Features

Testing

Window into Kia's future

On the edge of South Korea’s densely populated capital, stands a non-descript, relatively low-rise – compared to the innumerable tall blocks that seem to fight for...

Connectivity

Q&A: John Wall

You’re working more closely with Ford, how is this different to other relationships you have in the industry?The thing that is unique about...

Commercial Vehicles

Tomorrow's truck

In the coming decade, truck drivers’ roles will change dramatically to include transport status checks via the cloud, organising routes, and adjusting them to take on additional...

High Performance

Video: Honda NSX

Driving a vehicle over 300km/h might be hugely exciting, and at times take your breath away, but it also requires engineers to pay infinite attention to the flow of air into...

Vehicle Development

Video: Audi R8 Spyder

When the R8 Coupé development programme began in 2010 there were a number of key pillars that engineers were aiming for: increase power output and efficiency, reduce...

Vehicle Development

Land Rover Discovery

When the first-generation Land Rover Discovery was introduced in the late 1980s, the aim was to better mix the luxury found in the Range Rover with the agricultural abilities of the...

Electronics

Video: Computer control

The continual push to develop autonomous vehicles shows few signs of slowing down. The technology could have a huge impact on safety, decreasing accidents significantly if it has, or can...

Features

Preview: Mondial de l'Automobile

The question that will be answered by many people at this year's show will be what technologies will give an expanding population the levels of mobility it demands in the...

Electronics

Driving change

It's fair to say that the automotive industry has been very successful in integrating software systems for many decades. In fact, systems such as traction control, ESP and ABS have...

High Performance

Video: Audi TT RS

Audi has a long history of using five-cylinder engines in its vehicles, from the unit that was integrated in to the Audi 100 5E in 1977 to the 1995 Audi RS2 with an engine that produced...

Vehicle Development

Audi Q2

Audi hasn’t shied away from developing SUVs, and in the Q7, Q5 and Q3 has a strong position in the market. But demand evolves, so the vehicles that buyers might have wanted a decade...

Commercial Vehicles

Video: Free flowing

“If Tesla wants its planned electric truck to come with enough range acceptable to haulage fleets, it might need to accelerate research into platooning. Platooning is when smart trucks...

Milestones

Lotus Elise

The aim of all developers of sports cars is to offer a fast-acceleration, high-speed driving experience. For many, the obvious route to reaching this adrenalin-fuelled,...

Features

Video: Designing the Porsche Panamera

When the Porsche Panamera was first introduced in 2009 it met with a mixed reaction. Consumers were already used to the OEM producing larger vehicles – the Cayenne SUV had already been...