Because I’m a man with deep, disturbing problems, I was doing some research into taillights for an upcoming story when I found this patent. As a taillight fetishist, (if we were like Furries, we’d be called Taillies, but I don’t want to fuck a taillight) I was interested. I don’t think I was ready for the gloriously…
Or is it a super-hot Scion FR-S? It’s a little unclear, as the sleuths at Autoguide (who originally uncovered the drawings) note that Toyota (or as the youths call it, “Scion”) filed the Japanese patent, but the application listed Fuji Heavy Industries, parent company of Subaru, as the creator. All we know is, it’s…
Fiat Chrysler USA was just awarded an American patent for “a ramp system for a vehicle storage bed” which appears to be exactly what it sounds like, and would be a hugely helpful feature for folks like me who like to put heavy stuff in trucks but don’t always have friends around to help.
Since we are looking at the patent drawing of a mid-engined Honda that’s smaller than the 2016 Acura NSX, could this be the S2000 successor of our dreams? Probably not.
For self-driving cars to work, they've got to do it all, and that includes navigating city streets where one of the biggest issues isn't just other cars, it's pedestrians. Humans have a sense of what a person will do based on their movements. Computers, not so much. Toyota has an idea how to fix that.
Unless Ferrari is really screwing with everyone, this is Ferrari's next one-off, an all-wheel-drive V12 supercoupe called the FFX.
These are reportedly patent filings for an upcoming Ferrari. I can say with confidence it is a coupe version of the Ferrari FF. That would make it, in my eyes, the best car Ferrari could make.
In Minority Report, Tom Cruise was served up individually-targeted ads. Now it appears General Motors wants to make this futuristic science fiction technology a reality with a just-published patent for billboards designed to serve up ads targeting a specific car based on their last navigational system input.
Alex Severinsky, a Soviet emigrant who began his career developing antitank-warfare instrumentation, patented a system for powering gas-electric hybrids in 1994. Toyota used his system for the Prius without permission or payment. Until this week.
Consistent with their overriding philosophy, Lotus has entered a patent application for a lighter, simpler and more compact version of the complex dual-clutch transmission.
Kambiz Salari, a researcher at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has used a very simple method to solve a consequence of driving a truck. Salari has applied for a patent that will reduce the aerodynamic drag that accompanies driving a truck by essentially placing a box fan immediately behind the cab. The…
Autocar uncovered a patent for a a part-time four-wheel-drive system, applied for by Ferrari. Don't get excited, it doesn't mean a Ferrari SUV is in the works (like the Ferrariization of the Alfa Kamal concept, pictured). The system looks to be designed for traction-control purposes, not off-roading. According to …