Monthly Archives: August 2017

Features and Design with Audi A7 Sportback Tends

Aerodynamics has been incorporated in its outer body so an improvement in its performance and efficiency can be expected. The grille has been custom modified and features a new design.

Similarly, some serious changes can be found in the interior cabin of this model. The MMI knobs in this cabin are going to be changed to touchscreen interface. The steering wheel will be modified with an in-dash video monitor.

The interior cabin of this model will be made spacious and roomy with ergonomic arrangement of seats, and speaking of seats, they are going to be more comfortable and luxurious materials will be used for its upholstery including natural leather.

The dashboard will be increased in its length, lots of aluminium inserts are featured in this interior cabin. The horizontal lines appearing on its outer body will also be incorporated in its interior cabin.

For its engine, a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine will be used which is going to deliver 252 horsepower and 237 pound-feet of torque. This model might also have the option of a 3.0 liter engine which has its capacity to produce 350 horsepower and an equal amount of torque.

This model is also going to compete with some of the toughest competitors like BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe and Mercedes-Benz CLS. So this is the general description about this 2017 Audi A7 Sportback Review.

2017 Audi A7 Release Date

The prologue concept of this Audi A7 had been revealed at the LA Auto Show in 2014, and now this concept will be turned into production models. In the US, this new Audi A7 Sportback will be made available in several Audi dealerships.

The test results of the prototype of this model have shown great results, and Audi plans to release this model as soon as possible. So this new car is probably going to be launched in the last quarters of 2016 or Audi may even release this model during the early start of 2017.

2017 Audi A7 release date is not officially confirmed by the company, and it is subjected to be changed later. It is also possible that this model will be released at the same time with other new models of Audi.

2017 Audi A7 Price

It is said that this new Audi A7 is going to be priced like its first generation model. Of course, the price of this model is going to vary with the additional features and different engine options.

This new Audi A7 will be having $65,000 as its starting price which will have the V6 unit. The turbocharged engine model will have a higher price. So these are the 2017 Audi A7 Price.

Dash Cams – Chipsets, Sensors, Loop Recording

Another consideration is that insurance companies now tell their clients never to admit fault so it becomes your word against the other party’s and if they have someone else with them and you don’t, you are going to lose a lot of money. Similarly if you not an experienced driver, or one of your children is involved in an accident you will need hard evidence to back up your version of what happened.

In other words, buy a dashboard camera it may well save you a lot of money and stress.

Unfortunately choosing the best dash cam is not that easy because often cameras that have the same body may have very different working parts.That’s because there are only a few major camera body manufacturers and they sell to hundreds of vendors.

Generally when buying dash cams you get what you pay for so start by ignoring the really cheap cameras. I have seen dash cams advertised for $16! and that is just impossible. Buy one of these and your money will probably just disappear. Personally I wouldn’t even consider a camera under $100.

So how do you choose a dash cam that will provide good quality images that can be used as evidence if you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a traffic incident.

Here’s a few pointers to look for:

* Look for a model with dual wide angle cameras to give you front and rear coverage.

* Check to see if the camera has a high end chipset and sensor combination. These are expensive items so most vendors will not tell you what the specs are for their cameras. My family’s cameras all have Mstar/OV2710 chipset/sensor combinations but there are one or two other good combinations around (none of them are cheap). Lesser combinations will not give you the same quality images, especially at night.

* Preferably the unit has an MOV video format, not the older AVI.

* Camera should have parking mode which activates the camera in case of a bump while you are not in your car.

* Motion detection.

* Loop recording.

* ADAS – driver assistance will warn you if your car gets to close to another or if you are drifting out of your lane.

* G-Sensor – freezes the frame and stores it in case of an accident.

* Warranty – at least 12 months.

* Look for evidence that the vendor has a website with contact details.

* Choose a vendor with good support, if the description has examples of poor English, it’s usually a 3rd world based vendor (often not even a manufacturer but a reseller) and experience has shown that if that’s the case, it can be very difficult to get support.

The Whole Concept of Car Chip Tuning

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.

Autonomous Vehicles Technology

In today’s fast moving world, technology and new inventions are popping up every day, making life easier on us. The auto industry is no different. We have seen this industry progress very quickly in the past few years. Seeing the invention of electric vehicles, more efficient vehicles and now including the amount of autonomous safety features, the question is often brought up, what will the auto industry look like in ten years? Here are three reasons why autonomous vehicles will be here sooner rather than later.

1. Humans are bad drivers. If the industry moves to being 100% autonomous or self-driving, the need for us human drivers would be completely eliminated. This would bring down accidents and auto related fatalities nearly by 100%. While it is hard to imagine no drivers on the road, it makes sense when we see how safe these autonomous vehicles can keep us. Not all drivers are bad, but in today’s technologically driven world almost everyone you see will have a smartphone in their hand or pocket. And the same goes for while they are behind the wheel. These smartphones allow drivers to become easily distracted which results in accidents and injuries, often deadly.

2. Technology is making us more comfortable. Technology arguably runs our lives. It surrounds us and makes our daily lives easier. The same goes for autonomous vehicles and their technologies. These new safety features have come around so quickly and the art has been perfected. It is almost impossible to find a new car without some sort of autonomous safety feature. Anything from voice control, rear-view cameras, automatic parking and automatic braking you can expect to see. As these additions become even more common and present in our driving experiences, we will get more comfortable and used to them. And once we realize the ease and safety that these features provide, we won’t look back.

3. Everyone can be apart of the autonomous industry. From young children to old grandparents or those with a disability, anyone can use these autonomous driving services. The safety and ease of use of these self-driving vehicles will allow anyone to get to their destination, even if you were not able to physically drive regardless of the reason. This will make transportation easier and safer, especially for the disabled and elderly community. These self-driving vehicles will gives us more freedom, independence and options for everyone. Imagine your next road trip not having to worry about driving, directions or how your grandparent might get there.

The use and addition of autonomous vehicles into the industry would be huge. Creating safer roads, more opportunity and a better industry. While this change may not happen for another 10 years, once we get a taste of the autonomous industry we will never look back.