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Audi integrates toll payments in coming e-tron

Audi e-tron first car to launch with integrated toll-payment technology

Mid-sized electric crossover features a standard Integrated Toll Module in the rearview mirror, allowing automatic toll payment in the US and Canada. Read More

Auto Technology Green Cars Sep 12, 2018, 2:00 AM

BMW to introduce personal assistant for drivers

BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant will serve drivers in a variety of ways Read More

Auto Technology Luxury Cars Sep 10, 2018, 2:30 AM

Ford plant inspection reaches new heights

Drones with mounted cameras make easy work of inspecting high equipment Read More

Auto Industry Auto Technology Aug 30, 2018, 2:30 AM

Volkswagen makes design virtuallty easier

All work now handled digitally to the benefit of Volkswagen’s workforce Read More

Auto Technology Future Cars Aug 13, 2018, 2:30 AM

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Audi concept performance depends on recuperation

Audi e-tron concept extends range through 3-level regeneraton Read More

Auto Technology Future Cars Aug 9, 2018, 2:20 AM

Automated technology could spell end for driving test

Parking assist, lane change systems, automatic braking lessen driver tasks

For the majority, driving is a chore, and the banality of modern commuting will push an increasing number of drivers to explore automated technology. Read More

Autonomous Driving Auto Technology Aug 8, 2018, 1:45 AM

Honda makes EV charging easier and more rewarding

SmartCharge suggests charge times for Honda EVs to save electricity costs

Available initially only to iPhones, Honda is rolling out SmartCharge to Fit EV owners in California , with expansion plans to other EVs and regions soon. Read More

Green Cars Auto Technology Aug 7, 2018, 1:55 AM

Ford advances blind-spot monitor in new Ranger

Taillight sensors monitor driver's blind-spot to the back of the trailer

Class-exclusive towing technology uses sensors in the pickup’s taillights to monitor the driver’s blind-spot to the back of the trailer being towed. Read More

Auto Technology New Cars Jul 31, 2018, 10:30 PM

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Technology analyzes driver emotional state at Goodwood

“Empathic AI” mapped running scores of participants’ emotional responses

UK technology start-up Sensum analyzed the emotional responses of drivers and riders as they raced up the Goodwood course and displayed them in real time. Read More

Auto Technology Motor Sports Car Nuts Jul 28, 2018, 2:30 AM

Infiniti changes the way an engine works

Variable compression ratios maximize peak power and efficiency as needed

Infiniti’s innovative design, some 20 years in development, varies the length of the stroke by rotating the link between connecting rod and crankshaft. Read More

Auto Technology Luxury Cars Jul 25, 2018, 2:30 AM

Mercedes to test autonomous cars in major California city

Project to include car sharing, ride-hailing and multi-modal platforms

Mercedes-Benz and Bosch will be putting fleets of fully autonomous shuttle services on controlled routes in a major city in California’s Silicon Valley. Read More

Autonomous Driving Auto Technology Jul 22, 2018, 2:30 AM

VIDEO: Ford shows how adaptive cruise eliminates gridlock

Ford and Vanderbilt University set out to explain phantom traffic-jams

Variety of factors outside of crashes and construction contribute to traffic-jams, including poor merging and overly aggressive or unnecessary braking. Read More


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Jaguar mobile app addresses EV range anxiety in real time

Go I-Pace app predicts how an EV would behave during current vehicle use

Statistics show many drivers drive far fewer km than they attribute to their needs for an EV, with an estimation of just 2% of most trips exceeding 80 km. Read More

Auto Technology Green Cars Jul 12, 2018, 2:35 AM

Volvo sells out Polestar-engineered S60 via mobile app

20 S60 T8 Polestar Engineered sedans for North America sold in 39 minutes

Transactions carried out via Care by Volvo mobile app, through which customers can subscribe for new Volvos (as alternative to buying) for a monthly fee. Read More

