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Friday, May 13, 2022

A classic strange cyclops-looked three-wheeler made in Japan

~What Do U Think About IT~ Well on this occasion we will talk about a tiny unique classic vehicle made by a Japanese car maker of the 1950s called Fuji Cabin Model 5A. At first glance, this three-wheeled vehicle has a unique cyclops-like appearance (in modern day might be similar to Mike Wazowski, a main character of the Disney-Pixar's Monsters, Inc. animated series) if we've seen from front.
The Fuji Cabin Model 5A three-wheeled vehicle has a unique look similar to a main character in Monsters, Inc. animated series named Mike Wazowski if seen from the front. (Picture from: CarStyling.ru)
The such type of vehicle story began shortly after the country's defeat in World War 2 is believed that was one of the Japan's companies effort to survive. Well, this effort is also what the Diesel Automobile Manufacturing Company done after its car-making division divided into the Hino truck and Isuzu car manufacturing businesses while the aviation division became Hitachi Aviation in March 1946.
This is the Fuji Cabin Model 5A of the 1950s worthy to be crowned as the most unique look three-wheeler ever made by Japanese company. (Picture from: CarStyling.ru)
In that time developing new aviation technology was strictly forbidden by the Allies, as it was considered a war industry. So Hitachi Aviation, as well as other aircraft companies, tried to survive in non-war-related industries. The company subsequently changed its name to the Tokyo Gas and Electric Manufacturing Company in 1952, and began producing 60cc engines for motorbikes and had established itself as an engine producer of mainly small two-stroke engines.
The Fuji Cabin three-wheeled vehicle designed by Ryuichi Tomiya, and appeared for the first time at the 1955 Tokyo Motor Show. (Picture from: Below The Radar)
Then it merged with a Tokyo-based manufacturing company, Fuji Toshuda Motors of Tokyo and started to build their own motorcycles under the names of Fuji Motor and Gasuden FMC, besides supplied engines to other motorcycle makers. As time goes by, the company is decided to produce a kind of scooter with the roof or what we've known later as a micro car.
The Suminoe Flying Feather, an early 350cc kei-car designed by Ryuichi Tomiya for Suminoe Manufacturing back in 1954. (Picture from: Flickr-MrScharroo)
The mentioned micro cars was designed by Ryuichi Tomiya whose before the war had been in charge of body design at Nissan Motors, and afterwards he was responsible for the design of the Suminoe Flying Feather for Suminoe Manufacturing, of which 150 examples were built between 1954 and 1955. His work was highly respected, which later made him known as the 'Leonardo da Vinci of Japan'.
The Fuji Cabin Model 5A has a glassfibre bodyshell built on monocoque construction and also equipped with a single headlight, strengthened by a full-length tunnel bringing cooling air directly to the engine. (Picture from: Below The Radar)
And the Tomiya's masterpiece is the Fuji Cabin appeared for the first time at the 1955 Tokyo Motor Show as a streamlined two-seater three-wheeled coupé, and powered by a 122cc single-cylinder Gasuden scooter two-stroke engine with kick start. The unique look vehicle has a glassfibre bodyshell built on monocoque construction and also equipped with a single headlight, strengthened by a full-length tunnel bringing cooling air directly to the engine. 
The Fuji Cabin Model 5A appears to have been designed only to be driven by those of small stature like many of the Japanese at the time, as the car's interior was ludicrously cramped. (Picture from: Below The Radar)
So that when viewed from the front it looks like a creature of Greek mythology, the cyclops. While at rear, there were two rounded beetle-wing lids providing access to the motor and allowing warm air to exit. At first there was a single door on the left, but later cars got one for each side.
The Fuji Cabin Model 5A is powered by powered by a 122cc single-cylinder Gasuden scooter two-stroke engine with kick start. (Picture from: Below The Radar)
The Fuji Cabin Model 5A appears to have been designed only to be driven by those of small stature like many of the Japanese at the time, as the car's interior was ludicrously cramped, with far too much effort required to climb over the central tunnel to get into the staggered driver’s seat.
The Fuji Cabin Model 5A three-wheeled vehicle is a fairly good product with a sturdy construction, but also has a poor quality of bodyshell due to the maker having lack experience working with glassfibre. (Picture from: Below The Radar)
Unlike ordinary cars, the Fuji Cabin is controlled by a set of handlebars positioned close to the driver's seat for comfort, and is equipped with a small but well-engineered transmission system that incorporates a reverse gear; something unusual for a typical Western-scooter engined microcar. At that time Fuji Cabin three-wheeled vehicle was planned to be made as many as 400-500 per month, but in fact only 85 units were made all during its short production period from 1957 to 1958.
In general, the Fuji Cabin Model 5A is a fairly good product with a sturdy construction, but that doesn't mean there are no drawbacks, it's because the makers having lack experience working with glassfibre, so its bodyshell has poor quality. Besides that its sale was not a success partly because considered to be an expensive vehicle and also Fuji had no experience of marketing.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops......*** [EKA [09012015] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BELOW THE RADAR | CARSTYLING.RU | ROAD&TRACK | FANDOM ]
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Thursday, May 12, 2022

