Technology

Volvo tops 2020 JD Power Tech Experience Index Study

Aug 24, 2020

Results from the recent 2020 JD Power Tech Experience Index Study in the US have revealed which car manufacturers are doing best in the field of technology, and the brands that could need some improvement,...

Porsche 911 GT2 RS gets 3D-printed pistons, gains 22kW

Jul 15, 2020

Remember the days when we used to port heads and turn up the boost to gain power? Porsche has developed a much more modern solution; 3D-printed pistons. The revolutionary technology has just been launched for...

BMW adding Android Auto to its vehicles next year, finally

Dec 12, 2019

BMW has announced it is (finally) adding Android Auto to its vehicle media interface next year. Apple CarPlay has been available for only a little while and it was via paid subscription only until last...

Hyundai develops advanced noise control tech, debuts on Genesis GV80?

Nov 13, 2019

You’ve probably heard of active noise cancelling headphones (pardon the pun). Now, Hyundai has announced it is developing an even more advanced version of this technology for vehicles, called Road Noise Active Noise Control. Or,...

Hyundai develops world’s first Active Shift Control transmission for hybrids

Jul 19, 2019

Hyundai Motor Group has developed what it is calling the world’s first Active Shift Control transmission for hybrid powertrains. It will debut in the all-new Sonata arriving later this year. The technology promises optimised transmission...

Hyundai announces clever CVVD valve control tech, debuts with G1.6 T-GDi

Jul 03, 2019

Hyundai has revealed plans to introduce a “world-first” engine technology that it’s calling Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD), which will start to make its way into production cars as early as later this year. What...

Hyundai plans world’s first multi-collision airbag

Jan 22, 2019

Hyundai is planning to introduce the world’s first multi-collision airbag system for production cars. It aims to reduce injury in multi-collision accidents. According to research by the NHTSA, these types of crashes make up for...

2019 Lexus ES debuts world first ‘Digital Outer Mirrors’, uses cameras

Sep 13, 2018

Lexus is about to become the world’s first manufacturer to implement camera side mirrors on a mass-production vehicle, with the launch of the new Lexus ES next month. Yes, it seems like something out of...

Toyota Dynamic Force 2.0L, hybrid & E-Four powertrains announced

Feb 27, 2018

Toyota has announced a range of significant powertrain updates that are designed to cut its fleet emissions by 18 per cent. In the mix is a new Dynamic Force 2.0-litre and 2.0-litre hybrid, as well...

Mercedes Me app tells you if your car has been dented, live

Nov 24, 2017

Mercedes-Benz has come up with a pretty cool technology that helps you stay more connected with your car, even if you’re not in it. It’s a new security feature of the Mercedes Me app. The...

Mercedes announces AMG emblem projector entrance lights

Nov 20, 2017

Mercedes-Benz is jumping onto the ‘puddle light’ trend by offering a new AMG LED projector emblem option for its cars. This was a trend kick-started by Land Rover a few years ago. The idea is...

Jaguar Land Rover begins testing autonomous vehicles in the UK

Nov 17, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover is getting involved in the UK’s first autonomous vehicle road tests, as part of the £20 million Autodrive project. Additionally, the testing will involve connected vehicle trials whereby vehicles communicate with each...