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Daan Roosegaard's designs for safer highways

Smarter Highway Design Could Soon Make Driving Safer

The problem with highway signs is that drivers rarely, if ever, pay attention to them. “Keep right, except to pass” may as well be written in hieroglyphics for all the good it does, and the same can be said for signs that read, “Caution, bridge freezes before road surface.”... read more

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Cadillac's CUE iPad app.

Harman Reveals Gesture-Based Automotive Controls

There’s a clear trend towards simplification in automotive control design, even as telematics and infotainment systems get more complex. Cadillac’s CUE system... read more July 30, 2012 by 


 
GM's Windows of Opportunity project.

Are Interactive Windows For Rear Seat Passengers In Your Future?

General Motors Research and Development challenged students and researchers at Israel’s Bezalel Academy of Art and Design to create new ways to enhance the driving... read more January 18, 2012 by 


 
WipeOut HD on PlayStation 3

Quantum Levitation Racing: Wipeout Videogame Made Real

Anyone under the age of about 30 who grew up in the "PlayStation Generation" will have heard of the videogame Wipeout. For anyone who hasn't, it's a game in which you pilot a... read more January 3, 2012 by 


 
BMW i8 Concept live photos, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW Now Developing Production Laser Headlight Tech

"Farewell, LED lights, it was nice knowing you. We've enjoyed a good few years together, but now something better has come along and swept us off our feet." So might go the... read more December 14, 2011 by 


 
The Graphene Carbon Lattice

Graphene The Missing Link In Lithium-Air Battery Technology?

With so many different technologies vying to be the "next big thing" with electric car batteries, the law of averages dictates that at least one of those genuinely will be... read more December 12, 2011 by 


 
2012 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2012 Smart ForTwo Electric: Car Of The Future, Now? (Video)

We're constantly thinking about what the car of the future will look like. It's hard not to when you write about them every day. Little did we know the car of the future will... read more December 8, 2011 by 


 
Bridgestone Airless Tire Technology

Bridgestone Airless Tire: Puncture-Proof Tech On The Way

Although it'd be unfair to say that tires are one of the more old-fashioned aspects of your modern car - since tire manufacturers spend millions constantly developing them -... read more December 6, 2011 by 


 
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari's Future Cars Staying Aluminum, Not Carbon Fiber

The battle of lightweight materials is becoming one of many players. Companies like Mazda are striving to cut down weight with clever use of high-strength steels. Lotus has... read more November 9, 2011 by 


 
Ammonia could be used as fuel. Image: Wikipedia user Ben Mills

Ammonia: The Latest "Fuel Technology Of The Future"?

Ammonia: Useful in fertilizers, cleaning products and fairly unpleasant in direct human contact. Used as a fuel for vehicles? Certainly not impossible, according to an... read more September 6, 2011 by 


 
BMW i Launch Event, Frankfurt, July 2011

Move Aside LED Lighting Tech, BMW Is Firing Up The Lasers

Sometimes the pace of development in the automotive segment has echos of Moore's Law, the trend for power in the computing world to double every two years. No sooner have... read more September 1, 2011 by 


 
Traffic

Future Urban Mobility Relies On Real-Time Data Access

The requirements for travel within the urban environment comes under greater pressure with every passing year. We're already past the point at which more than 50 percent of... read more July 28, 2011 by 


 
2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid

Nissan Unveils Massive Product Plan: 52 New Models Coming

Nissan is looking to expand aggressively, as evidenced by a six-year business plan that looks to build the both company's global market share and corporate operating profits... read more June 27, 2011 by 


 
FutureTruck big rig concept. Image: Jeremy Singley

We Have Aerodynamic Cars, Why Not Streamlined Big Rigs?

Think automotive aerodynamics and you'll either think of aerodynamic components for reducing lift or increasing downforce, or you'll think of streamlined, low-resistance... read more June 23, 2011 by 


 
2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback spy shots

2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback Spy Shots

BMW released an updated version of the 1-Series Hatchback in late 2008 but ever since then suspicious prototypes of a new car with similar proportions and signature BMW... read more May 16, 2011 by 


 
OnStar-Verizon 4G LTE prototype system

CES 2011: OnStar-Verizon 4G LTE Prototype Screenshot Tour

A few days ago we brought you the full details on the new prototype OnStar telematics/infotainment system launched at CES this week. Today, we have a screenshot tour showing... read more January 7, 2011 by 


 
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