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Gen V small-block V-8 on the Tonawanda assembly line

GM's RFID Smart Bolt Improves Manufacturing Accuracy

There are smart phones and smart watches, so why not a smart bolt? At its 75-year-old Tonawanda (New York) engine assembly plant, General Motors is using bolts with embedded radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to keep tabs on the construction of its new Gen 5 small-block V-8s. These... read more

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Bose noise-canceling technology (Image: Flickr user me and the sysop, used under CC license)

Bose To Offer Noise-Canceling Tech For All Cars

Many performance car fans are rather fond of the noises their vehicles make, but there are times when you just wish a car would shut up--the drive home after a long day at... read more December 24, 2013 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz hits back at Jaguar's 'cat-like reflexes' advert

Jaguar's Cat-Like Reflexes? No Match For Tech, Says Mercedes

It's nearly Christmas, and apparently automotive advertising departments have been on the brandy mince pies and the mulled wine, because things have started getting a little... read more December 23, 2013 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz and Pebble Technology smart watch

Mercedes-Benz Presents Watch That Connects With Your Car

Mercedes-Benz is providing a glimpse of one potential technology that enables greater connectivity between the driver and his or her car. The technology is a wrist watch that... read more December 23, 2013 by 


 
Google's Self-Driving Lexus RX450h

Michigan Fourth State To Approve Autonomous Car Testing

Michigan has joined California, Nevada and Florida in allowing self-driving vehicle research to take place on the state's highways. It now means companies like Nissan, Ford... read more December 19, 2013 by 


 
2014 Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1

Audi R18 e-tron quattro: Now With Laser Headlights

If ever there was a car that was perfect for mounting lasers on, it's the Audi R18 e-tron quattro. Audi's updated Le Mans Prototype will be racing through the night with... read more December 19, 2013 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang GT

2015 Ford Mustang Named 'Official Car' Of CES

The Ford Mustang isn’t the type of car you’d typically associate with an event like the Consumer Electronics Show, but the latest version of the iconic muscle car... read more December 18, 2013 by 


 
BMW laser headlights

BMW Outlines The Benefits Of Its Laser Headlights: Video

BMWs already have a distinctive look in your rear-view mirror with their angel-eye daytime running lights, and that view is about to look even more distinctive thanks to the... read more December 18, 2013 by 


 
Protean in-wheel electric motor

VW And Protean Team Up For In-Wheel Electric Motors

As electric cars become more prevalent in the market place, many automakers are still exploring the best way to make use of electric drivetrains. We've seen everything from... read more December 17, 2013 by 


 
McLaren P1

McLaren To Do Away With Windshield Wipers?

Is McLaren about to do away completely with windshield wipers? According to comments made by the sports car manufacturer’s chief designer, that may just be the case... read more December 16, 2013 by 


 
Ford Fusion Hybrid automated driving research vehicle

Ford Testing Autonomous Driving With Fusion Hybrid Research Vehicle

Autonomous driving is the next big leap for automotive technology, and every carmaker wants to be in on the game--even though it's not likely to become a reality before the... read more December 12, 2013 by 


 
Safety features for Volvo's modular SPA platform

Volvo Outlines Safety Aspects Of Modular SPA Platform

Volvo is about to introduce a new modular platform called the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) that will underpin all of its models sized from about the S60 up. The first... read more December 12, 2013 by 


 
Michael Schumacher tests new assistance systems on the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Michael Schumacher Tests 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Video

Earlier in the year, it was revealed that Michael Schumacher, a seven-time Formula One world champion and former driver for the Mercedes AMG F1 team, would be helping to... read more December 12, 2013 by 


 
3-D printed Porsche Cayman model

Want A Cayman? Porsche Lets You Print (A Small) One In 3D

Did you ever collect model cars as a kid? Maybe you still do. Either way, there was always great joy in getting your hands on the latest model, whether to give it a blast... read more December 11, 2013 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang GT

2015 Ford Mustang's Secret Feature Is Burnout Control: Exclusive

There have been quite a few headlines regarding the new 2015 Ford Mustang in the past week, but one that's got people buzzing is about a new secret feature that Ford won't... read more December 9, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet SS

2014 Chevy SS Vs. 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP: Here's What's Different

Discuss the all-new 2014 Chevrolet SS with someone who's a performance-car enthusiast, and they're bound to mention the Pontiac G8, a sedan that was sold for just two model... read more December 8, 2013 by 


 
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