new uses of eye-tracking technology in relation to vehicle collision avoidance warnings and rear-end accidents.

Eye-tracking technology could help make driving safer

“Keep your eyes on the road.” With the recent advances in vehicle-assisted safety technology and in-car displays, this old adage has a new meaning, thanks to two new applications of eye-tracking technology developed by researchers at the University of Missouri. Designing a better collision avoidance warning Observing how someone’s eyes change—specifically the pupil—while they respondRead Full Story

Photo: courtesy Ford Motor Company.

Technologies designed to curb the tongues of back-seat drivers

“Watch that truck!” “You’re trailing too close.” “Slow down, you’re driving too fast!” Ah, the incessant (helpful?) advice from a backseat driver. But perhaps the days of these common calls from backseat drivers are coming to an end, thanks to new, driver-assist technologies. According to a recent study from Ford and sociologist Dr. Jess Carbino,Read Full Story

Last Beetle

Volkswagen says ‘auf Wiedersehen’ to the Beetle

After its multi-generational run as a brand mainstay and global automotive phenomenon, the Volkswagen Beetle is ending production. The final car produced by Volkswagen de Mexico’s Puebla plant—a Stonewashed Blue coupe—will live on display at Volkswagen’s local museum in Puebla as a lasting tribute to the automobile’s rich and storied heritage. Volkswagen de Mexico willRead Full Story

Lotus Evija

Lotus unveils Evija, a fully electric hypercar

The world’s first fully electric British hypercar, the all-new Lotus Evija, has been revealed. As a name, Evija (pronounced ‘E-vi-ya’) means ‘the first in existence’ or ‘the living one’. It is the first hypercar from Lotus and the company’s first model with an electrified powertrain. Production is limited to not more than 130 examples, makingRead Full Story

MB Type 320

Renconstructed 1932 SSKL MB racing car driven at Pebble Beach ‘125 Years of Motorsport’ anniversary

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (August 15 to 18, 2019) marked a highlight in the 125 Years of Motorsport anniversary milestone for Mercedes-Benz. A reconstructed Mercedes-Benz SSKL streamlined racing car from 1932 was driven on the road for the first time at the event. Mercedes-Benz Classic spared no expense in having the vehicle reconstructed inRead Full Story

Aston Martin DB5 Shooting Brake.

Classic Aston Martin sports cars fetch record prices at RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale

The ‘Evening with Aston Martin’ sale in Monterey on August 15, 2019, curated by renowned auction house RM Sotheby’s as part of their annual Monterey sale, saw exceptional examples of some of the brand’s most desirable sports cars change hands for millions of dollars. This event included some of the most significant Aston Martin modelsRead Full Story

Graf von Faber-Castell launches a limited edition series of writing instruments for Bentley’s 100th Anniversary.

Graf von Faber-Castell tribute to Bentley centenary is something to write home about

With a company history of making exclusive writing instruments and accessories for more than 250 years, Graf von Faber-Castell pays homage to Bentley’s “100 Extraordinary Years” in 2019 with a timelessly beautiful yet uniquely dynamic trio of products. The fountain, rollerball and ballpoint pens of the “Limited Edition Centenary” range come in a sophisticated blackRead Full Story

Aston Martin Vision Concept

Aston Martin Lagonda showcases Electric Future event

On June 26-27, 2019, Aston Martin Lagonda showcased its zero emission powertrain technologies with the company’s first Electric Future event held in London, England. Relaunched as the world’s first zero emission luxury brand in 2018, Lagonda plans to change traditional thinking and take full advantage of the latest advances in electrification and autonomous driving technologies.Read Full Story

Despite relinquishing his position as Jaguar's director of design for 20 years, Ian Callum will continue to work for Jaguar as a design consultant.

Jaguar’s legendary director of design Ian Callum departs after 20 years; successor Julian Thomson assumes the mantle

After two decades heading up Jaguar Design, Ian Callum, director of design, is leaving his position at the company. Julian Thomson, currently creative design director, has been appointed to the role of director of design, effective July 1, 2019. Since joining Jaguar in 1999, Callum has built a world-class creative design team, established a newRead Full Story

Michelin

Michelin, GM take the air out of passenger vehicle tires

Michelin and General Motors (GM) have unveiled a new generation of airless wheel technology, the Michelin Uptis Prototype (or “Unique Puncture-proof Tire System”). GM intends to develop this airless wheel assembly with Michelin and aims to introduce it on passenger vehicles as early as 2024. Later this year, GM will initiate real-world testing and validationRead Full Story

VW at Nurburing

Volkswagen ID.R sets new electric record at the Nürburgring

Volkswagen has achieved a milestone in electro-mobility with its ID.R., powered by two electric motors, which lapped Germany’s Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 6:05.336 minutes—faster than any electric vehicle before it. Romain Dumas (F) beat the previous record set by Peter Dumbreck (GB, NIO EP9) in 2017 by 40.564 seconds. With an average speed of 204.96 kilometres perRead Full Story

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