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Honda 10-speed transmission, Honda R&D Center, October 2015

Technology Preview: We Drive Honda's 10-Speed Automatic Transmission

It wasn't too long ago that a six-speed automatic transmission was state of the art. Then we got seven-speed, eight-speed, and nine-speed units. One of the nine-speeds, designed by noted transmission manufacturer ZF, has given multi-speed transmissions a bad reputation. Paired with four-cylinder... read more

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Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Tesla Plans Constraints For Autopilot System After Several Near Misses: Video

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] recently launched a software update for its Model S enabling the car to drive autonomously in certain situations, such as along a multilane highway... read more November 6, 2015 by


 
Nissan IDS concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Autonomous Cars Will Need To Interact With Pedestrians: Here's How

The technology that’s required to guide and pilot autonomous (self-driving) vehicles—keeping them on the road and on their route—is only one challenge. The... read more November 3, 2015 by


 
Mazda RX-Vision concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Mazda’s New Rotary To Arrive With Turbocharging, Not Electrification: Report

At the recent 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda rolled out a stunning sports car concept powered by a rotary engine said to be more fuel efficient than any previous rotary design... read more November 3, 2015 by


 
Yamaha Sports Ride concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Yamaha Sports Ride Concept First With Gordon Murray-Designed iStream Carbon

Yamaha has been hinting at a move into car manufacturing in recent years, with the firm recently teaming up with McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray to develop a city car... read more October 28, 2015 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo Concept

Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo Concept Revealed

Mercedes-Benz is fully embracing the concept of autonomous cars, seeing them as a means to transform the way we interact and use cars. We got our first taste of... read more October 27, 2015 by


 
Tony Hawk Rides Hoverboard

Tony Hawk, Volunteers Ride Hendo's Latest Hoverboard: Video

Yesterday, in celebration of Back to the Future Day—the date Marty McFly traveled to in Back to the Future II—Hendo unveiled the latest version of its hoverboard... read more October 22, 2015 by


 
Yokohama Aerodynamic Tire Tech

New Technology Could Improve Airflow Around Your Tires

When you think of vehicle aerodynamics, we have to assume that you don't think of your tires. Yokohama thinks about all manner of tire technology on a constant basis, which... read more October 22, 2015 by


 
2017 Bentley Bentayga

Bentley Bentayga Diesel To Feature Electric-Aided Turbocharger

Bentley’s new Bentayga debuted with a W-12 gasoline engine, but the British automaker has confirmed that the SUV will eventually offer diesel and plug-in hybrid... read more October 20, 2015 by


 
Tesla Autopilot Test

Tesla Owners Begin Posting Autopilot Videos

Well, that didn't take long. Yesterday, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] released its Version 7.0 software update which contains the new Autopilot feature, and Model S drivers have... read more October 16, 2015 by


 
Ferrari F12 tdf vehicle dynamics video

Find Out How Ferrari Improved The Handling Of The F12 tdf: Video

Yesterday, we brought you a video looking at the modifications made to the 6.3-liter V-12 engine in the Ferrari F12 tdf to enable it to deliver all 770 horsepower and 520... read more October 16, 2015 by


 
Volvo commits to electric car development

Volvo electric car coming in 2019

Volvo unveiled a fully electric C30 compact hatch in 2009 that it used for research purposes and even loaned out to customers to learn more about how people use electric cars... read more October 15, 2015 by


 
Volvo CMA modular compact car platform

First Of Volvo’s Next-Generation Compact Cars Arriving In 2017

Just as it has the SPA platform for its larger models, Volvo is working on another modular platform just like SPA that it will use for its range of next-generation compact... read more October 15, 2015 by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Tesla Version 7.0 Software Update Activates First Autopilot Features

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] has been teasing Model S owners with its planned Autopilot autonomous driving system for quite some time now. The hardware necessary for the system... read more October 15, 2015 by


 
Hyundai HTRAC

Hyundai Uses LEDs To Highlight Benefits Of Its HTRAC All-Wheel Drive: Video

Hyundai's new video illustrating the functionality of it's HTRAC all-wheel-drive system is part demonstration video, part Tron—and it's pretty slick. By placing LED... read more October 14, 2015 by


 
Volkswagen C Coupe GTE concept, 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

VW doubles down on EVs post diesel scandal, promises all-electric Phaeton

In the wake of its diesel emissions scandal, the Volkswagen Group has decided to double down on electric car development and promote a future of zero emission vehicles. In... read more October 14, 2015 by


 
 

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