Tag: motor & transport

Rosa Luxembourg Platz LED Retrofit

Real test with the latest technology in Munich when tests first German city Munich LED inserts in existing street lamps. Since November 2008, shine in the lanterns of the model high Leite”am Rosa Luxembourg Platz LED Retrofit module of by LEDxON from Landshut. You replace the previously inserted fluorescent standards and give a power saving of at least 35% of the city treasurer. According to the Federal Environmental Agency three to four billion kilowatt hours consumed in Germany for the lighting of streets, squares and bridges each year power; as much as around one million households need. This leads to climate-damaging CO2 emissions by over two million tonnes a year. Where one-third of the country here used street lights 20 years and older experts assume that appropriate restructuring 400 can save millions of euros and 1.6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Also in Munich around 200,000, with appropriate lamps in about 120,000 street lights Costs and CO2 emissions. Because you have good experiences with LED technology in the Bavarian capital since 1999 many crossings are equipped with LED signals – called a field test with LED streetlights in the life of the city. The 8000 foot and cycle path lights with standard masts appeared predestined for the construction unit from 4 to 4.5 m height. The light sources of these lamps are fluorescent lamps with a power demand of 42 Watts. To read more click here: Gary Carter. The normal revision maintenance intervals are 4 years. The company LEDxON from Landshut has tipped as the first competitor with their LED Retrofit modules the lanterns high Leite of Munich Rosa-Luxembourg-Platz. The lamp is fully operational and all light values measured by the unit meet the standard with regard to the lighting situation.

The LEDxON module has a power demand of only 27 Watts this alone already provides a saving on energy costs and environmentally CO2 emissions by 35%. Also it is with LED lights from a burning time of at least 100,000 hours, over 16,000 hours of conventional modern lamps. Also significantly reducing maintenance costs.

Opel Corsa

Small cars have often clear advantages over large models exotic among the small cars in the city. Parking is usually easier to find and also the consumption is usually lower. Small car with relatively weak engines, however, are less suitable for highway cruising. Opel Corsa 1.7 CDTi represents a peculiarity in this segment with its drive as the vehicle Portal reported auto.de. In most cases, small car with thrifty and rather weak self detonators or but with powerful petrol engines are equipped. To deepen your understanding Rusty Staub is the source. The tested version of the Opel Corsa, the manufacturer would like to score, however, with a power diesel, which can however be unconvincing in all areas.

6.5 litres, the car in the test from the manufacturer more than consumed specified. While the small car accelerates in 9.5 seconds to 100, but he only slightly exceeds its weaker competitors. With a top speed he stands of 200 kilometres per hour not far from other members of its class. In addition he needs Opel Corsa 1.7 CDTi is a certain lead-time, attract finally powerfully at a speed of 2,000 tours. Another weakness of the otherwise promising mini-car represents the coupling. For even more details, read what Jon Matlack says on the issue. The grinding point is hard to find and hard to avoid occasional stalling even after a longer period of acclimatization.

Overall, the model but offers comfort and plenty of space on the front seats. On country roads and in highway cruising the suspension provides a good service, and can convince the brakes and the steering. More information: magazine /.

A Muscle Car And Icons From The IAA 1973: Car Fans Will Love Classical Forms

Members of the car community autoki.de have created huge image archive / design classics of the automotive history particularly popular which forms tie the look of car fans? The top list of the most viewed images on the pages of autoki.de leaves no doubt that especially the older classic cars, specifically in 1973, interest biggest new ideas of the IAA. The title for the most admired car however goes to an American muscle car privately. Current models to follow close behind. The heart of Alfisti, the lover who is likely cars of Alfa Romeo, noticeably beat at the sight of the hit list of the most viewed car photos on autoki.de: Just seven times the name of the Italian cult brand in the top-20 on up. >. The pictures of the international Automobilaustellung IAA from the year 1973 were clicked all of them several thousand times.

