Car Videos – AutoGeeze | Latest Sport Car News Insurance Wallpapers Rentals Prices Parts and Reviews https://www.autogeeze.com Bringing super sports cars at your own showroom Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:30:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 Unwrapping a new Bugatti Chiron [Video] https://www.autogeeze.com/2017/10/unwrapping-a-new-bugatti-chiron-video/ Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:25:50 +0000 http://www.autogeeze.com/?p=10356

If you’re wondering what’s the feeling of unwrapping a new Bugatti Chiron, then you might want to spend a little of your precious time to drown yourself into immense excitement. It’s the first unit to arrive in North America, thanks to TheStradman, we are able to see this unwrapping. And sure enough, the video above will make your day, watch it!

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A Glimpse Into The Future of Personal Mobility: The Toyota i-Road[Sponsored Video] https://www.autogeeze.com/2015/03/a-glimpse-into-the-future-of-personal-mobility-the-toyota-i-roadsponsored-video/ Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:42:17 +0000 http://www.autogeeze.com/?p=10079   In recent years, there have been constant push in the automotive industry for electric vehicles (EV). Today, with continuously rising gas prices, most people prefer going from A to B as efficient and as eco-friendly as much as possible.   Clearly, Tesla is the leader here thanks largely to its quick & sexy Model S which has caught the attention of enthusiasts and mainstream consumers alike. The problem, however, is that four-wheeled EVs are still heavy and unable to slice through thick urban traffic any better than conventional cars. And it doesn’t help that the battery technology used in these EVs are still years before actually being comparable to traditional gasoline & diesel fuels in terms of range.   Toyota, the world’s biggest car manufacturer, thinks they have the solution. And no, we are not talking about the Prius here, but Toyota’s new concept vehicle called the i-Road.  

The i-Road is a small, three-wheeled EV that is a hybrid of sorts between a car and a motorcycle. It seats two passengers in tandem to keep the vehicle as narrow as possible. Measuring at 870mm wide, 1,455mm high and 2,345mm long, the i-Road is as wide as the big conventional bikes by Ducati, Honda. And Harley Davidson.

Length 2,345mm
Width 870mm
Height 1,455mm
Wheel Base 1,695mm
Tire Size (Front)80/90-16 (Rear)120/90-10
Minimum Turning Radius 3m
Occupancy 2
Curb Weight 300kg
Powertrain 2 electric motorsr
Maximum Speed 60kph
Cruising Range (Single Charge) 50km
Battery Type Lithium-ion

To differentiate itself from traditional motorcycles, and to also provide better protection against the elements, Toyota decided to design the i-Road to feature a fully enclosed body and a squircle-shaped steering wheel rather than handle bars. As such, no helmets are required, a big plus for those who do not wish to ruin their hair-do going to work, and steering feels less intimidating especially for non-motorcycle drivers.

Further distancing itself from its two-wheeled siblings, the i-Road is front-wheel drive, with zero power coming into the rear wheel. Each front wheel is powered by a 2.7 hp electric motor which is then sharedly powered by a lithium-ion battery.

To help keep the i-Road upright without human help (the driver can’t stick his/her foot out when at rest because of the complete enclosure), Toyota implemented what it dubs as Active Lean technology. Basically, it is a self-righting technology that consists of a geared actuator affixed to each front wheel’s suspension arm.

An electronic control unit (ECU) manages the degree of lean of each front wheel using steering angle, a gyroscope, and vehicle speed to induce lean in corners or keep the i-ROAD steady at low speeds. More so, the system filters out road imperfections especially when traveling in a straight line, great for roads that have seen better days.

Toyota claims charging time of three hours for the i-Road, although the company did not specify which domestic power standard they used for reference. After its reveal at the Tokyo Motor Show, TheMotorReport.com’s Connor Stephenson took the i-Road for a spin and says driving it is enormously fun and akin to an olympic skiier powering down hill.

Some Toyota insiders say that the i-Road is production ready, although no decision has been made yet on a sale date, pricing and availability.

This post has been sponsored by Toyota, but all thoughts are our own.

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Sponsored Video: David and the magic wipers https://www.autogeeze.com/2014/11/sponsored-video-david-magic-wipers/ Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:38:32 +0000 http://www.autogeeze.com/?p=10014

If you’ve been watching trending videos over YouTube, you might have stumbled upon “David After Dentist “which became viral with 120 million views after his dad uploaded the video.

