COPEN’S DESIGN CONTRADICTION
On June 19th, Daihatsu launched the new Copen in the Japanese market. This is the second generation mini sport car of the company. Although it retains overall dimensions and electrically retractable roof, the new car is built on a completely new body structure. All of the outer panels except for doors and roof are made of plastic, and fit on the steel frame. Those plastic panels can be removed and changed into a different style.
MASERATI continues its celebrations of the company and, as highly anticipated, it has just inaugurated a unique exhibition in Modena named MASERATI 100 - A Century of Pure Italian Luxury Sports Cars.
The exhibition retraces the story of the famous Italian carmaker presents some of the most significant road and racing cars created by the company. In addition visitors can enjoy a highly engaging visual that relives the most significant milestones and the individuals of the Maserati history. The exhibition is staged in the modern Muse Enzo Ferrari (MEF) a stone's throw from the Maserati headquarters in Viale Ciro Menotti, the exhibition and will run through January 2015.
The new Multibeam Led Headlapms system.
In the Multibeam Led Headlapms system, the camera-based Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus provides the information for the illumination. If it detects illuminated oncoming vehicles or vehicles ahead, it drives each of the individual 24 high-performance LEDs in a matrix light source electronically so that individual areas of the road are specifically masked in accordance with the particular situation.
The headlamp control function combines the matrix light source with the tried-and-trusted technology of the LED Intelligent Light System, thus increasing the precision of today's matrix light sources and setting up a main beam gap with minimal width.