EVs & Hybrids
Mercedes loses patent dispute against Nokia, risks German sales ban
The sales ban, however, will warrant a huge amount of money from the Finnish company.
21 August 2020
Toyota autonomous workhorse patent is a real thing
Are these the droids you're looking for?
29 March 2020
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?
13 March 2019
Patents suggest Shelby GT500 will pack aero tweaks galore
Everything from active brake cooling to underbody venting is mentioned here.
10 January 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?
11 December 2018
Mid-engined Corvette hatch cover exposed in patent application
The vented frame looks cool, literally and figuratively.
06 December 2018
Mazda trademarks MX-6, but will it use it?
A two-door, ICE-powered Mazda coupe would be nice, thanks.
05 December 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.
25 September 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.
21 September 2018
New Corvette active aero patents discovered
Spoilers and ducts, and side skirts, oh my!
14 August 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?
10 August 2018
Mysterious new Audi Q3 patent surfaces
Could this be the SQ3?
03 August 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.
02 August 2018
Ferrari Files Cool-Sounding E-Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine Patent
The E-turbo can sacrifice its efficiency to make a better sound.
20 July 2018
Uber files patent for questionable new tech that avoids unsafe areas
And it could ostracize drivers with older vehicles.
02 July 2018
Mercedes selling replica of the very first car ever patented
Nostalgia at its finest.
24 June 2018
Lotus SUV revealed in leaked patent images
It's a Lotus, Jim, but not as we know it.
30 October 2017
BMW X2 Revealed In Patent Image Leak
How to make a cute concept production-ready.
04 July 2017
U.S. Investigating BMW, Honda, Toyota For Alleged Patent Violation
The companies are violating patents for thermoplastic components.
03 May 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.
28 April 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.
26 March 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.
26 March 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.
01 March 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.
28 June 2016
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