How the Koenigsegg Camless engine works

Koenigsegg's freevalve engine promises performance and economy, but how does it actually work? Being all things to all people is something combustion engines have never...

Continental develops Battery Impact Detection system

Battery Impact Detection system improves EV safety and could reduce the weight of battery armour by 50 per cent. “Has your battery integrity been breached?” It’s...

Fiat 500 electric successfully tests wireless road charging

‘Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer’ allowed an electric Fiat 500 to drive without losing battery life. While we’re still waiting on wireless electric car charging, Fiat...

BAC hydrogen Mono laps faster than lighter petrol version

BAC e-Mono concept has four-wheel drive and two tiny wheel motors weighing just 3kg each. The maker of the BAC Mono sports car has completed...

Yasa: The yokeless and segmented armature EV motor

Innovative electric motor company Yasa was recently bought by Mercedes-Benz. We find out all about its game-changing tech. A​​ll electric motors, you might well think,...

What are crash test robots?

Driving robots have been the unsung heroes of Euro NCAP and others since they were first used in 1997. Testing cars to destruction forms a...

How Audi is recycling glass

A 12-month pilot project headed by Audi aims to recycle 40 tonnes of car glass. Recycling as much of a car as possible when it,...

Hydrogen hypercars: How the Viritech Apricale works

This is not another heavyweight battery-electric hypercar, rather it’s a showcase for a new hydrogen fuel-cell technology that can deliver 900kW in a car...

Bright thinking: Audi A8 headlights can revolutionise safety

New Digital Matrix headlights use 1.3 million mirrors to change pattern, opening up new possibilities for driver safety. Audi’s new Digital Matrix LED headlights will...

How the BMW i7’s advanced EV technology works

EV can take on board 171km of range in 10 minutes due to improved battery management and cooling. Although much of the chat surrounding the...

How tyres can generate their own electricity

New static electricity-powered technology aims to battle tyre wear. Falken parent company Sumito Rubber Industries has been working with Professor Hiroshi Tani of Kansai University...

How carbon-neutral fuel can also clean the air

Carbon Engineering’s Air-To-Fuels process can turn CO2 scrubbed from the atmosphere directly into low-carbon synthetic crude oil. Pretty much everything is on the table when...

Nardo track to be recreated digitally for testing

Digital version of hallowed circuit will allow car makers to test cars before building them. A British firm is digitally recreating Italy’s famous Nardò test...

Nissan previews next-gen ProPilot with driverless technology

Nissan says its autonomous cars could hit the road by 2030. While autonomous cars may still seem like science-fiction for some, Nissan is confident that...

Swarm data is the new buzz word for car tech

Volkswagen’s new ID software upgrade hints at future self-driving functions. 'Swam data' is a term that has been cropping up more frequently in the past...

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