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Mugen Tunes Honda Insight: Creates Zero-Lift

Mugen has been tuning Honda vehicles for quite a while now, and we knew it was only a matter of time until they decided to play with the Insight. What we didn't know was exactly what they had planned for the little hybrid, until just recently that is, but what they did may surprise you.

Samsung May Provide OLED Displays for “Holographic” In-Car Display

Just in case the 3-D dashboard didn't pique your interest, Samsung has also been looking into the automotive industry to see where they can provide some improvement. Their idea of a futuristic dashboard provides a somewhat similar experience as the 3-D cousin, but is based on Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) that create pseudo-holographic image to provide you with data.

Iran Automaker Claims Title of World Most Powerful Compressed Natural Gas Engine

While most of the alternative energy attention is focused on electrics, there are some automakers who are looking more into Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Iran Khodro, one such company based out of the Middle East, has recently released information claiming they will be producing the most powerful CNG engine available on the market. Their plan is to bring such powerplants into the spotlight and offer another viable alternative to petroleum fuels.

Man Converts Honda S2000 to All Electric Power

Over the years, the Honda S2000 has become a popular car for collectors and tuners alike. A powerful 4-cylinder engine also offers the added bonus of being somewhat eco friendly. For one man however, that wasn't enough, so he decided to convert his new S200 into an all electric roadster.

Ford Makes Electric Transit Connect Official

Back in December of last year, Ford began talking about an all electric delivery can they might put into production. Since then, not much has been said about the rumored van, until recently when Ford unveiled plan to use the existing Transit Connect platform to build their all electric delivery van.

Chrysler Creates New Company Solely for Electric Vehicles

Chrysler has been working quietly on an all electric vehicle for a while now and it seems as though they have every intention of following through with the concept. The reasoning behind this comes after the news that they have created a separate company to help market the new EV and hopefully give Chrysler some footing to get back on its feet.

Inspired By Scotch Pine: Lightweighting Software

The Mercedes-Benz Bionic Car used the lightweighting software to reduce its weight, yet keep the car's strength. In addition to being influenced by the Scotch Pine, the Bionic Car mimics the aerodynamic shape of the boxfish.

New Tire Technology Could Provide Real Time Data While You Drive

Your tires are the only contact point between you and the road. While this is a simple fact of driving, many people seem to forget that the entire weight of the vehicle rests on 4 small patches of rubber, and depending on how and where you are driving, those tiny contact points can change quite a bit. A partnership between Magneti Marelli, Brembo and Pirelli has recently formed to conquer these changes and provide the driver with real time information about how the tires are behaving on the road.

Detachable RV May Be the Next Step in Recreational Technology

It's been a little while since we have seen anything on the RV side of the house, but after a little searching, something turned up that could easily be the future of recreational vehicle production. Of particular interest is the attention that was placed on keeping it as environmentally friendly as possible. It will be a long time before RVs are ever considered truly "green," but any progress is still progress.

New Kind of Shock Could Extend the Range of Electric Vehicles

In the never ending search for ways to make vehicles more efficient, any component large or small can become the next big step in automotive technology. Such is the case with a new suspension system that uses the vertical motion of the vehicle to recapture energy.