Car and Driver presents The Future of the Internal-Combustion Engine
The successor to the mighty Veyron had huge shoes to fill—specifically, 16-cylinder, 1,200-horsepower kicks that propelled the late, great hypercar to 258 mph and even 267 mph in unrestricted form. . Although its 261-mph top speed doesn’t match its predecessor’s best, Bugatti boss Wolfgang Dürheimer says the electronically limited output will easily allow for faster future variants. Virtually no corner of the Chiron was left unaltered: The carbon-fiber chassis now claims torsional rigidity matched only by an LMP racer, the brakes stop stronger and run 50 percent cooler, and the suspension gains adaptive damping for a broader repertoire.
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To address this issue, a group of Australian researchers in 2014 aimed to create genetically engineered "super" bananas. With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, they developed a new variety enriched with alpha and beta carotene which the body converts to vitamin A. While identical in appearance on the outside, these specially modified bananas were distinguishable from others due to having a more orange than cream colour inside. Following a series of trials and regulatory approval, this new product is commercially available in Uganda by 2020. This same technology is later expanded to crops in other countries – including Rwanda, parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya and Tanzania. It comes at a time when the banana industry is in crisis, due to spread of the TR4 strain of Panama disease which threatens 47% of the global supply.
The key word here is Cross, as in crossover SUV. . Power for U.S. models comes from a new direct-injected, 1.5-liter turbo four hitched to a CVT. Electronically controlled all-wheel drive is standard and includes a brake-actuated active yaw control. There’s even a three-point strut tower brace. (Maybe Mitsubishi is trying the win back the hearts of the old-school fans.) Styling is aggressive, with a distinctive front end and a unique rear design. LED brake lights integrate with the mandated third brake light to form a single bar of light across the tail. The general design theme continues inside, with a thin infotainment display. Available technology includes a head-up display and a touchpad controller plus Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Pricing should start around $22,000. Mitsubishi claims the Eclipse Cross carries the best of both worlds—a coupelike profile that doesn’t spoil luggage space. We will see.
Future Technology - Alternative Energy
In the future, civilization will be forced to research and develop alternative energy sources. Our current rate of fossil fuel usage will lead to an energy crisis this century. In order to survive the energy crisis many companies in the energy industry are inventing new ways to extract energy from renewable sources. While the rate of development is slow, mainstream awareness and government pressures are growing. This page contains articles about the future of energy technologies.
New and Future Cars for 2018 and Beyond | Automobile Magazine
Technologies are moving forward, and more companies are starting to work in new promising directionsAutomakers are now trying to place in their products as many new technologies as possible. With each year, the titles of previously unused technologies are all becomes more. Such rates of development inspire confidence that the moment when cars begin to solve daily tasks independently, without inter...