The 6.0L W-12 in the Continental Supersports was significantly redesigned, incorporating larger turbochargers and larger charge-air cooling and exhaust systems, both for better breathing. Brake-based torque vectoring is standard.
Intended to be placed at each corner of an autonomous vehicle, the supplier says its High Resolution 3D Flash LiDAR has no moving parts, works well in bad weather and should be less expensive than current cumbersome LiDAR scanners.
Time and again, Hyundai has demonstrated its ability to transform an engine that could be pedestrian in a modest grocery getter into something so much more. Its new pint-sized powerplant checks all our boxes.
The anticipated arrival of self-driving cars has automakers rethinking interiors and how they will look and feel in the future, as seen in several concepts exhibited at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Outpacing the computing power of current automotive-grade processors, the ZF ProAI technology will enable vehicles to understand their environment by using deep learning to process sensor and camera data for highly automated driving, the companies say.
In the U.S., Germany and much of China, safety systems and cloud-based functions potentially can prevent about 260,000 injury accidents, save 390,000 tons of carbon-dioxide emissions and offer average drivers an extra 31 hours of free time on the highway, study says.
New propulsion systems have improved so dramatically in the areas of power delivery, response and refinement that we find ourselves looking increasingly at observed fuel economy to break ties and seal our picks.
For the first time in 23 years of testing, a V-8 fails to earn a spot on the Wards 10 Best Engines list, but many high-output turbocharged 6-cyl. engines are generating enough horsepower and torque to fill the void.
WardsAuto editors evaluated the 40 vehicles in October and November, driving to and from home, work, school, the hardware store and on weekend roadtrips. There is no instrumented testing. Vehicles must have a base price no higher than $62,000 to be eligible.
BMW and Ford each have two stout turbo-6s in the hunt this year, while Infiniti has one. All five are smooth, extremely refined, reasonably fuel-efficient and dishing up loads of horsepower and torque.
WardsAuto editors are evaluating about 30 vehicles as part of the 2017 Wards 10 Best Interiors competition. Today's gallery focuses on the '17 Kia Niro, a 5-passenger hybrid CUV with a sticker price of $32,445.