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Are You Ready For A Hydrogen Powered Car?

The Rasa, a two-seater hydrogen powered car, has just been unveiled. Developed by a small Welsh start-up, this hydrogen fuel cell car is set to makes waves throughout the auto industry, and auto manufacturers are starting to take notice. The company, Riversimple Movement is based in Llandrindod Wells, and has been developing the carbon-fiber car for 15 years. In 2015, they received a grant for ...

Musk At It Again: Revolutionizing The Way We Travel

The Hyperloop is an innovative new transportation concept that is now gaining the traction it needs to become a reality. Traction might not be the best word, because the system would actually be a frictionless form of travel. This amazing technology has been gaining popularity after CEO of Tesla and Space X, Elon Musk, released a whitepaper on the subject and is expected to start a design ...

Volkswagen’s Long Road To Recovery

Volkswagen has finally been approved to fix their emission cheating diesel engines and bring their cars into compliance with European regulations. With over 8 million vehicles that use the software that misleads emission tests, this will be a huge undertaking for this automotive giant. Understandably, the German government does not trust VW to monitor and record the emission levels of their ...

Tesla’s New Mission

Manufacturing the electric car isn't enough for Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk. Musk has recently announced their plans to produce a fully autonomous car before the year 2020. Tesla will be in direct competition with Google who's driverless car was deemed fully functional in 2014.  Tesla has already released their Autopilot software that allows any Model S sedan manufactured after the year ...

Manufacturers Excited Over Self-Driving Technology

U.S. federal transportation officials are beginning to rethink their stance on self-driving cars and looking to get this emerging technology into the hands of the public. In 2013 they had a very different view of self-driving technology and stated that this tech should be limited to testing and not for use in public. This negative view of self-driving technology could have had a drastic impact on ...

Tesla’s Recall And Their Commitment To Safety

Friday (11/20/2015) Tesla, electric car manufacturer has announced their first recall of the Model S. All of the 90,000 Model S electric cars sold will be included in the recall due to a report of a front seat-belt not fastening correctly. There has been no injuries or accidents reported but Tesla made a statement saying this is a precautionary recall to ensure the safety of all of their ...

The First Mass Produced 3D Printed Car

Local Motors has revealed what could be the first 3D printed car intended for the mass market. The LM3D Swim is expected to be available for purchase in the second quarter of 2016 or early 2017. This is a huge step for the auto industry and has the potential to revolutionize the way we think about auto manufacturing. The LM3D swim has a MSRP target of $53,000, depending on what features the ...

Volkswagen Facing New Allegations

German automaker, Volkswagen might have another scandal on their hands. One of the world's largest automakers has been accused by the EPA for implementing emissions testing software in another 10,000 vehicles which includes some Porsches and Audis. These recent announcements coming after the admitted software was found in a host of VW vehicles in September. As of now, Volkswagen is denies these ...

Which Automaker Is Leading The Self-Driving Car Revolution?

Elon Musk has recently hinted at the release of Tesla's autopilot 7.0 software with automatic lane changes and speed limit handling but surprisingly they are not leading the charge of autonomous vehicle development. Daimler, Audi, BMW and General Motors were found to be the true front-runners by analysis from Navigant Research. This study was only focusing on OEMs and not companies like Google ...

Germany Trying To Clean Up Volkswagen’s Mess

Germany's automobile regulator announced today (Oct. 15, 2015) that they ordered Volkswagen to recall 2.4 million vehicles that use software that manipulates emissions test results. Volkswagen needs to present replacement software for diesel vehicles with a 2.0 liter engine this month. Next year they will begin outfitting the vehicles with this new software. "The Federal Motor Transport ...