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Nissan Versa Note "self-cleaning" prototype

High-Tech Self-Cleaning Paint Coming To A Car Near You Soon?

With winter over, many cars are receiving long-overdue baths. Some new cars may be able to read text messages or brake themselves to a stop but--short of coating one in Teflon--it's hard to imagine a car being able to clean itself. DON'T MISS: Big Block Smart Car Defies All Stereotypes: Video Yet... read more

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ford advanced collision avoidance tech 007

Autonomous Emergency Braking Systems May Soon Be Required In Europe

Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) systems combine adaptive cruise control with full automatic braking to avoid frontal collisions, even without driver input. Still in their... read more August 6, 2012 by 


 
Man crashes Lamborghini Gallardo on test drive in Sydney

Europe's Big Brother Insurers Trialing Black Boxes

For years, women in Europe have been paying less for car insurance than their male counterparts. Statistically, the claims that women make on their insurance are... read more December 21, 2011 by 


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Volkswagen Debuts Cylinder Shut-Off Tech In 4-Cyl Engines

Cylinder deactivation has been with us for several years in big V8 engines. Both GM and Chrysler have used it and Audi now offers it on its S range. Rather firing on all... read more September 2, 2011 by 


 
David Coulthard tests the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell prototype

Beat An F1 Star In "World's Biggest Race" On Gran Turismo 5

For everyone who has ever uttered the words, "I bet I could beat that guy" when watching motor racing on television, getting a chance to actually go head to head with a... read more August 31, 2011 by 


 
Toyota's Window to the World

Video: Toyota's Augmented Reality "Window To The World"

Toyota is all about augmenting the outside world at the moment. First it launches the Backseat Driver app to keep your kids entertained with a bubblegum representation of... read more July 21, 2011 by 


 
Czech DIY Active City Stop

Video: Don't Have Active Stop Tech? Take The DIY Route

The only trouble with flashy new technology is that it tends to be expensive. Manufacturers spend millions developing the latest infotainment and safety kit and they have to... read more July 20, 2011 by 


 
2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll

2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Spotify Invites For Info Requests

As a replacement for the dull and unfashionable Chevrolet Aveo, GM is hoping the funky 2011 Chevrolet Sonic will appeal to a more savvy car buyer, and tempt people away from... read more July 18, 2011 by 


 
Google Maps with traffic data for Munich and Madrid

Planning A European Road Trip? Google Maps Has Traffic Info

For many of us, the thought of motoring through the backroads and byways of Europe sounds like a dream vacation, but such trips come with their share of challenges -- namely... read more July 15, 2011 by 


 
2011 Ford Fiesta interior

Toxic Tests Ensure Your Car Can't Give You Cancer, Allergies

Safety isn't a glamorous subject but it's nice to know that when you put yourself and your family into a car you'll all be safe. Not just on the road, but sitting there and... read more July 7, 2011 by 


 
Toyota Prius at parking meter

Easier Parking In Hungary With GPS-Based Meter Service

The good old coin-operated parking meter is a bit of an enigma in the modern automotive world. When virtually everything can now be paid for by cards or even mobile phones... read more June 20, 2011 by 


 
Skoda Octavia vRS Bonneville record car

Heard The One About The... 200mph, 600bhp Bonneville Skoda?

Whilst Skodas have never been sold in the United States, gearheads probably know a little about the Czech Republic-based subsiduary of the Volkswagen Audi Group and some of... read more June 9, 2011 by 


 
Bing Maps Streetside car

Bing Brings Streetside To Britain: Is Google Losing Ground?

We've talked a lot about the chilly reception Google Street View has gotten overseas. And yesterday, tech reporters were all a-flutter with reports that Google is losing... read more April 13, 2011 by 


 
Ford Focus development

Ford On The Fight Against Potholes At European Test Centers

If you live somewhere with particularly changeable weather and low temperatures during the winter you'll be familiar with potholes. The broken road surfaces and large holes... read more March 28, 2011 by 


 
SARTRE self-driving cars first real-world test

Video: SARTRE Self-Driving Road Train Conducts First Test

Europe’s SARTRE (SAfe Road TRains for the Environment) project is well underway, having carried out its first successful demonstration of its self-driving technology at... read more January 17, 2011 by 


 
European Ford Fusion B-segment minivan

Ford To Unveil Fiesta-Based MPV At 2011 Geneva Motor Show

We’ve already seen a number of variants spun of Ford’s global C-segment platform, aptly named the C-platform and underpinning cars like the new 2012 Ford Focus... read more December 10, 2010 by 


 
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