Automation taking over? End of manual soon?

Talking about automation. In today’s world the innovations and technologies are directed towards everything automatic. From Big Plant factories to simple components such as your living room lights. Funny thing is this morning I saw an automatic pen!!! Can you believe it? A pen which clicks open and close via phone app and voice control, Click here to check it out.


The core intention of world moving towards automation is reducing human efforts and increasing precision and performance. Automation in walking? We have segway. Automation in house accessories? We have Google and Apple home devices. Automation in driving? We have auto-pilot mode and self driving cars rising up quickly. And so on..


What could be the adverse effect of it? Honestly if we ask ourselves, your inner conscience will answer you that we have been incorporating automatic devices in places where we never needed them. This is making the upcoming generation smart, no doubt but primarily lazy and stationary for hours with least physical and mental activity. For example who would you appreciate? A snipper shooter who spent years on practicing his ability to master the art of long range shots? Or A person who used an automatic gun, used technology to lock the target and blindly gave the shot on target.

Who is a better shooter according to you?

I bet most of you will come up praising the first guy for obvious reasons. Well this is how automation is taking a heavy toll away from human race. It is taking away that quality and ability that is built not bought. Man machine interaction is increasing at lightening speed. But it also carries a scary future along with it, as a wise man said “Excess of anything is never good.” And sooner or later we will be excessively dependent on machines and which could probably be carrying a dark side for humanity in many aspects.

On conclusion, I would say automation should be only at certain required platforms where needed intensively. And having said that, driving a manual Ford Mustang with 500 bhp is always fun than sitting in a self driving BMW Vision Next 100!!


What you think? Where should we limit the automation? Or should we limit it? Or is it too late now? Comment your thoughts below.

Inquisitive about Tesla? You’ve come to the right place.


Tesla has always been a topic of discussion in market today. Due to it’s magnificent growth in such a short span.

Elon musk, CEO of Tesla wasn’t the founder of it, but was associated with it since it’s inception. His leadership and valuable decisions made Tesla one of the most talked about Brands of the century which has over taken another American car makers like Ford and GM under certain criteria.

Let’s have a look at previous year’s figures,

$ 5 B equity

$ 23 B assets

$ 7 B revenue last year.
The Tesla being the only automotive company from Silicon Valley, where all the technological innovations happens. Tesla model S is the first electric sedan in the world. The car is fully functional family sedan, that offers the luxury of a premium class, accelerates like a sports car with 0-100 under 5s irrespective of it being an electric car.

The tech under the hood is a narrow artificial intelligence installed which means it is able to learn as it is used. It learns about the driver, the roads and environment it is driven into and passes the information to other Teslas in that area. This is called “Swarm intelligence”. This exchange of information improves the driving experience every single day.

Tesla model S was the first electric vehicle to win the renowned Motor Trend car of the year in 2013. Tesla’s innovation are all open source. Which means anyone can lay their hands on in it.

In 2016 Tesla announced that all of its vehicles will have a self driving hardware & technology. Tesla cars are the only cars to get an OTA (over the air) update just like your smartphone.

Let me take you through an example of this. A Tesla owner last year, complained about the steering not functioning well, so he reached out to the company and they told him to bring the car tomorrow for a checkup. That night the miracle happened and Tesla operators sitting in the office connected to the car over the air and went through the troubleshooting of it and fixed it. Next morning when the customer woke up and was on his way to the centre he was astonished to see that the car was as good as new.

The car could be summoned to you. Just give a call to car and it comes to you in office or at home.Fun fact about Tesla is first model of tesla a roadster was a massive failure. Which was laughed at in TopGear show, motivated the company to make it big.

The fastest production car tag earned by Tesla model S p100D which is 0-60 mph in 2.28s
YES, even faster than Bugatti Chiron which is 2.5s.

Tesla is not just an innovative automaker but also one of the biggest eco friendly energy suppliers on grid today. Yet there is something else tesla has achieved . Current the Tesla model X is world’s safest car.

The Tesla GIGAFACTORY will be the 2nd largest building in the world from a footprint perspective.
Which will be supplied by 100% renewable energy. It is said that 100 such factories could power the entire world.


Is this the future of automobile?

Let’s wait and see what the upcoming decade of Tesla has got for us.

The AmericasGP.

One of the most talked about round of MotoGP season was experienced today. The Circuit of Americas, dominated by Marc since a very long time. After the QP front row slots were acquired by MM93, MV25 and VR46 respectively. Followed by Zarco, Lorenzo and Pedrosa. With a great start after the flag off, Pedrosa launched his rocket ship and since first lap ruled the first position with Marquez on his rear, Rossi third and Vinãles forth. A great piece of riding displayed by Pedrosa in front till half of the race until Marc flipped his cards to play his tricks on him. Meanwhile Vinãles lost his contact and a very sad dismissal for Factory Yamaha Team. Rossi was glued to third position exploring the right time to make a move. On one turn 4 due to contact with Zarco and being off track. Rossi was penalised with 0.3 seconds in final results. Being aware of this imposition The Doctor started pulling his M1 to the limit. During this time few other riders were crashed and the world champion started showing his colors and lead the race from Dani. Last 3 laps remaining when Rossi pullled his ride and build a gap of 2 seconds which nullified the application of penalty and also gave him a second position finish in race, with Dani third. Marc managed to stand the tallest in podium today again nailing the fact that it was his track today. After the today’s race Rossi leads the world championship points with 56 followed by Maverick at 50.

