4-Wheel Drive (4WD) vs All-Wheel Drive (AWD): What Is The Real Difference?

4-Wheel Drive (4WD) vs All-Wheel Drive (AWD): What Is The Real Difference?

Car terminologies can often get confusing, very confusing. Few other illustrations stand true to this fact other than the concepts of Four-Wheel drive and All-wheel drive. So let’s try and understand just what is the difference between Four-wheel drive and All-wheel drive in modern cars? For starters to put it simply, as the name suggests, All-wheel drive powers both the front wheels as well as the rear wheels at the…

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Japan Endeavors To Emerge A Leader In Flying Car Technology

Japan Endeavors To Emerge A Leader In Flying Car Technology

It’s not called the ‘land of the rising sun’ for nothing. For the venerable land of the ninjas and samurais, going the distance and putting itself on the verge of cutting-edge technology seems embedded in the DNA of Japan. A dauntless land of many fascinating highs and enigmas, Japan happens to be the home to the single-largest car-corporation in the world: Toyota. So much of cars is implicit in the…

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Modern Cars Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks which could Kill Thousands

Modern Cars Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks which could Kill Thousands

Mercedes made the autonomous car a step closer to reality and Germany’s Baden-Württemberg state was the first to give a go-ahead the to German manufacturer to use the autonomous parking function in Mercedes Benz Museum’s parking garage which would need no human intervention. The automotive technology is moving towards driver less cars, connected cars and more from the Sci-fi movies we watched a decade ago, a new report that emerged…

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Overheating in Cars: What are 10 common Causes?

Overheating in Cars: What are 10 common Causes?

All cars need to run at their optimal temperature to run properly; if a car is not warmed up enough, it may sputter and come to a halt, while overheating cars can cause damage to the engine and other components and bring you to a stop.  Overheating in cars can prove to be a costly affair as it can cause long-term damage to the internals of an engine.  Let’s take…

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Mercedes-Benz to make Autonomous Cars a Reality

Mercedes-Benz to make Autonomous Cars a Reality

The next time you go to a shopping mall to park your vehicle, you may very well see the car next to you parking the car seamlessly into the lane, minus the driver! Autonomous cars have for long been a science fiction geek’s fantasy, but that could become a reality soon.  Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, Daimler, alongwith German engineering company Bosch, have got approval from German authorities for a driverless parking…

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All You Need to Know About BS-VI Fuel and How it helps  Reduce pollution

All You Need to Know About BS-VI Fuel and How it helps Reduce pollution

The Indian government passed an order back in 2016 where it ruled that India would skip Bharat Stage V, the emission standards that India was set to use next after Bharat Stage IV, and would instead use Bharat Stage VI, which is similar to the Euro 6 standards used in Europe, and will come into effect on April 1, 2020.  The new emission norms are much stricter and significantly reduce…

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What are BSI, BSII, BSIII, BSIV and BSVI emission norms?

What are BSI, BSII, BSIII, BSIV and BSVI emission norms?

BSI, BSII, BSIII, BSIV and BSVI are Bharat Stage Emission Standards (BSES) that have been instituted by the Government of India The first emission norms for Indian motor vehicles were the idle emission limits that came into effect in 1989. These regulations were replaced by mass emission limits for petrol engines in 1991 and diesel engines in 1992. By 1995, the use of catalytic converters was made compulsory for all…

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AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) Explained

AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) Explained

Off late, Maruti-Suzuki has created a ton of hype by launching their Celerio hatchback with the common man’s automatic gearbox, the automated manual transmission or AMT. For the past few decades in automotive history, the rapid progress in the technology of automatic gearboxes has effectively nullified the necessity of manual operation of the gears using the clutch pedal and gear lever. However, they are often expensive to manufacture and usually…

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Top 10 Latest Car Technology Innovations of The Past Decade

Top 10 Latest Car Technology Innovations of The Past Decade

The first commercial production automobiles were introduced way back in the early 1900’s. Since then, their journey into what they have become today is quite revolutionary. Innovation after innovation, they have transcended from being a solely luxurious possession to an indispensable part of our daily routine. Cars nowadays are packed with so much equipment that along with just the driving part, they’ve made our lives easier. So in this article,…

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Common Car Spec Sheet Terms Defined and Simplified

Common Car Spec Sheet Terms Defined and Simplified

BHP, Torque, Cylinder Configuration, Kerb-Weight, Wheelbase, there’s a 90% possibility that these common car terminologies sound completely unfamiliar to you. Even if you belong to the remaining 10%, it’s quite likely that you aren’t aware of the implications of these terms. This is totally valid since these terms have no significance in your life apart from when you’re driving. However, studies have shown that almost 71% car commuters in India…

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