In relation to the video’s popularity, Bosch Automotive made the video even more interesting by inserting a reverse-shot clips to add a unique story line that shows “What David Really Saw’’. The video is aimed to promote Bosch’s latest series of wiper blades specifics for the company’s flat blades and the idea behind the theme is that the wipers clear David’s view, showing him what’s really going on outside. Like a magic wand, whenever it wipes a new scene appears on the front window — a kissing lady, an ice bear and a mythical dragon.

When we say magic wand-like, these Bosch wiper blades have several techs that you can find on its bag’s of trick. Techs such as: beam technology, dual rubber process, Quiet-Glide™ micro-finish wiping edge and most notably its DirectConnect™, which is a one-step installation system which for sure is why most car owners prefer these magic wipers.

Here are some details on the latest wipers by Bosch:

ICON Wiper Blades: up to 40% longer life

The award winning design of Bosch Icon beam blade is designed without metal or plastic brackets. This offers design and performances improvements by distributing more uniform pressure along the entire length of the blade for ultimate all-season performance that lasts up to 40% longer than other premium wiper blades. Bosch Icon is the best choice for performance in extreme weather. 

Evolution Wiper Blades: exceptional visibility in any weather

Evolution beam wiper blades have an aerodynamic symmetrical spoiler that helps provide a consistent wipe. In addition, the patented design of Bosch Evolution™ features precision-tensioned steel springs that distribute more uniform pressure along the entire length of the blade for exceptional all-weather visibility.

Clear Advantage: a clear advantage

Clear Advantage is the latest addition to Bosch’s line of beam wiper blades. The precision-tensioned mono steel spring applies uniform pressure along the entire blade length providing consistent wiping performance across the windshield.

 

This post has been sponsored by Bosch, but all thoughts are our own.

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Sponsored Video: Latest Car Safety Features https://www.autogeeze.com/2014/07/sponsored-video-latest-car-safety-features/ Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:46:03 +0000 http://www.autogeeze.com/?p=9920 It’s a scary thought to be involved in a car accident, it’s a life or death situation —-thanks to the improving development of car safety technology. As automakers computerized cars, more and more vehicles are getting smarter when situated on a road accidents. Cars are now able to protect its occupants through braking ahead when it sense a roadblocks ahead to avoid fatal collision. Check out the full list of car safety technology below.

Here are some of the car safety features and systems that you should check for your next car:

1. Adaptive cruise control

It’s a forward-looking camera-sensor system that works like a radar to monitor your car distance with the lead vehicle. It’ll automatically slows your vehicle to maintain safe following distance without the driver’s intervention and it’ll also automatically speed up when traffic freely flows.

2. Forward collision avoidance system

These car safety system also uses look-ahead sensors to warn driver with visual or auditory cues that he’s driving to near to the one in front.

3. Autonomous braking

This is a system that triggers automatic breaking to avoid collision or lessen the impact, the combination of forward-collision and autonomous breaking system is said to be the most effective.

4. Adaptive headlights

This is car safety features that allows driver to see better as they round a curve, in which according to Highway Loss Data Institute research, property damage liability claims fell by 10-percent with this safety feature.

5. Backup camera/Parking Assist

This feature is now coming into mid-range vehicles which only came from luxury vehicles in early days. The camera system will ensure visibility when backing out in the driveway or parking lot.

6. Emergency response

This car safety feature enables the car to response on accident by itself, like for example “DaimlerChrysler’s Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS) turns on interior lighting, unlocks doors and shuts off fuel when airbags deploy, while Volkswagen’s also switches on the hazards and disconnects the battery terminal from the alternator.”

7. Rollover prevention/mitigation

This car safety system senses potential rollover from a sharp swerve, it will apply brakes and modulate throttle as needed to control the vehicle. This intelligent stability control is currently available, like DaimlerChryster’s Electronic Roll Mitigation, Ford’s Roll Stability Control and GM’s Proactive Roll Avoidance.

