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The UK government announced yesterday that autonomous vehicles will be allowed on UK roads five months from now. Fully driverless cars are an exciting glimpse of the future with substantial potential to improve road safety – but the UK’s car fleet has a long way to go before it makes the most of existing autonomous […]

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Eco Science Solutions, Inc. said it is continuing tests of its fuel-saving and emissions-improving EcoFlora Spark Plug and is preparing for its next stage of testing. The goals of its testing to date in the United States and Canada were to ensure that the EcoFlora plug would run properly and without issue in various types […]

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Vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) communication are almost here, bringing with them a new set of benefits and challenges. Aiming to provide some answers on these challenges, Toyota testified today on the future of surface transportation before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology. “The […]

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We hear and read often about semi-autonomous driving as a solution for traffic, but the technology may have a few other benefits. Driving the first-of-its-kind car controlled only by his head, former IndyCar driver and current Verizon IndyCar Series Team owner Sam Schmidt will return to the track during the 2014 Indianapolis 500 Pole Day […]

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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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