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Ferrari 488 Pista

Ferrari files patent for 4-cylinder engine with electric compressor, exhaust energy regeneration

It won't power a Dino—it seems that nameplate is never going to return—but a 4-cylinder engine may be in development at Ferrari. Autoguide has discovered a patent for an advanced 4-cylinder engine filed by Ferrari on January 17 with the European Patent Office. The diagram below is taken... read more

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Nuro self-driving car with Kroger grocery delivery

Shop, click, deliver: Kroger to test self-driving grocery delivery vehicles

Autonomous grocery deliveries could soon come to local neighborhoods as the Kroger supermarket chain announced last Thursday that it will partner with Nuro for self-driving... read more July 3, 2018 by


 
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2018 New York auto show

Hyundai partners with Autotalks to develop vehicle-to-everything technology

Hyundai has a new partner to develop future vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology in Autotalks, an Israel-based company founded in 2008. The Korean automaker announced on... read more July 3, 2018 by


 
The RCCI engine uses both diesel and gasoline

The RCCI engine uses both gasoline and diesel fuel

When most of us pull up to the pump, we are in vehicles that require gasoline. A portion of us sidle up to diesel pumps. In the future, maybe we'll we'll drive vehicles with... read more July 3, 2018 by


 
Waymo Jaguar I-Pace

Waymo needs “large number” of cars for European self-driving fleet

Waymo CEO John Krafcik has revealed that the mobility company will need to add a “large number” of additional cars to its growing fleet of self-driving cars as it... read more June 29, 2018 by


 
DARPA have reinvented the wheel

DARPA reinvents the wheel

The best shape for a wheel is round...except when it isn't. In some cases, a vehicle will be able to operate more efficiently if its running on a set of tracks. A handful of... read more June 27, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

VW, suppliers form alliance to help standardize self-driving car tech

As numerous automakers and technology companies continue to race toward the commercialization of self-driving cars, some fear a lack of standardization will harm innovation... read more June 26, 2018 by


 
Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive

McLaren CEO calls for "weight race" instead of power race

If you're a fan of horsepower, then you are living in a golden age. For example, there's a Dodge sedan out there with over 700 horsepower. If you're playing in the hypercar... read more June 26, 2018 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW targets solid-state battery production by 2025

Solid-state batteries have the potential to realize a major step up in performance and safety of electric cars, which is why every major automaker worth its salt is... read more June 25, 2018 by


 
Waymo Jaguar I-Pace

Waymo's first self-driving car passengers providing feedback to shape future services

Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo self-driving car division plans to roll out a driverless taxi service, an industry first, by year's end. Ahead of the launch, its early riders program... read more June 22, 2018 by


 
Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco

Police say driver in self-driving Uber was watching "The Voice" before fatal crash

According to a report from Tempe, Arizona, police, the human backup driver in Uber's self-driving car was watching television before the car struck and killed a pedestrian... read more June 22, 2018 by


 
2015 Panoz Esperante Spyder GT

Self-healing paint coming to new Panoz cars, and perhaps your car

Like something from Q branch out of a James Bond film, self-healing paint will soon cover new Panoz cars. The American sports car and racing company announced on Tuesday that... read more June 22, 2018 by


 
2018 Volvo XC90

Self-driving Volvo XC90 coming in 2021

Volvo's self-driving car plans will reach a milestone come 2021. The Swedish luxury brand told The Car Connection in a Wednesday report that it will sell a Level 4... read more June 21, 2018 by


 
Elaphe in-wheel electric powertrain

Slovenian company makes in-wheel plug-and-play electric motors

Electric powertrains continue to redefine automotive engineering, but we haven't quite seen anything like Slovenian startup Elaphe has created. The company has spent 15 years... read more June 21, 2018 by


 
uberPOOL using commuter tax benefits

Google Maps no longer allows in-app Uber booking on Android

Android users will find a useful feature missing the next time they open Google Maps. The technology company has removed the feature that allowed customers to book an Uber... read more June 21, 2018 by


 
What's the difference between lead-acid and AGM car batteries?

What are the differences between flooded and AGM lead-acid batteries?

While the engine of your car might be its heart, it's the battery that provides the juice to get that engine moving. By now, you probably know plenty about how your engine... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
 

 
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