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Porsche PDK success story: a bestseller in just five years Apple and Ferrari Brembo Land Rover Demonstrates World's First 9-Speed Automatic Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept Ricardo designed range extended electric vehicle APU Sprayed ceramics enable composites in high temp enviroments Heavy goods transport Audi e-gas project Volkswagen inaugurates solar park in the USA ThermoHold GOLD protects composites in high temperatures
Porsche PDK success story: a bestseller in just five years
Porsche PDK success story: a bestseller in just five years
Written By: Porsche AG

In 1980s, Porsche developed a world first in automotive technology for use in races and thus won the race: the dual-clutch transmission...

Apple and Ferrari
Apple and Ferrari
Written By: Ferrari S.p.A.

Apple and Ferrari are two top brands, known worldwide beyond their fields. Now they started working together on products. ...

Brembo
Brembo "Extrema" Caliper
Written By: Brembo S.p.A

Well known as a benchmark setter in the field of brake systems, Brembo has always been synonymous with performance and innovation: concepts perfectly reflected in the new brake system designed for the supercar "Made in Maranello...

Land Rover Demonstrates World's First 9-Speed Automatic
Land Rover Demonstrates World's First 9-Speed Automatic
Written By: Land Rover

Land Rover will demonstrate the latest in a long line of technical firsts at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show with the announcement of the world's first 9-speed automatic transmission for a passenger car. ...

Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept
Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept
Written By: Mercedes-Benz AG

Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing are launching the latest development of their cooperation at the Miami International Boat Show (14-18 February 2013). ...

Ricardo designed range extended electric vehicle APU
Ricardo designed range extended electric vehicle APU
Written By: Rolls Royce Motor Cars

With the increasing electrification of vehicle powertrains – from electric city cars to conventional and plug-in hybrids and from motorcycles to off-highway equipment and railway locomotives ...

Sprayed ceramics enable composites in high temp enviroments
Sprayed ceramics enable composites in high temp enviroments
Written By: Zircotec

Plasma sprayed ceramics enable the use of composites in high temperature environments on Aston Martin One-77...

Heavy goods transport Audi e-gas project
Heavy goods transport Audi e-gas project
Written By: AUDI AG

Complete Commitment to Renewable-Energy Revolution in Cars...

Volkswagen inaugurates solar park in the USA
Volkswagen inaugurates solar park in the USA
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Today, the Volkswagen brand has inaugurated its largest solar facility in the world at its US plant in Chattanooga...

ThermoHold GOLD protects composites in high temperatures
ThermoHold GOLD protects composites in high temperatures
Written By: Zircotec

New composite coating & flexible ceramic based heatshield combine highly reflective properties of gold with conductive heat protection of ceramic...

Audi Lighting technology
Audi Lighting technology
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi also underscores its prowess in the field of lighting technology. The brand already offers LED headlights in many model series...

Audi Piloted driving
Audi Piloted driving
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi developers are constantly working on new technologies that provide drivers with even better assistance...

Porsche Showcases New Aha Integration at CES
Porsche Showcases New Aha Integration at CES
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Porsche now offers Aha as part of a new Online Services option, available across its entire product line. ...

Audi gets permit to operate autonomous vehicles on public roads
Audi gets permit to operate autonomous vehicles on public roads
Written By: Audi of America

Nevada grants Audi the first automaker permit to operate autonomous vehicles on public roads ...

Newly developed 4MATIC all-wheel drive for the CLA
Newly developed 4MATIC all-wheel drive for the CLA
Written By: Mercedes-Benz AG

Mercedes-Benz will be offering a new variant of the 4MATIC permanent all-wheel-drive system with fully variable torque distribution...

Topping-out ceremony for the Audi e-gas plant
Topping-out ceremony for the Audi e-gas plant
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi will today celebrate its e-gas plant in Werlte, Germany with a topping-out ceremony...

The eco up! CO2-neutral mobility of the present and future
The eco up! CO2-neutral mobility of the present and future
Written By: Volkswagen AG

The new eco up! is currently the world’s most fuel-efficient natural gas passenger car...

BLOODHOUND attemts world’s first carbon neutral land speed record
BLOODHOUND attemts world’s first carbon neutral land speed record
Written By: CNI

Carbon Neutral Investments sign exclusive partnership with BLOODHOUND, rendering it the world’s first carbon neutral land speed record attempt...

CPT says 48V technology will facilitate super fuel efficient cars
CPT says 48V technology will facilitate super fuel efficient cars
Written By: Controlled Power Technologies

The UK-based low carbon engine technology specialist, Controlled Power Technologies (CPT), says that the new 48 volt standard proposed by leading automakers ...

Combines comfort and functionality with dynamic performance and style: the BMW Concept Active Tourer
Combines comfort and functionality with dynamic performance and style: the BMW Concept Active Tourer
Written By: BMW Group

With the new BMW Concept Active Tourer, BMW presents a vehicle at the 2012 Paris Motor Show which is the first in the premium compact segment to combine comfort and space ...

BMW Group  Efficient Dynamics 1.5 liter TwinPower Turbo engine
BMW Group Efficient Dynamics 1.5 liter TwinPower Turbo engine
Written By: BMW Group

The New BMW Group Efficient Dynamics engine family - technologies powering the future, new engine family with 1.5 liter BMW TwinPower Turbo engine....

Launch of CPT Cobra electric supercharger offers low cost Tier 4/5emission solutions
Launch of CPT Cobra electric supercharger offers low cost Tier 4/5emission solutions
Written By: Controlled Power Technologies

Technology developer, Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) will launch this week what is believed to be the world’s first water cooled electric supercharger ...

Volvo Car Corporation leads the way in car safety
Volvo Car Corporation leads the way in car safety
Written By: Volvo Car Corporation

Volvo Car Corporation's determination to build the safest cars in the world has been acknowledged by several independent crash tests during the past year...

Zircotec coated air filter unit provides more reliable power
Zircotec coated air filter unit provides more reliable power
Written By: Zircotec

Lower air intake temperatures provide colder, denser air for more power in BTCC and other race applications...

Goodyear Discovers Soybean Oil Can Reduce Use of Petroleum in Tires
Goodyear Discovers Soybean Oil Can Reduce Use of Petroleum in Tires
Written By: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today announced a development that could help consumers and the environment by reducing the amount of petroleum-based oil used in tires, while at the same time, extending tread life. Goodyear researchers at the company’s Innovation Center here have found in their ...

Apollo Vredestein produces tire with European natural rubber
Apollo Vredestein produces tire with European natural rubber
Written By: Apollo Vredestein

Russian dandelion and Guayule offer possible solutions for natural rubber shortage...

Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid – it's now a runner
Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid – it's now a runner
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

Ahead of schedule, Lotus’ new Evora 414E Range Extender Hybrid Electric Vehicle (REEV) has started its dynamic and durability testing at the Lotus HQ in Hethel, Norfolk....

World record for the Audi R8 e-tron with 8:09.099 minutes at the Nürburgring
World record for the Audi R8 e-tron with 8:09.099 minutes at the Nürburgring
Written By: AUDI AG

R8 e-tron has set a world record for a production vehicle with an electric drive system on the Nürburgring Nordschleife ...

Audi R18 VTG technology for Le Mans success
Audi R18 VTG technology for Le Mans success
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi relies on a highly efficient engine concept in the R18. The interaction between the merely 3.7-liter V6 TDI unit with an unusually designed single turbocharger and VTG technology ...

Audi factory drivers look into the future with a digital rear-view mirror
Audi factory drivers look into the future with a digital rear-view mirror
Written By: AUDI AG

When the Audi factory drivers tackle the Le Mans 24 Hours (June 16/17, 2012) a very special technology will enhance their vision...

Audi ultra: toward Le Mans victory with lightweight design
Audi ultra: toward Le Mans victory with lightweight design
Written By: AUDI AG

Five more weeks to go before the most important race of the year comes up on Audi Sport Team Joest’s agenda: the Le Mans 24 Hours on June ...

