Introducing the All-new 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

Acura, like a lot of models in the Honda family, hasn't been much for hybrids.  The Civic and Accord hybrids sell, as well as their Acura cousins; but hybrid technology isn't at the forefront of the marques' LEV strategy.  You've heard much more about the FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle...

What’s In Store For Electric Cars Of The Future?

Although not a new innovation, electric cars have grown in popularity in recent years. In a world where fuel prices and CO2 levels are soaring, more of us want to save money and go greener. As you might expect, electric cars produce no emissions and don't need petrol or diesel. Have...

Nissan Debuts ProPilot Autonomous Driving Technology at G7 Summit

European Council President Donald Tusk had a front-seat view to Nissan's ProPilot autonomous drive technology on Thursday at the G7 summit in Ise-shima, Japan. The EC President's car was among a cavalcade of Group of Seven next-generation vehicles. The Nissan autonomous drive road session was one of a number of events...

The Mercedes Benz OM 654 4-cylinder diesel. image courtesy of Daimler Global Media.

Mercedes-Benz Debuts New Four-Cylinder Diesel

The new four-cylinder diesel unit OM 654 marks the debut of a ground-breaking family of engines from Mercedes-Benz. The development goals were defined more than four years ago. The result is a modular concept with a special focus on integration of the drive into different models as well as a...

Nissan Announces Advisory Board for Intelligent Motoring Program

Nissan today announced the launch of a brand new expert Advisory Board focused on furthering the Intelligent Mobility debate beyond the automotive community in Europe. Convened for the very first time at the Crystal in London, one of the world’s most sustainable buildings, the Intelligent Motoring Advisory Board brings together...

Driverless Trucks and How They Could Work on Our Highways

A self-driving car is one thing, how about a self-driving (or "driverless") truck?  Long lines of trucks driving in platoons (groups driving at the same speed), heading down the highway. The advantages of driverless trucks are many.  No sleepy drivers.  No crazy drivers.  A massive increase in fleet fuel economy.  Massive...

What is Intelligent Mobility? Ask Nissan

At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Nissan and Foster + Partners concluded a 12-month collaboration by sharing their vision of where autonomous electric cars could take society. Called "Intelligent Mobility", it builds on themes of connectivity, urban planning, the modern workplace, and community. Before we go any farther, watch the video above. Unless...

The 2017 Lincoln Continental: Decadent, Powerful, EcoBoost

Last March, we brought you news of the reimagining of one of the most venerable names in cars: The Lincoln Continental.  The boys really outdid themselves this time.  This was a concept that perfectly captured the luxury, elegance and even decadence of "continental".  I wondered aloud could Lincoln make the...

The All-new 2016 Toyota Prius: It’s All About the TNGA

The Prius is the most successful hybrid car ever.  Period.  It's name now means hybrid car, no matter what the brand of the hybrid is. Prius has that"top-of-mind" awareness that marketers yearn for, where a product name becomes the standard term for the product.  It joins "Kleenex", "Jet-Ski", and "scotch tape"...

The Mercedes Benz Concept IAA: Stuttgart does a Digital Transformation

Courtesy of Daimler Global Media The automotive industry is changing fundamentally, things are speeding up. Alongside “globalisation”, another megatrend is “digitalisation” – also known in an economic context as “Industry 4.0”. Mercedes-Benz is a pioneer in this development. The inventor of the automobile is actively driving forward the transition from automotive...

Over 50% of Americans Don’t Understand Automotive Safety Technology?

A new, one-of-its kind study from the University of Iowa found that a majority of drivers expressed uncertainty about how many potentially life-saving vehicle safety technologies work. The survey also showed that 40 percent of drivers report that their vehicles have acted or behaved in unexpected ways. The study, conducted by the University of Iowa Transportation...

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