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Lazzarini Design flying hover car concept

Italian firm Lazzarini Design shows retro flying car concept

Most flying car concepts we've seen don't bear much resemblance to the traditional automobile. Instead, they forge a path forward with futuristic design and new ideas. Italian firm Lazzarini Design has bucked the trend with its conceptual flying car based on a 1920s Italian luxury vehicle. The... read more

December 19, 2017 by
Alauda Racing flying car racing series

The sky's the limit: flying car racing series under development

Australia bid goodbye to local automobile manufacturing this past October as the final Holden Commodore rolled off the assembly line, but perhaps the country will be at the... read more December 12, 2017 by

Hain family participating in Volvo Drive Me self-driving car project

Volvo delivers first self-driving cars to families in Drive Me project

Volvo is undertaking an ambitious project where up to 100 of its self-driving prototypes will be handed over to regular customers in Gothenburg, Sweden, the automaker’s... read more December 12, 2017 by

Honda 3E robot concepts for 2018 CES

Honda bringing new robot concepts to 2018 CES

The rise of the robots the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show next month. We've already seen a handful of other robot concepts coming to the show, but Honda has... read more December 11, 2017 by

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Report: Uber’s Chinese rival Didi to expand to North America

A Chinese rival to ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft may be about to set up shop in North America. According to Reuters’ sources, Didi Chuxing plans to expand... read more December 8, 2017 by

Honda self-driving car prototype

Honda to partner with China’s SenseTime on AI tech for self-driving cars

As part of its 2030 Vision strategy announced in June, Honda aims to have a car with Level 4 self-driving capability on sale by the year 2025. The target date is later than... read more December 7, 2017 by

GM Marketplace to allow drivers to shop and order food in-car

You can now order coffee, donuts, or GM products right from a GM vehicle

General Motors wants to make it easier to order your Starbucks coffee, find the nearest Shell station, or even reserve a table at the local TGI Fridays. On Tuesday, the... read more December 6, 2017 by

BMW electrification roadmap

BMW’s electrification plans mapped out

The BMW Group is committed to launching 25 electrified cars by 2025, 12 of which will be battery-powered electrics. The automaker on Tuesday revealed the full schedule for... read more December 5, 2017 by

VW MOIA ride-sharing concept car

Volkswagen reveals MOIA ride-sharing electric van concept

The Volkswagen Group doesn't simply want to electrify its portfolio of brands and cars for personal ownership, it also wants to provide sustainable transportation in other... read more December 4, 2017 by

Will the Hennessey Venom F5 actually be capable of hitting 300 mph?

Will the Hennessey Venom F5 be capable of hitting 300 mph?

Hennessey Performance Engineering is making some rather bold claims. The Texas tuner recently revealed a new vehicle called the Venom F5. HPE says the Venom F5 will have... read more December 4, 2017 by

Yamaha self-driving motorcycle, Motobot

Yamaha to show robot rider at CES that will challenge Valentino Rossi

Yamaha plans to pit man against machine with its latest self-riding motorcycle concept. And it has an appropriate name: Motobot. The Japanese motorcycle company announced... read more December 4, 2017 by

Intel deal with Warner Bros for future self-driving car entertainment

Intel and Warner Bros deal hints at entertainment future in self-driving cars

Marketers, advertisers, and companies in general are itching to implement the next era of entertainment and connectivity. It's coming, and it will likely be broadcast in... read more December 1, 2017 by

Race Car brakes versus street car brakes

What are the differences between race car and street car braking systems?

You might know that there's a physical difference between race car brakes and street car brakes. The size of the rotors, the materials used in the pads, and the brake lines... read more November 30, 2017 by

Engineering Explained examines a catback exhaust system

Can a catback exhaust actually make your car faster?

Finding the aftermarket modifications that will make your car a better performer can be an adventure. Every company under the sun claims all sorts of horsepower, torque, and... read more November 29, 2017 by

Volkswagen's new Budack engine cycle

How does VW's Budack engine cycle work?

Volkswagen isn't reinventing the way your internal combustion engine works. The automaker has, however, created a new twist on the Otto cycle that's a revised version of the... read more November 29, 2017 by

Waymo trains self-driving cars to identify emergency vehicles

Waymo's self-driving car fleet clips 4-million mile mark, set to kick off self-driving taxi service

Four million miles down, unlimited potential to go. Waymo's fleet of self-driving cars has officially reached the four-million-mile mark in about eight years of total... read more November 28, 2017 by


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