Category: Did you know

What's brake energy recuperation and how does it work? MILTA Technology
May 18, 2022
What’s brake energy recuperation and how does it work?

The concept of brake energy recuperation, now known more commonly as “regenerative braking” is a groundbreaking and potentially game-changing technology that is chiefly employed in hybrid-electric (HEV/PHEV) and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). The main idea is that as the car is slowing, kinetic and mechanical energy from the wheels can be captured and transformed into electrical […]

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Car Accessories Worth Considering Before a Long Road Trip MILTA Technology
May 12, 2022
Car Accessories Worth Considering Before a Long Road Trip

With the summer holidays fast approaching, you might well be already planning your family’s next UK or European road trip. You could be driving to the Scottish Highlands or to the French Riviera — it makes no difference — there are key accessories that you should keep in the car to make the road trip […]

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Why VW's Dual Clutch is Such an Important Milestone in Automatic Transmission Technology MILTA Technology
Apr 27, 2022
Why VW’s Dual Clutch is Such an Important Milestone in Automatic Transmission Technology

The Volkswagen brand is known for many great achievements over the years, and is now closely associated with high-quality yet affordable cars across a wide spectrum of vehicle types, including a growing range of electric cars. Among the group’s many technical achievements, one that simply has to be counted is the creation of the world’s […]

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The History and Evolution of Automatic Gearboxes MILTA Technology
Mar 31, 2022
The History and Evolution of Automatic Gearboxes

For so many years in the UK, manual transmissions have dominated the marketplace to the point where some younger drivers have barely seen vehicles with automatic transmissions and how they work. Some even assume that the automatic is something quite new and up and coming in the world of cars. Of course, the older and […]

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Fuel Prices Rising: Is Now the Time to Invest in an Electric Vehicle? MILTA Technology
Mar 29, 2022
Fuel Prices Rising: Is Now the Time to Invest in an Electric Vehicle?

Events in Eastern Europe, not to mention changing policies in major developed economies, are all working to drive up oil prices and thus the price of petrol and diesel along with it. At the time of writing, the average fuel price in the UK is sitting at around 166p per litre, which when you combine […]

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Is the DSG Automatic the Gearbox of the Future? MILTA Technology
Mar 13, 2022
Is the DSG Automatic the Gearbox of the Future?

For so many years in the UK, the vast majority of on-road cars have had powertrains paired with a manual transmission, with a distinct minority of vehicles that have an automatic transmission. There were some who assumed that this dynamic would never change. There were certain qualities of manuals in the UK that would always […]

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Is an Automatic Gearbox a Luxury These Days? MILTA Technology
Mar 10, 2022
Is an Automatic Gearbox a Luxury These Days?

It’s no secret that if you choose a car with an automatic transmission, it tends to cost more. The cheapest trim level of virtually any car you’d care to mention is invariably one that’s supplied with a 5- or 6-speed manual transmission as standard. When you start to climb the trim ladder, you see automatic […]

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What Kind of Gearbox Will the Car of the Future Have? MILTA Technology
Mar 05, 2022
What Kind of Gearbox Will the Car of the Future Have?

The modern car is heavily laden with cutting-edge technology. It’s one of the main reasons that even though car makers have found many lighter and more durable materials to use for the car’s construction in the past, the cars themselves remain heavier on average than cars of the past. The added weight of sensors, lithium-ion […]

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What's a skytech and how's it going to change our driving? MILTA Technology
Mar 03, 2022
What’s a skytech and how’s it going to change our driving?

If you’ve heard mention of a new driving technology called “ShyTech,” you might wonder what exactly it is you’re hearing about. In today’s blog, we’re going to answer key questions about ShyTech, what it is and how it could potentially change the way we drive. In short, ShyTech refers to a new kind of driver […]

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What to Think About Before Taking Your Car for an MOT MILTA Technology
Feb 21, 2022
What to Think About Before Taking Your Car for an MOT

When your car is more than 3 years old, by law you are required to pass an MOT test to prove that the vehicle is still roadworthy. If you take the MOT and fail, you have to address all the problems that are raised up by the mechanics before you can take the test again […]

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