8. Tire-pressure monitoring/good tire quality

The sensor system are located in the wheels to alert you if the air pressure is too low by an audible warning, a light on the instrument panel, or both. The combination of good traction tires and these sensors are key elements to keep you safe in the roads. For example, MICHELIN Premier A/S tire uses a revolutionary design with a unique set of features to prolong wet traction even as the tire becomes worn. Check out the video below.

10. Blind-spot detection/side assist/collision warning

This car safety technology is a short-range detection system that will alert you to cars or objects in your blind spot during driving or parking. One of the common application is when you put on your turn signal, if it detects something it’ll alert the driver through visual or auditory warning signals.

This post is sponsored by Michelin.

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Sponsored Video: We Are Racers at Le Mans https://www.autogeeze.com/2014/06/sponsored-video-racers/ Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:01:49 +0000 http://www.autogeeze.com/?p=9897 Michelin Porsche Le Mans

The annual 24 Hours of Le Mans is considered to be the oldest active and most prestigious sports car race in endurance racing. Also known as the Grand Prix of Endurance and Accuracy, every year the racing event is held at near the town of Le Mans, France which dated back 1923.

The racing teams are tested on taking its meticulous strategy on maintaining the health of its drivers and racing cars round the race track for 24 hours. They need to make sure that there’s a balance in speed and the car’s ability to remain running smoothly with proper routine fuel, tyres and breaking mechanism checked-replaced every pit-stops. The driver needs to be ready to endure the the 24-hour race with up to 2-hour stints before they can hit a pit stop and be replaced by a relief driver —-in this race they are allowing three drivers per competing sports car.

Automobile Club de I’Ouest(ACO) is the race organizer which runs the race circuit Circuit de la Sarthe. This race track is a combination of closed public roads and specialized motor racing circuit that are aimed to test the car and driver’s quickness and endurance to last for 24 hours. The racing teams will compete in group called classes for cars similar in specifications, which is normally in classes of; “specialised enclosed-bodywork two-seat Prototype sports cars and two classes of Grand Touring cars which bear much closer resemblance to high performance sports cars as sold to the public.”

In the recent 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi managed to bag its 13th title taking two of top spots with its Audi No. 2 and Audi No. 1 which are driven by Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer, and Lucas di Grassi, Marc Gene with defending champion Tom Kristensen, respectively.

It was a close fight with Toyota and Porsche, notably that Porsche’s No. 14 has almost made it to classification, but the team didn’t managed to get the fix on its gearbox on-time. Despite that the comeback stint of Porsche disappoints, the company remains the most successful manufacturer with 16 titles at Le Mans. And you can ultimately appreciate the legacy Porsche made at Le Mans with the video below. It’s a series of episodes for a documentary of Porsche at Le Mans.

This post is sponsored by Michelin.

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Sponsored Video: Speed Demon Breedlove And The Spirit Of America https://www.autogeeze.com/2014/06/speed-demon-breedlove-spirit-america/ Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:24:38 +0000 http://www.autogeeze.com/?p=9887

What do you do when a normal petrol engine inside your car is just too mainstream or too boring for you? How about swap in a jet engine just for kicks? Is that too crazy for you?

Well for a young Craig Breedlove, it is not. In 1963, Breedlove, inspired by John F. Kennedy, had a great dream: be a land speed record holder, and in the process, bring back the said title to the US. To accomplish such feat, however, required some huge leaps of engineering for the then 21 year old.

To start, Breedlove visited their neighbourhood war surplus area in California and looked for some salvageable J47 jet engines from the Korean War, thinking that it will be an easy way to make a car go fast. Yup, you read that right.

He and his father then remodelled their 2-car garage to accommodate the design and development of what would be the first of many iterations of the Spirit of America, Breedlove’s jet engine-packing, 3 wheeler hot rod.

After months of trial and error, the innovative young man unveiled the Spirit of America to the masses, proclaiming his ambition of making it the fastest land vehicle on the planet. With throngs of supporters with him, he proceeded to the Bonneville Salt Flats on August 5, 1963 to take and get his first shot at the title, with an average speed of 407.45mph. That made him the first person in history to drive past the 400mph mark.

