Statistics of accidents among the signs of the Zodiac.

Australian scientists and sociologists from the insurance company «Suncorp Metway» found that the driver which born under the sign of Gemini are most often get into accidents. As a rule, these people are easy to ruffle.

After the Twins in the list are Taurus, suffering incredible stubbornness and always self-confidence. A born under the sign of Pisces are known astrologers as risky and careless people that affects their driving style. Classic examples of safe driving show Capricorn.

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Automotive Color Popularity.

U.S. chemical company DuPont (EI du Pont de Nemours and Company) has published statistics. It shows  that the silver and black – the most popular car color.

Globally, 26% of cars painted in silver, and 24% black.

TOP Vehichle color – Global color
• 1. Silver – 26%
• 2. Black / Dark – 24%
• 3. White / Pearl – 16%
• 4. Gray – 16%
• 5. Red – 6%
• 6. Blue – 5%
• 7. Brown / beige – 3%
• 8. Green – 2%
• 9. Yellow / Gold – 1%
• 10. Others – <1%

Interesting Facts about Car Logos.

Logos not only serve as unique visual marks of identity, which helps companies gain product recognition in the global market. Usually, there are three types of car logos – logo symbol, the logo text and logo combination.

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In text logos, initials or company names are written in a particular style – Fiat, Mazda, Toyota, Ford, Volkswagen and Volvo.


Logo combination is a mixture of symbols and texts such as Alfa Romeo, Skoda, Lamborghini, BMW, etc.

Audi

A German engineer named August Horch founded the company A. Horch & Cie in 1899.

A decade later, he was forced out of their own business. He, along with its partner Fikentscher Franz started the new company.

While they were arguing over the name of the new company, the son of Fikentscher that it was studying Latin in a corner of the room were asked to “audiatur et altera pars” means (would not it be a good idea to call instead of Audi Horch?)

“Horch” The word means “hark” in German, which means listening and Audi is the Latin word for listen. Later, in 1932, Audi, Horch, DKW and Wanderer merged to form Auto Union and Audi four rings logo came into force with pride by Audi hood so far.

BMW

Another interesting thing is that the BMW logo. Represents a spinning propeller blade white against the blue sky.

BMW was one of the leading suppliers of aircraft and aircraft engines as the Red Baron with the German government during the World War 1.

In 1918, when World War I ended, the German government stopped taking BMW aircraft.

BMW had no choice but to change your business. The company began to train brakes before making motorized bicycle, motorcycles and cars.

Chevrolet

Even the “bow tie” of Chevrolet, which is creating waves in the country with their latest products, has something to say.

There are really two stories about the Chevrolet logo.

The first one says that the founder of William C. Durant was inspired by the wallpaper in a French hotel and ripped a piece of it to design a logo.

But his wife has a different version. It says that the bowtie emblem came from a Virginia newspaper, while vacationing in Hot Springs, Virginia, around 1912.

Ferrari

The Italian automaker Ferrari rampant coveted Prancing Horse was originally the emblem of World War II flying ace Fancesco Baracca Italian.

When Enzo Ferrari started his own automobile company, continued use of this logo have been convinced by Baracca parents before using the symbol of her dead son for his racing cars Alfa Romeo.

Well, the Prancing Horse has graced more than challenging Ferrari vehicles. Today can be found plastered on the bikes, jerseys and just about everywhere you can imagine!

Fiat

In 1899, the “Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino” company was founded in Turin, and a special poster was created to celebrate the event.

The artist included a small scroll containing the name of the company and it became the first Fiat logo. The logo had undergone a series of amendments passed since then.

100 th anniversary of the brand in 1999 saw the birth of a chrome logo with the A characteristic, and a more stylized laurel wreath on a blue background.

Fiat’s new logo was first used in the Bravo, in 2006.

Ford

The logo of U.S. automaker Ford is simple and the source is its relief. Has been in regular use for over 50 years

This source was used by Harold Wills, who was a close associate of Henry Ford. As a teenager, Wills is used to print business cards to make money.

When his friend Henry Ford needed a logo for your business, Wills took the old printing set and used a font that was used for the printing of cards as a teenager.

In 1912, the oval shape and added the blue color was produced in 1927. This logo is the latest blue oval that Ford released in 2003 to honor 100 years of Ford Motor Company.

Lamborghini

Some car logos reflect the taste of its owner as the raging bull of Lamborghini.

