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Ford puts a $50,000 bounty on fuel efficiency apps

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The automaker is offering cash prizes for apps that help drivers to optimize their vehicle's fuel economy using the OpenXC platform. [Read more]...
Ford puts a $50,000 bounty on fuel efficiency apps

General Motors invests in NanoSteel, hopes to lighten its load

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What's the simplest way to improve fuel efficiency? Build a lighter car, of course. That's GM's plan, at least, and it's taking its first step toward a more efficient future by investing in a nano-structured materials design firm called NanoSteel. "Over the next several years, light-weighting of vehicles will...
General Motors invests in NanoSteel, hopes to lighten its load
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Want to drive smarter? New app will point you in the right direction

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Device that connects to a car's computer could improve fuel efficiency, identify problems or help in a breakdownWorried that you're using too much petrol? Concerned that if you crashed your car in a remote location nobody would find out until too late? A new breed of software apps - linked...
Want to drive smarter? New app will point you in the right direction

EU rolls closer to car efficiency test reform

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MEPs will vote on proposals for a new testing standard that would weed out practices that misrepresent cars' fuel efficiencyThe EU has taken a step towards reforming vehicle tests that have been shown to overstate fuel efficiency and understate greenhouse gas emissions, with a vote on reforms to the system...
EU rolls closer to car efficiency test reform

VW shows off new hybrid system, engine in Detroit

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At the 2103 Detroit auto show, Volkswagen unveiled cars using two key components for future fuel efficiency, a Passat with a new-generation direct-injection engine and a concept car with a new hybrid system. [Read more]...
VW shows off new hybrid system, engine in Detroit
LA Auto Show: Audi's A8 luxury sedan gets 36 mpg. Just add diesel.
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More Apps Coming to Cars, but They're Still Miles From Perfection

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One thing’s certain at this year’s New York International Auto Show today: Auto makers are getting more app-happy. But auto apps are still far from high-tech perfection, and concerns about driver distraction still play a big part in how these apps work in cars. BMW, for one, showed how location-notification...
More Apps Coming to Cars, but They're Still Miles From Perfection
Self-driving trucks tested in Japan, form a close-knit convoy for fuel savings

Greenwash and hamming it up – Mazda makes a mess of CX-5 advert | Ed Gillespie

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Mazda adopts a Dr Seuss story, the Lorax, to sell its new compact SUV, but there's no disguising how ordinary the car isIn 15 years of working in sustainability I have seen some pretty amazing examples of feckless corporate greenwash – from Tesco's "Fights for Lights" to the "clean coal"...
Greenwash and hamming it up – Mazda makes a mess of CX-5 advert | Ed Gillespie

At NASA, the next great airplane design is taking flight

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At NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, the X-48C will soon fly. Within ten years, a full-sized version of the hybrid wing body may offer major boosts in fuel efficiency, noise, and range. [Read more]...
At NASA, the next great airplane design is taking flight

Audi Is Now Testing Its Self-Driving Car On Nevada Roads

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Google has been the only company with the right to test self-driving cars in Nevada since June of 2011, but now it has some company on the road. Audi announced yesterday it has secured the second license from the western state to test autonomous vehicle technology, but its vision of...
Audi Is Now Testing Its Self-Driving Car On Nevada Roads

The insidious power of brand content

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In advertising, brand content is the new black – the latest hope for an ailing industryDassault Systemes is one of the French industry's greatest successes. Everyday, unbeknownst to most of us, we use products designed using DS software: cars, gadgets, buildings and even clothes. This €2bn (£1.6bn) company provides all...
The insidious power of brand content

Have You Jailbroken Your Ford Lately?

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At a not-too-distant point in our future, this will be a serious question. Today Ford and Bug Labs announced that they are jointly supporting the first open source car software. Think of it as your car's API. You'll need to install a small $40 piece of hardware to interact with...
Have You Jailbroken Your Ford Lately?

GM launches API framework to let developers put wheels on apps

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So far we've gotten a look at some Siri / OnStar canoodling here at CES 2013, and iHeartRadio flaunted its new GM liaison yesterday. But the automaker wants to let all comers in on the MyLink action, so it's just announced a new developer portal, SDK and forum for...
GM launches API framework to let developers put wheels on apps

TMI, the VC firm co-founded by ex-Google China head Kaifu Lee, invests in 3 startups in Taiwan

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TMI Holding Corporation, the Taiwan-based venture capital firm founded jointly by WI Harper Group, ITRI, and Kaifu Lee — one of the loudest voices in the startup world in Greater China — today announced it has invested in three software startups, all of which are located on the island country....
TMI, the VC firm co-founded by ex-Google China head Kaifu Lee, invests in 3 startups in Taiwan

2014 Ford Fiesta hands-on review: 45 mpg from a 1-liter gasoline engine?

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We are zooming through the canyon roads of Hollywood Hills in a subcompact Ford Fiesta that takes century-old gasoline engine technology and the car in two directions at once. One vector is fun and sporty performance. Done. The other direction is the highest fuel efficiency ever seen in a gasoline...
2014 Ford Fiesta hands-on review: 45 mpg from a 1-liter gasoline engine?
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NASA's X-48C hybrid wing-body plane completes first test flight

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After planting a rover firmly on Mars' surface and testing a new methane-fueled lander, NASA has squeezed in the first test flight of its X-48C hybrid wing-body aircraft. Thanks to its design, which combines those of flying-wing and conventional planes, the X-48 could offer 20 to 30 percent more...
NASA's X-48C hybrid wing-body plane completes first test flight

Open-sourced, big data knowhow meets auto racing

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A few months ago, Ars took a look at how cars are getting smarter, mainly in the aid of fuel efficiency and safety. All that technology stuffed under the hood creates data, and where there’s data, there are nerds eager to analyze it. It used to be that, unless...
Open-sourced, big data knowhow meets auto racing

Mazda Atenza launches with i-ELOOP regenerative braking

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Nearly a year after Mazda announced its i-ELOOP regenerative braking technology, the company has finally launched a car that implements it: the 2013 Mazda Atenza. Known as the 2014 Mazda 6 in the US, both sedan and wagon models are on sale today throughout Japan. The aforementioned i-ELOOP technology...
Mazda Atenza launches with i-ELOOP regenerative braking

Ford crows over 105 MPGe rating for Focus Electric

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The Focus Electric will have a combined mileage of 105 miles per gallon equivalent, giving it the EPA highest fuel efficiency rating thus far. Range is rated at 76 miles. [Read more]...
Ford crows over 105 MPGe rating for Focus Electric

Porsche 918 Spyder caught on tape at the Nürburgring, bank accounts shiver (video)

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Started saving up for your $845,000 purchase next fall yet? Yeah, neither have we. But we're at least considering it once again -- albeit not for very long -- thanks to a sneaky videographer that caught the dapper Porsche 918 Spyder winding around the turns of the Nürburgring in...
Porsche 918 Spyder caught on tape at the Nürburgring, bank accounts shiver (video)

Corning's Gorilla Glass might be key to quiet, fuel-efficient cars

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Corning's Gorilla Glass might soon step out of its phone- and tablet-filled lifestyle to explore a bigger part of the jungle. The material -- used thus far to make a plethora of scratch-resistant mobile device screens -- could replace some of the standard glass on car windows, according to...
Corning's Gorilla Glass might be key to quiet, fuel-efficient cars
A sneak peek at Subaru's first-ever hybrid
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