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Russian Hacker’s Clever Eee PC-Based Carputer!

Does your vehicle have a carputer? Well, don’t despair, as no one’s car did until recently when a really clever Russian hacker ripped apart his car’s dashboard (which wasn’t doing anything anyway) and his Eee PC (701G) and recombined them! Read all about the magic that created the carputer!

New Hybrid Bus Will Hit the Streets in 2009

Public transportation in large cities has made a huge impact on how much fuel is used and the amount of emissions produced. However, as more people turn to it to due to rising fuel costs, cities are looking for ways to make cleaner, more efficient buses to reduce those numbers even more, and Proterra has released a new hybrid bus design that may be the perfect solution.

BMW's New Smart Key Should Make Paying Easier

As I'm sure we all know by now, technology never ceases to impress us, and BMW has given us another breakthrough that does just that. It seems they have been working a smart key system that will do more than remember your seat settings.

An Attempt at the Land Speed Record for 2010

763.053 mph-The current land speed record that was set by Andy Green in October of 1997. Before him, Richard Nobel held the title reaching a speed of 633mph. Now, the two men have decided to team up in an attempt to shatter the current record and forever put themselves in the history books.

A New Material Could Change the Way We Build Our World

When talking about moving vehicles, weight is almost always the enemy of performance. It takes more power to get moving, longer to stop and reduces the speed at which you can turn. While aluminum can solve some of these issues, many applications call for something stronger and this is where we turn to steel. However, a new material, called Buckypaper, may almost completely wipe out the need for steel in automotive and aeronautical applications.

eco:Drive To Help Reduce Fuel Consumption

With fuel prices as high as they are, many people are going to great lengths to alter their driving habits to improve the efficiency of their vehicles and stretch those gallons a little bit farther. If this sounds like you, Fiat has created a tool that can help you to improve even more.

Arash AF10 Almost Production Ready

About 2 years ago, a British Automotive Company called Arash showed us a prototype of a vehicle called the AF10 at the London Motor Show. Since then not much has been heard about it, until just recently that is.

US To Get Some VW Diesel Action!

Volkswagen offers an amazingly diverse array of powerplants for their vehicles. Sadly, the North American continent doesn't get to see many of the more exciting options due to different standards. That is set to change however, because VW has confirmed they will be building a plant stateside that will produce diesel engines.

Help Keep the Roads A Little Safer With DriveAssist

As cell phones become more advanced and get more buttons/gizmos/toys, they will also require more attention. Unfortunately, not everyone understands that such attention shouldn't be taken away from driving to satisfy the phone requirement, which is why Aegis Mobility has developed a system to keep you focused on the road and not your keypad.

All Electric Mini May See Production

The Mini Cooper has captured quite a fan base since its re-introduction in 2001 and with talks of bringing out an all wheel drive version, its popularity will only increase. Another possibility on the Mini's horizon is an all-electric version that could see production in less than 2 years.