Maneuverable in town, agile on country roads, balanced on the highway – the suspension on the Audi Q3 offers a wide spread. The sporty character of the predecessor model has been retained, but enhanced with a clear dose of additional comfort. The new SUV takes bumpy roads with ease – thanks also to the longer wheelbase. As an option, the driver can vary the characteristics of the Audi Q3 depending on the driving situation, road conditions or personal needs using the Audi drive select dynamic handling system. It offers six profiles – from markedly comfortable, highly efficient through to out-and-out sporty. The system influences the throttle response, steering and shift characteristics of the S tronic as well as the optional suspension with damper control. Here sensors measure the movements of all four wheels plus lateral and longitudinal acceleration. The dampers are then adjusted accordingly to the road surface conditions and driving situation. This results in … [Read more...] about 2019 Audi Q3 Gets Athletic New Look And Even More Tech
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For example, the chassis is now 60% more rigid while the lower center of gravity has boosted the car's comfort and stability, also helped by the lower placement of the powertrain. Speaking of which, Toyota doesn't say a lot about the hardware of their new Prius but they do promise a 10% fuel economy improvement and an increase in thermal efficiency to more than 40%. Some of the hybrid bits and pieces now come in a more compact size and there's a newly developed nickel-metal hydride hybrid battery smaller than before, but more durable and with an increased charging performance. … [Read more...] about 2016 Toyota Prius officially revealed
Aerodynamically, the 2014 regulations sought to continue the downward trend in downforce that could be extracted, with the front wing reduced in width by 150mm, the height of the nose tip and the transition between the nose and chassis subjected to a much lower positioning, not only for safety reasons but also to reign in the aero gains that had been made during the last regulatory phase. … [Read more...] about Retro F1 tech: The big shake-ups of the 2000s
The top version of the Mustang's 5.0-liter V8 at the moment is the version in the Bullitt that makes 480 horsepower (358 kilowatts), versus 460 hp (343 kW) for the one in the GT. The company's statement that the Mach 1 is for customers looking for the "next level of power" makes us wonder if the engineers have further tweaks to push the output even higher than the Bullitt. … [Read more...] about 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Return Official, See The Prototype On Track
Audi places Alex Hitzinger in charge of the Artemis project. He's currently VW Group's leader of autonomous driving tech development, but his background is in motorsports. He had jobs at Toyota Motorsport, Cosworth, and Red Bull Technology. He helped build the team at Porsche that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 2015 to 2017. Hitzinger even worked on Apple's autonomous vehicle program. … [Read more...] about What Is Audi’s Project ‘Artemis’?