Having a car door get keyed is enough to make you feel sick. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed a coatings additive to let the healing begin. ArticlePublished: 5/20/2010
Vehicle engineers are finding that new steels are allowing them to meet requirements for safety and fuel efficiency. Which is not to say they're not using other materials, too.
Continental is deploying the Android operating system to drive forward the connected car—not something that is going to happen in the "future," but may be in your garage by 2013. ArticlePublished: 5/4/2010
The reinvention of the car is not just going to be an exercise in transforming powertrains, particularly in the world of 2030, when 60% of the people on the planet will live in cities. Crowded cities.
While none of these developments appears to be as though they'd be out of place in a contemporary car, they are really rather extraordinary. More importantly, they are essentially doable from a production standpoint.