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DriveME NewsTrack end January: Energy saving cars and a new blind spot gadget

Volkswagen XL1 reaches first owner in Middle East It was only a few months ago that the Volswagen XL1 undertook the challenge of crossing seven Emirates on one litre of petrol. No wonder Volkswagen claims for it the title of the world’s most efficient and technologically advanced car. A couple …

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Toyota ‘Mirai’ makes hydrogen cell cars an early reality

There are two areas in which plenty of energy – pun intended – is right now being focused in automotive technology. One is the autonomous driving concepts pursued by Volkswagen and Google and somewhere along those lines, the piloted driving experiments by Audi that recently did a 900 km demonstration …

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Audi A7 concept achieves 900 km piloted drive

The 900 kilometre stretch between Silicon Valley, California and Las Vegas, Nevada was the metaphoric distance between the church door and the altar to Audi last week. It held the promise of the future of piloted driving for the German automaker, and perhaps the automotive world. Jack is a natural …

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Audi Prologue show car reveals future design

If you thought Audi was getting a little monotonous in bearing a sibling similarity and with so many more now on the road, even a bit tiresome to look at again and again, the new-age Audi is showing itself at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Marc Lichte, Head of Design, …

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Now you can opt for Eco-friendly power

Eco Power and The Bull batteries will now be available in the UAE, thanks to a collaboration between Omeir Bin Youssef & Sons LLC, Abu Dhabi’s leading automobile dealer and Discover Energy Corp – Canada, a longstanding manufacturer of battery and power related products, and a leading OEM in innovative …

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Creepy car tech showcased by Jaguar Land Rover

The future was on show at JLR’s Whiteley event this week where much more than their four-cylinder engines were showcased. It was the future itself of cabin gadgetry and driving aids, and the sloth it all suggests seems to be a shade too scary! The other day in a meeting, …

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A car that cleans itself: new concept from Nissan

The next next-gen brainwave in automotive tech isn’t under the hood or within the cabin. In fact it is gleaming on the sheet metal itself – the self-cleaning nano-paint technology which gets its first test run on the Nissan Note. Technically speaking, it could save you half the cost of …

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Nissan ZEOD to do first electric lap at Le Mans

Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours LM P2 podium finisher and inaugural Nissan PlayStation GT Academy winner Lucas Ordóñez has been confirmed as the first race driver for Nissan’s revolutionary ZEOD RC prototype, as it becomes the first car to complete an entire 13.6-kilometer (8.5 mile) lap of Le Mans on …

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Toyota launches T-Connect in UAE: Navigation map on call

New customers of Toyota in the UAE – entry level or top end – will get a navigation option. What makes it special is that it’s not just about maps, and also that you can simply pocket it the end of your drive. You can even use it on the …

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Lookout: Future Toyota concept hints at new Supra

A Dodge Viper must have grudgingly revved past the gates of Akio Toyoda’s residence; or he could have been introduced to the some diabolic game on the Playstation; or he just paid a nostalgic visit to the Toyota museum of racing records. Whatever the trigger, the result was a brief …

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