VW launches mammoth bet on electric at IAA car show

[ad_1] Volkswagen’s ID 3 electric car is a big bet on the future of auto trends, as VW has invested tens of billions of euros in a broad range of electric vehicles With a new car and range sporting a spruced-up logo, German car giant Volkswagen enters the Frankfurt IAA car show hoping bets worth […]

Stripped-back auto show mirrors German car industry gloom

[ad_1] Major foreign carmakers are shunning Frankfurt’s International Auto Show this year, but climate protestors plan to attend Frankfurt’s biennial International Auto Show (IAA) opens its doors to the public Thursday, but major foreign carmakers are staying away while climate demonstrators march outside—forming a microcosm of the industry’s woes. “There have never been so many […]

Brussels mulls car use tax to cut traffic jams

[ad_1] The Belgian capital is notorious for its traffic jams Officials in the Brussels region are looking at a new tax to tackle the city’s notorious traffic jams by penalising heavy car use, the region’s minister for mobility said Wednesday. It would be linked to the length and frequency of journeys, replacing a fixed-rate tax […]

Five ways AI could make your car as smart as a human passenger

[ad_1] Credit: Sathienpong Prempetch/Shutterstock Driving long distances without a passenger can be lonely. If you’ve ever done it, you might have wished for a companion to talk to—someone emotionally intelligent who can understand you and help you on the road. The disembodied voice of SatNav helps to fill the monotonous silence, but it can’t hold […]

Toyota, Suzuki partnering in self-driving car technology

[ad_1] In this Oct. 12, 2016 file photo, Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda, left, speaks with Suzuki Motor Corp. Chairman Osamu Suzuki during a news conference in Tokyo. Japan’s top automaker, Toyota, and smaller rival Suzuki announced Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, they are partnering in the development of self-driving car technology, as manufacturers around […]

This wonderful turbine-powered car should have won at Pebble Beach

[ad_1] I suppose most people go to Pebble Beach to look at the Bugattis and the Duesenbergs, but as usual, it’s the esoterica that delights me. This is the Howmet TX, an experimental racing car from 1968 that’s powered by a jet turbine engine. Jonathan Gitlin The Howmet TX was the creation of racing driver […]

This wonderful turbine-powered car should have won at Pebble Beach

[ad_1] I suppose most people go to Pebble Beach to look at the Bugattis and the Duesenbergs, but as usual, it’s the esoterica that delights me. This is the Howmet TX, an experimental racing car from 1968 that’s powered by a jet turbine engine. Jonathan Gitlin The Howmet TX was the creation of racing driver […]

7 used car tech features that might surprise you

[ad_1] This undated photo provided by Ford shows the 2016 Ford Escape, a small crossover SUV. On upper trim levels, it comes with auto-dimming mirrors, blind-spot monitoring and automated parking. (Ford Motor Co. via AP) Automakers have introduced a flurry of new automotive safety and convenience technology features the past few years. Close-to-new vehicles with […]

Speed identified as the best predictor of car crashes

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Speeding is the riskiest kind of aggressive driving, according to a unique analysis of data from on-board devices in vehicles. Researchers at the University of Waterloo examined data from 28 million trips for possible links between four bad driving behaviours—speeding, hard braking, hard acceleration and hard cornering—and the likelihood of […]

Electric car charging stations may be portals for power grid cyberattacks

[ad_1] The map displays substations connected by transmissions lines along with electric vehicle charging stations. The size of the blue circles is proportional to the charging station demand. Such information can be used by hackers to disrupt either charging of electric vehicles or the power grid itself. Credit: NYU Tandon School of Engineering Electric cars are an […]