Vehicles

Google partners with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to put Android into millions of vehicles

Google will partner with Renault -Nissan-Mitsubishi, the largest auto alliance in the world by vehicle sales, to put Android-based infotainment systems into millions of cars, the companies told Wall S

Daimler’s new electric heavy-duty truck has 220 miles of range

Daimler has a new all-electric semi truck that it revealed at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, with a range of around 220 miles on a single charge and a heavy-duty towing capacity of around 11 tons

Connected Car Company Zubie Rolls Out An API For The “Internet Of Cars”

Zubie, a company that sells a device allowing drivers to tap into their car’s onboard computer and then sync vehicle diagnostic data to their smartphone, is today expanding its footprint with th

Nvidia’s Automotive Ambitions Include Big Brains In The Car And In The Cloud

Nvidia’s focus this year on CES is on the Tegra X1 mobile chipset, a brand new SoC that offers desktop-like computing performance for a range of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets

RoboCar MEV-C: Japan Gets New Robot Car

Tokyo-based robot venture <a href="http://www.zmp.co.jp/en/">ZMP</a> has churned out <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/02/26/robocar-g-japanese-venture-to-sell-electric-robot-car-videos/">yet<

Ford to Sell Solar Panel System Alongside Electric Cars

<a href="http://www.ford.com/">Ford Motor Company</a> is <a href="http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=35036">teaming up</a> with San Jose-based solar panel maker <a href="http://www.s

Video: Can Plastic-replacing Foam Help Cut The Weight Of Cars By 50%?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Picture-61-620x320.png" /> Using foam for the production of vehicles (for automotive components) is hardly something new, but Japan-base

EC-03: Yamaha rolls out low-cost electric 50cc scooter

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/ec_03-620x465.jpg" /> Yamaha Japan <a href="http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/global/news/2010/0714/ec-03.html">announced</a> [press release

Little Bee, Rustic, Sugar Drop: Panasonic rolls out three new e-bikes in Japan

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/BE-ENHL63-620x413.jpg" /> Japan is to get another three <a href="http://search.beta.techcrunch.com/query.php?s=electric+bike">electric b

Test drive: 2011 Ford Fiesta

The 2011 Ford Fiesta isn’t the status quo. No longer do consumers need to compromise on creature comforts for the practicality of a compact car. The top Fiesta trim level is loaded with enough gizmo

GM's Enhanced Vision System brings augmented reality to vehicle HUDs

Heads-up displays are far from new. They’ve been around in GM vehicles since the late-80s and they’ve gone from a just displaying a speedometer, to night vision, and soon to augmented rea

Hybrid garbage truck picking up trash in NYC

Hybrid commercial vehicles are the answer to the environmental crisis, not passenger vehicles. Sure, your Prius is greener than, say, a Suburban, but even the large GM SUV has a lot smaller carbon foo

FedEx converts 92 delivery trucks to diesel hybrids

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/federal-express-truck1.jpg">I've said over and over again, along with a lot of other people, that hybrid technology would make the bigges

Cool detachable motor home concept

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/colim1.jpg">Christian Susana of Germany came up with this concept of a motor home with a detachable front car for tooling around on day t

Affordable, upgradable electric GPR-S motorcycle

No, not that GPRS. If I knew how to ride a motorcyle, I’d buy one of these. I’ve pledged not to buy a vehicle until I can buy a real electric, but I never said anything about how many whee

Stephen Colbert on the Volt: "Will it get me laid?" GM: "I think so"

http://www.comedycentral.com/sitewide/video_player/view/default/swf.jhtml This is a great clip. I’ll let the guys do the talking, but although I’m sure GM’s point man Bob Lutz is in

Ladies and gentlemen, the Chevy Volt production model

I promised myself that the next car I bought would be a real electric production car. Is this my next car? More importantly, can I afford it? Likely not, but that’s not the issue here. Pictures

Can-Am Spyder Roadster: Poetry

I saw two guys riding Spyder Roadsters last night — it was too dark to get pictures — and I was amazed. These are three-wheel motorcycles with two articulated wheels up front and a powered

How to get around the Star Wars universe

I think it’s safe to say that everyone knows what each and every one of the included photos is and which episode it was from, so I don’t need to bore you with details. I was hoping they&#8

The $50 Paint Job For Your Vehicle

Hard to believe $50 did this You’ll find that after a 1993 Honda Civic hits your car door, you may require a new paint job. Too bad that a really good paint job costs way more than you want to s
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