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BMW Megacity Vehicle official photos

More Carbon Fiber Parts In BMW Cars From 2013

BMW is aiming to become of the first manufacturers to begin high-volume production of carbon fiber car parts. The first part-carbon cars could be seen as soon as 2013. The cost and production time of carbon fiber has been reduced considerably over the last few years. The all-carbon McLaren MP4-12C... read more

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NAO Ecco electric camper van

What's That Ecco? High Tech, Green, Electric Camper Van

Going straight onto All Car Tech's list of things we want is a new electric camper van by design collective NAU, known as Ecco. Describing it as a camper van almost doesn't... read more July 8, 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 


 
Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Solar Windows For Buildings: Will Cars Get The Tech Next?

A Californian start-up has just received an award of $100,000 as part of the "GE ecomagination Challenge" for an energy-saving idea that could change the way that buildings... read more June 27, 2011 by 


 
2009 VW Passat wagon test car w/Bosch-Mahle turbocharged 1.2-liter, 3-cyl engine, from WardsAuto.com

3-Cyl Volkswagen Passat: An Insight Into Extreme Downsizing

Think turbocharger and you may think high performance, but the latest generation of cars are using turbochargers in order to maintain performance whilst engine capacity... read more June 22, 2011 by 


 
Lexus driving simulator

Video: Lexus Engineers Advanced Simulator, Monitors Driver

What's the most advanced computer in a modern car? The ECU controlling your car's fuelling, ignition, throttle and more? Or perhaps it's the in-car infotainment systems with... read more June 21, 2011 by 


 
2012 Toyota Yaris

2012 Toyota Yaris: Focus On Infotainment With Touch & Go

As we're seeing with cars like the 2011 Ford Fiesta, small size no longer means a small specification list. The 2012 Toyota Yaris will be no different. The car has just been... read more June 20, 2011 by 


 
intelligent transportation system

MIT Smart Cars Predict Collisions

We've seen cars with lane departure warnings and collision detection, but MIT is pushing the envelope with tech that can predict human driving patterns. The computerized... read more June 15, 2011 by 


 
Ferrari World Design Contest

Designing, Engineering The Next Ferrari: The Contest Hots Up

What do Ferraris say to you? Speed? High performance? Stunning lines? World-class engineering? Probably all of the above, but a group of design schools is aiming to take the... read more June 14, 2011 by 


 
2012 Audi A6 aluminum and steel construction

Aero Aluminum Alloy To Compete With Composites, Due In Cars?

Low weight is the golden goose of automotive technology. Everyone wants it because it brings about improvements in virtually all areas - performance, economy, handling - but... read more June 13, 2011 by 


 
Audi R18 TDI Le Mans car

Audi Wins Le Mans 2011, R18 TDI Withstands Huge Crashes

Audi Sport has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the La Sarthe circuit in Northern France in one of the closest races in many years, but were it not for the strength and safety... read more June 12, 2011 by 


 
Volvo animal avoidance system

Volvo Avoids Animals With New Collision Detection Tech

When you're developing cars on roads that aren't unknown to feature the odd moose around the next corner, preventing drivers colliding with wild animals is understandably... read more June 10, 2011 by 


 
2011 Lexus CT 200h interior

Jeans Staining Your Car Seats? Lexus, Chrysler Fight Stains

You might not think your jeans have the capacity for causing much damage unless you're one of the unlucky souls to have once caught part of their anatomy in the zipper, but... read more June 8, 2011 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz 60th Anniversary Unimog Concept

Mercedes-Benz Unimog Concept: 60 Years, Inspired By Frogs

If you were to set out to design a vehicle, you might not choose a frog as your source of inspiration. Sure, we've heard of the old Austin-Healey "Frogeye" Sprite from the... read more June 7, 2011 by 


 
Touchscreen steering wheel. Photo: Discovery News

Pinch, Trace And Touch... The Steering Wheel Of The Future

If you love a steering wheel festooned with handy buttons, and even if you don't, this might be the steering wheel for you. Engineers at the University of Stuttgart in... read more June 6, 2011 by 


 
ContiEcoContact 5 low resistance tire

Low Resistance, Good Wet Weather Grip From Continental Tire

Tires: Round and black. That's all there is to it, right? Wrong. It goes without saying that as the sole contact patch between car and road, your tires are incredibly... read more June 1, 2011 by 


 
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