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Apple gives clearest confirmation yet on auto technology development

Dec 05, 2016

After months of speculation, optimism and doubt, Apple has given us its first confirmation the brand is working on some form of autonomous vehicle technology, possibly for use in Apple-branded cars. Apple submitted a letter...

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Top 10 ways people could move in the future

Nov 24, 2016

It’s always fun to speculate about how we as a species could move around in the future. Cars as an extension of human travel are undergoing unprecedented metamorphosis in every possible way; up, faster, nomadic,...

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Koenigsegg’s amazing FreeValve camless technology debuts in 1.6T

Nov 19, 2016

Koenigsegg subsidiary FreeValve will be showing off the world’s first camless engine for mass production at the Qoros stage at the Guangzhou motor show later this month. FreeValve is planning to showcase a working example...

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Volvo to introduce car-to-car communication this year

Oct 12, 2016

Volvo executives have confirmed it will begin packaging some of its vehicles with cloud functionality enabling car-to-car communication by the end of the year. The system will make its way to Volvo’s 90 series models...

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Proterra Catalyst E2 is a 660kWh EV bus with 560km range

Sep 16, 2016

US company Proterra has released details of a radical new electric bus design, largely constructed from carbon fibre and powered by a 660kWh battery pack. What could genuinely turn out to be the future of...

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Gordon Murray helps engineer world’s first flat-pack truck

Sep 07, 2016

Gordon Murray, the brains behind the original McLaren F1 hypercar, has helped engineer the world’s first flat-pack truck called the Ox, by Global Vehicle Trust. It is designed to be affordable and conquer rough terrain...

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EVs could soon adopt clever new lithium-metal battery tech

Aug 23, 2016

A group of researchers in the US have revealed a radical new rechargeable lithium-ion battery concept that is twice as efficient as current, equivalent batteries. SolidEnergy Systems is behind the development, with a design said...

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Honda developing 11-speed automatic transmission? Patent found

Aug 22, 2016

Honda may be planning a revolutionary new 11-speed automatic transmission with three clutches, according to a recent patent application. The discovery made by Autoguide cites a recent patent application submitted by Honda Motor Co Ltd...

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Audi debuts traffic light communication technology

Aug 16, 2016

In a first for the industry, Audi vehicles in the US are set to communicate with nearby traffic signals which could lead to more efficient driving. The technology is known as V-to-I, or vehicle-to-infrastructure communication,...

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Infiniti reveals world-first variable compression engine

Aug 15, 2016

Many have tried but never cracked it; the mass-market variable compression ratio engine. Nissan’s luxury arm Infiniti will be the first carmaker to introduce this technology. The engine, called VC-T, is a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder...

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Apple Car to feature unique Korean-made hollow batteries

Aug 12, 2016

The latest from the Apple car rumour mill suggests that it has teamed up with a Korean company to develop a revolutionary new battery for the upcoming car. A Korean news source has claimed the...

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Google Maps could soon help you find car parking spaces

Aug 12, 2016

Google Maps might be planning to release a new feature on its smartphone app that could advise you on the availability of car parks that are nearby. Google recently released a Beta version of its...

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