The company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini loved bullfighting and chose it as the logo of their company cars.

Many cars have the Lamborghini name, or a bull breed or bull in particular.

The variety of logos is quite striking and extends from the animal forms of diamond Viking ships.

Renault
The company was founded by Louis Renault when he was 21 and first logo of the company introduced three initials of the Renault brothers: Louis, Ferdinand and Marcel.

The company logo was also a military tank after their tanks Renault FT-17 light became a fad during the First World War

The diamond shape was introduced in 1925 and redesigned in 1972 by famed art designer Victor Vasarely optional. Today, the logo is surrounded by a yellow square – a symbol of quality.

Skoda

Skoda winged arrow was first used in 1926 and apparently is synonymous with speed.

The colors also have a story to tell, the black symbolizes the history of the automaker, while green for its environmental friendliness.

Like most other automakers Skoda also goes back to the 1890 when the company started manufacturing bicycles.

But after the Second World War and the Velvet Revolution Skoda became a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group in 1991.

Volkswagen

Volkswagen has one of the simplest logos and readily recognizable in the world. The logo is a V on the W on a blue background, surrounded by a circle.Volkswagen means “people’s car” in German.

The logo was the result of a contest for the office which the winner was Francisco Reimspiess.

The origin of the company date back to 1930’s of Nazi Germany. It was Hitler’s idea to start making an affordable car for people. It was Hitler and Ferdinand Porsche who came up with the idea of Volkswagen Beetle that could carry two adults and three children.

But the factory for the manufacture of the Beetle was used to produce more military vehicles of public cars, which was after the original intentions of Hitler. Message defeat of Germany in the war the British took over the Volkswagen factory and tried to sell.

But everyone refused to blame design beetles, which are considered inferior. However, the Volkswagen Beetle became one of the world’s fastest cars for sale.

Volvo

The name Volvo means “I roll” in Latin and is derived from “volvere” the Latin word meaning ‘rock’.

The Volvo logo is an ancient symbol of iron, which is a circle with an arrow pointing diagonally upwards to the right.

This symbol also represents “Mars, the god of war.” Volvo are also traditionally known for security features.

The iron symbol also is used to reflect the strong tradition of Swedish industry meetings to iron. The name of the car also runs through the logo on a blue background. In 1999 the brand “Volvo” was purchased by Ford.

Hyundai

The motto of the South Korean company is “Drive your way.”

Hyundai’s logo resembles an oval-shaped ‘H’ represents the desire of the company to expand globally.

The slanted, stylized “H” is also a symbol for two people, such as business and customer shaking hands.

Toyota

From a distance the Toyota logo looks like a Toyota T sense.

However, the logo consists of three ovals: the two perpendicular center ovals represent a relationship of mutual trust between the customer and Toyota.

The background space involves the ever-expanding technological advances and a wealth of opportunities ahead for the company.

Source: http://www.prlog.org/10611707-interesting-facts-of-car-logos-in-the-world.html

The car air bags – Interesting Facts

It seems that a few years ago air bags in cars were exotic. Today their numbers in some models are up to 10. At first glance, this is a simple bag of soft material, elastic plastic. But the plot of an air bag must be very thin and strong, during the accident to the smallest Stitches should not be in the area of contact with the driver’s face and body. The shock should’nt also become a trampoline, you should be able to relieve the pressure of gas in time. In fact, many manufacturers have stopped sewing pillows with the fabric and let the air breaks. When packing the air bag put talcum powder to prolong the life of the pad.
The number of built-in air bags is growing rapidly. Recently, the car with dual airbags is considered as a luxury and now has a dozen not surprise the average driver. All bags are working at first, but there are many differences. For example, controller pads range in size from 60 to 80 liters, while the passenger needs a much larger volume of 130-160 liters. Side effects are usually no less dangerous than the front. Of course, automakers could not leave unnoticed in the past 10 years and many cars had their hand-bags. They are much smaller than the frontal air bags, the volume ranges from 15 to 25 liters. There are also different ways. Along with the conventional ‘type of mushrooms’ do not extend “long rollers” on the shoulder and “inflatable curtains, reliable protection of the head of the driver and rear passengers. You can get more and more often find a pillow under the front panel or on the ground like the legs of driver and passengers will also be protected. And the latest invention from “Toyoda Gosei” are cushions to protect pedestrians. Two rolls of farewell radiator grilles and a recess between the hood and windshield, designed to minimize damage to pedestrians adults and children. Airbags for motorcycles and scooters are already installed on request, in Italy, for example, maybe soon, and will be widely used on all motorcycles.Interesting information about air bags:

* Passenger airbag is generally twice as large as the drive because of the greater distance from the dashboard.
* To make an air bag filled with all the volume that needs 25 to 50 m / sec (for comparison a blink lasts about 100 m / sec)
* The opening speed reaching 320 kmh Airbag
* “Renault car manufacturer installed a small air pocket in the front of the driver’s seat to avoid diving under the seat belt.

