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Terrafugia Flying Car Is All Above, Forget About The Car In Front!

Terrafugia Flying Car Is All Above, Forget About The Car In Front!

Terrafugia Transition aircraft gets DOT roadworthiness sign-off, can now drive you to the airport. Terrafugia Transition is a unique type of flying machine that requiring approval not only from the FAA, but also from the USDOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), since this air / land hybrid is likely to spend just as much time cruising down the highway as it will flying 5,000 feet above. As Terrafugia Transition “roadable” aircraft – a stylish combination of light aeroplane and car now has been granted useful exemptions by the US Department of Transportation.

By On July 5, 2011 Respond
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GMC Showroom Mobile App Released By GM For iOS Devices, Android Later In This Month

GMC Showroom Mobile App Released By GM For iOS Devices, Android Later In This Month

GMC has now added a shopping App, which allows consumers to search its range of vehicles via their phones, accessing photos, videos, specifications as well as pricing, dealer quotes, comparison with competitors and even scheduling test drives. GMC smart phone shopping App is available from the Apple App store for the iPhone and is scheduled to be released for the Android market in late July. Although GMC is lagging behind many other auto brands in offering these services via a smartphone app……….

By On July 3, 2011 Respond
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Mitsubishi’s New Car Navigation System Allowed You Record TV and Watch BD Movies

Mitsubishi’s New Car Navigation System Allowed You Record TV and Watch BD Movies

Mitsubishi Electric has introduced a new Car Navigation System with the NR-MZ50. GPS navigation systems for cars start starting to become more and more popular, whether you decide to go with the actual hardware or go with an app such as TomTom, the fact of the matter is that GPS is starting to become more accessible. So that Mitsubishi Electric has decided to add a few new features in their new car navigation system.

By On July 1, 2011 Respond
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Taiwan’s LUXGEN New Bring Hi-Tech LSUV

Taiwan’s LUXGEN New Bring Hi-Tech LSUV

Want to try something new different beyond your luxury SUV! Taiwan’s first passenger automobile brand LUXGEN is steaming ahead with the launch of its second model the LUXGEN7 SUV. Lets check on the new think plus in-car computer situated within the comfy confines of the LUXGEN7 MPV offers plenty of innovation.

By On June 28, 2011 Respond
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Magellan RoadMate GPS Gets Wireless Back-Up Camera

Magellan RoadMate GPS Gets Wireless Back-Up Camera

Magellan announces wireless backup camera for GPS devices and that will work with its RoadMate 1700 or RoadMate 9055 GPS navigation devices for cars and trucks. This new accessory is called the Magellan Wireless Backup-Camera and it attaches to the vehicles rear license plate and needs no wire to the GPS device to work. he camera is dust, waterproof, and has a wide-angle 120-degree lens and also a transmitter sits in the car’s trunk and is also dust and waterproof…………..

By On June 27, 2011 Respond
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Near Field Communications [NFC] Enabled Key For Car Released

Near Field Communications [NFC] Enabled Key For Car Released

NXP Semiconductors NV has just announced the availability of its production-ready single-chip solution for multifunction car keys and it can do more than just open your car doors, packs NFC (Near Field Communications) technology that allows it to connect to NFC-compliant devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. KEyLink allows NFC-compliant mobile devices to edit and view data stored on a car key and opens many new use cases and can be deployed in five new driver-friendly applications, including Car Finder, Route Planner, Car Status and Service Data Management, Car Status and Service Data Management and Car Personalization…………..

By On June 26, 2011 Respond
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Volkswagen Develops Temporary Auto Pilot

Volkswagen Develops Temporary Auto Pilot

Volkswagen has developed a new temporary autopilot system for cars called TAP, which Volkswagen describes as a semi automatic driving mode that will drive your car at the speed you have selected and also keep you at a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you, system is capable of reducing the vehicles speed before a bend, and is also designed to maintain the cars central position within the lane markers. Another capability of this system is observing lane rules and speed limits and also it’s a semi-automatic system so you need to continually monitor the car, but you really shouldn’t be napping while the car is flying down the highway at 75MPH……….

