• GreenSight City online Facebook game

    Urban planning games are nothing new - the seminal Sim City title has been around since 1989 and we've probably been playing it all that time. Facebook games are a more recent phenomenon and you've probably heard of Car Town, the best of the bunch for gearheads. "GreenSight City" looks like combining all of that into one online package. Developed in conjunction with Daimler AG, owners of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, GreenSight City was launched at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto show on the Smart stand. Frankfurt and Smart are all about urban mobility and clean technology, and this is reflected in the...

  • Smart Ball at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Smart Brings Back Gaming Classic Pong... With Two Fortwos!

    All the attention on Smart at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show might have been directed at the Forvision electric drive concept and the latest, third-generation 2012 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, but Smart still had a use for the previous version. Nestled next to a Ford driving experience was "Smart...

  • Mercedes-Benz safety systems simulator, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Mercedes Safety Systems Simulator At Frankfurt: We "Crashed"

    Modern racing videogames are getting pretty good these days, with handling and graphics capabilities that allow for a pretty realistic driving experience. It's also cheaper than racing for real, not to mention safer - "Life has no 'reset' button", they often say. We were glad of that little detail...

  • Nokia Car Mode, using MirrorLink
    2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Nokia Merges Cars & Cell Phones

    Last spring, we told you about Terminal Mode, a new protocol being pushed by GM, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, Volkswagen, and other automakers, as well as handset manufacturer Nokia. Terminal Mode (now known as MirrorLink) promises to make smartphone integration in cars much easier, and during this...

  • 2012 Audi A5 DTM race car live photos
    2012 Audi A5 DTM Race Car: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

    The 2012 Audi A5 DTM is a purpose-built racer with little more than some visual cues in common with the production car, but it'll do battle with the companies primary rivals, both on and off track: Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

  • 2009 Mazda MX-5 Superlight Concept
    Mazda MX-5 Superlight Concept Leaked

    The chopped-top roadster won't likely see production, but it's a very cool concept.

  • Leaked Mini Roadster Concept Sketch

    The 50th anniversary of the Mini is bringing all sorts of special editions and concepts with it.

  • 2010 BMW 320d Frankfurt Preview
    BMW Unveils 57 mpg 3-series Sedan For Europe

    Though it's not (yet) headed for the U.S., the diesel four-banger proves that even luxury sedans can be fuel efficient.

  • 2011 Mercedes Benz E-Class Estate Wagon
    Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate wagon official details, E350 4matic only U.S.-bound model

    The all-new Mercedes Benz E-Class has now reached showrooms in most parts of the globe, and now we are just a couple of months away from the launch of the ‘Estate’ wagon version. Today, however, Mercedes has released full details and images for the new model. Mercedes has previously...

  • 2009 BMW 7-Series Hybrid Concept
    BMW 7-Series and X6 hybrids destined for Frankfurt Motor Show

    Earlier this year we brought you news of BMW's entry into the hybrid market, with the suspected debut of a 7-Series equipped with the automaker’s ActiveHybrid system coming at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Now, BMW has officially confirmed the news, and also revealed that the 2007 ActiveHybrid X6...

  • Lexus grille
    2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: New Lexus Compact for Europe?

    We've told you about the new Lexus compact car being developed for markets outside the U.S. Now, Autocar magazine reports the new vehicle will have a fall debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show in September. The proposed new Lexus would challenge the likes of the BMW 1-Series and the new Mercedes A-...

  • 2010 Audi A5 Sportback
    Audi A5 Sportback headed to Frankfurt Motor Show

    Audi will be releasing a host of models in the coming years to expand into new segments as it attempts to topple BMW and Mercedes in the quest to sell more than a 1.5 million vehicles by 2015. Some of the cars in the pipeline include the A1 premium hatch, A7 four-door coupe and a Sportback version...

  • 2011 Porsche 911 prototype spy shots

    A 51-year-old man died in Germany this morning while behind the wheel of a prototype for the next-generation Porsche 911. The victim, a Porsche engineer, was driving the vehicle on the A5 autobahn south of Frankfurt at approximately 2:45am when he lost control and slammed into a guard rail. Speaking with Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, a spokesman for Porsche said the engineer "was one of the most experienced test drivers" and had been working for the company for 25 years. He also confirmed that the prototype was for the new 911 and that it was covered with fake panels to mask...

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