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MIT Researchers Develop an Intelligent Co-Pilot Safety System to Help Drivers Avoid Collisions

MIT Researchers Develop an Intelligent Co-Pilot Safety System to Help Drivers Avoid Collisions

Two mechanical engineers at MIT are developing a new semiautonomous safety system that automatically steers a vehicle around obstacles in the event that the driver does not manually take control. Sterling

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Declining Lithium-Ion Battery Costs Could Knock Thousands Off the Price of Electric Cars

Declining Lithium-Ion Battery Costs Could Knock Thousands Off the Price of Electric Cars

According to a recent McKinsey study, the price of automotive lithium-ion batteries is expected to drop by thousands of dollars by the end of the decade - a change which could substantially increase the

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BMW’s 2013 ActiveHybrid 3 is the Perfect Balance Between Fuel Efficiency and Power

BMW’s 2013 ActiveHybrid 3 is the Perfect Balance Between Fuel Efficiency and Power

Since the first hybrid models arrived on the market over a decade ago, we've become accustomed to most hybrids placing a large emphasis on fuel efficiency at the cost of sheer power and fun. The new 2013

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CBS Studios Installs Six PureCell Fuel Cell Systems at Two California Production Facilities

CBS Studios Installs Six PureCell Fuel Cell Systems at Two California Production Facilities

CBS Studios are going green by installing six PureCell stationary fuel cell systems at two of their production locations in California. The fuel cell systems are produced by UTC Power and they will be

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Consumer Watchdog Group Raises Opposition to Google’s Driverless Cars

Consumer Watchdog Group Raises Opposition to Google’s Driverless Cars

Google's driverless car is leading the way to a future of vehicles that use radar sensors and video cameras to keep vehicles moving along the road with little input from the driver. As some worry that

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Toyota Develops System that Enables Electric Vehicles To Power Your Home

Toyota Develops System that Enables Electric Vehicles To Power Your Home

Toyota just announced that it has developed a new vehicle-to-home (V2H) power system for the mutual sharing of power between electric vehicles and homes. The two-way electric power supply system can

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Toyota Is Now A Green Building Leader With 29 LEED-Certified Facilities

Toyota Is Now A Green Building Leader With 29 LEED-Certified Facilities

Toyota is well known for its efficient automobiles, but with news that 29 of their facilities have achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the auto company stake their

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2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Ford’s First Dedicated Hybrid Starts at $25,995

2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Ford’s First Dedicated Hybrid Starts at $25,995

Ford's first dedicated hybrid, the 2013 Ford C-MAX compact utility vehicle, is slated to arrive in dealers this fall. Ford has announced that the compact five-passenger C-MAX hybrid will start at $25,995

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State Of Nevada Issues Google The World’s First Driverless Vehicle License

State Of Nevada Issues Google The World’s First Driverless Vehicle License

For a while now, we have been excited by Google's attempts to create a self-driven car that uses video cameras, radar sensors and lasers to identify traffic and allow the driver to sit back and relax.

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Toyota Unveils New RAV4 EV Featuring Tesla Batteries and Motor

Toyota Unveils New RAV4 EV Featuring Tesla Batteries and Motor

Toyota has officially unveiled the second-generation 2012 RAV4 EV at the Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles. Unlike the first RAV4 EV, the second-generation is noteworthy because it gets its

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Former General Motors R and D Head Predicts Driverless Cars by 2020

Former General Motors R and D Head Predicts Driverless Cars by 2020

General Motors former head of Research and Development, Larry Burns, has been looking to the future, and he sees driverless cars hitting the road as soon as 2020. The notion of removing human interaction

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Blind Man Test-Drives Google’s Amazing Self-Driving Car

Blind Man Test-Drives Google’s Amazing Self-Driving Car

It might be hard to imagine a scenario where the blind could drive safely, where distractions on the road would not be an issue, and even where fuel consumption could be lowered by a computer-operated car

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Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Subaru Team Up for Unprecedented Environmental Partnership

Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Subaru Team Up for Unprecedented Environmental Partnership

The big vehicle news of the day is that car industry heavyweights Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, and Subaru have joined the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) in an effort to reduce their

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General Motors CEO Daniel Akerson Discusses the Politics of the Chevy Volt with Fortune

General Motors CEO Daniel Akerson Discusses the Politics of the Chevy Volt with Fortune

Former General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz recently took to his Forbes blog to defend the Chevy Volt, which has been under fire since GM announced plans to stop production for five weeks due to rising

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Why the Halt in Chevy Volt Production Doesn’t Foretell Electric Vehicle Doomsday

Why the Halt in Chevy Volt Production Doesn’t Foretell Electric Vehicle Doomsday

When General Motors unveiled plans to temporarily halt production of the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt for five weeks, the announcement was widely portrayed as the demise of one of our favorite vehicles.

