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Jaguar Land Rover connected car and autonomous car technology

Jaguar Land Rover to start real-world testing of connected cars

One of the vital steps towards the full automation of cars is the development of a communications network where cars aren’t only linked with other cars but also the surrounding infrastructure. Known as vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-object (V2X) communications, the technology... read more

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GM patents new tech for twin-scroll turbocharger system

GM patents new tech for twin-turbocharged engines

General Motors is working on some slick new technology that should give twin-turbocharged engines a bit of a boost. According to Motor Trend, the main meat of this patent... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
Scania hybrid truck concept designed for "electric highway"

Sweden opens world's first "electric road"

A 2-kilometer stretch of the E16 freeway near Gävle, Sweden, nicknamed the e-way might be the world's most advanced stretch of pavement. Electric current running through... read more July 9, 2016 by


 
Starship robotic delivery

Autonomous robots to begin making deliveries in London

Your next delivery guy may not be a human at all, at least if you live in London. That's where the new Starship autonomous delivery vehicle—which may be better known as... read more July 8, 2016 by


 
Roewe RX5 smartcar running Alibaba’s YunOS operating system

China’s Alibaba beats U.S. tech firms to launch of smartcar

China’s Alibaba may have started out life as just another e-commerce business but over the years has expanded into other areas including launching its own electronic... read more July 8, 2016 by


 
Lamborghini Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory in Seattle, Washington

Lamborghini looks to carbon fiber for engine parts

Carbon fiber has been slowly making its way into structural components for new cars in order to save weight while adding strength, but up until now no automaker has suggested... read more July 7, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained on conventional vs. synthetic motor oil

Is synthetic engine oil better than conventional for your car?

Our pal Jason Fenske at Engineering Explained addresses one of the most commonly-asked questions about car maintenance: should you use synthetic motor oil or conventional... read more July 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

NHTSA probes Tesla Model X crash that allegedly happened in Autopilot mode

Within days of it emerging that a driver of a Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S died on May 7 when his electric sedan in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode ran under a trailer... read more July 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius V 5dr Wagon Four (Natl) Mirror

Japan to allow camera-based side mirrors

Japan says that it will begin allowing automakers to ditch side mirrors in favor of cameras that allow for a wider viewing angle and can help improve vehicle aerodynamics... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
GM/NASA RoboGlove

GM, NASA create robotic 'power glove'

General Motors says that it has worked with NASA to bring the Nintendo Power Glove to life—well, a far more sophisticated version of the raddest part from "The Wizard."... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor coming with 6 drive modes

It’s been over a year since Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] revealed its new F-150 Raptor but there’s still plenty to learn about this performance-oriented, off-road... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
BMW Vision Next 100 concept

Fully autonomous BMW coming in 2021

BMW on Friday announced a partnership with Intel and Mobileye to help spur the development of autonomous driving technology. Intel is a leader when it comes to artificial... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
Pearl RearVision

Ex-Apple engineers create solar-powered backup camera

Backup cameras will soon become mandatory in all new cars, but for those of us with an older vehicle, solutions tend to be pricey and cumbersome to install. A company called... read more June 30, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained on dual clutch transmissions

5 things you should never do with a dual-clutch transmission

Dual-clutch gearboxes are becoming increasingly common, and today's versions of these fast-shifting automatic gearboxes are far better than they were just a few years ago... read more June 30, 2016 by


 
Daimler files patent for system that sprays water on tires

Mercedes could use water spray to control tire temperatures

Most drivers don't often think about the temperature of their tires, but rubber that has too much ice or snow buildup can significantly reduce traction—even winter... read more June 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Volvo S90 R-Design

4 features in the 2017 Volvo S90/V90 that could make you a safer driver

Volvo’s all-new 2017 S90 sedan and upcoming 2018 V90 wagon, like the XC90 crossover introduced this past year, are packed with safety technology. If you’re... read more June 28, 2016 by


 
 

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