LA Auto Show Design Challenge 2012 - General Motors Advanced Design Concept
General Motors Advanced Design 2012 entry for the LA Auto Design Challenge. This year's Design Challenge theme, Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025, called upon premier automotive design studios to create the ultimate 2025 law enforcement patrol vehicle that supports the needs of dynamic urban environments. Six automotive design studios from BMW, General Motors, Honda, Mercedes-Benz and Subaru showcased entries featuring cutting-edge vehicle designs with drone technology, land and air capabilities, electric vehicle systems and renewable resource-fueled vehicles equipped with topographical scanners. "All judges were impressed with the high level of innovation and technology from the finalists this year," said Chuck Pelly from Design LA. As the first major North American auto show of the season, the 2012 LA Auto Show will host some of the industry's most important new vehicle debuts and set the tone for the rest of the year. Following Press Days, the show becomes one of the best attended public auto shows in the world. To receive the latest show news and information, follow the LA Auto Show on Twitter at twitter.com/LAAutoShow, visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/LosAngelesAutoShow and sign up for alerts at LAAutoShow.com. https://twitter.com/LAAutoShow https://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesAutoShow
General Motors' EN-V concept - we ride shotgun
TheChargingPoint.com recently got a ride in GM's incredible EN-V concept, designed to combat the problems of overcrowding, parking availability and air quality within the city of tomorrow. Read our report at http://www.thechargingpoint.com/2011/07/12/green-with-en-v-is-this-the-futu re-of-urban-mobility Music credit: danosongs.com
Car Chassis: " No Ghosts" 1935 Chevrolet Division General Motors; GM's YK Automobile Frame
more at http://auto-parts.quickfound.net '"A DRAMATIZATION OF THE Y-K FRAME, WITH ESPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE RIGIDITY OF THE FRAME & THE ELIMINATION OF SQUEAKS & RATTLES." Nice "haunted house" imagery in the first few minutes (to a VO refrain of 1934 song "The House is Haunted". Note the phony bats flying in the background.' Includes animation by Max Fleischer (of Popeye & Betty Boop fame). Auto mechanics playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCED11EACAE477F6C Public domain film from the Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_frame A frame is the main structure of the chassis of a motor vehicle. All other components fasten to it; a term for this design is body-on-frame construction. In 1920, other than a few cars based on motorcycles, every motor vehicle had a frame. Since then, nearly all cars have shifted to unit-body construction, while nearly all trucks and buses still use frames... Construction There are three main designs for frame rails. Their cross-sections include: - C-shaped - Boxed - Hat C-shape By far the most common, the C-rail has been used on nearly every type of vehicle at one time or another. It is made by taking a flat piece of steel (usually ranging in thickness from 1/8" to 3/16") and rolling both sides over to form a c-shaped beam running the length of the vehicle. Boxed Originally, boxed frames were made by welding two matching c-rails together to form a rectangular tube. Modern techniques, however, use a process similar to making c-rails in that a piece of steel is bent into four sides and then welded where both ends meet. In the 1960s, the boxed frames of conventional American cars were spot-welded here and there down the seam; when turned into NASCAR "stock car" racers, the box was continuously welded from end to end for extra strength (as was that of the Land-Rover from its first series). Hat Hat frames resemble a "U" and may be either right-side-up or inverted with the open area facing down. Not commonly used due to weakness and a propensity to rust, however they can be found on 1936-1954 Chevrolet cars and some Studebakers. Abandoned for a while, the hat frame gained popularity again when companies started welding it to the bottom of unibody cars, in effect creating a boxed frame. Design Features While appearing at first glance as a simple hunk of metal, frames encounter great amounts of stress and are built accordingly. The first issue addressed is beam height, or the height of the vertical side of a frame. The taller the frame, the better it is able to resist vertical flex when force is applied to the top of the frame. This is the reason semi-trucks have taller frame rails than other vehicles instead of just being thicker. Another factor considered when engineering a frame is torsional resistance, or the ability to resist twisting. This, and diamonding (one rail moving backwards or forwards in relation to the other rail), are countered by crossmembers. While hat-shaped crossmembers are the norm, these forces are best countered with "K" or "X"-shaped cross members....
700hp GM LS3 all motor V8 street engine by CID cylinder heads
Competition Induction Design ( CID ) LS stroker V8 engine build and Dyno tune. The LS3 based 419ci V8 features a Callies crank and connecting rod and breathes thorugh CID LS3 port design cylinder heads. Watch as it makes over 700hp still retaining a hydraulic roller camshaft running on pump 98-octane RON unleaded. [ http://www.higginsraceheads.com.au ] http://www.facebook.com/fullBoostcomau http://www.youtube.com/user/fullBoost... https://twitter.com/fullBoostcomau http://www.fullBoost.com.au Creative Commons music license CC 3.0 Music: Severed Fifth http://www.severedfifth.com/