Wednesday , 16 October 2019

International

13,000km, 3 months and without a driver

On July 20, 2010, a team of software engineers left Parma, Italy on a three months-and-13,000km journey to Shanghai, China. So what is so special about this? Nothing except the fact that they are travelling in two driverless electric vans. It’s the first time in the history of transportation that vehicles without drivers and without using oil-based propulsion are moving ...

Newport Transporter Bridge is renovated

From October 1-3, 2010, Newport, Wales will host the infamous golfing event the Ryder Cup. This news has prompted a £2bn refurbishment project in an effort to spruce up the Welsh city, creating a space that locals can be proud of when the world comes to call. Part of this wide-scale renovation includes the £1.225m restoration of the Grade I ...

Hybrid car that runs at 140kmph in 10 seconds

Spanish company TECNALIA (The Tecnalia Technological Corporation) recently presented its experimental vehicle DYNACAR®— an electric car that can reach a speed of 140 kilometres per hour in 10 seconds. TECNALIA had been working on enhanced configuration and virtual evaluation tools that enable the development and integration of new solutions for hybrid and fully electric vehicles since the last five years. ...

Korean High-Speed Trains

Equipped with Westcode Semiconductors’ insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) and high-power fast recovery diode technology, a new high speed train in Korea – Korail – will be able to run at a speed of 330kmph with a 0-300kmph acceleration time of 316 seconds. The technology, developed in collaboration with Hyundai Heavy Industry for Korea’s national train operator, Korail also features ...

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