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 Garmin portable navigation kit now offered on all Volvos

Non-Satellite GPS Could Soon Be A Thing

The "quantum compass" sounds like something Dr Who might use, or a 1990s special edition car name. In actuality, it's the name of a new device under development with the British military to allow GPS-style navigation in submarines without the use of satellites. The big news here is that GPS itself... read more

May 20, 2014 by 
 
2015 Fiat 500

2015 Fiat 500 Gets Tech Updates, Automatic Option For Sporty Models

The Fiat 500 lineup is set to receive a handful of updates for the 2015 model year that should keep the cars competitive against the all-new MINI that’s just gone on... read more May 16, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8 construction at Leipzig plant

BMW Tripling Production At Carbon Plant

Get ready for carbon fiber construction to become truly mainstream--BMW has announced plans to triple carbon fiber reinforced plastic output at its Moses Lake facility in... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
Continental tires

Continental Boosts Safety With Tire Tread Depth Monitor

Tires, oil, lights. Three easy checks that any driver can make on their vehicle in a matter of minutes, but all vital to ensure your car is always ready for the road. Tires... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen DSG dual-clutch transmission

VW R&D Boss Confirms 10-Speed DSG, 236-HP Diesel Four

Volkswagen R&D boss Heinz-Jakob Neusser used this month’s Vienna Motor Symposium to reaffirm his company’s plans to introduce a 10-speed DSG dual-clutch... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
Audi R8 LMX

Audi R8 LMX: World’s First Standard Laser Headlights, Performance Upgrades

Will the real first laser headlights please stand up? BMW claimed to have the world’s first production car laser headlights with the i8. Now Audi is claiming to have... read more May 9, 2014 by 


 
BMW DesignworksUSA solar carport concept

BMW Solar Charging Carport Concept Is Stunning Functional Art

So you have a new BMW i3 or i8 in your driveway, and you’re loving the freedom the electric-drive capability gives you—but you’d like to be even greener?... read more May 8, 2014 by 


 
Nokia HERE Auto

Nokia Joins Autonomous Car Development With $100M Fund

Technology firm Nokia, best known for its mobile phones and tablet devices, has announced the formation of a $100 million fund to help develop the next generation of... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
Glow in the dark road. Photo via Heijmans.

Glow In The Dark Roads? Not So Fast

The idea of roads that glow in the dark is one any kid (or kid-at-heart adult) can appreciate, as well as a possible boon to safety. But the pilot project in the Netherlands... read more May 6, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Genesis safety systems tested

2015 Hyundai Genesis Safety Systems Tested With A Trusting Rhys Millen

Driving a car you can't see out of is not recommended. But put stunt driver Rhys Millen behind the wheel and give him the latest safety systems, and it's certainly feasible... read more May 6, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Central R&D Labs' Free Piston Engine Linear Generator (FPEG)

Toyota Designs New Type Of Internal Combustion Engine For Extended-Range EVs

The concept of range-extended vehicles--electric cars with a gasoline generator to extend their range--is an intriguing way of combining the benefits of both power sources... read more April 30, 2014 by 


 
Volvo ‘Drive Me’ autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo ‘Drive Me’ Autonomous Car Pilot Project Gets Underway In Sweden: Video

While in the U.S. Google is making strides in the development of autonomous cars, overseas major automakers such as Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Volvo are also at an advanced... read more April 30, 2014 by 


 
Google self-driving car demonstration screencap

Google's Self-Driving Car Gets Smarter: Video

Google's self-driving cars have racked up considerable mileage on public roads, and each mile yields data that can make them more capable. While the tech giant has already... read more April 28, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Versa Note "self-cleaning" prototype

High-Tech Self-Cleaning Paint Coming To A Car Near You Soon?

With winter over, many cars are receiving long-overdue baths. Some new cars may be able to read text messages or brake themselves to a stop but--short of coating one in... read more April 24, 2014 by 


 
2015 Lexus NX 200t F Sport

Harman Launches Clari-Fi Audio Tech In 2015 Lexus NX

The age of digital audio is both a blessing and a curse for audiophiles. While access to music has never been better and songs can be downloaded at the tap of a thumb... read more April 21, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang electronic line lock

2015 Ford Mustang GT Gets Standard Electronic Line Lock: Video

Back in December we reported that the 2015 Ford Mustang would be equipped with a secret burnout-control feature. Ford has finally confirmed that, announcing that the 2015... read more April 21, 2014 by 


 
 

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