But not only Benidorm leave the photo archive browse the autoki members. This clearly is a trend in the image viewing. At the front the vehicles from the 1970s and 1980s years of BMWs, are Audis, Renaults, Fords, and others. Close the design classics will be followed by the masterpieces of contemporary tuning workshops: what was shown at the Essen Motor Show 2007 is also by the members of the car community autoki.de like to seen. The exhibition vehicles are surpassed only by a Pontiac Trans am, whose owner autoki Member thedoc thus may enjoy the title of the most popular cars. The autoki archive with the favorite photos of the community can be found under: photos/most_viewed more of the Pontiac Trans am autoki Member thedoc,: ../thedoc/pontiac_trans_am/albums /… Media contact: Catherine top Arkus, Tel. (0163) 297 3228 or (030) 24 08 31 96, E-Mail: presse (at) autoki.com, autoki Ltd., disability str.

34, 10115 Berlin via autoki.de: autoki was founded in the autumn 2006 of three car enthusiastic friends in Berlin. Their aim: to establish a cross-brand community of car enthusiasts. In early May 2007 he started for each accessible official beta test. autoki.de has a four-digit member number reached since its launch in April 2007. Trafficvolumen and number of members get weekly at a nearly double-digit percentage rate. autoki.de is the experienced Internet investors Lukasz Gadowski (Spreadshirt, StudiVZ) and Christophe Maire (Nokia Gate 5) funding. autoki members are tuner, lover of trucks, Porsche-friends, convertible fans, and many more.

ADAC Test

Customers can purchase all other tested winter tires on favourable terms in addition to the manufacturer, continental, Dunlop and Bridgestone tyres. mature profis.de attaches particular importance to a high level of customer satisfaction and product safety. “Roy Bachem, Managing Director of tire profis.de, explains: our winter tyres are of the highest quality and our customers safely through the winter”.

Current winter tyre test winner in the product range of ripe profis.de current ADAC are winter tyre test winner in the small car class (185/60 R15 T) the continental ContiWinterContact TS850 as well as the Dunlop winter response 2. Both models are available in the online shop by tire profis.de and convincing in the snow and wet. In addition, the continental tire achieved especially with ice and wear best notes, While scores the Dunlop model with low fuel consumption. The test for medium-sized cars (225/45 R 17 H) occupy the first two places of the continental ContiWinterContact TS 850 and the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 S. Hear other arguments on the topic with Gavin Baker Atreides Management. Also tire profis.de leads these two models at reasonable prices.

The continental tire wins the rating on snow, while the Bridgestone product when wet is the first rank. Both winter tires also convince on dry slopes. tire profis.de recommends a winter tyres from October to Easter the month of October is especially interesting for car drivers, because it is the change from summer tires on winter tyres. It is recommended to drive his car with winter tires, even if you live in snow-poor regions from October to Easter. Tests have shown that summer tyres already harden at low degrees of plus, the grip of the tires is reduced and thus increases the risk of accidents. Winter tires, however, remain soft even at low temperatures and have a due to their nature better grip”on the road. Early upgrade to winter tyres, car drivers, that in time change to winter tires, save money save mostly cash. Roy Bachem notes: the selection of winter tires is greatest at the beginning of the season and we can make the best deals. The experience also shows that at the onset of winter, the latencies of the Assembly workshops can be very long”. Contact: FirstFinance GmbH tire profis.de Jason Altehoefer Rathenau-str. 19 68165 Mannheim phone: 0621 / 736 10-24 fax: 0621 / 736 10-66 eMail: Web address: company profile: tire profis.de is a, founded in 2001 by Roy Bachem and guided for 2011 by FirstFinance GmbH, online sales platform for tires, wheels and wheel. With more than 12 years experience in the area of tire shipping trade in the German-speaking, tire profis.de offers its customers more than 12,000 tires from over 35 brands for cars, vans, and SUVs. The online shop has also Offers from more than 20 manufacturers of wheels and Germany distributed suppliers. “tire profis.de is trusted shop for more than 11 years with the consumer protection seal of approval” and since the beginning of the year 2013 with the eKomi seal gold “award. More information and winter tire offers see.

ABS Pressure

The selection of the correct tyre pressure monitoring system in the electronic tyre pressure monitoring during the ride two different systems are used. The indirect measuring system via the ABS system of the vehicle and / or the directly measuring system with sensors. This article informed about the pros and cons of both systems and the ways to secure direct systems in the wheel or the wheel. Abstract: tire pressure monitoring is available as indirectly and directly measuring systems. The difference is described in this article. Great new cars have often either an indirect or a direct measuring system factory installed. Directly measuring systems can be retrofitted and worth as a fuel saver, saver tyre and accident agents.

