Looks, outlines, colors, power and noise! Is this everything a modern costumer seeks in a car? I guess not. Mind blowing amounts of money are being spent yearly in the R&D departments of car manufacturing companies just to make the car “more capable”.

At first you were not able to start your car with a key instead, you would have to rotate a bizarre lever to mechanically ignite the engine, now the car is capable of a keyless start, capable of holding your cup of coffee and capable of preventing your coffee from spilling while you perform tail-kicks to impress your friends or cursing on a bumpy surface.


Looks, outlines, colors, power and noise! Is this everything a modern costumer seeks in a car? I guess not. Mind blowing amounts of money are being spent yearly in the R&D departments of car manufacturing companies just to make the car “more capable”.

At first you were not able to start your car with a key instead, you would have to rotate a bizarre lever to mechanically ignite the engine, now the car is capable of a keyless start, capable of holding your cup of coffee and capable of preventing your coffee from spilling while you perform tail-kicks to impress your friends or cursing on a bumpy surface.

The car is the extension of your feet! True, so what you can do with your feet in speeds up to 30km/hr you should be able to do it in your car at greater much faster pace. The key concept is control; the way you can handle your feet is what make them vulnerable to your motion and your brain is doing the magic orders!

Modern day engineers took the same concept and started designing systems that enhance the automotive functionality, Systems that give you grip, comfort and safety. In other words smart devices that provide the maximum control possible.

Adaptive suspension, fuel injection, traction, braking and many other issues will be our topic of discussion where we will review design adjustments and updates made in the automotive world. And when new issues irrupt from the laboratories we will shed light on it and discuss it. Technical data will be provided and also market feedback when needed will also be presented.

Hope all you rev-heads will enjoy the information that we will objectively present to you. However objectivity in the automotive field is one way of saying: what I write is my personal opinion but justified by technical and trusted arguments; the same number or data in the engineering business is to be judged in a very diverse way between different expert or engineers. So I will try to make my posts as dynamic as a Formula 1 car and let the discussion be as flexible as WRC beasts.

About The Author

Mechanical Engineer intern at Mercedes-Benz, dealt with different passenger models including AMG and also with Commercial vehicles. Owner of Spin - rent a car, experienced Test driver

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