An Italian unique shaped supercar

~Unique ONE~ Perhaps among you, there who have never heard the name of Spada Codatronca TS supercars. This car was introduced for the first time in 2008 by Spada Vetture Sport (SVS), an Italian design studio founded by Paolo Spada (former designer at Smart and Honda) together with his dad Ercole, (former chief designer at Zagato and BMW), and many others.
2008 Spada Codatronca TS. (Picture from: Motor1)
After a gruesome three months of testing and many more, then they managed to launch their supercar named, the Spada Codatronca TS. Since their upgrade on the TS (Turismo Sportivo), they have upgraded their "converter kit" which lets the user's car with E85 green fuel, which increases their torque and power.
Left side view of 2008 Spada Codatronca TS. (Picture from: Motor1)
The bodywork is made from carbon-fibre, whilst the aluminium chassis features a roll cage, and the car powered with a Chevrolet LS7 V8 engine could spewed the power up to 630 horsepower. No wonder if this car can reach from 0-100 kph in 3.4 seconds and has a maximum speed of 340 kph (211 mph).
Meanwhile inside the cabin has seats and other interior items of Sparco. It also uses Brembo disc brakes all around; 380 mm (15.0 in) discs with eight-piston aluminium calipers at the front, and 355 mm (14.0 in) discs with four-piston alluminium calipers at the rear. 19" OZ alloy wheels are fitted, and shod with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres; 285/35 R19 at the front, and 345/35 R19 at the rear.
2011 Spada Codatronca Monza. (Picture from: Oto-Detik)
In 2011, Spada Vetture Sport announced that they would be building a convertible version of the Codatronca TS, named the Codatronca Monza. The Monza used a supercharged version of the Codatronca TS' 7-litre V8, and produced a claimed 710 hp and 701 lb-ft of torque.
The Codatronca Monza also featured the Italian Air Force roundel on the sides of the vehicle. Spada claimed that the car could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in three seconds, and reach a top speed of 208 mph (335 kph). The Codatronca Monza appeared at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show, where a competition version was also announced. (Grote motorfiets van Tegal). *** [EKA [06082016] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1 | SUPERCARS | WIKIPEDIA ]
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

