Understanding Your Car

Red Bull Motorsports – Omnipresent
“Gives you wings” – is definitely the apt tagline for the Austrian energy drink giant Red Bull looking at its involvement in various extreme motorsports worldwide. It is this association of the brand which gives it an ‘extreme’ image in front of the world. It also sponsors talented drivers and athletes to give them a chance to rise and shine in their area of expertise. In today's story, we take a look at some of Red Bull’s ventures. Red Bull Racing Formula 1 Team The Red Bull Racing Formula 1
Push Button vs Key
Those were the good old days when you had a key that did most of the stuff in your car. Well, by most of the stuff, I mean, opening the door and then actually turning on the car. Wait, that sounded wrong, but you get it. Slowly, the car key came with buttons and you used those to lock and unlock the doors. But then, as we got lazier, the key turned into a key fob and the slot where the key used to go in, became a button. A Start/Stop button. Today, you even have wristbands to open your can and y
VW Modular System
Sometimes when we talk about cars, we use acronyms such as MQB, MLB and MEB, but why? And what do they mean? All these acronyms belong to the Volkswagen Group and the platforms that they use across the range of brands under the group. Before we go any further we should talk about what are modular platforms? Modular designs or product platforms are a form of building a broader portfolio for the customers, including niche products, by putting in fewer efforts and maximizing profits. Modular platfo
IIT-Bombay Racing Team - Radiators
Today when we talk about IIT- B and its students, we all directly jump to the conclusion that it is the most prestigious college in India and every student there has the potential to make a mark in the world. With this said, the IIT-B racing team had to be one of the best in the country and currently are living up to their reputation. The IIT-B team is the first in India to use an electronic differential and also holds the highest rank in the Formula Student UK as an Indian team. So we know that
Understanding Your Car: Paddle Shifters
So here we are in a time when slowly manual transmission cars are dying out and customers and manufacturers are both shifting to automatic gearboxes. Is this a world we want our children to grow up in? As a true car enthusiast will say, manual cars are more engaging and who even drives an automatic car? And why the torture? But traffic is increasing. Cars are being reprimanded of free spaces to stretch their legs, every country doesn’t have an Autobahn and hence automatics have started to make s
Mercedes-Benz MBUX: Bringing The Driver and Car Infotainment Closer Than Ever
MBUX (short for Mercedes Benz User Experience) has been hailed as a sort of revolution in the cockpit ever since it was introduced back in 2018. It is an artificial intelligence system that equips the majority of recent Mercedes models. It was first introduced in the fourth generation Mercedes A-Class. Mercedes has pushed the boat out with the MBUX processing capacity in the luxury cars segment. MBUX is a system that offers you the ability to control the interface your way. It comprises voice c
Understanding Your Car - Disc Brakes
Driving is a very complex process. It requires a lot of concentration, coordination, situational awareness, swift decision making. Braking is one of the most crucial elements of driving. The brakes help control the speed of the car by slowing the car down, either to the desired speed or to a complete stop. The brakes are present on both the front and rear brakes of the car. There are two types of brakes which are generally used in cars – drum brakes and disc brakes. We will be telling you more a
How Do Electric Cars Perform Better Than Combustion Cars?
Electric cars are more popular than ever. Recently electric cars have seen very high demand in markets the world over. Conventional cars i.e. those running on fossil fuels are still quite popular and vastly outnumber their electric counterparts. With an overdependence on fossil fuels, their ill effects on global warming, climate change, and a need for alternative fuel transportation; electric vehicles have become increasingly popular. Electric cars are more efficient, environmentally friendly, a
Understanding Your Car: 4X4 V/S AWD
SUVs have become a mainstay for numerous car owners who swear by them for the utility, capability and reliability they offer. SUVs have been around for a long time, with origins which can be traced back to the 1930s when militaries across the globe were developing vehicles which had the capability of tackling or being deployed in any terrain. One of the most crucial elements in an SUV or any utility vehicle is the drivetrain system. SUVs use 2 types of powertrain systems – 4X4 & AWD. This time o
ICT Connected Shift System - Hyundai, Kia Develop Future Auto Shift Tech Which Will Predict Your Next Gear Shift
The car is one of the most important inventions in the history of mankind. Having revolutionized the way humans travel, commute the car can be credited to changing mass transportation as we know it! With the advent of cutting-edge technology and the means to make it more accessible, affordable to all consumers globally car manufacturers have been very successful in making the car an integral part of our day to day lives. While driving a car is an easy, fun task for a lot of people…a common frus
Understanding Your Car : What Is Perfect Car Care?
The car has become one of the most important means of transport for humans. In today’s day and age, the car is not only a means of transport but has also become a necessity for millions across the world. It is estimated that there are over a billion cars in use all over the world. On average a car owner uses his car for a period of approx. 6-8 years. Owning a car is a very high involvement process and requires attention and care in order to use it to the best of its potential. The car is a mac
Understanding Your Car : Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Braking is one of the most important elements of driving. The brakes of a car enable a driver to have control over his/her car by reducing the speed. A slower speed allows for greater control of the car, hence enabling the driver to make a turn, maneuver in traffic, park the car, etc. When a car is in motion it has a lot of kinetic energy. When car tires are in contact with the road surface friction is generated, this friction is very important to determine both maximum speed and minimum stopp
Understanding Your Car: Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Driving a car is a constantly engaging process for the driver. Braking and handling are amongst the most crucial components of driving. The active safety of a car depends on the way a driver safely brakes and handles the car. Car handling refers to how a car responds to the inputs of the driver (braking, turning, accelerating etc.) and how it moves along in the desired direction of travel. A car being a wheeled vehicle is prone to understeer and oversteer. Understeer occurs when a car turns le