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Top 5 Most Important Upcoming Car Technologies

No doubt about it -- today's cars are highly advanced pieces of machinery. Believe it or not, even more sophisticated technology is on the way. So what can we expect to see in the upcoming years?


How Driverless Cars Will Work

How Driverless Cars Will Work

Driverless cars could help ease traffic congestion, lower pollution and prevent accidents. Learn more about the technology behind driverless cars. See more »

How Stackable Cars Will Work

How Stackable Cars Will Work

Stackable cars could mimic the design of stacked shopping carts. Learn how stackable cars compact themselves and how the vehicles actually function. See more »

Will we drive on underground automated highways?

Will we drive on underground automated highways?

An underground automated highway will conserve aboveground land and welcome self-driving cars. Learn what happens on an underground automated highway. See more »

Who is looking to reinvent the 18-wheeler?

Who is looking to reinvent the 18-wheeler?

An 18-wheeler reinvention is long overdue: Rising costs of fuel have led to trucker strikes and decreased profits. Read about one 18-wheeler reinvention. See more »

What will "luxury car" mean in 2030?

What will "luxury car" mean in 2030?

The future luxury car will be highly digital -- as much computer as it is engine. Read about the future luxury car and how engineers envision the 2030 auto. See more »

Will there be a new kind of taxicab in the future?

Will there be a new kind of taxicab in the future?

The new taxicab on the horizon will have to accommodate large urban populations -- and it may be driverless. Read about the new taxicab of the future. See more »

What will speed mean in the future?

What will speed mean in the future?

Speed in the future will be realized by a varied assortment of fuels and power sources. Read about speed and the future and how it's being tested today in Utah. See more »

What makes a digital car digital?

What makes a digital car digital?

A digital car used to be only in our imaginations (or on the silver screen), but it's a reality now. Read about the digital car and digital auto technology. See more »

Will car repairs in the future financially cripple you?

Will car repairs in the future financially cripple you?

Car repair in the future will be affected by emerging auto technologies -- how pricey will it get? Learn about car repair in the future and auto repair. See more »

How Lowriders Work

How Lowriders Work

Lowriders are modified cars with suspensions that can be raised and lowered. Learn about lowriders, different types of suspensions and lowrider life. See more »