ELECTRONICS: Geely Automobile highlighted tire blow out control technology (BMBS) using a motion-based driving simulator delivered by Mechanical Simulation Corp. The interactive driving simulator features three degrees of freedom - roll, pitch and yaw - and is controlled by the simulation software CarSim for Driving Simulators.
Mechanical Simulation developed a custom multimedia scenario, featuring the famous Hangzhou Bay Bridge, to allow visitors at the exhibition to drive a virtual Geely Panda with the BMBS systems active or disabled. With the BMBS technology integrated into CarSim, customers immediately experienced how the safety technology helps drivers maintain control of their vehicle in the event of a high-speed tire blow out.
The simulator features a 140 degree panoramic display system, operational instrument gauges, high-torque force feedback steering system, 5.1 surround sound system and multiple traffic vehicles to make the driving experience as realistic as possible.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
Advertised as the "Most Powerful Tablet Under $100," the Kindle Fire HD 6 was too tempting for the team at iFixit to pass up. Join us to find out if inexpensive means cheap, irreparable, or just down right economical. It's teardown time!
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Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
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