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

    Vehicle-to-vehicle communication, V2V for short, is nothing new. In fact, automakers and governments alike have been working on the technology for the past several years. Most V2V systems work by warning drivers about potential danger from other vehicles. They do this by exchanging information about an individual vehicle, such as location and speed, with other vehicles on the road or point markers fitted with sensors. Drivers can then be warned in advance if another vehicle is stopped in an area that is difficult or impossible to see, or about to enter the same intersection as they are. The...

  • eRuf Porsche 911 prototype
    Ruf Announces Trials Of ‘eRuf’ Electric Porsche 911 Fleet

    In the same week that Porsche unveiled its own in-house developed electric Boxster E, one of the automaker’s longtime tuners, Ruf, announced plans for its own trials of a small fleet of electric Porsche 911 prototypes. Ruf is probably most widely recognized for its wild modified Porsches such...

  • 2009 BMW Concept ActiveE
    BMW Announces Markets For ActiveE Electric 1-Series Trials

    The next stage of BMW’s electric vehicle rollout program is about to commence, with the automaker announcing today markets that will participate in the 1-Series ActiveE field trial when it begins next summer. Just as they have for the initial MINI E trial, the New York metro market and the...

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