Goodyear to Receive Manny Award for Zero Waste to Landfill Program
Goodyear to Receive Manny Award for Zero Waste to Landfill Program
Written By: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will receive a 2012 Manny Award in the “Green Initiative” category from Inside Business...

Global Automakers to Demo EV Fast Charging at EVS26
Global Automakers to Demo EV Fast Charging at EVS26
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Eight global automakers to participate in charging display and will demo the standardized single-port DC-fast charging technology...

Apollo Vredestein researches alternatives to natural rubber
Apollo Vredestein researches alternatives to natural rubber
Written By: Apollo Vredestein

Russian dandelion and guayule possible solutions to natural rubber shortage...

Ferrari excites Silicon Valley
Ferrari excites Silicon Valley
Written By: Ferrari S.p.A.

The Prancing Horse also conquers "Silicon Valley", the area South of San Francisco, where over a short period of time the most important IT companies ...

Falken drift team provides harsh environment test bed for Zircotec’s thermal barrier coatings
Falken drift team provides harsh environment test bed for Zircotec’s thermal barrier coatings
Written By: Zircotec

Rolling road test already identifies turbo spools up 200rpm quicker when coated with Zircotec’s ThermoHold® material. Drift cars ...

Audi S6 and Audi S7 Sportback 4.0 TFSI Engine
Audi S6 and Audi S7 Sportback 4.0 TFSI Engine
Written By: AUDI AG

The powerful 4.0 TFSI is very efficient and represents a new and trailblazing type of sportiness. Its power rating of 309 kW (420 hp) is available as of 5,500 rpm and – between 1,500 and 5,200 rpm – the twin-turbo V8 continuously transmits 550 Nm (405.66 lb-ft) of torque...

Porsche 918 Spyder evolution meets emotion
Porsche 918 Spyder evolution meets emotion
Written By: Porsche AG

The future is taking shape: with more than half of its development time completed, the Porsche 918 Spyder is firmly on course to become the super sports car of tomorrow...

Video - Acoustic innovation: e-sound by Audi
Video - Acoustic innovation: e-sound by Audi
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi’s future e-tron models will cover long distances powered by practically silent electric motors. ...

BMW i8 Concept Spyder with eDrive
BMW i8 Concept Spyder with eDrive
Written By: BMW Group

Under the banner of its sub-brand BMW i, the BMW Group is developing a range of purpose-built vehicle concepts and complementary mobility services which meet the changing needs ...

Goodyear Spring Tire Engineered to Withstand the Harshest Environments
Goodyear Spring Tire Engineered to Withstand the Harshest Environments
Written By: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co

The Goodyear Spring Tire, which was co-developed by The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), represents a future tire concept...

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The Audi ultra lightweight construction principle
The Audi ultra lightweight construction principle
Written By: AUDI AG

Ultra lightweight construction has long been a success formula and a hallmark of the Audi brand. By no means is it limited to a specific material...

Stitcher Smart Radio iPhone App for BMW Apps and MINI Connected Ready
Stitcher Smart Radio iPhone App for BMW Apps and MINI Connected Ready
Written By: BMW Group USA

Stitcher Radio offers on-demand and personalized access to over 5,000 radio shows...

Video - Goodyear self-inflating tire system helps reduce fuel consumption
Video - Goodyear self-inflating tire system helps reduce fuel consumption
Written By: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co

The days of checking tire pressure could be a thing of the past thanks to an innovation from Goodyear, which will be publicly demonstrated for the first time at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show...

Goodyear Tires Becoming More Intelligent
Goodyear Tires Becoming More Intelligent
Written By: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co

Goodyear Dunlop will show the future of tire technologies at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show: including tires becoming more and more intelligent with the use of electronics embedded into the tire...

Volkswagen Cross Coupé with TDI plug-in hybrid Technology
Volkswagen Cross Coupé with TDI plug-in hybrid Technology
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Research – regardless of the area of research – always aims to identify solutions that point the way to the future. In December 2011, it was the Cross Coupé – a concept vehicle from Volkswagen ...

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Audi Visions OLED Technology
Audi Visions OLED Technology
Written By: AUDI AG

The ‘tunnel of light’ in the basement of the Audi Electronics Center in Ingolstadt is a rather dark place – until it comes to casting light on the situation...

Audi brings the quattro back to the race track
Audi brings the quattro back to the race track
Written By: AUDI AG

Motor sport is used yet again by AUDI AG to pioneer new technology: the brand with the four ring’s new Le Mans race car is the world’s first LMP1 car to combine a highly-efficient TDI with a hybrid system...

Audi Announces U.S. Introduction of A3 e-tron Electric Vehicle Pilot Program
Audi Announces U.S. Introduction of A3 e-tron Electric Vehicle Pilot Program
Written By: Audi of America

Audi today announced the battery-electric Audi A3 e-tron pilot program in the U.S. to define a progressive e-mobility driver experience for premium car buyers...

Volvo Car Corporation partner in development of smart charging concept for electric cars
Volvo Car Corporation partner in development of smart charging concept for electric cars
Written By: Volvo of North America

Volvo Car Corporation's focus on connectivity technology also includes smart features for charging of electric vehicles....

BMW 3 Series operates using advanced thermal management climate control
BMW 3 Series operates using advanced thermal management climate control
Written By: BMW Group USA

Increased interior comfort thanks to improved air quality, better fuel economy through intelligent control....

Volkswagen introduces the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB)
Volkswagen introduces the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB)
Written By: Volkswagen AG

This year, Volkswagen Group will be introducing the Modular Transverse Matrix – the German acronym is MQB – for the Volkswagen, Audi, ŠKODA and SEAT brands...

BMW Delivers First All-Electric ActiveE in the US
BMW Delivers First All-Electric ActiveE in the US
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW today delivered the first all-electric ActiveE in the US and began the next chapter in its electromobility strategy. Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO of BMW of North America presented the keys to a BMW ActiveE ...

Audi at the CES 2012 in Las Vegas
Audi at the CES 2012 in Las Vegas
Written By: Audi of America

Audi is extending its leadership in the area of automotive electronics with a spectacular range of innovations. The company is now presenting its current and future solutions at the Consumer Electronics Show ...

Volkswagen unveils the 2013 Jetta Hybrid
Volkswagen unveils the 2013 Jetta Hybrid
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

The new Jetta Hybrid offers the best of all worlds, marrying performance and engaging handling with miserly combined fuel economy...

Video - World premiere of the Volkswagen E-Bugster at Detriot – an electrified Beetle!
Video - World premiere of the Volkswagen E-Bugster at Detriot – an electrified Beetle!
Written By: Volkswagen AG

For many people, it is the most congenial car of a new era: The Beetle! The successor to an automotive icon. Its world premiere took place in April 2011 in New York, and it was launched on the market in October...

Video - 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Active Control Systems
Video - 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Active Control Systems
Written By: Porsche AG

Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) in the new 911 Carrera ensures yet further enhanced agility. This system comprises a rear differential lock and variable torque distribution to the rear axle...

Mercedes-Benz USA Showcases New Technologies and Visions for the Future of Driving at CES
Mercedes-Benz USA Showcases New Technologies and Visions for the Future of Driving at CES
Written By: Mercedes-Benz USA

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) and parent company Daimler AG will showcase vehicle technology of today, tomorrow and the future at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas from Jan. 10-13....

Never lose sight of driving fun - thanks to the new functions from MINI Connected
Never lose sight of driving fun - thanks to the new functions from MINI Connected
Written By: MINI USA

The Driving Excitement app from MINI Connected displays sports instruments, car analysis and acceleration data on the on-board monitor....

Audi researching production of electrical energy storage devices
Audi researching production of electrical energy storage devices
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi is continuing to step up its activities in the field of electric mobility. Today the car manufacturer is launching the eProduction research project together with selected partners...

BorgWarner BERU Systems to supply innovative spark plug design for new Audi engine
BorgWarner BERU Systems to supply innovative spark plug design for new Audi engine
Written By: BorgWarner

New Spark Plugs with Innovative High-Voltage Connection Optimize Combustion for Compact Plug Top Ignition Coils...

