The new cameras in Bulgarian Traffic Police

The new cameras in Bulgarian Traffic Police

10 km / h tolerance and the photos can not be rubbed!
The 28 portable speed cameras, which have been in arms for several days in the Bulgarian Traffic Police, will radically change the situation on Bulgarian roads and highways.
The Hungarian ARH CAM-S1 laser radar is virtually inexpensive for driver radars, detects cars at a distance of up to 2 km, can shoot up to 6 lanes and also runs day and night.

The Hungarian producers give a possible error of +-2 km/h for the camera, and the Traffic Police put 10-14 km/h tolerance. This is because of the difference in readings from measurements in cars and real speed. To be assured that the drivers will not be fined, have to ride with no more than 10 km/h over the permitted speed. This means that on motorways will no longer able to move safely with a maximum of 150 km/h, if you do not want to pay the fine. So far, the unwritten rule is allowed to drive on the highway 159 km/h without responding police camera.

Laser radar ARH CAM-S1 is equipped with a SIM card, by which in real time via the Internet link is immediately saved to the offending software. So far the photos they took off the memory sticks and then drifted into the database that the tone for the manipulation and corruption. Ray Lazereniât of the Hungarian cameras automatically detects the number of vehicle and process the data for its owner. If the car passes the specified above, the device plays five shots and one of them goes to the offender.The portable gear camera ARH S1 unlike hand gun for speed is completely self-contained and does not depend on the police officer. After it is set in place, it uses the automatic recognition technology to identify the registration numbers of vehicles, shoot still images or video, sets the GPS coordinates in real time-all without human intervention. The camera can be put on a narrow stretch along the way at a special stand or to be placed inside a police car.
In addition to speed, S1 may capture abnormalities such as driving in a bus or emergency lane. S1 also functions as a tool to monitor the traffic and congestion.

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Autonomous cars or drivers?

Autonomous cars or drivers?

Autonomous cars or drivers – what are the risks?
In Arizona, a female cyclist who was hit by a Uber’s own car died. This is the first fatal event after a car accident without human factor driving. The incident is key to the reactions of politicians and society as a whole to the new technology – because it happens at a time when large corporations “push” authorities to facilitate massive use of cars without a driver.

The statistics for the results of autonomous vehicles are as follows: For the past 3 years, Waymo (Google) has over 4 million miles (nearly 6.5 million kilometers) on US roads, with the last one million miles during the last 6 winter months. There is only one single (and very light) accident accounted for by an autonomous car – on February 14, 2016, when wrongly rebuilding, Waymo hits a side-by-side bus.

Pros and cons of this type of technology are quite a lot, for example: The drivers of the autonomous cars do not drive aggressively, do not talk over the phone, do not turn back to see what the child is doing in the back seat, do not adjust the radio or navigation, do not get tired, do not fall asleep, do not suffer from PMS, do not get them, do not get heart attacks, do not drink, do not take drugs. They do not go “dark orange,” always stop at the Stop sign, always observe the advantage, always observe safe distance, always observe the speed limits and prohibition of overtaking. That is, the human factor is gone, which can be considered a minus – human judgment.

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The car as part of the interior

The car as part of the interior

Why give hundreds of thousands of euros for the car and then leave him on the street or in a dark garage? A resident of The Hague feels his Cayenne deserves much more than that. That’s why he parked in the living room of their home and have to admit it’s a good view of the guests seated for dinner. That lover of cars has scored part of the garage in your living room. Thus it is achieved the three effects: first, the broke is the interior, the second – mastered greater space. Third – achieved a score of his house of 277 sq. M of 1.6 mln. Euros.

Former garage, designed for four cars, revised in a residential area, as the designer has united in a living room and a reading corner in afternoon free time. The room has a storage room to store belongings and tools, exit to the rear dvor.Takiva designs in which the vehicle becomes part of the interior began to meet more often. In the center of Amsterdam has a house in whose kitchen is parked Porsche Boxster S. question residence worth 890,000 euros.

There is another approach. For example, 46-year-old Andreas Kyumel, owner of the classic 911 Speedster, made to his vehicle a special room with transparent walls. It does not look like much of a garage as a separate living room.


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More quality you are the new cars?

More quality you are the new cars?

