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President Obama's limousine

Taking A Closer Look At The President's 'Beast' Limo

You're familiar with The Beast, right? No, not the one whose name adds up to 666. The presidential limo that looks like a Cadillac but really isn't. If you're not up to speed, get cozy and learn some more about the combat-grade mega-limo that has ferried the President since Dubya's tenure. Of... read more

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Nano structured batteries and super capacitors integrated into carbon fiber panel

Volvo Shows Body Panels That Could Replace Batteries In Electric Cars

Volvo is working together with independent research groups to develop a means of energy storage for future electric cars that does away completely with traditional battery... read more October 17, 2013 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark & Sonic models add Apple's voice-activated Siri software to MyLink

More Chevys To Offer Siri Eyes Free, Including Camaro And SS

Already available on the diminutive Spark and Sonic, Chevrolet is making Apple's Siri Eyes Free software available on a wider range of its models. The intelligent assistance... read more October 16, 2013 by 


 
Toyota's Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA) maintains inter-vehicle distance

Toyota Announces New Autonomous And Pedestrian Safety Tech

Toyota has been treading a slow and cautionary path towards the implementation of autonomous driving technology on its cars; understandable given the recent spate of... read more October 11, 2013 by 


 
New MINI Cooper's safety and convinience features

MINI Outlines 2014 Cooper’s New Driver Assist Features

When it finally makes its debut next month, the new 2014 MINI Cooper won’t just feature fresh styling, a revamped interior and fuel-efficient three-cylinder engines... read more October 10, 2013 by 


 
Ford autonomous car technology

Ford Previews Upcoming Autonomous Car Tech: Video

Ford is the latest to demonstrate some of its upcoming autonomous car technology. The automaker will gradually roll out its self-driving technology, starting with simple... read more October 10, 2013 by 


 
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

How The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Drives Without A Transmission

The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid doesn't have a transmission, so how does it work? The Accord Hybrid eschews every form of conventional automatic transmission--from dual-clutch... read more October 8, 2013 by 


 
QNX software-based Active Noise Control.

QNX Announces Pure Software Solution For In-Car Noise Reduction

Software can do a lot of things, but can it create quiet? QNX Acoustics thinks it can. The company is marketing an all-software remedy for eliminating mechanical and road... read more October 8, 2013 by 


 
External airbag deployed from car door. [Photo by the Daily Mail]

Are External Airbags The Next Generation Of Car Safety Tech?

In the 2008 live action Speed Racer film, race drivers are saved from imminent death by quick-expanding foam, which turns their cars into giant bouncing balls that deflect... read more October 8, 2013 by 


 
Renault Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn in a Nissan Leaf autonomous car prototype

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn Tests Company’s Autonomous Car: Video

Nissan has promised to launch a fully autonomous car by 2020 and is committed to eventually offering the option on its full lineup of cars. Currently, the automaker is... read more October 8, 2013 by 


 
Gesture-based in-car controls from Google

Google Files Patents For Gesture-Based In-Car Controls

As drivers, we rely on certain gestures to relay information to other motorists on the road. Be it a friendly wave after someone lets you merge, or a less-than-friendly... read more October 7, 2013 by 


 
CT scan of a crashed car.

Massive CT Scanner Will Glean Safety Insight From Wrecked Cars

Computed tomography (CT) scanners are great for diagnosing problems in people, but what about cars? The Fraunhofer Development Center is using the biggest CT scanner it can... read more October 7, 2013 by 


 
Subaru EyeSight safety system

Subaru Upgrades EyeSight Safety System In Preparation For Autonomous Driving

Subaru has announced an upgraded version of its EyeSight vehicle monitoring system that enhances safety performance and further reduces the burden on the driver. The changes... read more October 2, 2013 by 


 
Volkswagen's MARTA augmented reality service app for iPad

Volkswagen XL1 Gets Augmented Reality iPad Repair App: Video

The Volkswagen XL1 isn't all that exciting on its own, though its application of technology is impressive (and a sporty version is in the works). Achieving 261 mpg from... read more October 1, 2013 by 


 
Martin P12 jet pack.

For When A Supercar Isn't Enough: Martin P12 Jet Pack Available In 2014

If you already drive a supercar like the Audi R8, where do you go from there? How about a jet pack? New Zealand's Martin Aircraft Company hopes to bring one to market next... read more September 30, 2013 by 


 
Breathometer smartphone breathalyzer

Now Your Smartphone Can Be A Breathalyzer

These days, smartphones seem to be the answer to everything including, apparently, drunk driving. A new device called the Breathometer is billed as the "World's First... read more September 26, 2013 by 


 
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