Automotive News

This section of Torque News provides the latest auto news and updates from the car manufacturers. Every day number of news stories and editorials are published here that give our readers an overview of what is happening in the automotive industry. Read this section daily to find out about new cars, vehicle reviews and car pictures. Torque News is an automotive news website by Hareyan Publishing, LLC, dedicated to covering the latest news, reviews and opinions about the car industry.
OpenXC architecture diagram

Ford's open source OpenXC platform as gateway to future high tech car gizmos

Ford (and other automakers) envision future cars with high tech infotainment systems galore where car dashboards could have downloadable app's just like todays smart phones and tablets. With the OpenXC platform Ford is creating a channel for open collaboration with 3rd party application developers, allowing them to use cars like the Ford Focus to prototype their gizmos.
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe in Infernao Orange Metallic

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 build page is live

A few weeks ago we brought you the news that the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 production had began and prospective buyers could once again head to their local dealerships for more ordering information and now, those who are more “hopeful” than prospective buyers can build their dream super Camaro on the Chevrolet website.
Google self-driving car prototype built on a Toyota Prius

How will RoboCars work, and when will we have RoboCar's?

The RoboCar vision offers huge gains in accident rates, erasing traffic congestion and more, but is it pie in the sky or will we actually have self-driving robotic cars roaming our cities in the future? Today Google's Self-Driving car project does have modified Toyota Prius's roaming the streets, primarily in Silicon Valley, prototyping the RoboCar's of the future.
Google self-driving car prototype built on a Toyota Prius

RoboCar's could save our cities, according to Brad Templeton

In 20 years or so our cities could start seeing automated self-driving RoboCars driving themselves around, relieving us of drudgery, reducing traffic accident rates, enabling better use of the land tied up by roads, making electric cars more practical, and generally saving the world. Google's Self-Driving Car project is today using modified Toyota Prius's to prototype the robotic cars of the future.
Goodyear North America Highway Award

Astonishing Truck Drivers In Contest to win North America Highway Hero Award

Where would the automotive industry and practically every other industry in the United States be without truck drivers? Well, there are some people who owe their lives to these astonishing truck drivers who have been named finalists for Goodyear’s 29th North America Highway Hero Award.