Ford Creates New Research Lab In Silicon Valley

Ford Creates New Research Lab In Silicon Valley
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Silicon Valley is well known for its creation of the latest high tech gadgets. This area has attracted the best minds to work for the best companies to create the gadgets we use in our daily lives. Ford wants to be a player in this field and has announced that early this year, it will… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Evolution May Become A Plug-In Hybrid

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Mitsubishi Evolution May Become A Plug-In Hybrid
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For nearly two decades, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (more commonly known as just the ‘Evo’) has been the benchmark sports sedan around the world. It might have arrived a bit late in the American market, only going on sale in 2003 with the Evo VIII model, but it has well-established itself as a giant killer… Continue Reading...

2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: More Technology, More Efficiency

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2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: More Technology, More Efficiency
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Further aiding fuel efficiency is a 9-speed automatic transmission, a development of the current 7G-Tronic, though whether it will be standard on all models, especially the lower priced diesels remains to be seen. Continue Reading...

Mazda6 Hybrid In The Works

Mazda6 Hybrid In The Works
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Mazda is working hard at its new SkyActiv platform, which includes new engines, gearboxes and chassis designs for its cars for the next decade. Mazda spoke about new gasoline engines during a recent presentation, and also touched on the possibility of offering a clever new diesel engine to our market, but they didn’t mention anything… Continue Reading...

Fisker Planning Multi-Gear Transmission to Help Karma Deliver “Veyron Pace”

Fisker Planning Multi-Gear Transmission to Help Karma Deliver “Veyron Pace”
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Anyone who has played around with an electric radio-control car knows that power comes instantly and as a result acceleration is pretty rapid. Expand the idea to a full-size vehicle, and the results are certainly thrilling. So far, all fully-electric vehicles have had a drawback, their single-speed gearbox, which tend to neuter the driving experience…. Continue Reading...