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Hyundai & Audi to push development of fuel cell tech!

In a bid to accelerate the development of fuel cell technology, both Hyundai and Audi have come together to team up. For years, Audi has been working on fuel cell concept. First with the Audi A2H2 in 2004, and again with the Q5 HFC in 2008. It began referring to its hydrogen-powered projects as h-tron […]

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Extending an Electric Vehicles range with solar power!

We don’t get a massive amount of sunshine here on the Green Isle, but recently the weather has been great which sparked the following conversation in the office… Is it technologically feasible to extend the driving range of battery-powered cars by attaching flat, solar glass panels, over (or as part of) a car roof? There […]

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Tata Automai autonomous vehicle platform

Tata is a global design and technology services company and a leader for the automotive electronics and software development, announced the licensing of its advanced autonomous vehicle middleware platform Automai. The Automai platform provides carmakers and Tier 1 automotive suppliers with a comprehensive and modular solution covering Perception, GNC and Drive-by-Wire systems, to quickly build, […]

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Using facial recognition to unlock a car

Jaguar Land Rover is filling a patent for facial recognition based keyless entry, according to Car Throttle. The company fleets of the future could unlock their doors via facial recognition if the patent the company has filed will pass. According to the technical details of the patent, two cameras would be placed on each side […]

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Icona Nucleus Concept reaches level 5 autonomy

The Italian design company Icona announced its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, unveiling a worldwide premiere: the autonomous driving concept vehicle Icona Nucleus. According to Icona’s press release, the concept Nucleus represents the synthesis of futurism and human-centred mindset. It takes the Icona Neo Concept one step further by reconsidering the very way that […]

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Volkswagen new autonomous concept: I.D. Vizzion

Volkswagen is adding a fourth car to its futuristic I.D. line up of concepts. Called the I.D. Vizzion, it is a long, low sedan with no steering wheel or pedals and it is meant to show how the company is thinking of a future where all routinely step into a fully electric autonomous car that […]

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Audi builds flying car

Audi has partnered with Italdesign and Airbus to develop a new flying car concept. The updated passenger drone project – Pop.Up Next – was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show and is based on the Pop.Up, an electric flying vehicle revealed at last year’s show, a partnership only between Italdesign and Airbus. Design-wise, it looks […]

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NHTSA finalises quiet-cars rule for hybrids

The idea of adding noise-makers to quiet-cars didn’t exist until the first hybrid-electric cars hit the market in 2000, according to Green Car Reports. Within a few years, however, organisations representing the blind began to raise alarms that cars operating at low speeds solely on electric power couldn’t be heard by pedestrians who also couldn’t […]

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E.ON and Nissan enter partnership

German energy group E.ON said it had entered a strategic partnership with Nissan to explore business opportunities in the field of electric vehicle charging, storage solutions and vehicle-to-grid services, according to Reuters. The cooperation has already been started in Denmark and will be expanded to other European countries soon, said E.ON. E.ON and Nissan pool […]

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Tesla racing car approved by FIA

It is formally called the Electric Production Car Series, but for the moment it may come to be known as the Tesla racing car, according to Green Car Reports. After being unveiled almost two years ago, it is now officially a legitimate racing series: FIA, the governing body for world motorsports, officially approved it. It […]

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