Your Next New Car: Cleaner, Greener and Smarter
Luxury, speed and performance are always in demand, but cars of the future will be defined more by their impact on the environment
Tire-Makers Try Treading Lightly on the Environment
Some new green car tires offered by major manufacturers roll easier and contain less crude oil
High-Pressure Hybrids: Fuel-Efficient Hydraulic Vehicles Come of Age
Once relegated to the sidelines due to bulky components and complicated controls, these systems are benefiting from lightweight materials and ecofriendly fluid formulas
Cool Ride: Carmakers Search for Greener Air Conditioning Refrigerant
Beginning in certain 2013 models, GM promises to use a new AC refrigerant that breaks down faster in the atmosphere than currently used chemicals
Automatic Auto: A Car That Drives Itself
Audi is sending a robotic version of its TTS sports car to navigate to the top of Pikes Peak only guided by computers and GPS
The Future of Cars
Industry leaders look way down the road
What will it be like to own an electric car in 2011?
Very few people really know much today about the experience of owning an electric vehicle of course, given that EVs are not widely available. Nissan hopes to change this by the end of the year when its fully electric Leaf debuts...
Predictive Modeling Warns Drivers One Hour before Jams Occur
Traffic avoided: Software uses road sensors, GPS and historical traffic data to predict congestion
The Dirty Truth about Plug-in Hybrids, Made Interactive
This Web-only article is a special rich-media presentation of the feature, "The Dirty Truth about Plug-in Hybrids," which appears in the July 2010 issue of Scientific American ...
Metro Motivation: GM Envisions Networked Mini Cars for City Streets
The automaker introduces its Electric Networked Vehicle prototypes, one third the size of a typical car, as a way to reduce big urban auto emissions and traffic congestion
Germany Floats New Plans to Keep Hydrogen-Powered Cars in the World's Transportation Mix
The German government has big goals for vehicles running on hydrogen fuel cells. But can their model translate to the U.S. market?
E-Transportation Jump-Start: Coalition Seeks to Pave the Way for Electric Vehicles
The Electrification Coalition, made up of carmaker Nissan Co., utilities and tech companies, introduced itself and its mission on Monday
Hot Spot Hot Rod: The Internet Invades the Automobile
A group of companies led by Alcatel-Lucent demonstrate the power of next-generation wireless broadband technologies by rolling out a Prius with 4G connectivity
Are Modern Cities for People or Cars?
The cities of the future might be greener, cleaner and more vibrant if people are put before automobiles. David Biello reports
Silent but deadly? Electric cars may be too quiet for pedestrian safety
Enjoy (or fear) the silence while it lasts. Battery-driven vehicles are touted for their potential to cut down on harmful emissions spewed for decades by gasoline-powered cars, but electric and hybrid vehicles may be too quiet to be heard by pedestrians, posing a particular danger to people without sight...
Carmakers and Utilities Charge Ahead on Making Electric Cars "Smart"
The standard for plugging electric cars and hybrids into utility meters remains undefined
The Great Electric Car Quandary: How to Build a Charging Infrastructure Before Demand Grows
Dozens of new electric-vehicle models from General Motors, Ford, Toyota and others are expected to hit the streets within the next couple of years. Will there be enough juice to keep them moving?...
Carnegie Mellon robot racers plot successor to Boss
Carnegie Mellon University's Tartan Racing team plans to roll out a leaner and meaner successor to its driverless Boss SUV by the end of the year.
The team's first Boss won DARPA's 2007 Urban Challenge, which pitted autonomous autos against one another in a race through simulated city traffic...
Lithium ion battery sales set to rev up thanks mainly to e-bikes and scooters
Interest in electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids has come on strong over the past year or so, pushed relentlessly by carmakers promoting a newer, greener generation of transportation...
Charge 'Er Up: OnStar's New Mobile App Keeps Tabs on Chevy Volt Recharge System
Blackberry Storm, iPhone and Motorola Droid users will be able to control when their Volt charges with the help of this new smart-phone software
Faster Than a Speeding Carrot: A Racing Car Made Entirely from Recyclables and Vegetable By-Products
Biomaterials researchers build a Formula 3 racing car from recyclables and compostable materials that has been clocked at 238 kilometers per hour
9 automotive X PRIZE competitors move on to the final round
The original field of 136 experimental vehicles vying for a $10 million prize in Progressive Insurance's Automotive X PRIZE competition has been whittled down to just nine finalists, competition organizers said Tuesday...
Easy Flyer: A Land/Air-Capable Motorcycle May Be in the Offing
A California company hopes to sell a build-it-yourself kit by 2011