Obtained apparent paradox – on the one hand carmakers express intentions to several years have technologies for fully autonomous movement, on the other hand recognize that increasingly encountering various technological problems, including systems related to safety. Examples of tow adjustments to certain systems as you like. The logical question arises whether technological advances in cars is emerging and quality problems. With the increase of electronic components in the vehicle increases the overall complexity, and the other manufacturers are pressured by circumstances to reduce the cost of products and shorten development cycles. This in turn leads to search of ways of replacing most of the actual testing with computer simulations, but it turns out that such a thing is not the best solution.
But cars are more reliable
Yet this is only part of the picture. The truth is that precisely because of the much higher requirements and control safety-related automotive manufacturers initiate more frequent service shares correct. Before anything like it almost did not happen – not because there was no need, and because of lower requirements and the lack of similar experiences with the manufacturers. At the same time, more and more cars finish without any problems marathon test of auto motor und sport. Problems such as those which concern the components integrated into the final product in practice are rare phenomena like complicated engineering creation of the car. The term “quality” includes an exclusive complex of interrelated processes and outcomes, understanding that requires deep immersion into the depths of this science
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Most economical gasoline, used cars !

Most economical gasoline, used cars !

We present the characteristics of 5 gasoline models, considered to be the most economical and used.

                                                                    1. Toyota Prius I – 5.1 liters


In the United States, the Prius quickly became a bestseller, while in Germany the premiere of the hybrid drive in 2000 was not so successful. Only 1,200 copies were sold by the end of 2003, probably thereafter, fuel was still relatively cheap. Customers were frightened of the sophisticated technique – the combination of a gasoline and electric engine and large nickel metal hydride batteries. No complaint has been reported for any of the 1200 Thoyota sold. “Prius” has made the greatest savings in urban traffic, where the cost of other cars is rising dramatically.

Data: Model – Toyota Prius I; Emp. volume / hp. – 1497 cm³ / 78; 0-100 km / h – 11.9 seconds; Max. lt; / RTI & gt; – 170 km / h

                                                                                    2. Fiat Punto 1.2 16V

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10 Tips for Winter Driving

10 Tips for Winter Driving

Winter conditions are a challenge for every driver. Then the road and weather conditions are unpredictable and it is extremely important to comply with them. The basic rules for safe driving in the winter are caution, lower speed and adequate responses

To make driving safely in the winter, it is extremely important to prepare your car first.


  1. Observe greater distance.
  2.  Keep a close eye on your surroundings and other road users.
  3. When braking, avoid sharply pressing the brake on a slippery surface. The braking must be very gradual in order not to block the wheels, which will cause slipping and loss of driving. If this happens, you need to release the brake pedal to re-engage. Then, depress the brake again gradually by continuing to use the braking power of the motor.
  4. Look for icy falling objects or ice.
  5. To reduce the speed, use the gears by gradually releasing the gears to lower ones instead of pressing the brake.
  6. When climbing, you can use a higher gear than the one you use in dry weather to avoid skating.
  7. When starting out on snow, you have to feed very gradually gas to avoid the risk of slipping. If the wheels slide, engage at a higher speed to reduce the force applied to them.
  8. On a turn, reduce the speed before you enter it, making sure to keep the traffic straight. To take the turn, your impact on the steering wheel should be smooth and steady. This will prevent the tire from sticking to the road surface, making it difficult to drive. In the bend, keep a slow and steady speed.
  9. If you lose control of the front wheels you have to reduce the speed by gradually releasing the accelerator pedal to regain the grip. If necessary, press the brake lightly without blocking the wheels.
  10. If you lose control of the rear wheels, if you still have grip on the front, in front-wheel drive, accelerate the speed to restore the balance. For rear-wheel drive, gradually move your foot off the accelerator while the rear wheels regain traction. Accelerate gradually until the desired speed is reached. You do not have to press the brake because it will increase the rear wheel imbalance.
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How did the winter tires work?

How did the winter tires work?

