2018 Roush JackHammer Mustang Packs A 710-HP Punch To The Gut
Roush will build only 200 examples. © Motor1.com Roush JackHammer Mustang Order forms are now open for the 2018 Roush JackHammer Mustang. While the name is, uh, interesting, the performance under the hood is a no-nonsense affair. Roush, the aftermarket tuning company known for jacking up the power of Ford Mustang coupes and convertibles for two decades, has named its latest limited-edition pony car after the company’s founder, Jack Roush. Roush adds an assortment of goodies to the Mustang. Most notable is the Roush R2650 supercharger that takes the 5.
- Auto-industry supplier Continental has developed ultra-sensitive sensors for cars.
- How sensitive? They can detect impacts on your car as soft as vibrations from a sound nearby.
- More important, they can spot when your car gets a parking-lot ding or is being vandalized, all technology that could make it to a production car eventually.
Ever had your car keyed? A new technology from auto-industry supplier Continental could be able to record vandalism incidents thanks to a new set of ultra-sensitive sensors that detect acoustics and vibrations.
Four Autonomous-Car Features You’re Gonna Dig [CES 2020]
Headlamps that "talk"! Really fancy seats! More!Officially, they're called Power Long Rails with Stadium Swivel, and they're brought to you by the Stow 'n Go folks. On the move, when your electrons bid you to "sit back and leave the driving to us" (in that sing-songy voice they undoubtedly have), these clever seats feature bottom cushions that fold up, allowing the seat to pivot in place and slide fore and aft to achieve a "campfire" configuration that lets the family (or board of directors on the move) see each other for a chat.
The idea goes like this: a set of eight to 12 contact sensors are distributed across the car’s body, and they respond to minute vibrations and other acoustic events such as rain hitting the car's body, objects (such as bicycles) touching the car at low speeds, and—perhaps most interesting—vandalism such as someone scratching the car with a key.
If the sensors were to detect such an incident, it could record the exact time when it happened and possibly activate a camera system (such as) to record the incident. Other possible uses include more sensitive object detection for low-speed parking, as these sensors are more advanced that the distance parking sensors installed on many cars today; a possible touch detection to allow drivers to enter the car using a smartphone-like finger pad authentication; earlier detection of approaching emergency vehicles by sensing the sound of their sirens; and even a use case for rental car companies to be able to more easily declare a vehicle as undamaged when it is returned thanks to info gleaned from the sensors.
Continental has not yet shared any real-world applications of this new technology, but says that its customers—i.e. automakers—have expressed interest in the system.
In-Car Displays of the Near Future: Holograms and Changeable Surface Textures .
These infinitely cool interior technologies are just around the corner"Flat was yesterday," proclaims the fact sheet explaining this new screen technology (shown above) that Conti says will be rolling out in 2023. The screen uses liquid-crystal technology with LED backlighting, but the key to the 3D look is a diamond-like diffuser that sends that backlighting up through the LCD. The effect looks perfectly three-dimensional from straight on, though if you slowly move your head from side to side your eyes will pass through eight cones of perfect perception. As you get to the border of said cones, the image appears to invert. Strange, but pretty cool.