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VW Adds Gesture Control Concept to e-Golf at CES

When AutoVolt reviewed the VW e-Golf, the infotainment system was one of its highlights of the car, offering a fast and intuitive system to use. However, Volkswagen has now taken things one step further by adding gesture control and a new infotainment system that the company says is almost ready for production.

Gesture control is not solely intended for the e-Golf, however, as Volkswagen state they believe it will find its…

KIA at CES 2016 cockpit mockup

KIA Invests in Autonomous Driving with new DRIVE WISE Sub Brand

KIA has laid its autnomous driving cards on the table at CES this year, with the focus being on bringing semi-autonomous features to their vehicles by 2020 and full autonomous vehicles by 2030. The Korean company has created a new sub-brand, “DRIVE WISE” for what it is calling Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The idea is, of course, to increase safety for all on our roads and to this effect KIA will…

Audi e-tron quattro concept cockpit

e-tron quattro Concept Paves Way for Audi’s Electric Future

Electrification, digitalisation and piloted driving have all been combined in Audi’s latest electric car, the e-tron quattro concept. The Audi e-tron quattro concept is an electrically powered sport SUV, driven by three electric motors that provide all-wheel quattro drive with a total output of up to 370 kW. Torque vectoring is in-built to enhance cornering capability and stability. The 95 kWh battery, the same size as of that seen in VW’s BUDD-e…

Chevrolet Bolt EV 2017

Production Ready Chevrolet Bolt EV Revealed at CES

Heralded as a ground breaking blank canvas approach to an electric car design, Chevrolet has pulled back the sheets to reveal the production version of the Bolt EV. Key details include a 200 mile range and a sub $30,000 price. Stuart Norris, managing director of Design said,

“We were given a blank canvas – a rare opportunity with a unique platform to recast EV design for…

VW BUDD-e Concept

VW BUDD-e Concept Electrifies CES

VW has taken the wraps off its latest electric car and despite the low-key hype surrounding it, have unveiled something really quite striking; a 373 mile range, 101 kWh batteried, 0-60 mph in 7 seconds minivan.

Could this be a true Tesla competitor? The looks are certainly nowhere near as sleek or sporty as Tesla’s Model S or X, but the BUDD-e will accommodate passengers in comfort, using the rear space of the concept car to…

Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept

Chevrolet Bolt EV to Make its Debut at CES

Chevrolet will unveil the 2017 Bolt EV at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Jan. 6, and be the first auto brand to work with Facebook to debut a vehicle using Facebook Live.

With the addition of the Bolt EV to a line-up that includes the all-new 2016 Volt, 2016 Malibu Hybrid and Spark EV, Chevrolet will offer consumers more affordable, electrified vehicle options than any other major…

Microsoft Band 2 used to talk to Volvo cars

Volvo and Microsoft Talk to Their Cars

More than 33 years after the popular American TV show Knight Rider showed David ‘The Hoff’ Hasselhoff talking to his car, KITT, Volvo and Microsoft are launching a wearable-enabled voice-control system.

Volvo owners will be able to talk to their car via their Microsoft Band 2, allowing them to instruct their vehicle to perform tasks including setting the navigation, starting the heater, locking the doors, flashing the lights or…

Faraday Future FFZERO1 Concept

Is Faraday Future’s New Concept All Mouth and No Trousers?

The problem with building up hype ahead of a product reveal is that there is a risk of underwhelming your audience. Faraday Future (FF) managed to accrue a healthy social media following as a result of their obsessively secretive nature but the promise of something special. The rumour mill was working at full speed to try and foresee what the fledgling company might produce. Few things were actually known as fact.
Certain key employees were made known publicly, hinting at what kind of car might be built. Designers from BMW i, ex Tesla engineers and so on…

Faraday Future Tease Video Screenshot

What to Look Forward to at CES 2016

The global technology event CES held each year at Las Vegas has become the largest and most important annual tech event of its kind. Initially filled with TVs and computers, the show is now host to mobile phones, tablet PCs, smart watches and of course cars. Electronics in cars has increased over recent years to such an extent that manufacturers are keen to use a tech fest event like CES to strut their stuff. This year is no…

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