Technology

8th January 2018

Ford drops diesel into F-150, finally

Ford’s best-selling pickup line-up kicks off 2018 with an all-new powertrain option in the form a first-ever-for-F-150 diesel engine. Debuting at the North American International Auto Show, the F-150...

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8th December 2017

Kuka offers robotic helping hand

Companies looking to add robots and automation to their manufacturing operations have a new option when it comes to testing and validating processes they may want to implement. German-based...

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24th November 2017

The Big Story: For EV batteries, future is now

What’s up next for electric-vehicle batteries? More of the same and that means it’s far from over for lithium-ion. Although there’s much hype around lower-cost, longer-range batteries to come,...

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1st September 2017

AR could point the real way forward

Research by Frost and Sullivan suggests that augmented reality heads-up displays (HUDs) will gain 10.4% of the European Union and North American market by 2025. The firm’s June 2015...

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21st July 2017

Building the blocks in auto cyber security

Automotive technology is leading the way in many new innovations so it’s not such a surprise that blockchain could soon be looking after the cyber security of cars. That’s...

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14th July 2017

Sharing data will smooth the road to smart mobility

PwC’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicles – Revolutionising Mobility In Society report finds that over 50% of all surveyed respondents feel that their mobility is restricted and yet the consultancy...

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16th June 2017

Engine downsizing comes with downside

Downsized turbocharged engines continue to grow in popularity because they offer impressive fuel efficiency and squeeze out the power. But there’s a downside. Their high-compression nature in certain circumstances...

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26th May 2017

The Disrupters: Navdy on the real power of AR

Augmented reality (AR) is still largely a prototype-level technology with the promise of game-changing features that could alter consumers’ daily lives. From work applications to entertainment, AR should offer...

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24th April 2017

Weekly Brief: Toyota beats Tesla to the punch with zero-emissions big rig

Elon Musk asked us to wait until September for a peek at the world’s first zero-emissions articulated truck. Toyota had different plans. Andrew Tolve reports Cars and trucks produce...

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7th April 2017

Smarter approach to EV battery requirements could lower costs

Battery suppliers continually are looking at ways to increase electric-vehicle range and lower costs by improving battery chemistry and manufacturing efficiency. Now they finally may be getting some help...

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2nd December 2016

NIO fast-forwarding the automotive user experience

The launch of a new hypercar is not normally of much interest to the IoT world, even one that uses electric motors to sprint from standstill to 125mph in...

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4th November 2016

Fossils could be key to future Li-ion EV batteries

“To improve the adoption of EVs, we need much better batteries,” says researcher Mihri Ozkan of the University of California-Riverside. “We believe diatomaceous earth, which is abundant and inexpensive,...

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