Articles about Car Technology

Using a synthetic fiber-based filter and ionization
For obvious reasons, we're now paying much more attention to how we can keep the air we breathe...well, a source of life, not debilitating illness.In cars, for instance, we could well be seeing cabin air-purification systems shift from
That total includes fuel-cell buses, trucks, trains, ships, and cars
The hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle can be used in times of calamity, among others
As R&D on electric vehicles continues to make rapid progress, carmakers are finding new ways to utilize the technology beyond the usual applications in the automotive field. Industry giants Toyota and Honda, for example, have now teamed up to create a
It's trickier than they thought
In the middle of the 2010s, Nissan bosses often talked about a self-driving car by 2021. Funnily enough, they no longer do.The new Ariya electric crossover has ProPilot 2.0, Nissan's latest kit. It's designed to handle driving,
A step closer to 100% electrification
A new hybrid McLaren supercar will be unveiled next year, and sitting prettily underneath will be this carbon-fiber tub. That, friends, is McLaren Automotive's brand-new "lightweight vehicle architecture".It has been designed specifically to accommodate hybrid powertrains, allowing the
The chassis promises to do the thinking for you
When it launches very soon, the new Rolls-Royce Ghost will think for you. The company has announced that its next-generation Ghost will feature all-wheel drive, which makes it only the second Rolls-Royce-after its big brother, the Cullinan
Driving tips at your disposal
We often talk with varying degrees of enthusiasm about 'communicating' with a good car (sometimes perhaps too enthusiastically). How it 'talks' to you, how it feels, how it encourages you to further explore its limits via reams of 'feedback.'Rimac's incoming
Face recognition and an augmented-reality HUD, anyone?
To tide us over until we see the actual car in a few months, Mercedes-Benz has given us a sneak peek of its new flagship's interior tech. And unsurprisingly, there's not a button in sight.Yep-the new S-
Pedals and steering wheels are still the best
In 1992, I drove a Saab prototype without a steering wheel. Not an autonomous car, note: I said "I drove." The idea was that in a crash, you wouldn't biff into the steering wheel and column. Instead you had a joystick
Its new Acceleration Suppression System has just been launched in Japan
Toyota is now officially rolling out its new Acceleration Suppression System to its new vehicles, a safety feature we first heard of just a few months back. This new system aims to prevent accidents caused by accelerator pedal misapplication, or the phenomenon
Just because you can doesn’t mean you should
Granted, the idea behind gesture control is pretty clever. Spin your fingers in a circle to adjust the volume level, point to accept a phone call, and swipe to reject, all while keeping your eyes on the road. In reality, it's
Will conventional keys become a thing of the past?
Apple has teamed up with BMW to make unlocking a wide variety of Bimmers possible via iPhone. This feature was previously available for Android devices as well. According to the car brand, BMW Digital Key for the iPhone will be available in
The power of technology
So it looks like Ford vehicles in the US will soon have the capacity for hands-free driving-good news for fans of tech, not-so-good news for conspiracy theorists and skittish drivers with trust issues.Ford has just announced its
Cant’t we all just get along
There will always be some bloke who tells you Betamax was technically better than VHS. But VHS won. Which was better out of HD-DVD versus Blu-ray, or Memory Stick versus SD card? Who can actually summon the energy to give
A labor of love
Last September, Bentley announced it was planning to build 12 recreations of Sir Tim Birkin's 4½ Liter 'Blower.' To do that, it would first need to completely dismantle its own Blower-Birkin's own, the most famous of the four originals-
Is this something you’d like in your car?
Remember back in the day when you would excitedly open your cereal box not to chow down, but to get to the freebie it came with? If yes, chances are you've at one point gotten hold of a cheap pair of
The innovation that’s got F1 fans in a twitter
Last week, it seemed like Ferrari's new chassis was going to be the big Formula 1 story of the year, but Mercedes has ignited a sh*tstorm on the second day of pre-season testing in Barcelona. Where most drivers were
*That’s RMB370 million in Chinese currency
No matter what you say about Chinese cars, there's still no denying the fact that vehicles from the People's Republic have improved by leaps and bounds in recent years. Geely, in particular, has produced some pretty decent vehicles of late,
Do you know anyone who needs this feature?
Pedal misapplication is one of the worst things that can happen behind the wheel. One minute you're harmlessly pulling out of a parking slot, the next you're barreling down the garage toward a concrete wall.The surest way to prevent
It can adapt to improve your well-being
Burn your gym membership. Tell the dog to walk itself. Jaguar Land Rover is currently researching a new kind of shape-shifting car seat that simulates the "rhythm of walking" to mitigate the perils of sitting down for a really long time
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