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Why MIT is teaming up with Lamborghini: to create even better supercars

Why MIT is teaming up with Lamborghini: to create even better supercars Supercars already have some carbon fiber parts, whether roof, hood, and trunk panels to save weight and lower the car’s center of gravity, or tubs (the chassis) that are ultra crash-resistant.There are already carbon fiber panels on Lamborghini’s Aventador.

10 almost-perfect tech cars to buy in 2017

10 almost-perfect tech cars to buy in 2017 Here are 10 cars with tech savvy you should consider buying in 2017, if you’re in the market.They’re good, they’re worth buying, and like so many of our heroes today, they each have some kind of flaw.

Ford, Toyota to challenge Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Ford, Toyota to challenge Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Right now, Apple CarPlay looks about the same on a $25,000 Chevrolet Cruze (image above) and a $60,000 Audi, to the annoyance of all automakers.Currently, if you have CarPlay, your only navigation choice is Apple Maps; similarly, if you have Android Auto, the only choice is Google Maps.

CES 2017 delivered a clear vision of the car of the future

CES 2017 delivered a clear vision of the car of the future In many ways, automakers are trying to ensure the car is as connected to your life as your smartphone is.A large part of the smartphone’s power is the connection to the cloud to enable new services and experiences across different devices.

Best cars of CES 2017 - almost the Car Electronics Show

Best cars of CES 2017 - almost the Car Electronics Show Just as well, because it could almost be called the Car Electronics Show.The North Hall of Las Vegas Convention Center was taken over by the automakers and suppliers, makers of car electronics such as Garmin, and a few resolute makers of aftermarket car speakers.

Top 10 tech cars of the 2017 Detroit auto show

Top 10 tech cars of the 2017 Detroit auto show Here’s our take on the top cars of NAIAS 2017, especially those with technical appeal.The Detroit show’s public days run Saturday, Jan.

Why you should skip the Toyota Prius for the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid

Why you should skip the Toyota Prius for the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid The mainstream Prius hybrid long ago used up its allocation of federal tax credits.The hybrid Toyota Prius runs $25,730 to $32,585 (with $865 shipping) and ranges from the Prius Two through the Prius Four Touring with the Premium Convenience Package.

Mature design and standard tech make the Toyota Yaris a better buy

Mature design and standard tech make the Toyota Yaris a better buy More: Toyota is plotting two new coupes and a spicier Corolla aimed at the GTI The engine bay is home to a brand-new, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine developed to replace the current car’s 1.

Calling Uber from your broken-down car is no fun, so buy these reliable rides

Calling Uber from your broken-down car is no fun, so buy these reliable rides Here’s a little secret other sites won’t tell you: these days, it’s difficult to find a truly “bad” new car.With few exceptions, anyone can walk onto any dealer lot, pick out any new car, and wind up with a reasonably trouble-free product for the first several years of ownership.

Toyota’s RAV4 Adventure brings a rugged look to an understated crossover

Toyota’s RAV4 Adventure brings a rugged look to an understated crossover While crossovers took the automotive market by storm, Subaru went a step further to make its all-terrain vehicles actually look like all-terrain vehicles.Since then, crossover utility vehicles, or CUVs, have adopted styling cues that suggest they can tackle any unpaved road, even if that’s far from the case.

Toyota’s 2018 Tundra and Sequoia gain TRD Sport upgrades, new safety tech

Toyota’s 2018 Tundra and Sequoia gain TRD Sport upgrades, new safety tech When shopping for a big pickup truck or SUV, it’s easy to overlook the Toyota Tundra and Toyota Sequoia.The 2018 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia both feature minor style updates and new safety tech, as well as new optional TRD Sport packages from Toyota Racing Development, the Japanese automaker’s performance arm.

Top 10 cars of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Top 10 cars of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show The Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place is the envy of the nation’s auto dealers: the largest attendance of any US auto show, and enough room for multiple indoor test tracks.Still, Chicago generates its fair share of new car introductions (that is, midlife refreshes) as opposed to “all new” cars (a new model), model variants such as convertibles or off-road versions, and hints of new models.

Street Fighter II's M. Bison Loses To... A Toyota

Street Fighter II's M. Bison Loses To... A Toyota I beat he could kick some Prius ass.In Toyota’s latest C-HR ad, the crossover makes its way through Street Fighter II and faces off with M.

‘Street Fighter II’-themed Toyota commercial pits the new C-HR against M. Bison

‘Street Fighter II’-themed Toyota commercial pits the new C-HR against M. Bison While the C-HR’s latest commercial doesn’t exactly showcase the vehicle’s finer points, Street Fighter II‘s competitors are obviously fans of Toyota’s new approach.More: Are two factory body kits the first step toward a hot-rodded Toyota C-HR?

How The Best Racing Cheat Of All Time Worked

How The Best Racing Cheat Of All Time Worked It was via this restrictor plate that Toyota found their loophole.It’s not just that they made a restrictor plate that didn’t actually restrict; anyone could have done that, but they’d have been caught.

Hello, fellow kids! Toyota’s edgy C-HR targets millennials, but forgets the tech

Hello, fellow kids! Toyota’s edgy C-HR targets millennials, but forgets the tech With a number of competitor crossovers already on sale, the C-HR faces an uphill battle to earn Toyota new market share.The 2018 Toyota C-HR is nothing if not audacious.

Lexus’ Sports Yacht may be just a concept or it could be a market test

Lexus’ Sports Yacht may be just a concept or it could be a market test Now we can add Lexus to the gang with the Lexus Sports Yacht, which was recently introduced at the Miami International Boat Show.Dream bigger and get the matching yacht The 42-foot Lexus Sports Yacht is constructed of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CRFP), a material used in race cars and supercars.

Microsoft is licensing its tech to car firms, with Toyota first to jump on board

Microsoft is licensing its tech to car firms, with Toyota first to jump on board The initiative is intended to help facilitate the ‘connected car,’ as public interest in more intelligent in-car functionality is expected to continue to grow over the new few years.“The connected car represents an enormous opportunity for the auto industry, and at the core it’s a software challenge,” said Peggy Johnson, Microsoft’s executive vice president of business development, who was quoted in a blog post published by the company.

New Toyota Mirai billboards in California help clear the air

New Toyota Mirai billboards in California help clear the air The FCV will be featured on a new billboard (nothing new about cars on billboards) but this one, fittingly, helps to clean the air.The Toyota Mirai eco-billboard campaign, working in conjunction with Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, will launch 37 billboards in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

This Toyota Corolla iM drift car is a 1,000-hp Frankenstein’s monster

This Toyota Corolla iM drift car is a 1,000-hp Frankenstein’s monster But this isn’t a standard Toyota Corolla.So it took a humble Toyota Corolla iM hatchback, converted it from front-wheel drive to rear-wheel drive, and installed a 2.