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GM: Self-Driving Vehicles Could be Ready by End of Decade

Advanced safety technologies provide building blocks for autonomous driving DETROIT – Vehicles that partially drive themselves will be available by the middle of the decade with more sophisticated self-driving systems by the end of the decade, General Motors Vice President of Global Research and Development Alan Taub says. These advances in autonomous vehicle technology are […]

Formula 1: Hamilton Breaks Qualifying Monopoly Using Pirelli P Zero Red Tires

McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has broken Red Bull Racing’s monopoly on pole positions this season, thanks to a lap of 1m35.820s on Pirelli’s P Zero Red supersoft tyres in Korea. Hamilton’s pole, at McLaren’s 700th grand prix, was his first since the 2010 Canadian Grand Prix, beating newly-crowned world champion Sebastian Vettel by two-tenths of […]

Video: Cadillac CUE – Intuitive and Connected Driving in 2012

Integrates interior design with industry-first control, command technologies – Natural voice recognition, fewer buttons, larger icons, greater customization – Central instrument panel features fully capacitive faceplate, vibrant 8-inch LCD touch screen with proximity sensing, multi-touch hand gestures – 3.5 times more processing power than current systems SAN DIEGO – Cadillac CUE, a comprehensive in-vehicle experience […]

Formula 1: Vettel Claims Formula One World Title on Pirelli Tires

Sebastian Vettel, driving for Red Bull Racing, has joined an exclusive club of drivers to have won Formula One World Championships on Pirelli tyres: Giuseppe Farina (1950), Alberto Ascari (1952, 1953) and Juan Manuel Fangio (1951, 1954,1957). The German also becomes the youngest double world champion in Formula One history and the ninth driver to […]

Formula 1: Button Dominates Japan Practice on Both Pirelli Compounds

The 12 Formula One teams had their first taste of Pirelli’s P Zero tyres in Japan today, with McLaren driver Jenson Button – the only person who is theoretically able to deprive Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel of the championship this year – setting fastest time in both of the two free practice sessions. Button […]

The BMW ActiveHybrid 5

The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Full Hybrid Power comes to the 5 Series Sedan Woodcliff Lake, NJ – BMW today announced the introduction of its newest hybrid, the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5. Based on the BMW 535i Sedan, the ActiveHybrid 5 brings together BMW’s 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine, an electric drive system and an […]

Mopar® to Offer More Than 250 Accessories for New 2012 Jeep® Wrangler

• From $18 grab handles to a $12,000 industry-first off-road Jeep® camper trailer, Mopar® will offer a loaded menu of accessories • Winch-capable steel bumper provides more clearance • Build-your-own steel half-door kit • Complete list of accessories at Auburn Hills, Mich. – After introducing industry-first camper trailers for Jeep® vehicles, Mopar® will now […]

The BMW Performance Power Kits Provide More Exhilarating Performance

The BMW Performance Power Kits Provide More Exhilarating Performance and Excitement for The Ultimate Driving Machine® New Power Kits for 135i and 335i Models Woodcliff Lake, NJ – Now, more invigorating horsepower and torque, is available with two new power kits bring crisp stimulating performance to The Ultimate Driving Machine®. BMW’s 135i and 335i Models […]

Formula 1: Vettel Claims First Victory in Singapore with Pirelli

Red Bull Racing driver Sebastian Vettel has claimed his ninth victory of the year with Pirelli, but second place for McLaren’s Jenson Button, Vettel’s only potential challenger, means that the title fight will continue to the next round in Japan. The Singapore Grand Prix – held at night with temperatures in excess of 30 degrees […]

Video: 2012 Nissan GT-R: The Promise Fulfilled

It is a supercar. Handcrafted 485 530-hp twin-turbo V6 engine with dual clutch 6-speed transmission, ATTESA E-TS® All-Wheel Drive with patented independent rear-mounted transaxle, 4-wheel independent suspension with Bilstein® DampTronic® system, Nissan/Brembo® 15.4″ front rotors and 15.0″ rear rotors with diamond-pattern internal ventilation and 6-piston front/4-piston rear monoblock calipers, 20″ Super-lightweight forged-alloy RAYS® wheels with […]