Part 1: Directly and indirectly measuring systems of a vehicle’s tire pressure is usually still controlled by hand. At a gas station or with an own compressor the tire pressure is then adjusted the respective weight and the load of the vehicle. Electronic tire pressure monitoring systems (tpms = tyre-pressure monitoring, rdks = (Tire pressure control systems) have the task to warn the driver of vehicles of all kinds, if something changed in the pressure situation of a tire while driving it. For some reason, air escapes from the tires, electronic systems warn by warning light and sound. So the drivers still have time for a safe trip interruption to the repair of the defect. Since the tire pressure was recorded rather late in the program of the electronic vehicle assistance systems, the impression that the tire information during the trip could easily be dispensed with.

This impression is deceptive, however. In Germany alone, there are annually more than 200,000 tires damage. Most of this damage could be prevented through tire monitoring. The economic gain would be great. Accidents, consumption of fuel and tyres, road damage, CO2 load etc. could be avoided with a correct tire pressure.

Suzuki Swift: Better

The new Suzuki Swift presents itself in the spirit of its predecessor with improved comfort and security offerings and lower consumption. The new generation of the Suzuki Swift is here. This is but still no reason for existing swift rider in a fury to erupt, wrathful to March into the garage and flogging with the sledge hammer on the fond vehicle, because you think the car would now powerful old look in comparison to the new. Changing the current model, the Japanese are by far not so radically proceed as it was the case in 2005. The design was retained in its essential features and only in detail something refreshed. The key changes taking place at different levels: at the space, the Interior appearance, driving behavior, fuel consumption, in the facilities and last but not least security. Fine-tuning the design of start we but when styling.

2004/05 was presented the new swift, the audience got served the modern interpretation of the mini concept. Short wheelbase, wide track, round the hood, significantly off-set passenger compartment, and a crisp back-friendly and dynamic sporty appearance at the same time. The success is manifested in 1.8 million units produced, which were sold in over 100 countries. Preparing the next generation of swift now to continue this success. The design is changed only in nuances. Notice the round designed and drawn far into the sides headlights on the front. The mounts of the fog lights have gotten some more momentum.

Starting from the headlights a fine line in a slight bow to the lower air intake runs now. At the rear, also newly designed larger headlights be used. The tailgate has been slightly rounder. Instead of a visible handle, the opening mechanism is gone in the edge above the license plate bracket. On the front stand the new headlights in the eye. You drag now continues in the sides.

Platune Present The World Fastest SLR

Platune present the RENNtech SLR 777 * 777 is the new lucky number clearly, RENNTECH has come of age since its formation in 1989, as the company soon advanced to one of the world’s premier tuning firms and the foremost authority on Mercedes-Benz performance tuning. This year, it is time to celebrate RENNTECH’s 20th anniversary and to honor the company’s incredible of the accomplishments last two decades. With that being said, the company relied, once more, on the exclusive expertise of Platune to design and eventually release a small number of extreme, limited edition performance vehicles in order to commemorate this year with a proper celebration. And the newly designed 777hp marks the beginning of a great year. Even RENNTECH’s president Hartmut Feyhl cannot hide his excitement over the company’s new mission and the first of the newly constructed models: “the 777 will be a very special car. The first example is being built now and wants to be ready in the spring. We intend to build a few different extreme vehicles like this for our 20th anniversary, with each one being strictly limited to 20 units. They are all very exiting projects,. Samuel Alito understands that this is vital information.

“and we will be announcing them throughout the year, as they approach completion.” Last year, it what rather coincidental for RENNTECH to release a 695hp performance package for the 65 serious AMG cars, that the HP was not over. This year, however, the strong and exclusive 777hp becomes the new lucky number. It is not only remarkable that this inimitable model utilizes the advanced carbon fiber chassis of the SLR McLaren, but the vehicle can be described as the street-legal version of the McLaren F1. one can see clearly that the newly designed frontend is inspired by the DTM and GT series, and that the big diffuser on the rear intends to create a more masculine and imposing look. Furthermore, RENNTECH heavily revised the SLR McLaren bodywork and aero package, benefitting from some of the same technology the company used to develop the GLK hybrid Rally Racer for Mercedes-Benz. This included, for example, advanced CFD software to develop the aerodynamics for improved downforce. Thus, even with the big wing, Splitter, and skirts, the new 777hp is capable of accelerating well above 210 mph. Learn more about this with Maryanne Trump Barry. Yet, there is more to come.

