first_imgShay Given believes Alan Pardew should be given more time to turn around Newcastle’s season.Former Newcastle United player Shay Given believes Alan Pardew should be given more time to try and sort out Newcastle’s problems.Newcastle are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League after a disastrous start to the season.Pressure is mounting on owner Mike Ashley to part company with Pardew. Newcastle fans have held protests calling for Pardew’s head, but former Newcastle legend Shay Given believes he should be given more time.Given said, “Mike Ashley has given him a huge contract, and has shown a lot of trust in him.“Newcastle have had a terrible start, but it’s too early to hit the panic button and sack him.“I think he deserves more time as he’s done a decent job in his time at the club, if the results continue like they have done, then it will be inevitable he get’s the sack. SHAY THINKS ALAN PARDEW SHOULD BE ‘GIVEN’ MORE TIME was last modified: October 1st, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Alan PardewNewcastleSackedShay GivenSportlast_img read more

Honda developing electric vehicle for Acura

first_imgAcura will campaign an all-electric, NSX-inspired EV Concept in the Electric Modified Class at the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The Acura EV Concept features a further evolution of the experimental, all-electric, 4-motor Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) powertrain that won last year’s Pikes Peak Challenge Exhibition class.ALSO READ:Honda Amaze compact sedan breaches 2 lakh sales mark in three yearsAcura EV concept The supercar-inspired Acura EV Concept will be driven by Tetsuya Yamano, who campaigned last year’s CR-Z-based electric prototype. The Acura EV Concept is the ultimate embodiment of the all-wheel-drive Electric SH-AWD powertrain featuring a world’s first technology that enables four-wheel independent torque allocation. The Acura EV Concept’s Electric SH-AWD powertrain produces three times the total system output of last year’s electric prototype and is mated to the NSX body.”We’ve been tuning the car for several weeks at Pikes and have advanced its performance significantly,” said Tetsuya Yamano. “We’re honored to be running at Pikes in this historical, anniversary year an event respected by racing fans all over the world.”ALSO READ:Honda Navi: Something really newHonda R&D has been developing “super handling” technology for more than 20 years in the pursuit of ideal vehicle handling. By applying separate Twin Motor Units (TMUs), the brains of Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, on each axle, Acura has achieved independent torque distribution to all four corners true four-wheel torque vectoring. Based upon the learnings from last year’s race, the team updated the system management of the powertrain for more precise thrust at each wheel.advertisementAcura EV conceptAcura’s unique Sport Hybrid SH-AWD technology utilizes the highly responsive acceleration characteristics and regeneration capability of electric motors to further advance the torque vectoring systems currently applied to NSX, and available on RLX and the upcoming 2017 MDX. The system enables ideal handling characteristics in various driving situations by coordinating and managing all dynamic systems, including Electronic Power Steering (EPS), Vehicle Stability Assist? (VSA) and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD.ALSO READ:Honda celebrates World Environment DayWith its high-output electric motors and 4-motor torque vectoring, the Concept is well suited to the demands of the 156 complex corners the driver will encounter on the drive up Pikes Peak.last_img read more