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2011 Audi A5 e-tron quattro hybrid prototype

Audi Patent Drawings Reveal Potential Future Tech

Some of Audi's future technological advances have been revealed in the latest round of patent applications to hit the internet. Of a selection of new Audi patents noted by Autocar, the most interesting--yet most complex--is a new take on the firm's quattro all-wheel drive system, using an... read more

February 10, 2014 by 
 
OSVehicle Tabby

Build An Open-Source Electric Car In One Hour, For $4,000: Video

If none of the electric cars currently on the market suit your tastes--or wallet--why not just build one? That's now possible thanks to the OSVehicle Tabby, although it's... read more February 5, 2014 by 


 
Renault Kwid Concept

Renault Kwid Concept Gets Its Own Drone

Jesse Ventura would run screaming from the Renault Kwid concept. Not because it's scary-looking or loaded up with 50-caliber machine guns. Because it has its own drone, and... read more February 5, 2014 by 


 
Department of Transportation vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) program

DOT Wants Communicating Cars To Curtail Crashes

That autonomous cars will be available over the next few decades doesn't come as much of a surprise. They will, however, be largely optional for the time being--so you won't... read more February 4, 2014 by 


 
autonomous mobility systems

Autonomous Military Vehicles Bring Us One Step Closer To Skynet

Google may be hard at work trying to bring self-driving vehicles to public roads, but it's the government that is eagerly pushing for unmanned vehicles to rumble across the... read more February 3, 2014 by 


 
BMW X3 and 5-Series police vehicles

EU Secret Plan Leaked--Police To Remotely Stop Cars?

Not the longest, nor the most action-packed, the Mustang versus Charger car chase in the movie Bullitt is generally regarded as one of the best of all time. It wouldn't have... read more February 3, 2014 by 


 
Audi's glass engine for testing e-gas synthetic natural gas

Audi Tests Cleaner e-Fuels With Glass Engine

Plenty of high-end sports cars feature glass panels into the engine bay, letting you glimpse the works of mechanical art beneath. Glass engines though are altogether rarer... read more February 3, 2014 by 


 
Teaser for Quant e-Sportlimousine concept

New Quant Performance Sedan Concept Coming To 2014 Geneva Motor Show

A new performance sedan concept bearing the Quant name has been confirmed for the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, this time with the addition of e-Sportlimousine also in its name... read more January 30, 2014 by 


 
Acura NSX II concept - 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Honda Releases Concept Model Data For 3D Printing, Including New Acura NSX

It's still not possible to 3D print an entire car, but Honda will offer the next best thing. The Japanese automaker is making data from old concept models available so people... read more January 28, 2014 by 


 
Nissan’s three-cylinder engine for its ZEOD RC electrified Le Mans car

Nissan Reveals ZEOD RC’s 400-HP 3-Cylinder Engine, Confirms 2015 LMP1 Entry

Nissan and its motorsport partner NISMO have finally revealed the engine that will feature in its 2014 ZEOD RC electrified race car, which will compete in the Garage 56... read more January 27, 2014 by 


 
Ford Fusion Hybrid automated driving research vehicle

Ford Partners With MIT & Stanford On Autonomous Car Research

Ford is moving ahead with its plans to develop an autonomous car, with help from MIT and Stanford. The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has enlisted those two institutes of higher... read more January 24, 2014 by 


 
Subaru EyeSight safety system

2015 Subarus Get Updated EyeSight Safety System

Subaru has announced the debut of a new and improved version of its EyeSight vehicle safety system, which it is making available on its 2015 lineup. EyeSight is a... read more January 24, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

GM 8-Speed In Corvette Z06 Shifts Faster Than Porsche PDK; Here's How

With the new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 that was introduced this past week at the Detroit Auto Show, GM raises the threat level to the bragging rights of virtually every... read more January 18, 2014 by 


 
Ferrari 458 Speciale

Want To Drive Better On Track? Ferrari Telemetry Can Help

Modern Ferraris already do a pretty good job of making you feel like a top-level racing driver. With Manettino switches for selecting different driving modes... read more January 17, 2014 by 


 
Gear Shift

Manual Gearbox Thwarts Car Thieves In Massachusetts; Suspects Flee

If you're going to steal a car, don't be stupid. Not that we recommend stealing cars, naturally. But it might be a good idea to make sure you know how to drive the the car... read more January 16, 2014 by 


 
Michelin Premier A/S tire with EverGrip technology

Michelin EverGrip Tires Get Better With Age: Video

Tire tests, designed to explore the grip limits, traction, economy and noise of tires, are a vital consumer service. However capable your car is, it needs good tires to... read more January 15, 2014 by 


 
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