New low-temperature chemical reaction explained
In all the centuries that humans have studied chemical reactions, just 36 basic types of reactions have been found. Now, thanks to the work of researchers at MIT and the University of Minnesota, a 37th type ...
Single-inlet electric vehicle charging to showcase in LA
Sharing data links in networks of cars
Wi-Fi is coming to our cars. Ford Motor Co. has been equipping cars with Wi-Fi transmitters since 2010; according to an Agence France-Presse story last year, the company expects that by 2015, 80 percent of ...
Ford, researchers to work on autonomous cars
Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it was teaming up with researchers at two US universities to work on obstacles, technical and otherwise, to automated driving.
Ford F-150 takes 'tough' to new level via aluminum
Ford, Daimler, Nissan to research hydrogen cars
Ford is joining with Daimler and Renault-Nissan to speed development of cars that run on hydrogen, with hopes of bringing a vehicle to market in as little as four years.
Connected cars to untangle snarled traffic
A car that dials emergency services itself in case of a crash and warns its driver of traffic snarls ahead: Ford Motor Co.'s chief believes connected autos will pave the road to the future.
Ways to make driving easier, safer born at BMW idea factory
Those iPod and iPhone adapters that are now standard equipment in nearly every modern car were born out of a "what if" idea by BMW engineers in Silicon Valley in 2003.
Smartphones fueling smarter cars, safer drivers
One of the most innovative automotive technologies at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is something most drivers already own: a smartphone.
Ford and Heinz explore potential of repurposed tomato parts
Carmakers let app developers drive innovation
Googling the nearest gas station, sending email from your smartphone, or booking a table at a restaurant: Those are all things you shouldn't do while driving. But so many drivers have grown accustomed to ...
Ford sets the stage for Fusion 2013 in Detroit
Cheap natural gas makes inroads as US vehicle fuel
Natural gas, whose price is at record lows thanks to a shale drilling boom, is gaining traction as an alternative energy in the United States, with automakers jumping on the bandwagon.
The electric cars most likely to succeed
The crystal ball is still cloudy on electric and plug-in hybrid cars. They're still being made in limited numbers, and delivered to very specific test markets. And half the really exciting ones aren't even here yet. Still, ...