The 2015 Chevy Impala Is Going Bi-fuel, Which Is Awesome

The iconic vehicle will be able to run on waste.

Earlier this month, General Motors announced its 2015 Chevrolet Impala would have a bi-fuel option, meaning it could run on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or conventional gasoline. It's the only OEM-produced full-size sedan in North America capable of running on either CNG or gasoline, and the base model starts at $38,210. The sedan will have a tank for the CNG mounted in the trunk and will push the car another 150 miles.

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Wicked Tech: Glow-in-the-Dark Highway Markings

Smart Highway's pilot program is up and glowing in the Netherlands.

Driving at night is more dangerous than most people probably realize. Unsurprisingly, traffic death rates are three times greater at night than during the day, according to the National Safety Council. In an effort to improve road safety and nighttime visibility, a pilot program has launched in the Netherlands to test out glow-in-the-dark highway markings.

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Wicked Tech: Audi RS 7 is World's Sportiest Autonomous Car

The incredible piloted driving car will race a lap on Hockenheimring.

Audi has been developing autonomous driving technology for several years now, and the German automaker continues to outdo itself. They've dubbed their new RS 7 Sportback concept "the sportiest piloted driving car in the world." And, it's surely the fastest with 560 horsepower and a max speed of 189.5 mph. Can you say Vorsprung durch Technik?

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Autospeak Explained: Powertrain

Simplifying car jargon and techspeak for ordinary people.

Although it sounds like either a particularly potent cocktail or an item on offer in certain parts of Amsterdam, "powertrain" refers to neither of those things, nor to locomotives. Simply put, the powertrain is the part of your car (or motorcycle, boat, tractor, or other piece of machinery) that makes it work.

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World's Largest Battery Electric Vehicle Unveiled

BYD debuts their 60-foot Lancaster eBus in Houston.

The 2014 American Public Transportation Association Expo took place in Houston last week and while that title sounds about as interesting as watching the home shopping network, there were actually some very neat vehicles unveiled, in particular the world's largest battery electric vehicle.

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There's Good Reason Why Tesla's Infotainment Rules ...

... Because it's built just like your favorite device is.

Auto-industry analysis firm IHS Automotive is currently tearing a Tesla Model S apart. Why? Well, for science, duh; Tesla's in a unique position as a small-batch automaker with big technological aspirations, and so IHS is interested in seeing what makes its systems tick. It's interesting to see how one company approaches a problem that all companies face. Most recently, IHS finished its teardown of the two main screen-based systems, the center stack and the instrument cluster..

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