Rust on Brakes: Does it Matter? » AutoGuide.com News

Thanks to its toughness, durability, and heat-handling properties, steel has long been the material of choice for building automobile braking system components. In fact, steel is used to create many parts of your car’s braking system—including its brake rotors, brake calipers, and components of the all-important brake pad. The latter is largely responsible for creating the friction your vehicle uses to stop whenever you press on the brake pedal. And while steel may be tough, it’s not without weaknesses—especially corrosion. Steel rusts when exposed to moisture and if exposed to lots of moisture, combined with road salt, it rusts even faster. In most cases, rust is an eyesore that slowly but surely eats away at the integrity and appearance of your vehicle. Rust in a vehicle braking system, however, can be a far more serious problem for the longevity of braking system parts—and more importantly, for your safety. The steel parts in your braking system are just as exposed to moisture and corrosion-encouraging road salt as any other part of your vehicle. And, because your brakes are near the road, largely unprotected, and go through numerous heating and cooling cycles on every drive...

Emerson Introduces GO Bluetooth Plus Logger For Cold Chain Applications

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Cost-Effective In-Vehicle Infotainment System Reference Design

This automotive reference design is based on TI’s Jacinto DRA71x processor and focuses on system level cost savings. The six-layer design reduces PCB costs through optimized via breakout scheme and power distribution network as well as integration of key features. Functionality can be added or removed based on the end product requirements. This design targets applications such as infotainment and reconfigurable digital cluster. The design has a 12- V input with a single PMIC. The design supports HDMI, USB3.0 or USB2.0, TAS6424 digital Class-D amplifier, FPD-Link interface, and many other features. A Linux, Android, or QNX based software development kit (SDK) is included. This reference design is a system that includes the DRA 71x automotive applications processor, a power solution, DRAM(DDR3L), and multiple interface ports an expansion connectors. This system is designed on a six-layer PCB using a unique via breakout scheme, a single PMIC solution, and fewer but integrated functions that allows for lower manufacturing costs without sacrificing quality of the end product. The reference design targets entry level infotainment applications with a high-end look and feel. An HDMI and...

Designers reimagined the corporate logos for Apple, Twitter, and more

An award-winning team of journalists, designers, and videographers who tell brand stories through Fast Company’s distinctive lens Design has its rules, but some of the most exciting projects are ones that subvert expectations by abandoning rules completely—or at least the ones we’re familiar with. Over the years, graphic designers have cleverly reimagined iconic business logos and transformed them into fresh visuals, while still retaining the brand’s identifiers like the logo’s color palette, or typography. Though it’s a new year (and a new decade!), which will almost certainly inspire new frontiers in design and architectural aesthetics, one thing will remain the same: the fun and frivolous phenomenon of remixed logos. Dribbble, the platform for digital designers, recently collected entries from some of its creators who gave famous corporate logos a refresh just for kicks. It’s only right to start with Twitter, as it has become the virtual Oval Office in the past few years. Designer Myles Stockdale‘s take on the platform’s omnipresent blue bird mascot is more geometric and bold than Twitter’s current offering, and features the addition of a small, circular eye. Stockdale ...

The 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards, the world’s largest wine competition, sampled and judged close to

The 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards, the world’s largest wine competition, sampled and judged close to 17,000 wines, entered from 57 different countries. China shows no signs of slowing down in its quest to produce award-winning wines for the global market… Big and plush with aromas of blackcurrant, cassis, smoke, cinnamon and toast. Fully-bodied and velvety tannins. Aromas of blackberries, dark cherries, vanilla and sweet baking spices. Approachable and easy to drink. Aromas of red cherries, raspberry and smoke. On the palate, redcurrants and vanilla with fresh acidity. Aromas of blackcurrant, green capscium, blackcurrant leaf with smoky notes. Tannins are ripe and firm. Aromas of blackcurrant, plum compote, vanilla and black cherries. Firm tannins and bitter chocolate on the finish. Aromas of guava, raspberry compote and sour cherries. On the palate, cherry drops and sweet baking spices. Graphite, capsicum and ripe, deep blue fruits with sweet baking spices. Ripe tannins and full bodied. Bright blackcurrant on the nose with flavours of capsicum, toast, damson plums, cedar and black cherries. Exuberent nose with sweet spices, coconut, black plums and blackcurrant. Fruit,...

Successful baby-proofing requires cultivating a morbid imagination. A mother must look past obvious dangers — electrical

Successful baby-proofing requires cultivating a morbid imagination. A mother must look past obvious dangers — electrical outlets, toxic cleaning supplies — and see murderous intent in the ostentatiously benign. Bureaus, televisions, window treatments, toilets, doors, lamps, chopsticks, washing machines, stairs, fireplaces, medicine cabinets, spare change, garbage bags — she must physically restrain these objects before they cause her loved ones bodily harm. Complicating this seemingly straightforward task, no two hazards are the same shape, consistency or size. For legal purposes, let me stipulate here that I am not an expert of any kind. I lack not only the know-how but also the tools, the means and the patience to repair or construct household items in a manner that federal regulators might consider “entirely competent” or “completely safe.” Also, my apartment is a rental. Thus, when inspiration struck not long ago to provisionally modify a small sideboard into a jury-rigged Koala Care station by mounting an Ikea tabletop to it in such a way that it would support a 20-pound toddler, I roamed the narrow aisles of my local hardware store searching for a fastener that offered a c...

