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More info on the Saab-Haldex XWD system

More info on the Saab-Haldex XWD system

Though perhaps not as impressive as Mitsubishi’s Super All Wheel Control system pegged for the Evo X, Saab’s new XWD co-developed with Haldex still has a few merits of its own that are worth mentioning. Set to debut in the facelifted 9-3 range, XWD and its electronic differential will... read more

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New engine design could double fuel efficiency of cars

New engine design could double fuel efficiency of cars

The UK-based Nevis Engine Company is close to completing work on the second phase of testing of its functioning prototype of a new exhaust valve and intake system... read more June 17, 2007 by 


 
ZF's new torque vectoring rear axle

ZF's new torque vectoring rear axle

Automotive supplier ZF has created a new torque vectoring rear axle drive system that has been designed to distribute drive torque individually between a car's rear wheels... read more June 16, 2007 by 


 
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... read more June 13, 2007 by 


 
Crisis: Carbon fiber in short supply

Crisis: Carbon fiber in short supply

Carbon fiber has always been the material of choice when it comes to high-performance auto exotica. The woven synthetic is lighter and tougher than metal, helping to reduce... read more June 7, 2007 by 


 
Solar powered Prius

Solar powered Prius

California-based Solar Electrical Vehicles (SEV) has created a unique option for the Prius electric hybrid. The kit consists of a convex solar-panel made from high efficiency... read more June 2, 2007 by 


 
Porsche and BorgWarner develop new AWD tech

Porsche and BorgWarner develop new AWD tech

US based auto-parts supplier BorgWarner has teamed up with Porsche once again to develop a new AWD clutch and control system, which will be adopted across several Porsche... read more May 31, 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 


 
Mazda confirms next-generation rotary engine, outlines future vehicle technologies

Mazda confirms next-generation rotary engine, outlines future vehicle technologies

Update: More details on the new Rotary here. Mazda has released a ‘mission statement’ of sorts, revealing some crucial details about its future model lineup. Like... read more March 22, 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 


 
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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 


 
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