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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 significantly less. Further, it has the flexibility to be formed into virtually any shape and the unpainted version has the appeal of... read more

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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 


 
The Prius' self-parking system

The Prius' self-parking system

Depending on who you are, you’re either going to love or loathe the new self-parking systems on high-tech cars. Toyota’s Prius is one of the first production cars... read more July 20, 2006 by 


 
Soviet-era ekranoplan

Pioneer joins portable sat-nav brigade

Pioneer, famous for building in car electronic entertainment systems, are now moving into the world of portable satellite navigation with the launch of the AVIC-S1 aimed... read more July 10, 2006 by 


 
DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.

Beat the rising cost of fuel

The cost of vehicle ownership is increasing and now more than ever, it's important to find ways to stretch your fuel budget. Here are some tips on how to stretch your driving... read more July 5, 2006 by 


 
 

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