What should to do when your car is stuck.

It is very important not to lose patience when car became stuck in mud or snow swamp.
Keep things in mind:
1. Remember, the problem will be worse, if you can damage your expensive parts of your car.
2. So I suggest you to try very gently to release the car from mud or snow.
3. In this case, it is very hard to do to get out, then do not try anything else.
4. By moving the vehicle forward and backward and rotate the tires to a high rate ultimately will produce a lot of heat. This will create problems for subsequent transfers.
5. If you’re stuck really bad, call the crane. It will be much cheaper compared to paying the bills for the cost of repair if any of your expensive components are broken.
6. It is highly recommended that you also should lead to aid traction in the trunk of the car, for example, gravel, sand, etc.

Formula 1 Cars. Some cool and interesting facts.

A reaction of thrill comes when we talk about F1 Cars; today’s modern F1 Cars are a single seated cars, with an open cockpit, open wheels, rear wings and a substantial front. We are going to share some cool and interesting facts about Formula One Cars in to our interesting fact column….

* Do you know that 80,000 components are assembled together to make a F1 car? Even though these components are correctly assembled with 99.9% accuracy, it will still start with 80 things wrong.


* The deceleration and the retardation experience by the F1 driver when he pushes the brakes can be felt as if a normal car driver hits a brick wall at the speed of about 300 kilometer per hour.

* The F1 race cars can go from 0 to 160 kph speed and then back to 0 speeds in just 4 seconds.

* There are more than a kilometer length of a cable attached to as many as 100 of its actuators and sensors. Those are for monitoring and controlling various parts of the car.

* On an average the driver of the F1 reduces near about 4kgs of his body weight if he goes for just 1 race. This is because of the long time exposure of the high G forces as well as the temperatures.

* A F1 car is about 550kg in weight which is near about ½ of the total weight of a Mini.

* Aerodynamic design and the added down force is very much important. Just for an idea, take an example of a small plane; you know that it takes off at a speed slower than that of a F1 cars when it is on track.

* F1 race cars generally race at more than 300 kmph. If we do not have the aerodynamic down force, even the great racing cars which have sufficient power to produce the wheel spin will ultimately loss control at about 160 kmph.

* The down force has a tremendous power. Even in any street course race, it provides enough suction which basically can lift the manhole covers. Therefore, before the commencement of these type of race all manhole covers on the streets are welded from down in order to prevent from this mishap from happening.

* The refuelers which are used in F1 are able to supply 12 liters per second of fuel. Let assume that an average family car of 50 liter can fully filled in just 4 seconds. Actually they are using the refueling rigs which are now days used on the military helicopters of US.

* The top crew members of F1 can do refueling and change the tires both in just about 5 seconds. Amazing!!

* Every tire looses its weight during the race. It looses around 0.5 kg because of the wear.

Toyota – Interesting facts about car creation.

In 1933, the company producing looms Toyota Automatic Loom Works decided to open a department for the manufacture of cars.

The first cars were produced in 1936. Car Model AA, Model G1 truck model was put into production in 1936. The first trucks were dispatched for sale in North China. In 1937 a separate building was built Toyota Motor Co., Ltd, a manufacturer of automobiles.

In 1947, the company has released model Toyota Model SA. The financial crisis that occurred in 1950, is not strongly affected the development of the company. And after that, the company’s business went up the hill every day. In 1952, the company’s founder died.

The most popular car brand Toyota Motor Co., Ltd Toyota Corona, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Celica, Toyota Carina, Toyota Tercel. In 1972, Toyota has released 10 million cars of Japanese brands.

Toyota has become one of the largest global companies in the automotive industry. Each year, the company produces more than five million cars. Toyota group includes a variety of companies. And in 2002, cars of this mark could be seen on the Formula 1 racing. In our time representation of Japanese companies can be found in all major cities. Every year comes a huge amount recognized throughout the world of cars with loud name Toyota.