Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Innovative Luxury Vehicles

The joy of owning a luxury vehicle is in the knowledge that the latest technological innovations in automotive engineering are made available for these prestigious luxury cars.
Powerful engine technologies, efficiency features and advanced safety systems are among the many innovations which set these luxury vehicles apart.
Efficiency features
Numerous innovations in various efficiency measures encapsulate the cutting-edge technology that is at the very heart of luxury vehicles.
One of the key efficiency features in modern luxury vehicles is the on-board computer with an efficiency programme which is linked to a driver information system that displays data relevant to fuel consumption and gives recommendations for more efficient driving.
Start-stop systems turn the engine off when the car is at rest before quietly, conveniently, and quickly turning the engine back on when the clutch pedal is depressed, drastically reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
An energy recovery system converts kinetic energy into electrical energy via an intelligent voltage controller that recovers energy during braking and coasting phases of a journey. This temporarily stored energy is directed back into the vehicle as soon as the car accelerates again.
Even the engines are equipped with a particularly efficient method of direct injection where fuel is metered with precision and injected directly into the combustion chamber to ensure efficient combustion and better utilisation.
Advanced safety
Innovative luxury vehicles offer drivers a range of protective and preventative systems to ensure maximum safety on the road. Pre-sense systems, adaptive headlights and electronic stability programmes all work together to give drivers not only a greater reaction time but more control at a critical moment.
Pre-sense systems employ preventive protection measures to mitigate the consequences of a collision with front and rear radar sensors and a video camera monitoring the road ahead. This system is critical if a dangerous driving situation happens to arise and has the ability to warn the driver, increase the braking force or even activate preventive protection systems.
Innovative luxury vehicles are able to quickly and efficiently adapt to these situations through a sophisticated electronic stability programme which improves the vehicle's stability by detecting and minimizing skids. They can detect when there is a loss of steering control and automatically apply the brakes to help keep a vehicle in the direction intended by the driver.
Adaptive headlights are designed to dynamically adjust to the movements of the steering-wheel, as well as changes in the vehicle's heading. They calculate the necessary change in headlight position from various parameters including road speed, steering angle and yaw rate and can swivel up to 15°, thus effectively illuminating the path of the road ahead during cornering.
Through constant innovation these efficient luxury cars push the boundaries of what is achievable within the automotive industry. They represent a new generation of drive technologies all working in concert to convert motoring passion into pure joy and the most superior driving experience by far.