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$3.4 Million Invested in Hypercar with Sharper, Faster Turns

$3.4 Million Invested in Hypercar with Sharper, Faster Turns

France-based automaker Bugatti introduced a new, sleeker version of its Chiron model at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show. The Chiron Sport is an improvement on the previous version, boasting a sharp, driver-oriented experience. Bugatti improved the Chiron’s handling with an upgrade that includes stiffer suspension, more responsive steering, and torque vectoring. According to the… Continue Reading

Research Aims to Provide Vehicles with “Nerves”

Research Aims to Provide Vehicles with “Nerves”

Researchers from Clemson University have been working on a type of smart material likened to nerves due to its ability to sense damage inflicted on the vehicles equipped with the material. According to Oliver Myers, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, the idea is to embed the vehicle with a type of material that alerts… Continue Reading

Daimler Records Big Profits and 2018 Plans

Daimler Records Big Profits and 2018 Plans

German automaker Daimler has been reeling from high profits brought in during 2017. This is especially good news considering the company has announced a need to spend heavily during 2018 in order to keep up with rising demand, advancements in technology, and an ever-changing automotive industry. The bulk of the anticipated high expenditure will result… Continue Reading

Tech Firms Exploring the Future of Transport

Tech Firms Exploring the Future of Transport

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last month featured a variety of carless commuting options, including electric bicycles, scooters, and skateboards aimed at reducing commuting costs as well as traffic congestion, especially in larger cities where these issues are much higher. Throughout the week, an AFP reporter tested the car-free concept using a GenZe electric bicycle.… Continue Reading

Car Tech Trends from CES 2018

Car Tech Trends from CES 2018

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) saw an influx of additions featuring innovative developments in automotive technology. Manufacturers showcased their newest concepts featuring advanced technology. Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz showcased vehicles equipped with artificial intelligence and infotainment systems.     Hyndai’s Intelligent Personal Agent features voice-activated technology that the company co-developed with Silicon Valley-based company SoundHound… Continue Reading

Detroit Auto Show Highlights

Detroit Auto Show Highlights

The North American International Auto Show in Detroit kicked off on January 13th and will continue through the 28th. The auto show began with its event, The Gallery, at Cobo Center. Guests were privy to a nearly $10 million collection of the most acclaimed automobiles in the world. Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, and… Continue Reading

General Motors Planning Autonomous Vehicles Sans Controls

General Motors Planning Autonomous Vehicles Sans Controls

Autonomous vehicles are not an entirely new concept. Vehicle manufacturers have been working on designs for years. However, General Motors has unveiled plans to mass-produce autonomous vehicles that lack controls such as steering wheels and pedals by 2019. The car will be the company’s fourth generation of driverless electric Chevy Bolts. The company has plans… Continue Reading

Bombardier Competitor Comes to Toronto

Bombardier Competitor Comes to Toronto

  In 2010, Metrolinx signed a $770 million deal with Bombardier to purchase 182 vehicles to run on the Eglinton Crosstown among other Toronto LRT lines. Consistent delays and legal battles have resulted in a dispute over the order, as the two pilot vehicles, which were due in spring of 2015, have yet to arrive.… Continue Reading

Tesla Announces New All-Electric Semis

Tesla Announces New All-Electric Semis

​   As global efforts to reduce carbon emissions and adhere to international treaty commitments have gained momentum, Tesla announced its new electric semi, allowing companies to reduce their carbon footprint by switching from fuel to clean energy. CEO Elon Musk claimed the truck can reach a speed of 250 miles per hour and that… Continue Reading

Global Response to Autonomous Vehicles

Global Response to Autonomous Vehicles

  Some Countries Have a More Positive Outlook than Others   Ford has been working on a number of technologies and surveys, recently releasing their 2018 Trends Report, which examines attitudes around the world on a wide variety of topics. One such topic of discussion was autonomous vehicles and global perception of the technology. In… Continue Reading

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