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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 related to its 2016 Mirai fuel cell vehicle. ALSO SEE: The Future Arrives Early With Mercedes-Benz F015 Autonomous Car... read more

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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 


 
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

GM Files Patent For 7-Speed Dual-Clutch, Is Corvette First In Line?

There's no doubt the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray is a truly impressive performance car, from its electronically actuated limited-slip differential to its direct-injected... read more September 26, 2013 by 


 
Jaguar F-Type Coupe Patent Filing

Jaguar F-Type Coupe Revealed In Patent Filing

It's no secret that Jaguar will likely bring a coupe version of the new F-Type sports car to market soon. Now we have what could be confirmation--and a rendering--of what the... read more May 2, 2013 by 


 
Alleged patent drawings for production Gumpert Tornante supercar

Alleged Patent Drawings Reveal Production Gumpert Tornante Supercar

Germany’s Gumpert is a manufacturer of some of the most capable supercars on the planet. In fact, its Apollo Sport managed to lap the Nürburgring in just 7:11.57... read more December 18, 2012 by 


 
Alleged patent drawing for production McLaren P1 - Image via L'Automobile Magazine

Production McLaren P1 Revealed In Patent Drawing?

A concept version of McLaren’s successor to the legendary F1 supercar, the new P1, was recently revealed ahead of its debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, but could we... read more September 25, 2012 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

Toyota Going High-Tech With Its Interiors

According to trademark applications filed by Toyota, customers may soon enjoy a touch-sensitive dashboard and inductive charging for mobile devices, which could potentially... read more July 27, 2012 by 


 
Alleged patent drawings for 2014 Maserati Quattroporte

Alleged Patent Drawings For The 2014 Maserati Quattroporte

UPDATE: The 2014 Maserati Quattroporte has been revealed. Click here for all the photos and details. Prototypes for Maserati’s next-gen Quattroporte sedan have been... read more July 11, 2012 by 


 
Volkswagen Golf R Cabrio patent photos

Volkswagen Golf R Cabrio Patent Photos Revealed

What to do if you love the Volkswagen Golf R, but just can't do without a drop-top car for summer? Get the Golf R Cabrio, of course! Unfortunately, that might not be possible... read more May 25, 2012 by 


 
GM patent filing for "SS" name

GM Trademarks “SS” Name, Could It Be Chevy’s New Nameplate?

For decades, the letters SS on a vehicle from GM meant it was something special. Short for Super Sport, the SS designation was first applied on a performance variant of the... read more April 19, 2012 by 


 
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia

Patent Application Gives New Details On Ferrari Hybrid System

Ferrari has made little secret of its plans to introduce a hybrid model, even going so far as to unveil a concept version of a new gasoline-electric hybrid system dubbed... read more April 16, 2012 by 


 
Leaked patent for Chevrolet's version of the Buick Encore/Opel Mokka

Leaked Patent Shows Chevy May Launch A Rebadged Buick Encore

General Motors already sells a rebadged version of its new 2013 Buick Encore in Europe as the Opel Mokka but soon the automaker may have a third Encore variant, and this one... read more March 28, 2012 by 


 
Four-door SLS AMG patent images

Four-Door Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: Patent Documents

The web is ablaze with patent images and German-language text describing a four-door version of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. We've translated some of the text to help give you... read more February 22, 2012 by 


 
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