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BMW Highly Automated Driving prototype

BMW To Test Autonomous Cars In China

While Audi and Mercedes-Benz have made headlines recently with news they’ve received permits to test autonomous cars on California’s roads, BMW has now revealed that it plans to start testing self-driving cars in China. Like its rivals, BMW has been testing its own autonomous car... read more

September 29, 2014 by 
 
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid spy shots

Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain Specs Revealed

Mercedes-Benz’s first plug-in hybrid model, the S550 Plug-In Hybrid, is due to go on sale next year (our first drive report is coming soon). It will be the first of as... read more September 22, 2014 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz receives autonomous car license for California

Mercedes Is Latest To Receive California’s Autonomous Car License

Earlier this week we saw Audi become the first automaker to receive the new license from the state of California to allow testing of autonomous car prototypes on public... read more September 19, 2014 by 


 
Audi A7 autonomous car prototype

Audi Receives California’s First Autonomous Car Permit: Video

Audi was one of the pioneers in the area of autonomous cars, having built a TT prototype that in 2010 tackled Colorado’s Pikes Peak Hill Climb entirely on its own. A... read more September 17, 2014 by 


 
Nelson Racing Engines twin-turbo LSX prototype does 1,000 hp on pump gas

Hybrids? We Don’t Need No Stinking Hybrids. NRE 1,000-HP Pump Gas Twin-Turbo LSX V-8: Video

There’s a certain beauty to an engine that makes its own power, without the need for hybrid battery packs and electric motors. It’s elegant, honest, and, in the... read more September 16, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S with LumiLor electroluminescent light coating

LumiLor Makes Tesla Model S Into Crazy Electric Light Show: Video

The Tesla Model S is already—and still—a head-turner in its own right. It’s a stunning take on the sedan form factor, and it’s still the only viable... read more September 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Elon Musk Says Tesla’s Autonomous Tech Coming In Three Years

Earlier this week, General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] announced it will launch a Cadillac model for the 2017 model year that will be capable of driving autonomously in certain... read more September 11, 2014 by 


 
Peugeot 208 Hybrid Air concept

Hybrid Air Tech Edges Closer To Production Reality With Peugeot 208 Concept

The number of drivetrains available to car buyers has never been so diverse. Gasoline, diesel, natural gas, electric and all manner of hybrid vehicles are available right... read more September 9, 2014 by 


 
Cadillac semi-autonomous and connected car technology

Cadillac Autonomous And Connected Car Tech Coming For 2017: Video

Cadillac has confirmed that from the 2017 model year some of its vehicles will be available with autonomous and connected car technology. The announcement was made by General... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
Lexus GS at Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar

Toyota Safety Tech Paves The Way For Autonomous Cars

Self-driving cars aren't quite ready for showrooms, but the necessary technology is already available. The latest round of advanced safety features from Toyota could bring us... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
Carbon Revolution wheels tested on Jay Leno's Garage

Jay Leno Tests New Carbon Fiber Wheels: Video

Once the preserve of race cars, you can now get carbon fiber on everything from dashboard trim to key fobs. But its light weight gives it far more potential than decorative... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
Dandelions could be used for tire rubber [Image: Flickr user jolly_janner]

Flower Power Helps Horsepower With Dandelion-Based Tires

Dandelions are something of a garden pest, their yellow petals springing up everywhere you don't want them. As you might have noticed when snipping off their heads or digging... read more September 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Sport

Infiniti Q50 May Revert To Older Hydraulic Steering

Automakers are often at their best when trying something new and breaking free of industry norms, but Infiniti's drive-by-wire steering system, optional on the Q50S sedan, is... read more September 2, 2014 by 


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

NHTSA Moving Forward With Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communication

Continuing research into autonomous vehicles won't just benefit the autonomous vehicles themselves, but all manner of other vehicles too. One particular area of research... read more August 26, 2014 by 


 
Volvo Sensus Connect

Volvo Makes Sensus Connect Standard Across The Range

Volvo has announced that all of its vehicles, at least in the U.S., will be fitted as standard with its Sensus Connect infotainment system—making Volvo the only... read more August 26, 2014 by 


 
Sylvania Zevo sealed-beam LED headlights

LED Retrofit Headlights Now Offered For Huge Range Of Classics

Old cars are great, aren't they? Characterful, beautiful, noisy, interactive, nostalgic. Right until you go out for a drive at night and realize your headlights are as... read more August 25, 2014 by 


 
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