Technology

Google car project still going ahead, now called Waymo

Dec 14, 2016

Google has decided to spin-off its autonomous driving program and create an entirely separate entity, Waymo. The news acts to directly refute the claims of reports speculating that Google was no longer developing an autonomous...

Trump to meet with Elon Musk, Google, Apple execs tomorrow

Dec 13, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, alongside CEOs from some of the world’s biggest tech companies including Google and Apple, are reportedly meeting president-elect Donald Trump at a summit tomorrow. Executive members from companies including Microsoft, Apple,...

Audi debuts on-board traffic infrastructure communication tech

Dec 09, 2016

Audi has announced that its new vehicle-to-infrastructure system has been released on several of its models, with Las Vegas the first US city to support the new V-to-I system. We reported back in August that...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...