Bi-xenon headlights, FlexRide and Voltec: The latest innovative technologies from Vauxhall

December 3, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Vauxhall define their philosophy as one based around Forward Thinking, and this means that they are constantly developing innovative new technologies. Here are three of their most forward thinking concepts, utilised in Vauxhall vehicles.

Intelligent adaptive forward lighting headlights are able to adjust their lighting pattern to suit the car’s location and the current weather conditions.

Movable elements within the vehicle’s bi-xenon headlights will automatically alter their positioning to adapt no matter what the situation, meaning safer driving.

Vauxhall's Adaptive Forward Lighting system which automatically respond to different conditions  (picture: Vauxhall)

Vauxhall’s Adaptive Forward Lighting system which automatically respond to different conditions (picture: Vauxhall)

You will also be more relaxed when driving, reassured by the knowledge that your headlights will do at least some of the work for you! AFL headlights are particularly useful when driving at night as they strongly enhance visibility as you turn around curves and sharp bends.

Vauxhall’s FlexRide system utilises adaptive stability technology. The system responds instantaneously to data it collects from every single Vauxhall chassis and even each drive component.

he FlexRide system includes damping control, a four-channel anti-lock braking system, traction control and an electronic stability programme (or ESP).

Vauxhall's FlexRide system, which utilises adaptive stability technology

Vauxhall’s FlexRide system, which utilises adaptive stability technology (Picture: Vauxhall)

Each of these elements communicates with the others constantly, keeping track of how and where you are driving in order to make sure your ride is as safe as possible.

Finally, Vauxhall have been developing Voltec technology, their extended-range electric vehicles (or E-REVs). These cars use electricity as their primary power source and petrol or E85-bio-ethanol as a secondary source, to generate more electricity.

One Vauxhall car currently utilising this technology is the Vauxhall Ampera. E-REV cars can be powered by their rechargeable battery pack for up to 50 miles, at standard speed and acceleration, without using any petrol whatsoever.

Vauxhall's  extended-range electric vehicles, known was Voltec cars. These vehicles use electricity as their primary power source and petrol or E85-bio-ethanol as a secondary source (Picture: Vauxhall)

Vauxhall’s extended-range electric vehicles, known was Voltec cars. These vehicles use electricity as their primary power source and petrol or E85-bio-ethanol as a secondary source (Picture: Vauxhall)

These kind of cars are designed to reduce your carbon footprint and to help the environment.

If you’re interested in a Vauxhall car utilising one or more of these innovative new technologies, you can compare prices of new and used models online at www.motors.co.uk.

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