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Alan Mulally, 2011 NADA

Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally Joins Google

Once CEO of the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F], Alan Mulally has now joined the board of technology firm Google—just as the tech giant expands its automotive horizons to in-car entertainment and autonomous vehicles. Mulally became the boss of Ford in September 2006, but left the firm earlier... read more

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2014 Audi A7 3.0 TDI competition

Audi Celebrates 25 Years Of TDI Diesel Technology

It was at the 1989 Frankfurt Auto Show that Audi showed off its TDI technology for the first time. TDI is the name Audi—and Volkswagen—uses for its... read more July 14, 2014 by 


 
Pirelli tests 18-inch tires in Formula 1

Pirelli Demonstrates The Benefits Of 18-Inch F1 Tires: Video

If the sport and the teams agree to it, one aspect of Formula One could change significantly in the coming years: Its tires. At the recent F1 test at Silverstone, Pirelli... read more July 14, 2014 by 


 
Jaguar Land Rover self-learning car tech

Jaguar Land Rover Develops Intelligent Car Tech: Video

Jaguar Land Rover revealed a new suite of technology that it claims will form the basis of a 'self-learning' car that can automatically perform secondary tasks, while its... read more July 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Hacking Contest Features $10,000 Prize

Think you have what it takes to hack into a Tesla Model S electric car? If you're attending the SyScan conference in Beijing next week, then you'll be eligible to have a... read more July 11, 2014 by 


 
Jaguar Ingenium engine

Jaguar Land Rover Gives Details On New Ingenium Four-Cylinder Family

Jaguar Land Rover has developed an advanced four-cylinder engine family, members of which will start appearing in its various models from 2015 onwards. Called Ingenium, the... read more July 10, 2014 by 


 
BMW, Mercedes-Benz working on wireless charging

BMW And Mercedes Working Together On Wireless Charging

When it comes to electric vehicles, both BMW and Mercedes-Benz have, to some extent, got the hard part out of the way. Each has designed and produced, and started selling its... read more July 9, 2014 by 


 
Ray automatic parking system at Düsseldorf airport

German Airport Introduces Futuristic Automatic Parking System: Video

Airports can be stressful enough without the nuisance of parking at them. It's rarely cheap, always crowded and invariably miles from the terminal you need to fly from. In... read more July 8, 2014 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 autonomous vehicle

Mercedes Looks Into Autonomous Trucks

Long-haul truckers may not be too happy to hear it but according to Daimler board member Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, "The truck of the future is a Mercedes-Benz that drives... read more July 7, 2014 by 


 
Automotive Grade Linux

Linux Gets Automotive Grade Release For Open Source Cars

Information and entertainment systems are very important parts of the modern car. They’re how we interact with everything except the actual driving controls—and... read more July 3, 2014 by 


 
Audi's glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) springs will save weight compared to steel springs

Audi Announces Composite Springs To Save Weight, Entering Production Later This Year

You might not often think about them, but the springs in your car’s suspension are a key piece of technology—and one that has been largely unchanged for decades... read more June 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang GT

2015 Ford Mustang Will Be First With Upgraded SYNC 911 Assist

Among the many notable features of the 2015 Ford Mustang will be a new expansion of the SYNC connectivity system. The new Mustang will be the first Ford Motor Company... read more June 26, 2014 by 


 
Ford Project Mobil

Ford And Intel Use Facial Recognition To Improve In-Car Tech, Safety

In order to expand the capabilities of in-car tech, Ford is working with Intel to bring facial recognition to the dashboard. The joint research project, called Project Mobil... read more June 26, 2014 by 


 
Google Android Auto

Google’s New Android Auto Connectivity System Coming This Year: Video

It was only a matter of time: Following the launch of Apple's iOS-based CarPlay in-car operating system at the Geneva Motor Show back in March, Google has revealed its own... read more June 26, 2014 by 


 
Cruise RP-1 self-driving car system screencap

Startup Says It Can Turn A Stock Audi Into A Self-Driving Car For $10K: Video

So far, the race to build a self-driving car has been dominated by major automakers, suppliers, and technology juggernaut Google. Yet one startup also hopes to get in on the... read more June 25, 2014 by 


 
Audi A3 e-tron

Audi Looking At Suspension-Energy Regeneration: Report

Regenerative braking is a common feature in hybrids and electric cars, but brake force isn't the only energy engineers can harvest while a car is moving. We've already... read more June 25, 2014 by 


 
 

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