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Rumor: Volvo Talks Between Ford And Geely Hit A Speed Bump

Rumor: Volvo Talks Between Ford And Geely Hit A Speed Bump

A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Crown -- a consortium of American investors led by former auto industry executives -- is making a play for Volvo. The group's bid for the brand is substantially lower than that of current front-runner Geely, but we pointed out that the Americans do have some... read more

October 21, 2009 by  - 4
 
Mock-up of road design by Solar Roadways

Department Of Transportation Funds Solar Roadways Project

The Department of Energy may be getting a lot of press these days for its big-dollar loans to EV automakers, but the Department of Transportation is doing its own small part... read more September 1, 2009 by  5


 
Audi MMI with handwriting recognition

New Audis To Get Old Technology

So you're driving down the highway, and this song comes on, and it reminds you of someone special -- maybe an old girlfriend or boyfriend, or maybe your Aunt Doris -- and you... read more August 3, 2009 by  0


 
Audi stand at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

Video: Hole In Windshield Improves Convertible Driving

Convertibles are wonderful things, but riding in them -- especially at high speeds -- can take the fun out of what ought to be an exhilarating experience. Due to... read more July 27, 2009 by  0


 
German satellite warning system, developed by INT

German Satellites Control Your Car's Horn In Case Of Emergency

So, let's say you're in Stuttgart to visit the friendly folks at Mercedes-Benz. (They could use a little attention, since their competition's hogging the headlines.) During... read more July 23, 2009 by  2


 
Nissan EV-02 prototype

Nissan Pulls The Plug On EVs (Not How You Think)

Nissan has made a lot of news on the EV front lately: the company received a $1.6 billion loan from the Department of Energy to develop electric vehicles; it's partnering... read more July 21, 2009 by  0


 
Catfight

He Said, He Said: War Of Words Keeps Tesla In The News

You've got to hand it to Tesla: the company does a great job of staying in the headlines. Sometimes, that's for laudable things--like the opening of the company's first... read more June 30, 2009 by  3


 
AT&T Navigator

Review: Apple iPhone 3G's AT&T Navigation

•    What is it: AT&T's attempt to displace portable navigation systems with Apple's iPhone and its cell network •    Key facts: Turn-by-turn navigation with... read more June 26, 2009 by  2


 
Nissan EV-02 prototype at speed

Nissan EV Electric Car To Launch at Frankfurt or Tokyo

Nissan may have the most aggressive plans of any major automaker to produce fully electric cars. The company has said it expects to sell up to 100,000 EVs globally by 2012... read more June 25, 2009 by  0


 
Need For Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed

Gadgetwatch: Pioneer Entertainment System Streams Media From Home To Car Via WiMAX

Pioneer is giving you one more reason to take your eyes of the road: its new Network AV playback system links to your home media center, streaming your collection of music... read more June 25, 2009 by  0


 
Spaceport America, rendered by Foster + Partners

Under Construction: Spaceport America

One day--maybe--cars will be a thing of the past. By then, spaceports will be commonplace, not just $200 million oddities like the one being built now in New Mexico. Yes, you... read more June 24, 2009 by  0


 
Volvo's 'car train' technology at work

Volvo Brings High-Tech Convoys Into The 21st Century

Robot butlers may still be decades away, but Volvo has announced some equally awesome technology that could be prototyped as soon as 2011: a system that can electronically... read more June 22, 2009 by  2


 
John McCain

John McCain Gabs About 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid On Twitter (Yes, THAT John McCain)

Remember when John McCain couldn't be bothered to use email and wasn't entirely sure how to get online? Well now he's using Twitter. YES: TWITTER. You know, that thing all... read more June 17, 2009 by  1


 
iPhone

Apple iPhone 3.0: Real TomTom GPS Navigation, Zipcar, And More

Today the techno-geek world has their eyes glued to screens at Moscone West--where Apple is unveiling a host of new iPhone, MacBook and Snow Leopard details. What does that... read more June 8, 2009 by  1


 
Facial recognition system from Toshiba

Scanning On The Horizon

Conspiracy theorists and other paranoid types, take note: Toshiba is in the early stages of testing a facial recognition system for cars. Such a system could have a number of... read more June 1, 2009 by  0


 
Mercedes Benz Pre-Safe system

A Radar in Every Car: BMW, Daimler Team for Cheap Radar

No one has a crystal ball that holds the future of the auto industry, let alone the future of in-car technology, but two of the industry's biggest innovators have joined... read more May 28, 2009 by  0


 

 
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