Patent drawing for BMW plug-in hybrid research vehicle - Image via Car News China, PC Auto

Mystery BMW Is A Plug-In Hybrid Research Vehicle

Patent drawings for a vehicle with distinct BMW-design cues recently surfaced and were initially thought to be for a new research vehicle from the German automaker, one equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell stack. It’s since been revealed that the patent drawings are in fact for a BMW research... read more

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Patent for mid-engine Honda sports car - Image via Autovisie

New Patents May Be For Honda’s Mid-Engine S2000 Replacement--Image Update

There's little evidence to support reincarnation when it comes to humans, but what about cars? Fans have eagerly awaited a new Honda S2000 since the original iteration of... read more June 11, 2015 by 

2017 Mitsubishi Montero Sport patent drawings

2017 Mitsubishi Montero Patent Drawings Surface

Earlier this week, Mitsubishi confirmed that its new Montero (a Pajero or Shogun in other markets) will be revealed in the summer. Now we have patent drawings that show off... read more June 3, 2015 by 

Ford autonomous vehicle patent drawing

Ford Just Received An Array Of Patents For Autonomous Vehicle Technology

The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] unveiled its Smart Mobility Plan earlier this year and it's proceeding full steam ahead towards autonomous vehicle research. Looking at some... read more May 22, 2015 by 

Maserati Levante patent drawings

Maserati Levante SUV Revealed In Patent Drawings

Maserati has gone to great lengths to hide the look of its new Levante, with even the most recent test mules relying on makeshift Ghibli bodies in order to keep the final... read more May 20, 2015 by 

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

New Patents Surface For Porsche Electric And Fuel Cell Sedans

New patents have emerged suggesting Porsche is serious about launching zero-emission versions of its upcoming mid-size sedan due towards the end of the decade. Nicknamed the... read more May 5, 2015 by 

2016 Honda Civic leaked patent drawing - Image via Gizmag

2016 Honda Civic Sedan And Coupe Revealed In Leaked Patent Drawings

Honda gave us an early look at its next-generation Civic with the debut of the Civic Concept at the recent 2015 New York Auto Show. The concept was in the form of a coupe and... read more April 21, 2015 by 

Ford transmissions being built at the Van Dyke Transmission Plant

Ford Patents 11-Speed Automatic Transmission: Report

It’s been a while since the transmission wars have shown much heat—eight and nine speed transmissions are common, and we’ve all heard about development of... read more April 10, 2015 by 

2016 Toyota Mirai

Mimicking Tesla, Toyota Frees Up Patents For Mirai Fuel Cell Tech

Last June, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] gained plenty of attention when it made its electric car patents available to other companies. Now, Toyota is doing the same with patents... read more January 6, 2015 by 

Ferrari at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Ferrari Patents More Accurate Steering System

Anyone who has been lucky enough to get behind the wheel of a Ferrari will be aware just how sharp they are to drive, but Ferrari has recently patented a steering system that... read more July 15, 2014 by 

Tesla Model S

Tesla Shares Patents To Spur Electric Car Development

Tesla Motors is taking its patents open source in order to encourage the development of electric cars. In a company blog post, CEO Elon Musk said Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA]... read more June 13, 2014 by 

Porsche charging connector patent drawings

These Patent Pics Probably Aren't Proof Of A Plug-In Porsche 911

The internet loves a good rumor and a bit of wild speculation, and the latest you might have seen is a set of patent drawings that supposedly prove Porsche is working on a... read more May 30, 2014 by 

2011 Audi A5 e-tron quattro hybrid prototype

Audi Patent Drawings Reveal Potential Future Tech

Some of Audi's future technological advances have been revealed in the latest round of patent applications to hit the internet. Of a selection of new Audi patents noted by... read more February 10, 2014 by 

Ferrari SP Arya Chinese patent image

Ferrari SP Arya Patent Image Leaked

Ferrari's latest special project car is getting closer to completion. This patent image leaked to Car News China appears to show a hardcore GTO version of the F12 Berlinetta... read more November 8, 2013 by 

Possible patent drawings for the 2015 Ferrari California replacement - Image via World Car Fans

2015 Ferrari California Replacement Patent Drawings Leaked?

This very well may be our first look at the completed design for Ferrari’s replacement for its California convertible sports car. The images are alleged to be official... read more October 10, 2013 by 

Gesture-based in-car controls from Google

Google Files Patents For Gesture-Based In-Car Controls

As drivers, we rely on certain gestures to relay information to other motorists on the road. Be it a friendly wave after someone lets you merge, or a less-than-friendly... read more October 7, 2013 by 


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