The Latest Mercedes Car Technology

Written by Jenny McLane

The Latest Mercedes Car Technology

Automobiles have become normal fixtures in our lives, and they will continue to be our daily companions inrepparttar decades to come. Since its earlier days, innovations on automobile technology have been continuous. Engineers and manufacturers have sought to giverepparttar 102733 public improved performance, more comfortable features and safer cars. And this goal continues up to now andrepparttar 102734 process has even become more meticulous as car buyers have started to become more specific about what they want from their cars.

In this high-tech, computer-driven world car makers are striving to producerepparttar 102735 best technologies to make their cars safer and more enjoyable to drive. Mercedes leadsrepparttar 102736 pack in engineering technology as it has managed to feature in its vehicles some ofrepparttar 102737 most precise, up-to-date and excellent quality car parts, accessories, safety features and entertainment systems. But not to be outdone, Mercedes still continues on its quest to give its patrons nothing butrepparttar 102738 best. Below is a list ofrepparttar 102739 up and coming state ofrepparttar 102740 art features engineered by Mercedes.

Latest Mercedes technology that will be used in its future cars:

1) Safety systems with radar and cameras that watch out for danger as you drive. These safety equipment will be able to warn you of imminent danger by using advance mathematics to calculaterepparttar 102741 possibilities andrepparttar 102742 chances of danger occurring. This will berepparttar 102743 futureís way of fortune telling!

2) Keyless entry is already being used on other vehicles likerepparttar 102744 Cadillac, Infinity and BMW models, Mercedes onrepparttar 102745 other hand is on its way to using a credit card style system which will replace car keys inrepparttar 102746 near tomorrow. That will make for lighter pockets!

3) Highly improved navigation console systems that includes computer-like screens onrepparttar 102747 dash, global positioning satellite and on board DVDís which can easily flash directions, maps, vital information on businesses like hotels, hospitals etc will be installed in every Mercedes. Getting lost will be a lot harder with these in your car!

4) Wi-Fi hook-ups in almost every vehicle will provide weather, news, and other information. Long trips wonít berepparttar 102748 same with these kinds of entertainment on board!

More Environment-Friendly, Fuel Cell Powered Hondas to Traverse the Streets of Los Angeles Soon

Written by Jenny McLane

More Environment-Friendly, Fuel Cell Powered Hondas to Traverserepparttar Streets of Los Angeles Soon

This isrepparttar 102732 latest buzz words inrepparttar 102733 car industry, but what is it really all about?

Honda FCX powered by Honda fuel cells.

It has been two years since Honda releasedrepparttar 102734 Honda FCX which has becomerepparttar 102735 first fuel cell vehicle inrepparttar 102736 world to receive government certification, pavingrepparttar 102737 way forrepparttar 102738 commercial use of fuel cell vehicles. This comes as no surprise as Honda has always been an advocate of environmental consciousness and a pioneer in developing cutting edge technology in protectingrepparttar 102739 environment. The fuel-cell is propelled by electricity generated by a hydrogen-oxygen chemical reaction, and its only emission, amazingly, is water vapor. Now, with a fresh stamp of approval fromrepparttar 102740 Environmental Protection Agency andrepparttar 102741 California Air Resources Board, Honda is delivering a family of new FCX fuel-cell vehicles to its first customer,repparttar 102742 city of Los Angeles, known for its strict environmental emission rules to eliminaterepparttar 102743 overwhelming air pollution already at its midst.

The latest version of Honda fuel cells delivers about 15% more maximum drive motor torque thanrepparttar 102744 previous prototypes and also provides improvements in mid-to-high range power output characteristics and acceleration. It also has an amplified driving range of 220 miles, about 25 miles more thanrepparttar 102745 previous model.

How doesrepparttar 102746 fuel cell work?

In principle, a fuel cell functions like a battery. Dissimilar from a battery though, a fuel cell does not run down or require recharging. It will produce energy inrepparttar 102747 form of electricity and heat as long as fuel is supplied. The type of fuel cell used inrepparttar 102748 Honda FCX is called a Polymer electrolyte fuel cell. Powered by Hydrogen gasrepparttar 102749 fuel cell provides power torepparttar 102750 FCX's AC synchronous electric motor to giverepparttar 102751 FCX a top speed of around 93 mph. With engine output at around 60kW, Honda claimsrepparttar 102752 clean FCX has similar performance torepparttar 102753 its petrol drinking brother,repparttar 102754 Honda Civic. Fuel Cells produce electricity from an external fuel supply as opposed torepparttar 102755 limited internal energy storage capacity of a battery.

A fuel cell system, which includes a "fuel reformer", can utilizerepparttar 102756 hydrogen from any hydrocarbon fuel - from natural gas to methanol, and even gasoline. Sincerepparttar 102757 fuel cell relies on chemistry and not combustion, emissions from this type of a system would still be much smaller than emissions fromrepparttar 102758 cleanest fuel combustion processes. In fact fuel cells running on hydrogen derived from a renewable source will emit nothing but water vapor. Water vapor being its only exhaust, a fuel cell powered vehicle such asrepparttar 102759 Honda FCX produces completely no harmful emissions intorepparttar 102760 atmosphere. Fuel cells were first used in a practical application by NASA inrepparttar 102761 1960ís for their Apollo space program. For decades sensible fuel cell application was regarded as too costly and too difficult for automobile usage. Through constant research and development its utilization may become a reality,repparttar 102762 only problem that crops up isrepparttar 102763 source for refueling.

Hondaís proposed solution for refueling stations.

If fuel cell powered cars ever become popular, gas stations may soon have to start supplying hydrogen as well as their regular petroleum based products. But since currently there are only a handful of them around, this may be far from happening.

Until then, Honda will continue to do some research on other possible solutions. An experimental Home Energy Station (HES) is seen asrepparttar 102764 most feasible. The HES could generate hydrogen from natural gas for use in fuel cell vehicles while supplying electricity and hot water torepparttar 102765 home. The new HES system that has been jointly developed with strategic fuel cell partner Plug Power Inc. is located onrepparttar 102766 grounds of Honda R&D Americas in Torrance, California, and will undergo experiments in hydrogen production, storage and fueling, as part of ongoing research into hydrogen energy sources. The new HES system, which can currently produce enough hydrogen to refillrepparttar 102767 tank of a Honda FCX hydrogen fuel cell vehicle taking just a few minutes once a day.

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