Passenger car tires assume the dynamic driving forces between the vehicle and the roadway. Winter tires should provide better grip and safety, both on dry and wet road surfaces, as well as in the event of snow or ice. That is why the development of winter tires is considered a “royal discipline” in the development of tires in general. The design changes in the new winter tires mainly affect the shape of the profiles, their distribution and the side of rotation.
Serious tests should be carried out before serial production begins and the capacity of new products under all weather conditions should be checked in detail. In order to run the track tests for this purpose, depending on their complexity, the newly developed profiles are cut into the tires manually or by cutting robots. The cost of producing such small series with the usual vulcanization methods would be too high, and their production would take considerable time. Speed is a decisive criterion in this respect.
Based on the drawings and the data generated by the computer that the cutters receive from the engineers, the model with the profile details of the new tires is shaped. Partial flat plane drawings are transferred to the untreated tires, creating the new blade model. The accurately developed patterns are complex and with different depths of incision and profile. With cutting blades that heavily depending on the profile line and the hardness of the materials, the tire specialists create the intended profile. In view of the type of tire, this may take a different time. With more sophisticated winter patterns, with different thickness and depth, the specialist can work up to 40 hours. In this respect, it must be extremely accurate, because even the slightest deviation from the instructions may lead to mistakes. Employees must learn to handle robots. In this respect there is a particularly competent way of thinking. On the other hand, they must have exceptional motor skills because there are incisions that the robots cannot carry out. For this reason, only special staff are involved.

The finished tires are placed on the vehicle, which is the only way to test them. Only after the results for the actual driving characteristics – such as, for example, braking, safety in the case of so-called “Aquaplaning”, show the desired and after the test drivers give their subjective opinion about their satisfaction with the reactions of the vehicle, serial production of the product can also be started. If this does not happen, the tire engineer must comply with the necessary changes, such as begin the cut of the new prototype.

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Vacation outside Bulgaria by car in winter conditions

Vacation outside Bulgaria by car in winter conditions

If you are already planning your skiing vacation outside of Bulgaria and traveling by car, check out the requirements for winter tires abroad. In most EU countries, winter tires are not mandatory, but there are exceptions. The information below is collected and summarized by the European Consumer Centers in the relevant EU countries, Norway and Iceland.

Countries where use of winter tires is prescribed by law:

Winter tires are mandatory between 1 December and 1 March. However, you will not be wrong if you use them for a longer period – between 15 October and 31 March. Under extraordinary weather conditions, tires may be added from 1 October to 30 April. However, such devices are prohibited between 1 May and 1 October.

There the winter tires must be in the car between December 1 and the end of February. If you are going to wear tire spikes, remember that this is allowed between November 1 and the first Monday after Easter. Grapheres must be at least 3 mm deep.

Between 1 December and 1 March, Latvian roads are only open to cars fitted with winter tires. This means that the grabs must be at least 4 mm deep. Tire spikes are banned between 1 May and 1 October.

Between November 15 and March 15, as well as heavy snowfalls or bumps outside this period, cars up to 3.5 tonnes must be equipped with winter tires. These must be placed on all four wheels. The other option is to ride summer tires, but in the boot you also have snow chains to use when needed. In both cases the tire treads must be at least 3 mm.

Winter tires are mandatory between 15 November and 14 April. Winter equipment refers to all motor vehicles, regardless of outside conditions. Wagons weighing less than 3.5 tonnes must be with winter tires (M + S) or with summer but with a minimum gradient of 4 mm and a trunk in the boot. In the event of a violation of driving regulations in winter conditions, drivers may be fined 700 Kuna (approximately 95 euros).

In this Scandinavian country, between December 1 and March 31, it is mandatory to have your car fit or winter tires. Grapheres must be at least 3 mm deep. The rules also apply to trailers. In Sweden, spike tires can be used between October 1 and April 15, as well as heavy winter conditions are expected.

Countries where winter tires are mandatory if weather conditions so require

If you drive to Germany and there is snow, fog or frost on the road, you must be prepared with winter tires or so-called. all-season tires to be fitted on all four wheels. Their grabs must be at least 1.6 mm deep. If the weather conditions are softer than usual, you can also stay with summer tires. It is very important to know that tires with spikes that can break the flooring are not allowed.

Between 1 November and 15 April, cars must be equipped with winter tires when the natural conditions so require. These tires must be on all four wheels when the roads are covered with snow or ice and their grabs must be no less than 4 mm deep. Tire spikes can be used between 1 October and 31 May. The skids must fit tightly so that they do not damage the road surface. It is important to know that there is a limitation in the speed of the cars with spikes (80 km / h in extra urban and 100 km / h on the highway), and the vehicle must be marked with a sign for such tires. The sticker is bought from automotive clubs or petrol stations.

