Car Tech

 
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 technology giant. The most recent patents, both awarded in the last couple of weeks, involve a trick sunroof and haptic-feedback... read more

September 4, 2018 by
 
Mercedes-EQ logo

Drive with Mercedes EQ app to check whether electric cars suit you

Drivers around the world will need more information and education on electric cars if automakers are to realize zero-emissions goals. Mercedes-Benz has taken a creative step... read more August 31, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3 dashboard in Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]

Tesla works on tech to flash indicators when drivers forget

The turn signal is one of the most essential passive safety measures onboard every single new car. Yet, millions of drivers choose to ignore the ability, and let's face it... read more August 31, 2018 by


 
How carbon ceramic brakes are made

Wonder why carbon-ceramic brakes are so expensive? Watch how they’re made

Although carbon-ceramic brakes will outperform cast iron rotors all day, there's a good reason why only the most high-performance cars wear them. Foremost, they cost... read more August 29, 2018 by


 
2018 Toyota Sienna

Toyota invests $500M in Uber, will add self-driving Siennas to ride-hailing fleet

Toyota is deepening its ties with Uber. The Japanese auto giant announced Monday it will invest $500 million in Uber, which follows an undisclosed investment made in 2016... read more August 28, 2018 by


 
Self-driving prototype with “virtual eyes” technology

Jaguar Land Rover tests self-driving cars that look alive

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed a technology that will be trialed to see whether it helps build the public's trust toward self-driving cars. The technology is a set of... read more August 28, 2018 by


 
2019 Ford Mustang

Next Ford Mustang said to be coming in 2021, and with available AWD

Ford is in the process of developing a redesign for its Mustang, one that will see the car move to a modular platform now that the Blue Oval is shrinking its platform count... read more August 28, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

VW reportedly tried buying Aurora to catch up in self-driving car race

The Volkswagen Group looks to be a bit behind in the mobility and self-driving car segments compared to some rivals as the automaker is on the hunt to scoop up experts on the... read more August 24, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen We

VW spends big to make its vehicles digital devices on wheels

The automobile's days of simply transporting drivers will be a thing of the past at Volkswagen. The German automaker wants to turn its cars into digital devices on wheels... read more August 24, 2018 by


 
Self-driving car in snow

This tech could allow self-driving cars to see the road during snowstorms

The promise of self-driving cars shuttling passengers across roadways is seemingly creeping closer to reality. But, self-driving cars perform at their best in dry conditions... read more August 23, 2018 by


 
Aston Martin Rapide E battery development

Aston Martin gives first look at Rapid-E's 800-volt battery

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer on Tuesday gave an update on the progress of the automaker's first electric car, the Rapid-E. Palmer posted a photo of what he described as a... read more August 22, 2018 by


 
Aptiv self-driving car prototype

Lyft, Aptiv already making money from self-driving taxi service

Lyft has been offering its customers in Las Vegas rides in self-driving cars since the start of the year. The self-driving cars are prototypes from automotive supplier Aptiv... read more August 22, 2018 by


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

Apple's self-driving car could notify others of its next move

In an effort to avoid confusion on future roadways, Apple's self-driving car could notify drivers and pedestrians of its next desired action. The Cupertino, California-based... read more August 21, 2018 by


 
Ford Fusion Hybrid automated driving research vehicle

Ford outlines steps to ensure safety of its self-driving cars

Ford has promised to deliver a self-driving car by 2021. The automaker is targeting Level 4 self-driving capability, meaning the car will drive on its own but be limited on... read more August 21, 2018 by


 
How V-8 engines work

How does a V-8 engine work?

V-8 engines are one of the most common styles of engine across the entire automotive industry, especially when the goal is to produce a lot of power with a smooth delivery... read more August 19, 2018 by


 
Nuro self-driving car with Kroger grocery delivery

Arizona Kroger charges $5.95 for trial service of grocery delivery via self-driving car

Residents of Scottsdale, Arizona, can now get their groceries delivered by autonomous vehicles. Grocery giant Kroger and technology partner Nuro are rolling out a trial... read more August 17, 2018 by


 
 

 
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