Tag: Tech

Ford Patent Reveals Electric F-150 Might Use Up To Four Motors

An intriguing patent from Ford has emerged online courtesy of the Mach-E Club forum detailing the platform the electric Ford F-150 pickup truck could use and how a four-motor version may be in the works. The patent describes a body-on-frame platform that incorporates additional cross-members and a bespoke bottom plate to securely house the vehicle’s […]

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Mercedes Kicks Off Robotaxi Tests In U.S. Using Mainly S-Class Models

While Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius previously told journalists that his company’s autonomous driving technologies will more likely be applied to commercial vehicles, word has it that the automaker has also begun robotaxi tests in California, with the help of Bosch. This autonomous fleet is comprised of some 30 vehicles, most of them being Mercedes S-Class […]

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Production Audi E-Tron Sportback Teased, Will Be Joined In LA By RS Q8

We already knew that the production-spec e-tron Sportback was going to be Audi’s main exhibit at the 2019 LA Auto Show and now we also learn it will be joined by the RS Q8 high-performance SUV. Audi will therefore have two world premieres at California’s main auto show, as well as a North American debut […]

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Digital Keys Are Getting Smarter, Will Provide Access Even If Your Smartphone Is Dead

Digital keys are about to get a lot smarter as the Car Connectivity Consortium is finalizing standards for the next-generation of the technology. Dubbed digital key release 2.0, the specification is slated to be complete late this year and will use a new “scalable architecture to support mass adoption.” The upcoming specification uses NFC (Near […]

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