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    Spy Shots: Mercedes CLS is getting a facelift, interior and exterior spied

    The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class basically invented the four-door coupe niche when the first generation was unveiled in 2004. While it had less practicality than a traditional sedan, it made up for it with tons of style. The second generation continued the lineage in 2010, albeit with a less bulbous ...

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    Teased: Porsche Macan teaser reveals unique quad-LEDs

    In truth, all-but-undisguised prototypes for the upcoming Porsche Macan compact crossover have been spotted galavanting all around the globe for some time now, but even the least-camouflaged examples have been caught wearing eyepatches covering their headlights and taillights. A dark new teaser ...

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    Confirmed: Audi promises next A8 on sale by year's end, LED Matrix lamps to be available [w/video]

    Audi has just released details about its new Matrix LED headlamps, but just as illuminating as the new lighting technology is confirmation that the next A8 will appear "on the market at the end of 2013." While Audi is calling the model new, expectations – and the spy shots above – ...

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    Report: 2014 Volvo XC60 scooped before launch

    A Chinese automotive site has snagged the first spy shots of the updated Volvo XC60, completely uncovered. While the overall profile of the vehicle remains intact, the headlights are heavily revised. Gone are the two-piece units, which featured the separate light strip between the main cluster ...

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    Video: Street Smarts, customizable puddle lamps project your class

    Ah, SEMA. Always a bastion of terrific ideas and entirely tasteful modifications. The latest innovation to come from the show that brought you this, and that is a product called Street Stamps. Building off of the previous popularity of underglow lights, Street Stamps project a customizable image ...

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    Video: Acura's ILX Hybrid gets all ate up with LED lighting

    Acura has paired its 2013 ILX with the band Metric on its U.S. tour. To keep people as intrigued outside the concert as they are inside, Acura turned the ILX into an LED art car with a 3D display where there should have been an interior. Creating the LED light show took 4,600 hours, that was for ...

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    Official: Renault Alpine A110-50 concept does its papa proud

    Renault has officially released details on its Alpine A110-50 Concept. Designed to pay homage to the original Alpine A110, the machine wears a body crafted from carbon fiber and dipped in a shade of the same iconic Alpine Blue we all know and love. Up front, designers worked in a set of half-ring ...

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    Video: Cadillac choreographs light show for approaching its 2013 XTS

    Cadillac has already been releasing a steady drip of information about what's going into its 2013 XTS like its autonomous-vehicle tech, and now it's focusing on lighting choreography. Cadillac reminds us that its lighting signature is vertical bands of illumination, tying it back to 1948, when ...

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    Video: Rear window LED panel the ideal way to scold tailgating drivers

    I had a buddy in college who got so tired of tailgaters that he carved a middle finger out of plywood, wrapped it in Christmas lights, and stuck it in the rear window of his Volkswagen. When someone got too close on the interstate, he flipped a button, and the wooden bird illuminated, letting ...

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    Report: LG attempting to ban BMW and Audi sales in South Korea over patent dispute

    LG Group has taken up legal arms against both BMW and Audi over a patent dispute. The technology company is reportedly aiming to have the sale of vehicles from both German automakers banned in South Korea over an LED patent dispute. According to Korea Times, LG Group is claiming that Osram, the ...

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    Report: Lit Up: GM RenCen wants more LED signs

    General Motors is looking to deck the Renaissance Center in more LED lighting, according to a report from The Detroit Free Press. The manufacturer has already installed one ring of the colored lights at the top of its tower and has petitioned the City of Detroit to allow the building to be fitted ...

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    Featured: The Coolest Pinewood Derby Car To Never Race

    As kids, there were only so many outlets available to satiate our automotive obsession. While we always had grand visions of things like building the ultimate model A/C Cobra or hewing the sleekest Pinewood Derby racer that the sport had ever seen, our projects typically turned out looking more ...

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    Video: Audi loans eight robot arms for art installation

    Audi's Outrace Project – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Trafalgar Square is located in central London. It plays host to thousands of people on a daily basis. The square is filled with memorial fountains and allows direct passage to the National gallery, and starting September ...

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    Next-gen 'smart' headlamps to automatically adjust beams around oncoming traffic?

    A French company may have come with the next big thing in vehicle lighting. Valeo SA has developed a system called Beamatic Premium that allows drivers to keep their high-beams on at all times while still protecting other drivers from being blinded while driving. The tech uses onboard cameras to ...

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    Spy Shots: Next-gen Porsche 911 gets LED indicators

    Next generation Porsche 911 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    No other automaker subscribes to the "evolution, not revolution" idiom more than Porsche, and the next generation 911 will benefit from yet another styling refresh later this year in the form of some subtly tweaked ...

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    VIDEO: Audi teases Geneva-bound A1 with LED headlamps

    Audi A1 LED headlights – Click above to view the video after the jump
    The hype continues... We're still two months away from Audi's official unveiling of the pre-production A1 premium compact at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, but the German automaker's going to milk it for all it's ...

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    Unintended Consequence of Technology: New LED traffic lights can't melt snow

    Traffic lights using state-of-the-art LED illumination use 90 percent less electricity, offer a much longer service life and are more durable than their incandescent counterparts. Taking advantage of the countless benefits, cities around the country have been replacing traditional filament-based ...

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    Audi R8 V10 will be all LED, all the time

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Audi R8 V10
    The Audi R8 claimed a number of world firsts – that is, walking away with magazine awards and journalists' hearts the world over. The Audi R8 V10 is about to claim a world first in technology: it will be the first car to offer high and ...

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    Audi R8 gets first full LED headlamps

    Click above for high-res gallery of the Audi R8 The innovative R8 supercar from Audi is now available for the first time with full LED headlamps. In addition to the standard Audi-signature 24-LED running lamps it's always had, this extremely expensive option (£3,590 converts to $7,100 USD) ...

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    Could this be the most trick shift knob ever?

    var digg_url = ''; We've always been of the opinion that if it doesn't make you go faster, stick better or be safer, it's generally a waste of money. There have been exceptions, but this has to be one of the coolest.The idea is ...


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