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Google autonomous car prototype

California Looks To Tighten Rules For Autonomous Cars

California has become one of the top states for autonomous car research, primarily due to the number of tech firms based there including Google which is already testing self-driving cars on the state’s roads. However, state regulators are now making moves to tighten the rules for autonomous... read more

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Replica wheel showing major damage after pothole test

New Video Highlights Potential Danger Of Replica Wheels: Video

As an auto enthusiast, it’s easy to be tempted by deals for OEM-style wheels that cost a fraction what the dealer or authorized reseller may be asking. But there are... read more October 26, 2015 by


 
Volvo ‘Drive Me’ autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

New Video Shows What It Will Be Like Owning A Volvo Autonomous Car

Continuing its reputation for stellar safety, Swedish automaker Volvo is committed to developing cars that that are crash-proof in an attempt to completely eliminate... read more October 6, 2015 by


 
Volvo ‘Drive Me’ autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

Automotive Safety Giant Autoliv To Help Develop Autonomous Systems With Volvo

Automotive safety systems giant Autoliv has joined Volvo in the Swedish automaker’s Drive Me autonomous car research project. The two companies will share their... read more September 30, 2015 by


 
Volvo safety systems

Automatic Emergency Braking To Become Standard?

There's no question about it; modern cars are incredibly safe, and there's new technology being released that has them becoming safer still. Since it was mandated that we all... read more September 15, 2015 by


 
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sentinel

Jaguar Land Rover SVO Division Cooks Up Range Rover Sentinel Armored SUV: Video

Already responsible for developing more luxurious and higher performing vehicles from Jaguar Land Rover, the Special Vehicles Operations division has now been tasked with... read more September 8, 2015 by


 
Formula One Halo cockpit protection concept

FIA Will Test Closed Cockpits

In the wake of Justin Wilson's tragic death last week, the conversation about closed cockpits in open-wheel racing has been renewed. Formula One's governing body, the FIA... read more August 28, 2015 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Hacked... Wait... Tesla Model S Fixed

Last year, some hackers in China proved that the Tesla Model S was a hackable machine. In the wake of some more recent hackable automotive news, it shouldn't be quite as... read more August 6, 2015 by


 
OnStar Theft Alarm Notification

Hacker Working With GM To Fix OnStar Vulnerabilities: Video

Connected cars promise better safety and security, but like anything connected to a network, they can be susceptible to attacks from hackers. And General Motors Company... read more August 1, 2015 by


 
2014 Jeep Cherokee

FCA Responds To Hackers' Scary Breach Of 2014 Jeep Cherokee: Video

On Tuesday, Wired posted an account of writer Andy Greenberg's ongoing experiment to demonstrate the potential of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee to be remotely hacked. During this... read more July 22, 2015 by


 
Samsung Safety Truck

Samsung Builds A Truck You Can See Through, Sort Of

We've seen some pretty interesting applications of camera tech lately—see Land Rover's Transparent Hood and Jaguar's 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen. Yet Samsung's Safety... read more June 23, 2015 by


 
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder Recalled For Radiator Wiring Issue

The Porsche 918 Spyder has been, arguably, the most successful of the new breed of hybrid hypercars, selling more than the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari combined. While... read more May 22, 2015 by


 
Department of Transportation vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) program

NHTSA Aims To Speed Implementation Of Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communication

Today's cars are, without a doubt, safer than they've ever been. But with ever-increasing congestion—along with seemingly infinite distractions—the National... read more May 17, 2015 by


 
New Mercedes-Benz Crash-Test Facility

Mercedes-Benz Hits Milepost In Construction Of Mammoth New Crash Test Facility

Mercedes-Benz has been crash testing all its models for over half a century, and along the way, the company has developed plenty of groundbreaking tech. From seatbelts that... read more May 13, 2015 by


 
Texas A&M causeway bridge barrier

Truck Lovers Beware: Texas A&M Back With A New Truck-Killing Barrier

Remember Texas A&M’s previous truck-decapitating barrier? Well, the university’s Transportation Institute has developed a new barrier, but rather than stop a... read more May 12, 2015 by


 
MINI Augmented Vision concept, 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

MINI Hints At Future Tech With Augmented Vision Concept: Video

Augmented Reality, where your normal view is ‘augmented’ by computer-generated sensory input, typically via a headset- or glasses-type device, hasn’t quite... read more April 10, 2015 by


 
 

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