MINI Motoring discovers the fun In sharing the Road Less Traveled
MINI Motoring discovers the fun In sharing the Road Less Traveled
Written By: MINI USA

All-New Mobile App Connects MINI Driving Passion with MINI Financial Services Accounts to Earn Points and Win Rewards...

Slaby-Beringer electric car innovative and revolutionary in its day
Slaby-Beringer electric car innovative and revolutionary in its day
Written By: AUDI AG

The Slaby-Beringer electric car, which appeared in 1919, was both innovative and revolutionary. This also applies to the new Audi urban concept, which interprets “electric mobility” ...

BorgWarner BERU Systems Tire Safety System Enhances Safety in the VW Passat
BorgWarner BERU Systems Tire Safety System Enhances Safety in the VW Passat
Written By: BorgWarner

New Slim Tire Safety System (TSS) Alerts Drivers to Loss of Tire Pressure for Increased Safety and Better Fuel Economy...

BMW Head-Up Display precision technology as featured in a fighter jet
BMW Head-Up Display precision technology as featured in a fighter jet
Written By: BMW Group

This system was initially developed for aviation and is now making a decisive contribution towards driving safety....

Dynamic, efficient and innovative: the new BMW ActiveHybrid 3
Dynamic, efficient and innovative: the new BMW ActiveHybrid 3
Written By: BMW Group

In autumn 2012 a sensational new model will join the BMW 3 Series. In the new ActiveHybrid 3 – the world’s first hybrid at the premium end of the sports sedan class – the innovative BMW ActiveHybrid powertrain technology ...

CPT developing powerful 48 volt electric supercharger for micro mild hybrids
CPT developing powerful 48 volt electric supercharger for micro mild hybrids
Written By: Controlled Power Technologies

Developed for a new generation of micro mild hybrid vehicles, Controlled Power Technologies’ innovative application of switched reluctance motor technology for existing 12 and 24 volt systems ...

2012 BMW M5 Engine, Transmission, and Drivetrain Technology
2012 BMW M5 Engine, Transmission, and Drivetrain Technology
Written By: BMW Group

BMW M high-performance engine: high-revving 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo package – consisting of Twin Scroll Twin Turbo technology, cross-bank exhaust manifold, High Precision Direct Petrol Injection and VALVETRONIC fully variable valve contro...

Porsche inaugurates new paint shop in Zuffenhausen
Porsche inaugurates new paint shop in Zuffenhausen
Written By: Porsche AG

The opening of the new paint shop marks a new milestone for Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, in the modernization of its traditional Zuffenhausen location...

2012 Audi A6 Strives to Make the Road a More Intelligent Place
2012 Audi A6 Strives to Make the Road a More Intelligent Place
Written By: Audi of America

Audi of America announces a new campaign for the 2012 Audi A6 that creatively puts focus on the increasingly challenging road conditions American drivers face today. The message for the all-new Audi A6 centers ...

New Audi 4.0 TFSI overview
New Audi 4.0 TFSI overview
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi is expanding its engine lineup with a new, high-performance gasoline engine. The 4.0 TFSI, which is used in slightly different configurations in the S6, S6 Avant, S7 Sportback and S8...

Video - The Audi urban concept
Video - The Audi urban concept
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi is breaking new ground: The Audi urban concept technology study is a 1+1 vehicle for urban and metropolitan areas. The electric powered show car has four wheels, but does not fit into any current automobile category...

Video - New Volkswagen 1.4 TSI Engine with cylinder shut-off technology
Video - New Volkswagen 1.4 TSI Engine with cylinder shut-off technology
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen continues to make great strides in improving the fuel economy of its vehicle models. The latest efficiency technology is cylinder shut-off – it will debut in the new 1.4 TSI in early 2012....

Volkswagen NILS - single-seat electric concept vehicle
Volkswagen NILS - single-seat electric concept vehicle
Written By: Volkswagen AG

NILS, a single-seat electric concept vehicle that offers a glimpse of a new form of minimalist mobility, has been unveiled ahead of its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month...

BMW EfficientDynamics looking for the next gram
BMW EfficientDynamics looking for the next gram
Written By: BMW Group USA

Even the most efficient internal combustion engine can only convert about one-third of the energy derived from fossil fuels into the mechanical kinetic energy needed to power a motor vehicle. ...

Liquid Black finish from Zircotec recreates Jaguar factory finish and also reduces under hood heat
Liquid Black finish from Zircotec recreates Jaguar factory finish and also reduces under hood heat
Written By: Zircotec

First glossy black ’enamel-like’ ceramic coating provides period finish for Jaguar and classic car cast manifolds...

Volvo Car Corporation introduces start/stop technology in cars with automatic gearbox
Volvo Car Corporation introduces start/stop technology in cars with automatic gearbox
Written By: Volvo Car Corporation

Volvo Car Corporation now makes it possible for customers to combine fuel-cutting start/stop technology with an automatic gearbox....

Yokohama Orange Oil Tire Technology at the Museum of Science in Boston
Yokohama Orange Oil Tire Technology at the Museum of Science in Boston
Written By: Yokohama Tire Corporation

Two-year exhibit starts in fall 2011 and will feature BluEarth-1™, Yokohama’s next generation eco-friendly tire that utilizes oil from orange peels to reduce use of petroleum...

New Goodyear Innovation Could Make Tire Pumps Obsolete
New Goodyear Innovation Could Make Tire Pumps Obsolete
Written By: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co

The days of manually adding air to under-inflated tires could be a distant memory thanks to a new innovation under development in laboratories at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company....

Innovation engine the new Audi 1.8 TFSI
Innovation engine the new Audi 1.8 TFSI
Written By: AUDI AG

The engines in the updated A5 family set new standards for sportiness and efficiency. Even the base engine, the completely redesigned 1.8 TFSI, showcases the full extent of Audi’s technological competence. ...

Fun With Eight, Economy With Four: New V8 Engine - Made by AMG
Fun With Eight, Economy With Four: New V8 Engine - Made by AMG
Written By: Mercedes-Benz USA

Mercedes-AMG has developed a new 5.5-liter V8 engine which combines powerful eight-cylinder performance with the economical fuel consumption of a four-cylinder. This unrivalled efficiency is achieved thanks to the AMG Cylinder Management cylinder shut-off system ...

Zircotec Exhaust Coating cools Aston Martin V12 Zagatos at arduous Nürburgring 24 Hours
Zircotec Exhaust Coating cools Aston Martin V12 Zagatos at arduous Nürburgring 24 Hours
Written By: Zircotec

Formula One ceramic based coatings used on exhaust manifolds ensure lower underbonnet and cockpit temperatures for new Aston Martin. ...

Driving without a Driver – Volkswagen presents the Temporary Auto Pilot
Driving without a Driver – Volkswagen presents the Temporary Auto Pilot
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Leohold: “An important milestone on the path towards fully automatic and accident-free driving.”...

Video - Audi Q5 hybrid quattro the perfect combination of power and efficiency
Video - Audi Q5 hybrid quattro the perfect combination of power and efficiency
Written By: AUDI AG

The Audi Q5 hybrid quattro combines the performance of a six-cylinder with the fuel economy of a four-cylinder. The highly variable interior offers plenty of room for recreation and family. The vehicle is powered by a 2.0 TFSI producing ...

Video - Volvo Car Corporation tests flywheel technology cuts fuel consumption with up to 20 percent
Video - Volvo Car Corporation tests flywheel technology cuts fuel consumption with up to 20 percent
Written By: Volvo Car Corporation

A light, cheap and very eco-efficient solution that makes a four-cylinder engine feel like a six at the same time as fuel consumption drops with up to 20 percent. This autumn, Volvo Car Corporation will be one of the world's first car makers to test the potential of flywheel technology ...

