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(via AP Photo/Paul Sancya)   Two of my favorite car companies have partnered together, Ford and Toyota, to work on my favorite drive topology, rear-wheel drive, with everyone's favorite engine system, the hybrid.   ● The partnership sets the two companies on equal footing in an effort to create and advanced hybrid system for rear-wheel drive light trucks and SUVs. ● The goal is to deliver greater fuel efficiency while not compromising the performance of the vehicles. ● The team will a ...
Auto -inflating tires are given in science fiction futures, if the vehicles have wheels that is. Look at the film Demolition Man, which features Wesley Snipe's character using voice commands to auto-inflate a tire. It seems like a simple idea, only now is it made?   From Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company comes the Air Maintenance Technology (AMT). The entire system is housed inside the tire. There will be no need for external intervention. Goodyear senior vice president and chief technica ...
Why  does every electric car that boasts a world record range on a single  charge always looks like it is from an ugly Buck Rogers future? Buck Rogers Rocket Ship (left)  Bluebird EV capable of 500 mph (Right)   Schluckspecht E (left) and with the Schluckspecht Team (right)  (via Team Schluckspecht) Team  Schluckspecht just barely does away with the outer-space fairing look  with their new world record holding electric vehicle (EV), the  "Schluckspe ...
(Image via Technische Universitaet Muenchen)   I did not know how to turn off the change oil light in my car, it was not in the manual. What did I do? I checked youtube for the answer. Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TU) and Audi are about to bring a video manual you can talk to on all new model Audi cars.   The Avatar-based Virtual Co-driver System (AviCoS) is a animated avatar that can give the driver, or anyone in the car, detailed information on the vehicle using "natural-langua ...

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