Tag Archives: Car Tech

Mercedes-Benz presents next-gen MBUX user interface at CES

Mercedes-Benz will roll out a next-generation user interface system starting this year, offering both drivers and passengers its cars new levels of interaction be it via voice, touch or conventional controls. It's called the Mercedes-Benz User Experience, or MBUX for short, and it debuts in the next-generation A-Class hatchback due this spring. We got our...

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Harman shows digital dashboard with 5G connectivity at CES

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show is full of futuristic vehicle technology and connected-car solutions, but Harman is differentiating itself by bringing 5G connectivity to the automotive world. The company revealed its digital cockpit and 5G-ready telematics solution and announced a "leading European automaker" will be first to implement the 5G...

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If your car recommends premium gas, should you use it?

You know those car ads you see filling every commercial break of your favorite television show? Look closely and you'll see a fair number of them touting either a given vehicle's power output or perhaps the estimated fuel economy figures. There's usually also a disclaimer stating that a certain octane level or higher is required in order to achieve those...

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Fisker solid-state battery promises 500-mile range, 1-minute charging

Solid-state batteries represent the holy grail for automakers as they promise a driving range for electric cars comparable to internal combustion models, along with charging times that could match the speed of filling a gas tank. Revived electric car company Fisker last fall announced it had filed patents for solid-state battery technology that could enable...

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Toyota reveals e-Palette concept, previews its future mobility services

Toyota previewed its vision of the future mobility at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show on Monday. Meet the e-Palette concept, a cube-shaped self-driving and electric vehicle that wants to delivery pizza, packages, and serve as a ride-sharing vehicle. The automaker said the e-Palette will serve as the main vehicle in its e-Palette Alliance. The newly...

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Toyota’s latest self-driving cars see up to 660 feet in all directions

Toyota isn't as vocal as some rivals in the self-driving space but the Japanese firm is making steady progress and at next week's 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will unveil a third-generation prototype. While previous prototypes featured a lidar sensor with a 660-feet range, they could only monitor the area in front of them. The...

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How the Ford GT’s trick suspension has two unique spring rates

The second-generation Ford GT packs incredible engineering no matter where one's eyes may scan. Be it aerodynamics, engine technology, or the suspension, there's always more than meets the eye. Here, however, we're talking about the GT's suspension, which is anything but traditional. It uses coil springs, but in a very unique way, as well as electronically...

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