Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Gps Phone Tracker

Here Maps app maps and GPS navigation developed by Nokia for the web, iOS, Android and Windows Phone, now offers real-time information about traffic in Romania, according to company official site mapping.

Thus, service maps from Nokia joins Google Maps and Waze app, which already provides data traffic in Romania. Unlike Google Maps and Waze, however, Here Maps has the advantage of a huge automobile base using Nokia maps and anonymously send information about speed, route and position. Also, Here Maps uses data collected (also anonymous) Here the users applications freely available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Another advantage it has over other services Here Maps is the ability to download offline maps on mobile devices.

There is probably no secret that with the benefits they bring, the smartphone is "out of pocket spy" who knows what you're doing both online and in everyday life. Known, among other, what places you walk, where you went out on weekends and where you were on vacation.

If you have a smartphone, most likely you're using Google Maps and location services available. The application from Google has a habit of keeping track of the places you walk and makes no secret of it. It is not as if they do it secretly. If you want to see historic places you've been, Google Maps has a dedicated page where you can see the days where you know at a certain time.

But Google is a good guy, and if you're watching, lets you delete the history. On the left column of two links that you can delete your entire history or only records in a given period.

Cell phone tracker
Moreover, you can disable location monitoring using the settings button in the top right of the page. Once achieved disabling, according to Google Location History will not be saved in your account. But, by omission, we can deduce that this does not mean that Google will not save all information, but they no longer assigned to a specific account.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Electric Rims

During this last year and following my move within a metropolis, I found myself abandoning my love of sports cars, discover a love for cycling, explore future means of transport and ultimately embrace fully the electric.

I must say that my first contact with this type of vehicle was rather difficult: testing a Nissan Leaf car in 2012. A questionable design, eco-hypocrite (name, omnipresent green-washing in cockpit ...), with an engine block before the block diesel unnecessarily complex look intended to reassure skeptical buyers (yes, it's the same ...!). It symbolized pretty much the immobility of the current automotive market, the absence of markable developments.

Only during the last year, I also had the opportunity three times to try the Tesla Model S, the latest P90D with your favorite editor and specialist brand, I appointed Jean- Baptiste. A statutory sedan five meters long with so ridiculous performance it unnecessary to remember them, that which denotes a bit with my initial speech, is not it? And yet ...

How it works ? Simple: just disengaged from the highway access ramp, you pull twice on a stalk located to the left of the steering wheel and do not touch anything. The adaptive controller is responsible for curbing auto car ahead if we are too close, and you can double it by simply switching on your flashing. Management, it is provided by track lines. The car is even able to maneuver in an emergency if another road user do you crass. If you want to regain control, you simply press the button at the end of that dial or slightly move the steering wheel. Simple, I tell you.

Since the beginning of this article, I put a point of honor not to mention the boost control for Tesla models, the quality of the fully electronic steering or the agility of the car despite its elephantine weight of more than two tonnes (... oops, it's now done!) because this is all in my gummed by a paramount thing: comfort.
And comfort, I do not mean the suspension firmness levels or seat capacity to envelop you, but that starts to represent this car (and the brand): the possibility of an album of their choice on Hi-Fi constantly connected to internet system low volume (since there is no din engine cover) and discuss in confidence with the driver during a long drive, reassured by the fact that the electronics third officer in our office eve of the motorway ecosystem.

But do not worry: if Tesla made me realize that driving pleasure on the open road it is just often do not drive, I would continue to enjoy driving in Caterham on circuit, or to Lotus mountainside.

If I have somewhat neglected automotive news, I still diligently follow the adventures of the country Elon Musk historical manufacturers. Surely because it pleases me to see a spoilsport as strongly push the idea of ​​the car "of the future" that promises since it is same. The Autopilot is a brick as another of this strategy, the first step to promote the adoption of autonomous cars among the public. His main interest is to reassure us when we literally put our life into "the hands" of electronics.

