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CT scan of a crashed car.

Massive CT Scanner Will Glean Safety Insight From Wrecked Cars

Computed tomography (CT) scanners are great for diagnosing problems in people, but what about cars? The Fraunhofer Development Center is using the biggest CT scanner it can find to analyze wrecked cars. Researchers hope to gain some insight into how individual components react under the forces of a... read more

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Breathometer smartphone breathalyzer

Now Your Smartphone Can Be A Breathalyzer

These days, smartphones seem to be the answer to everything including, apparently, drunk driving. A new device called the Breathometer is billed as the "World's First... read more September 26, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

GM Files Patent For 7-Speed Dual-Clutch, Is Corvette First In Line?

There's no doubt the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray is a truly impressive performance car, from its electronically actuated limited-slip differential to its direct-injected... read more September 26, 2013 by 


 
BMW Concept X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid

BMW Concept X5 eDrive To Spawn Production Plug-In Hybrid SUV: Report

Unveiled in August before making its public debut at the Frankfurt auto show earlier this month, the BMW Concept X5 eDrive is a 61.8-mpg take on luxury utility driving. And... read more September 26, 2013 by 


 
2014 BMW M3 and M4 engine technology

2014 BMW M3 & M4: Engine Tech Gallery

The move from the soaring, singing S65 V-8 of the E9x BMW M3 to the new twin-turbo, in-line six-cylinder S55 in the 2014 BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe has some fans longing for... read more September 26, 2013 by 


 
Volkswagen Design Vision GTI racing concept

Volkswagen Working On 500-HP, Twin-Turbo VR6 Engine: Report

There are many things to love about the Volkswagen Golf R32. It's an all-wheel drive hatchback with premium feel and a potent, mellifluous VR6 engine. But soon, the VR6 may... read more September 25, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Unintended Acceleration Complaint Filed With NHTSA

Toyota's well-known issues with unintended acceleration (whatever the actual root cause) gave the company headaches and cost it millions of dollars for years--in fact, it's... read more September 25, 2013 by 


 
The Ford Racing Z460 crate engine on the dyno

Ford Racing's Largest Small Block Ever Hits The Dyno: Video

Upgrading your street ride with a bigger, more powerful engine, is something every enthusiast has either done or dreamed of. For Ford fans, the new Ford Racing Z460 might... read more September 25, 2013 by 


 
Magic chicken demonstrates Mercedes-Benz's Magic Body Control

Mercedes-Benz Shows The Magic Body Control Of ... Chickens?

Mercedes-Benz is well-known for its magically controlling names for its high-tech products. Wipers that shoot cleaning fluid directly onto the window? Magic Vision Control. A... read more September 25, 2013 by 


 
2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit police car

Cop Says He's Written 800 Texting And Driving Tickets This Year

An Atlanta-area police officer has written nearly 800 tickets this year for texting and driving, WSB-TV Atlanta reports. Gwinnett County Police Officer Jessie Myers told... read more September 24, 2013 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class autonomous steering simulator

Drivers Want Autonomous Cars? Survey Says...No

While we've had no issues expressing our qualms about the driverless future of cars, we also can't help but find the technology interesting, even amazing, even at this early... read more September 24, 2013 by 


 
2014 Nissan Rogue

Nissan Will Be First Car Partner For Apple iTunes Radio

CORRECTION: Nissan has clarified its release to state that it is merely partnering with Apple to display ads on iTunes Radio through iAd, rather than equipping its cars with... read more September 23, 2013 by 


 
2015 Audi A8 L

2015 Audi A8 To Use Polymer Composite Wheels

The updated 2015 Audi A8 will get a new set of wheels made from a somewhat unusual material. Instead of aluminum, the wheels will be made of a plastic composite material... read more September 23, 2013 by 


 
Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Science Turns Solar Cells Into So Much Krylon

Solar panels are popular for everything from heating water to charging electric cars like the Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S, but they can be expensive to manufacture and hard to... read more September 20, 2013 by 


 
Audi Le Mans prototypes, lightness through carbon fiber

Audi: Carbon Fiber Too Expensive; Future Is In Mixing Materials

BMW just yesterday began production of its carbon-fiber-bodied i3—a vehicle that makes some major advances in the way lightweight, mass-produced vehicles are made. But... read more September 18, 2013 by 


 
2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW i3 Begins Production, Carbon Process Plays Key Role

Carbon fiber is nothing new to the upper end of the high-performance car world, whether from OEMs or from the aftermarket. It's old hat in racing. But in mass-market... read more September 18, 2013 by 


 
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