The engine growl in some of America’s best-selling cars and trucks is a sham. Stomp on the gas in a new Ford Mustang or F-150 and the meaty, throaty rumble, you hear is actually a finely tuned bit of lip-syncing, boosted through special pipes or digitally faked altogether.
100 lucky customers will be given the opportunity to ride around in a car that does their driving for them.
Sweden has just announced that they will play host to self-driving cars in the next couple of years. England, Japan, Singapore and the U.S. have already announced that they will host fleets of self-driving automobiles, but Sweden’s 100-car strong automotive army will be the first manufactured by Volvo. (Video)
NHTSA to propose a requirement that all new vehicles contain an event data recorder.
Officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are considering to require that all new cars must have an event data recorder inside the vehicle.
2009 Honda Element Pet Friendly Vehicle
We’re all suckers for our dogs and Honda’s no fool. Honda’s new concept for the Element, unveiled at the New York Auto Show today, upgrades the safety features and accoutrements for pets to the level of premier class. Just look at this luxury statement… for the dog, if not for you! (Pics)
The world’s first cargo ship partly propelled by solar power took to the seas on Friday in Japan, aiming to cut fuel costs and carbon emissions when automakers ship off their exports.
Featured Invention at the Colorado Inventor Showcase
VanDyne SuperTurbo, Inc. has a fuel efficient device called a SuperTurbocharger which is a combination of supercharging, turbocharging and turbocompounding designed to increase fuel efficiency by 25%+and eliminate CO2 emissions by as much as 4000 lbs per year in automobiles.
Popular Mechanics announced its picks for the 2008 Breakthrough Awards awards in what the publication called The 10 Most Brilliant Gadets of the Year. Here’s the list of international winners; you may be surprised at the gadgets on the list.
Researchers have invented a new material that will make cars even more efficient, by converting heat wasted through engine exhaust into electricity. In the current issue of the journal Science, they describe a material with twice the efficiency of anything currently on the market.
There’s a car that’s not slated for release until 2009 or 2010. It makes some wild claims. And no one in the media has driven it yet (since it’s still in production). But with those caveats in mind, continue on to drop your jaw at Hybrid Technologies’ upcoming still-nameless supercar.