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Google's autonomous Lexus RX450h

Google explains how its autonomous SUV ran into a bus: Video

Google says that a recent crash between one of its self-driving Lexus RX 450h test cars and a city bus happened due to an obstruction in the road and a subsequent miscalculation. The admission came this week at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, where Google's autonomous driving boss Chris Urmson... read more

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BMW Vision Next 100 concept

BMW explains the ideas behind its Vision Next 100 concept: Video

This week BMW celebrated its 100th anniversary with the unveiling of a wild, forward-looking concept car. While the concept didn’t preview a new supercar as many had... read more March 11, 2016 by


 
Life-size Anki Drive by Harald Welker

Designer comes up with life-size Anki Drive robot racer

Noted designer Harald Belker, who has penned cars for Hot Wheels and Hollywood, has created a life-size version of the robotic Anki Drive ultra-futuristic miniature racing... read more March 9, 2016 by


 
BMW Vision Next 100 concept

BMW celebrates centenary with Vision Next 100 autonomous concept

It was 100 years ago today that the company currently known as the Bayerische Motoren Werke was first registered, though it would be more than a decade until it started... read more March 7, 2016 by


 
Subaru Global platform

First look at Subaru’s new modular platform

Subaru has developed a new modular platform that promises improved levels of safety and a more engaging driving experience for its next-generation vehicles. The platform is... read more March 7, 2016 by


 
Goodyear Eagle 360

Goodyear thinks outside the circle with levitating, sphere-shaped tire: Video

Goodyear's new Eagle 360 tire concept envisions a future that moves away from round, donut-shaped tires, and into materials and designs that could allow the car of tomorrow... read more March 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Audi SQ7 TDI

Audi SQ7 TDI debuts with electric compressor, 663 lb-ft of torque: Video

Despite the challenges faced by the Volkswagen Group over its diesel emissions scandal, it appears diesel isn’t a dirty word for the automaker as it's just announced a... read more March 3, 2016 by


 
Bugatti Chiron's quad-turbocharged, 8.0-liter W-16 engine

A close look at the Bugatti Chiron’s monster W-16 engine

Bugatti’s Chiron is a pure masterpiece where every inch has been meticulously designed and engineered to ensure the car can safely and reliably travel well above... read more March 3, 2016 by


 
Uber’s autonomous Ford Fusion prototype

Ride-sharing to go driverless if Uber gets its way

Your next Uber driver might not be a driver at all, at least if you don't plan on using the service for a few years. The ride-sharing company is planning to begin testing... read more February 29, 2016 by


 
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 eAssist

2016 Chevy Silverado And GMC Sierra Get eAssist Mild-Hybrid System

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] continues to make refinements to its Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500, with the latest update being the availability of a new... read more February 26, 2016 by


 
Apple CarPlay

Using Apple CarPlay: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

For years we've been asking why our cars' infotainment systems can't just operate like our smartphones. After what feels like eons, that day has finally arrived. For Apple... read more February 22, 2016 by


 
Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car’s V-4 engine

Porsche Shows Off 919 Hybrid's V-4 Engine For First Time

In only its second year of competition, Porsche’s 919 Hybrid LMP1-spec race car not only took home top honors in the 24 Hours of Le Mans but also the title in the World... read more February 19, 2016 by


 
Riversimple Rasa

Brit Firm Riversimple Resurfaces With Rasa Fuel Cell Car

British firm Riversimple showed the first prototype of a small hydrogen-powered fuel cell car in 2009, but there's been little apparent activity from the company in recent... read more February 18, 2016 by


 
Audi's Quattro Ultra all-wheel-drive system

Audi unveils more efficient Quattro Ultra all-wheel-drive system

Audi is overhauling the design of its Quattro all-wheel-drive system in an effort to improve efficiency of the system. The latest version, which Audi calls Quattro Ultra... read more February 18, 2016 by


 
2018 Lexus LC 500h

2018 Lexus LC 500h: First Details On Multi Stage Hybrid Tech

Lexus recently confirmed that the hybrid version of its stunning LC coupe, the LC 500h, would be shown for the first time at next month’s 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Today... read more February 18, 2016 by


 
Carbon fiber air intake from the 2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint

Ford Shows Off Carbon Fiber Air Intake

Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] Australian division has unveiled an air intake system composed completely of carbon fiber. The intake will feature on the recently... read more February 16, 2016 by


 
 

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