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Process Could Make Hydrogen Production A More Local Affair

Virginia Tech researchers find a way to make hydrogen from corn waste.

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Ford has filed a patent for an 11-speed automatic transmission and has outlined three ways of making it work.

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A newly released study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute finds that around 10 percent of people riding in an autonomous car might experience motion sickness, if they aren't paying attention to the road.

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Drivers Were Idle For More Than 98 Percent Of Vehicle's Journey

In the first trip across the United States ever made by an autonomous car, engineers from Delphi Automotive were surprised to learn that, in some cases, their vehicle behaved a lot like a human driver.

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Several startups in San Francisco are trying to bring a luxury experience to mass transit with fleets of highly upgraded buses that offer things like waiters onboard to deliver snacks. Could these companies be bad for the city, though?

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The Daimler entry into the Department of Energy Supertruck program beats the original goals by 115 percent. The semi uses a massive amount of tech to get an average of 12.2 miles per gallon.

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QuantumScape Batteries May Provide More Than 400 Miles Of Range

Volkswagen looks to US-based solid-state battery maker for potential boost in electric-vehicle range.

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Toyota has patented an improved eye-tracking technology that attempts to eliminate false-positive results caused by redeye. The system also monitors a driver's upper and lower eyelids to calculate how open the is.

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Senators Want NHTSA to Put Autonomous Driving On Fast Track

In many circles, the prospect of autonomous and self-driving cars taking over American roads is greeted with enthusiasm. Among car enthusiasts, however, the idea of removing the driver from the driving often sounds like a soulless and grim transportation future.

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Porsche is putting a greater focus on developing connectivity technology in its vehicles for the future, and the company might be working with Apple and Google on solutions. Also, expect to see more hybrids from the sports car brand in the future, maybe even a full EV.

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Semi-Autonomous Auto Steering Coming Soon

Tesla's Model S software update 6.2 adds Range Assurance and Trip Planner to help ease range anxiety, and update 7.0 promises much more exciting tech, like auto steering and semi-autonomous modes.

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AeroMobil wants to have its flying car ready to sell to the public for 2017, but there's still a lot of development to get the vehicle ready for the road. In the future, the company even wants to make the plane autonomous.

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Autoblog Editor-in-Chief Sharon Carty Panels Discussion On The Future Of The Automotive Industry

How easy is it to plan for the future when you've got billions of dollars at stake and no crystal ball? A group of automotive industry leaders get together to talk it out.

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But Battery Improvements For New i3, i8 Models Coming

The next new vehicle to wear BMW's i prefix is not due until after 2020. In the meantime, we can expect battery updates for the i3 and i8 every three years.

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Honda is reportedly using its upcoming 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the base choice in the next-gen Civic. It's possible that they could both be fully unveiled by the end of 2015.

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Supplier Wants To Showcase Its Semi-Autonomous Safety Technology

Delphi is attempting to become the first company to pilot an automated car across the United States.

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Still-In-Testing Inductive Charging Tech On Display Around Miami ePrix

The first time Qualcomm executives met with their auto-industry counterparts about an experimental technology that could wirelessly charge electric vehicles, they thought it'd be a flop.

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BMW has patents on two, bizarre three-cylinder engine designs meant to improve on the classic V-twin. One splays out the pistons in a fan shape, adds a cylinder to the traditional design.

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An Oxford University study finds that nearly half of the jobs in the US could be replaced with machines in the next 20 years. Thanks to the rapid rise in autonomous vehicle technology, truck drivers might be the first to be affected.

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A study by Thomson Reuters looks at the past 24 years of auto patents to examine Apple's current place in the industry. Samsung might be a big competitor, but an Apple merger with Tesla could be a real boon for both businesses.

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During its annual press conference, Audi announced a fully electric sport activity vehicle to launch in early 2018. The company promised unique styling from its other crossovers and a claimed 311-mile range.

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