Teardown Tuesday: Hi-Fi Audio Amplifier with Bluetooth

In this teardown, we examine the Lepy LP-168 Hi-Fi Stereo USB Audio Amplifier with Bluetooth, by NKTECH. Prior to tearing into this product, my first thought was how well-built this unit appears including its professional-looking aluminum enclosure.  The included AC to DC power supply also feels like a quality-built device along with its professional looking label (pictured below) appearing to have all the necessary compliance marks. To remove the aluminum enclosure, both Phillips and Torx (size T7) screwdrivers are required. With these screws removed, the amplifier’s guts simply slide out of the outer enclosure. Below, you can see the top side of the PCB assembly. As can be seen, the overall design is not too complicated. Because all the electrical components reside on the top-side of the PCB, this design philosophy is referred to as a single-sided PCB. The phrase “single-sided PCB” should not be confused with the number of PCB layers—this design has two layers, which are top and bottom; no internal layers. Utilizing a two-layer design reduces cost and should be used whenever possible. The single-sided PCB philosophy—that is, populating components on only one ...

Consumers who own homes have access to a flexible and attractive source of credit in a

Consumers who own homes have access to a flexible and attractive source of credit in a home equity line of credit (HELOC). But like any credit product, it… Consumers who own homes have access to a flexible and attractive source of credit in a home equity line of credit (HELOC). But like any credit product, it must be used carefully or you can quickly land in trouble. Experian, one of the three credit agencies that keep up with consumers’ credit histories, is voicing some concern that borrowers who tapped equity 7 to 10 years ago could be facing some stress. Experian has just issued a study showing that a large portion of HELOC loans issues between 2005 and 2008 – just before the financial crisis – are outstanding and nearing the repayment phase of the loan. With most HELOCs, the borrower can draw money for a 10-year period, then begin to repay the money – often over another 10-year period but sometimes in less time. Here’s Experian’s concern: If there is a significant balance on the HELOC and the borrower must now stop drawing and start repaying, it could put him or her under a lot of financial stress. There is added worry about borrowers who tapped their...

Vlow camper van carries bikes and sports gear, then sleeps family of 5

Around the same time Erwin Hymer Group was launching Carado in North America with products like the Axion camper van, it was also launching the all-new Carado Vlow over in Europe. Beyond sharing general Fiat Ducato/Ram Promaster underpinnings, the Vlow camper van is very different from the Axion, being built for different needs and tastes. It comes in a variety of floor plans, most intriguing of which is the 19.7-ft (6-m) V 601 that can haul bicycles and gear to camp and sleep a family of five once there. After covering dozens of camper vans over the years, we’ve noticed that new vans are very often designed for two or four people. Four-sleepers usually add the extra capacity in the form of a roof bed below the pop-top or high roof. If you have to drive and sleep a family of five, you’ll probably find yourself shopping larger Class C and Class A motorhomes or large trailers and fifth wheels. However, there does exist a smaller subset of camper vans that can sleep five people. Carado’s Vlow camper van is one, owing to the V 601, a floor plan designed primarily as a four-person, but with the capability of supporting a fifth sleeping berth. Instead of sleeping tw...

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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes. As the mercury rises this summer, most people are going to be looking for ways to keep their electricity bills down. But before you make any changes around the home, here are a few air conditioning myths to watch out for. Fans don’t make a room any cooler, they merely make you feel cooler. By moving air over your skin, a fan can lower your body temperature, but will do nothing for the heat inside a room. So if you’re not in the room, you’re just wasting energy by leaving the fan on. However, there’s one exception to this rule: if the air temperature outside the house is cooler than the air inside, then placing a fan near a window can help draw cool air into the home or create a cross current to exhaust some of the hot air trapped inside. As summer stretches into the hottest months of the year, your air conditioner might be straining to keep your home cool, causing you to head to the store for a newer and bigger unit. But there are a lot of reasons your air conditioner might not be up to the task. As with any appliance, ...

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We use them to give you the best experience. If you continue using our website, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. The IL-103, a light multi-purpose single-engine aircraft, is designed and manufactured by Ilyushin Aviation Complex, Russia, to meet the requirements of the Republic of Korean Air Force (ROKAF). It is a large and medium-size aircraft used principally for civil and transport roles. Highly economical and reliable, the IL-103 can operate in adverse weather conditions. The maiden flight of the IL-103 took place in May 1994. The aircraft obtained Russian AP23 certification in February 1996. It was also the first Russian aircraft to receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certificate No. A45CE in December 1998. About 21 IL-103 aircraft were ordered in 2002, three of which were delivered in July 2004. A total of 66 aircraft are currently in service worldwide. The IL-103-10 is an export variant upgraded with advanced avionics system, while the IL-103-11, an export version, features partially modernised avionics compared with the original prototype. The IL-103SH is an agricultural aircraft principally used for aerial app...

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