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2018 Audi A8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Report: Audi A8 to be first with hands-free, eyes-free ‘Level 3’ autonomous capability

The recent death of driver in a Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S that crashed while in Autopilot mode is a good reminder that autonomous driving technology is still in its infancy. That doesn’t mean the technology isn’t advancing at a rapid rate. In fact, as early as next year we might... read more

July 15, 2016 by
 
Traffic light

Stopping at intersections could be a thing of the past with autonomous cars

The traffic light's nearly 150-year run—which predates motor vehicles by about 30 years, since they were also used for horse carriages—may be coming to an end... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
Dynamoto motorcycle stand

Omni-directional stand lets you easily move your motorcycle around the garage

Working on your motorcycle, or simply moving it around a tight garage, may never get easier than this. An Australian firm has created what it bills the "omnidirectional"... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
Jaguar Land Rover off-roading autonomous driving technology

Jaguar Land Rover develops autonomous system for off-roading

Jaguar Land Rover is in the process of developing autonomous technology that can handle any type of terrain a vehicle may encounter. The automaker that builds some of the... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
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


 
 

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