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2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW Expands Carbon Fiber Capacity, Outlines Future Uses

BMW currently sources a lot of the carbon fiber components for its revolutionary i3 and i8 models as well as its sporty M cars from a company called SGL Group, which produces most of the lightweight pieces at a plant jointly owned with the German automaker. The two firms are now expanding the site... read more

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McLaren P1 entering race mode

The Robotic Symphony Of The McLaren P1 Entering Race Mode: Video

There's no doubt the McLaren P1 is a strong contender--perhaps the top contender--for the title of most advanced road-going car on the planet. But what's it like to take it... read more February 12, 2014 by 


 
Harman Signal Doctor

Harman Signal Doctor Can Un-Suck Your Car's Sound System

Cars are where people listen to music most often--but the digitally compressed music we carry on iPods, USB sticks, CDs, or stream from the Web has turned our cars into lossy... read more February 12, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8 laser headlights

BMW Is First With Laser Lights As The 2015 i8 Enters Production

BMW’s cars already have a distinctive look in your rear-view mirror with their angel-eye headlights and that view will soon start to look even more distinct... read more February 10, 2014 by 


 
2011 Audi A5 e-tron quattro hybrid prototype

Audi Patent Drawings Reveal Potential Future Tech

Some of Audi's future technological advances have been revealed in the latest round of patent applications to hit the internet. Of a selection of new Audi patents noted by... read more February 10, 2014 by 


 
VW takes part in AdaptIVe autonomous driving research project

Autonomous Car Research Project Kicks Off In VW’s Hometown

A consortium of 29 firms including most major automakers has commenced a research project that will look into the requirements for autonomous driving. Called AdaptIVe... read more February 9, 2014 by 


 
U-Blox 3D Automotive Dead Reckoning.

U-Blox 3D Automotive Dead Reckoning Offers Improved Urban Navigation: Video

GPS has replaced the map as most people's navigation tool of choice, but it has its limitations. In order to accurately determine a car's current position--and thus calculate... read more February 7, 2014 by 


 
Renault Next Two autonomous and connected car prototype

Renault Previews Future Tech With Next Two Autonomous Car: Video

French automaker Renault has rolled out a new prototype that it will use to develop autonomous driving and connected car technologies. Like its alliance partner Nissan, which... read more February 7, 2014 by 


 
OSVehicle Tabby

Build An Open-Source Electric Car In One Hour, For $4,000: Video

If none of the electric cars currently on the market suit your tastes--or wallet--why not just build one? That's now possible thanks to the OSVehicle Tabby, although it's... read more February 5, 2014 by 


 
Renault Kwid Concept

Renault Kwid Concept Gets Its Own Drone

Jesse Ventura would run screaming from the Renault Kwid concept. Not because it's scary-looking or loaded up with 50-caliber machine guns. Because it has its own drone, and... read more February 5, 2014 by 


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

DOT Wants Communicating Cars To Curtail Crashes

That autonomous cars will be available over the next few decades doesn't come as much of a surprise. They will, however, be largely optional for the time being--so you won't... read more February 4, 2014 by 


 
autonomous mobility systems

Autonomous Military Vehicles Bring Us One Step Closer To Skynet

Google may be hard at work trying to bring self-driving vehicles to public roads, but it's the government that is eagerly pushing for unmanned vehicles to rumble across the... read more February 3, 2014 by 


 
BMW X3 and 5-Series police vehicles

EU Secret Plan Leaked--Police To Remotely Stop Cars?

Not the longest, nor the most action-packed, the Mustang versus Charger car chase in the movie Bullitt is generally regarded as one of the best of all time. It wouldn't have... read more February 3, 2014 by 


 
Audi's glass engine for testing e-gas synthetic natural gas

Audi Tests Cleaner e-Fuels With Glass Engine

Plenty of high-end sports cars feature glass panels into the engine bay, letting you glimpse the works of mechanical art beneath. Glass engines though are altogether rarer... read more February 3, 2014 by 


 
Teaser for Quant e-Sportlimousine concept

New Quant Performance Sedan Concept Coming To 2014 Geneva Motor Show

A new performance sedan concept bearing the Quant name has been confirmed for the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, this time with the addition of e-Sportlimousine also in its name... read more January 30, 2014 by 


 
Acura NSX II concept - 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Honda Releases Concept Model Data For 3D Printing, Including New Acura NSX

It's still not possible to 3D print an entire car, but Honda will offer the next best thing. The Japanese automaker is making data from old concept models available so people... read more January 28, 2014 by 


 
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