So, psychologists decided on the portrait of the buyer, marketers - figured out how to bring him to the car dealership, the designers were left … utter nonsense. Each next generation of machines should be more automated and electrified - and, of course, updated externally. It’s nice to have some interesting feature in the car. Better - five new features or ten! To track what cars will be tomorrow, the addresses are more exact than the exhibition center in Tokyo, where they have been hosting an international auto show for half a century, to find.
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Those who are interested in computers have long learned the word “interface”. In recent years, similar terms from the world of electronics have unceremoniously invaded the automotive world. While we are still satisfied with a convenient instrument cluster, intuitive control of many functions. And the object that has to be managed becomes more and more difficult - it's time to talk about a "friendly interface". Which one and where does it lead?
Among expensive cars, soon there will be no version without a monitor and a multi-function joystick, receiving voice information and reading some code - an electronic key, fingerprints or iris. Already today, cars are learning to understand sign language and to please the driver with climate control, massage, ventilation built into his seat. Cars are able to load disabled passengers and independently transform the cabin for any number of riders and cargo. They are also able to lay the shortest routes around the city taking into account traffic jams and automatically report the accident to the rescue service.
In "Nissan 350Z /"> Nissan 350Znbsp; -Amenio "there are functions …" view of the Earth "and" view of space ". Admire how your car in a stream of others looks from space; but on the monitor there are constellations in the direction of which the car is moving! Agree, it’s a sin not to brag to your friends about such a thing. And, in general, it's time to get used to it: in every new car there is certainly a system that will deliver the driver even more amenities and pleasures. But only with the correct setting and adjustment. Learn languages!
It doesn’t matter how many years you have been driving and how long you have been reading automobile magazines. I have no doubt about the design of the car you had a solid idea: four wheels, two to five doors, a hood, inside - appliances and several seats. Get it all out of your head! Already today there are cars that, if not all, are much different. Take a look at "Maserati 3200GT /"> Maserati 3200GT / "> Maserati 3200GTnbsp; Birdcage 75" or "Daihatsu YRV /"> Daihatsu YRV / "> Daihatsu YRVnbsp; Costa." The last chair has no door panel, but there is no no side windows, no roof.
What other stereotypes do we have? Let's say this: gasoline engines - powerful, but gluttonous, diesels - high-torque, but heavy, hybrids - are made for the sake of very little fuel economy. Electric cars? These are such small cars, like the Oka, which slowly crawl along city streets, but they do not spoil the air. Guessed? All this is not true!
To begin with, gasoline engines with direct injection and gas exchange regulation are close in cost to diesel engines of the recent past. And thanks to new materials, today's passenger diesel engines have become so much better that they have been installed again … on small aircraft (with the advent of jet aircraft, diesel engines once fell to the ground). Hybrid power plants today not only save fuel: cars with them are already racing in the GT group. And electric cars can accelerate to 270 km / h. No, this is not a typo!
Mazda engineers thought of making an engine without a starter. The Smart Idling Stop system selects one of the cylinders according to the program sewn into it and injects a portion of fuel there. The crankshaft rotates a small angle in the opposite direction. This is enough to compress the charge in another cylinder and, having already injected fuel there, start the engine.
Further, more … All the same Mazda minders added exhaust gas recirculation (these are flowers!) To the rotary engine they tested, and the electric part that turns the power plant into a hybrid one, and also equipped the engine with direct hydrogen injection! The result was a rotary dual-fuel hybrid with exhaust gas recirculation. That sounds!
Honda experts continued to work on the phase management system. Now in the range of engines there will be motors like 3-stage i-VTEC + IMA. Such engines will have three main settings of the gas distribution mechanism, differing in the valve lift height and its opening time.
Engineers of Subaru, a four-cylinder 2-liter opposition, do not forget old love. But with two camshafts in each head, a working process for the Miller cycle (with internal cooling of the charge) and … right, hybrid.
While the motorists are doing their job, the suspension, transmission and other components specialists are not sitting idly by. As if by agreement, all-wheel drive integrated controls with a complex torque distribution algorithm were offered by Mitsubishi 3000 GT / Mitsubishi 3000 GT / Mitsubishi 3000 GTnbsp; and Honda NSX / Honda NSX / Honda Honda NSXnbsp; the first called the system S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control), including an active central differential that controls the speed of engagement of the hydraulic clutch, as well as a “thinking” rear differential - it changes the ratio of the moments on the left and right wheels in turns. An analog of the Honda is called SH- AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive). Here roughly the same functions performs one unit located in place of the rear differential.
Toyota engineers were astonished by creating the Fayn-X car, capable of turning around in place by turning all the steered wheels. And the Suzuki XL7 / Suzuki XL7 / Suzuki XL7nbsp; and the Honda NSX / Honda NSX / Honda made unusual offers to the weaker sex. The first showed a car specially designed for moms (Mom Personal Wagon) The second is for ladies burdened with another concern - for cute little dogs (WOW).What? There are hardly less of them than those who like to ride very fast or climb into impassable mud!
Among the many exhibits of the Tokyo Salon, you can find tinted windows with the function of solar panels! For hybrid cars, this can become very relevant - an additional source of energy. And here is the “Home Energy Station” (Home Energy Station), designed to refuel fuel cells directly in the garage.