Category Archives: CARS

All things that rolls on four wheels (sometimes three), gas or electric powered.

Smart announced Hello Kitty wraps for Smart Fortwo

Sanrio Inc. Hello Kitty wraps on smart fortwo 544px
(photo source: daimler.com)
smart USA has partnered Sanrio Inc., better known for the global pop icon Hello Kitty, to offer multiple car wraps for the smart fortwo cars. the car wraps are  in the lovable Hello Kitty designs… why am i not surprised? available in three full body designs, each with a selection of color schemes. the wraps are available under the ‘smart Expressions‘ program, which was launch in July. Sanrio Inc. celebrates it’s 50th anniversary this year. Continue reading Smart announced Hello Kitty wraps for Smart Fortwo

TiroGage – tire gauges that stays at your wheels

TiroGage(photo source: tirogage.indedev.net)

for the truckers out there, how many times have you forgotten to check your tires pressure and ended with flats in the middle of a highway? until you have self-inflating tires on your trucks, keeping the tires pressure in check is essential. besides it’s a good habit to keep the pressure in check, cos’ the right pressure gives you optimum mileage. though i am not a trucker myself, i would think it is a hassle to pop by a gas station to do the check or even, whipping out a portable gauge to do the job. now this particular gadget makes this chores a little bit easier. affixed directly air valves, the tirogage lets driver check the air pressure at a glance and getting in/out the air is via the tirogage as well. pretty new. it would be lovely if i can use these on cars.

visit TiroGage website.

Non-contact charging for electric vehicles demonstrated by Nissan

Nissan Contact-less Charging showcased in CEATEC 2010 544px(photo source: CEATEC.com)

the idea of contact-less or non-contact charging is not new, and has been talked about since 1998. demonstrated as part of Nissan ‘Future’ technologies in the recent CEATEC Japan 2010, Nissan depicts their vision via the solar tree and Eporo robot cars. the demo, Eporo robot cars moved through a course around the solar tree, when the Eporo robot car runs out of power, it changes its course to enter into the non-contact charging lane and returns to normal lane when recharging is completed. well, i sure do hope this technology will come true. Continue reading Non-contact charging for electric vehicles demonstrated by Nissan

is this the new limited production Pagani Zonda?

Limited Production Pagani Zonda 750 544px

this upcoming purple on black (carbon-fiber) reincarnation of the Zonda is said to be based on the Cinque which means it will likely to get a 7.3 liter V12 motor developed by AMG with an output of 678 hp and 780 Nm of torque. well, want one? i guess you have to just sit and wait for now. no words of when this will be made available. but why 750? my bet is, it would be probably mean a bored-up version of Cinque engine, to 7.5 liter instead. that’s just my wild guess. either that or it simply means the 750 could be a tuned up version of the Cinque with 750 horses. we will just to wait and see. Continue reading is this the new limited production Pagani Zonda?