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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 and super capacitor systems, which typically carry considerable weight and take up a lot of space. The solution is a new type... read more

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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 


 
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

GM Files Patent For 7-Speed Dual-Clutch, Is Corvette First In Line?

There's no doubt the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray is a truly impressive performance car, from its electronically actuated limited-slip differential to its direct-injected... read more September 26, 2013 by 


 
BMW Concept X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid

BMW Concept X5 eDrive To Spawn Production Plug-In Hybrid SUV: Report

Unveiled in August before making its public debut at the Frankfurt auto show earlier this month, the BMW Concept X5 eDrive is a 61.8-mpg take on luxury utility driving. And... read more September 26, 2013 by 


 
2014 BMW M3 and M4 engine technology

2014 BMW M3 & M4: Engine Tech Gallery

The move from the soaring, singing S65 V-8 of the E9x BMW M3 to the new twin-turbo, in-line six-cylinder S55 in the 2014 BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe has some fans longing for... read more September 26, 2013 by 


 
Volkswagen Design Vision GTI racing concept

Volkswagen Working On 500-HP, Twin-Turbo VR6 Engine: Report

There are many things to love about the Volkswagen Golf R32. It's an all-wheel drive hatchback with premium feel and a potent, mellifluous VR6 engine. But soon, the VR6 may... read more September 25, 2013 by 


 
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