Category: Travels

The new triumph tiger 1200

The new triumph tiger 1200

Triumph dear in the new edition of the groben tiger the nickname "explorer" way. She now has simply tiger 1200, analogous to the smaller tiger 800. Overall, the developers want to have made about 100 improvements, but at first glance, only experts fall on the small differences to the transaction. Although the explorer drove very relaxed, but was a real pamper, that’s why triumph prescribed her strict diet. Overall, the top model tiger 1200 XRT has lost eleven kilograms, the basic version tiger 1200 XR after all two kilograms. It remains with 242 kg dry weight at the upper average of the travel enduros.

In the variant jungle

Triumph offers the TIGER 1200 in six variants. But is relatively simple: there are the tigers as XR (R like road) with cast rims for those who do not ruin anyway from the asphalt, and as XCX (XC for cross country) with wire spokes for more joint fear. The rest is distributed in variants with upscale equipment: the XRX, XRX LRH, XRT and XCA have component packets that were individually more expensive than extras ordered. Where the XRX LRH is just a 20 mm lowered XRX.

Many equipment

The tiger 1200 XR starts at 14.700 euros and was already happy with their extensive basic equipment already every driver. Honestly: who really needs a mountaineering help, seat heating or keyless ignition? The nachthohere equipment variant XRX for 16.650 euros (such as the lower XRX LRH) offers an electronically regulated, semi-active chassis, curve ABS, a clutter-dependent traction control, four instead of only three driving modes, LED light, handle heating, seat heating and keyless ignition. The top version XRT costs rich 18.750 euro and also has goodies as a quickshift, which allows switching without clutch in both directions as well as a mountaineering help, funf driving modes, LED cornering light, titanium carbon silencer and a higher touring slice.

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Mercedes f-cell roadster

Mercedes f-cell roadster

Stuttgart, 26. Marz 2009 – in a different occupational group of projects, the trainees of daimler AG have built a roadster with fuel cell drive in the sindelfingen plant. For about a year, a total of more than 150 apprentices and students worked on the conception, development, assembly and completion of the vehicle. In doing so, junior fans from the areas of motor vehicle mechatronics, model construction, electronics, coating technology and manufacturing mechanics as well as product design and vehicle interior were involved.

Time travel

The F-cell roadster suggests the brucke from the early days of the automobile to its potential future. Thus, on the one hand, the vehicle was equipped with coarse spoke beads reminiscent of the benz patent motor vehicle from 1886. In addition, there are style elements from a wide variety of vehicles. To do this, the carbon seat shells pay with hand-like leather cover and the front part of fiberglass fiber in the formula 1 look.

The vehicle is controlled by means of a steer-by-wire, a joystick is replaced by the incoming steering wheel, the front axis kinematics electric. For the drive, a fuel cell system in the rear ensures. With a capacity of 1.2 kilowatts, the F-cell roadster reaches a highest speed of 25 km / h and comes up to 350 kilometers away. For use as tourist attraction at the stuttgart castle, this was completely rich …

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Concept “de lorean atg” promotes unusual drive

Concept 'de lorean atg' promotes unusual drive

Lake oswego (oregon / USA), 1. July 2009 – ware this car not to the secret star on the side of marty mcfly alias michael J. Fox and the expert for time travel, emmett L. Brown (christopher lloyd) in the movie trilogy "back to the future" pancaked, the UBRIGBREIENE DE LOREAN DMC-12 was probably lost in automedia or garages. Only built in 1981 and 1982, the ambitious designed vehicle was quickly committed to be an attachment of design and production fangles.

About the strain balls

But now the US company AIRSHIP TECHNOLOGY (ATG) to use the star fame of the stainless steel coupe and advertises with him for an unusual drive concept, which must not be developed. ATG emphasizes that the Y-shaped frame of the de lorean is plenty of space for the unorthodox system with spherical "go" offers.

Electromagnetic drive

The electrically powered DE LOREAN ATG should relate its energy from lithium-ion batteries that can be fed by a biodiesel-operated range extender. Instead of common car veins stands and rolls the car on four coarse balls, which – similar to a leather case – are covered with fine rubber clothing. From the image material published by ATG, it can be seen that the rubber-layered balls are electrically conductive. Above them, a metal hood is detained, which floats through electromagnetic fields over the ball. Targeted changes in the magnetic fields could then be rotated the balls to rotate by different axes – so that the car was not only waiting for the direction, but it was also possible to change the direction without it requiring a common steering.

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Anthropic principle and aubertirdish life

We are certainly not the only ones who over the "big bang" and his ur-thing mits his consequences

If we look out into the universe and we recognize how many celebrities have worked together in physics and astronomy to our benefit, then it seems almost as if the universe, as freeman dyson has formulated once, "in a sense, we know that we come." but the anthropic principle (AP), which examined the conditions that had to fulfill cosmos and natural laws to produce a form of life that can recognize these conditions, must be further enclosed. Actually, it had to be in the future "exobiological-cosmic" principle are frequented, the path from the big bang to the training of consciousness is not a cosmic singular phanomena: life – that’s the rule in the universe.

Pictures: NASA

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Driving report: aston martin dbs superleggera

Driving report: aston martin dbs superleggera

Who has the term superleggera hort, the device quickly into the smoke. Inevitably, carrozzeria touring’s grandiose bodies come to the meaning that the sports car world set his body skills on his heads since the 1940s. Fast, lightweight and high emotional vehicles of alfa romeo, BMW, ferrari and lamborghini printed the sporty automotive world in such a unique stamp.

Coarse is the expectations of the latest aston martin, who is the already image-bearing name with the annex "superleggera" kront. But even if the 4,71-meter long DBS thunder almost 75 kilograms more lighter than the DB11 AMR through the slopes of this world, nothing remained from the former lightweight construction construction of carrozzzeria touring, because the strongest gran turismo, coarse part is equally easy as high-strength carbon fiber composite material. However, he is not a lightweight. 1.8 tons of empty weight are not a cardboard stalk, even if the weight distribution was further improved in comparison to the already highly imposing aston martin DB11 AMR. Steering, brake and driving behavior are amazing – but the weight can not be forgotten in any situation, the last word is quietly retain the physics.

1.8 tons of empty weight are not a cardboard

With its double turbocharger 5.2-liter V12 from ford to 533 kw / 725 hp and gigantic 900 nm maximum torque is strengthened. The motors of mercedes-AMG remain reserved for the weaker models.

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