Geely Introduces "Breakthrough" to Prevent "Blowout Disasters"

geely introduces breakthrough to prevent blowout disasters

Chinese automaker Geely introduced a new technology today they call BMBS. The system uses tire pressure sensors to tell the brakes when and how much pressure to apply to stop the car safely when a tire blows out. So why introduce it at an auto show where they're one of the smallest fish in the pond? To prove wrong the naysayers who "don't believe that China can innovate" according to Geely chairman Li Shufu. I tried to find out just how innovative the system is. When I asked Dr Frank Zhao, Geely's VP and chief tech officer, how BMBS compares to the active suspension from other companies, he said it didn't because it's unique. When I asked about its merits over active suspension, he didn't want to discuss it and tried his best to dismiss any questions I asked. I did manage to find out he's right about one thing: it's in no way comparable to active suspension. It turns out it has no yaw sensors and can't control a skid unless a tire's circumference is changing. You have to admit that's unique!

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  • BEAT BEAT on Jan 15, 2008
    Chinese Made Products are POOR Quality. How long did your Made in China Products lasted? Probably about a year or less We Americans keep on sending Machinery and Other Machines to China when their products are poor quality. Cheap Labor is Cheap quality products. I haven't been buying Made in China products lately, I always check the tag before I buy them. I rather buy products that are made in Mexico or from other countries but China not in my life time

  • Cars Cars on Jan 30, 2008

    Chinese Made Products are POOR Quality. How long did your Made in China Products lasted? Probably about a year or less We Americans keep on sending Machinery and Other Machines to China when their products are poor quality. Cheap Labor is Cheap quality products. I haven’t been buying Made in China products lately, I always check the tag before I buy them. I rather buy products that are made in Mexico or from other countries but China not in my life time Mexico cannot even make a TV set, let alone producing anything, so ye feel free to buy Mexican and good luck with that, we'll see how long that will last :)

  • Cars Cars on Jan 30, 2008

    How long did your Made in China Products lasted? To answer this question, just simply turn to the back of your mobile phones, keyboard (you're typing on now), TV, computers, Iphone, Ipod, MP3 players.... and read the label.

  • Cars Cars on Feb 01, 2008

    For those who doubt this Here is the video to prove it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqxNXSDnWiA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjYFSH8N-yw

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