Cars with stick shifts have more power, and tend to respond better when you accelerate. Another reason for driving stick shifts is that it is just more fun! Stick shifts will make your driving more interesting. Race cars, for example, do not use automatic transmissions. Race drivers use the stick shift to take driving to a higher level for maximum
2. “A body at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by an outside force.” Example- A car accelerates from a stop sign or a stopped car is propelled forward by a rear –end collision. Conservation of Energy The law of conservation of energy states, “Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. It can only be changed from one form to another.” Example- If a car slows down gradually; the brakes develop friction and heat. During an auto crash, the transfer of energy happens at a much greater rate into different forms.
If the lead car has to slow down, it can simultaneously activate the brakes of all the cars behind it. The system drives at the speed limit it has stored on its maps and maintains its distance from other vehicles using its system of sensors. The system provides an override that allows a human driver to take control of the car by stepping on the brake or turning the wheel. Eventually automated vehicles will be able to drive better, and more safely than humans can; no distraction, better reflexes, and better awareness of other vehicles. Self-driving cars have completed 300,000 miles of
Self-parking and self-stopping cars are already a step closer to self-driving cars. In fact, Google is currently testing a new technology that allows the car to drive itself. It has a mess of cameras mounted atop the car. As the future unfolds, of course the cameras will become more compact and built in. For experienced drivers, switching to a car that drives itself would be an odd feeling.
Imported cars are vehicles made by a foreign automaker overseas and imported to the US for sale. Imports pollute less and use less fuel, making them less expensive to operate. Import cars are also smaller and therefore easier to handle and park. Muscle cars are larger than traditional sports cars, often based on mid-size or full-size models. Muscle cars go back to the late 1940s when American automakers first recognized the market for performance-oriented versions of existing models.
Engines in a hybrid are very different and designed totally different than a regular gas engine. A hybrid engine is a small gas engine combined with an electrical engine, while a gas engine is a lot bigger and runs fully on gasoline. The main reason hybrids have a electrical engine in them is to save money on gas by using the electricity stored in the batteries to run the vehicle instead of just using all gasoline. Safety is a very important part of a car and help save lives all the time in car accidents. Gasoline vehicles are viewed as not as safe as a hybrid vehicle for the passengers and driver; even though the hybrids and gasoline versions of a car have the same safety features, the one reason hybrids are considered safer than a gasoline vehicle is because on average a hybrid vehicle weighs roughly ten percent more than a gasoline vehicle (Nasdaq).
Human drivers are highly unpredictable and unstable at times during driving while autonomous technologic drivers can eliminate these errors and therefore promote higher overall levels of safety. Although this self-driving car is only a prototype, there has been remarkable progress and these kind of products will soon be commercialized to the public in the very near future. Since the implementing the Google car on the road, Google has conducted two full monthly reports on accidents and impaired driving. In their second report, there have been a total of 11 accidents that have been involved with the self-driving car, and each of those accidents the driverless vehicle was at zero fault. The man accidents were mainly the Google car being rear ending by the distracted driver; usually minimal damage.
Average Speed of Box-Cars This lab of the Box-cars recorded the average speed of a box-car going down a wooden plank that measured at 1.22 yards long was declined. The Box car started with a zero velocity and the boxcar was let go by one of the group members, then the object started to roll down the flat plank and it increased in speed and velocity, giving our group different speed times. II. Problem Hypothesis: If the boxcar was let go, its speed will gradually change, but also the way of rolling could raise the speed to a higher Velocity. Procedures: Gather up the following materials: 1 Blue cart, 1 wood plank, 1 stop watch and 1 meter stick.
Module 1: Driving is Your Responsibility: Complete the K-W-L information below. K- What you Know Discuss two things you know about driving. 1. Always pay attention to other drivers and your surroundings 2. Never be cocky while driving because you’ll think you’re invincible W—What you Want to know Discuss two things you want to know about driving.
Task Details and Answer Sheet Section 1 – Car Safety Features (25 marks) In the space below detail measures taken in modern car designs to reduce possible injuries due to impact. You will need to research as many car safety features as possible and analyse how they reduce injury during impact in the context of physics principles studied in class. Be sure to include the physics concepts inertia, momentum, acceleration, force, impulse and conservation of momentum. Your answer should be hand written and approximately the length of the space provided. *Note: initially written in hand, but would take too long to re-write in hand.