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A cast-aluminum backbone offers lots of intriguing possibilities.

There are some very interesting features here we hope translate to a production car.

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Wonder where people got the idea that EVs have limited range?

Remember who trademarked the term.

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In-wheel motors, adjustable accelerator may also be in store for Faraday Future's SUV.

Electric-vehicle startup continues to indicate that it looks to take on the Tesla Model X with its crossover.

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It involves touch sensors, so you may want to stock up on Windex.

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The ID Concept had no mirrors. This has no windshield.

Expect this car to share a platform with the ID Concept revealed in Paris.

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What, no wirelessness?

It's a clever idea, but one that could have some significant drawbacks.

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Driver input works in tandem with self-driving tech.

Driver input works in tandem with self-driving tech.

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Patent reveals folding, zero-emissions car.

Ford wants to bridge the gap between bicycles and cars.

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But only when you're driving a car.

These augmented reality heads-up displays could be a big help for avoiding crashes.

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It would one-up Ford and GM’s 10-speed auto.

More is always better, right?

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But we still wouldn't count on a flying Prius arriving in your local showroom.

Toyota's aerocar patent design can stow its wings inside the body, so it'll look normal (ish) on the road.

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New two-stage turbocharger utilizes a low-pressure and high-pressure turbine in a series.

General Motors has filed a patent for a new two-stage turbocharger that should increase performance and negate lag.

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"I'm mighty glad you stayed." – Lionel Richie

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Yet another hint that Project Titan is for real.

Kurt Adelberger invented a new kind of smart charger for electric vehicles while working at Google. Now he's off to Apple, possibly to work on an EV project there as well.

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The idea is to increase the options for cylinder deactivation and narrow the spacing between them.

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Google has a patent for autonomous vehicles to detect the turn signals of other traffic on the road, which could increase driverless car safety.

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Hyundai now has a patent for a door that combines a van's sliding door with a gullwing hinge, and the company thinks it'd be great for an RV.

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Toyota has a patent for a way to move the image around a vehicle's head-up display, which always keeps it in a useful place for the driver.

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