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Top 10 tech cars: slenderized
  • L. Ulrich
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Spectrum
  • 21 March 2013
IT'S OFFICIAL: GUZZLING GAS IS OUT OF STYLE. IN AUGUST, the Obama administration finalized U.S. standards that will nearly double the average fuel mileage of cars and trucks by 2025. The rule slicesExpand
State of charge
  • L. Ulrich
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Spectrum
  • 3 January 2012
In a cloud of car exhaust during a Friday rush hour, I'm humming over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge in an all-electric, tailpipe-free Nissan Leaf. I've plotted a course for Vacaville, 88Expand
Top ten tech cars
  • L. Ulrich
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Spectrum
  • 20 March 2014
The automakers of the world are tearing the veil off their latest techno marvels, and this year their hottest offering is the automated car. · No sooner did Nissan introduce the world's firstExpand
Top 10 Tech Cars 2011
  • L. Ulrich
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Spectrum
  • 1 April 2011
After being pummeled by economic storms, the world's major automakers are bruised but still standing. You'd think they'd be playing it safe, but many of them are actually doubling down on technology,Expand
Whiter brights with lasers
  • L. Ulrich
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Spectrum
  • 7 November 2013
I am standing in a twilit underground lab looking at the most powerful car headlight in the world. Its source, a blue-laser diode, is 1000 times as bright as an LED but uses just two-thirds theExpand
Carbon car [2013 Tech To Watch]
The paper states that BMW introduces the first affordable cars made with superlight carbon composites.
Top 10 Tech cars: 2018 [Top 10 Tech Cars]
  • L. Ulrich
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Spectrum
  • 22 March 2018
IN THIS YEAR'S TOP 10 TECH CARS, as in the global auto industry at large, the Great Disconnect becomes more obvious. On the one hand, virtually every carmaker offers models that deploy technology inExpand
Top 10 tech cars: The scramble for electric dominance has begun
BY NOW, EVEN casual car fans have heard that the Corvette has gone midengine. It's a radical realignment for a car famous for big V8s nestling below long, flowing hoods since the ‘Vette's birth inExpand
Top 10 Tech Cars 2015
For the auto industry, predictions have been as reliable as a moth-eaten Yugo: Global oil prices are at a five-year low, sales of pickup trucks and SUVs are booming, and purchases of gas-electricExpand
Top ten tech cars 2019: Self-driving and electric technologies are infiltrating everyday cars—slowly
  • L. Ulrich
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Spectrum
  • 1 April 2019
LIKE A BORED CHILD on a long car trip, an advanced-vehicle enthusiast can be forgiven for asking, "Are we there yet?" The rollout and adoption of cars that use alternative energy or that driveExpand
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