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Firm ZF has offered solutions to protect drones

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Konstantin Bolotov, 3 hours ago. Illustration and photo: ZF

On the creation of external airbag as a supplementary zone that absorbs impact energy, ZF is working for a few years. Already carried out crash tests. The automotive industry is not yet ready to make such pillows, but everything can change when the drones will be rolled out to the streets.

German company ZF is seriously concerned with the safety of Autonomous cars, because they fit perfectly into the concept of Vision Zero — a world without accidents and harmful emissions. Advanced development ZF presented at a recent Symposium Airbag 2018 in Mannheim. One of them is an external side bag. According to the authors of the project, this airbag 40% reduces the severity of occupant injury. “Mattress” with a length of about two meters and a height of about 50 cm has a volume of 300-350 l and inflates in 60-80 milliseconds.

Among other things, ZF offers to introduce a system for 3D monitoring of the interior of the car (picture on the left) to track the position and behavior of the riders. Then security tool will adapt to people in real time. For the external airbag is sufficient monitoring undertaken by the lidar, radar and other equipment autopilot.

Current protection measures in vehicles are made with the expectation that the driver and passengers strapped in their clearly delineated areas. However, the drones give freedom: a man turns in the chair, moves it around the cabin, taking “atypical” posture. Besides the wheel, which is traditionally embedded in the cushion can be folded or missing. To predict, for example, where at the moment of impact will be the driver’s head is becoming increasingly difficult. So one of the solutions seen by the outer cushion.

Something remains the same — the passenger in any case will be in the chair. Sitting or how to Volvo 360c, lying does not matter. Therefore, security systems need to be integrated in the seat or position around him. So, in ZF came up with “Central” pillow.

In 2019 on models unnamed European manufacturer will have a new knee, airbag from ZF. It is 30% more compact than all the peers, through body tissue weighs a lot less, and therefore has a positive effect on fuel consumption.

Salon of Autonomous machines we are increasingly presented as living (examples: time, two, three), means to protect the people in it will have in the house. Over external cushions contemplating a company, but no unified vision. Firm ZF, as a highly sought-after supplier of components, in theory, can play a unifying role. In addition, the Association of Euro NCAP intends to 2020 to expand and to tighten the requirements for Autonomous transport. For example, for a five-star rating is unlikely to be enough for the current level of protection for the back riders.

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The flagship crossover Lynk & Co intermarry with the Volvo XC90

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In the Network appeared photos of testing the new model of the young brand. On sale the car should arrive in the next year.

Mark Lynk & Co was established in 2016, is a joint project of Geely and Volvo (a Swedish company, in turn owned by the Chinese). The firstborn was a SUV with the index 01, it debuted in late 2017, and decided to start immediately with the flagship – “unity” is the most expensive model Lynk & Co. In the past year, the lineup was supplemented Junior cross 02 and 03 sedan. All the current cars young brand based on a “truck” CMA, again developed by Geely and Volvo together (it also underlies, for example, the Volvo XC40). And in 2020 needs to introduce another SUV Lynk & Co, but now on older volvovsky platform SPA, which built the “Swedes” of the sixties and the nineties series, this SUV will obviously take away the title of flagship model from Lynk & Co 01.

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Walter de Silva will present in Geneva a new supercar Arcfox-7

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Supercar Arcfox-7 in its current form (pictured), according to the developers, develops 450 kW (611 HP, 1050 N•m), exchanged a hundred in 2.9 C and rests against the limiter at around 260 km/h. cruising range — more than 420 km. Prototype proved its viability, but not for sale.

Electric mobility brand Arcfoxcreated in 2016, the concern BAIC, at the March auto show in Geneva to formally present himself to the European public and tell about the model range. Be submitted at least two new electric cars. The first is the evolution of the sports prototype Arcfox-7. Over his next generation he worked Walter de Silva, former chief designer of Volkswagen. Second car is a crossover.

The teaser on the left we see only the shadow of the new supercar Arcfox-7. To the right is a piece of tail. Now they say “body” made of carbon fiber, dumped excess weight, and acceleration to 100 km/h lasts for 2.7 s. the price of the machine can reach 10 million yuan (of 97.8 million rubles).

The third model of the brand Arcfox clearly aimed at the mass market. Puffy profile devoid of the now familiar aggression. Apparently, this is a great family crossover SUV-minivan. While we know nothing about him, even an alleged name: Arcfox-3, or Arcfox-5.

Dvuhdverka previously considered the concept Arcfox-1, now named Lite and ready to go to the Chinese market this year. Length, width, height — 2986×1676×1492 mm, wheelbase — 1870. The electric motor produces 40 kW (54 HP, 120 N•m). The power reserve is only 150 km on the NEDC cycle.

In December 2018, BAIC announced the construction of “smart factory” in Beijing, which will belong exclusively to the brand Arcfox and release in the first phase 50 000 cars a year (later 120 000 pieces). According to rumors, there the Chinese will establish the Assembly of the supercar Arcfox-7, city car Lite, chetyrehdverki Arcfox-3 and crossway Arcfox-5. Recall that the symbol of the brand Arcfox — Fox (Arctic Fox).

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New SsangYong Korando was released on the Korean market

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Ssangyong korando. Внешность была анонсирована ещё три года назад концептом SIV-2 и почти в том же виде дошла до конвейера. Создатели говорят, что руководствовались трендом Low & Wide — делали Korando широким и приземистым. Примерные размеры: длина — 4440 мм, ширина — 1860, высота — 1640, база — 2675.

Konstantin Bolotov, 1 hour ago. Photos: SsangYong

The appearance was announced three years ago, the concept SIV-2 and almost in the same form reached the conveyor. The creators say they were guided by the trend of the Low & Wide — did Korando broad and squat. Approximate dimensions: length — 4440 mm, width — 1860; height — 1640, the base — 2675.

Today in South Korea opened taking orders for SsangYong Korando fourth generation (C300). Yes, the SUV is still not really shown, the description is sketchy, and the prices assigned. Equipment Shiny on the “mechanics” is worth 22 160 000 won (1.3 million rubles), two pedal drive option Delight is estimated at 25 000 230 (1.48 million), the top version of the Fantastic requests 27 930 000 (1,64 million). Cars will appear at dealers in March.

Decorated fancy, but somehow too Asian. Decorations in place an integrated exhaust pipes baffles. Behind the storage door — 551 liter volume by the VDA (486 l).

Officially named only one engine — the “newly designed” diesel 1.6 (according to rumors, 136), “first in class”. Petrol brethren will represent turboservice 1.5 (supposedly 163 HP) or 1.2. If gamma motor so new and important that later it will divide the family of Tivoli. Mild hybrid and fully electric version will come out eventually.

In the top configuration is Blaze Cockpit. Here digital tidy diagonal of 10.25 inches and nine-inch Central display. Around the perimeter of put led lighting. About the materials yet nothing is said.

Have a six-speed “mechanics” and “automatic” alternative is not visible. All-wheel drive is expected, but the rate on the front. Autopilot “2.5” relies on cameras and radar cruise control, and is called Deep Control. Higher level of safety is provided by seven airbags, the auto brake, the monitoring of dead zones, markings, and so on. Full premiere of Korando for foreign markets, in theory, will be the fifth March in Geneva. On the Russian expanses brand SsangYong is conserved, so the hope for new Actyon — the phantom.

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