ELVIS gives the new hopes of the blinds able to see

~The Blind's HOPES~ Maybe many of us have ever watched many science-fiction movies such 'Star Wars: The Old Republic' that feature individuals who use technologically advanced implants in the head that are connected to the sense of sight so that they can provide above average vision capability to the user. Thank God maybe not far from now this kind of technology soon become a reality, thanks to the brain implant technology researches carried out by scientists from around the world nearly have the positive results.
The man featured in the 'Star Wars: The Old Republic' movie whose use technologically advanced implants in the head that are connected to the sense of sight so that they can provide above average vision capability to the user. (Picture from: Starwars.Fandom)
One of such as researches carried out by Russian scientists at the ‘Sensor-Tekh’ laboratory and the Foundation For the Support of the Deaf and Blind - ‘So-edinenie’ to develop the first neural brain implant technology that can provide vision for those who have lost their sense of sight or those who are born blind called ELVIS. Indeed, the name accompanies this advanced technology heard so unique, and immediately remind us of the King of Rock'n Roll, Elvis Presley. Giving such name to this device has nothing to do with the famous American artist, but is an acronym for ELectronic VISion.
The Russian scientists at the 'Sensor-Tekh' laboratory and the Foundation For The Support of the Deaf and Blind-'So-edinenie' developed a neural brain implant called ELVIS that could provide vision to people who have lost sight. (Picture from: RussiaBeyond)
While if we've seen from its shape, this tool looks like one of the head devices in the 'Cyberpunk 2077' video game that can provide additional capabilities for its users. As quoted of Russia Beyond, this advanced device has been presented at the Skolkovo Innovation Center, Moscow around June 2021 ago.
The ELVIS technology could be worked after the doctor managed to implant the device into the cerebral cortex or the part of the brain functioned as a sensory information center and decision-making region for motoric output. (Picture from: RussiaBeyond)
Not known yet the results. If it's according to plan, then the technology will be implemented on blind people around the world to get vision starting in 2027. It could be one proof that such a kind of the science fiction devices also able to realize into the real world. As quoted of the Russia Beyond, the ELVIS technology could be worked after the doctor managed to implant the device into the cerebral cortex or the part of the brain functioned as a sensory information center and decision-making region for motoric output.
The ELVIS implant device works by using electrodes as a connector to the brain parts that function to control the vision. (Picture from: RussiaBeyond)
According to researchers of the Sensor-Tech Laboratory related how the ELVIS implant device works by using electrodes as a connector to the brain parts that function to control the vision. Later, the patients for several months will be given a headband equipped with a camera that can send images directly to the brain not through the eyes. Furthermore, this Russian-made brain implant is said would be very suitable for people aged between 24 to 65 years because it requires a fully formed adult brain (so the children are not allowed to use it), and also should be replaced in every 10 years with the new ones.
The ELVIS implant device is slated to enter production in 2027 with the initial cost for operation processes and installation of the camera are estimated RUS Ruble 10 million, or about US $138,000. (Picture from: RussiaBeyond)
And for now, the ELVIS itself is in the animal testing phase and will continue on monkeys. As for humans themselves, the testing will be carried out in 2023 by involving several prevoliously prepared volunteers. This advanced technology is slated to enter production in 2027 with the initial cost for operation processes and installation of the camera are estimated RUS Ruble 10 million, or about US $138,000. Later, after this device is included in the community support and covered by insurance program, might be the cost can reduced by half.
According to the head of the ELVIS project Denis Kuleshov, Director of the Sensor-Tech Laboratory, this Russian-developed brain implant was not the only one in the world, there are about 10 similar studies currently being worked by scientists all over the world. (Picture from: RussiaBeyond)
According to the head of the ELVIS project Denis Kuleshov, Director of the Sensor-Tech Laboratory, this Russian-developed brain implant was not the only one in the world, there are about 10 similar studies currently being worked by scientists all over the world, and one of them with the biggest progress is such currently being worked by a team of researchers from Spain (CORTIVIS), the Netherlands (NESTOR), and Australia (Monash University).
Kuleshov himself explained that the difference between ELVIS and similar other devices has the low offered bionic vision resolution. While the Russian-made ELVIS uses a combination of bionics and artificial intelligence so that the blind can use electronic vision optimally. In addition, the other project uses technology that only projects flashes of light onto the cerebral cortex, while the ELVIS has Artificial Intelegence (AI) working to assist the system in identifying the object, or what it resembles.

"This will also aid our patients at the rehabilitation stage, allowing us to improve the learning process associated with seeing again after the surgery," he adds as qouted of the Russia Beyond. Hopefully this sophisticated devices can be realized soon and able to help millions of blind people get their sight back. What do you think? Feel free to share Your thought about this through the article's comment below.👌*** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ELVIS | SO-EDINENIE | RUSSIA BEYOND ]
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Jakusa designed the Atlantico in harmony with the 1936 Bugatti models

~Vintage STYLE~ Here's that would be happens when the design of car and motorcycle mated so that becomes an integral modification products. This is the result of creative hand sketches of Hungarian automotive designer, Tamás Jakus back in 2012 through his automotive design sites, Jakusa Design when generated a virtual custom motorcycle concept called Jakusa Atlantico Concept.
The Jakusa Atlantico ia a retro-themed big motorcycle concept designed by Tamás Jakus back in 2012. (Picture from: Bugatti Revue)
The unique motorcycle concept painted the blue-sky color with rounded body shape that characterizes the pre-war design. Its front wheels wearing a special beautified tire cover with stainless trims as a characteristic features of the vintage cars, while machinery sector closed frame shaped like the Bugatti's front grille. At the front it looks very minimalist which only has a small single headlight mounted slightly lower than the handlebar and look contrastly to its massive tank.
2012 Jakusa Atlantico virtual motorcycle concept inspired by the famous Bugatti classic model. (Picture from: Bugatti Revue)
So when we seen the Jakusa Atlantico, there're very thick Bugatti's aroma, due to both designs are highly related to one another, as You could be seen when the motorcycle is posed along with the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic of the 1936. It will be seen very clearly that the Jakusa Atlantico motorcycle concept is actually a two-wheeled version of the mentioned Bugatti classic car.

