EVs & Hybrids
Toyota files patent for anti-theft system that releases tear gas
Who wouldn't want to drive around in a car loaded with tear gas?
Mar 13, 2019
Patents suggest Shelby GT500 will pack aero tweaks galore
Everything from active brake cooling to underbody venting is mentioned here.
Jan 10, 2019
Ford patents heated seat belts because everyone hates winter
Who wouldn't want to be bound in a vehicle by straps of warm electricity?
Dec 11, 2018
Mid-engined Corvette hatch cover exposed in patent application
The vented frame looks cool, literally and figuratively.
Dec 06, 2018
Mazda trademarks MX-6, but will it use it?
A two-door, ICE-powered Mazda coupe would be nice, thanks.
Dec 05, 2018
More Corvette active aero patent filings uncovered
The patents describe different methods of using various sensors to create the data for optimising the use of active aerodynamic parts.
Sep 25, 2018
Mazda patents sideways rotary as big as a shoebox
The compact, single-rotor engine will be used as an electric vehicle's range extender.
Sep 21, 2018
New Corvette active aero patents discovered
Spoilers and ducts, and side skirts, oh my!
Aug 14, 2018
Ferrari Seeks Patent For New Targa Top That Won't Muss Your Hair
The idea seems interesting, but why does the application include sketches of an F430?
Aug 10, 2018
Mysterious new Audi Q3 patent surfaces
Could this be the SQ3?
Aug 03, 2018
This Is It: 2019 BMW X7 Leaked In Patent Images
Like it or not, the concept's huge front grille will have a correspondent on the production model.
Aug 02, 2018
Ferrari Files Cool-Sounding E-Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine Patent
The E-turbo can sacrifice its efficiency to make a better sound.
Jul 20, 2018
Uber files patent for questionable new tech that avoids unsafe areas
And it could ostracize drivers with older vehicles.
Jul 02, 2018
Mercedes selling replica of the very first car ever patented
Nostalgia at its finest.
Jun 24, 2018
Lotus SUV revealed in leaked patent images
It's a Lotus, Jim, but not as we know it.
Oct 30, 2017
BMW X2 Revealed In Patent Image Leak
How to make a cute concept production-ready.
Jul 04, 2017
U.S. Investigating BMW, Honda, Toyota For Alleged Patent Violation
The companies are violating patents for thermoplastic components.
May 03, 2017
Porsche Aims To Clean Up Aero With Active Rear Diffuser Patent
The company even outlines a way to use this tech on future EVs.
Apr 28, 2017
Toyota Files Electric Supercharger Patent, For New Supra?
Toyota filing a patent for a better way to build an electric supercharger hints the company might put one into production.
Mar 26, 2017
Mazda Rotary Engine May Have A Future After All
It would basically be a battery charger, but it just might be perfect for plug-in hybrids.
Mar 26, 2017
Ford wants you to sleep easy in its cars
Ford has registered an unusual but potentially useful patent; it’s invented a neck-saving travel pillow contained in a headrest.
Mar 01, 2017
Toyota patents shape-shifting body for a flying car
By using a flexible frame for the body and rear-mounted propeller, the automaker could finally make this dream a reality.
Jun 28, 2016
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