Tag Archives: Car Tech

Drivers of BMW iNext will be able to sleep behind the wheel

BMW is currently working with tech giant Intel and vehicle sensor firm Mobileye to develop a highly-capable self-driving system which the automaker plans to deploy in 2021. The system will debut in a technological flagship code-named the iNext and be so robust that BMW predicts drivers in certain...

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How can the Nissan Titan brake quicker than a Mini?

A Nissan Titan weighs 5,811 pounds. A Mini Countryman weighs 3,629. The former requires a shorter distance to reach a complete stop from 60. Sounds crazy, but it's true, and Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is here to, well, explain how the full-size pickup truck can out-brake a Mini...

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Bentley on Demand service brings concierge delivery to owners

Sick and tired of your current Bentley? The brand aims to cure your boredom with Bentley on Demand, a new "mobility" service being offered via the Bentley Network smartphone app. The premise is pretty simple: Bentley owners can request to drive a different Bentley for a special occasion or reserve...

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Watch a robot valet park a car

Parking is never really a delightful experience, especially in crowded cities, airports, and other high-traffic areas. One robotics company aims to alleviate some of the stress, though. Stanley Robotics has published a video of its autonomous valet parking system in action. The driver pulls into a...

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Audi promises fully self-driving car by 2021

Audi has promised to launch a fully self-driving car by 2021. The target date is a popular one as it's close enough to be practical but at the same time far enough that should the target be missed few are likely to remember. Other automakers with a similar target include BMW, Ford...

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Renault demonstrates wireless electric car charging at 62 mph

Renault on Thursday took part in a demonstration of new charging technology that could prove a major boon to electric cars. The technology, being developed by Qualcomm with help from Renault and Vedecom, a French think tank that promotes future mobility solutions, would enable electric cars to...

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GT supercar is tech testbed for future Fords

The Ford GT provided plenty of shock and awe when it debuted at the 2015 Detroit auto show, but the brand had more in mind than just raw performance. In fact, Ford developed and engineered the GT with technologies intended to trickle down into future cars, trucks, SUVs, and even electric vehicles...

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BMW details M xDrive all-wheel-drive system debuting on M5

BMW M is putting the final touches on its new M5, a car that will be unlike any of its predecessors. It will come as standard with all-wheel drive, though the system will be able to operate in rear-wheel drive form. Yep, you don't have to worry about the car's ability to go sideways on...

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