Peugeot Fractal demonstrates a new take on sound design

3Peugeot used the 2010 SR1 concept to introduce its i-Cockpit touchscreen-based system, designed to control heating and ventilation, navigation, audio, connectivity, and the trip computer. The first-gen system entered production in the 2012 Peugeot 208. The company took the i-Cockpit concept one stage further in the Fractal electric urban coupe concept at the 2015 IAA Frankfurt Show, to include sound.

The concept plays a “sound signature”, created by DJ and sound designer Amon Tobin, which is triggered when the driver opens the car using the smart watch remote locking system. “Behind this concept of an electric car—that is not really new, there was this question that electric cars emit no sound”, explains Matthias Hossann, Head of Concept Cars and Advanced Design at Peugeot.

“In France, sometimes if you say you are driving an electric car, people say they are very sorry for you because they think it is not as exciting to drive an electric car. We thought about that and agree that you lack some pleasure with an electric car because it emits no sound. I have had this experience because even when you

Nissan shows Gripz crossover concept

1After a run of success with unorthodox SUV styling, especially in the Juke subcompact crossover SUV, Nissan has apparently decided to mine this vein as the company’s new signature.

The result, shown at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, is the Gripz Concept, a sleek crossover SUV that seeks to chisel another niche into the Nissan’s already-packed line of SUVs. “We want to redefine the crossover segment,” explained Giovanny Arroba, Creative Design Manager for Nissan Design Europe, the London studio responsible for the concept.

Citing the Juke as a prior success in this this effort, he said, “This is a very important segment for us, and we wanted to see how far we could push it.”

Far enough to ruffle enthusiasts’ feathers, who fear that the Gripz could be approved for production at a time when the 370Z may be dropped from the line, prompting them to view the Gripz as the Z-car’s replacement. Arroba insists that the Gripz stands on its own and is unrelated to other product decisions, but the company made enough attempts to link the Gripz

Volkswagen re engineers Tiguan

2Volkswagen’s original Tiguan compact SUV of 2007 was too expensive and too thirsty to achieve blockbuster sales during the segment’s emergence as a key source of sales. But it achieved worldwide sales of 2.64 million during its production run, providing a strong foundation for the next-generation version, introduced at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The company has aggressively addressed the original Tiguan’s shortcomings, building the new generation version on its high-volume, low-cost modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform used for the Golf and other compact models. This has produced a vehicle that is longer, lower, wider, and more car-like than its predecessor.

Illustrating the anticipated range of uses for a crossover SUV, the Tiguan debuted in both on-road and off-road-centric configurations along with a hybrid-electric concept of a future efficiency-focused Tiguan GTE model.

While the Tiguan’s cargo capacity has increased 10% to 18.4 ft³ (521 L), the vehicle is 110 lb (243 lb) lighter than before. Overall length is up 2.4 in (61 mm) to 176.6 in (4486 mm) and width is increased 1.2 in (31 mm) to 72.4 in – Motorcycle OEM Parts Search

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Hidden Auto Repair Costs You Should Know About

There those times that customers take their cars to the auto repair shops with a small issue, only to later be presented with a shocking bill. This is mostly done to the unsuspecting customers by these exploitive auto repair shops. The con mechanics claim about unnecessary repairs and faulty parts that need replacement. To avoid being a victim below are some of the hidden costs that you should be aware of.

High Second Quoting.

Most auto repair shop usually jumps up the cost after they quote low. When they meet with a client at first, they make a very low quotation just to win the client. When they finish working on the car, they hike the price twice as much as the first one. Most of them are tricky enough to claim that the part they had quoted initially is not the one that fixed the car, they insist that the only part that was able to fix the cars is the expensive one.

The expensive part is usually double the price of the first one and when this happens customers with little knowledge about mechanical issues have no choice but pay. Some do not even sense the possibility of having been conned.


The Most Shocking Things About Drink Driving

It’ fair to say that we all know that drink driving is bad. That doesn’t mean that those rules don’t get broken once in a while, but for any of you out there who have at any time been less than rigorous about driving under the influence, you may wish to stop and take stock having taken a look at the following drink driving facts.

As tempting as it may be to have a shandy or two while with friends or family, if you’re driving home, you better reconsider – or you may find yourself having to lawyer up and seek out drink driving solicitors, or face a drink driving ban or worse!

Here’s what you need to know about drink driving:

  1. A second drink can increase the chance of your having a fatal collision by 100%! That’s not about being over the limit, that’s just the effect of drinking one more alcoholic drink.
  1. Each year, more than 60 fatal road accidents occur in the UK that involve someone who has alcohol in their system, but is still not over the limit. So even if you think you’ve been careful and have

Towing Company Offers Safety of Your Vehicles

Towing services are often sought after by people whose cars have developed a mechanical problem and are stranded. People who are moving long distances may also choose to have their car transported by these companies. There are many benefits of choosing a towing company. Here are ways they can keep you and your car safer.

Save your car

When your car breaks down you may sometimes attempt to repair it. At other times, your car may develop mechanical problems but you can still drive it to a repair shop some considerable distance from where you are.

Some of the problems may be to do with the clutch or brake. These types of mechanical problems can be dangerous and can compromise your safety while on the road. It may be wise to call a towing company even if you feel you can drive your way to a mechanic. There are accidents that may cause irreversible damage and lead to loss of property and lives.

Troubleshooting Services

Sometimes your vehicle can develop mechanical problems but you can’t figure out what it is. The issue could be your engine, car battery, or even fuel. You could waste a lot of time trying to pinpoint the source of the

Santa Fe? Comparative analysis and some general info

Both BMW and Hyundai are two companies that have been operating in the market for many years and each of them earned great respect and reliability among customers. One of the latest models of BMW X5 that is considered to be the best off-road vehicle combining also greatest qualities of the car for the city. At the same time Hyundai Santa Fe was name an elegant crossover suitable for any trip and tour offering the best comfort for the passengers and driver.

Only these two characteristics prove that both of these cars are a great choice, however if you have faced the moment when you need to choose the process can be hard. In order to help you choose one of them we created a comparative analysis of these vehicles and highlighted advantages of each of them to help you make the right choice.

First thing that we want to point out at is the number of cylinders that will be 6 if you buy BMW X5 versus 4 in Santa