Research & Development

Developments of future mobility technology.

Porsche Says Its Synthetic Fuel Could Make Gas-Powered Engines as Clean as EVs

The marque believes its eFuel would allow combustion engines to be as clean as electric drivetrains.

Apple in Talks to Buy Self-Driving Sensors, Key Step in Car Plan

The tech giant is in discussions with multiple suppliers of self-driving car sensors known as lidar, according to people familiar with the matter, a key milestone toward development of its first passenger vehicle.

Powerpaste packs clean hydrogen energy in a safe, convenient gray goop

Fraunhofer researchers have presented a magnesium-based "Powerpaste" that stores hydrogen energy at 10 times the density of a lithium battery, offering hydrogen fuel cell vehicles the ability to travel further than gasoline-powered ones, and refuel in minutes.

A possible red hot future for electric vehicle batteries

High-temperature batteries could one day power road vehicles, according to the University of Nottingham, which has worked with Chinese universities to take a step forward with molten salt ‘metal-air’ batteries.

YouTube: How NASA Built The Future Tire

The Donut Media crew discuss how NASA designed tires using the "memory metal" nitinol.

Embrace the Complexity — An Evolution of Manufacturing

The fixed assembly line has served us well for more than a century, and yet we could unlock a new level of productivity by embracing the unpredictable nature of organic systems. But first, we have to learn to let go.

Michelin's tiny electric motor could make motorcycles easier to move

These patent drawings show a battery-powered reverse gear.

Tesla partners with Samsung on new 5nm chip for full self-driving, report says

Tesla has reportedly partnered with Samsung on a new 5nm chip for full self-driving, according to a new report coming from Korea.

Toyota group beefs up development of fuel-cell vehicle parts

Toyota Motor Corp. and its group companies are stepping up efforts to develop auto parts for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles and expand their market amid a global shift to eco-friendly cars that do not emit carbon dioxide.