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General Motors Halts Chevy Volt Production for Five Weeks Due to Poor Sales

General Motors Halts Chevy Volt Production for Five Weeks Due to Poor Sales

General Motors recently announced that it will halt production of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid for up to five weeks due to poor sales and rising inventory numbers. In February GM sold 1,023 Volts,

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Toyota FT-Bh Super Mini Hybrid Concept Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

Toyota FT-Bh Super Mini Hybrid Concept Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

Toyota has just unveiled the FT-Bh hybrid concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Toyota's mini hybrid concept minimizes emissions by using economically viable technologies and manufacturing methods. The

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7 Sexy, Sporty Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets Soon

7 Sexy, Sporty Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets Soon

The Honda CR-Z was first introduced as a concept vehicle in 2007 with the production version finally arriving at the end of 2010. As soon as the CR-Z concept was unveiled, it immediately brought back

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Audi’s New R18 E-Tron Quattro Race Car Brings Hybrid Technology to Le Mans

Audi’s New R18 E-Tron Quattro Race Car Brings Hybrid Technology to Le Mans

Audi just unveiled its new R18 E-Tron Quattro race car, which is the world's first world’s Le Mans (LMP1) car to combine an efficient TDI diesel engine with a hybrid system. The R18 E-Tron Quattro is

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TEST DRIVE: We Get 40 mpg From a Non-Hybrid Hyundai Elantra!

TEST DRIVE: We Get 40 mpg From a Non-Hybrid Hyundai Elantra!

The Hyundai Elantra is one of these great new efficient cars. It has a 148-horsepower 4-cylinder engine, but Hyundai has squeezed every drop of efficiency from it to give you up to 40 mpg. The best part

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Toyota to Unveil FT-Bh Super Mini Hybrid Concept at Geneva Motor Show

Toyota to Unveil FT-Bh Super Mini Hybrid Concept at Geneva Motor Show

Toyota is set to unveil a new super mini hybrid concept, the FT-Bh, at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show on March 6th. According to Toyota, the new hybrid concept has about the same interior room as the Toyota

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New Study Ranks the Least Toxic Cars, Honda Civic Tops the List

New Study Ranks the Least Toxic Cars, Honda Civic Tops the List

Many car buyers love that "new car smell" that comes with their brand new rides, but the chemicals that give off that "pleasant" scent are actually quite toxic. According to a new study by the Ecology

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London Designer Creates a Super Futuristic Solar-Powered Concept Car

London Designer Creates a Super Futuristic Solar-Powered Concept Car

London designer Omer Sagiv created this solar-powered concept car that looks like it’s straight out of the latest sci-fi movie. The concept car is referred to as the SPV (Solar Power Vehicle)

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Mitsubishi’s i-MIEV Electric Car Grabs the “Greenest” Vehicle Title From the Honda Civic

Mitsubishi’s i-MIEV Electric Car Grabs the “Greenest” Vehicle Title From the Honda Civic

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) just released its 14th annual comprehensive environmental rankings, and this year's list shows some surprising results. The council has

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Toyota to Unveil Life-Size Monopoly Driving Track at Chicago Auto Show

Toyota to Unveil Life-Size Monopoly Driving Track at Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is just around the corner and the word on the street is that Toyota, already the leader in green car design, is poised to steal the show by premiering their latest hybrid designs on

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Top 7 New Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets in 2012

Top 7 New Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets in 2012

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Volkswagen is late to the hybrid party, but they're trying to make up for lost time by focusing on hybrid tech inside their new Jetta Hybrid instead of designing a new car

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Green Lite Motors Develops Super Efficient Hybrid Trike Vehicle

Green Lite Motors Develops Super Efficient Hybrid Trike Vehicle

Green Lite Motors just unveiled a three-wheeled, two-passenger hybrid vehicle that looks like it could be the child of a motorcycle and a Prius. The prototype balances efficiency, comfort, and safety with

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Google Awarded Patent for Driverless Car Technology!

Google Awarded Patent for Driverless Car Technology!

Google loves its green transportation projects. They have invested in the Shweeb, and over the past year have been developing a self-driving car. In March, Google successfully performed a test drive

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Volkswagen Unveils Its Plug-in Hybrid AWD Cross Coupe Concept at the Tokyo Auto Show

Volkswagen Unveils Its Plug-in Hybrid AWD Cross Coupe Concept at the Tokyo Auto Show

Volkswagen has just revealed its new plug-in hybrid AWD Cross Coupe Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, and it displays the direction the company will be heading in its design for future vehicles. We love

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BMW and Toyota May Team Up to Create the Next Generation of Lithium-Ion Batteries

BMW and Toyota May Team Up to Create the Next Generation of Lithium-Ion Batteries

The rumor mill is hot this week with news that BMW and Toyota are about to announce a partnership to research the next generation of lithium-ion batteries for electric cars. If this partnership comes to

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