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Jaguar Land Rover patents unique aero guide vane system

Aug 15, 2017

It looks like Jaguar Land Rover is getting more serious about the aerodynamics of its suavely-designed cars, with a patent application revealing a new channelling system to guide airflow along the side of its cars....

Dutch students make world’s first biodegradable car, from sugar & flax

Aug 14, 2017

A bunch of uni students in the Netherlands have developed the world’s first biodegradable car, sort of. It shows us that cars needn’t be so heavily-ladened with metal, and also shows us the possibilities in...

Toyota ‘Dynamic Force’ engine tech to spread across segments

Aug 02, 2017

Toyota’s new 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine, which will debut in the 2018 Camry, is the first of a new wave of engine families to adopt its latest ‘Dynamic Force’ engine philosophy. The 2018 Camry continues with...

Exclusive: Plans for Australian-built electric cars pushing ahead

Jul 31, 2017

Although Toyota and Holden are only two months away from closing their Australian manufacturing operations, one company in South Australia is determined to bring a new Australian electric vehicle to market. PerformanceDrive spoke with Paul...

Schaeffler develops clutch to allow for manual hybrid vehicles

Jul 10, 2017

Those bemoaning the decline of manual transmission and the bleak future it faces in an increasingly electrified world can take solace in this news. German component maker Schaeffler has unveiled a module which enables manual...

Geely acquires flying car maker Terrafugia

Jul 10, 2017

Chinese company Zhejian Geely has surprised investors with the acquisition of fledgeling flying car company Terrafugia, which is based in the USA. Terrafugia joins Swedish safety and luxury car brand Volvo as well as more...

Elon Musk demonstrates tunnel driving at 200km/h

May 13, 2017

Last month we reported about Elon Musk’s latest brainstorm – The Boring Company – in which a vessel in the street carries your car into a subterranean tunnel network, where computer controlled sleds on rails...

Bentley working on animal-free vegan interior

May 12, 2017

Bentley are renowned for sourcing the most decadent and luxurious materials available for its ultra high-end, bespoke vehicles. The wood panels used in the interiors are sourced only from the root ball of elderly trees,...

Elon Musk envisions ‘The Boring Company’ tunnel system (video)

Apr 30, 2017

Elon Musk is not afraid to put radical ideas into the public sphere, and his latest vision is no exception. After a tunneling machine with ‘The Boring Company’ was spotted by an intrepid photographer, questions...

Uber Elevate set to envision flying car taxi technology (video)

Apr 25, 2017

Uber will apparently unveil plans to develop a flying car concept at its annual summit held each year in Dallas, Texas. The ride-sharing giant claims the concept should help build awareness for flying car technology....

SsangYong to introduce ‘Touch Screen’ power windows

Feb 07, 2017

Korean carmaker Ssangyong, which is owned by Indian conglomerate Mahindra&Mahindra, has today announced its intention to bring to market a power window system that does away with buttons. The ‘Touch Screen Window System’ eschews tactile...

FCA teams up with Google for next-gen Uconnect interface

Jan 03, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced a new collaboration with tech giant Google on a new Uconnect System, set to be previewed at the upcoming 2017 CES show. The partnership is aiming to create the next-generation...

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