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Audi Aicon concept

Audi Aicon self-driving car to hit the road in 2021

Audi on Wednesday revealed that its fully self-driving car due to hit the roads in 2021 will be based on its Aicon concept car unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. The Aicon is a fully electric, fully self-driving car devoid of a steering wheel and pedals, and Audi envisions a future where the... read more

May 9, 2018 by
 
Site of Toyota's self-driving test facility at Michigan Technical Resource Park

Toyota plans self-driving test site for emergency maneuvers

Toyota on Thursday revealed plans to build a dedicated test site for self-driving cars. The site will be located within the 1.75-mile oval test track of the Michigan... read more May 4, 2018 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Camaro's Brembo brakes

Brake-by-wire to go mainstream, says Brembo

Braking systems have changed considerably over decades, but high-performance brake manufacturer Brembo thinks another big change is coming. Brembo’s executive director... read more May 2, 2018 by


 
Ford "Feel the View" system to help the blind take in scenery

Ford's high-tech windows let the blind enjoy the scenery

Ford has created a truly wonderful piece of technology. It's called Feel the View and the device allows the blind or visually impaired enjoy the scenery and world around them... read more May 1, 2018 by


 
Audi is eliminating turbo lag with electric superchargers

Here's how Audi uses electric compressors to eliminate turbo lag

Automakers have started using electric compressors to help eliminate lag in their turbocharged engines. The first with the technology was Audi, which introduced it in its SQ7... read more May 1, 2018 by


 
Amazon In-Car Delivery Option

Amazon will now deliver packages to your car

Select Amazon shoppers now have a new option for delivery of their purchases: the trunk of their car. Amazon announced the new service on Tuesday and it will roll out for... read more April 24, 2018 by


 
Honda wants to teach you how to drive a car with a manual transmission

This instructional video is Honda's latest effort to save the manual

Honda wants you to #GiveAShift. And so do we, because driving a vehicle with a manual transmission is a rewarding endeavor that's transitioning into the realm of lost art. To... read more April 23, 2018 by


 
2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV

Lightning fast: Audi e-tron will charge quicker than a Tesla

Audi's upcoming e-tron electric SUV will have a slick feature up its sleeve when it hits European roads: the battery will be able to charge more quickly than today’s... read more April 23, 2018 by


 
Delphi dynamic skip fire technology

How dynamic skip fire tech can cut V-8 fuel use up to 20 percent

The dynamic skip fire system developed by Silicon Valley startup Tula Technology is set to make its debut in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and 2019 GMC Sierra, promising big... read more April 21, 2018 by


 
Should you start in second gear?

Should you start from a stop in second gear?

Drivers have various reasons for starting in second gear, especially with a manual transmission. Perhaps first gear is too short, or snowy road conditions require lighter... read more April 20, 2018 by


 
Jaguar Land Rover self-driving car

Jaguar Land Rover developing system that lets cars 'see' around corners

Thanks to modern communications and sensor technology, it will soon be possible for cars to know what's immediately around them even when the line of site is blocked, in a... read more April 20, 2018 by


 
BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW's biggest battery will have 120-KWH capacity, over 400 miles of range

The BMW Group's plans for an electrified future will arrive in several stages over the next seven years, and part of the strategy will include a whopping 120-kilowatt-hour... read more April 19, 2018 by


 
BMW digital instrument cluster Operating System 7.0

BMW shows off next-generation digital instrument cluster

BMW has given us a peek at its forthcoming digital instrument display, and it promises to offer customizable information and greater ease of use. In the Tuesday announcement... read more April 18, 2018 by


 
2018 BMW M5 refueling during longest continuous vehicle drift attempt

American automakers lobbying for 91-octane gasoline as the new regular

Our gas is listed in a range of octane offerings, but American automakers are looking to simply that. By doing so, they say, they'll clean up the air, boost fuel economy, and... read more April 18, 2018 by


 
Department of Transportation vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) program

Conversation starter: V2X technology will let Toyota and Lexus cars "talk" in 2021

In 2021, the Toyota and Lexus vehicles will be able to "talk" to each other, to other cars, and to the infrastructure. The brands both plan for an aggressive rollout of... read more April 17, 2018 by


 
Bugatti Chiron telemetry

Bugatti owners can rest easy as technicians monitor cars in real time

Tesla has popularized remote monitoring and updating of cars with its “over the air” system, but it wasn't the first automaker to do so. Bugatti had a similar... read more April 16, 2018 by


 
 

 
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