Design award and top positions for Volvo Car Corporation at Michelin Challenge Bibendum
Design award and top positions for Volvo Car Corporation at Michelin Challenge Bibendum
Written By: Volvo Car Corporation

All of Volvo Car Corporation's three cars the 11th Michelin Challenge Bibendum in Berlin achieved top results in the international sustainability event....

Video - BMW 328 Hommage
Video - BMW 328 Hommage
Written By: BMW Group

The BMW 328 is considered the most successful and best-looking sports car of the 1930s. The BMW 328’s success was the result of its design parameters – through the use of systematic lightweight construction, aerodynamic lines, optimum engine types and outstanding suspension ...

Audi wins honors at the 2011 Michelin Challenge Bibendum
Audi wins honors at the 2011 Michelin Challenge Bibendum
Written By: AUDI AG

“Clean, safe, connected” was the motto for the eleventh Michelin Challenge Bibendum held in Berlin from May 18 – 22. Audi was there with technologies and products in keeping with this motto. Exciting exhibits at the trade show booth presented Audi balanced mobility...

Boxster E prototypes attract many prospective customers
Boxster E prototypes attract many prospective customers
Written By: Porsche AG

The two Boxster E prototypes which Porsche showed off at the Michelin Challenge Bibendum in Berlin last week have proved to be a real attraction to the public. At this forum for sustainable mobility...

Video - Audi Sport Differential Technology
Video - Audi Sport Differential Technology
Written By: AUDI AG

The self-locking center differential in the classic quattro drivetrain does an excellent job of distributing the power between the axles. To make driving even more dynamic, Audi introduced an additional component in the dynamic S4 Sedan ...

Audi wins International Engine of the Year Award 2011 for 2.5-liter TFSI
Audi wins International Engine of the Year Award 2011 for 2.5-liter TFSI
Written By: AUDI AG

A jury of 76 motoring journalists from around the world has voted the Audi 2.5-liter TFSI as the “International Engine of the Year 2011” in the 2-liter to 2.5-liter category. This engine therefore retains the award that it won last year. ...

Video - Audi Supercharger Technology
Video - Audi Supercharger Technology
Written By: AUDI AG

Alongside exhaust gas turbochargers, Audi also makes use of superchargers to boost its engines. A supercharger is used in the 3.0 TFSI. The high-efficiency mechanical charger is situated in the 90-degree V formed by the cylinder banks ...

Video - Audi dual clutch transmission technology
Video - Audi dual clutch transmission technology
Written By: AUDI AG

The S tronic dual-clutch transmission is a successful technology. It combines the convenience of an automatic with the efficiency of a manual transmission, while adding its own dynamic touch. Throughout much of the model line-up – from the A1 to the A7 Sportback ...

Video - Audi turbochargers with variable turbine geometry
Video - Audi turbochargers with variable turbine geometry
Written By: AUDI AG

In all TDI engines from Audi, the turbochargers have variable turbine geometry on the exhaust side. Variable turbine geometry (VTG) technology builds up torque smoothly and without delay, even at low engine speeds. ...

Audi balanced mobility – The route to CO2-neutral mobility
Audi balanced mobility – The route to CO2-neutral mobility
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi is blazing utterly new trails to shape the future. Under the motto of “Audi balanced mobility,” the company wants to realize a considerable goal: a neutral CO2 balance across the entire mobility chain. ...

Video - Audi R8 e-tron a look inside the development workshop
Video - Audi R8 e-tron a look inside the development workshop
Written By: AUDI AG

The first all-electric Audi will be built at the Neckarsulm site, with a small production run of the R8 e-tron sports car to hit the roads in late 2012. quattro GmbH is currently building the first technology platform for the electric model at the Neckarsulm plant...

Volkswagen steps up its use of plug-in hybrid technology
Volkswagen steps up its use of plug-in hybrid technology
Written By: Volkswagen AG

At the Vienna Motor Symposium, the Chairman of the Volkswagen Group, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, announced that the Volkswagen Group will be going into production with a range of important models with plug-in hybrid technology ...

Video - Jaguar to build C-X75 Hybrid Supercar
Video - Jaguar to build C-X75 Hybrid Supercar
Written By: Jaguar USA

Jaguar C-X75 will become the British marquee's most advanced model to date. It will offer performance on a par with the fastest production cars on the market, while adopting cutting-edge technology that offers remarkably economical running. ...

Audi R18 TDI Advantage through LED technology
Audi R18 TDI Advantage through LED technology
Written By: AUDI AG

Always be at least one step ahead of the opposition - this is Audi’s motto. This is exactly how the Four Rings brand presented the Audi R18 TDI - the first Le Mans sports car featuring headlights comprising entirely of light emitting diodes. ...

Volkswagen Group Electronics Research Laboratory Celebrates New Silicon Valley Location
Volkswagen Group Electronics Research Laboratory Celebrates New Silicon Valley Location
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

Thanks to cutting-edge research being conducted at the Volkswagen Group Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL), tomorrow’s drivers may be able to interact with their cars more easily. Future drivers’ cars may be able to process information and provide guidance on how to spend less time in traffic...

BMW Ranks 4th on EPA’s Top 20 Green Power Partners for On-Site Power Generation
BMW Ranks 4th on EPA’s Top 20 Green Power Partners for On-Site Power Generation
Written By: BMW Group

BMW South Carolina plant has increased its ranking to No. 4 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA's) Top 20 On-site Generation list of the largest green power users. In 2010, through BMW’s on-site landfill gas energy system, the company generated nearly 62 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) o...

Pandora Now Available for Model Year 2011 BMW Vehicles
Pandora Now Available for Model Year 2011 BMW Vehicles
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW of North America announced today that the free Pandora® internet radio iPhone app, the first third party app approved for the new BMW Apps feature, is now live and available for download ...

Audi relying on ultra lightweight technology for Le Mans
Audi relying on ultra lightweight technology for Le Mans
Written By: AUDI AG

Lightweight design expertise expressed visually: This is the principle under which Audi enters the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans this year. The three Audi R18 TDI cars, which join the grid for the French endurance classic ...

Volvo Car Corporation presents Concept Universe: A luxury Volvo for China and the world
Volvo Car Corporation presents Concept Universe: A luxury Volvo for China and the world
Written By: Volvo Car Corporation

At the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2011, Volvo Car Corporation visualizes a masterpiece of Scandinavian Design for car buyers with exquisite tastes....

Video - Concentrated technical expertise the Audi A3 e-tron concept
Video - Concentrated technical expertise the Audi A3 e-tron concept
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi is set to unveil an attractive technical study – the A3 e-tron concept – in Shanghai. The four-seat notchback sedan integrates the full breadth of the brand’s technological expertise – from the enhanced MMI operating system, ...

Auto Shanghai 2011: BMW Brilliance Automotive presents prototype of a plug-in hybrid sedan
Auto Shanghai 2011: BMW Brilliance Automotive presents prototype of a plug-in hybrid sedan
Written By: BMW Group USA

In the run-up to the international automobile trade show Auto Shanghai 2011, BMW Brilliance Automotive presents the concept of a premium-segment plug-in hybrid sedan. ...

Video - BMW new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder offers performance of a six
Video - BMW new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder offers performance of a six
Written By: BMW Group USA

The new 2.0-liter engine internal code name N20, combines the latest twin-scroll turbocharging technology, high-pressure direct-injection and BMW’s VALVETRONIC intake control. The result is a four cylinder engine that offers more power and torque than BMW’s naturally aspirated 3.0-liter inline six....

Video - The Volvo C30 Electric tested in rough winter conditions
Video - The Volvo C30 Electric tested in rough winter conditions
Written By: Volvo of North America

The Volvo C30 Electric has been exposed to rough winter conditions in order to ensure that the battery-powered car runs smoothly in temperatures as low as -20° Celsius....

BRABUS S-Class iBusiness 2.0 with the New Apple iPad 2
BRABUS S-Class iBusiness 2.0 with the New Apple iPad 2
Written By: BRABUS

BRABUS “iBusiness 2.0:” Under this motto BRABUS is the first company worldwide to develop a multimedia system based on the new Apple iPad 2. The tablet computer, integrated into the rear compartment of the Mercedes S-Class, controls on-board entertainment and the high-speed Internet connection: ...

