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Volvo Launches Latest Autonomous Cars Pilot In Sweden

Volvo Launches Latest Autonomous Cars Pilot In Sweden

Whatever driving enthusiasts think of autonomous cars, it looks very much like the concept is here to stay. Volvo has now launched a pilot project in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden, where its self-driving vehicles will be tested on real public roads among other, non-autonomous traffic. Volvo calls... read more

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Mercedes-Benz opens new R&D facility in Silicon Valley

Mercedes Opens Silicon Valley R&D Center For Future Tech Development

Mercedes-Benz has opened a new research and development site in Sunnyvale, Silicon Valley--the fruits of which will influence the automaker's technology for years to come... read more November 26, 2013 by 


 
Mazda rotary engine

Mazda's Rotary Engine Could Live On... In Electric Cars?

Fans of Mazda's rotary engines are among the most vociferous advocates you'll find in the automotive world. While some will never understand the appeal of rotary engines... read more November 25, 2013 by 


 
Honda Accord fitted with prototype Honda eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with torque converter

Honda: New Turbo Engines, 8-Speed DCT With Torque Converter

Honda announced three new direct-injected and turbocharged engines, plus an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with the interesting addition of a torque converter, during a... read more November 18, 2013 by 


 
Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O. with airless tires.

Polaris Airless Tires Go On Sale

Polaris has finally put airless tires on sale. The Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O. ATV is the first vehicle to offer them and, considering that it's inspired by the MV850... read more November 18, 2013 by 


 
Sandia National Laboratory Multi-Modal Vehicle Concept

Real-Life Transformer Can Drive, Swim, And Fly: Video

There's a shape-shifting military robot on the horizon, and its name isn't Optimus Prime. The "Multi-Modal Vehicle Concept" designed by the Intelligent Systems, Robotics, and... read more November 12, 2013 by 


 
Nissan 3E

Nissan To Show Google Glass-Like "3E" At Tokyo Motor Show: Video

Google has tried to carve a niche for itself in the automotive realm with self-driving cars, and now Nissan is making its own incursion into the tech company's turf. Nissan... read more November 11, 2013 by 


 
Self-driving pod car to service Milton Keynes, U.K.

U.K. To Have Autonomous Cars In Service By 2017: Video

A handful of automakers such as Mercedes-Benz and Nissan are committed to launching autonomous cars by the end of the decade, but a U.K. town might be the first in the world... read more November 11, 2013 by 


 
Third Tesla Model S catches fire after hitting road debris. Photo via Twitter user @NASHVILLAIN_

Third Tesla Model S Fire: Still Not A Big Deal

A third Tesla Model S has caught fire, and while many pundits speculate as to the impact the news will have on Tesla Motors' [NSDQ:TSLA] stock, the future of electric cars... read more November 7, 2013 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz Concept B Class Electric Drive, 2012 Paris Auto Show

Daimler Wants More From Tesla Stake, New Electric Mercedes Compact In The Works?

Back in 2009—well before the Tesla Model S neared production, and before Tesla had earned the credibility it has today—Daimler bought a stake in the company with... read more November 1, 2013 by 


 
Mitsubishi XR-PHEV, GC-PHEV and AR concepts, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Mitsubishi Previews New Design Language And Tech With Three Tokyo Concepts

Mitsubishi at long last looks to be emerging from an era of acceptable yet somewhat dull product design with an exciting trio of concept cars that hint at the... read more November 1, 2013 by 


 
Wrenches

The 9 Tools Every Man (And Woman) Should Have In Their Car

When you're on the road, you're out in the world, and the world can get dangerous when you least expect it--especially if your car breaks down or runs into trouble. So what... read more October 30, 2013 by 


 
Discover the technology of Formula One with Ferrari

Discover The Technology Of F1 With Ferrari: Aerodynamics

Following on from Red Bull Racing’s series on how to build a Formula One car, Ferrari came out with its own series explaining the technology behind motorsport’s... read more October 30, 2013 by 


 
Google Glass

Mercedes-Benz Updates Infotainment For Google Glass

Google Glass--the wearable computer with an optical display--is representative of the move towards permanent internet connection and information access many of us... read more October 29, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Steals Apple Product Exec To Lead Vehicle Development

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is a company that is primed to do big things. It needs the appropriate leadership in place to accomplish that, of course, and so it's going out to... read more October 24, 2013 by 


 
Aeromobil 2.5 flying car

Another Flying Car: Slovakian Aeromobil 2.5 Makes First Test Flight

The future must be here, because people keep building flying cars. First, there was the Terrafugia Transition. Now, there's the Aeromobil, which hails from Slovakia... read more October 23, 2013 by 


 
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