Not to be outdone, however, rivals Tom Green (driving the Wingfoot Express) and Art Arfons (driving the Green Monster), both speed demons and Americans as well, challenged Breedlove with runs of 413.2mph and 434.03mph respectively. Answering back, however, Breedlove then drove his Spirit of America – Sonic 1 (next iteration of his beloved hot rod) in Bonneville to the tune of 555.49mph in a run in November 2, 1965 and 600.601mph in November 15, 1965. Both runs cemented his place in history as the first person to ever reach 400mph, 500mph and 600mph.

Those runs will eventually be upped by faster rocket and turbofan engines of more recent vehicles, but it is without a doubt that Craig Breedlove has ushered in the era of superfast cars, even before the Ferraris, Porsches and Lamborghinis of today.

Want to know more about Craig Breedlove? Watch this sponsored video for a quick look into the man’s high speed life in the 60s.

This post is sponsored by Pennzoil.

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Sponsored Video: The Ford S-Max Concept – the best engine in the world? https://www.autogeeze.com/2013/09/ford-s-max-concept-best-engine-world/ Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:43:00 +0000 http://www.autogeeze.com/?p=9559 ford_s-max_concept_front

At the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Ford S-Max Concept vehicle has been revealed, giving a number of clues to what the production version of the MPV will be looking like. The concept is slated to replace the current Ford S-Max that is celebrating its seventh year in Ford’s lineup.

Going against the recently unveiled Ford concepts that used variations of the Iosis or Evos naming convention, the Ford S-Max Concept uses a production car tag, which as industry experts say, suggests that the design is near to a final version. However, despite this the unveiled concept was still constructed from composites and individually scanned prototype components.

According to Martin Smith, Ford’s design director, the S-Max has always been designed to be a “white space” car, which occupies a rather new market sector that was previously unidentified. He says, “We invented the sporty MPV, and it brought new customers to Ford – the sort of people who won’t drive a Galaxy or an estate car.”

Indeed, when asked, customers have described the current S-Max as sporting and dynamic, having a ‘dart-like’ profile. That, Martin says, has been the goal of Ford, to build more of that into the next iteration of the S-Max.

Martin further adds, “We want to tell the world we’ve understood the market. It retains the distinctive shape of the rear window glass, but it has the new face of Ford and more pronounced rear shoulders.”

Powered by a 1.5L, four cylinder EcoBoost engine, the new S-Max is part of a new family of cars that were developed from the 1.0L triple. In its already lengthy existence in the market, it has already captured the attention of buyers with rather deep pockets, with up to 70% of existing owners opting for the more expensive trim of the S-Max. And German’s seemed to agree with this trend.

Now, with the new variant, these same buyers are sure to not be disappointed. The Ford S-Max Concept takes design inspiration from themes at the latest Milan Furniture Fair, which uses warm, dark, brown colors, metal finishes and expensive silk carpeting in achieving its new design exploit of modern luxury theme.

Inside, the versatile interior of the S-Max Concept offers anything from four to seven-seat configurations and places the focus firmly on the driver. The high-set instrument panel, door panels and innovative interior roof design maximise its spaciousness.

Other features of the S-Mac Concept focuses on safety and convenience technologies. A number of such additions include: Intelligent Protection System with Pre-Collision Assist, which identifies pedestrians and automatically applies the brakes if a collision is imminent and Dual-View Display, which allows the driver to receive important information while at the same time other passengers are enjoying a movie on the center console.

This post is sponsored by Ford.

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Sponsored Video: ‘If we’ can make an auto-driving car for just £100 https://www.autogeeze.com/2013/02/auto-driving-car/ Thu, 21 Feb 2013 04:46:51 +0000 http://www.autogeeze.com/?p=8409 Self-driving RobotCar

We’re familiar with Google’s ambitious driver-less car for several years now, and as we speak the car has already won approval from US states of Nevada and California to have the car in the road. Apparently, Scientists at Oxford Universtity headed by Paul Newman, developed a self-driving car that can safely take you to your destination while driving in several weather conditions such as snow and rain. These road driving ruggedness can’t be found yet on Google’s self-driving car.

Installed in a Nissan Leaf, an electric car —-the driving system is tested around Oxford University’s private roads. It can take on halt on the road and impressively can make an autopilot-like driving when you’re on traffic or regular road trip. The car system will alert the driver when it’s ready on taking the road on itself, the driver then just need to press an specified button on the screen.

