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Yamaha (L. Siekierski/Bigstock.com) While there has been much talk in recent years about the driverless car, similarly autonomous technology has been absent from the world of motorcycles. At least, that was the case until last week, when Yamaha revealed its new motorcycle riding robot at the Tokyo Motor Show. This technology, however, begs the question – could we one day be riding pillion...
(Scholes1/Bigstock.com) ‘defeat systems’, even after news broke of the so-called 'dieselgate' scandal in the US. News that VW did not immediately suspend sales of cars with defeat devices will compound the German car giant's problems. The firm halted the sale of 4,000 new cars on Thursday. They are thought to be fitted with the same defeat software which US authorities claim has been use...
Car lovers have been treated to a wide variety of new prototypes and full-blown production models at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. But one of the most eye-catching marks Jaguar’s entry into the still-lucrative SUV market: we're talking of course about the new F-Pace. It has taken four years to arrive, but auto pundits agree it has been worth the wait. Two years after the world scrutinised t...
Toyota has filed a new patent for a wing system design for a flying car. The Japanese car giant's idea is based around a stackable wing system that could make a flying car possible. Most current flying car designs rely on large, heavy wing systems that protrude from the sides of the car and affect visibility for the driver. The patent is based on a four-wing design, with each wing comprising ...
The latest Range Rover goes way beyond what even the most ‘assertive’ Chelsea tractor owner would want. It's called the Sentinel and it can withstand 7.62mm high-velocity armour-piercing incendiary rounds and side-blasts from 15kg of TNT. Oh yes, and in case you were wondering if it can handle 2 x DM51 hand-grenades from above and below, it can. The Sentinel’s bullet-and-blast-proof cocoon is p...
With the petrol engine seemingly entering its twilight years, a host of companies are seizing opportunities in the automotive market. Google and Apple are focusing on driverless technology. Tesla is focussing on electric powertrains. And meanwhile, established car makers are working hard to keep up with the demand for electric, hybrid-electric and autonomous systems. The latest company aimin...
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