Daily Archives: March 14, 2018

Goodyear Oxygene concept tire cleans the air as it rolls

The concept of tires hasn't changed radically for decades: they're round, they roll, they hold up your car. Companies have managed to manufacture better quality compounds and produce tires that grip, stop, and handle superbly, but Goodyear has a totally different idea for the future of the tire. It's a tire that cleans the air as it goes and embraces...

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Audi expands Traffic Light Information system to Washington, DC

Slowly, but surely, Audi's Traffic Light Information (TLI) system is expanding across the United States. The system launched in Las Vegas, Nevada, just over one year ago, but it's now landed in the nation's capital: Washington D.C. Audi vehicles in D.C. will communicate with 600 smart intersections that will relay the amount of time before a traffic signal...

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GM to test AirBnB-style program for cars

General Motors is positioning itself for a subscription-based future with its Maven personal mobility and car-sharing service, and its next step may set its sights on the Turo service, which is an AirBnB for cars. The automaker will reportedly launch a pilot peer-to-peer car rental service this summer. For those unfamiliar, Turo allows owners to sign up and...

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Lamborghini Huracán successor will stick with V-10

Lamborghini R&D boss Maurizio Reggiani in January confirmed to Motor Authority that the Aventador successor will maintain a naturally aspirated V-12, albeit with some form of electrification to help get its emissions down. Now he's assured Car and Driver that the Huracán successor will maintain a V-10, which once again will be music to the ears...

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Go for a ride in Waymo’s self-driving car in this 360-degree video

Waymo is very close to starting a commercial service for its self-driving taxis, which are currently testing in 25 cities across the United States. The first service will be offered in Phoenix, Arizona, using a fleet of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans running Waymo's own self-driving technology. What will the experience be like? Waymo has released a...

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BMW’s new front-wheel-drive cars to ride on FAAR platform

BMW in 2014 finally did away with its rear-wheel-drive focus by launching the 2-Series Active Tourer. The compact minivan rode on a BMW Group platform for front-wheel-drive cars known as UKL, which made its debut a year earlier in the Mini Hardtop. The UKL platform has since gone on to spawn several additional BMW and Mini cars, like the BMW X1 and the...

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Ex-Faraday Future execs form EV startup, promise first model by 2021

A band of executives that up until last year were working for Faraday Future have joined forces to launch an electric car startup of their own. Their new company, called Evelozcity, is based in Los Angeles and already has seed funding of approximately $1 billion from investors in the United States, Europe and China. The execs include Stefan Krause, Ulrich...

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2020 Audi TT spy shots

Audi engineers have been spotted testing prototypes for a facelifted version of the TT sports car. The current TT is the third generation of the Audi icon and was introduced for 2016. We're expecting the facelifted version to arrive in showrooms in early 2019, as a 2020 model. The camouflage gear on the prototype suggests only subtle tweaks for the...

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