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Audi 3.0-liter V-6 TDI with electrically-driven turbocharger

Audi’s Electrically-Driven Turbo To Debut In Next-Gen Q7 TDI

Audi recently presented an RS 5 TDI concept car powered by a diesel engine equipped with an electrically-driven turbocharger. The engine features a twin-turbocharger setup where the smaller of the two turbos uses an electric motor to spool up its compressor at lower revs (up to 70,000 rpm in a few... read more

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Tesla Model S

Tesla Shares Patents To Spur Electric Car Development

Tesla Motors is taking its patents open source in order to encourage the development of electric cars. In a company blog post, CEO Elon Musk said Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA]... read more June 13, 2014 by 


 
BMW GoPro integration

BMW And MINI Cars Getting GoPro Integration

With the vast collection of videos on YouTube taken by people in their car, it was only a matter of time until the OEMs started catering to the hobby. Recently, we learned... read more June 12, 2014 by 


 
Brembo explains its Formula One brakes

Brembo Explains Its F1 Brake Technology: Video

When it comes to brakes, there's no bigger name than Brembo. The Italian company has made a reputation for itself building brakes for high-end carmakers like Ferrari and... read more June 12, 2014 by 


 
Toyota and Panasonic in-car home monitoring system

Soon You’ll Be Able To Control Your Home From Your Car

Soon, you’ll never have to worry whether you’ve left an appliance switched on when heading out for a drive as new technology being developed by Japanese firms... read more June 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Is Tesla About To Allow Rival EVs To Use Supercharger Fast-Charging Network?

Electric car charging may be about to get a lot faster—and a lot cheaper—for everyone. Speaking at the Tesla Model S official U.K. launch, CEO Elon Musk dropped... read more June 11, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Prius (Image: FrontSeatDriver.co.uk)

Toyota Thinks Hover Cars Might Be A Thing

If you asked a guy in the 1960s what he thought we'd be driving today, he'd probably think about what he'd seen in a popular TV science-fiction show of the time and say "a... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
Local Motors Strati 3D-printed car concept

Local Motors Announces Winner of 3D-Printed Car Design Contest

Crowd-sourced carmaker Local Motors recently announced the winner of its first "3D Printed Car Design Challenge". The contest—which attracted over 200... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
First BMW i8s delivered to customers

Start Of i8 Deliveries Means BMW Is First To Market With Laser Headlights: Video

Although BMW was the first to announce plans to introduce laser headlights to its cars, revealing the technology in concept form as far back as 2011, Audi hinted earlier this... read more June 6, 2014 by 


 
Volvo XC90 Bowers & Wilkins audio system

Volvo Opts For Bowers & Wilkins Audio In New XC90

Volvo's next-generation XC90 SUV won't just introduce a new design language and interior layout to the brand, it'll also offer one of the world's best automotive audio... read more June 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Dynamic Curve suspension

Mercedes Details 2015 S-Class Coupe's Curve Tilting Function

You won't be getting your knee on the ground through every corner, but Mercedes-Benz's latest technology replicates at least one of the sensations of cornering in a... read more June 5, 2014 by 


 
Ford Fusion Lightweight Concept

Ford Fusion Lightweight Concept Car Goes All-Out With High-Tech Weight Savings: Video

When it comes to vehicle performance, weight is the enemy. But saving weight can do more than make a car turn better, accelerate better, and stop better. It can also make it... read more June 3, 2014 by 


 
2016 Volvo XC90

Volvo Shows Off New XC90’s Button-Less Interface: Video

In just a couple of months Volvo will reveal its first all-new XC90 since the launch of the original SUV all the way back in 2002. The new XC90 is shaping up to be a much... read more June 3, 2014 by 


 
Pneumatic Lego V-8 engine by Huib van der Hart

Lego V-8 And Six-Speed Sequential Gearbox Are Awesome: Video

So you want to get to better know the inner workings of a V-8 engine, and, perhaps, how a sequential gearbox works? Well, you could always build your own. Out of Legos. MUST... read more May 30, 2014 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz S500 INTELLIGENT DRIVE prototype

Mercedes Doesn’t Want You To Forget Its Autonomous Car Development: Video

This week Google unveiled its first car, a prototype autonomous vehicle devoid of a steering wheel and brakes yet capable of transporting passengers at speeds of up to 25... read more May 30, 2014 by 


 
Ford Adaptive Steering system

Ford Introducing Adaptive Steering: Video

Ford already offers electronic power steering, which helps to conserve fuel by using an electric motor to assist the steering instead of a hydraulic system drawing energy... read more May 30, 2014 by 


 
 

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