May 23

What Are Hoverboards and How Do They Work for Travelling?

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Hoverboards were once a distant dream, seen only in sci-fi films. They were first seen in the popular movie Back to the Future, but now they can be seen on streets everywhere. Although we are still a while away from boards which actually float, there are some pretty cool wheeled hoverboards which offer a similar experience. Here, we examine hoverboard technology, to understand what exactly they are and how they operate.  

The Segway is thought of as the first major step towards creating a functioning hoverboard. It is a self-balancing vehicle with two wheels, a platform for the user to stand on and a handle to hold on to. Hoverboards are a more recent development. They are similar but don’t have a handle, and you might also see them under the name of self-balancing scooters. 

Hoverboards work by leaning forward to accelerate and back to brake or reverse. You can also lean to the sides to make the vehicle turn. They usually have a minimum and maximum weight limit, so if you are buying a hoverboard for kids, ensure they are above the minimum weight or else the hoverboard won’t balance properly and they will have a hard time getting it moving.  

Hoverboards can be quite difficult to ride at first, and it’s recommended that users, especially children, wear appropriate safety gear. This includes a helmet, as well as elbow and knee protectors. They can reach speeds of around 10 mph in some cases, so falling off at speed can result in some bad injuries.  

There were issues with hoverboards being made to poor standards at first, but these issues have now been resolved. In order to have peace of mind, you should check the board you wish to purchase is UL certified, to ensure it meets current safety standards.  

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May 14

How Intelligent Systems Are Changing How We Drive

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Once the self-driving cars come into the mass market it will be difficult to find ways to make your drive smarter because the car will be taking care of all of that. Until then, the only thing to be done in the smart car segment is innovated!

Today, cars have evolved their stereo systems and turned them into smart devices that can control your steering wheel if needed or even control the weather on the inside as well as enable safety features automatically. However, these are mechanical innovations that will achieve a plateau after a time and that’s when manufacturers really get into the zone of conjuring up new ways in which to make your drive as engaging for you as possible.

Apple CarPlay AutoRadio GPS is a popular add-on to the infotainment systems of cars. The GPS feature in CarPlay is powered by Apple’s in-built Maps app. However, if you are not too happy with the app, then, there are plenty of hacks online that will help you navigate this.

If your existing car does not have the infotainment system that can instantly add-on autoradios, then, you need to consider an upgrade which would be an aftermarket upgrade. This way, you don’t need to buy a new vehicle, just upgrade your existing autoradio to something that can use intelligent stereo systems.

Opel has been in business since 1991 and is known for its family cars. Here: autoradio opel Astra has made this car even more family-friendly. Aftermarket variants are also available and nearly all of them are smartphone enabled to make sure that you get the best drive.

All 2016 and 2017 cars of Opel are smartphone-enabled. However, since the systems run on older versions of iOS and Android, it is possible to get a new autoradio that is enabled for smartphones and install CarPlay or Android Auto.…

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