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Mazda Kai concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Next-gen Mazda 3 previewed with Kai technology concept

Mazda on Wednesday at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show unveiled a pair of concepts that preview upcoming technologies and design themes. One of these is in the form of a compact hatch and is essentially an early look at the next-generation Mazda 3. We’ve already driven a prototype for the next-gen... read more

October 24, 2017 by
 
Cadillac Super Cruise

Seven things you should know about Cadillac Super Cruise

In a time when every automaker is telling us that self-driving cars are coming, one automaker is taking a giant leap. That automaker is Cadillac, and the giant leap is the... read more October 20, 2017 by


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

Apple’s self-driving system looks like it can attach to virtually any car

Apple in June finally confirmed it had abandoned plans to develop a self-driving car and would instead focus on the self-driving technology itself. We would learn in August... read more October 19, 2017 by


 
What a self-driving car sees

Say, what can you see? How self-driving cars view roads

When a self-driving car boots up and takes in the world around it, its vision is nothing like what a human driver finds familiar. Instead, a self-driving car uses data... read more October 18, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained walks us through self-healing paint protection

How protective car film works

Most people aren't willing to grab a brass brush and drag it across a body panel on their fresh, clean car. Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is here to do just that to... read more October 16, 2017 by


 
Ferrari Portofino

Ferrari introduces new weight-saving measures with Portofino

Ferrari’s Portofino may be closely related to its California T predecessor, but the car is significantly different in that it introduces new construction methods that... read more October 16, 2017 by


 
Rotary engine

Rotary could return in both sports car and extended-range EV, says Mazda exec

Mazda is committed to the rotary, though whether the unique engine design is used to directly power a sports car or serve as a range-extender for an electric car remains to... read more October 16, 2017 by


 
Mitsubishi Safe and Secure Lighting system

Mitsubishi thinks projected turn signals could be the future

Mitsubishi is looking for ways to make sure pedestrians remain safe as self-driving technology becomes more commonplace. The Japanese automaker revealed what it calls the... read more October 13, 2017 by


 
What is a Hot V turbo engine?

What is a "hot inside V" turbo engine?

Have you ever heard of a "hot inside V"? It's not a sandwich. Our friend Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is here for a quick lesson on this en vouge turbocharging... read more October 12, 2017 by


 
Nvidia Pegasus supercomputer for Level-5 self-driving cars

Nvidia aims to make Level 5 self-driving cars a reality with supercomputer chip

Nvidia may be best known for its computer graphics cards, but its new supercomputer chip may one day be a car's brain—and in the not-too-distant future to boot. The... read more October 12, 2017 by


 
Toyota 'Project Portal' proof-of-concept hydrogen fuel-cell powered semi tractor, for Port of LA

Toyota starts testing Project Portal fuel cell semi truck

Toyota in April revealed a fuel cell-powered semi-trailer truck as part of its Project Portal program which aims to determine whether there’s a viable future for the... read more October 12, 2017 by


 
LeBron James and Intel team up for a spot on autonomous driving

LeBron James is ready to be driven by the machine

Basketball superstar LeBron James is tired of driving. If you count zero, there are six levels of autonomous driving that have been defined by the International Society of... read more October 11, 2017 by


 
GM Cruise Automation self-driving Bolt EV

GM buys lidar developer for self-driving car projects

General Motors continues to pursue an ambitious self-driving car agenda. It recently acquired Cruise Automation to help speed up development of its own self-driving cars. Now... read more October 10, 2017 by


 
Porsche Cayman e-volution

"Porsche Turbo Charging" showcased with electric Porsche Cayman

Tesla laid a blueprint for electric car infrastructure with its Supercharger stations, but Porsche may be aiming to perfect it and spread the benefits with its own... read more October 10, 2017 by


 
2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

iPhone, Galaxy…911? Porsche joins the car-subscription race

In an effort to embrace the ever-changing automotive industry, Porsche announced today its own vehicle subscription service: Porsche Passport. The service offers on-demand... read more October 10, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Mazda design concept debuting at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

2 premieres for Mazda at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show but no rotary sports car

Mazda will unveil two new concept cars at this month’s 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, but unfortunately neither of them will be a sports car. One of the concepts will preview... read more October 10, 2017 by


 
 

 
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