Thieves are stealing catalytic converters out of cars for their precious metals

3,986 thefts in 2015, with California Priuses taking the biggest hit. sci tech news Continue reading Thieves are stealing catalytic converters out of cars for their precious metals

Toyota’s Prius Prime is engineered to give hybrid owners more EV feels

img_0324 Toyota’s Prius Prime is an updated take on the company’s popular hybrid, with more emphasis on the EV aspects of the vehicle, including a battery with double the driving capacity, and a few other tweaks that push the car closer toward the EV end of its dual identity, including an acceleration feature that lets the electric motor handle much of the pick-up when you first put your… Read More technology news Continue reading Toyota’s Prius Prime is engineered to give hybrid owners more EV feels

Virtual assembly lines are making the auto industry more flexible

The influence of the tech sector on car makers continues to grow. sci tech news Continue reading Virtual assembly lines are making the auto industry more flexible

A second airbag supplier SNAFU hits Toyota, 1.4 million cars recalled

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Tesla’s patent strategy opens the road to sustainability for transport and for itself


freebirds What makes Tesla unique? How about everything. Mention patents to most people and their eyes glaze over. Worse, they think of patent “trolls” that some say are harming American businesses. But everyone appreciates one fundamental fact: Patents, and intellectual property generally, mean value. Read More Syndicated from TechCrunch Continue reading Tesla’s patent strategy opens the road to sustainability for transport and for itself