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Volkswagen Group MEB modular electric car platform

VW Group will have 27 EVs based on MEB platform by 2022

The Volkswagen Group on Monday gave an update on progress of its modular platform for non-premium cars, known as MEB, an acronym for the German translation of “Modular Electric Toolkit.” The automaker said 27 models spread across four brands (likely Volkswagen, Skoda, Seat and Audi)... read more

September 17, 2018 by
 
Ferrari 488 Pista fitted with carbon fiber wheels

Carbon Revolution expands operations to supply 150,000 carbon fiber wheels annually

Australian outfit Carbon Revolution plans a massive expansion of its operations due to strong demand for its innovative one-piece carbon fiber wheels. The company announced... read more September 14, 2018 by


 
BMW self-riding motorcycle

That's not a ghost: Watch BMW's self-riding motorcycle in action

The automotive industry is fascinated by the idea of self-driving cars and the convenience and safety benefits they will eventually provide. But what about motorcycles? BMW... read more September 13, 2018 by


 
Volvo Vera concept

Volvo Trucks reveals Vera self-driving electric semi concept

Volvo Trucks, the world's number two in heavy-duty trucks, on Wednesday gave its vision of the future of goods transportation. The company, which is a separate entity to... read more September 13, 2018 by


 
Gordon Murray Design iStream construction

Gordon Murray Design's iStream Superlight tech can cut car weight in half

British engineering outfit Gordon Murray Design has touted its iStream construction for a few years, but the latest iStream Superlight method doubles down on the... read more September 12, 2018 by


 
2019 Lexus ES in Japan replaces side mirrors with cameras

2019 Lexus ES first to market with cameras instead of side mirrors

The 2019 Lexus ES has become the first production car to replace conventional side mirrors with cameras. Unfortunately, the cameras will only be offered in Japan where the... read more September 12, 2018 by


 
2019 Audi e-tron prototype drive, Pikes Peak

Audi e-tron will be first model to feature automated toll payment

Audi announced its new Integrated Toll Module last February but Monday said the 2019 e-tron electric crossover SUV will be the first model with the new technology. The... read more September 11, 2018 by


 
Jaguar-Land Rover classic infotainment system

Modern infotainment comes to classic Jaguars and Land Rovers

Modern convenience, meet classic motoring. Jaguar-Land Rover announced last Friday that it now offers Classic Infotainment Systems with modern modern audio, navigation, and... read more September 10, 2018 by


 
2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor's new Trail Control is ideal for rock crawling

Ford's F-150 Raptor receives significant updates for 2019. No, there isn't a new V-8 option. Instead, the updates have centered on improving the truck's off-road credentials... read more September 10, 2018 by


 
BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant

BMW introducing voice-activated digital assistant

Beginning in March 2019, select new BMWs will have a digital co-pilot onboard. The German luxury brand announced Thursday the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant will help... read more September 7, 2018 by


 
Apple headlight system patent to detect hazards

Apple developing headlights that highlight road hazards

Apple has filed to patent another automotive system. This one involves headlights and provides drivers with more information to help keep them safe. Called the "System and... read more September 6, 2018 by


 
Volvo 360C concept

Volvo proposes universal standard for self-driving cars to communicate with other drivers

Volvo shared its vision of future self-driving cars with the 360c concept. The concept vehicle doesn't feature a steering wheel, sports an electric powertrain, and is fully... read more September 5, 2018 by


 
Volvo 360C concept

Volvo 360c concept: No steering wheel, pedals, engine or human driver needed

Volvo is the latest automaker to provide a vision for the future of private automotive transport, a future where doing the driving will be optional. Volvo's vision comes in... read more September 5, 2018 by


 
Apple patent for non-linear sunroof

Apple patented haptic seats and sunroof

Apple filed to patent more than 2,000 ideas last year, and we'll likely never see many of them reach daylight. But, automobile patents are becoming more common from the... read more September 4, 2018 by


 
Apple’s self-driving system atop a Lexus RX - Image via MacCallister Higgins

Apple's self-driving car program sees first traffic accident

Apple is developing self-driving technology using a fleet of nearly 60 Lexus RX 450h crossover SUVs fitted with various cameras and sensors used to guide the vehicles. One of... read more September 4, 2018 by


 
Are expensive tires worth the price?

Are expensive tires worth the price?

Everyone likes to find ways to save money. With respect to your car, there are times when you can opt for lower octane fuel, more affordable oil, and non-OEM parts. But... read more September 3, 2018 by


 
 

 
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