Monthly Archives: February 2017

We will open the Tesla x box with a screwdriver

Tesla did not fully think about the concept of the emergency boot of the Model X. It turns out that anyone can do it and just use a simple screwdriver.

The car’s rack is generally a safer place to store items than a cabin. Firstly, because the things left are not in sight, and secondly the weapon access lock, instead of the glass that can be knocked out. In practice, however, this is different, and in the case of Tesla X, the trunk does not secure our property because its opening is banal.

The manufacturer of this vehicle, for safety reasons, hid the emergency boot system under the front bumper of the car. The theory was to facilitate its opening in case of an accident so that firefighters could easily get to the batteries to turn them off. In practice, however, helps thieves.

If the offender knows what he is doing, he can get to the trunk in less than a minute, and without the key and force. All you need is a screwdriver to pry the emergency shutter cover.

Tesla should therefore notify all owners of this vehicle so that they do not leave anything in the trunk of no value.…

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Autonomous car drove all over Mexico

Builders of stand-alone vehicles show us the possibilities of these vehicles during a long journey. This time the functionality of cars controlled by computer was presented by German scientists from AutoNOMOS project, whose car has recently traveled throughout Mexico.

AutoNOMOS is a joint project implemented by German scientists from Freie Universit├Ąt and engineers from the University of Nevada in Reno. The vehicle has been approved for use in Berlin as early as in 2011 and since then has ridden mostly in the streets of this city.

Recently, however, the designers decided to check it on other routes, so they conducted several tests in Switzerland and recently also traveled to the United States and Mexico. There were over 6000 km in total, which allowed us to collect a lot of valuable data, allowing us to create more detailed maps for the navigation system used by the vehicle.

It also managed to cross Mexico all over 2,400 km alone in autonomous mode. Of course, there was a driver in the vehicle, but only to take control of the vehicle if needed. Test participants say that it went through without problems and the car smoothly passed other vehicles at 130 km / h. The vehicle also informed its passengers of the impending roadblocks in the form of traffic jams and road works.

AutoNOMOS is based on the VW Passat combo model and features seven laser scanners, nine video cameras, as well as front, rear and side radar as well as GPS. All these systems are used to collect data about the surroundings of the car, monitor the position of nearby vehicles and pedestrians, as well as traffic signals. All of this data then flows to the computer that uses it to drive.…

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