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2014 Tesla Model S

Elon Musk Says Tesla’s Autonomous Tech Coming In Three Years

Earlier this week, General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] announced it will launch a Cadillac model for the 2017 model year that will be capable of driving autonomously in certain situations. Of course, many other automakers are planning similar technology, including the new kid on the block, Tesla... read more

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Carbon Revolution wheels tested on Jay Leno's Garage

Jay Leno Tests New Carbon Fiber Wheels: Video

Once the preserve of race cars, you can now get carbon fiber on everything from dashboard trim to key fobs. But its light weight gives it far more potential than decorative... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
Dandelions could be used for tire rubber [Image: Flickr user jolly_janner]

Flower Power Helps Horsepower With Dandelion-Based Tires

Dandelions are something of a garden pest, their yellow petals springing up everywhere you don't want them. As you might have noticed when snipping off their heads or digging... read more September 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Sport

Infiniti Q50 May Revert To Older Hydraulic Steering

Automakers are often at their best when trying something new and breaking free of industry norms, but Infiniti's drive-by-wire steering system, optional on the Q50S sedan, is... read more September 2, 2014 by 


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

NHTSA Moving Forward With Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communication

Continuing research into autonomous vehicles won't just benefit the autonomous vehicles themselves, but all manner of other vehicles too. One particular area of research... read more August 26, 2014 by 


 
Volvo Sensus Connect

Volvo Makes Sensus Connect Standard Across The Range

Volvo has announced that all of its vehicles, at least in the U.S., will be fitted as standard with its Sensus Connect infotainment system—making Volvo the only... read more August 26, 2014 by 


 
Sylvania Zevo sealed-beam LED headlights

LED Retrofit Headlights Now Offered For Huge Range Of Classics

Old cars are great, aren't they? Characterful, beautiful, noisy, interactive, nostalgic. Right until you go out for a drive at night and realize your headlights are as... read more August 25, 2014 by 


 
Audi RS5 TDI Concept with 48-volt electrical system

Audi To Upgrade Its Vehicle Electrical Systems To 48 Volts

The need for cars to get more efficient and the desire of customers to have more equipment in their vehicles are conflicting goals. Cars with complex electrical systems... read more August 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class, live photos from unveiling in Hamburg

Mercedes S-Class Designer Hints At Future Interior Tech, Including Gesture Control

The current-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class already set new standards for interior comfort and technology when it debuted in 2013, but the next car, due in 2018, will take... read more August 22, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

2015 Chevrolet Corvette 8-Speed Automatic First Drive: Video

What do you do when Chevy hands you the keys to a 2015 Corvette Stingray and an open run at the Milford Road Course? You flog it for all you’re worth, whether you know... read more August 20, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Performance Data Recorder Valet Mode

2015 Corvette Valet Mode Helps Preserve Tires, Owners' Peace Of Mind: Video

The plethora of adjustable driving modes in new cars demonstrates software's ability to change a vehicle's behavior, but the technology can go even further. Features like the... read more August 19, 2014 by 


 
2017 Jaguar XE

Jaguar Details New XE Sedan’s Infotainment System: Video

Jaguar’s upcoming XE small sedan, set for a reveal in September ahead of a U.S. sales launch in 2016, will be the automaker’s first model equipped with a new... read more August 18, 2014 by 


 
2014 Audi A6 3.0T

Audi's New Four-Cylinder Engine Could Match Larger Engines' Smoothness: Report

As carmakers work to meet stricter global emissions standards, engine downsizing has become an important strategy for increasing efficiency. That's why more four-cylinder... read more August 15, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Looks To Hire Hackers To Beat Hackers

The technological advancement of vehicles means the risk of hackers infiltrating myriad electronic systems becomes ever greater. For car companies, the onus is on them to... read more August 15, 2014 by 


 
New Volvo XC90’s modular SPA platform

Volvo Presents New XC90’s Modular SPA Platform

Volvo is about to introduce a new modular platform called the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) that will soon underpin all of its models sized from the S60 up. The first... read more August 12, 2014 by 


 
Navdy portable heads-up display

Navdy Head-Up Display Is Like Driving In The Future

Head-up displays (HUDs) are the preserve of high-end, expensive vehicles, right? Well, yes actually, though like most high-end tech it only takes time and perhaps a little... read more August 11, 2014 by 


 
 

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