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Ford Patents a Pet-Restraint System That Will Most Likely Kill the Animal in a Crash
Ford Patents a Pet-Restraint System That Will Most Likely Kill the Animal in a Crash

7 Sep 2022, 15:47 UTC / An interesting Ford patent reveals the Blue Oval’s preoccupation with the well-being of dogs, but the system depicted is more likely to kill the dog in a crash

 
Ford Files Patent for Crazy "In-Flight Charging" of Electric Vehicles Inspired by Aviation
Ford Files Patent for Crazy "In-Flight Charging" of Electric Vehicles Inspired by Aviation

19 Aug 2022, 10:45 UTC / Ford applied to patent “in-flight charging” of electric vehicles inspired by military aviation, only in this case, the EV is charged while being towed

 
Stellantis Trademark Filing Suggests Dodge Challenger Tomahawk Might Be Coming
Stellantis Trademark Filing Suggests Dodge Challenger Tomahawk Might Be Coming

1 Jul 2022, 09:39 UTC / Dodge is readying three muscle car debuts for next month, and one of them could add the Tomahawk suffix. Will it be the electric version?

 
Ford Patents a Crazy New Feature for a Vehicle's Windows, It Will Blow You Away
Ford Patents a Crazy New Feature for a Vehicle's Windows, It Will Blow You Away

1 Jun 2022, 16:00 UTC / Ford has filed a patent for a “switchable glass structure” that empowers electro-chromatic glass to act as touch-sensitive surfaces

 
Apple Car Is Very Much Alive, Will Feature VR Technology and Possibly No Windows
Apple Car Is Very Much Alive, Will Feature VR Technology and Possibly No Windows

20 May 2022, 08:57 UTC / New rumors about the future Apple Car are fueled by a recent patent filing hinting at a windowless autonomous vehicle featuring virtual reality technology

 
Honda Has a Clever New Suspension System, It Uses Electromagnets
Honda Has a Clever New Suspension System, It Uses Electromagnets

21 Apr 2022, 17:53 UTC / Honda may have a struck a deal with GM to share its Ultium platform, but when it comes to comfort the Japanese carmaker is not fooling around

 
Hyundai's E-Trike Will Have Auto-Adjusting Rear Wheels
Hyundai's E-Trike Will Have Auto-Adjusting Rear Wheels

20 Apr 2022, 16:38 UTC / Hyundai absolutely smashed it with the Ioniq 5 and Kona. But here they are, doing it all over again with a very cool trike. Here’s why they’re making it

 
Ford's Making a Robot That Can Fly and Drive Itself, Not Without Cost Control
Ford's Making a Robot That Can Fly and Drive Itself, Not Without Cost Control

14 Apr 2022, 20:52 UTC / At this point, don’t we all have a lot of robots? Think about it – what’s in your kitchen? Well, Ford now wants a robot for itself. It drives and flies

 
Ford Wants Your Car's Windows to Act As Advanced Microphones, Here's Why
Ford Wants Your Car's Windows to Act As Advanced Microphones, Here's Why

11 Apr 2022, 22:35 UTC / The American automaker is getting ready for the EV era with new technologies. It looks like Ford learned something from another auto manufacturer

 
GM Has a New One-Pedal Driving System, No Paddle Shifters Are Involved
GM Has a New One-Pedal Driving System, No Paddle Shifters Are Involved

9 Apr 2022, 15:06 UTC / General Motors is ready for the EV era and is looking to bring more comfort to those that commute and need to recuperate energy lost while accelerating

 
New Apple Patent Reveals More About the iCar, Video Really is King
New Apple Patent Reveals More About the iCar, Video Really is King

8 Apr 2022, 21:59 UTC / If there’s a tech company out there that does want to miss the EV era, you let us know. Apple isn’t going to let this chance slip. Here’s the latest iCar news

 
How Your Next Ford Will Remind You There's a Kid or Pet in the Car
How Your Next Ford Will Remind You There's a Kid or Pet in the Car

6 Apr 2022, 22:21 UTC / With summer approaching, it’s nice to see carmakers thinking about safety. This new system is designed to protect those in the back

 
Volvo's Side-to-Side Sliding Steering Wheel Will Move As You Wish
Volvo's Side-to-Side Sliding Steering Wheel Will Move As You Wish

6 Apr 2022, 18:15 UTC / Volvo is planning on giving you the chance to drive exactly as you want. It might seem like a gimmick, but it has actual utility. Here’s how it’s going to work

 
Mitsubishi Wants You to Carpool With Other People, Patents a New Social Credit System
Mitsubishi Wants You to Carpool With Other People, Patents a New Social Credit System

26 Mar 2022, 16:18 UTC / Mitsubishi might have a hard time with its cars right now, but it doesn’t give up on technology. Here’s how it’s planning on making you want to share a vehicle

 
Toyota's New Wheelchair Design Might Save Your Life
Toyota's New Wheelchair Design Might Save Your Life

26 Mar 2022, 14:42 UTC / Mobility isn’t all about cars or trucks. Japanese automaker Toyota wants to help those that need wheelchairs. It plans on making them safer for everyday usage

 
Ford's New Patent for a Vehicle With Drift Mode Brings a Fresh Approach
Ford's New Patent for a Vehicle With Drift Mode Brings a Fresh Approach

24 Mar 2022, 14:24 UTC / Focus RS's drift mode was apparently a happy accident, but a new patent shows Ford is back to the drawing with the happy-driver feature

 
Honda's Getting Ready for a New, High-Tech, Long-Range EV Powerhouse
Honda's Getting Ready for a New, High-Tech, Long-Range EV Powerhouse

20 Mar 2022, 00:20 UTC / Everybody’s trying to make EVs as useful as possible. Honda doesn’t want to be left behind, so it starts working on it in the most Japanese way possible

 
In-Motion Vehicle-to-Vehicle Charging No Longer a Theory, Cisco Has the Technology
In-Motion Vehicle-to-Vehicle Charging No Longer a Theory, Cisco Has the Technology

16 Mar 2022, 22:59 UTC / Electric vehicles will be able to charge other electrical vehicles while on the go. The technology has already been patented by Cisco. Here are the details

 
Ford Found a New Way To Improve EV Efficiency, It Helps a Little
Ford Found a New Way To Improve EV Efficiency, It Helps a Little

16 Mar 2022, 06:37 UTC / Every single Watt (W) of power is now more important than ever. That’s why Ford patented a new way of heating your steering wheel. Here’s how it works

 
Factory-Installed Fake Engine Sounds and Vibrations for EVs Are Almost Reality
Factory-Installed Fake Engine Sounds and Vibrations for EVs Are Almost Reality

16 Mar 2022, 03:37 UTC / Will you start up your EV just for the sake of the noises it makes? You might. Here’s what’s brewing in South Korea and how it might catch on