Tomorrow I will no longer have to endure everyday driving, to the extent that it is now difficult to derive any pleasure (especially in town).

Tomorrow, I hope to call a car that will only get me, simply because I would possess in a more myself.

The Highway Code is adapting to new technologies

P1 was just a warning shot: in 2020, more than half of the cars produced by McLaren will be equipped with a hybrid drive, the only way for the brand to continue to simultaneously improve performance and environmental footprint.

"Holy Trinity" of the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and LaFerrari has shown that the future of the sports car was passing by hybridization. In their wake, BMW, with its i8 then Honda NSX and demonstrated that the recipe could be applied in more tangible tariff spheres. McLaren prepares to join them soon.

The architecture of some of the future sports cars from Woking will indeed be "specifically designed for hybrid said Mike Flewittt, CEO of the British brand, our colleagues Automotive News. At the end of the business plan in 2022, over half of our cars will be hybrid. This new engine will exist parallel to our current V8, and will incorporate from its inception a hybrid technology. "

The CEO declined to say whether the thermal part would be provided as a Honda V6 turbo. However, he stressed that this would not be a simple hybrid variant of a thermal model fundamentally. As i8 or NSX, the future "small" McLaren hybrid will be a full model, which will allow the brand to post record programs at a time when the governments worldwide hunt down any gram of CO2, especially in China. Like the P1 (but unlike the 918 or the i8), this model however will have a rechargeable technology interesting for autonomy in all-electric and thus emissions in the combined cycle, but heavy and more complex to implement.

With this new step in his young life as a car manufacturer (McLaren Automotive was established in 2009), McLaren hopes to approach the 5,000 cars sold in 2022. After 1654 registered cars in 2015, the brand should already surpass the 3000 in 2016 with the entry into arrival of the 570S and its variants.

The reform of the highway code came into effect on Monday. It is logically accompanied by a new theory test driving license, more modern in many respects.

In addition to common sense more than knowledge, to encourage young drivers to think rather than to learn by heart the new exam goes from 700 to 1000 questions and opens new themes: eco-driving , new technologies or first aid. Questions will be taken from photos, but now also aerial views (photographed by drones?) And even videos, more realistic.

Candidates will be interviewed about GPS, automatic transmissions, radar distances or emergency brake assist. The code is more room for eco-driving and to the development of multimodality, addressing carpooling, car sharing or behavior to adopt towards vulnerable road users such as cyclists.

The review prompted by example in what conditions it is best to use the cruise control, how the emergency call eCall (geolocation), or what to do when approaching a red light ( does it demote).

The review itself will be more modern, it will not be collective, each candidate will have a different questionnaire on a tablet or on an individual computer. And in the same vein, the course will not be taught via DVD but a new case can receive new questions via the Internet.

Fiat Tipo

After surfing on the superfluous and fashion aspects of 500, available at will and at high prices, Fiat made a comeback to its original pragmatism. Although it took him because, going to the point, it offers a range of input drive perfectly realistic and pretty darn competitive. But one thing is certain: you'll be hard pressed to win this order there, as supplies will go to more and better-equipped models equipped engine. With leaps and costs by installments of 1 500 euros, Fiat expects an average price of 19,500 euros, while the first prize is displayed at 12,490 euros. We are no longer in the same court, but "the difference with the competition is maintained," says Fiat, which expects a continued competitiveness. To have.

Automotive cocktails have proven effective for, in varying dosages, different results. Fiat, a master in the redistribution of ingredients with Lancia and Alfa Romeo, has further refined his technique since he deals with Chrysler and Jeep. It is therefore a basic Fiat 500X, the largest version of the platform 500, for example uses the Jeep Renegade, which was put to use. Nothing to esbaudir with a classic McPherson in front and a torsion beam at the rear.
The lines are distinguished mainly by a relief grille while the silhouette borrows from everything we can see in this area at this time. Far from being original, the Tipo will be at least boilerplate and rather elegant. First, to draw a classic car trunk, the one beloved by the countries of Central and Southern Europe. It was this version marketed for a few weeks to 12,490 euros, which sows confusion with manual air conditioning, six airbags, electric windows and a radio connected. For a start, it's not so bad.

