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Audi RS 5 TDI concept

Audi Previews Electrically-Driven Turbo In RS 5 TDI Concept

We first heard Audi was working on an electrically-driven turbocharger back in 2012, but now the automaker has revealed an engine fitted with the technology in a new concept car. The concept is based on the RS 5 but the car’s standard V-8 has been replaced by an advanced twin-turbocharged... read more

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Toyota tests new semiconductor technology

Toyota Refines Semiconductor Tech For Higher-MPG Hybrids

The greatest fuel efficiency gains can be made on the least efficient vehicles. Improve a 15 mpg car by 5 mpg, and you've raised its gas mileage a third—find a similar... read more May 21, 2014 by 


 
 Garmin portable navigation kit now offered on all Volvos

Non-Satellite GPS Could Soon Be A Thing

The "quantum compass" sounds like something Dr Who might use, or a 1990s special edition car name. In actuality, it's the name of a new device under development with the... read more May 20, 2014 by 


 
Bloodhound SSC 1,000 mph land speed record car

The World's Strongest Brakes Stop The 1,000 MPH Bloodhound SSC: Video

It's like stopping a bus from 160 mph on a wet road. That's how the engineers behind the Bloodhound SSC—the British land-speed record car designed to break the... read more May 20, 2014 by 


 
Continental gets Nevada approval to test autonomous cars

New European Rules Could Open The Door For Autonomous Cars

There's little doubt that the technology for autonomous cars already exists, but the implications of its real-world use are less clear. After all, in most countries it's not... read more May 19, 2014 by 


 
2016 BMW 7-Series spy shots

BMW Boss Confirms Carbon Fiber For Next-Gen 7-Series

BMW’s next-generation 7-Series is currently in the prototype stage and is due for a reveal sometime next year. It’s been widely reported the car will benefit from... read more May 16, 2014 by 


 
2015 Fiat 500

2015 Fiat 500 Gets Tech Updates, Automatic Option For Sporty Models

The Fiat 500 lineup is set to receive a handful of updates for the 2015 model year that should keep the cars competitive against the all-new MINI that’s just gone on... read more May 16, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8 construction at Leipzig plant

BMW Tripling Production At Carbon Plant

Get ready for carbon fiber construction to become truly mainstream--BMW has announced plans to triple carbon fiber reinforced plastic output at its Moses Lake facility in... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
Continental tires

Continental Boosts Safety With Tire Tread Depth Monitor

Tires, oil, lights. Three easy checks that any driver can make on their vehicle in a matter of minutes, but all vital to ensure your car is always ready for the road. Tires... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen DSG dual-clutch transmission

VW R&D Boss Confirms 10-Speed DSG, 236-HP Diesel Four

Volkswagen R&D boss Heinz-Jakob Neusser used this month’s Vienna Motor Symposium to reaffirm his company’s plans to introduce a 10-speed DSG dual-clutch... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
Audi R8 LMX

Audi R8 LMX: World’s First Standard Laser Headlights, Performance Upgrades

Will the real first laser headlights please stand up? BMW claimed to have the world’s first production car laser headlights with the i8. Now Audi is claiming to have... read more May 9, 2014 by 


 
BMW DesignworksUSA solar carport concept

BMW Solar Charging Carport Concept Is Stunning Functional Art

So you have a new BMW i3 or i8 in your driveway, and you’re loving the freedom the electric-drive capability gives you—but you’d like to be even greener?... read more May 8, 2014 by 


 
Nokia HERE Auto

Nokia Joins Autonomous Car Development With $100M Fund

Technology firm Nokia, best known for its mobile phones and tablet devices, has announced the formation of a $100 million fund to help develop the next generation of... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
Glow in the dark road. Photo via Heijmans.

Glow In The Dark Roads? Not So Fast

The idea of roads that glow in the dark is one any kid (or kid-at-heart adult) can appreciate, as well as a possible boon to safety. But the pilot project in the Netherlands... read more May 6, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Genesis safety systems tested

2015 Hyundai Genesis Safety Systems Tested With A Trusting Rhys Millen

Driving a car you can't see out of is not recommended. But put stunt driver Rhys Millen behind the wheel and give him the latest safety systems, and it's certainly feasible... read more May 6, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Central R&D Labs' Free Piston Engine Linear Generator (FPEG)

Toyota Designs New Type Of Internal Combustion Engine For Extended-Range EVs

The concept of range-extended vehicles--electric cars with a gasoline generator to extend their range--is an intriguing way of combining the benefits of both power sources... read more April 30, 2014 by 


 
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