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Automotive Technology

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 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 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 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 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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4 electrified powertrains make Wards Top-10 Engines

EV, fuel-cell and two hybrids make the cut; no Germans represented

WardsAuto's Top-10 recognizes new or significantly altered powertrains in vehicles with MSRPs lower than $63,000 US, as well as winners from last year. Read More

Auto Awards Auto Technology Dec 14, 2017, 11:30 AM

New Mercedes-Benz models to come with virtual assistant

Free app can help turn Smartphone into readily accessible owner's manual

Ask Mercedes uses chatbot and augmented reality for provide owners with real-time help indentifying controls and offering instruction on how to use them Read More

Auto Technology Nov 26, 2017, 9:20 PM

There's still a way to go before autonomous vehicles are the norm

Autonomous vehicles will revolutionize mobility and transform society, but…

Automated vehicle technology promises to revolutionize mobility in ways more profound than the move from the horse-drawn carriage to the Model T. Read More


Nissan warns against NOT drinking while driving

Nissan teamed with Droog on sweat-sensing coating for Juke interior

2015 study found that drivers who had less than 25 ml of water per hour made errors equivalent to those of drivers with a blood alcohol level of 0.08%. Read More

Car Safety Auto Technology Oct 1, 2017, 6:55 PM

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Cadillac begins 16-state test tour of hands-free driving

Cadillac CT6 will debut autonomous driving technology for 2018 model year

Cadillac Super Cruise uses driver attention system to gauge driver alertness, and LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) mapping to plot surroundings. Read More


Mercedes hosts hackers at Frankfurt Motor Show

M-B invited 65 programmers with interest in cars for 24-hour hackathon

Winner HD Vision deep registers environment for such things as available parking spots; runner up Air Key uses facial recognition to unlock car doors. Read More

Auto Technology Sep 19, 2017, 10:40 PM

FIRST DRIVE: Mazda’s new Skyactiv-X technology

Skyactiv-X brings diesel performance and efficiency to gasoline engines

Mazda plans to put its Skyactiv-X ‘Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition’ (HCCI) engine into production by 2019. Read More

Auto Technology Green Cars Fuel Economy Sep 6, 2017, 2:05 PM

Meet Sayer, the steering wheel of the future

Jaguar Land Rover says steering wheel the only car-part people will own

Sayer is first voice-activated, artificially intelligent, connected steering wheel, able to carry out hundreds of tasks and maybe even drive the car. Read More

Future Cars Auto Technology Sep 3, 2017, 10:30 PM

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Control home functions from your Volkswagen

Company to offer SmartHome technology through infotainment touchscreen

Shown in an e-Golf, SmartHome lets users activate and deactivate security systems, turn exterior lights on/off, and turn on heating/air-conditioning. Read More

Auto Technology Sep 2, 2017, 9:40 PM

Hyundai concept explores sensory driving

Ioniq concept in Art&Technology Lab at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Conceptual artist Jonathon Keats created The Roadable Synapse to examine how art and technology can provide novel sensory experiences while driving. Read More

Auto Technology Future Cars Aug 22, 2017, 2:30 AM

Drivers see no benefit to automated driving

Continental Tyres' survey shows drivers not getting the right message

Half of surveyed respondents said top priority for manufacturers should be to improve safety, followed by more economical vehicles and reduced traffic. Read More

Autonomous Driving Auto Technology Aug 21, 2017, 2:30 AM

A skeptic’s review of Chevrolet’s all-electric Bolt

The Bolt is a real, practical, fun-to-drive car with a few welcome surprises

After driving it, our once die-hard EV skeptic concedes that having a Bolt in his driveway is not such a far-fetched concept after all. Read More

New Cars Green Cars Auto Technology Jan 26, 2017, 10:15 AM

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