In winter, driving without snow tires or snow chains can cost you a fine of 35 euros. In the event that other road users are also at risk, the penalty may also be EUR 5,000.

Winter tires are obligatory for snow or snow on the road.

There is no obligation for cars to have winter tires, but at the same time they must be fit for winter driving, which is essentially the same. From November 1st (or October 15th in northern Norway), drivers are allowed to use tire spikes without being fined. After the first Monday after the second Easter day, this equipment must be removed.

If the weather conditions so require, winter tires are mandatory for cars under 3.5 t – ie. when the roads are covered with snow or ice.

Driving a vehicle on public roads covered with snow, ice or black ice without winter tires is considered a violation.

Czech Republic
From November 1 to March 31, cars should be fitted with winter tires if there is a significant amount of snow or ice on the road. These tires must have at least a 4 mm grapple. Tire spikes are not allowed.

Countries where winter tires are mandatory only if there is a sign on the road

Winter tires are generally not mandatory unless a special road sign is placed on the road.

Generally, winter tires are not mandatory in Spain. According to the latest regulatory changes, the tires must be at least 3 mm deep during the period from November 1 to April 14.

Winter tires are not mandatory in Italy. However, when there is a special road sign, cars must be equipped with snow chains or winter tires for the period indicated on the mark.

Countries where winter tires are not mandatory
Belgium, Cyprus, Malta, Portugal, Hungary and Greece
Winter tires are not mandatory.
Winter tires are not mandatory. The use of tire treads is permitted from 1 November to 15 April.

Winter tires are not mandatory. Spiked tires are not illegal but can be used on thicker snow or ice sheets.

There is no period in which winter tires are mandatory. According to local regulations, however, the car should have equipment – snow chains or deeper tread tires to keep drivers at bay with heavy snow or ice on the road. If the winter is soft, for example in the more southern regions, summer tires can be used, but so called. all season tires are the most used in Iceland. The use of chains is forbidden in case it causes damage to the pavement.

Winter tires are not mandatory, but summer tires can not be used between 10 November and 1 April, but they have to be replaced by the so-called ‘ all season tires. Spikes are not allowed between 10 April and 1 November.

In the Netherlands, winter tires are not mandatory. The use of spiked tires is not allowed because it damages the pavements.

The use of winter tires is not required, but it is highly recommended to use winter tires or the so- all-season tires in winter in heavier natural conditions. Chains are permitted, in certain places are mandatory, with special signs being placed in these road areas. The use of spiked tires is strictly forbidden in Poland. They can only be used during winter races or rallies.

Great Britain
Winter tires are not mandatory. The use of snow chains as well as spiked tires is also allowed.

The information has been updated according to recent changes in some countries. You can see more here:

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Tips for parallel parking

Tips for parallel parking

For easy parallel parking it is necessary to follow some simple rules.
Rule 1
When parking back, we must first approach the car behind which we park after we turn on the emergency lights.
The rear door of the car has a triangular window (it serves as a reference for where the rear tires are). The car moves backwards and when the driver sees the rear of the adjacent car through this window it is necessary to make 3 full turns (right if parked to the right) or (left if parked to the left). The movement must be diagonal in the parking space.
Rule 2
During this maneuver, the driver should look in the left side mirror (if parked to the right) or in the right side mirror (if parked to the left).
When the rear-view mirror shows the entire rear-view mirror image, the steering wheel should be upright.
Rule 3
As he moves back, the driver looks at the right-hand side mirror (if parked to the right) or in the left side mirror (if parked to the left), and when aligned with the rear corner of the front car (at a sufficient distance) turn (left if parked to the right) or (to the right if parked to the left). It is important that during this maneuver you are careful not to hit the front. The backward movement continues while the car stands parallel to the sidewalk. It is only to park in the middle between the two cars.

These tips are only meant to point you to proper maneuvering, situations in real conditions may vary. due to differences in dimensions and distances. The driver has to make sure that the car will fit in the chosen parking space and that it will not hit a side object during the maneuver.

Video tutorial for parallel parking:

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