Porsche's Plug-in Hybrid 918 Spyder Goes From Dream to Reality
Porsche's Plug-in Hybrid 918 Spyder Goes From Dream to Reality
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Now available for ordering, the 918 Spyder will feature cutting-edge plug-in hybrid technology and stunning performance, forever changing the future of the super sports car...

Audi Names T-Mobile as the Wireless Carrier for Advanced Audi Connect Systems in the U.S.
Audi Names T-Mobile as the Wireless Carrier for Advanced Audi Connect Systems in the U.S.
Written By: AUDI AG

Customers to Tap Voice-activated Google Earth™, Obtain Real-time Traffic, Fuel Price and Weather Information, and Access Mobile Wi-Fi HotSpot...

Porsche Takes on Nurburgring 24 with An Even More Efficient 911 GT3 R Hybrid
Porsche Takes on Nurburgring 24 with An Even More Efficient 911 GT3 R Hybrid
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Porsche AG will enter the Nürburgring 24 hour race on June 25, 2011, with a more advanced version of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. The priority for this latest edition was improvement of efficiency through the targeted optimization of hybrid components, which also resulted in a 20 percent weight red...

Lotus Engineering Unveils Supercharged Production Range Extender
Lotus Engineering Unveils Supercharged Production Range Extender
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

The production Lotus Range Extender is an extremely compact, lightweight, low-cost engine and generator, designed specifically for hybrid electric vehicles. The initial concept engine was fitted to the Jaguar Limo Green research vehicle and this new version has been redesigned by Lotus Engineering a...

Saab IQon - Open Innovation in Car Infotainment
Saab IQon - Open Innovation in Car Infotainment
Written By: Saab Automotive

Saab Automobile is changing the auto industry infotainment landscape by engaging external partners in ‘open innovation’ for the development of its new IQon infotainment concept, using Google’s Android operating system....

30 years of carbon fiber innovation as McLaren unites John Watson with the MP4-12C
30 years of carbon fiber innovation as McLaren unites John Watson with the MP4-12C
Written By: McLaren Automotive

McLaren is a carbon pioneer. On March 5, 1981 McLaren Racing introduced the carbon monocoque to Formula 1 in the McLaren MP4/1: it offered an unbeatable combination of strength and lightness. It had an immediate dynamic impact, with John Watson winning the 1981 British Grand Prix at Silverstone...

Video - Send Destinations On-the-Go with Mercedes-Benz mbrace™
Video - Send Destinations On-the-Go with Mercedes-Benz mbrace™
Written By: Mercedes-Benz USA

New service adds innovative ways to interact with the vehicle and expands mbrace communication to "friends" and "family" ...

Axeon powers luxury saloon with the world's most powerful electric car battery
Axeon powers luxury saloon with the world's most powerful electric car battery
Written By: Axeon

A specially designed battery system – the largest ever for a passenger car – produced by Axeon, Europe’s leading independent lithium ion battery designer and manufacturer, will power 102EX, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Experimental Electric which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this week....

Audi Urban Mobility technology demonstrator operates with no-one at the wheel
Audi Urban Mobility technology demonstrator operates with no-one at the wheel
Written By: AUDI AG

With the technology demonstrator from the “Audi Urban Mobility” research project, Audi proves that a car can perform maneuvers safely, even without the driver. At the Volkswagen Group’s event on the evening before the Geneva Motor Show, the technology demonstrator based on the Audi TTS drove indepen...

Video - Sensational Porsche World Premiere in Geneva
Video - Sensational Porsche World Premiere in Geneva
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Porsche presents first functional, full hybrid car in the world, the 'Semper Vivus', 111 years after its World Premiere in 1900 ...

Lamborghini makes no compromises in the engineering and construction
Lamborghini makes no compromises in the engineering and construction
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

Lamborghini’s Geneva motor show launch of its Murciélago replacement promises an extraordinary new technology-driven super sports car. One significant feature will be the extensive use of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) technology throughout the car, and in particular, in the entirely carbon ...

Has the time come , are the super rich and powerful willing to go electric?
Has the time come , are the super rich and powerful willing to go electric?
Written By: Rolls Royce Motor Cars

At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show on March 1st, Rolls-Royce Motors Cars will unveil the world first battery powered ultra luxurious 102EX, better known as the Phantom Experimental Electric (EE). The 102EX for Rolls Royce is only an exploration into alternative drivetrain technology with no current plan...

Video - The 2011 Panamera S Hybrid is the most fuel efficient Porsche of all time
Video - The 2011 Panamera S Hybrid is the most fuel efficient Porsche of all time
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Debuting later this year, Porsche will unveil its second production hybrid model, the Panamera S Hybrid, adding another chapter to its Porsche Intelligent Performance development philosophy. Without sacrificing sportiness or elegance, this new Panamera model produces 380 horsepower with fuel consump...

Audi A8 with broadband Internet connection
Audi A8 with broadband Internet connection
Written By: Audi of America

Audi unveils an A8 wired for broadband with LTE technology. Developed in collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent, the car’s mobile broadband connection can transfer data faster than conventional 3G-technology and modern DSL connections....

High-security version of the Audi A8 soon to be launched
High-security version of the Audi A8 soon to be launched
Written By: AUDI AG

Audi is introducing a new, exclusive model – the A8 L Security. The long-wheelbase high-security version of the A8 meets the strictest guidelines in force for civilian vehicles, with a host of special security features available in addition to its heavy armoring. At sales launch Audi will offer the ...

Lamborghini makes no compromises in the engineering and construction of the Murciélago replacement
Lamborghini makes no compromises in the engineering and construction of the Murciélago replacement
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

Lamborghini’s Geneva motor show launch of its Murciélago replacement promises an extraordinary new technology-driven super sports car. One significant feature will be the extensive use of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) technology throughout the car, and in particular, in the entirely carbon ...

Video - BMW ActiveE Electric Vehicle
Video - BMW ActiveE Electric Vehicle
Written By: BMW Group USA

The introduction of the BMW ActiveE marks the launch of the second phase of the BMW Group’s electro-mobility development strategy. Like the MINI E before it, the BMW ActiveE will be available for lease in select markets beginning in Fall 2011....

New BMW X1 xDrive28i’s reveals the latest  iteration of TwinPower Turbo technology
New BMW X1 xDrive28i’s reveals the latest iteration of TwinPower Turbo technology
Written By: BMW Group

BMW X1 model offers sporty power delivery of a kind that was previously confined to six-cylinder engines – but combines it with outstanding fuel consumption and emissions performance. It’s all down to the latest-generation 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, which sets new standards with its var...

The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid - another world-first from Volvo Car Corporation
The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid - another world-first from Volvo Car Corporation
Written By: Volvo Car Corporation

At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Volvo Cars will be unveiling the V60 Plug-in Hybrid - a virtually production-ready car with carbon dioxide emissions below 50 g/km, which translates into fuel consumption at 1.9 l/100 km....

Video - Vision becomes reality –  Volkswagen XL1 prototype consumes just 0.9 l/100 km!
Video - Vision becomes reality – Volkswagen XL1 prototype consumes just 0.9 l/100 km!
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Future mobility is one of the most stimulating topics of our time. The key question here: Just how much could the energy consumption of cars be reduced if all the stops were pulled out for efficiency? There is now an answer to this question, and Volkswagen is delivering it in the form of the new XL1...

Murciélago successor introduces pushrod suspensions in series production for the first time
Murciélago successor introduces pushrod suspensions in series production for the first time
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

The new Lamborghini V12 super sports car which will debut at the upcoming Geneva motorshow will feature an innovative and highly sophisticated suspension concept. The pushrod spring and damper concept was inspired by Formula 1 and tuned perfectly to meet the needs of a high-performance road-going ve...

