Last March, luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz rolled out the closest thing you can get to an “invisible” car today.
Built specifically for an environment-related marketing campaign, Mercedes covered one side of a B-class hatchback with some flexible LED panels. On the other side, a Canon digital SLR was set up to capture the “hidden view” (areas obstructed by the car itself). The camera then streamed a live video feed which was displayed on the LED panels, thereby making the car “invisible” at certain angles.
It actually looks amazing. Here’s a video courtesy of Mashable.
Sorry guys, the invisible car is not really for sale. But it does prove that the concept of invisibility using a camera and a screen can work. Who knows, with improvements in LED screens and cameras, the invisible car may soon become a reality.
Video courtesy of Mashable.com.
This series is written by Ice Man, a well known personality in the auto performance tuning circuit. Often a judge in major car shows held nationwide, he is regarded as an expert in car enhancements and styling. Much like Dr. Gregory House on TV, Ice Man is borderline arrogant, painfully critical, and definitely one of the best in the motoring field.
WARNING: If you are reading this and have any of the products mentioned, I’m sorry for being too critical but it doesn’t change the fact that your car still looks “passe” and “uncool”.
Auto Fashion Disaster No. 3: Mugen RR / Evo X Bodykit
Ok, this is pretty brand specific for the Honda and Mitsubishi camps; but come on, this is so last 3 YEARS AGO fashion.
The bodykit industry is very much like the fashion industry: everyone wants the latest look that comes out of the runaway — in this case — the car show.
Continue reading Automotive Fashion Disasters We Would Like to See Disappear (3rd of a series) — Mugen RR / Evo X Bodykit
Nissan Motor Philippines has announced its Prolific promo to welcome the Year of the Rabbit. With the promo, Nissan buyers can avail of up to 12 months free monthly payments, low downpayment packages, zero-percent financing schemes and low monthly amortizations.
Here are a few ways you can save by buying a Nissan.
6 to 12 months free monthly payments with 50% down payment
- Grand Livina 1.8 MT Elite – Pay only 54 months out of 60 (PhP 59,442 savings)
- Sentra 200 2.0 MT – Pay only 54 months out of 60 (PhP 72,738 savings)
- X-TRAIL 2.0 AT 4×2 – Pay only 54 months out of 60 (PhP 75,186 savings)
- X-TRAIL CVT 2.5 4×2 – Pay only 54 months out of 60 (PhP 93,522 savings)
- Sentra 1.6 MT GSX – Pay only 48 months out of 60 (PhP 105,300 savings)
- Sentra 1.3 MT GX STD – Pay only 48 months out of 60 (PhP 84,516 savings)
Low downpayment offers
This comes with free one-year comprehensive insurance, 3-year LTO registration and free chattel mortgage fee.
- Grand Livina 1.8 MT Elite – PhP 99,000
- Sentra 200 2.0 MT – PhP 118,000
- X-TRAIL 2.0 AT 4×2 – PhP 160,000
Low monthly terms, with 50% down payment, for 60-month term
- Grand Livina 1.8 MT Elite – PhP 7,900 / mo
- Sentra 200 2.0 MT – PhP 9,800 / mo
- X-TRAIL 2.0 AT 4×2 – PhP 10,500 / mo
Zero percent interest on 3-year term at 50% down payment
- Grand Livina 1.8 MT Elite
- Sentra 200 2.0 MT
- X-TRAIL 2.0 AT 4×2
The promo is available with all Nissan dealers nationwide, subject to bank approval.
The thrill of driving a car is there, but being messy on driving dissolves that thrill. Teenagers tend to experience vehicular mishaps such as car accidents and traffic violations more than adults. This is why it is best for teenagers to learn how to slow down on driving.
It is all about taking as much time as needed. The speed of the vehicle must be dependent to the current driving condition. If it is raining, the road is obviously slicker, so driving slowly is very much necessary. Not to mention, it is hard to see things around because of the rain. More reaction time from the teenage drivers will make them safer. Turning on the headlights will do good as well.
Giving pieces of advice to your teenagers who just began driving is essential for safety and discipline.