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Santorum Tours Iowa Biodiesel Plant

Rick Santorum hears biodiesel producer's thoughts on the RFS. Oregon State University develops a potassium-ion battery; can Tesla's Model X really protect against bioweapons?


Toyota believes that it can make human inputs largely unnecessary from highway drives in vehicles by 2020. To prove what the company can do, the Lexus GS Highway Teammate concept shows the tech in action right now.


WardsAuto is excluding all powertrains from VW and Audi from its 10 Best Engines testing after the companies' emissions evasions. The ban from the important ranking could last into later years, as well.


Chevrolet Performance keeps finding ways to upgrade the venerable Small Block V8. For the new ZZ6 350 crate engine that gets a full debut at the SEMA Show, valvetrain improvements help it reach 405 hp and 405 lb-ft.


Hyundai and Kia could be on the hook to pay at least $28.9 million to Paice LLC for patent infringement, but they are appealing.


GM Is More Than Ready For Round Two

The second-gen Chevy Volt arrives with improvements in every area you can name. Whether or not this will translate into better sales remains a big unknown.


Feds Seek Assistance From Some Experts, Ignore Help From Other Ones

Cars have become hacking targets, but documents show the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is struggling to address automotive cyber threats.


Man Builds Near-Life-Size Tesla Supercharger Out Of Legos

Schaeffler will test its 48V mild hybrid system in an Audi TT. A man built a Tesla Supercharger out of legos. Georgia Power opens 11 new charging islands.


Also Launches Car-Sharing Program In New York

GM will be getting a lot more autonomous vehicle data from its employees, as they'll start using driverless Volts to get around the Warren, MI, tech center.


Company Co-Founder Says Collaborators Could Be 'Top-Tier OEMs'

Google wants to partner with an existing OEM to bring its self-driving car technology to the market, a company co-founder said Tuesday.


Like The EPA, DOT Officials Chill Hope For Protections In Copyright Law

Independent researchers have uncovered major cyber-security weaknesses and emissions scams, but the government agencies that benefit most don't appreciate the help.


New Vehicles In Canada Follow European Car2go Black Service

The Car2go car sharing service is getting a little more roomy by offering Mercedes-Benz B-Class in pilot program in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver, Canada. It's the first time in North America the company is renting a model with a rear seat.


Google now a has patent for technology to broadcast video between vehicles to make drivers aware of upcoming obstructions before they can see the problem.

Today's cars are pack with more technology than ever before, and these patents prove automakers aren't slowing down in the search for the next big thing.


Tesla Begins Powerwall Installations; Tesla Batteries Could Drop Below $100 Per kWh

Carsharing revenue is expected grow to $6.5B in 2024. Tesla in installing the Powerwall in "pilot" homes. Could Tesla batteries drop to $88 per kWh? The Tesla World Conference is underway in Antwerp.


Chevy says its Android Auto update will reach its cars in March, starting with those that have 8-inch MyLink touchscreen systems


Uber has released yet another product called "UberCommute," which is specifically geared for drivers going to certain locations who want to split the cost of the trip.


America's fighters are "a lot closer" to fitting laser weapons than people think, Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle said.


The band YACHT has a new record coming out next month, but the video for "LA Plays Itself" can only be viewed when Uber's surge pricing goes into effect in Los Angeles.


BMW is adding Side View Assist blind-spot monitoring to its C650 GT scooter in Europe, a first in the segment, as part of a refresh of the touring scooter and its C650 Sport sibling.


RWE is installing smart EV chargers at the University of California, San Diego. These EVSEs can talk to the grid about supply and demand.

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