SINGAPORE — As of late, know-how is such a key a part of the motorized vehicle trade that it’s almost unattainable to recall a time when even fundamental automobile tech equivalent to reverse sensors have been merely a twinkle in an engineer’s eye.
Vehicles and bikes now include a lot built-in tech, you can be asking in your personal astromech droid subsequent. Listed below are three examples that would boost your on-the-road expertise sooner or later.
FACELIFTED NISSAN X-TRAIL comes WITH MORE FEATURES
Set to be launched within the final quarter of the yr, the seven-seat Nissan X-trail shall be up to date with the marque’s newest interpretation of the V-motion grille, which can give it an altogether extra upmarket look, together with a sporty, flat-bottomed steering wheel.
Seems to be apart, nonetheless, the brand new automobile shall be loaded with much more security and comfort options, from having an clever four-wheel-drive system and 360-degree view parking digicam, to Clever Ahead Collision Warning and Emergency Braking programs. And allow us to not neglect the 144hp 2-litre unit that’s mated to a Continously Variable Transmission.
SONO MOTORS’ SION RECHARGES ITSELF FROM THE SUN
Are you able to think about a world the place you by no means should cease for petrol, or electrical energy, or no matter it’s we are going to find yourself operating our automobiles on? You would simply hold driving and driving, solely ever stopping to refuel your self with espresso and munchies.
That’s the plan behind the Sion, a metropolis automobile from Sono Motors that’s coated in photo voltaic panels to recharge the battery when it isn’t plugged in.
It has a variety of 250km when totally charged, however Sono reckons it might probably generate sufficient juice by itself to cowl 30km per day (which is akin to driving from Changi Airport to Bukit Batok).
YAMAHA’S YZ450F LETS YOU TUNE YOUR BIKE FROM YOUR PHONE
A motorcycle and a cell phone? That appears like a recipe for damaged bones, however we aren’t speaking about checking your textual content messages as you tear alongside the monitor.
Yamaha’s YZ450F motocross bike (from S$12,950) has Wi-Fi onboard, so you may join your cellphone and hearth up the accompanying Energy Tuner app which you’ll be able to obtain at no cost.
It permits you to tinker with engine mapping, together with gasoline injection and ignition timing settings, and save them for particular circuits and climate circumstances.
And with a brand new motor, new chassis and reworked suspension, the one texts you can be sending after the race shall be about your well-known victory. Sheldon Trollope