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Twin-track discussed at the 2016 Geneva motor show

Twin-track product cycles speed up automotive technology.

With every new model that mobile phone manufacturers release there’s a quantum leap forward in technology. Automakers do the same, but with the development and production costs of bringing a car to market often running into the hundreds of billions of USD model life cycles tend to be much longer (Typically 7 years), but with […]

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Spanio GTA uses Graphene

Graphene the wonder-material of the future.

The secret to the material’s extraordinary strength lies in the robustness of the covalent carbon-carbon bond and the fact that the one atom thick graphene monolayers can be produced defect-free. Essentially all materials contain defects, such as microscopic cracks or scratches, which are “weaker” than surrounding material. As a result, the breaking stress of a […]

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Autonomous Ford Fusion

Congratulations on the birth of little Foogle!

It’s no secret that Ford Motor Corporation are serious about self-driving cars; not only have they made huge investments in their own autonomous vehicle (And ADAS) development program, but recently announced an additional investment of $4.5 billion to bring 13 new electric cars to market by 2020 along with expanding research into batteries: Electrification is […]

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360° Sensors give autonomous cars vision.

The concept of the autonomous vehicle has been around for decades: In 1977, the Tsukuba mechanical engineering laboratory in Japan built a prototype that drove a special course, following white markings, at up to 30 km/h; while in 1980, Mercedes-Benz unveiled a vision-guided van that achieved speeds of up to 100 km/h on streets with […]

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