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2017 Ford Focus Electric, from presentation on Ford electrification plans, Dec 2015

Ford Promises 13 New Electrified Cars By 2020: Video

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] announced yesterday it will spend an additional $4.5 billion over the next five years on its investments in vehicle electrification. Much of the funds will go towards developing 13 new electrified cars by 2020, whose launch will mean that roughly 40 percent of... read more

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Volvo in-car delivery trial in Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo Trials In-Car Delivery System In Sweden: Video

Anyone who’s away from home during business hours will no doubt know the frustration of having a delivery person turn up at your door with an important package only to... read more November 25, 2015 by


 
Patent drawing for BMW plug-in hybrid research vehicle - Image via Car News China, PC Auto

Mystery BMW Is A Plug-In Hybrid Research Vehicle

Patent drawings for a vehicle with distinct BMW-design cues recently surfaced and were initially thought to be for a new research vehicle from the German automaker, one... read more November 12, 2015 by


 
Honda 10-speed transmission, Honda R&D Center, October 2015

Technology Preview: We Drive Honda's 10-Speed Automatic Transmission

It wasn't too long ago that a six-speed automatic transmission was state of the art. Then we got seven-speed, eight-speed, and nine-speed units. One of the nine-speeds... read more November 11, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S owner tests Autopilot system from back seat

Don’t Be This Idiot: Tesla Model S Owner Tests Autopilot System From Back Seat

In the same week Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk announced the company will be implementing some constraints on its Autopilot autonomous system to prevent some of the... read more November 10, 2015 by


 
Local Motors LM3D Swim

Local Motors Unveils Its Latest 3D-Printed Car: Video

Local Motors is keen to bring 3D printing into larger focus within the automotive world. Certain automakers or component manufacturers might make a part this way, but Local... read more November 9, 2015 by


 
Toyota Logo

Toyota Investing $1 Billion In Silicon Valley Research Lab

Toyota will establish a new research and development facility in California’s Silicon Valley at the cost of $1 billion over five years. The new facility, to be called... read more November 9, 2015 by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Tesla Plans Constraints For Autopilot System After Several Near Misses: Video

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] recently launched a software update for its Model S enabling the car to drive autonomously in certain situations, such as along a multilane highway... read more November 6, 2015 by


 
Nissan IDS concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Autonomous Cars Will Need To Interact With Pedestrians: Here's How

The technology that’s required to guide and pilot autonomous (self-driving) vehicles—keeping them on the road and on their route—is only one challenge. The... read more November 3, 2015 by


 
Mazda RX-Vision concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Mazda’s New Rotary To Arrive With Turbocharging, Not Electrification: Report

At the recent 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda rolled out a stunning sports car concept powered by a rotary engine said to be more fuel efficient than any previous rotary design... read more November 3, 2015 by


 
Yamaha Sports Ride concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Yamaha Sports Ride Concept First With Gordon Murray-Designed iStream Carbon

Yamaha has been hinting at a move into car manufacturing in recent years, with the firm recently teaming up with McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray to develop a city car... read more October 28, 2015 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo Concept

Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo Concept Revealed

Mercedes-Benz is fully embracing the concept of autonomous cars, seeing them as a means to transform the way we interact and use cars. We got our first taste of... read more October 27, 2015 by


 
Tony Hawk Rides Hoverboard

Tony Hawk, Volunteers Ride Hendo's Latest Hoverboard: Video

Yesterday, in celebration of Back to the Future Day—the date Marty McFly traveled to in Back to the Future II—Hendo unveiled the latest version of its hoverboard... read more October 22, 2015 by


 
Yokohama Aerodynamic Tire Tech

New Technology Could Improve Airflow Around Your Tires

When you think of vehicle aerodynamics, we have to assume that you don't think of your tires. Yokohama thinks about all manner of tire technology on a constant basis, which... read more October 22, 2015 by


 
2017 Bentley Bentayga

Bentley Bentayga Diesel To Feature Electric-Aided Turbocharger

Bentley’s new Bentayga debuted with a W-12 gasoline engine, but the British automaker has confirmed that the SUV will eventually offer diesel and plug-in hybrid... read more October 20, 2015 by


 
Tesla Autopilot Test

Tesla Owners Begin Posting Autopilot Videos

Well, that didn't take long. Yesterday, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] released its Version 7.0 software update which contains the new Autopilot feature, and Model S drivers have... read more October 16, 2015 by


 
 

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