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Mazda patent for active rear spoiler design

Mazda patents active rear spoiler design inspired by RX-Vision

Mazda certainly has been on a patent spree as of late. We've reported on Aston Martin-style doors and even a twin-turbo and electrically supercharged engine. Now, the Japanese automaker has filed to protect an active rear spoiler. While plenty of active rear spoilers are on the market, Mazda earned... read more

October 9, 2017 by
 
Toyota pillar cloaking device patent

Toyota patent shows device that can make car pillars transparent

Long gone are the days of narrow roof pillars that not only looked good from the outside but provided optimal visibility from inside the cabin. Safety standards, while... read more August 20, 2017 by


 
Ford removable steering wheel and pedals patent

Ford patents system with removable steering wheel and pedals for self-driving cars

Engineers at Ford have gazed into the future with the latest patent filed by the automaker. The system shows an interior dashboard that involves a removable steering wheel... read more August 18, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota 86

Toyota's latest transmission patent is similar to '60s Saab technology

The manual transmission faces an uncertain future. Increasing emissions standards, future safety technology, and dwindling take rates could spell its demise. But a new patent... read more August 13, 2017 by


 
Patent drawing for BMW X1 long-wheelbase model - Image via PC Auto

2016 BMW X1 Long-Wheelbase Model Revealed In Patent Drawings

BMW is working on a long-wheelbase version of its second-generation X1 compact crossover that we’ve already spied in prototype form. The vehicle is expected to offer... read more December 28, 2015 by


 
Patent drawing for BMW plug-in hybrid research vehicle - Image via Car News China, PC Auto

Mystery BMW Is A Plug-In Hybrid Research Vehicle

Patent drawings for a vehicle with distinct BMW-design cues recently surfaced and were initially thought to be for a new research vehicle from the German automaker, one... read more November 12, 2015 by


 
Google Autonomous Pothole Patent

Google To Combat Potholes Suggests Latest Patent Filing

You know what no one out there likes? Potholes. They take over a stretch of local road and soon enough your alignment is off, your suspension is creaking, and you're blowing... read more August 27, 2015 by


 
Ford Patent Luminescent Body Panels

Ford Looks To Patent Luminescent Body Panels

It seems that the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is looking for new ways to brighten your motoring experience. Patent applications discovered by Car and Driver show the... read more July 13, 2015 by


 
Renault Alpine

Patent Drawings May Depict Production Version Of Renault’s Alpine Sports Car

French automaker Renault earlier this month unveiled a new concept car that not only marked the 60th anniversary of its Alpine performance brand but also previewed a new... read more June 23, 2015 by


 
Patent drawing for mid-engine sports car filed by Honda - Image via Autovisie

New Patents May Be For Honda’s Mid-Engine S2000 Replacement--Image Update

There's little evidence to support reincarnation when it comes to humans, but what about cars? Fans have eagerly awaited a new Honda S2000 since the original iteration of... read more June 11, 2015 by


 
Ford autonomous vehicle patent drawing

Ford Just Received An Array Of Patents For Autonomous Vehicle Technology

The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] unveiled its Smart Mobility Plan earlier this year and it's proceeding full steam ahead towards autonomous vehicle research. Looking at some... read more May 22, 2015 by


 
Maserati Levante patent drawings

Maserati Levante SUV Revealed In Patent Drawings

Maserati has gone to great lengths to hide the look of its new Levante, with even the most recent test mules relying on makeshift Ghibli bodies in order to keep the final... read more May 20, 2015 by


 
2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

New Patents Surface For Porsche Electric And Fuel Cell Sedans

New patents have emerged suggesting Porsche is serious about launching zero-emission versions of its upcoming mid-size sedan due towards the end of the decade. Nicknamed the... read more May 5, 2015 by


 
2016 Honda Civic leaked patent drawing - Image via Gizmag

2016 Honda Civic Sedan And Coupe Revealed In Leaked Patent Drawings

Honda gave us an early look at its next-generation Civic with the debut of the Civic Concept at the recent 2015 New York Auto Show. The concept was in the form of a coupe and... read more April 21, 2015 by


 
Ford transmissions being built at the Van Dyke Transmission Plant

Ford Patents 11-Speed Automatic Transmission: Report

It’s been a while since the transmission wars have shown much heat—eight and nine speed transmissions are common, and we’ve all heard about development of... read more April 10, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai

Mimicking Tesla, Toyota Frees Up Patents For Mirai Fuel Cell Tech

Last June, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] gained plenty of attention when it made its electric car patents available to other companies. Now, Toyota is doing the same with patents... read more January 6, 2015 by


 
 

 
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