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The EXP 100 GT is a preview of the Bentley GT of 2035
Tall as today's Continental GT but longer than a Mulsanne and as spacious as a Flying Spur, Bentley's 100th birthday present to itself is just massive. Its bigness is the first thing you notice, as a matter of fact. The
This eliminates the trouble of changing flats
Though funky-looking airless tires have been around for a while-Michelin has been developing them since 2005-none have yet been fitted to a regular road car available to the masses.But apparently, that's all going to change in 2024,
Parts of it can be heated/cooled to indicate turns, lane changes, and so on
Heated steering wheels are nothing new. But steering wheels where said heating serves a purpose besides keeping your hands toasty? Not seen that before.Enter Jaguar Land Rover and its 'Sensory Steering Wheel' concept. Developed in partnership with Glasgow University, different sides
They reduce aerodynamic drag by 90%
News has reached the Top Gear team-via the medium of an official press release-that the Honda e electric city car will be fitted, as standard, with actual cameras for mirrors. Rarely has such news elicited such joy in our office.
Top Gear’s Rory Reid gives the new concept tiller a try
Screens on a steering wheel, obviously. It's Hyundai's vision of a future that involves replacing the majority of physical buttons with small touch displays. It might look radical at first glance, but given that we're now seeing touchscreens replacing
Nothing but green
They say patience is a virtue, and we completely agree. For many drivers, though, it's a difficult one to practice behind the wheel-especially if you're operating a vehicle capable of piling on kilometers at a pace quicker than the
This could save lives
Hyundai has just announced the development of new safety tech that could revolutionize airbags as we know them. The Korean carmaker is planning to eventually mass-market the world's first multi-collision airbag system.In a multi-collision accident, the primary
...and make the seats vibrate to your chosen music
Anyone else mildly terrified by the prospect of an autonomous car that can read your facial expression, check your heart rate, and then alter the cabin accordingly? No? Just us, then.At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Kia
X-ray vision behind the wheel
Ever wanted to have X-ray vision like Superman? Nissan's latest tech, which will be showcased at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), gives you that superpower behind the wheel.Called the Invisible-to-Visible concept (I2V for short), this future
Some are more likely than others
We've had at least a decade of hearing 'the Chinese car industry is going to take over the world,' but it has spectacularly failed to materialize. China does hold massive sway over the car industry, mainly in getting European makers to
Everyone deserves convenience
After six months of testing, Jaguar Land Rover has revealed a newly developed car door that opens automatically as the driver approaches it.Called the "mobility door," this new feature provides assistance to individuals with physical disabilities, or to anyone carrying large
Now can they please make a hooman version?
Earlier in 2018, Ford announced it would stop making small cars and sedans. While you'd suspect the spare factory space and people power would be transferred to SUVs, you'd suspect wrong. Instead, the American carmaker is building doghouses.This is
The result of a joint project involving BMW and Porsche
Three, as De La Soul effortlessly laid out for us all those years ago, is the magic number. Three minutes, in this case: The charging time for 100km of range for an electric car, direct from a new super-fast prototype charging
With a new robot friend tagging along
The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) isn't a car show, yet automotive manufacturers still flock to it like ducks to water, eager to show off their techiest wares. Take Honda. It's not bringing any cars to the event next month
The e-tron Launch Edition retains some concept-car tech
For years, cameras that replace door mirrors have been a clichéd trope of the concept car. But now they've made mainstream production thanks to the Audi e-tron SUV.And they have a price, too. Around £11,000 (P736,445),
The potential applications are extensive
Batteries-heavy, cumbersome, boring. Carbon fiber-light, sexy, futuristic. Now science has kind of combined the two and found that the material is capable of storing electricity. Research by Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden has shown carbon fiber can work as
Through new road-safety technologies based on V2X communication
Doesn't it sometimes seem like intersections have you-literally and figuratively-at a crossroads? In a worst-case scenario, you get only a split-second to make a crucial decision that could mean the difference between safe passage and a
Our readers chime in
Automotive technology has come a long way, and more than ever the cars on the market today are jam-packed with all sorts of neat features. But that doesn't mean everyone is a fan of them. Below are some reader
The question is, do you want to?
Ever wanted a car you could talk to? If you drive a BMW, you'll be able to do just that by next year.The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant will make you more connected to your car than ever before. It
As told by our resident tito
It's pretty safe to say that most people around my age (I'm in my mid 20s, for the record) who grew up with the Internet and easy access to computers are fond of technology. We've grown up accustomed to
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