion as the whole process not only impacts the performance of car engine but also the performance of the various parts associated with it.

Components that are controlled by the chip: With changing in techniques of car manufacturing the components associated with the ECU are also changing from time to time, and therefore depending upon the manufacturing year of car the components linked with it may vary. Some of the components affecting its performance are fuel injection system, accelerating system, timing and ignition system, vehicle stabilization system, valve support system and automatic transmission system. All these components are sensitive parts of your car and their perfect combination with the chip results in boosting the performance of the car through valve injection systems.

Some more facts associated with the ECU system

The ECU system is normally located closed to control panels located on the dashboard. Its performance is mainly controlled through the port known as diagnostic port. It is seen that lots of car owners having the vast knowledge of computer try to tune the chip at their end and get them caught in the web of calculations that it becomes difficult for them to come out from it. On the contrary they even disturb the existing settings of the engine too which damages the functionality of the engine. To avoid such problems it is always suggested to visit a professional having vast knowledge of chip tuning.

Here it would be important to mention that today although there are lots of manufacturers that offer do it yourself chip tuning devices, but despite of this the best way to avoid any problem is to seek the assistance from an expert.