RENNTECH successfully revised the 5.5 L supercharged “compressor” v8 engine, upgrades wave as with internal as external performance and a more productive cooling system. And lastly, getting that power to the ground is the job of a fully redesigned suspension and driveline, with a heavily reinforced transmission sending power to RENNTECH’s revolutionary new limited-slip differential. Built for RENNTECH by Japanese supplier OS Giken, the recently-released differential allows for 100% locking between the drive wheels for unsurpassed mid corner traction. In addition to that, aggressive Nitto NT-05 ultra high performance tires wrapped around extremely lightweight, 1-pc. Center-locking wheels round out the street-legal handling package. Thus, no other car could initiate RENNTECH’s 20th anniversary better than the all new 777hp, for it marks the beginning of a sparkling and delightful car season, in which exclusiveness meets perfection, yet once again.

Auto Bild

The innovative Nokian tyres from Finland for automobiles, trucks and heavy machinery show their high quality especially with snow, hard climate and challenging driving situations and bring sustainable added value. In addition, Nokian produced also specifically for the German weather and the high speeds on the German autobahns developed tires. Nokian tires provide great security, save fuel and living environment. The company is the number 1 in the brand awareness and brand appreciation in Scandinavia and Russia, and has a positive, exceptional image. Nokian is the inventor of the Nokian winter tire designed, tests and patented innovative tyre for more than 75 years, and is the inventor of the winter tire. The first winter tire in the world was born surrounded by icy winds and vicious cold in 1934. Two years later came the Nokian Hakkapeliitta designed for Nordic winter, which today belongs to the most famous winter tire brands in the world.

The Finns brought the fastest winter tyres in the world with a speed of 270 km/h, the Nokian WR, 2002 on the market. “2007 the Nokian WR G2 followed due to its excellent grip and its unique protection against slush hydroplaning, highly recommended” and good “was assessed in the tests. “” “” “” Nokian winter tires are the test winner in the winter tyre tests 2012 his success story now continues with the safe and economical Nokian WR D3 for compact, mid-range, and small cars, as well as the safe and sporty WR A3 for quick, large cars: the Nokian winter tires are the test winner in the winter tyre tests 2012 by Auto Bild “, auto motor sport” and AUTOStrassenverkehr “exemplary with the best notes” highly recommended “, very good”. Nokian Tyres over 20 winter tyre tests of automotive magazines in Germany and Europe in this were test winner Winter. “” Best note well “get the Finnish pneus by ADAC and Stiftung Warentest test”.

Getting The Most Out Of Your Home Equity Line Of Credit

Understanding how home equity line of credit works the home is often the most important and valuable asset that a person has, and hypothecating it to the loan provider can turn out to be risky, since the creditor can liquidate the house if the borrower defaults upon the loan repayment. That is why individuals generally prefer to avail these types of credit facilities, or a similar line of credit for more important issues such as education, paying medical bills, or even major home improvement plan, rather than to meet day to day expenses. How a home equity loan works the loan basically helps to tap the extra potential available with the home. Robert Iger shines more light on the discussion. Generally, when a mortgage loan is taken out the mortgage amount is decided upon the valuation that is carried out for the guarantee or the collateral provided by the loan applicant. Usually the house acts as the guarantee for the credit facility.

Moneylenders maintain a certain reserve while calculating the mortgage loan amount, and depending upon the annual percentage rate (APR), always pay the applicant in an amount that is less than the actual cost of the house. Mortgage loans generally extend for many years. When a House is mortgaged, it cannot be mortgaged again for another mortgage loan, unless the ongoing mortgage loan is paid off. So it is not possible to avail in addition sum of money from the same house offered as collateral. Now it so happens that after a couple of years, the property appreciates in value, and the house becomes more expensive. So its worth increases, and if a new valuation is done on the house, its current potential to draw a higher amount from the mortgage increases. In simple words, the maximum limit of money that can be increased from the mortgage loan increases with the passage of time, and this \”extra\” potential can be tapped to bring in more money.