What is Android Auto?
Android Auto brings the most useful apps from your phone screen to your cars display unit so it’s easy for you to keep your main focus on driving.
What are telematics in a car?
Telematics technology performs a range of functions by actively gathering vehicle information and data such as vehicle GPS.
What does a catalytic converter do?
A catalytic converter reduces the amount of harmful pollutants by converting them in to water vapour and less harmful gases.
How does Apple CarPlay work?
Apple CarPlay is a feature in new cars that allows you to control your Apple Iphone or Apple Ipad through the cars multimedia display unit. This also includes using the moving map functionality.
What is GPS and how does it work?
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a system of 30+ satellites circling the world, they constantly send out signals which are then received by your phone or vehicle.
What does a car's ride quality mean?
Ride quality refers to a how comfortable a car is to travel in.
What is a car's centre console?
The centre console is the area in the middle of the dashboard that contains the buttons and switches for operating most of the car’s functions.
How does satellite navigation work?
A car’s satellite navigation system uses the satellites that are orbiting the earth to send and receive signals to determine the vehicles location.
What is DAB Radio?
DAB stands for Digital Audio Broadcasting is a digital radio service that broadcast from a UK wide network of transmitters.
What is carbon fibre?
Carbon fibre is a material is a light and extremely strong reinforced plastic including high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion. Perfect for everyday vehicles & racing cars.
What exactly is meant by autonomous driving?
Autonomous driving means that the vehicle uses various in vehicle technologies such as sensors & GPS technology to control the car with very little human intervention.
What is NOx (Nitrous Oxide)?
NOx is a term that describes nitrogen oxides are harmful gasses that are emitted when fuel is burned at high temperatures.
What is a car's range?
A car’s range is how far you can travel without having to recharge or refuel.
Does a keyless entry system mean?
A remote keyless entry/go means that you are able to unlock the vehicle and start the vehicle with the car fob still in your pocket.
What does the infotainment system in a car do?
An infotainment system controls a car’s information and entertainment functions. This allows the driver to access as much information with as little distraction to the driver as possible.
What does switchgear mean?
The switchgear in a car uses a range of switches, circuit breakers & fuses to control and distribute power to various sections.
What is a battery electric vehicle?
A battery electric vehicle function by plugging into a charge point and taking electricity from the grid. They store the electricity in rechargeable batteries that power an electric motor, which turns the wheels. Electric cars accelerate faster than vehicles with traditional fuel engines – so they feel lighter to drive
What are a car's CO2 emissions?
When petrol or diesel burns in an engine, carbon dioxide gas – also known as CO2 – is the result. You can find out how much your vehicle is burning by looking at your V5C the emission rating is listed there.
What is mpg?
MPG is a Metric that is used to calculate which tells you the difference in cost between operating different vehicles by giving you a sense of how much money you're likely to spend on fuel.
What are on-board diagnostics?
On-board diagnostics will self-diagnose and report on and monitor the vehicles emission controls.