Selecting a Chevy Volt, Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf — or one of many other new models — shoppers in the United States bought more than 96,000 plug-in electric cars in 2013. That’s a tiny slice of the auto market, but it’s up eighty-four percent from the year before. In Vermont, as of January 2014, there were 679 plug-in vehicles, according to the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. That’s two hundred percent growth over 2013.
The spread of obesity and type-2 diabetes could become epidemic in low-income countries, as more individuals are able to own higher priced items such as TVs, computers and cars.
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We’ve seen cars with no drivers in horror films, and on the show Cops when dummies leave their keys in them, and they go around in circles. Yet there’s now a report that we could be seeing more driverless cars in the future, thanks to today’s technology, and there are some nice advantages that could come with this.
Fully autonomous vehicles are hitting the streets around the United States. In fact, several major automotive and technology firms are testing self-driving cars already.
General Motors says it's planning to introduce 4G LTE connectivity to its cars as early as next year, through a deal with AT&T.
Over the past few years, Google has been working to perfect its sophisticated autonomous vehicle technology.
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have been in development for a number of years, but haven't yet hit mainstream adoption to a lack of a viable hydrogen fuel infrastructure.
Audi designs some really sweet vehicles, running the gamut from premium people movers up to impressively fast sports cars.
Volvo is likely one of the first companies that comes to mind when you think about automotive manufacturers with a history of adopting new safety technology.
BMW is well known for designing some seriously high tech and popular performance vehicles, including the M3.
Some may scoff at the idea of Apple's iOS inside of an automobile, but the idea is not far-fetched at all.
Toyota has invested a massive amount of R&D in an effort to accelerate the development of hybrid drivetrains for automobiles.
Californian senators have passed a bill that looks set to make the state the second in the US to approve self-driving cars on its roads.
MIT engineers have developed a semi-autonomous vehicle safety system that takes over if the driver does something stupid.
A vehicle capable of driving itself may sound like something out of a science fiction story, but General Motors (GM) expects to equip its vehicles with such technology by the middle of this decade.
For many years, most of the fuel we've been burning in our automobiles has included 10% ethanol to reduce the amount of petroleum consumed in the United States.
A number of automotive manufacturers currently integrate hands-free technology in their automobiles, allowing drivers to focus on driving, rather than manually accessing various devices.
In the world of electric cars, most vehicles like the Nissan Leaf are stodgy, unattractive boxes aimed at the thrifty driver.
One of the most memorable Hollywood scenes of a remote-controlled car was featured in the James Bond flick "Tomorrow Never Dies" where Pierce Brosnan played 007.