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The carmaker has successfully made a 3D-printed electric drive housing
Powered by eight CPU cores and 24 gigs of RAM
It's not long now before Mercedes-Benz reveals its all-electric flagship, the hugely significant EQS. So here's something to whet your appetite-the slippery sedan's entirely digital dashboard.The curved glass panel houses Merc's new so-called '
Through the new Guard Mode feature available on the FordPass Pro app
Ford is really going the extra mile to enhance the safety and security of its vehicles. The American carmaker has now revealed a new feature called Guard Mode, which is accessible through the FordPass Pro dedicated smartphone app.Guard Mode is a
In support of The Education Fund’s Food Forests for Schools program
We get it-among us lovers of cars and driving, it's understandable to have some degree of resistance to autonomous driving technologies. But we have to admit that all the travel restrictions and physical-distancing requirements forced upon us by the
The design just bagged Popular Science’s ‘Best of What’s New’ award to end 2020
We can probably agree that the new Acura TLX is quite the stunner. The stylish sports sedan has the looks with a capable 272hp, 379Nm 2.0-liter turbocharged four-banger to boot. That's why it sucks that we probably won'
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-
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