• Armored Car Convoy
    Car,  Engineering

    Frontiers of Engineering: 5 Advanced Military Technologies Adapted for Commercial Automobiles

    When it comes to technology, many can often be traced back to their origins as a military necessity. Indeed, the need to innovate often grows from times of conflict or extreme need; hence, the saying: “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Research and technological developments have become incredibly important in turning the tide of military combat. During peacetime, such tools of war transition from military to civilian use, creating countless technological improvements we take for granted in our everyday lives. And while there are diverse examples of military innovation to select from, we’ve chosen five outstanding examples of advanced military technology that has transformed the automobile industry from past to…

  • O Rings

    Types of O-Ring Applications

    So far on this blog we’ve discussed O-Ring material and sizes, and the ways in which they can be used. In this post, we’ll talk about the common types of O-Ring applications, and their impact on O-ring sizing and hardware design. 1. Static Axial Seals When designing grooves for static axial seals, the first consideration is whether the pressure is coming from inward or outward. In situations involving outward pressure, the outside diameter of the groove is primary, and the groove width is the primary consideration for the inside diameter. For inward pressure, the inside diameter is primary. This ensures that the O-Ring needs to move the least distance to…

  • Toyota Corolla Altis

    Toyota Corolla Altis – Sleek Looks and Stylish Performance

    The 11th generation Toyota Corolla Altis from Toyota Kirloskar Motors Pvt. Ltd. has finally hit the market. The car is available in both the petrol and diesel options. The new Toyota Corolla Altis is the 11th generation model of the Toyota Corolla and comes equipped with excellent features like Keyless Entry with Jack Knife Design, 5.8 touchscreen audio with DVD, Rear sun shade and Day time running lamp. In its segment, it competes against the likes of Volkswagen Jetta, Hyundai Elantra and Skoda Octavia. Exterior The latest version of Toyota Corolla Altis sports an aerodynamic body structure and boasts of stylish features. It has a large windscreen, powerful halogen lights,…

  • Renault Duster Compact SUV

    Buying New Car – Renault Duster Compact SUV’s Price Slashed

    Renault Duster has proved to be a very beneficial venture for Renault, who launched this SUV in India in 2012 and have received a great response from the users. This SUV is just 4.3 meters long which makes it a perfect car for the congested roads and heavy traffic in India and still the company has added a lot of detailing like roof rails, flared wheel arches and a squared off style to this vehicle which gives it the look and feel of an SUV.

  • Car Engine
    Car,  Engineering

    The Basics of Nitrous Oxide for Motorists

    The need for speed is a compulsion and an addiction that drives people to constantly look for new ways to boost the power of their car engines. The discovery that nitrous oxide (N2O) can increase the power of automobile engines thus came as a revelation. It is believed that nitrous oxide was first used to enhance vehicle engine functionality and performance during the Second World War. Engineers injected this substance into Allied fighter aircraft engines to give them emergency boosts in speed, especially when these planes flew in oxygen-depleted high-altitude zones. NASCAR driver Smokey Yunick was one of the first persons to use nitrous oxide in a car. He achieved…

  • Car Sale
    Car,  Engineering,  Security

    The Best Car Anti-Theft Devices

    Next to buying a home, a car is usually one of the most expensive items each of us purchases. When a car is stolen, even though most of us have insurance against this event, there is usually a financial loss and considerable inconvenience. In order to deter thieves who are becoming more prevalent in this economy, there are a number of protection devices on the market.

  • Car,  Engineering,  Futurism,  Green Technology

    Future Car Technologies – Alternative Fuel Vehicles

    An alternative fuel vehicle is a vehicle that runs on an energy source other than conventional petroleum fuels (petrol or diesel). Due to a combination of factors, such as environmental concerns, high oil prices and the potential for peak oil, the development of alternative energy sources for vehicles will increase in the future. This article will list all the major currently existing alternative energy vehicle technologies.