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Juicing Up That Other Engine Under Your Hood

August 22, 2014 10:59 am | by Venkateswaran Vinod | Articles | Comments

The challenge for tech companies and automakers alike is that computer hardware and software embedded in a new car can be obsolete in just a couple years. But the owner will drive the car for an average of six to seven years before he trades it in for a new model. 

Ford To Unveil New Hybrid Cars In 2018

August 22, 2014 10:44 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Ford plans to introduce a new hybrid gasoline-electric car in late 2018. The model will be...

Is The Aston Martin DP-100 A Vision Of The Future?

August 22, 2014 10:40 am | by CNET | Videos | Comments

Aston Martin teamed up with Polyphony Digital to put the DP-100 Concept in to Gran Turismo 6....

Honda Recalls Fit To Boost Crash Resistance

August 21, 2014 1:15 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Honda is recalling 12,000 Fit subcompacts to replace the steel front bumper beams so the cars...

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The Alfa Romeo 4C Heads To The U.S.

August 21, 2014 1:04 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

It's been 19 years since an Alfa Romeo has been marketed in the United States. Now that the Alfa Romeo 4C is state-side, Chris Woodyard gives it a drive.                           

An $800,000 Watch That Tells Near-Perfect Time

August 21, 2014 12:51 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Greubel Forsey, a Swiss watchmaking startup, is pushing the boundaries of precision. For $800,000, you can buy a mechanical watch that tells near-perfect time.                          

3 Cylinder Cars Make A Comeback

August 21, 2014 12:45 pm | by CNET | Videos | Comments

Three-cylinder cars didn't have the best reputation in the 80s and 90s, but now they're making a comeback. Here's a look at the Top 5 three-cylinder engines.                           

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Improving Car Safety With LEDs

August 20, 2014 1:04 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Entrepreneur Michael Haas lights up LEDs to improve car safety with a system he invented called Haas Perimeter Lighting Technology.                                 

Testing Phase Begins For 'Talking' Car Technology

August 20, 2014 12:57 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Nearly 1,100 lives could be saved every year on the roads by cars that "talk" to each other. The government is out with new findings on V2V, or vehicle to vehicle, technology.                     

The Factory Of The Future Will Be Shaped By The Internet Of Things

August 20, 2014 12:47 pm | by Andrew Dugenske and Alain Louchez, Georgia Institute of Technology | Articles | Comments

In a not-too-distant future, manufacturing will be expected to incorporate “intelligence readiness” in all products as society will progressively be relying on an IoT-supported infrastructure.               

Jaguar And Land Rover Get Serious About Performance

August 19, 2014 12:56 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

The British brands have created a special division to create vehicles that offer top performance.                                           

Car Tech Taking Over

August 19, 2014 12:50 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

There’s no doubt that technology is making our vehicles more complex. But is technology infiltrating our vehicles too fast and is it all just too much?                             

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New Corvette Feature Keeps An Eye On Valets

August 19, 2014 9:20 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The latest version of the sports car, due out in September, has features that helps the car tattle on any valet who doesn't take a slow, direct route to a parking space.                       

America's First Electric Supercar

August 18, 2014 1:17 pm | by CNET | Videos | Comments

What looks like a Shelby Daytona Coupé, goes like a 911 Turbo S and uses no traditional fuel? The Renovo Coupe. After four and a half years of working in secret, the car is ready to be seen.                 

84 MPG Car Gets Closer To Production

August 15, 2014 11:31 am | by Dee-ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car, which is the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight.                                   

Engineering Newswire: Robo-Shipbuilder Suit Gives Workers Superhuman Strength

August 15, 2014 11:08 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at exploring the ocean in a private submarine, translating vibrations into audio signals and gaining superhuman strength... with the help of a robotic exoskeleton.               

Nissan's Clean Car Put To The Test

August 14, 2014 12:46 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Nissan claims it has created the 'cleanest car' in the world with a new innovative paint technology. Watch as it gets put to the test.                                 

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The New Robot In Town

August 14, 2014 12:33 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Jibo is a robot developed by researchers from MIT's Media Lab that can see, hear, speak and complete a variety of tasks. The robot's open platform design gives developers the ability to teach this bot all kinds of new tricks.       

Nokia's $25 Phone

August 14, 2014 12:23 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Nokia's new budget device will provide at least a week's worth of battery life on standby.                                             

Problems For The Tesla Model S

August 13, 2014 11:24 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Tesla Model S was once the darling of Consumer Reports, but a recent article states that the car now 'has more than its share of problems.'                               

A Nanotechnology That Keeps Clothes Dry And Stain Free

August 12, 2014 11:38 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A Silicon Valley start up is combining nanotechnology and fashion to produce clothes that repel water and don't stain.                                     

Carbon Dioxide 'Sponge' Could Ease Transition To Cleaner Energy

August 11, 2014 1:19 pm | by Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society | News | Comments

A sponge-like plastic that sops up the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide might ease our transition away from polluting fossil fuels and toward new energy sources, such as hydrogen.                   

On The Road With New Car Tech

August 11, 2014 12:34 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Jennifer Jolly shows off some of what a new car will be able to do for you in 2015.                                               

Engineering Newswire: The Army’s New Glow-in-the-Dark Bullets

August 8, 2014 11:23 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today' s Engineering Newswire looks at shrinking power inverters for a chance to win a million dollars, firing glow in the dark bullets, and creating power with industry by-products.                   

Putting A Spring In Your Step

August 4, 2014 8:17 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A British biomechanist believes he can help ease the strain on the shins of walkers and soldiers trekking for many miles while wearing heavy loads on their backs with a new type of footwear. Can a spring change the way we walk? Jim Drury looks at the product's first steps.

Low Carbon Manufacturing At Land Rover USA

August 4, 2014 8:12 am | by Land Rover USA | Videos | Comments

Learn how Jaguar Land Rover's low carbon engine manufacturing plant at Wolverhampton aims to use the best possible technologies to reduce environmental impacts.                         

Bringing 3D Printing To Your Hand

July 31, 2014 4:03 pm | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

3D printing is a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things. Enter the 3Doodler: the pen that turns you into the 3D printer.                             

Engineering Newswire: Darth Vader Car Built On A Corvette Chassis

July 31, 2014 3:15 pm | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at building the world’s largest 3D printer, making eSkin digital tattoos, using your car to track your heart and turning Darth Vader’s mask into a Corvette.                 

Local 3D Printing Hubs Bring Manufacturing Back To U.S.

July 30, 2014 4:27 pm | by National Science Foundation | Videos | Comments

Imaginestics founder, Nainesh Rathod, demonstrates the potential impact of "Smart Shape Technology" on 3D printing and local manufacturing hubs.                               

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