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Nissan has pulled the wraps of some new research that it claims will allow vehicles to interpret signals from the brain of the driver and redefine how people interact with their cars. Nissan calls it Brain-to-Vehicle, or B2V technology. The Japanese auto giant claims that it will speed up reaction times for driver and eventually lead to cars that adapt to make driving more enjoyable. Nissan will be showing off the new B2V technology at CES 2018. "When most people think about autonomous driving, they have a very impersonal vision of the future, where humans relinquish control to the machines. Yet... Read more...
McLaren has built a new car and named it in honor of legendary F1 driver Ayrton Senna and it is definitely an interesting vehicle. The car was clearly not designed with an eye towards aesthetics; from the side the car is not very attractive. This happens at times when a car is built more for function than what looks good to the artist’s eye. This makes the car perform fantastically, but a bit off looking in some respects. Look at the Senna from any angle but the side or front 3/4 view and it is shockingly beautiful; many would go so far as to call it a work of art. It has windows in... Read more...
If you have ever purchased a car, you know that it's not always fun and games. You spend hours day at a dealership haggling on price and having the finance department try and talk you into buying things you just simply don’t want. There is a reason why car dealerships have earned a bad reputation, even though there are many good dealerships and sales people out there. Volvo wants to take all the hassle out of buying a new car and it wants to do that with a new plan called Care by Volvo. Care by Volvo isn’t a lease, thought it seems similar, and it isn't a purchase option. You are buying... Read more...
Computer scientists working for Apple have published a research paper that gives us a look at exactly what sort of tech the company is cooking up for the autonomous car realm. Apple had originally been working on an actual autonomous car, but reportedly hit the reset button on those plans to focus on software for self-driving cars. The research paper outlines a new method that could be used to allow self-driving cars to detect pedestrians and cyclists. The paper, which was published November 17 in an online journal called arXiv, and authored by Tin Zhou and Oncel Tuzel, focuses on advances... Read more...
Lamborghini builds some of the most powerful automobiles on the planet, and like several other automakers, the Italian company has plans of releasing an electric vehicle (EV), too. That is the reason why some of Lamborhini's engineers are in Massachusetts—the Italian supercar company is collaborating with two laboratories at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on an electric super car concept called "Lamborghini of the Terzo Millennio." "Exactly one year ago we have signed an agreement with the MIT-Italy Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology which marked the start of... Read more...
Koenigsegg feels the need, the need for speed. It has managed to get the state of Nevada to shut down and 11-mile section of route 160 that runs between Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada, on Saturday and Sunday, to allow the Swedish maker of hypercars to attempt to set a land-speed world record for the fastest production car. The record attempt will employ a Koenigsegg Agera RS. Koenigsegg was granted a special permit by the Nevada Department of Transportation and the 11-mile section of road to be used is said to be straight. The beast of a car that will be attempting the record setting top speed run... Read more...
Our jaws hit the floor when Dodge announced its Challenger SRT Demon with a 6.2L Hemi Demon V8 engine putting out 810 horses, and even felt the need to point out the specs were not a typo. But if that thing is a demon, then Hennessey's Venom F5 is the devil capable of smoking all other super cars. The Venom V5 with its twin turbo V8 engine delivers nearly twice as much horsepower at 1,600 HP, which Hennessey will use to attempt a speed record. Hennessey wants its Venom F5 to be the first road car capable of achieving more than 300 miles per hour. It is that singular goal that is driving the incredible... Read more...
If you are among the Porsche purists still unhappy that the company is cramming smaller displacement turbocharged inline-4 engines under the hoods of some cars and are hoping for a return to the naturally aspirated flat six of yore, you might not be happy about the new 2018 Porsche Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS. Both of the cars still pack turbo fours inside their mid-engine chassis. The good news is that the turbo fours offer more power and torque than the flat sixes that lived in the engine bays previously. Both the GTS models use the same 2.5L turbo flat four that are found in the Cayman and Boxster... Read more...
Each year when the Pebble Beach Concours d'Élégance rolls around you can count on some extremely nice classic cars being on display that are often in better condition than they were new. And you can also count on modern cars debuting at the show (like the BMW Concept Z4) that might appeal to the well-heeled crowd that enjoys the Pebble Beach show. This year Mercedes-Benz showed off an incredibly luxurious car called the Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet. Mercedes-Maybach says the car "with its sensual, emotionally appealing design and innovative technical concept solutions, defines the ultimate in luxury... Read more...
Nothing makes you neighbors as angry as waking them up at 4 a.m. on a Saturday morning when you fire up your Mustang with the loud rumbly exhaust on your way to the local race track. I know this from the experience of owning six different Mustangs during my life with none of them left stock. Car guys and gals want a Mustang with loud rumbly exhaust, and your HOA wants you to respect quiet hours, especially early in the morning. You can't really have it both ways, or can you? Ford has introduced a new feature for the 2018 Mustang that will help keep your neighborhood nice and quiet. The new feature... Read more...
Buying a shiny new car is an easy way to get the latest in-car technologies, but it’s not the most economical. I've had my fair share of new car purchases in the last decade – a 2008 Chevy HHR SS, 2011 Volkswagen Routan SE, 2014 Mazda 5 Sport and a 2015 Nissan Leaf – and driven hundreds of press cars featuring the latest technologies and infotainment systems. Despite new cars being technically superior on paper, the average age of vehicles on the road in 2016 was 11.6 years old, according to IHS Markit. We’ve seen substantial upgrades to the car stereo and infotainment systems in the last decade,... Read more...
The partnership between Mercedes-Benz and AMG dates back 50 years. To celebrate the occasion, the two developed a new model car, the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept. It's a sexy four-dour coupe—basically a four-door version of the AMG GT sports car—and to say it is a head turner is an understatement. It is more of a head spinner, which is exactly what the automakers were going for. "The AMG GT Concept embodies the most extreme expression of our design idiom and underlines the autonomous profile of AMG as a performance brand," said Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer, Daimler AG. "Through ideal proportions... Read more...
It's not as though the LaFerrari is need of added sex appeal, it's already a sweet looking Italian ride that any auto buff will instantly fall in lust with. Be that as it may, Ferrari found a way to make it even sexier by removing its top, turning this exotic beauty into a convertible for drivers who find exhilaration in drop-top driving.Ferrari plans to debut its limited edition topless supercar at the Paris International Motor Show in October. In the meantime, Ferrari shared a few photos of the new open-top LaFerrari, which will feature the same engine as the original LaFerrari—a 6.3-liter V12... Read more...
Qualcomm showed up at CES armed with a number of announcements. Some of the highlights include a new smartphone that utilizes the Snapdragon 820 processor from Letv, the Snapdragon 820 Automotive Family with Zeroth machine intelligence, and Audi’s selection of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 602A processors for its 2017 vehicles. Letv will be the world’s first tech company to use the Snapdragon 820 processor in its next generation of smartphone devices. The first phone to use this processor will be the Le Max Pro. This new smartphone will feature Snapdragon Sense ID fingerprint technology with... Read more...
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