The Jakusa Atlantico's shape which designed in harmony with the aerodynamic side of Bugatti Type 57SC, so they are made complementary forms. Through the design that also very unique, so it is difficult seem to find a wonderful blend of cars and motorcycles such as Bugatti and Jakusa today, that's the skill of the designer who can see and then put it in the form of a design such like this or another unique works of his called NMoto Golden Age.
2012 Jakusa Atlantico motorcycle concept is virtually posed along with 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic. (Picture from: Bugatti Revue)
In Our opinion that's such of a kind designer's ways to adjusting the width of a large rear body that way the body and legs seem to be nice and proportional. Unfortunately the virtual motorbike is designed just for single person only, and if could be realized into real one someday, We thought also worthied to have a Harley-Davidson engine under the seat as its drivetrain.🤔 

We're sorry, the following video is not about the motorcycle being discussed but another works of Tamás Jakus.
Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops......*** [EKA [09012015] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JAKUSA DESIGN | BUGATTI REVUE ]
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Monday, May 9, 2022

Fisker is prepared its latest electrified vehicles through the Ronin

~3rd EVs~ Lately, the development of electric-powered vehicles is seen very rapidly, many automotive manufacturers from all over the world are competing to develop these kind of vehicles. This is intended not only as a form of concern for environmental issues, but as an effort to anticipate the depletion of conventional fuel availability as well.
Fisker Inc. has announced Project Ronin, the company's third vehicle after its Fisker Ocean SUV and Fisker PEAR. (Picture from: Businesswire)
This also prompted the American automaker named Fisker Inc. to present their newest line of electrified rides was capable  to carry four passenggers including their luggage inside the cabin, and have an increadible range as well. As we all know that the Fisker Ronin will be the third addition to Fisker’s EV range, next to the new Fisker Ocean SUV, and the upcoming PEAR.

According to Henrik Fisker, CEO of Fisker Inc. that his company' new electric-powered vehicles intended to become the production version electrified vehicles with the longest range ever made in the world with the target range of 600 miles (966 km), and fitted with three electric motors offering all-wheel-drive, and an estimated 0-60 mph (0-97 kph) acceleration close to the 2-second mark.
"Project Ronin will be a showcase for our company's internal engineering, powertrain and software capabilities," said Henrik Fisker as quoted of CarScoops. And according to latest teaser, the car would be realized as a fully electric four-seat convertible sports GT.

Furthermore, the Fisker's CEO stated that he had assigned the company's engineering team to apply the most advanced and lightest materials that would later have an effect on range, performance, and the overall driving experience of the mentioned electric-powered vehicle.
The latest teaser revealed the Fisker’s Project Ronin is actually a fully electric four-seat convertible sports GT. (Picture from: KabarOto)
In addition, to extend the range as far as possible, Fisker' Project Ronin is said to be using active aerodynamic technology and an innovative battery design to be integrated into the vehicle's structural packages.

Meanwhile, to make the car as comfortable as possible for the driver and all passengers, then the car featured with a such unique styles that makes it easy to get in and out of the car. Once inside the car, passengers are greeted by a luxurious and sustainable interior that sets a new "advanced design direction" for the brand.
The code name for the Fisker' future electric car refers to the action movie back in 1998 starring Robert DeNiro which features some fun car chase scenes of several European cars, such as the BMW 535i, Peugeot 406, and Mercedes 500 E.

Unfortunately, the Fisker' Project Ronin prototype will only be revealed by the American automaker in August 2023 with its production starting in the second half of 2024.😑 Furthermore, Fisker is also targeting the initial price of this electric car below $200,000. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FISKER INC. | CARSCOOPS | BUSINESSWIRE ]
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Sunday, May 8, 2022

BMW Motorrad once launched 3 decades ahead motorcycle figure

~Good 2B TRUE~ In the year of 2016 is a milestone of the BMW Group's existence in the world for over 100 years, as part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary, the German automotive company introduce a series of their future products.

Previously, the 'crazy' concept of BMW has been applied to the Rolls Royce and Mini, at once also as a vision of the German vehicles in the future. This time, before the end of the year, they introduced also the future motorcycle named BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100.
BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100. (Picture from: Motorcycle)
"Normally when we design a motorcycle, we think five to ten years into the future. But for this model, we seem to think further ahead, in delivering exciting driving experience," said Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design of BMW Motorrad, as quoted from Autoblog on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
Front three quarter of BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100. (Picture from: Motorcycle)
"The Next Vision 100 is a motorcycle model embodies the vision of the BMW Group to link the analog driving experience with the digital age. Motorcycles was a story about escaping from monotonous daily life," said Heinrich furthermore.
Rear side view of BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100. (Picture from: Motorcycle)
The Next Vision 100 has a variety of advanced features such as self-balancing, flexible frames, electric powered, the tire tread can be adjusted to the rider's desired and needed, could be hot and cold. In conjunction with the active assistance systems, these connected elements help keep riders of the Next Vision 100 in complete control of their ride.
As well as anticipating what lies ahead and alerting the user when action is needed, they offer active rider protection and will consign the helmets and body protectors of today to the history books. "The BMW Motorrad Next  Vision 100 is the perfect blend of human and machine," said Heinrich as closing.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA [15102016] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTORCYCLE | AUTOBLOG ]
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