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2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class, live photos from unveiling in Hamburg

Mercedes S-Class Designer Hints At Future Interior Tech, Including Gesture Control

The current-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class already set new standards for interior comfort and technology when it debuted in 2013, but the next car, due in 2018, will take things another step forward. Speaking to Auto Express, Mercedes’ chief interior designer Jan Kaul said that the brand... read more

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2014 Audi A6 3.0T

Audi's New Four-Cylinder Engine Could Match Larger Engines' Smoothness: Report

As carmakers work to meet stricter global emissions standards, engine downsizing has become an important strategy for increasing efficiency. That's why more four-cylinder... read more August 15, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Looks To Hire Hackers To Beat Hackers

The technological advancement of vehicles means the risk of hackers infiltrating myriad electronic systems becomes ever greater. For car companies, the onus is on them to... read more August 15, 2014 by 


 
New Volvo XC90’s modular SPA platform

Volvo Presents New XC90’s Modular SPA Platform

Volvo is about to introduce a new modular platform called the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) that will soon underpin all of its models sized from the S60 up. The first... read more August 12, 2014 by 


 
Navdy portable heads-up display

Navdy Head-Up Display Is Like Driving In The Future

Head-up displays (HUDs) are the preserve of high-end, expensive vehicles, right? Well, yes actually, though like most high-end tech it only takes time and perhaps a little... read more August 11, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

Are Changeable Interior Colors The Future Of Car Personalization?

Is your car interior boring you? Do you ever wish you could redecorate it, just like your living room? Johnson Controls is working on a high-tech version of that concept... read more August 11, 2014 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott

Why Your Electric Car May Talk To Your Utility Behind Your Back: It'll Save You Money

Cars are remarkably dumb and uncommunicative objects. They only started having any situational awareness of what's around them--other vehicles in the blind spot, for... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
Clear valve cover on Chevy V-8 hotrod makes for amazing visuals

Clear Valve Covers Make For Mesmerizing Machine Action: Video

If you’ve ever sat and stared at one of those water-drinking bird toys for a few minutes, you will be glued to your screen for the next several minutes. Of course, even... read more July 30, 2014 by 


 
Cadillac Powermat

Wireless Charging Coming To A Cadillac Near You: Video

Cadillac wants you to put your phone away. Well, all automakers do really, but Cadillac will soon offer you a bit of an energizing incentive to do so. The automaker has... read more July 29, 2014 by 


 
2016 Jaguar XE teaser

2016 XE Will Be The Most Fuel-Efficient Jaguar Ever Thanks To Aluminum Construction

Jaguar’s all-new 3-Series and C-Class fighter, the XE, is set for a reveal on September 8 but the British automaker simply can’t help itself from releasing a few... read more July 29, 2014 by 


 
2016 Audi TTS

2016 Audi TT Sound System Gets Symphoria Tech

The 2016 Audi TT packs an impressive array of technology and style, but it can also make some noise. The Bang & Olufsen system offered in the top-spec TT boasts 680 watts... read more July 28, 2014 by 


 
Mercedes-AMG M178 twin-turbo V-8 engine

Mercedes-AMG GT’s New Twin-Turbo V-8 M178 Engine: Gallery

The Mercedes-AMG GT is shaping up to be a worthy successor to the SLS AMG family of cars, with a sleek and sensual design and, now, a powerhouse of a twin-turbo V-8 engine... read more July 25, 2014 by 


 
Smart Morphing Surface, or Smorph. Image via MIT/Pedro Reis

Your Next Supercar Could Be Covered In Morphing Dimples

Golf balls and cars don’t often have more in common than whether there’s room for a couple of bags in the trunk. But that may soon change. A new technology from a... read more July 24, 2014 by 


 
2015 Audi A7

Audi Abandons CVTs, Focuses On Conventional Auto And Dual-Clutch Transmissions

German automaker Audi has decided to kill off its continuously variable transmission, in the next generation of its models. Continuously variable transmissions, or CVTs, have... read more July 23, 2014 by 


 
U.S. Marines Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate (GUSS)

U.S. Marines Test Self-Driving Support Vehicle On Battlefield: Video

Self-driving cars aren’t all cute, cuddly, Google-powered bubbles. Some of them are big, gnarly, and potentially life-saving military machines. This is one of the... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Model S Hacked In Chinese Contest

As cars become increasingly computerized, it's hard to ignore that, like your home computer, it's a target for hackers all around the world. Chinese computer security... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
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