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GM's New DSF Cylinder Deactivation System Could Boost Fuel Economy 15%

General Motors and Silicon Valley start-up Tula Technology have partnered to create a new infinitely variable cylinder deactivation system known as Dynamic Skip Fire, or DSF for short. Unlike GM's late and unlamented V8-6-4 system that flopped in the early 1980s, DSF can run a gasoline engine on almost any combination of even and odd cylinders resulting in significant fuel savings.

Indian Car Owner Looks Back On A Decade Driving In Reverse

From the “if life gives you lemons” file comes this heartwarming (and neck-twisting) tale of a man who made the best of a bad situation when his car wouldn't shift out of reverse gear.

Automatic Bike Lane Barriers Restrain Red Light Running Chinese Cyclists

A pilot project set up by traffic police in Luoyang, China seeks to curb cyclists who whether obliviously, intentionally, but either way dangerously cruise through red lights without stopping.

Mesdames et Messieurs, Your 7 European Car of the Year Finalists For 2014

It's been fifty years since the Rover 2000 won the very first European Car of the Year award and much has changed since 1964, besides Rover having gone extinct. This year's winner will be announced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show having been selected from 7 finalists by a jury of 7 representatives from 7 publications written in 7 different languages from 7 different European nations. Mais whew!

My Other Taxi Is A Pink Russian Army Amphibious Scout Vehicle

Neither snow nor rain nor flood shall impede these taxis from delivering paying customers to their destinations. That's because the innovative pink-painted cabs are decommissioned Russian Army amphibious scout vehicles that can keep on driving through hell or high water... well, through high water at least.

Tesla + Telstra = Free Internet Connectivity In Every Car

Have free internet, will travel... if you're a Tesla Model S owner in Australia, at least. Tesla Motors and Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications and media company, have partnered to bring free internet connectivity to each and every Tesla Model S sold down under.

Hennessey Takes Ford's New F-150 Truck To The Max With The 2015 VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged

The 2015 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged picks up where the late and lamented Hennessey SVT Raptor 6.2L leaves off. Only 500 units of this true monster truck will be built for 2015, though buyers with $75,000 to spend can conveniently order one at their nearest Ford dealer.

Audi Virtual Cockpit Ditches Analog Dash Gages For High-Res Digital Instrument Cluster

Traditional analog dashboard instruments have finally met their match if not their successor in the Audi Virtual Cockpit, a high-resolution digital instrument cluster set to make its debut in the 2015 Audi TT.

The MeU Square: A Dazzling Wearable LED Display

The MeU Square is the latest in customized clothing and accessories. A smartphone application allows users instant communication with their surroundings. Read on to learn more about this innovative, wearable tech LED display.

Have Gadgets, Will Travel: The Hands Free Travel Wrap

A gadget holder for a gadget lover is used to keep gadgets and documents secure, readily available, and well-hidden when you travel - a great gift for a frequent flyer!  It can also keep you warm on those long flights when the outside temperature at 30,000 feet may be 40 degrees below zero.... It's the Hands Free Travel Wrap. Read on to see how versatile this Wrap can be.

360 Virtual Urban Windscreen Previews Innovative Transparent Pillar Technology

Jaguar Land Rover's innovative 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen is coming to to your Jaguar, or Land Rover as the case may be. This futuristic system of remote blind-spot cameras and pillar-mounted screens provides drivers with unobstructed views of the road both ahead  and, with every glance over the shoulder, behind.

Mobius II: A Car Built In Africa By Africans For Africans

By providing Africans with affordable, reliable, basic transportation, Nairobi-based auto manufacturer Mobius Motors hopes to succeed where others have failed. The long, unpaved and potholed road to success lies just ahead as the first fifty units of the company's one and only model, the Mobius II, are about to be delivered to customers.

Scandic To Go: Pop Up Hotel Accomodates You Wherever You Are

Have you ever found yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere, not yet at your final destination, and with no place to safely stay for the night? It's challenging when you're out on a little road trip, and just don't have access to a warm, dry place to lay your head that won't come with Norman Bates creeping around the minute you close the shower curtain. A genius solution ensures that a comfortable space is always available to you, no matter where you find yourself.

Land Rover Preparing To Introduce Range Rover Evoque Convertible

It would appear the popular Range Rover Evoque compact luxury CUV family is about to expand. A convertible version of the three-door Evoque Coupé has been spied being road-tested and the production version could be introduced as early as March 2015 at the Geneva Motor Show.

This Bizarre Concept Jeep From ZiL Just Might Be Russia's New Humvee

Russia might not be known for its innovative and appealing mass-market automobiles but be assured the nation's military rolls with the best of 'em. With that said, this bizarre “army car” concept from ZiL has got a decent shot at being the Russian army's next wheeled workhorse, and it could happen as early as 2015.