By On June 24, 2011 Respond
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Hyundai Elantra GLS 2011 Model Review

Hyundai Elantra GLS 2011 Model Review

Hyundai Elantra GLS may not be the fastest, greenest, or highest-tech car in its class, but the 2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS has possibly the best balance of those attributes at a great value. This car is fit and finish, the attractive styling, the nimble handling, and the great cabin tech packag can attract your first impressions. I got an overview from hyundaiusa, so check this out bellow from my eyes.

By On June 12, 2011 Respond
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Google Builds Largest EV Charging Network

Google Builds Largest EV Charging Network

Google says it has largest corporate EV charging network in the US with some 200 chargers currently in place, plus an extra 250 that are on the way and Google has purchased some extra Chevy Volts and Nissan Leafs, this Gfleet will eventually expand to include a total of 30 EVs, which explains the expansion of its ChargePoint Network. The company hopes this initiative will encourage more people to purchase EVs, and estimates that it’ll eventually save a total of 5,400 tonnes of CO2 per year and the equivalent to removing about 2,000 cars from the road…………

By On June 11, 2011 Respond
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Ford EcoBoost The Smallest Engine

Ford EcoBoost The Smallest Engine

Ford’s been taking advantage of its EcoBoost forced-induction technology to downsize engines across its line and just announced the smallest engine it’s ever built: a 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine. Besides the obvious fuel savings from its lower displacement, Ford’s new tiny terror packs in all sorts of economy-boosting technologies and this engine will be the smallest engine in Ford’s portfolio, and it will find its way under the hood of vehicles across the globe………..

By On June 4, 2011 Respond
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HomePlug GP Networking Specification

HomePlug GP Networking Specification

BMW, Porsche, others announce support for HomePlug’s EV networking spec and the networking specification would allow electric car owners to link their plug-ins to the Smart Grid via the same ports used to charge their batteries, opening up new, Powerline-based possibilities. This means that in the future electric-car owners will be able to easily manage and monitor their cars’ power consumption and you can use the same IP network as other devices in the home………..

By On June 3, 2011 Respond
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Toyota Recalls Older Prius Models In U.S

Toyota Recalls Older Prius Models In U.S

Toyota recalls 52,000 original Prius models for steering fix and don’t turn the steering wheel too hard if you own a 2001 through 2003 Toyota Prius because you could loosen the nuts in the steering gear box according to a volunteer safety recall announced for the first hybrids to hit the United States………….

By On June 2, 2011 Respond
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Mercedes-Benz 2012MY SLS AMG Roadster (Photos)

Mercedes-Benz 2012MY SLS AMG Roadster (Photos)

Mercedes-Benz has officially released all the details and high-res photos of the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, which will go on sale in the United States in fall of 2011 and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster comes from the 6.3L V8 front-mid engine making 563-hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transaxle transmission and a sports suspension with aluminum double wishbones and there is some photos of Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster lacked………..

By On June 2, 2011 Respond
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Pioneers AppRadio Smartphone Connected Receiver

Pioneers AppRadio Smartphone Connected Receiver

Pioneer unveils its AppRadio, integrates iOS into your automobile and it features an 800 x 400 6.1-inch multitouch capacitive display, Bluetooth connectivity and it also teams up with your iPhone or iPod touch (running iOS 4.2) via a 30-pin connector and Pioneer’s AppRadio app………

By On May 26, 2011 Respond
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Volvo To Develop Wireless Charging For EVs

Volvo To Develop Wireless Charging For EVs

The Swedish manufacturer is working with Belgian technology firm Flanders’ Drive to develop technology that would allow electric vehicles to be charged without the need for cables or power sockets and the battery is refilled wirelessly via charging plate in the road surface. As soon as drivers pull into their garage or parking spot, a charging plate that’s embedded in the ground can start the process and the system is based on inductive charging, the same process that provides juice to your electric toothbrush, a magnetic field transfers power to the car…………

By On May 23, 2011 Respond
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