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Ford files patent for 11-speed transmission

The automatic transmission seemed limited to three or four gears for decades, and then the automotive world slowly started to see more ratios becoming available. Today, seven-, eight- or nine-speed gearboxes have become rather common. Ford even has an automatic with 10 gears on the way for the …

Department of Homeland Security seeking national license plate database

Early last year, it was revealed the Department of Homeland Security was seeking a Federal License Plate Reader Database, something that was later …

Homeland Security

Subaru BRZ STI Performance Concept Debuts at New York Auto Show

The Subaru STI Performance Concept shown at the 2015 New York auto show hints at what a Subaru BRZ STI coupe could be if the Japanese automaker approves a top-spec model for production –especially if the automaker were to drop a more powerful engine into the rear-drive coupe.<p>Additionally, Subaru is …

Ghosn says having Apple in EV business would be good news

Nissan once promised to have commercially viable autonomous vehicles on the road by 2020 and even certified a Leaf to test the technology in Japan. The company has since backpedaled a bit from its original lofty claims, though. During CEO Carlos Ghosn's keynote presentation at the Mobile World …

Electric Vehicles

Goodyear concept tire helps power electric cars

As the market for electric cars continues to grow, the main concern that remains for consumers is the vehicles’ potential limited range, or how far …

You Can Get Your Ford Encrusted With Diamonds In The UK

Great Britain isn’t exactly known for the most tasteless of vehicular productions. In fact, it’s rather well-known for the opposite—despite what some …

Koenigsegg planning four-door model, camless engine

Koenigsegg is on the rise. Previously content building less than one vehicle each month, the Swedish supercar manufacturer arrived in Geneva this year with two new models it will build in parallel for the first time. But as impressive as the new Agera RS and Regera are, they're hardly the end of …

VW e-Golf Limited Edition charges to 80% in 30 minutes

VW has been peddling the all-electric e-Golf electric car for a while now. VW has announced that it has a new trim line for the e-Golf called the …

BMW preparing new M4 GTS with water injection

Last month, BMW revealed a new safety car for the MotoGP series. Only instead of just taking one of its production models and giving it some flashing lights, special livery and emergency equipment, the Bavarian automaker used the specially equipped M4 to showcase a new water injection system. And …

Memorize These Lights: Ford Teases a New Police Interceptor

Commit this lighting signature to memory: Ford just teased us with this image of a new Explorer-based Police Interceptor slated to debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show next week.<p>Ford said basically nothing about what this new Interceptor will hold. From the photo, we see that it’s based on the major …

Kawasaki Ninja H2R vs. H2 - New Metal 2015 Feature

There’s some good news following the full release of specs for the supercharged new Kawasaki Ninjas: The H2R trackbike remains the fire-spitting, …

Pay Chevy $5,000 and They'll Let You Build a Corvette Engine

Chevrolet's Engine Build Experience lets people who've bought a Corvette Z06 pay even more money to come to Michigan and assemble the engine.<p>The do-it-yourself movement centers around two linked principles: learning a skill and saving money. Chevy's Engine Build Experience, which lets Corvette Z06 …

Nissan, NASA to collaborate on self-driving cars for 2015

Nissan and NASA make for strange bedfellows, especially when the bed isn’t exactly something that will roll out in outer space. And yet the car maker …

Ford Experimenting With Big Data in a Big Brother Way at CES

Ford has a plan, nay, an ongoing effort to leverage the latest in communications and data-collection technology to make life better for you, the hapless schnook just trying to get from place to place. It’s called the “Smart Mobility” plan, and at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, …

Subaru recalls 199k vehicles over brake line issues

Subaru has initiated a second recall of about 199,000 vehicles over potential troubles with their brake lines. Counted among the recall are many …

GM's 2014 Recall Tally Tops 30 Million With Recall Of Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado, More

Last Wednesday, December 31, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed General Motors' final recall for 2014. Affecting more than …

Automotive Industry

Time For Gas Prices Or Gas Pedals To Hit The Floor?

Like many Americans, I was driving back from a holiday break last week, in my case through Virginia where the gas prices have dropped below $2 per gallon. While this is welcome on the wallet, it jarred me and should jar all Americans with a sense of healthy suspicion and curiosity. If you think …