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Continental Boosts Safety With Tire Tread Depth Monitor

Tires, oil, lights. Three easy checks that any driver can make on their vehicle in a matter of minutes, but all vital to ensure your car is always ready for the road. Tires are perhaps the most important of these checks, both to check their condition and also tread depth. A healthy... read more

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Nokia HERE Auto

Nokia Joins Autonomous Car Development With $100M Fund

Technology firm Nokia, best known for its mobile phones and tablet devices, has announced the formation of a $100 million fund to help develop the next generation of... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
Glow in the dark road. Photo via Heijmans.

Glow In The Dark Roads? Not So Fast

The idea of roads that glow in the dark is one any kid (or kid-at-heart adult) can appreciate, as well as a possible boon to safety. But the pilot project in the Netherlands... read more May 6, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Genesis safety systems tested

2015 Hyundai Genesis Safety Systems Tested With A Trusting Rhys Millen

Driving a car you can't see out of is not recommended. But put stunt driver Rhys Millen behind the wheel and give him the latest safety systems, and it's certainly feasible... read more May 6, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Central R&D Labs' Free Piston Engine Linear Generator (FPEG)

Toyota Designs New Type Of Internal Combustion Engine For Extended-Range EVs

The concept of range-extended vehicles--electric cars with a gasoline generator to extend their range--is an intriguing way of combining the benefits of both power sources... read more April 30, 2014 by 


 
Volvo ‘Drive Me’ autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo ‘Drive Me’ Autonomous Car Pilot Project Gets Underway In Sweden: Video

While in the U.S. Google is making strides in the development of autonomous cars, overseas major automakers such as Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Volvo are also at an advanced... read more April 30, 2014 by 


 
Google self-driving car demonstration screencap

Google's Self-Driving Car Gets Smarter: Video

Google's self-driving cars have racked up considerable mileage on public roads, and each mile yields data that can make them more capable. While the tech giant has already... read more April 28, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Versa Note "self-cleaning" prototype

High-Tech Self-Cleaning Paint Coming To A Car Near You Soon?

With winter over, many cars are receiving long-overdue baths. Some new cars may be able to read text messages or brake themselves to a stop but--short of coating one in... read more April 24, 2014 by 


 
2015 Lexus NX 200t F Sport

Harman Launches Clari-Fi Audio Tech In 2015 Lexus NX

The age of digital audio is both a blessing and a curse for audiophiles. While access to music has never been better and songs can be downloaded at the tap of a thumb... read more April 21, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang electronic line lock

2015 Ford Mustang GT Gets Standard Electronic Line Lock: Video

Back in December we reported that the 2015 Ford Mustang would be equipped with a secret burnout-control feature. Ford has finally confirmed that, announcing that the 2015... read more April 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (S500)

Mercedes Exploits F1 Know-How For New Intelligent Hybrid System

The push for more efficient vehicles is leading automakers to develop new and ingenious ways to save fuel--without detracting from the driving experience of their vehicles... read more April 18, 2014 by 


 
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata SkyActiv chassis, 2014 New York Auto Show

2016 Mazda MX-5's SkyActiv Chassis Previewed In New York

It's been 25 years since the Mazda MX-5 Miata sports car was unveiled at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, but Mazda has chosen to celebrate the model at this year's New York Auto... read more April 16, 2014 by 


 
BMW Z3 GT3 laser headlight.

BMW Laser Headlights To Make Motorsports Debut At Nürburgring 24-Hour Race

You've seen the photos, read about the technology, and made plenty of "frickin' lasers" jokes. Now, watch as BMW's laser headlights get their first motorsport test. The... read more April 9, 2014 by 


 
Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept's Transparent Hood technology

Land Rover’s Transparent Hood Is Technology From The Future: Video

If you’ve been feeling like us, like you’ve been shortchanged by the promises of your childhood and the under-delivery of the modern era—at least when it... read more April 8, 2014 by 


 
2014 Scion FR-S

Toyota Blurs Games And Reality With GT 86 (Scion FR-S) Telemetry Tool

Racing video games are getting more realistic all the time, but they'll never be a substitute for actually getting out there and getting on track yourself. In recent years... read more April 7, 2014 by 


 
Microsoft Windows in the Car

Microsoft Windows In The Car: Latest Connected Tech Revealed

A few years ago, car manufacturers figured out that customers were getting tired of infotainment and navigation systems rendered archaic by the latest smartphones and... read more April 7, 2014 by 


 
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