Auto Technology New Cars Green Cars Jul 1, 2018, 10:30 PM

Cadillac's Super Cruise a taste of the future

Allows uninterrupted semi-autonomous driving, but driver must pay attention

System scans highway from various positions and sets the car in the centre of a lane, relieving the driver of the need to use steering, throttle or brake. Read More

Autonomous Driving Auto Technology Jun 16, 2018, 5:30 PM

General Motors and Honda to partner on EV batteries

Honda will work with GM’s next-gen battery system to help find efficiencies

Two will work to develop future generation of batteries that will hold more charge in a smaller package, and charge more quickly, mostly for North America. Read More

Green Cars Auto Technology Jun 9, 2018, 6:30 PM

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Riderless motorcycle ready for autonomous world

Riderless bike expected to allow more comprehensive autonomous car testing

Motorcycle manoeuvrability and acceleration present unique obstacles for autonomous cars, and advanced driver assistance programs have to react differently. Read More


Hyundai to offer drivers pay-by-car technology

Partnership with Xevo to adapt Xevo Market and develop Hyundai Wallet

Technology would let drivers use car’s multimedia system to pay for coffee at the drive-thru, gas at the pump or parking at pay-and-display terminals. Read More

Auto Technology Auto Industry May 24, 2018, 2:30 AM

Canadian acquires 10% share in McLaren Group

Becomes 3rd largest shareholder in racing, auto and technology company

Michael Latifi, chairman and CEO of Sofina Foods, has acquired 888,135 common shares in McLaren for £203.8 million (more than $349 million Canadian). Read More


Mercedes embraces AR and VR as sales tools

New A-Class a digital tour de force in vehicle and in showrooms

Mercedes-Benz introducing 3D augmented reality app called Mercedes cAR, and equipping showrooms with data goggles for InCar Virtual Reality Experience. Read More

Auto Technology Car Buying New Cars Apr 27, 2018, 2:30 AM

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GM owners can get Amazon delivered to their cars

US Amazon Prime subscribers can choose In-Car as package-delivery option

Amazon Key In-Car Delivery requires the Amazon Key mobile app linked to an OnStar account on 2015 or newer vehicles and is available in 37 US cities. Read More

Auto Technology Auto Accesories Apr 25, 2018, 9:30 PM

Bugatti telemetry detects car issues in real time

Feature has been available on Bugatti cars since Veyron 16.4 in 2004

About 10,000 signals from parts of the car (including engine, transmission, lights, air conditioning and infotainment) are collected and sent to Bugatti. Read More

Auto Technology Car Safety Luxury Cars Apr 16, 2018, 4:30 PM

Mazda finally gets around to Android and Apple integration

Android Auto, Apple CarPlay to debut in 2018, retrofitted for older cars

2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV to be the first Mazda vehicle to incorporate Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, on vehicles equipped with Mazda Connect infotainment. Read More

Auto Technology Auto Accesories Apr 15, 2018, 2:30 AM

Kids help Ford develop rain collection system

System collects water at windshield base and adds it to washer reservoir

Siblings Daniel (11) and Lara Krohn (9) came up with the idea to collect and reuse rainwater, testing it out on toys and winning the local science fair. Read More

Auto Technology Car Safety Mar 23, 2018, 1:30 AM

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Land Rover introduces its first smartphone

Land Rover Explore is capable of operating and navigating for two days

Land Rover Explore is capable of withstanding abuse that would have ordinary smartphones scurrying for bubble wrap, and will work where others don't. Read More

Auto Accesories Auto Technology Feb 25, 2018, 9:30 PM

Nissan begins testing autonomous driving on riders

Field test in Yokohama will run passengers along a 4.5-km pre-set route

Easy Ride is a mobility service created by Nissan and connectivity developer DeNA, using autonomous vehicles to get riders to pre-set destinations. Read More

Autonomous Driving Auto Technology Feb 23, 2018, 10:30 PM

Best new automotive technologies for 2018

GM, Lexus and Toyota share AJAC’s Best New Innovation awards

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada revealed the winners of its annual awards for Safety, Green and Overall automotive innovation. Read More

