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2016 BMW 7-Series production

Watch How BMW Adds Carbon Fiber To Its 2016 7-Series: Video

BMW proved with its i3 and i8 that carbon fiber in the form of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) could be used effectively in the mass production of vehicles. Now the automaker is implementing the lightweight yet sturdy stuff in its regular models, starting with the 2016 7-Series flagship... read more

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Ridewith by Waze

Google's Waze enters ride-sharing game: Is Uber doomed?

Here's some news that isn't likely to sit well with the Uber brass: Google is getting into the ridesharing game. Details come from The Car Connection, which writes that... read more July 10, 2015 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class To Expand Safety, Self-Driving, Self-Parking Capabilities: Video

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan will be officially unveiled next January at the Detroit Auto Show, but from the number of spy shots already published, it's pretty... read more July 7, 2015 by


 
GoPro HERO4 Session

New GoPro HERO4 Session Drops Some Features To Get Small

GoPro has announced a brand-new camera for its lineup of capture-anything-and-everything video devices. It's called the HERO4 Session, and it's smaller and lighter than the... read more July 6, 2015 by


 
BMW 1-Series Hatchback prototype with direct water injection

BMW Shows Off More Vehicles With Power-Boosting Water Injection

BMW held a presentation at its test center in Miramas, France during the past week where the automaker showed off a number of its upcoming powertrain technologies. The... read more July 5, 2015 by


 
BMW i8 hydrogen fuel cell concept

BMW Shows Off Fuel Cell-Powered i8 And 5-Series GT

In late 2011, BMW signed a memorandum of understanding with Toyota for collaboration on a number of projects, one of which was development of a new sports car platform to... read more July 2, 2015 by


 
Tailor Made Ferrari California T

Ferrari Lightweight Tech Even Encompasses Seat Trim

Like most other automakers in this expensive space, Ferrari offers up a more bespoke automobile for its more discerning clientele. The program is called Tailor Made, and its... read more July 2, 2015 by


 
2015 BMW 1-Series Hatchback

BMW 1-Series Predictive Gear Shift Reads The Road: Video

BMW's Predictive Gear Shift is unquestionably trick technology. First appearing on the company's Rolls-Royce Wraith, and later on its BMW 7-Series, the system uses satellite... read more June 29, 2015 by


 
Roman Numerals Gear Stick

Thinking Inside The Gearbox: How A Manual Transmission Works: Video

The future of the stick shift looks dim. Performance icons like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and McLaren no longer offer traditional manuals. Even on enthusiast models like the... read more June 26, 2015 by


 
Audi Lunar Quattro developed for Google Lunar X Prize

Audi Joins Moon Mission

There’s a high-stakes X Prize competition running, and this one’s to the moon—literally. We’re taking, of course, about the Google Lunar X Prize... read more June 26, 2015 by


 
Samsung Safety Truck

Samsung Builds A Truck You Can See Through, Sort Of

We've seen some pretty interesting applications of camera tech lately—see Land Rover's Transparent Hood and Jaguar's 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen. Yet Samsung's Safety... read more June 23, 2015 by


 
Concept drawings for Elon Musk’s 800-mph Hyperloop

Pod Racers Wanted: SpaceX Announces Hyperloop Competition

Hawthorne, California is hardly Tatooine—but if entrepreneur and Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk gets his way, both will boast pod racing. Plenty of details are... read more June 19, 2015 by


 
Rotary Engine Explained

The Rotary Engine's Inner Mysteries Explained: Video

While Motor Authority has written plenty about the rotary, or Wankel, engine over the years, our stories have generally gone in two distinct directions. The first flavor... read more June 17, 2015 by


 
Land Rover Range Rover Sport prototype with remote control function

Jaguar Land Rover Shows Off New Remote Control System: Video

BMW’s new 7-Series going on sale this fall will feature a world-first remote control system that will allow you to park in tight or tricky spots by getting out of the... read more June 16, 2015 by


 
Ford F-150 Halo Sandcat

Ford F-150 Halo Sandcat Is One Wicked Off-Road Rig

As part of a promotion for the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians release, the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has released photos of its F-150 Halo Sandcat, a wicked off-road rig... read more June 15, 2015 by


 
BMW Highly Automated Driving prototype

Chinese Rival To Google Working With BMW On Autonomous Car, Prototype To Launch This Year

Google isn't the only tech giant in the autonomous car game any longer as Chinese search engine giant Baidu is hoping to start testing of a self-driving car this year... read more June 15, 2015 by


 
 

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