2008 Trends in Car Designs

Friday, April 20, 2012 0 comments
In the 1990's the big word was ergonomics, comfort and style, but now the biggest trend in automobile design is efficiency, aerodynamics and fuel saving. Thus, the cars still have to look nice but they also need to shave off a few miles per gallon using the very best aerodynamic designs available, because that is what the consumer wants.

Indeed, that is what the government legislators have demanded as well with new high mpg standards on all new cars. Does this mean the death of the SUV? Well, something like that, and sure, they will still be available for the wealthy, and they may continue to buy them despite the dirty looks they get from self purported eco-friendly consumers.

You can expect more tear drop shaped vehicles and low air dams that prevent too much air from going underneath the car. You will be seeing shells underneath the belly of the automobiles also and more cars with skirts covering the back wheels for more efficient airflows.

The most interesting trend will be that the cars will be smaller and incorporate much more unique lightweight materials such as space age carbon composite construction like in the aviation sector. Soon the glass will also disappear and perhaps be replaced with see-through carbon nano-tubes with graphene coatings, thus, lightening up the vehicle by several 100 pounds.

Already, the 2010-2012 concept cars are appearing at the big car shows and they are out of this world in design. Meanwhile the first compact foreign vehicles from China and India are appearing in the US with dealerships ready to go. You might want to search and see these on the Internet. The TaTa Motors Nano, the SmartCar and the Chinese mini-car knock-offs are now available for the first time in the USA

Futuristic Car Design

Monday, April 16, 2012 0 comments
What is in a car? And what is especially in car design? Perhaps you hanker for the newest, latest, sleekest look or perhaps you simply think that futuristic looks are plain odd. Design can also be fuel efficient.

Car design teams such as the one in Mercedes-Benz often look for new designs for next-generation appeal. This time around, it is all about fuel efficiency- and new sci-fi looks. Mercedes-Benz took its inspiration from something a little odd this time around- the tropical box fish.

The car is rather small, and has the sci-fi feel to it. The four cylinder gas-saving machine will return an amazing 84 miles per gallon at the constant speed of 54 miles per hour. This could be revolutionary as far as gas efficiency goes in new cars- a milestone in the industry. It can achieve the speed of 62 miles per hour in around 8 seconds- not bad at all.

The code-named 'Bionic' won't be coming to a dealership near you, but it will heavily influence the design of future cars to come. The concept car was mainly for show, and to demonstrate new complicated fuel cell designs that save you money at the gas station.

No on is for sure when we will see changes such as this, but coming from Mercedes-Benz, it isn't going to be cheap. Even at four cylinders- this car itself would cost much more than the average car. Expect 5 years at the latest to enjoy the gas-saving technology.

Car Designing Games

Friday, April 13, 2012 1 comments
You can play free car games like car designing games on the Internet; all you need to do first is start an online search.

The most popular of car designing games at the moment is Car Builder designed by Optimum Resource Inc. this very easy to use game gives the player almost full control over the designing process. You can intervene on any of the car parts: you can move the engine higher or lower, you can select the type of brake and the size of brake that you find more appropriate and even modify the steering mechanism in order to achieve the design of your perfect car...or just to have fun. Car designing games like this one allow you to make the body of the car higher or lower and longer or shorter according to your needs and then it will modify the weight of the car in accordance with your specifications. You can play free car games like this one if you have a good Internet connection and if your computer meets the minimum requirements to run the game.

Once you have designed the car of your dreams this car designing game will take into account all your specifications about the car and build it. Or, at least, it will build its virtual version. You can make modifications on the design of the car at any step of the game, so if something is still not quite right at this point you can change the design. Once the car is built the car designing game will test drive it for you and let you know if there is anything wrong with your design. There are two separate tests: one on the open road and another one in a wind tunnel. You can have both tests if you find them to be necessary. The Car Builder will give you a full diagnosis on the car when the tests are completed and, if necessary, you can change the designs again.

If you want to play free car games like car designing games on the Internet first make sure you have a good Internet connection