Auto Awards Auto Technology Car Safety Feb 21, 2018, 3:55 PM

All-new Volvo V60 revalidates the station wagon

Handsome new V60 wagon shares its architecture with the Volvo XC60 and S/V90

Few automakers, over their history, have become so closely identified with station wagons as Volvo or come as close to perfecting the form. Read More

New Cars Auto Technology Feb 21, 2018, 1:45 PM

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Audi to integrate toll collection into rearview mirrors

Audi first company to offer integrated toll transponders on select cars

Programmed through the vehicle's Multimedia Interface (MMI), the system can reportedly handle multiple accounts and even work with High-Occupancy lanes. Read More

Auto Technology Auto Industry Car Travel Feb 21, 2018, 3:30 AM

GALLERY: 20 auto technologies older than you may think

Some of the latest auto technologies were just slow to develop

Day by day, it seems cars are getting increasingly sophisticated with new technologies added every model year. Read More

Auto Technology Car Nuts Feb 15, 2018, 10:30 PM

Research shows sharkskin would improve auto aerodynamics

Harvard, University of South Carolina research Mako sharkskin denticles

Research studied how sharkskin denticles reduce drag to allow sharks to move effortlessly through water, but ended up showing they also increase lift. Read More

Auto Technology Fuel Economy Feb 7, 2018, 2:30 AM

Mercedes ends 5-continent autonomous testing

Five-month Mercedes-Benz Intelligent World Drive ended at CES 2018

S-Class-based autonomous car tested in Australia, China, Germany, South Africa and USA, to deal with country-specific, real-world traffic challenges. Read More


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Nissan and NASA join forces on self-driving robot car

Nissan’s end goal is to provide a complete system of seamless mobility

A robot car has to learn how to interact with people and other cars in a socially acceptable way if it is to be accepted by the community. Read More

Car Nuts Auto Technology Car Safety Feb 1, 2018, 4:00 PM

Ford proves driving makes you happier than even kissing

Study showed more "buzz moments" during driving than other activities

Volunteers did their favourite things — watching TV, cheering their team, dancing, even making out — measuring their peak thrills during the activity. Read More

Auto Technology Auto Industry Jan 25, 2018, 3:30 AM

Bugatti 3D-prints first and largest brake calliper

Titanium component replaces current aluminum model, trials start soon

Chiron's new titanium-alloy brake callipers are considerably stronger and weigh just 2.9 kg (compared to 4.9 for current aluminum alloy callipers). Read More

Auto Accesories Auto Technology Jan 22, 2018, 10:25 PM

Thousands of litres go into painting a vehicle

From design through final assembly, developing paint takes 1,100 days

Three years ago, designers started working on a range of colours, based on market trends, which means today’s favourites had to be envisioned long ago. Read More

Auto Industry Auto Technology Jan 21, 2018, 10:30 PM

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Auto update from CES 2018

Auto companies take to Las Vegas stage to show off latest in technology

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has become increasingly important to auto companies, as auto-technology progresses at a rapid pace. Read More

Auto Shows Auto Technology Jan 9, 2018, 9:05 PM

Toyota shows off future of commercial vehicles

Open concept autonomous electric vehicle to be available in three sizes

Open-control interface allows companies to install their own automated driving and vehicle management systems, researched and tested to suit their needs. Read More


Nissan gets in driver's brain to improve efficiency

Brain-decoding technology lets vehicles interpret driver's brain signals

Sensing activity for actions such as turning the steering wheel or depressing the brake pedal, would enable driving aids to react 0.2-0.5 seconds faster. Read More

Auto Technology Autonomous Driving Jan 8, 2018, 2:30 AM

Jeep to show off Wrangler technology at CES

Latest Uconnect on display, and also debut of Jeep Adventure Reality app

Latest Uconnected has 8.4-inch screen, adds Smartwatch compatibility, family alerts, online navigation search, and Drive ’n Save insurance monitoring. Read More

Auto Shows Auto Technology Jan 5, 2018, 9:05 PM

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