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The 2019 Maserati Quattroporte

2019 Maserati Quattroporte Available Technology

By Product Expert | Posted in Maserati Quattroporte

What technology features are available with the new 2019 Quattroporte?

When you choose the Maserati Quattroporte, you’re choosing the whole package. This sporty yet elegant luxury sedan features all of the high-end elements you’re looking for alongside its incredible performance and luxurious comfort elements. In current years, the Maserati brand has made a big push in the technology department. With the new 2019 Maserati Quattroporte model, drivers get the best of both worlds with a timeless interior style, with the addition of some much-needed technology.

Some of the highlighted technology available with the new 2019 Maserati Quattroporte include:

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FROM LAP TIME SIMULATION TO DRIVER-IN-THE-LOOP

FROM LAP TIME SIMULATION TO DRIVER-IN-THE-LOOP

FROM LAP TIME SIMULATION TO DRIVER-IN-THE-LOOP: A SIMPLE INTRODUCTION TO SIMULATION IN RACING

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Photo: Youtube Video (Infiniti Europe’s channel)

 
If you are a keen motorsport fan, or a Vehicle Dynamics enthusiast, you probably have heard of the use of simulation in racing. On the recent days, the word “simulation” has been more and more on the motorsport media, in all sorts of levels. But do you know how it is used?
 
With the regulations in all categories and levels of motorsport increasingly pushing teams and companies to reduce costs, track time became strictly limited, and the racing world saw the main tool for vehicle development (testing) having its use severely restricted.
 
The scenario above created a demand for the improvement of alternative tools that would help to develop the cars. This, together with the increase in computational power at diminishing cost through the years, has contributed to the popularisation of simulation tools in racing.
 
Simulation is used at many levels of the sport, and its role has increased to the point where teams can figure out a huge part of the setup of the car solely based on this tool. In fact, the team management from Audi declared that 99% of the setup of their cars was determined by lap time simulation in the 2009 DTM season.
 
Some of the advantages of using simulation are:
 

    • It allows development of systems (e.g. suspension and steering), with a significantly reduced number of required prototypes, thus reducing cost;

 

    • It produces data for multiple configurations without having to physically test the car;

 

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Next-Gen 2020 Porsche 911: Our Best Look Yet!

Next-Gen 2020 Porsche 911: Our Best Look Yet!

AUGUST 3, 2018 AT 11:06 AM BY CLIFFORD ATIYEH

 

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BMW X3 M and X4 M Are Definitely Happening

BMW X3 M and X4 M Are Definitely Happening

The first ever M versions of the X3 and the X4 will reach showrooms a year from now as 2020 models.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 AT 4:14 PM BY STEVE SILER

 

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Chevrolet's Colorado ZR2 Bison Is Ready to Take On the Ford Ranger Raptor

Chevrolet's Colorado ZR2 Bison Is Ready to Take On the Ford Ranger Raptor

SEPTEMBER 2018 BY CLIFFORD ATIYEH

For the looming battle against Ford's Ranger Raptor, Chevrolet has launched a preemptive strike by fitting more off-road equipment to the Colorado ZR2 and naming it after a burly farm animal: the Bison.

While the Bison may or may not rise to the level of a Raptor, new equipment makes this trail-ready pickup even more capable. Based on the ZR2 AEV concept from last year's SEMA show, the ZR2 Bison features gear from American Expedition Vehicles (an off-road outfitter, well known mostly among Jeep owners) but doesn't turn the Bison into a desert racer. An angry new visage—courtesy of an AEV steel bumper with fog lights and a winch mounting plate underneath a new grille with "CHEVROLET" spelled out across its width—sets the Bison apart from ordinary ZR2s. Larger fender flares over custom 17-inch black wheels and 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires, Bison decals on the bed, and an AEV steel rear bumper with integrated tow hooks round out the exterior changes. For rock bashing, Chevy swapped the ZR2's aluminum skid plates for steel units—a total of five covering both differentials, the engine oil pan, the transfer case, and the fuel tank. Additional logos of a charging bison and the AEV name appear on the tailgate and headrests.

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