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A study released March 13 revealed new diesel cars sold in the UK are 21 percent less polluting and 27 percent more economical than they were in 2003. The study also stated in the past decade, the increasing number of diesel cars fitted with advanced components, such as common-rail diesel and Start-Stop, have benefited from […]

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Audi is aiming to make driving through cities easier and more fuel efficient through the use of traffic light recognition technology. The company says this technology could make driving through towns and cities far more fluid and free of annoying and economy-denting red light punctuation. Audi explained its Online traffic light information harnesses the power […]

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The 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD made its Canadian debut January 16 at the Montreal Auto Show. The vehicle was originally unveiled at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. Acura said the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is the most powerful and technologically advanced vehicle in the company’s history. “The Sport Hybrid RLX sets a […]

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Chevrolet announced starting this summer it will have some of the fastest vehicles on the roads, and that it has nothing to do with horsepower. Chevrolet said drivers will be enjoying high-speed data – made possible by a new OnStar 4G LTE connection in the vehicle, running on AT&T’s network. Chevrolet made the announcement at […]

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In order to find new sustainable materials, Ford has produced a test vehicle using fabric made out of Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology material. The Coca-Cola Company and Ford Motor Company unveiled Nov. 15 a Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid vehicle with Coca-Cola PlantBottle Technology interior fabric surfaces covering seat cushions, seat backs, head restraints, door panel […]

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ABI Research forecasts that the shipments of connected in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems equipped with one or more smartphone integration technologies will grow substantially during the next five years to reach 35.1 million units globally by 2018. Of these, ABI Research expects 43.6 percent will be equipped with MirrorLink, 49.8 percent with Apple’s “iOS in the […]

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We’ve seen Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Nissan working on their own vehicle self-driving systems. Ford is also currently testing technology developed to enable drivers to park at the touch of a button from inside or outside their car, as well as a prototype that combines automatic steering and braking to avoid collisions with vehicles or pedestrians. […]

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Honda demonstrated two experimental safety technologies aimed at reducing the potential for collisions between automobiles and pedestrians and between automobiles and motorcycles. These advanced Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) and Vehicle-to-Motorcycle (V2M) technologies, while still in the research and testing phase, demonstrate Honda’s vision to advance safety for all road users, including pedestrians and motorcycle riders, as well […]

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Nissan’s engineers have been inspired by the animal kingdom as they develop new technologies that will shape the future of mobility. One of Nissan’s longer term R&D goals is to achieve virtually zero fatalities and serious injuries among occupants of its vehicles. Toru Futami, engineering director of advanced technology and research, said that studying the […]

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Ford is studying communications between space robots and Earth to enhance future applications of the connected car communications protocol. According to Ford, the research furthers the company’s commitment to industry leadership in the development of connected vehicle communications to help reduce traffic congestion and aid in the advancement of emergency vehicle communication methods. One way […]

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