Tag Archives: Car Tech

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 sense making them able to see around corners. This ability is one of the core pillars of most self-driving systems being developed, including that from Jaguar Land Rover. But even if you...

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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 battery pack capable of providing over 400 miles of range. The battery specifications were noted in an Automotive News (subscription required) report on Wednesday. BMW Group research and...

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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 at Digital Day 2018, BMW said the new digital gauge cluster will be part of what it calls Operating System 7.0. The system is entirely digital, and it has been tailored to the user's...

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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 save us money at the pump. According to a report in Automotive News, GM, Ford, and FCA are working with the U.S. Council for Automotive Research on a plan to change from three octane...

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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 system in place when it launched the Veyron last decade and with the car's successor, the 1,480-horsepower Chiron, the French brand has taken its remote services to the next level. Since...

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Sweden’s eRoad is basically real-life slot cars

Oh, the joys of racing slot cars as a child. The simple concept employed toy cars racing in cutout grooves within a track, while electricity runs to power them. The Swedes have taken the basic concept and almost literally built a real-life solution for electric-car charging. The Swedish Transporation Agency opened a 1.2-mile stretch of road dubbed the...

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Here’s how Audi is eliminating body roll

Too much body roll is never a good thing. To tighten things up further, Audi has introduced a system featuring two electronic sway bars to nearly eliminate body roll. And who would be better to give us a walkthrough on how the system actually works than Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained. In the video, Jason breaks down how the electronic sway bars work...

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Digital license plates could flash "stolen," warn about accidents

License plates will receive a 21st-century makeover in Dubai as the emirate prepares to launch a trial for digital license plates. Among the many features, the plates could even notify onlookers a particular car has been stolen after a theft. The plate could quickly update to flash "stolen" instead of the serial number to alert authorities. The digital...

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