This is a pretty awesome idea, if we can just make the car drive on its own that’s basically less complicated like the one developed by Google. According to Newman statement to The Guardian, “there’s no obvious legal barrier to using it on roads now,” while “It’s essentially an advanced driver assistance system.” It can be installed on existing cars and could possibly cost you  just £100, but getting this system today will trim down your pocket cash by £5,000.

The Nissan Leaf equipped with the driving system was able to record test speed running at up to 40mph. It’s not relying on GPS signals which is unreliable on several places instead they developed a system that uses 3D laser which scans the road forming an accurate map while storing it on a computer system. From that data, the driving system can recognize where its location based from the scanner on the front of the car and compare its surroundings from the rendered map on its system.

The auto-driving system is different from Google’s system which utilizes GPS, laser guidance and mapping service to determine its location and route.This self-driving car system could have won the Dassault Systemes “IF WE” world-changing dreams challenge surely by making a giant leap on driving technology. Imagine how this system can efficiently consume fuels or even lessen the pollution if its environmentally running on electric, lessen car accidents and traffic. The road accidents for example within the UK, more than 2,000 people and in the US more than 30,000 people died in vehicle accidents in 2012. You can preview the details via the video below.

This post is sponsored by Dassault Systemes.

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Sponsored Video: TomTom Gives You More This Holiday https://www.autogeeze.com/2012/12/tomtom-gives-you-more-this-holiday/ Wed, 19 Dec 2012 02:38:38 +0000 http://www.autogeeze.com/?p=8324 Navigation giant TomTom is closing the year with an online competition to let you “unwrap the world” with tons of amazing prizes and a chance of a memorable driving tour for 4.

You just need to head on TomTom Gives You More competition page, and select which continent or tour you want to unwrap. Basically, unwrapping one of these continents will entitled you the following tour prize for 4 people:

  • The Garden Route
  • Malaysian Roundabout
  • Australian Coastal Route
  • The Grand Alpine Tour
  •  The Pacific Coast Highway
  • Ruta 40 (North)

There will be also other spectacular prizes that you can win on each unwrapped route that choose, including TomTom Nav devices that’s a (500 X TomTom VIA 1535 M), 500 units of Nike+ sport GPS watches and thousands of gift vouchers that you can have every hour.

You also need to connect to the competition page through registration via email or Facebook account. The competition page is so easy to follow and all you need to do is complete the quest of unwrapping the entire route that you’ve selected and at the end, you’ll just need to upload a file in form of a short video film, a song, a short story or even your Shakespeare-loving poem to explain why they should win the competition.

If you’ll be playing now, you’ll have almost a month to unwrap the tour that you’ve been dreaming off and start 2013 with an unforgettable drive with you family or friends.

TomTom Gives You More completion will run until January 15, 2013.

This post is sponsored by TomTom.

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Sponsored Video: The Future of the Automobile https://www.autogeeze.com/2012/12/sponsored-video-the-future-of-the-automobile/ Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:38:29 +0000 http://www.autogeeze.com/?p=8319 The technologies that we’re enjoying today, doesn’t just pops in the wild and built the world we live in today, it’s the fruit of the creative thinking by innovative futurists and visionaries. On a closer look, Bentley explores this concept meeting with these visionaries and filming how they give their interpretation and vision of the future from their creative minds. From here, you just need to hit the virtual jump, to listen and see how Federation International l’ Automobile President Jean Todt share his unique perspective on the “Future of the Automobile.”

The President of the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) JeanTodt share his visions for the Future of the Automobile. Todt perfectly describes Bentley’s concept of innovative visionaries. From his epic background on the motoring field, he clearly sees how the technology evolved from the day that he has been an intrepid rally co-driver, Peugeot motorsport boss, Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal, Ferrari CEO – this is a man who has always had a plan, but none as ambitious as the one he currently finds himself with: to tackle the road deaths epidemic, particularly in developing nations.

Apart from formulating a cure for cancer-like epidemic of road accidents, FIA also unites worldwide motor organizations.

Bentley will also feature innovators such bespoke tailor Clive Darby, musical innovator Jean-Michel Jarre, Lalique CEO Silvio Denz and World Land Speed Record holder Wing Cdr Andy Green. Watch out for their creative films on how they interpret and sees the future from their unparalleled thinking.

This post is sponsored by Bentley.

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