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  • 2012 Audi A6 all-LED headlights

    If you thought Audi's retina-burning headlights were just good for clearing slower traffic out your lane, then think again. According to the European Commision, they're also a bona fide fuel-saving technology, too. Official tests compared Audi vehicles fitted with the all-LED technology to more conventional halogen counterparts. Not only were the LED units considerably brighter, but they also saved a small but measurable amount of fuel. The improvement amounts to a 1.6 gram CO2 saving every mile. It may not sound much, but it adds up over the course of ownership. The extra efficiency stems...

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    Good Headlights: The Most Important Technology On Your Car?

    If you live in the Northern hemisphere, as the majority of the world's population does, today is the shortest day of the year. For those of us at relatively high latitudes, that means an even shorter period of daylight hours, and like much of winter, a commute both to and from work in the dark...

  • BMW i Launch Event, Frankfurt, July 2011
    Move Aside LED Lighting Tech, BMW Is Firing Up The Lasers

    Sometimes the pace of development in the automotive segment has echos of Moore's Law, the trend for power in the computing world to double every two years. No sooner have manufacturers such as Audi started ditching halogen and HID lighting for intelligent and ultra-bright LED light clusters in some...

  • Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept
    New GS Hybrid To Be First Lexus With All-LED Headlights

    A few years ago Lexus announced that it would be the first mainstream automaker to launch a production model fitted with LED headlights, in this case, the LS 600h. Around the same time, Audi announced that it would be launching LED headlights on its R8 and that its lights would include LED elements...

  • Kurt Busch wins the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway. Photo by Flickr user Ross Harmes
    NASCAR Weekend At Infineon A Little Greener With Solar Power

    It might seem ironic that on the weekend the NASCAR Cup series visited Infineon Raceway in Northern California, the circuit chose to announce the completion of its large solar arrays. As over forty NASCAR racers tore around the circuit for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Saturday and Sunday, spectators...

  • Audi R18 TDI Le Mans car
    Audi Wins Le Mans 2011, R18 TDI Withstands Huge Crashes

    Audi Sport has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the La Sarthe circuit in Northern France in one of the closest races in many years, but were it not for the strength and safety of the R18 TDI sports prototype, the weekend could have been very different. Less than an hour into the race, star driver...

  • 2012 Audi A6 all-LED headlights

    One of the benefits of the rapid pace of technological advancement is that economies of scale are achieved relatively easily. Sounds boring, but this means that the high-technologies of a few years ago have already found themselves in much more affordable cars. Once this meant heated rear screens and power steering, but today it includes everything from dual-clutch transmissions and lightweight construction materials. Here's our seven-point rundown of the highest tech in the cheapest cars. Torque-vectoring AWD: Nissan Juke, from $21,070 Torque vectoring all-wheel drive is instrumental in...

  • Audi R18 TDI Le Mans car
    LED Lights For This Year's Audi R18 TDI Le Mans Racer

    Audi is at the forefront of LED lighting on road cars, and the German maker is now ready to reap the benefits in racing too. The company has announced that it intends to use LED lighting technology on its 2011 Le Mans contender, the R18 TDI. The new closed-cockpit racer, designed with the intention...

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    Plug-n-Play LED Lighting On The Way, Gets Brighter, Cheaper

    If you spend a lot of time driving you won't have failed to notice the distinctive shape of high intensity LED daytime running lights on some modern vehicles. As for LED tail-lights, those are even more common. Only a small selection of vehicles features entirely LED-based headlights though...

  • 2012 Audi A6 Avant spy shots
    2012 Audi A6 Avant: Spy Shots

    All the details and images for the new 2012 Audi A6 have been out for a while now but there are still several variants apart from the regular sedan still in the works, though not all have been confirmed for sale in the U.S. These include the high-performance S6 and RS6 models, A6 Hybrid and...

  • 2012 Audi A6 all-LED headlights
    2012 Audi A6 Gets All-LED Headlights

    Audi’s R8 supercar pioneered the way with the first production all-LED headlight units and now the technology is filtering across to more affordable models like the new 2012 Audi A6 sedan. This will be the first time that all-LED headlights will be used on a sedan--the units on the Lexus LS...

  • Audi Adaptive Headlights
    Maintenance-Free All-LED Headlights For 2012 Audi A6 Sedan

    Following the lead of Audi's other models the R8 supercar, A7 Sportback and A8 luxury sedan, the 2012 Audi A6 executive sedan now comes as standard with all-LED headlights and LED daytime running lights, the latter a feature familiar to most modern Audis. The all-LED lights were first seen on...

  • Mystery Chevrolet Camaro spy shots

    We know Chevrolet is working on two new variants of the Camaro muscle car; the Camaro Convertible due in March of next year and a high-performance Z28 due at an as yet unannounced date, however, another, unrelated Camaro prototype has just been spotted testing at the Nurburgring circuit in Germany. This yellow Camaro was spotted testing alongside one of the Z28 prototypes and features some unique elements never seen before. They include new LED accented tail lamps and slightly larger side mirrors with their own, integrated indicator lamps. The lack of serious updates and quality of the work...

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