Koenigsegg working on 400 hp 1.6 litre turbo engine
May24

Koenigsegg working on 400 hp 1.6 litre turbo engine

A 400hp 1.6 liter turbo engine. Sounds like engine designers are looking to the Ipod for inspiration. Thankfully, companies like Koenigsegg keep pushing the boundaries. “Christian von Koenigsegg, founder and CEO of Koenigsegg AB revealed in an interview with Carbuzz that the company is working together with Chinese automaker Qoros to develop a small displacement engine with 400 hp.” “Koenigsegg described the...

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With Hydrogen, Toyota Aims To Reclaim The Green Image Stolen By Tesla
May22

With Hydrogen, Toyota Aims To Reclaim The Green Image Stolen By Tesla

Range: 312 miles. Emissions: Only water. Time to refuel: 5 minutes. Nearest hydrogen filling station: There’s gotta be one around here somewhere! Hint… there are 16 hydrogen filling stations in the U.S. If you have time to drive in a 3-state-radius you’re bound to hit one eventually. “…consumers and the media rush to embrace the plug-in electric Tesla Model S and upcoming Model 3 while dismissing a...

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Next-gen Audi A5 Sportback spied in India
May22

Next-gen Audi A5 Sportback spied in India

Seems like Audi is using Indian roads to quietly, or not so quietly, road test their newest, unreleased models like the Audi A5 Sportback. That works; especially if we keep getting these sneak peeks. “The next-gen Audi A5 Sportback has been spied for the first time on Indian soil. This yet-to-be-unveiled model is based on Audi’s next-gen A4 sedan which is slated to launch in India later this year.” “The spotting of...

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How a Freaky WWI Camouflage Trick Could Be Reworked For the 21st Century
May20

How a Freaky WWI Camouflage Trick Could Be Reworked For the 21st Century

If cars are painted in camouflage that’s designed to distort our perception of their speed, won’t it be a fun drive on the highway!   “During World War I, ships were painted in zebra stripes to deceive the enemy. The effectiveness of this “dazzle” camouflage was never quite clear, but a new study suggests that these zigzag patterns can be quite deceptive when they move.” “As it turns out, to make...

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Smart cars: how technology is putting the brakes on insurance premiums
May18

Smart cars: how technology is putting the brakes on insurance premiums

Here’s a dilemma… I love driving and find it hard to imagine a computer hitting the brakes for me if it senses a near collision; yet what if my insurance was reduced by 30% if my car had an automatic crash-avoidance system? I feel like my words are that of an old person that is keeping tech at arms length. It’s just hard to fathom losing full control when I’m in the drivers seat.   “At present, two...

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The Incredible Physics of the Hyperloop
May15

The Incredible Physics of the Hyperloop

Seems they’re making progress on the hyperloop. A test track was built out in the Nevada desert and the loops propulsion system was tested for the first time this week. Did you know, because I did not, that there are 2 companies working on this fantastically impressive technology?   “There was lots of exciting news this week about the much-anticipated Hyperloop, a high-speed train that would be able to make the trip...

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