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Volvo Let a Hamster Steer One of Its Trucks
Sep 16, 2013 - in News
Volvo demonstrates easy handling of its Dynamic Steering system.
BMW Inspired by Smartphones to Use Gorilla Glass in Hybrid
Aug 10, 2013 - in News
BMW will be using Gorilla Glass in its upcoming i8 hybrid sports car.
Audi's S3 Sportback Gets Support for 4G LTE
Jul 30, 2013 - in News
Another data plan, please!
UK to Test Driverless Cars by End of This Year
Jul 17, 2013 - in News
Cars use sensor system to ensure safe distances from other cars and objects on the road.
Parrot Asteroid Smart Review: Android In Your Car's Dash?
Jul 9, 2013 - in Reviews
Parrot combines Android 2.3 with a double-DIN head unit to create an advanced infotainment system for automotive enthusiasts. We hook it up in two difference vehicles, side-load apps, root it, and let you know whether it's worth the $600 Parrot is asking.
Top Gear UK and Honda Build Scariest Lawn Mower Ever
Jun 6, 2013 - in News
How fast does your lawn mower go?
Mercedes-Benz Demos Smartphone-based Navigation at I/O
May 17, 2013 - in News
Not quite a Google car... yet.
A Look at Cadillac's ELR, GM's Response to Tesla
Feb 12, 2013 - in News
Cadillac makes the case for the ELR electric luxury coupe - and wants to compete with Tesla.
Ford to Build Biometric Sensors as Driver Assistance System
Jan 22, 2013 - in News
Ford believes it has identified the next big thing in driver assistance programs.
Cadillac Debuts Volt-Derived ELR Coupe with 207 HP
Jan 16, 2013 - in News
General Motors has unveiled the production version of the Cadillac ELR, which is based on the platform of the Chevrolet Cruze and Chevrolet Volt, but comes in a more luxurious, sexier and presumably much more expensive package.
Google Patents Autonomous Vehicle UI
Jan 15, 2013 - in News
Google was granted the rights to a user interface for its autonomous vehicle technology.
Cadillac CUE: Why a Touch Screen is Not Always a Good Idea
Jan 6, 2013 - in News
Cadillac has one of the fanciest car entertainment system on the market today. It's called CUE, short for Cadillac User Experience, and there is a good reason why you may want to pass on this system.
Test Drive: Buick Verano T - Gone in 6 Seconds
Dec 30, 2012 - in News
Buick is exploring its sport edge: Following the Regal T and GS, there is now the Verano T, which packs 250 hp and a 6-speed manual. Buick thinks it's an alternative to the fancy Acura ILX. Here's what we think.
U.S. Regulators Propose Black Boxes for All Cars
Dec 27, 2012 - in News
US regulators have proposed that new cars be fitted with black box devices.
Jaguar Pulls Plug On C-X75 Supercar
Dec 25, 2012 - in News
If you planned on purchasing Jaguar’s stunning C-X75 supercar, you will have to look elsewhere.
Engineer builds Self-Balanced, Motorized Unicycle
Dec 18, 2012 - in News
First, Nick Thatcher built a Segway-like vehicle called the No-Way. Then he built something more unique: An electric unicycle.
Infiniti JX35: One Step Away From the Self-Driving Car
Dec 15, 2012 - in News
If you love technology, then this could be the most interesting family car yet.
Chevy Spark EV More Powerful Than Gasoline Version
Dec 14, 2012 - in News
Chevrolet's Spark minicar may not have been showered with positive reviews so far, and it may not exactly create the kind of enthusiasm it needs to succeed.
Audi Integrates TI Jacinto 5 Processor in Next Car Interfaces
Dec 12, 2012 - in News
Texas Instruments said that Audi has selected its automotive infotainment processors for integration in its next-generation vehicle user interfaces.
Synthetic Fuels Could Replace Entire U.S. Need for Crude Oil
Dec 8, 2012 - in News
Synthetic fuels may become an interesting out of our dire need for more crude oil to power our vehicles.
Volvo's First Self-driving Cars Scheduled for 2014
Dec 4, 2012 - in News
The car will do the driving in heavy traffic.
GM Teases New Corvette Camouflaged in Gran Turismo 5
Nov 29, 2012 - in News
Chrysler used Forza Horizon to introduce its new Viper sportscar to the world, so it should not be too surprising that other car manufacturers are following.
Nissan Unveils Car That Drives and Parks Itself
Nov 11, 2012 - in News
Use your smartphone to externally control the car.
Audi Kills R8 e-tron Supercar
Nov 8, 2012 - in News
Audi announced that it will not be selling the electric version of its R8 supercar.
Fujitsu Announces 3D Object Detection For Car Radars
Nov 4, 2012 - in News
Despite the fact that virtually all luxury vehicles can be ordered with forward collision warning systems that typically use object detection via radar or infrared laser sensor, the underlying technology is in its nascent stages and full of caveats.
Cadillac to Kick Off Production of Gorgeous ELR in 2013
Oct 22, 2012 - in News
GM confirmed that it is moving the ELR electric coupe into production next year.
Audi Uses Nuance's Speech Engine in New A3 Model
Oct 16, 2012 - in News
Nuance said that Audi will be using its speech recognition in the next generation of the Audi A3 hatchback and sedan.
Consumer Reports: Fisker Karma Hybrid Car is Full of Flaws
Sep 26, 2012 - in News
It is not a secret that, while the Fisker Karma may do well as a chromified Bieber mobile, it is not a perfect car.
Researcher Proposes Noise Cancellation Tech for Use in Cars
Sep 9, 2012 - in News
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati say they have developed a technology that would use rapid sound waves to counter sudden noises heard in a car.
Brabus Transforms Mercedes Into High Tech Office, Lounge
Sep 4, 2012 - in News
Brabus creates the ultimate mobile mancave.