New technology adopted to compensate rising weight of cars

adding excessive weight in the name of safety has made cars heavier and that means bigger brakes are needed. But here is the catch, more weight means cars will not give more economy and will produce more emissions. So what do carmakers do? They reduce weight by using alloys, try different manufacturing methods and even different components altogether. Continue Reading

Why is it wrong to use phone while driving but okay to use infotainment systems?

If safety has been given such importance, then why hasn’t the government stopped carmakers from installing touchscreen infotainment systems? Or, to be blunt, why haven’t lawmakers regulated it? Continue Reading

Royal Enfield’s cafe racer, Continental GT 650, makes us fall in love

When Royal Enfield gave me their Continental GT 650, instead of concentrating on its straight-line speed and highway cruising ability, I decided to run it every day. At first, things seemed rather odd. The bike had soft front brakes and the seat was not that comfortable. And then there was the ride. It was harsh when I was riding solo and did not improve much when I had a pillion on board. The bike was not off to a great start then. But, like every good thing in life, we have to persevere and my God was I in for a treat. Continue Reading

Reason why automation can never replace handmade luxury cars

When Jaguar announced (unofficially) that they will be taking off more than 3,500 people off the pay-roll, the world was quite surprised. I was not surprised whatsoever, because the very reason that big conglomerates invested in robotics in the early noughties is to oust humans on a timely basis. Why you ask? Well, the fact that humans ask for holidays, day offs, permissions, maternity leave and more importantly salaries, among many things can be avoided. Continue Reading