Category Archives: Automobile

Lamborghini Huracán Owes Its Magic to Technology

Life can be hard for the 21st century supercar. It’s not enough to go three times the speed limit, look like an interstellar fantasy and generate enough g’s to peel off a driver’s face. No, today’s exotics must also be reassuringly safe, reliable, and accommodating, even as they trim fuel consumption and carbon emissions. The new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 advances that cause with scenery-blurring fury, as we found at Spain’s Ascari race circuit, followed by a swift run through Andalusia to the Costa del Sol.

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Nokia investing $100M in smart-car technology

Fresh off selling its mobile-phone business to Microsoft, Nokia is turning its attention to another area potentially ripe for rapid technological change: smarter cars.

Nokia Growth Partners, the company’s venture capital group, plans to invest $100 million into companies that bring more computing and communications technology to cars, the company said in conjunction with this week’s Global Mobile Internet Conference.

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World’s most fuel-efficient hybrid wins major design award

The Volkswagen XL1, the world’s most fuel-efficient hybrid car, has been named winner of the transport category in the annual Designs of the Year Awards.

The car is one of 76 designs in seven categories which are on display at the Design Museum in London until August 25.

The innovative XL1 will now go on to compete for the Design of the Year 2014 award against the winners of the other categories – architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphic, product – with the overall winner announced on June 30.