Browsing: Mechanics

The next generation of safety technologies designed to reduce the number of road accidents, have been revealed at the Frankfurt motor show. TRW Automotive used a life size acrylic car ‘driven’ by models to demonstrate how it is working towards semi-automated driving as well as other new technology innovations to keep drivers and car passengers safe. The company believes cars will be packed with more intelligent safety systems in the next decade that can anticipate road conditions.  TRW Automotive used a life size acrylic car ‘driven’ by models to demonstrate how it is working towards semi-automated driving as well as…

Normally, seeing a vehicle speed down the road on its roof would be cause for a 911 call – but not when SpeedyCop is behind the wheel. The 40-something cop, also known as Jeff Bloch, is known for making some truly crazy vehicles. But this upside-down Camaro might be the weirdest yet. In making the unusual ride, Bloch mashed up a 1999 Camaro and a 1990 Ford Festiva, using parts from both to bring the upside-down racecar to life. According to the creative cop, he is just an 8-year-old boy in a 40-year-old body, which explains why he creates such wacky driving machines.…

Engineers dream of motors made out of single molecules that could jump-start the production of machines on the molecular level. However, simply modeling them after larger motors has been extremely difficult. Now, researchers from France and the University of Ohio have collaborated on a new approach and created the first compact molecular motor that can spin both clockwise and counterclockwise. “What must be done [to create a working molecular motor] is to start from the bottom, to forget about the macroscopic scale,” said Christian Joachim, one of the lead authors of this project from the Centre d’Elaboration Materiaux et d’Etudes…