Till then keep waiting for another round of MotoGP on 7th of May at Gran Premio Red Bull De España.

The round 2 of MotoGP at Argentina, let’s have a walk through all the actions.

Welcome back everyone, with second instalment of MotoGP in Argentina. After the Qualifying and weather fluctuations seen in Free practices and Qualifiers, the race day conditions were totally different. Which made each team scratch their heads for most appropriate tyre selection. Most of the riders switched from Hard to Medium compound, with few still on Hards. Another importance of this day was, The Doctor was making his 350th Premier class appearance. The only rider in history to reach this number. With the pole position dominated by the world champion Marc Marquez, beside him a surprise entry on first row of Karel Abraham and Cal Crutchlow with 3rd in start. Right after the flag off, Jorge lorenzo was out due his contact with Rear of Iannone resulting the ride through penalty for him. Later after Marc was pushing very hard in lead which made him lose his contact and slipped out on turn 2 in 22nd lap, a horrendous disaster for pole position starter. Espargaro later crashed out of line and took Dovizioso along, dismissal of both the riders. Then it was Pedrosa who slides out at same turn where Marc did and it was a bad day for Repsol Honda team. The battle for second was most eye catching part of the race today. With Cal having a good grip on second position and Rossi poised right behind him. Later calm and concentrated Rossi made a move at turn 5 and successfully won the Second position on podium with Cal 3rd and Maverick grabbing another 25 points as a race leader in championship. 

Stay tuned for some more action on 24th April at Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas. 

0 – 400 kmph in 20 seconds, one gear, The Koenigsegg Regera.


Yeah you read it right, one gear and top speed achieved. The Swedish Car manufacturer came up with something that the world got on its toes. A super sports and most insane hybrid car on the earth and they call it The Regera. It’s V8 differs slightly from their predecessor Agera engine. As the powertrain already produces a combined 1500hp and with electric propulsion providing instant torque from the Direct Drive system, they did not have to go as extreme on ICE power. Instead, they installed even smaller, faster-spooling turbos on the Regera, further enhancing the car’s drivability and response.


With no gearbox incorporated, practically the car is always in 7th gear from 0 to 190 mph. The core reason behind this the Direct Drive system which has electric motors directly mounted on shaft as well as the CI engine is coupled with a Torque Converter pulled to its maximum. The combination of this Electric motors and V8 together makes it a revolutionary hybrid on the stage today. Koenigsegg has developed a clutch-slip mechanism that uses the hydraulic coupling to convert torque at medium/high speeds during fast acceleration. This allows the combustion engine to gain revs and power, thereby giving the sensation of a traditional downshift with the associated aural enjoyment, even without the traditional gearbox. Shift paddles remain on either side of the steering wheel. The left paddle is used to enhance regenerative braking effect in recharging the battery pack. The right paddle is used to activate the hydraulic coupling’s ‘downshift’ operation.

Costing a whooping $ 1.9 million USD, this piece of automotive masterpiece is worth it. Only 80 such units will be produced.

MotoGP First session of Qatar Highlights.

So after all the dramas and tantrums thrown by weather at Losail International Circuit, Qatar. The flag off was delayed twice as safety car was thoroughly examining the asphalt conditions. After the green signal from Race directions, the Race was reduced to 20 Laps with allowance of changing tyres as track temperature dropped due to rain showers. After two warmup laps, the riders were set to open the throttle on Mark. A great start by Johann Zarco starting from second Grid was leading the way followed by Dovizioso, Iannone, Marc, Vinãles, Dani and Rossi. Lorenzo going wide once couldn’t manage to get back in front again on his debut with Ducati. After pushing a second lead from the top crowd, Zarco was unfortunate enough to slide out of leading 3 riders. Few laps later Iannone crashed out as well meanwhile Maverick was looking for pace to hunt down one by one with Rossi on his rear tyre following him. Marquez seemed to lose pace as last moment decision of moving from Hard to Soft tyres was not fruitful for him. An amazing battle took in front between Vinãles and Dovizioso for first win at Qatar was witnessed and Rossi seemed to be very much poised on 3rd with them. Vinãles in final laps managed to get  distant from Dovizioso and beat the extra Horse powered Ducati, to take middle stand on podium.

Next Race in Argentina, stay tuned.

MotoGP

So after the cancellation of yesterday’s Qualifiers, the Positions on Grid will be arranged on the results of combined of Free Practices. With Pole position dominated by Maverick Vinãles. The weather conditions seems good enough to start. First race of 2017 out of 18 at Losail International Circuit, Qatar. Tune into Live feeds here. Do comment your predictions and support your rider for today’s race. 

Building an ATV

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Me and my Team of Engineering Students. We built an Off-road All Terrain Vehicle starting of from a Straight Pipe to end results of a Fully Functional Vehicle. For updates do follow and support us at Team Tomcar Vikings . DM for assistance on your projects or your suggestions are always welcomed.

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The Inception of my Blog.

Hello people. This is officially the first post of my Blog. So I’ll Briefly summarize what this is for.
1) Mechanical brains are welcomed.

2) New ideas, Mechanics and other innovations to be discussed.

3) New Updates on latest Technologies especially in Automotive sectors.

4) Modifications of any vehicles in terms of anything to be discussed.

5) Projects and Research works to be shared.

6) Brushing up the concept of Engines, Transmissions and other crucial components of Automobile sector.

7) Reviews of current technologies and comparisons.

8) A leap into future technology with Material Science and Eco friendly alternative fuels and Technologies.

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