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Toyota may be looking to expand its Prius family even more. Through its joint collaboration with Mazda, Toyota is reportedly developing a Prius SUV model, which will likely be a production version of the C-HR concept shown at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The two automakers have agreed to exchange powertrain technologies that will power […]

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Compact cars are getting more and more fuel efficient. Although the U.S. won’t reach President Barack Obama’s goal of having one-million plug-in vehicles on the roads by the end of the year, standard gasoline engines are becoming more efficient as a result of electrified vehicles. In order to compete with automakers offering hybrids, plug-in hybrids […]

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New emissions and mpg standards for for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and even now trailers jointly proposed today by federal government agencies promise to slash oil consumption equal to one year of OPEC imports. The new Phase 2 MD/HD vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards announced today are projected after a further review process […]

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Hyundai is combining its current technologies to create a new one. The Korean automaker has filed a patent that uses a vehicle’s GPS, camera and multiple sensors for speed bump detection, identifying whether there’s a speed bump in the immediate path of the car. The technology is then capable of measuring the speed bump’s height, […]

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Today the Porsche 918 Spyder joins the history books. Five years after the original concept shocked those in attendance at the Geneva Motor Show, production of the 887 horsepower hybrid supercar has ceased with the last model rolling off the line in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. Just 918 of the cars were made. The 918 Spyder now joins […]

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Jaguar Land Rover wants to read your mind. The British automaker is developing new technology that will use sensors in the steering wheel to measure your brainwaves, and if that isn’t creepy enough, Jaguar Land Rover believes it can detect whether you’re distracted or falling asleep. “If brain activity indicates a daydream or poor concentration, […]

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Installing a child seat my be tougher than you think in many of today’s vehicles. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released ease-of-use ratings for the LATCH systems found in new cars. Of the 102 vehicles tested, just three earned a “good” rating. Moving down the list, 44 vehicles managed a rating of […]

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Samsung has accumulated an immense collection of automotive patents over the past 25 years, leading some to wonder what the company’s plans are for the automotive industry. To assess where the industry may be heading, a Forbes research team searched automotive-related patents filed by Samsung, Google, Apple, Tesla and Uber between 1990 and 2014. Their […]

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Is it sleekly designed urban sculpture of a streetlight or an electrified vehicle charging point? Answer: Yes. It’s both. And BMW’s pilot project revealed at the Eurocities conference in Munich seeks to imbue style and functionality to what normally are stand-alone units with cords coming out of them that do little else when not in […]

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That MPG figure on your vehicle sticker might not be as accurate as you think. According to a recent study, thousands of vehicles found real-world MPG values significantly vary from the estimates given by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AAA conducted the study and found that more than 8 in 10 drivers got better fuel […]

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