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2011 BMW Vision ConnectedDrive Concept

Coming Soon To Car Interiors: Touch Sensitive Fabric Controls

While no one really knows what the car interior of 2025 will be like, this much is clear: chances are good it will be radically different than the car interior of today. Mercedes-Benz’s vision of the future, for example, replaces conventional controls with simple and intuitive hand gestures... read more

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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

Luxury Gets Light: BMW Takes Stake In Carbon Fiber Maker SGL

BMW today announced it has taken a 15.16 percent stake in SGL Carbon SE, a leading manufacturer of carbon fiber and carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). This move should... read more November 18, 2011 by


 
Liviu Tudoran's "Apple iMove" design study

The iMove: If Apple Designed Cars... (Video)

We've speculated before that if technology giant Apple were to build a car, then licencing Gordon Murray's aptly-named iStream process would be a good place to start, with no... read more November 7, 2011 by


 
BMW i8 Concept live photos, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Electric Cars Becoming Responsible For Tech In Regular Cars

We sometimes wonder if, back at the dawn of the motor car, sides were as divided between traditional horse and carts and cars, as they are today with regular fossil-fuelled... read more November 3, 2011 by


 
2009 lincoln c concept 006

Lincoln C-Segment Vehicle Still Coming, Reports Of Cancellation False

Yesterday, a report emerged at FordInsideNews that Lincoln's plan to build a luxury C-segment vehicle rivaling the likes of the Audi A3 had been canceled. Today, we have... read more November 1, 2011 by


 
Audi R8 cut-away

Next Audi R8 Due In 2014, Hybrid Carbon/Aluminum Structure: Report

Carbon fiber is the ready answer to much of the automotive industry's weight-reducing quest, but sometimes it's not the only answer. In the case of the next Audi R8, it will... read more October 17, 2011 by


 
Rotary engine

Mazda Working On New Rotary Engine With Skyactiv Tech?

On, off, on, off--it's not a light switch, it's Mazda's program for its next rotary engine. While speaking about commitment to the history and soul of the company out of one... read more October 11, 2011 by


 
2012 Ford Mustang BOSS 302

2014 Ford Mustang To Get All-New, Non-Retro Design

Ford's Mustang has been an icon for the brand despite its occasional low points over the last 47 years. For the pony car's 50th anniversary, it will get an all-new look... read more September 16, 2011 by


 
Audi Urban Concept launch, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi Urban Spyder Concept Mega-Gallery: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

The Audi Urban Concept is one of those cars we love and hate at the same time. Why? Because it's achingly cool in a futuristic, these-are-the-cars-we-were-promised-as-kids... read more September 13, 2011 by


 
2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy shots

Mercedes-Benz Planning New AMG, S-Class, CL-Class Variants: Report

The battle at the top of the luxury market has increasingly become about volume (see, for example, Porsche's expansion to new model niches) but it's also about profitability... read more September 7, 2011 by


 
2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 spy shots

Ford's GT500 ZL1-Fighter Coming 2013, Mustang Redesign 2014: Exclusive

Muscle car fans, hang onto your hats. We just received confirmation from a source close to the Mustang project--one we trust--that the Mustang GT500 won't be going twin-turbo... read more July 13, 2011 by


 
2009 Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept

Subaru Confirms Three New Models, Hybrid For 2013

Business plans are often little more than optimistic future-oriented language wrapping stuff we already know in a new gloss, and most of Subaru's "Motion-V" plan is no... read more July 6, 2011 by


 
2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec

Kia Planning Rear-Drive V-8 Concepts At Frankfurt, Detroit: Report

It's been two years since Hyundai's rear-wheel-drive Genesis sedan and coupe launched, and now it appears sister company Kia might be following Hyundai's lead. According to... read more July 6, 2011 by


 
Terrafugia Transition in transit

Flying Car One Step Closer To Reality

The flying car has long been a dream of the American motoring public--imagine bypassing traffic jams and shaving plenty of time of off commutes--and Terrafugia has been hard... read more June 30, 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


 
 

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