During a press conference in Dearborn yesterday, Jeff Greenberg, senior technical leader at Ford Research and Innovation, said “Ford has been a leader in delivering safer solutions for in-car communications and simplifying the user interface, and now we’re researching ways to use the car’s own intelligence to further help drivers.” Continue Reading...
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The purpose of Traffic Jam Assist, along with a further development of active parking assist, which will enable vehicles to park perpendicularly without touching the wheel, is to reduce the everyday stress of motoring, especially for those who endure heavy commutes Continue Reading...
Ford has been pushing its EcoBoost turbocharging and direct injection gas engines hard in recent years, aiming to significantly improve its fleet wide fuel economy to meet CAFE targets while maintaining performance. Continue Reading...
As for the reason why Jaguar choose Goodwood to bring out its latest prototype, Jaguar’s Global Brand Director, Adrian Hallmark, said the “Goodwood Festival of Speed is focused around the dynamic hill runs where the public can see, hear and smell the cars – this is why we have chosen it as the place to... Continue Reading...
However, there are signs that Honda is trying to re-capture the “je ne said quoi” that marked the company and its products a generation ago. It’s new North American development boss, Erik Berkman, who spearheaded the introduction of the popular 2004 Acura TL, is putting together a plan designed to help Honda restore its reputation. Continue Reading...
As for the exterior color, you can have anything you like so long as it’s Alpina Blue. The tuning firm’s signature 20-spoke wheels are also standard on the B7, albeit in monster 21-inch diameter form. Continue Reading...
The ZOE, bested the previous EV distance record by a quarter distance and the test, besides highlighting the distance possible by EV propulsion was also performed to showcase the viability of the Chameleon charger Continue Reading...
The instant results offered by blogging posts and accessibility of the web, provides good feedback to automakers, which are using comments generated by social media feeds to influence aspects of vehicle design and engineering, when concepts are revealed. Continue Reading...
Ferrari’s President, Luca di Montezemolo, recently affirmed his support for the need to cut costs in Formula 1, inline with the FIA which has said essentially that drastic measures are required if the sport is to remain viable over the longer term. Continue Reading...
In the heavy-duty segment, it also seems buyers are also willing to pay more for trucks loaded with creature comforts. Among GMC’s Sierra HD line, the luxury lined Denali is accounting for 35 percent of total sales last year, versus 15 percent in 2010. Continue Reading...
Such “specific” apps include real-time weather forecasting, traffic conditions and parking availability. According to Koslowoski, the research by Gartner demonstrates that “you have to be careful not to confuse the car with your mobile phone or your laptop.” Continue Reading...
According to the Department of Energy, gasoline fuelled vehicles only convert a maximum of 26 of energy from the fuel they burn to drive them along the road. As a result, there’s still a great deal of room to improve the overall efficiency of internal combustion engines. Continue Reading...
The new campaign is the first to emerge from Nissan’s new global marketing arm, that was given a brief last year to develop programs that accelerate Nissan brand awareness, as part of the firm’s Power 88 business plan. Continue Reading...
If the VW Amarok does indeed go on sale in Canada, it’s likely it will be offered with a diesel engine, giving buyers a true, thrifty alternative to the likes of gasoline powered mid-size and full-size half-ton rigs. Continue Reading...
With the Chevrolet Corvette celebrating it’s 60th anniversary for the 2013 model year, it’s probably appropriate that an example of the hottest-ever factory Chevy sports car found itself selected as pace car for the annual Indianapolis 500. Continue Reading...
Muscle cars of the 1960s were originally conceived with one thing in mind – accelerate as fast as possible in a straight line. Today, their modern equivalents can do a good deal more, such as stop and go around corners. Continue Reading...
The H-S V40 sports a carbon finer body kit with a deeper front spoiler, competition style rear wing and prominent fender flares designed to accommodate the race rolling stock. In addition, it also features a performance exhaust system, lowered and stiffened suspension and upgraded brakes. Continue Reading...
Federal-Mogul has come up with one strategy; Thermaflex exhaust insulation sleeves. Using an idea that’s been popular with racers for decades, F-M’s new sleeves are designed to trap heat within the car’s exhaust system, reducing it’s radiation to nearby vehicle components Continue Reading...
Ultimately the duo finished with 0.4 seconds of their 40 minute target time, placing second place in the 135-mph class and putting them on the podium. Continue Reading...
This latest investigation follows a number of other probes relating to fires of EVs equipped with lithium-ion batteries, including a much publicized incident relating to Chevy Volt crash tests conducted by the agency last year. Continue Reading...
The official like from Kia Motors America is that the car is merely being “evaluated” for potential US sale, with nothing yet set in stone. “It’s not uncommon for use to receive cars for evaluation,” said company spokesman James Hope, who also declined to comment on whether the actual car snapped belonged to Kia itself. Continue Reading...
According to a CODA press release, by adding just one single EV, fleets can save around $2,000 per year on fuel and maintenance costs, especially if they take advantage of charging vehicles during off-peak hours. Continue Reading...
The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All Season is a mouthful. Mind you, when it comes to high performance tires, this one’s key rivals, the Bridgestone Potenza RE960/970 and Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus, don’t exactly roll off the tongue either. Names aside, Goodyear’s latest addition to the Eagle F1 range is designed to maintain high… Continue Reading...
The publication also hinted that new models based on this architecture, dubbed CUSW are already in development testing “including the successor to the Jeep Liberty that will be built at Chrysler’s Toledo (Ohio) North Assembly plant and a Chrysler 100 hatchback.” Continue Reading...