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Electric Bus Recharges with 15 Second Burst of Energy

Electric Bus Recharges with 15 Second Burst of Energy
Electric powertrain maker ABB has landed a contract from Transports Public Genevois, the public transport operator for Geneva, Switzerland to install a dozen of its fully electric buses. What makes the buses unique is their ability to juice…

Nissan Debuts ProPILOT Autonomous Technology

Nissan Debuts ProPILOT Autonomous Technology
Nissan has a new version of its Serena Van coming in Japan that will hit dealerships this August. One of the cool options available is Nissan’s first autonomous drive system called ProPILOT. ProPILOT is an autonomous technology that…
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VW and LG Team for Connected Car Platform

VW and LG Team for Connected Car Platform
Volkswagen and LG Electronics have announced that they have teamed up for joint research on a new connected car service platform. The two firms will work together on a platform aimed at enhancing vehicle connectivity using cloud technology.…

Tesla 8.0 Beta Update Brings UI Changes, Autopilot Improvements

Tesla 8.0 Beta Update Brings UI Changes, Autopilot Improvements
Tesla has launched a new update for its Model S and Model X EVs that brings the system software for the EV to version 8.0. According to the company, this is its biggest update so far, bringing a…

Omni Directional Wheels Take Car on a Fantastic Voyage

Omni Directional Wheels Take Car on a Fantastic Voyage
Inventor William Liddiard has created a set of wheels and tires that can be bolted onto a car, allowing it to do some really strange things. The tires rotate sideways on the rims and take the car with…

GM Turbo Patent Shows Two-Stage Boosted Future

GM Turbo Patent Shows Two-Stage Boosted Future
A patent application turned up at the USPTO last month that shows a new dual stage turbo system being developed by GM. This system appears to allow for isolation of either the low or high-pressure side of the…

The Blackbird Can Be Any Car it Wants to Be

The Blackbird Can Be Any Car it Wants to Be
Sometimes when watching a car commercial, I’ve noticed that cars aren’t always quite natural looking. As it turns out that might be because some cars in commercials are actually computer generated. An interactive design agency called The Mill…

Nissan Testing Ethanol-based Fuel Cell

Nissan Testing Ethanol-based Fuel Cell
One of the big challenges holding back cars that run on hydrogen fuel cells from the mainstream is the fact that outside of very limited areas, there is no hydrogen refueling infrastructure. Nissan has developed a new fuel…

Local Motors Olli Autonomous Bus Has a Supercomputer Brain

Local Motors Olli Autonomous Bus Has a Supercomputer Brain
I’ve been listening to lots of audio books as I drive around in the sweltering heat of June in Texas this summer. My favorites are the Dark Tower series. I think if Blaine the Mono had a little…

iScout HUD Puts Puts GPS Directions in a Better Place

iScout HUD Puts Puts GPS Directions in a Better Place
I use a GPS device a lot for my day job. More than a few times, I have been overly distracted trying to find an address and not paid as much attention to the road as I should.…

GMC Acadia Reminds Parents Not to Leave Kids in the Car

GMC Acadia Reminds Parents Not to Leave Kids in the Car
GMC has announced that it is putting new reminder system in the dash of its cars in the center of the speedometer that reminds you to check the backseat. The idea is to help people not forget their…

Google Self Driving Car Can Now Honk Its Own Horn

Google Self Driving Car Can Now Honk Its Own Horn
My wife is a bit of a dick behind the wheel of a car, which is why I never let her drive when we are together. She tailgates, drives way too fast, and will honk at you if…

Google Patent App Shows Sticky Solution to Pedestrian Accidents

Google Patent App Shows Sticky Solution to Pedestrian Accidents
Google recently filed a patent application for a weird and wacky car safety device. The idea is that in the event of an accident, the hood would crack like an eggshell and release glue. In theory, if a…
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