New BMW Documentaries Franchise to Kick-Off Unique Project Dedicated to the Future of Mobility
New BMW Documentaries Franchise to Kick-Off Unique Project Dedicated to the Future of Mobility
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW of North America announced today a four-part documentary series entitled “Wherever You Want To Go: Four Films about the Future of Mobility”, which is intended to create a broader conversation about the future of mobility and to challenge existing consumer mindsets. ...

Video - 30 years of success – Audi is further expanding quattro technology
Video - 30 years of success – Audi is further expanding quattro technology
Written By: AUDI AG

More traction, more driving safety, more driving pleasure – the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system has been a successful technology for over 30 years and an Audi cornerstone. Now Audi is making it even better – with new models and new approaches to the technology. ...

Video - World premiere in Detroit: Porsche 918 RSR mid-engine coupe as a technology test bed
Video - World premiere in Detroit: Porsche 918 RSR mid-engine coupe as a technology test bed
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is continuing to extend its performance and high efficiency competence via intensive development work in the field of hybrid technology. With the Porsche 918 RSR, the manufacturer of sporty premium vehicles is presenting a high-end synthesis of 2010's successf...

Send Destinations On-the-Go with Mercedes-Benz mbrace ™
Send Destinations On-the-Go with Mercedes-Benz mbrace ™
Written By: Mercedes-Benz USA

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) announces a new mbrace™ service planned to launch in early 2011. Developed by its partner, Hughes Telematics, Inc. ("HTI"), (OTCBB: HUTC and HUTCW), the new feature allows customers to safely and conveniently send destinations to their Mercedes-Benz in-vehicle navigation sy...

MINI USA announces its first partnership to develop third-party Apps for MINI Connected
MINI USA announces its first partnership to develop third-party Apps for MINI Connected
Written By: MINI USA

MINI USA announces that the company is collaborating with Pandora to develop the first third party app for MINI Connected. Upon completion, Pandora internet radio will be available at no charge and allow customers to access and control Pandora through the existing MINI Connected system....

Audi at CES: Connectivity Leader of the Digital Revolution in the Automobile
Audi at CES: Connectivity Leader of the Digital Revolution in the Automobile
Written By: Audi of America

Audi is hard at work on electronics systems for the automotive world of tomorrow: At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place January 6–9, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Brand with the Four Rings is setting off a veritable fireworks display of innovative ideas....

Aston Martin announce release of new iPhone App
Aston Martin announce release of new iPhone App
Written By: Aston Martin

Developed with the same ethos with which Aston Martin design and engineer their cutting edge race and road going cars, the British marquee announces the launch of its new iPhone app...

Volkswagen expands HD Radio technology product offering in 2012 vehicle line up
Volkswagen expands HD Radio technology product offering in 2012 vehicle line up
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

Model year 2012 cars equipped with VW's Premium VIII radio will be equipped with HD Radio Technology as standard equipment....

Mercedes-Benz New Spotlight Function for Active Night View Assist Plus
Mercedes-Benz New Spotlight Function for Active Night View Assist Plus
Written By: Mercedes-Benz USA

The ability to detect pedestrians on the road and highlight them on the display in the instrument cluster to warn the driver has been a feature of the Active Night View Assist Plus since 2009. ...

New Volvo On Call ® Application Extends Reach of Roadside Assistance to iPhone ® Users
New Volvo On Call ® Application Extends Reach of Roadside Assistance to iPhone ® Users
Written By: Volvo of North America

In time for holiday travel, Volvo Cars of North America (VCNA) is introducing the free Volvo On Call...

If a tire is lacking air Continental’s Filling Assistant it reaches for the Phone
If a tire is lacking air Continental’s Filling Assistant it reaches for the Phone
Written By: Continental USA

Continental’s tire pressure monitoring system will soon be able to report to smart phones....

Video - 2012 Audi A6 Hybrid Sedan
Video - 2012 Audi A6 Hybrid Sedan
Written By: Audi of America

Audi will begin series production of the A6 hybrid...

Video - Mercedes-Benz brings fuel-cell electric vehicles to the U.S.
Video - Mercedes-Benz brings fuel-cell electric vehicles to the U.S.
Written By: Mercedes-Benz USA

Mercedes-Benz is presenting the new B-Class F-CELL, the first series production fuel-cell powered electric vehicle available in the U.S....

Video - MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport - The Essence of High Performance
Video - MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport - The Essence of High Performance
Written By: Michelin North America

Designed for the sportiest series-produced cars as well as for vehicles specially tuned for ultra-high performance...

Video - Global Debut of CLS63 AMG and Fuel Cell-Powered F-CELL Share the Spotlight
Video - Global Debut of CLS63 AMG and Fuel Cell-Powered F-CELL Share the Spotlight
Written By: Mercedes-Benz USA

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG four-door coupe will make its world debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show...

Mercedes-Benz ATTENTION ASSIST Helps Alert Drivers of Drowsiness
Mercedes-Benz ATTENTION ASSIST Helps Alert Drivers of Drowsiness
Written By: Mercedes-Benz USA

According to a study released today by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 41 percent of drivers admit to having fallen asleep at the wheel at some point...

Video - The new Lamborghini twelve-cylinder and the new ISR transmission - Short Version
Video - The new Lamborghini twelve-cylinder and the new ISR transmission - Short Version
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

A milestone in the history of Lamborghini: The new twelve-cylinder and the new ISR transmission – Innovative technologies for a unique powertrain ...

Video - Volkswagen Golf Blue e-motion to be driven for the first time at the Los Angeles Auto Show
Video - Volkswagen Golf Blue e-motion to be driven for the first time at the Los Angeles Auto Show
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

Volkswagen’s Popular Golf Goes Electric; Zero-Emission Golf blue-e-motion available in 2013 ...

Audi introduces iPhone CarMonitor App
Audi introduces iPhone CarMonitor App
Written By: Audi of America

Audi owners with an Apple iPhone will soon to be able to download an application that will monitor, analyze and store key performance characteristics...

Video - BMW Manufacturing Introduces Hydrogen Fuel Cell Material Handling Equipment
Video - BMW Manufacturing Introduces Hydrogen Fuel Cell Material Handling Equipment
Written By: BMW Group USA

Company’s Commitment to Sustainability Also Focused on Facilities...

Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. and Callaway Golf Company form a strategic partnership
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. and Callaway Golf Company form a strategic partnership
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

Alliance Links R&D Teams of Legendary Italian Automaker and Foremost Golf Equipment Manufacturer,Forged Composite™ Introduced as Partnership’s First Collaborative and Groundbreaking Material....

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

An extreme lightweight in carbon fiber for sensational performance and handling...

State of California Recognizes Lotus as Expert in Lightweight Vehicles
State of California Recognizes Lotus as Expert in Lightweight Vehicles
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

The State of California awards $2 million research program to Lotus Engineering for a study into efficient, lightweight cars of the future....

Video - Green Light for Series Development of The 918 Spyder
Video - Green Light for Series Development of The 918 Spyder
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Decision Made Today by the Porsche Supervisory Board...

Volkswagen presents worldwide research alliance on electric mobility
Volkswagen presents worldwide research alliance on electric mobility
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

Volkswagen Group is invests over five billion Euros a year in research and development; 23,000 employees are active in this area worldwide...

Mercedes-Benz Debuts New Active Safety Technology 2011 CL-Class Showcases Corrective Braking
Mercedes-Benz Debuts New Active Safety Technology 2011 CL-Class Showcases Corrective Braking
Written By: Mercedes-Benz AG

The restyled CL-Class boasts two new safety features based on state-of-the-art radar, camera and sensor technology....

Lamborghini announces new center for carbon fiber research in Sant’Agata Bolognese
Lamborghini announces new center for carbon fiber research in Sant’Agata Bolognese
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. announces a new Advanced Composites Research Center (ACRC) at its headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese...

BMW Group supports new iPod Out feature for iPhone and iPod touch
BMW Group supports new iPod Out feature for iPhone and iPod touch
Written By: BMW Group USA

Next generation of vehicle integration for iPhone and iPod touch enables use of the latest iPod music features in BMW and MINI vehicles....

SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers Breaks Ground in Moses Lake, Washington
SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers Breaks Ground in Moses Lake, Washington
Written By: BMW Group USA

Automotive Carbon Fibers – a joint venture of the BMW Group and SGL Group – broke ground today on the new greenfield carbon fiber ...

Video - Mercedes Benz SLS AMG E-CELL: the high-voltage gullwing
Video - Mercedes Benz SLS AMG E-CELL: the high-voltage gullwing
Written By: Mercedes-Benz AG

Mercedes-AMG is accepting the challenges of motoring of the future: the SLS AMG E-CELL is evidence of the state-of-the-art development of an exciting ...

Video - Mercedes Benz Active Blind Spot Assist
Video - Mercedes Benz Active Blind Spot Assist
Written By: Mercedes-Benz USA

Another innovation Mercedes-Benz offers is Active Blind Spot Assist, a system that makes use of a multi-stage warning concept. ...

Video - 2011 Mercedes Benz Active Lane Keeping Assist
Video - 2011 Mercedes Benz Active Lane Keeping Assist
Written By: Mercedes-Benz USA

Active Lane Keeping Assist is a new safety feature making its debut on the CL-Class as part of the optional Driver Assistance Package...

Lotus Range Extender Engine set for production
Lotus Range Extender Engine set for production
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

A collaboration between Lotus Engineering and Fagor Ederlan will develop the Lotus Range Extender Engine for series production....

Video - New look, reaffirmed mission for Autonomous Audi TTS Pikes Peak
Video - New look, reaffirmed mission for Autonomous Audi TTS Pikes Peak
Written By: Audi of America

Audi today launched a bold new design for the Pikes Peak Autonomous Audi TTS, as research surrounding the car...

Audi researching technologies for active safety
Audi researching technologies for active safety
Written By: Audi of America

Employees of the Audi Driver Assistance Systems project house and Audi Electronics Venture GmbH are presenting three projects...

Audi e-tron at 24 Hours of Le Mans
Audi e-tron at 24 Hours of Le Mans
Written By: Audi of America

Audi presents an Audi e-tron technology platform based on the R8 at the most important sports car race of the year....

New approaches to perfect sound – Hi-fi expertise at Audi
New approaches to perfect sound – Hi-fi expertise at Audi
Written By: Audi of America

High-end quality for listening pleasure is a field of technology that is becoming increasingly important. Audi is taking the lead in the advancement ...

BMW extends office functions to include incoming e-mail with voice output
BMW extends office functions to include incoming e-mail with voice output
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW ConnectedDrive enables innovative incorporation of BlackBerry smartphones via Bluetooth - an internationally unique function available for all BMW models from autumn 2010....

Video - Audi and Google are winning combination at Telematics Awards 2010
Video - Audi and Google are winning combination at Telematics Awards 2010
Written By: Audi of America

Audi and Google have been named as the winners of the “Best Embedded Telematics Navigation Product” award at the Telematics Awards 2010...

Yokohama Adds Orange Oil-Infused Race Tires to Pikes Peak Electric Buggy
Yokohama Adds Orange Oil-Infused Race Tires to Pikes Peak Electric Buggy
Written By: Yokohama Tire Corporation

EV buggy to tackle famous “Race to the Clouds” on ADVAN® ENV-R2™ slicks, the world’s only eco-friendly race tire which cuts petroleum use by 20 percent...

Continental Forges Technology Alliance with Six Partners and Demonstrates AutoLinQ™ Apps
Continental Forges Technology Alliance with Six Partners and Demonstrates AutoLinQ™ Apps
Written By: Continental USA

Continental today announced AutoLinQ™ development alliances with technology partners including Deutsche Telekom, INRIX, Navigon...

BMW Wins Three Telematics Update Awards
BMW Wins Three Telematics Update Awards
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW ConnectedDrive receives critical acclaim for enhancements to safety, convenience....

BMW ActiveHybrid 7 Qualifies for $900 Tax Credit
BMW ActiveHybrid 7 Qualifies for $900 Tax Credit
Written By: BMW Group USA

The Internal Revenue Service today certified that the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 qualifies for up to a $900 tax credit ...

Carbo Tech has received the world's largest order for series-production carbon monocoques
Carbo Tech has received the world's largest order for series-production carbon monocoques
Written By: McLaren Automotive

Carbo Tech has received the world’s largest order for series-production carbon monocoques to be introduced on a range of high-performance sports cars from McLaren ...

Audi A8 – taking the fast lane onto the World Wide Web
Audi A8 – taking the fast lane onto the World Wide Web
Written By: Audi of America

The new Audi A8 is the first car in the world to offer an optional factory-installed WLAN hotspot for wireless Internet access...

Video -  Mercedes-Benz Automated driving proving method for state-of-the-art safety systems
Video - Mercedes-Benz Automated driving proving method for state-of-the-art safety systems
Written By: Mercedes-Benz USA

With an eye on future generations of assistance systems, Mercedes-Benz is the first vehicle maker worldwide to introduce an innovative proving method...

BMW Acoustics — intelligent solutions for more efficiency, comfort and dynamics.
BMW Acoustics — intelligent solutions for more efficiency, comfort and dynamics.
Written By: BMW Group USA

In order to be able to drive comfortably and efficiently at the same time, the developers look for solutions in acoustic lightweight construction with acoustically effective components...

Video - Volkswagen Milano Taxi Concept
Video - Volkswagen Milano Taxi Concept
Written By: Volkswagen AG

The two-tone paint of the concept car - green and black - is the Volkswagen brand’s tribute to the fashion metropolis of Milan. ...

Continental Introduces Fuel-Saving, All-Season ProContact With EcoPlus Technology
Continental Introduces Fuel-Saving, All-Season ProContact With EcoPlus Technology
Written By: Continental USA

Continental's all-season touring tire line designed to save on fuel costs, last longer and protect the environment without sacrificing performance....

Mercedes-Benz Innovative technology makes V8 engines economical and fit for the future
Mercedes-Benz Innovative technology makes V8 engines economical and fit for the future
Written By: Mercedes-Benz USA

Considerably less fuel consumption but a much higher output was the goal of the development work for the new Mercedes-Benz V-engine generation...

Lotus Engineering demonstrates the lightweight future of the passenger car
Lotus Engineering demonstrates the lightweight future of the passenger car
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

Lotus Engineering has conducted a study to develop a commercially viable mass reduction strategy for mainstream passenger vehicles...

31st International Vienna Motor Symposium: Volkswagen Presents New 3-cylinder Turbodiesel
31st International Vienna Motor Symposium: Volkswagen Presents New 3-cylinder Turbodiesel
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

Along with the presentation of a new 3-cylinder TDI, Volkswagen will be represented by a contingent of engine experts at the 31st International...

Video - Audi A1 e-tron
Video - Audi A1 e-tron
Written By: Audi of America

The Audi A1 e-tron is a Mega City Vehicle (MCV) with an innovative drive technology. It comes equipped with a powerful electric motor for zero-emission ...

Volkswagen presents Milano Taxi concept that is driven emissions-free
Volkswagen presents Milano Taxi concept that is driven emissions-free
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Electric cars that are driven emissions-free will revolutionize mobility over the mid-term, especially in urban areas....

Automobili Lamborghini showcases expertise in carbon-fiber at the world’s pre-eminent Composite Show
Automobili Lamborghini showcases expertise in carbon-fiber at the world’s pre-eminent Composite Show
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

Automobili Lamborghini is in Paris to showcase its leading expertise in the development and application of carbon-fiber technology ...

Video - MINI E Racei Green power through the Green Hell
Video - MINI E Racei Green power through the Green Hell
Written By: BMW Group

Taking on the infamous Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit at race speed with an electrically powered car is an ambitious project...

BMW Roadside Assistance Introduces Smartphone Application
BMW Roadside Assistance Introduces Smartphone Application
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW of North America, LLC today introduced a personalized smartphone application for its Roadside Assistance service in the United States. BMW Roadside ...

