Eighty of the auto maker’s patent applications are for the Hybrid Air project. The system improves mild-hybrid powertrains by recovering energy as compressed air and reusing it as quickly as possible with the next acceleration....More
The auto maker’s advanced system features software that preemptively reassesses road conditions 20 times faster than the blink of an eye, readjusting the power split between the wheels for an ideal blend of handling and traction....More
Acura's new flagship sedan might be lacking in exterior styling, but the car is loaded with compelling technologies such as standard 4-wheel steering, a well-crafted interior and the brand's first direct-injection engine....More
PSA’s EMP2 can be made with five different wheelbases that could add up to 8.7 ins. to the shortest version, and four different track widths. It can handle larger wheels and shorter front and rear overhangs....More
Subaru is not a premium brand, but it walks a fine line between high volume and luxury.
Its adoption of EyeSight will expose active-safety technologies to a broader pool of consumers, who will need to learn what the system can and cannot do the same way they discovered how to use personal computers and smartphones.
During a recent demonstration of EyeSight at historic Willow Run Airport, the technology works as advertised, but only after David Sullivan, Subaru’s car line manager, explains the system’s limitations....More
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