Technical

 
Toyota develops next-gen Valvematic engine tech

Toyota develops next-gen Valvematic engine tech

Toyota has announced that it has developed a new variable valve lift mechanism named ‘Valvematic’, which combines the previous VVT-i technology with a new mechanism that continuously controls the intake valve lift volume. While conventional engines control air intake using a throttle... read more

June 13, 2007 by
 
Greener Mini MK2 arriving in August

Greener Mini MK2 arriving in August

We previously reported that it would take BMW 6 months to add fuel saving technologies to the Mini MK2, but today the company announced that all Mini models would get the... read more May 24, 2007 by


 
Report: “Intelligent” cars just as efficient as hybrids

Report: ”Intelligent” cars just as efficient as hybrids

A recent study has found that “intelligent” cars could be just as efficient when it comes to saving fuel as regular electric-hybrid vehicles. An "intelligent" car... read more May 10, 2007 by


 
More details on Honda’s next generation A-VTEC

More details on Honda’s next generation A-VTEC

Honda released official details on its Advanced VTEC (A-VTEC) system in September last year, but up until now there hasn't been much news of any production applications of... read more February 16, 2007 by


 
Future ’smart’ tires will warn of potential flats

Future ’smart’ tires will warn of potential flats

Researchers at Purdue University are experimenting with ‘smart’ tires designed to warn the driver of weak points in the tire that may lead to a blowout or flat... read more January 19, 2007 by


 
Carbon ceramic brakes moving downmarket

Carbon ceramic brakes moving downmarket

The brakes used in high-end sports cars made by the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini may soon make their way in to less exotic offerings. A report from AutoWeek says that... read more December 21, 2006 by


 
Soviet-era ekranoplan

Video: Demonstration of Alfa Romeo's Q2 system

Here’s an interesting video of one of Alfa Romeo’s engineers behind the wheel of the GT coupe outlining the way its Q2 differential works and how it affects the... read more November 20, 2006 by


 
New electronic wedge braking technology

New electronic wedge braking technology

German electronics specialist Siemens has developed new braking technology in the form of the electronic wedge brake, which the company claims can dramatically reduce... read more November 9, 2006 by


 
Volvo developing DSG-style automatics

Volvo developing DSG-style automatics

Volkswagen’s DSG gearbox has won accolades for its slick shifting, efficient power delivery, and fuel economy ratings, and there have been reports that other carmakers... read more November 3, 2006 by


 
Carmakers have seen the light in LEDs

Carmakers have seen the light in LEDs

As the auto industry starts to adopt LED lights in more mainstream vehicles, we’ll start to see cars featuring new and exciting headlight designs such as those seen on... read more November 1, 2006 by


 
911 Turbo technology coming to a car near you

911 Turbo technology coming to a car near you

The benefits of turbocharging have been well documented, yet still today the technology is not as common as one would expect. Perhaps it’s because until now the price... read more October 12, 2006 by


 
Ferrari develops 4WD system

Ferrari develops 4WD system

Ferrari’s of the future may include an optional four-wheel drive system that the company has just developed, and follows on from the “adaptable” four-wheel... read more October 11, 2006 by


 
Carbon fiber coming to a car near you

Carbon fiber coming to a car near you

We’re seeing more and more production cars now featuring the exotic material, and for good reason. Carbon fiber is five times stronger than steel but weighs... read more October 3, 2006 by


 
Mercedes CL showcases latest Active Body Control technology

Mercedes CL showcases latest Active Body Control technology

After originally introducing the technology back in 1999, Mercedes Benz has installed an updated version of its ride handling feature for its new CL. Active Body Control... read more September 5, 2006 by


 
Consumers must be informed about black boxes

Consumers must be informed about black boxes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has passed a new rule that requires auto manufacturers to inform customers whether their car has an Event Data Recorder... read more August 22, 2006 by


 
Drivers want stability

Drivers want stability

Bosch, the inventor of stability control, has put out a research study showing drivers are becoming more aware of ESP and ABS safety systems on cars. In 2004 only 1% of... read more July 23, 2006 by


 
 

 
© 2017 MotorAuthority. All Rights Reserved. MotorAuthority is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmostock. Read our Cookie Policy.