SGL Group and BMW Group: New Carbon Fiber Plant to be Built in Moses Lake, WA
SGL Group and BMW Group: New Carbon Fiber Plant to be Built in Moses Lake, WA
Written By: BMW Group USA

SGL Group and BMW Group jointly announced today at an event in Seattle that their joint venture, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers ...

Video - Porsche Provides a Glimpse Into The Future -- Hybrid Sporting Performance
Video - Porsche Provides a Glimpse Into The Future -- Hybrid Sporting Performance
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Porsche surprised car enthusiasts and automotive journalists around the world recently by unveiling not one but three new hybrids...

Video - Detlev von Platen President and CEO of Porsche NA discusses the latest PCNA technology
Video - Detlev von Platen President and CEO of Porsche NA discusses the latest PCNA technology
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Detlev von Platen, President and CEO, Porsche Cars, North America discusses new hybrid technology and Porsche's new intelligent performance at the 2010 New York Autoshow...

Video - Marc Lieb  Factory Driver and Engineer 911 GT3 R Hybrid
Video - Marc Lieb Factory Driver and Engineer 911 GT3 R Hybrid
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Marc Lieb Porsche Factory Driver and Engineer discuses the technology behind the 911 GT3 R Hybrid...

MINI takes automobile customization to the next level
MINI takes automobile customization to the next level
Written By: MINI USA

MINI, a leader in the manufacturing of customized vehicles in volume, is set to take automobile personalization to a whole new level with a revolutionary paint system ...

Controlled Power Technologies specializes  in CO2 reduction for the automotive industry
Controlled Power Technologies specializes in CO2 reduction for the automotive industry
Written By: Controlled Power Technologies

CPT’s engineering portfolio includes its award-winning SpeedStart technology, which can be cost-effectively applied to a wide range of gasoline and diesel engines....

McLaren Automotive putting MP4-12C in pole position with a carbon revolution
McLaren Automotive putting MP4-12C in pole position with a carbon revolution
Written By: McLaren Automotive

The latest plans for McLaren Automotive’s global launch of a range of high-performance sports cars were announced today (March 18) including performance data from recent testing programs,...

Yokohama Debuts 2nd Generation Orange Oil Eco Race Tire
Yokohama Debuts 2nd Generation Orange Oil Eco Race Tire
Written By: Yokohama Tire Corporation

A little more orange oil means a lot less petroleum, according to Yokohama Tire Corporation, which introduced its upgraded environmentally-sensitive ADVAN ® ENV-R2™ racing tire at a press conference today in Sebring, Florida...

Video - BMW Concept ActiveE: The next chapter in BMW’s project i Megacity Vehicle
Video - BMW Concept ActiveE: The next chapter in BMW’s project i Megacity Vehicle
Written By: BMW Group USA

Introducing the BMW Concept ActiveE, the latest electric vehicle project under BMW Group’s initiative to produce vehicles that explore solutions to minimize environmental impacts while preserving ...

Video - Mercedes Benz  ATTENTION ASSIST Cautions
Video - Mercedes Benz ATTENTION ASSIST Cautions "Time For A Rest?"
Written By: Mercedes-Benz USA

Among the many standard life-saving features on the new E-Class coupe is the innovative ATTENTION ASSIST system that can alert the driver to the first signs of drowsiness...

Video - Environmental commendation for Volkswagen’s TSI engines
Video - Environmental commendation for Volkswagen’s TSI engines
Written By: Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen’s TSI engines have been awarded the environmental commendation certified by TÜV Nord, following in the footsteps of the dual-clutch transmission DSG. ...

The efficiency standard - the Audi A8 hybrid
The efficiency standard - the Audi A8 hybrid
Written By: AUDI AG

Power like a big V6, fuel economy like a modest four-cylinder unit – Audi presents the A8 hybrid as a technology concept at the Geneva Motor Show. Its two propulsion units – a 2.0 TFSI and an electric motor – develop a total output of 180 kW (245 hp)...

Video - Audi  Q7 TDI features a SCR catalytic converter for reducing nitrogen oxide levels
Video - Audi Q7 TDI features a SCR catalytic converter for reducing nitrogen oxide levels
Written By: Audi of America

At the core of the Bluetec technology is a catalytic converter known by the abbreviation of SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction)."Selective" refers to the fact that this catalytic converter has a very special task....

Video - Porsche Reveals High-Performance 918 Spyder Concept
Video - Porsche Reveals High-Performance 918 Spyder Concept
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

The 918 Spyder concept combines high-tech racing features with electric-mobility to offer a fascinating range of qualities. For example, it is planned to provide an emission level of just 70 grams of CO2 per kilometer on fuel consumption of only three liters/100 kilometers (equal to approximately 78...

Audi A1 e-tron – Electric Driving in the City
Audi A1 e-tron – Electric Driving in the City
Written By: Audi of America

The new e-tron model series from Audi will gain another new member at the Geneva Motor Show: The Audi A1 e-tron is a Mega City Vehicle (MCV) with an innovative drive technology. It comes equipped with a powerful electric motor for zero-emission driving in the city....

Video - The new BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid
Video - The new BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid
Written By: BMW Group

The new concept car offers a particularly good rendition of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan in all its dynamic, efficient and innovative qualities, at the same time representing the ongoing development of the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 and the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 with their drivetrain technology already in produ...

Lotus Engineering unveil the Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid Concept
Lotus Engineering unveil the Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid Concept
Written By: Lotus Cars Limited

The Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid, so-named because this latest environmentally-focused technology demonstrator from Lotus Engineering produces 414 PS (306 kW) of power, promises breathtaking performance from a highly efficient propulsion system. ...

All-new Connectivity Solution, MINI Connected, Offers More Motoring Enjoyment.
All-new Connectivity Solution, MINI Connected, Offers More Motoring Enjoyment.
Written By: MINI USA

MINI Connected offers new options to further enhance the driving fun associated with the brand by intelligently connecting the driver, his MINI and the outside world. The new MINI Connected system will be launched simultaneously with the MINI Countryman, as an option on the newest member of the MINI...

Video - Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid
Video - Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Porsche AG, the Stuttgart, Germany-based high-performance car and SUV manufacturer, shared more information about its Cayenne S Hybrid, which will debut next year. Using a parallel full hybrid design with the electric motor between the combustion engine and the transmission, Porsche engineers have b...

911 GT3 R Hybrid Celebrates World Debut in Geneva
911 GT3 R Hybrid Celebrates World Debut in Geneva
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

110 years after Ferdinand Porsche developed the world’s first hybrid, the Lohner-Porsche, Porsche engineers are now expanding this visionary drive concept with a production-based GT race car: Over the past 45 years, Porsche 911 race cars have recorded more than 20,000 victories and on March 4, a Por...

Volkswagen Up! Lite – This car is the world’s most fuel-efficient four-seater
Volkswagen Up! Lite – This car is the world’s most fuel-efficient four-seater
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

Volkswagen – Europe’s strongest automotive brand – is setting standards worldwide when it comes to efficiency with its clean high-tech TDI and TSI engines. Now this is being followed up by latest coup at the Los Angeles Auto Show (December 4 to 13): the world premiere of the Up! Lite A progressive, ...

Volkswagne Electronic Stabilization Program Technology
Volkswagne Electronic Stabilization Program Technology
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

All 2009-10 Volkswagens come standard equipped with Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP). ESP has been called the most important safety device since the safety belt and the most important safety advance of this generation. To paraphrase one auto writer, “it’s like having a guardian angel as your c...

2010 AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI REDUCES ITS FACTORY CO2 EMISSIONS BY 30%
2010 AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI REDUCES ITS FACTORY CO2 EMISSIONS BY 30%
Written By: Lamborghini SPA

Automobili Lamborghini today inaugurates the new photovoltaic system installed at its premises in Sant’Agata Bolognese. The biggest integrated system in Emilia Romagna’s industrial sector will enable, together with other interventions, a reduction in CO2 emissions of 30%, equal to more than 1.067 to...

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