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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 long been available in several Audis, but the firm will now replace it with conventional automatics and dual-clutch... read more

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Smart Fortwo vs Mercedes-Benz S-Class crash test

Smart Fortwo Vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Crash Test Video

Daimler's Smart brand has faced many challenges in the past, but overcoming common perception is probably toughest of all. So used to huge SUVs and pickups are many... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
nanoFLOWCELL Quant e-Sportlimousine concept

nanoFLOWCELL-Powered Quant e-Limo Approved For German Road Trials

So many companies claim to have developed the future of road car propulsion that those making genuine strides run the risk of being ignored. Luckily, German firm Quant is... read more July 18, 2014 by 


 
Nissan autonomous vehicle prototype

Nissan’s Self-Driving Car Due In 2020 Won’t Be Fully Autonomous

Last summer, Nissan said it would launch a vehicle with revolutionary autonomous car technology by 2020, saying that the technology at present can detect and respond to... read more July 17, 2014 by 


 
Alan Mulally, 2011 NADA

Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally Joins Google

Once CEO of the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F], Alan Mulally has now joined the board of technology firm Google—just as the tech giant expands its automotive horizons to... read more July 17, 2014 by 


 
2015 Porsche 911 GT3 front axle lift system

Porsche 991 GT3 Shows Off Front-Axle Lift System: Video

The steep driveway. It's the natural enemy of sports cars and supercars around the globe. Ears and hearts ring out with anger and sadness when the familiar scrape of plastic... read more July 17, 2014 by 


 
Ferrari at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Ferrari Patents More Accurate Steering System

Anyone who has been lucky enough to get behind the wheel of a Ferrari will be aware just how sharp they are to drive, but Ferrari has recently patented a steering system that... read more July 15, 2014 by 


 
EPIC automotive sensors could monitor driver alertness for safety. Image via Plessey Semiconductors.

Creepy New Seat Monitors Your Heart, Knows When You’re Falling Asleep

Soon, your car may know your heart rate—and may take control from you if it doesn’t like what it sees. A new project from Nottingham Trent University in the UK is... read more July 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 Audi A7 3.0 TDI competition

Audi Celebrates 25 Years Of TDI Diesel Technology

It was at the 1989 Frankfurt Auto Show that Audi showed off its TDI technology for the first time. TDI is the name Audi—and Volkswagen—uses for its... read more July 14, 2014 by 


 
Pirelli tests 18-inch tires in Formula 1

Pirelli Demonstrates The Benefits Of 18-Inch F1 Tires: Video

If the sport and the teams agree to it, one aspect of Formula One could change significantly in the coming years: Its tires. At the recent F1 test at Silverstone, Pirelli... read more July 14, 2014 by 


 
Jaguar Land Rover self-learning car tech

Jaguar Land Rover Develops Intelligent Car Tech: Video

Jaguar Land Rover revealed a new suite of technology that it claims will form the basis of a 'self-learning' car that can automatically perform secondary tasks, while its... read more July 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Hacking Contest Features $10,000 Prize

Think you have what it takes to hack into a Tesla Model S electric car? If you're attending the SyScan conference in Beijing next week, then you'll be eligible to have a... read more July 11, 2014 by 


 
Jaguar Ingenium engine

Jaguar Land Rover Gives Details On New Ingenium Four-Cylinder Family

Jaguar Land Rover has developed an advanced four-cylinder engine family, members of which will start appearing in its various models from 2015 onwards. Called Ingenium, the... read more July 10, 2014 by 


 
BMW, Mercedes-Benz working on wireless charging

BMW And Mercedes Working Together On Wireless Charging

When it comes to electric vehicles, both BMW and Mercedes-Benz have, to some extent, got the hard part out of the way. Each has designed and produced, and started selling its... read more July 9, 2014 by 


 
Ray automatic parking system at Düsseldorf airport

German Airport Introduces Futuristic Automatic Parking System: Video

Airports can be stressful enough without the nuisance of parking at them. It's rarely cheap, always crowded and invariably miles from the terminal you need to fly from. In... read more July 8, 2014 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 autonomous vehicle

Mercedes Looks Into Autonomous Trucks

Long-haul truckers may not be too happy to hear it but according to Daimler board member Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, "The truck of the future is a Mercedes-Benz that drives... read more July 7, 2014 by 


 
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