But in Western Europe, it is the 5-door, the type Peugeot 308 and Volkswagen Golf, which the coast. A good reason to propose a 5-door hatchback Tipo 4.37 m long, obviously at a premium of EUR 1 500 which, as we shall see, is a basic tariff unit. There will also be a wagon version, very successful, which passed the trunk from 440 to 550 liters liberates flat floor of 1.80 m, but Fiat has not been able to give us the extra charge. With a background safe two-position adjustable at will, it could be the best opportunity if Fiat does not show too greedy. We'll know later, when deliveries of sedans that really will occur in September. The engines range from the 95 hp diesel and the 120bhp petrol or diesel and manual gearbox 5 basic reports 6 reports to others, will give way later to an automatic.

Anything amazing on a car that could be likened to the low cost, it is the much more seating proportions of Tipo, without the narrowness of its pseudo-peers. The platform is present and it shows in livability, in three dimensions and in particular to the rear where there is a proper place for the legs and the head does not touch thanks to a socket of the roof. The surprise lies in the foam seats and lateral support, while the lumbar support is not adjustable. However, the steering wheel is in both axes and determines a comfortable driving position, but it was the third level of finish on the 4 available. This means that there are costs 3,000 euros more than the base Tipo Easy to win this release. A supplement that will not shock really, because the presentation is nothing neglected and even published a standard higher than the French trunk that cultivate gender as the Citroen C-Elysee, entered in the catalog to 13 450 euros.

Have the same origin that the Tipo, built in Turkey and abroad presented at the Istanbul Fair, appears much more current. The qualities of plastic, foaming dashboard, equipment, some accessible through four packs charged 500 euros each, have nothing to be ashamed and reported only the console will look really dated. This is an error because it is a UconnectTM system 7 inch HD touch screen usable as a shelf. It will also have a Bluetooth hands-free interface, voice recognition and AUX and USB ports now necessary for life driving. The integrated TomTom navigation 3D is, however, evidence of a perfectible reactivity, but at no time did it feel to have a car at a discount.


For the fifth consecutive year, students of the René-Cassin College participate in the final race in progress Wednesday. They will present the fruit of nine months of work for two hours per week. If their mini car wins, they could represent the Academy in national finals.
The mini car will be presented on Wednesday in regional finals in Villeneuve d'Ascq.

For several years, the René-Cassin College of Loos-en-Gohelle offers dropout students in an "anti-drop" option. Those who choose to participate in a technology project: the making of a mini-car to participate in the national competition in Race course. "We chose to link this project with the history of art, in collaboration with a French teacher colleague Ms Walkowiak, to add a cultural component, says Francis Blanquart, technology teacher who oversees the project since five years.
Supported by lensois and bruaysiens students

For three quarters, fifteen third of students have therefore worked on the making of the mini-car, in partnership with a school and a bruaysien lensois school and with funding from PERCEVAL and European funds. "We do not have all the proper equipment for the production, the principle of this project is to get help from neighboring schools that are equipped, explains the teacher. In addition, it allows college students to relate with students and learn about possible sectors to which they could move soon, it is also that the goal of the Course project. "

During the school year, students therefore follow this option for two hours a week. In February, they are subjected to a white oral test patent at which they must present the project even if the car is not quite over. "They especially have a slideshow that allows us to see if they are well prepared. "
And in May ... towards the regional finals, which will take place on Wednesday. Several tests are available to college René-Cassin: compliance, speed ... They will also set up a stand on a specific theme. This year, the street art that has been retained by the college loossois. What is seen besides of course the mini-car. "We worked with a professional graffiti artist," says the teacher.

"Every time, we come back with a cup but we never managed to finish first to go into national finals," notes Francis Blanquart. The sector could be represented this year by René Cassin or the neighbors of Jean Zay College in Lens.