Tag Archives: Car Tech

BMW to build battery lab

In yet another sign of the growing importance of electrification, BMW on Friday announced plans to establish a lab dedicated to the development of batteries. To be located in the automaker's hometown of Munich, Germany, the lab will open in early 2019 and develop technologies to be used across the portfolio of BMW Group brands. BMW isn't looking...

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5 ways electric cars outperform gas-powered cars

A proper gas-powered car is a joy to drive. Your senses take a joy ride when the sound hits your ears, the acceleration tosses you in your seat, and sometimes even the smell wafts into your nose. The days of gas-powered cars are numbered though. This is a fact we can't deny. Electric cars, however, have a lot to offer the world even for those of us who...

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Watch what happens to an ambulance during a side impact crash

An ambulance is an incredibly tough workhorse. You know it's going to be strong, but did you ever think how strong an ambulance really is? Well, Braun Ambulances put together a crash test demonstration to show just how tough this life-saving box on wheels really is. The demonstration involves one of the company's rigs and a Ford F-150 lined up a few hundred...

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Lamborghini Urus hits the dirt with Terra mode

To build excitement ahead of the reveal of its new Urus on December 4, Lamborghini has been dropping a series of teaser videos highlighting the SUV's various driving modes. The Urus will feature the new Neve, Terra, and Sabbia modes, which translate from Italian to "Snow," "Earth," and "Sand," respectively. They...

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Uber orders 24,000 Volvo XC90s for its self-driving fleet

Uber is in the race to develop a fully self-driving system to one day power a fleet of driverless taxis. To develop the system, Uber is using a fleet of Volvo XC90 SUVs fitted with all the necessary hardware required for self-driving capability, such as cameras and sensors. The vehicles also incorporate necessary safety and redundancy systems to handle...

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Porsche equipping mechanics with augmented reality glasses

Porsche service centers will become even more connected come 2018 after the brand announced on Monday it will equip technicians with augmented reality (AR) glasses for increased efficiency. The glasses, called "Tech Live Look," are powered by AiR Enterprise software. Not only will they provide AR capability, but they include a high-resolution, autofocus...

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Self-driving Jaguar Land Rover prototypes take to public roads in UK

Self-driving prototypes from Jaguar Land Rover last week took to public roads in the automaker's home market for the first time. The test was part of the United Kingdom's Autodrive project, a government-backed 3-year initiative that involves testing of self-driving cars on the streets of Milton Keynes and Coventry. Previously, all testing was...

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Porsche 911 hybrid back on the radar

With Tesla last week revealing a second-generation Roadster capable of 0-60 mph acceleration in 1.9 seconds and a top speed of 250 mph, the major sports car marques have been well and truly put on notice. That's because while Tesla may miss deadlines and is currently in its own "production hell" over the Model 3, the company's...

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Why doesn’t the Honda Civic Type R have (much) torque steer?

The Honda Civic Type R is an impressive little beastie. In fact, if you missed it, we named Honda's hot hatch the Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2018. We lauded its handling capabilities, and a major part of the magic is how Honda managed to basically eliminate torque steer in a 306-horsepower front-wheel-drive car. Why doesn't it exhibit torque steer or...

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Nissan says its self-driving cars can handle door-to-destination travel by 2020

Nissan recently demonstrated an Infiniti Q50-based prototype fitted with the most advanced version of its ProPilot self-driving system. ProPilot is Nissan and Infiniti's new banner for self-driving technologies, and right now it only consists of electronic driver assist features, such as adaptive cruise control, automatic braking and warning systems...

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