Enlarge (credit: Tesla ) Understandably, the focus of a lot of our car coverage here at Ars has been on things like hybrid and electric powertrains, autonomous vehicles, and the rise of the connected car. But there are other interesting technology stories in the auto industry that are a little more hidden from the average driver. Take Gordon Murray’s iStream idea, for example.
Aside from trotting out a new tread pattern every year or so, you might think there’s not a lot manufacturers could do to improve the humble car tire. But advances in materials, sensors and manufacturing techniques are opening up new possibilities. Michelin is exploring this potential with its Vision concept tire that is airless, 3D printed, equipped with sensors, biodegradable, and not just a tire, but a tire and wheel in one
The spoiler on a future Ford car you buy might be 3D-printed. Ford Motor Company announced on Monday that they’ve begun testing 3D printing of large-scale parts, using tech provided by 3D printing industry giant Stratasys. The pilot project is designed to find out how Ford might be able to use 3D printing to make large parts, tooling and components at relatively small volumes, where… Read More
You might not think of a wedding cake as being the type of thing that gets vandalized, but that’s exactly what happened to a replica of the cake that was presented to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 1947. Now, thanks to 3D scanning technology, a super-accurate copy of that replica is being recreated out of sugar. ..
Back in July 2015, we took a look at the Divergent 3D Blade , the world’s first 3D-printed supercar. More than just a car, the Blade represented a paradigm shift in auto manufacturing … and we really weren’t all that sure we’d hear about it again.
The LA Auto Show started this week, and New Atlas spent a few days there, speed-walking corner to corner and getting the scoop on new cars, trucks, urban transporters and auto technology. On the cars side, there are numerous concept and production car debuts, exotics, classics, green technologies, customs and more. We’ve put together an overflowing gallery of the best of the best for your viewing pleasure.
Nissan has created what it claims to be is the world’s biggest 3D-printing pen sculpture. The Qashqai Black Edition model was created to celebrate the car’s launch and contains 8.6 miles of plastic strands. ..
Jonathan Gitlin This is Olli.
Jonathan Gitlin This is Olli. It uses 3D printing and is self-driving at speeds of 12-18mph with a 60-mile range.