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The World's Fanciest Gas Pedal Wants To Save You Money And Stop You From Crashing

The nerdy engineers over at Bosch have come up with a gas pedal that provides tactile feedback to help improve your driving habits. Not only does it …

Bosch claims 7% fuel savings with haptic feedback gas pedal

These days we've become accustomed to gadgets that give haptic feedback, usually as a vibration or reactive force. The technology has also crept into …

Electric Vehicles

Scenarios For 2030 Zero-Emissions Cars In CA: Hydrogen Or Not?

With epic smog in the Los Angeles Basin, the state of California has led the nation's charge to reduce emissions from road vehicles for more than …

Traffic Congestion Costs Americans $124 Billion A Year, Report Says

Population growth, GDP growth, decline in fuel prices, and an increase in car ownership. These are the main factors that, according to a report released today by Seattle-based INRIX and the Centre for Economics and Business Research will lead, in the next sixteen years, to a 50 percent rise in …

Blowing Your Way to Savings: How Electric Superchargers Boost MPG

October 8, 2014 AT 6:54 PM By Don Sherman Photos By Michael Simari Illustrations By Chris Philpot

Fuel Efficiency

Seven names hiding in your car

Internal Combustion Engine

Talk car? 26 noises to help you speak car

“Your car is making funny noises? Bring it right in. I could use a good laugh.”<p>That is about all your automobile technician may be able do if that is all the better you can explain the problem. If you want it fixed right, you are going to have to communicate more accurately. If you use the language …

How to Parallel Park Perfectly, Every Time

The recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p>Rules of thumb and experience help, but we prefer repeatable experiments. And if you see this and laugh, you're probably not as good as you think you are. Thankfully, the recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p><i>Pull alongside the car</i> …

موفقیت محققان در تولید سوخت هواپیما از نور خورشید | دانش و فناوری | DW | 29.04.2014

پروژه تحقیقاتی "سولار−جت" (Solar-Jet) با حمایت مالی کمیسیون اتحادیه اروپا انجام گرفته است. این پروژه در ژوئن ۲۰۱۱ با بودجه ‌دو میلیون و دویست هزار …

Audi traffic light recognition could save time and fuel

Soon, cars may pay more attention to their surroundings than drivers. No one likes to get stuck behind an oblivious person that doesn't notice when a …

Audi

Rinspeed Reveals Tesla Model S-Based XchangE Autonomous Concept: Live Photos

The 2014 Geneva Motor Show is currently underway, and Swiss design and engineering firm Rinspeed revealed a new concept car at its home event. …

Auto Shows

New Polymer Could End Battery Fires, Quadruple Efficiency

Lithium-ion batteries are at the heart of the phones, tablets, cars, and planes we use every day, but they have an inconvenient habit of occasionally …

A Future History Of Hydrogen Vehicle Development

In 2012, California passed a mandate requiring the development and sale of hydrogen vehicles, ordering that zero emission vehicles be available to customers by 2020. However, progress to date has been slow. Here is a timeline of what the state may do next to achieve its goals:<p>In May 2014, …

Why do electric vehicles use so many batteries?

One electric vehicle, one battery, right? Think again.<p>The world’s most recognisable electric vehicles (EVs), such as the Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf, run on hundreds, or even thousands, of small battery cells.<p>BMW's new i3 electric runabout spreads 96 battery cells across eight modules in its …

Electric Vehicles

Flywheels Offer Cheaper, Lighter Alternative To Hybrids

The idea of powering your car with a flywheel conjures up amateurish images of rubber bands, or big, clunky contraptions attached to ponderous nineteenth century steam-powered wagons. But modern flywheels are all about carbon-fiber and miniaturized cutting-edge high technology, and they will start …

Would Elon Musk Sell Tesla To GM Or Ford In PayPal Redux?

Tesla has been on a remarkable run this year, with the stock up nearly 360% as the company rolled out its award-winning Model S to thousands of new customers. But perhaps that means it’s a perfect time to sell out to an established player like Ford or GM.<p>That’s what Yra Harris of Praxis Trading …

What's Next in Electric-Car-Battery Tech

Researchers are looking for a safe, low-cost alternative to the lithium-ion battery—or, at least, new days to diminish the weight penalty and range anxiety that come with today's electric-car batteries.<p><b>The Tesla Model S may be the darling of the</b> EV world, but it's currently under investigation by …

Putting EV Batteries in Bodywork Is Brilliant — If You Don’t Crash

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.25.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Weight is the enemy of efficiency. And …

Meet the future of slot car racing with Anki Drive

Our robot-dominated future starts now.<p>There were few things greater on Christmas morning than tearing apart the wrapping paper to see a new slot car set. The sound of the plastic cars skirting along the track with the slight pop and snap of the electrical connections pepper my childhood memories. …

Design Handbook defines the bone line

The latest video in <i>Autoline</i>'s excellent Design Handbook series covers a very common piece of automotive design, called the Bone Line. As Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics explains, the Bone Line first appeared on post-war models, and was popularized by the classic, 1949 Ford.<p>Hall shows a number of …

Hammerhead simplifies bike navigation through smartphone-connected LED clip

Biking is one of the most efficient ways to get around town, so long as you know where you're going. For cyclists who don't, Hammerhead Navigation thinks it has one of the simplest ways to get directions without lifting eyes on the road. Its T-shaped device, the Hammerhead, clips onto a bike's …

Hankook's new airless tire concept

Never fix a flat again.<p>Out of all the pieces of tech that can be found in the modern automobile, the tire seems to be the part that has evolved the least over the years. To bemore specific, fact that tires are still full of that archaic thing known as air has arguably led to more inconveniences …

New Suspension Generates Power From Bumps and Curves

Every time your car bounces or sways, energy is being lost to the ether, and two companies have developed a way to harness that energy to boost fuel …

Watch a CG animation of the Corvette Stingray being assembled

General Motors calls it "the most powerful standard Corvette model ever." The <i>Los Angeles Times</i> calls it "an incredibly compelling sports car." CNN calls it "a legit Porsche killer." And in our very own test drive of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, we had to agree that this highly anticipated …

Volvo Unveils Portable Solar Charging Station That Fits In The Trunk Of Your Car

Volvo, Sweden’s largest car manufacturer, is planning to unveil a foldable solar charging station that can be broken down and stored in the truck of a car.<p>The so-called “Pure-Tension Pavilion” was developed by Synthesis Design + Architecture, a design firm based in Los Angeles, CA, for Volvo’s …

Stress Tester: How to Test a Car's Handling Without Driving It

The lab rig that tells you everything you'd ever need to know about a car's chassis.<p>free samples<p>Front sensors track wheels through their full range of motion.<p>Electric screw actuators move the test car's body up, down, and through pitch and roll motions.<p>A steering robot turns the wheel while …

Meet the BMW i8: 95 MPG, 4.5 Seconds to 60, and Gorilla Glass Windows

While the supercar stalwarts are busy making hybrid hypercars, BMW is taking a different tack: they're creating a gas-electric hybrid that's out to …

2014 BMW i8 design process