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2019 Volvo XC40

2019 Volvo XC40 allows your friend or family to borrow the car without a key

Say you’re away on vacation and someone you trust, perhaps a close friend or family member, needs to borrow your car. With the 2019 Volvo XC40 arriving next spring, you’ll be able to grant a person access to the car via an app. The person borrowing the car will be able to access and... read more

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Mercedes-Benz partners with what3words for new form of navigation directions

Mercedes wants to let you find any destination with 3 words

I feel old telling you this...but I don't quite understand how this is going to make your navigation system easier to use. Perhaps my inner old man is coming out, but I'm not... read more September 17, 2017 by


 
GKN Twinster eAxle

GKN Drivelines introduces off-the-shelf torque-vectoring eAxle

Last week we saw Bosch reveal its "e-axle" off-the-shelf" electric powertain solution for automakers who don't have the means or inclination to develop their own. Now another... read more September 15, 2017 by


 
Samsung multifunctional battery technology

Samsung SDI's latest electric-car battery cells: energy capacity up 50 percent

Companies that fabricate lithium-ion battery cells rarely stage elaborate displays at global auto shows. Korean maker Samsung, though, feels its latest advance in... read more September 15, 2017 by


 
ContiAdapt and ContiSense concept tires

Continental looks to improve safety with its latest tire concepts

It's always amazing to see what tire manufacturers are dreaming up for the future. Most of the time, it's a concept based in the distant future when nano bots are able to... read more September 14, 2017 by


 
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo

Porsche InnoDrive first drive review: automating enthusiasm

With the self-driving car on its way, our days as drivers are numbered. Eventually, some accursed batch of engineers in a shadowy automotive tech center will put all the... read more September 14, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-AMG Project One concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

5 things you need to know about the Mercedes-AMG Project One

The closest thing to a homologation special we're likely to see out of Formula 1, the Mercedes-AMG Project One is one very special car. On the sidelines of the Frankfurt... read more September 13, 2017 by


 
McLaren F1 after 25 years

The McLaren F1 was almost all Formula 1 technology

It's hard to believe it's been a quarter of a century since the McLaren F1 took the world by storm. The now-legendary F1 has been heralded by car enthusiasts of multiple... read more September 11, 2017 by


 
Ford patents active thigh support

Ford loves patents and just added one for active thigh support

Ford has been on quite the patent kick as of late. The Blue Oval has recently filed patents for odd steering wheels, an interesting integrated bike rack, a system for a... read more September 9, 2017 by


 
Williams Advanced Engineering electric car platform

Williams Advanced Engineering debuts off-the-shelf EV platform

Automakers spend millions to design and engineer vehicle platforms, but some suppliers think a switch to off-the-shelf solutions may be an essential part of future vehicles... read more September 7, 2017 by


 
Jaguar Future-Type concept

Jaguar Future-Type is a familiar vision of a self-driving city car

More and more people are predicted to move to large cities in the future. Limited parking spots coupled with congestion will make owning and driving your own car a hassle... read more September 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

Watch the 2017 F-150 Ford Raptor's suspension hard at work while off-roading

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is one heck of a capable truck off-road. That much we've known for awhile, but if you've ever wondered what the suspension looks like while the... read more September 6, 2017 by


 
Mazda RX-Vision concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Mazda execs continue to tease future rotary without any more details

Despite its recent breakthrough in sparkless ignition gasoline engines, Mazda has no plans to abandon the rotary engine which its executives insist is still being developed... read more September 6, 2017 by


 
Jaguar Sayer Steering Wheel

Jaguar envisions the steering wheel of the future with Sayer concept

The future of transportation isn't known, but Jaguar envisions one in which consumers don't own a car but simply a sliver of one: the steering wheel. The British luxury... read more September 5, 2017 by


 
This 1/3-scale V-10 engine actually works

This hand-made 1/3-scale V-10 actually runs

As much as we love full-size engines, it's sometimes the smaller scale stuff that sets our hearts aflutter. Working in the smaller scale allows us to get up close and... read more September 1, 2017 by


 
Could electric cars have a manual transmission?

Could electric cars use manual transmissions?

There's concern among many enthusiasts that the manual transmission is on its way out. This coincides with the notion that electric cars are the future and internal... read more August 30, 2017 by


 
 

 
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