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Driving Toward EV Future

Consumer demand for electrified vehicles will reach a tipping point in about 10 years, with 48V systems leading the way, according to global battery...

LIDAR Will Make First-Generation Autonomous Vehicles Insanely Expensive or Pathetically Slow

Some manufacturers predict self-driving vehicles will be on the commercial market by an ambitiously early target date of 2021.  LIDAR, the imaging system that allows...

New light weight metal as formable as aluminum sheet metal with 1.5 times higher...

A research team developed high strength magnesium sheet metal that has excellent formability comparable to that of the aluminum sheet metal currently used in body...

SoftBank, GM and BMW invest $159 million into driverless car start-up Nauto

SoftBank and General Motors are among a group of companies that invested $159 million into U.S. driverless car start-up Nauto. Nauto makes cameras that...

New testing in US prompts more Takata airbag recalls

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has said that new testing is prompting Takata to declare 2.7m more airbag inflators defective. The company...

The rise of electric cars will kill the gas station

The paradox of EVs is that they're great for driving around the city, but many urban dwellers don't have a designated parking space. That's...

Survey Finds Regional Flavor to Consumer Tech Tastes

More consumers want advanced technology in their next new vehicle, but their willingness to pay for it varies across leading global markets, according to...

New technology turns any street lamp into a charging station for your electric car

German company Ubitricity has developed a convenient way to charge electric vehicles with a minimal amount of fuss. Ubitricity turns existing city street lamps...

This Tech Could Charge Electric Cars While They Drive

Financial services company UBS predicted demand for electric cars will reach an inflection point in 2018 as their cost shrinks to equal (and eventually...

Volvo’s Polestar is now its own company focused on performance EVs

Volvo tuner Polestar, which the carmaker acquired in 2015 to build its own race-ready Volve cars, is now being set up as its own...