Where the Viper Gets Its Vroom

Follow the link below for some nice shots of where each new Dodge Viper is getting hand built.

Despite its status as the Motor City, Detroit has only two automobile plants entirely within the city limits. One is Chrysler’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant, which reopened in December after being closed for more than three years during the automaker’s bankruptcy. Later this month, the factory’s first Viper — considered a “halo” vehicle, built to enhance a company’s image rather than drive sales — will roll off the line.

Where the Viper Gets Its Vroom – Slide Show – NYTimes.com.

How the 2013 Lincoln MKZ drives itself.

It may not get you all the way from point A to point B, but it will keep you from veering off the road while you clap, text or tweet about how cool the new Lincoln MKZ Lane Keeping System is. Check out the link below for a video demo of how impressive the system is.

How the 2013 Lincoln MKZ drives itself: Motoramic TV | Motoramic – Yahoo! Autos.

Making Lithium-Sulfide Batteries for Electric Vehicles More Practical

Better battery: This scanning electron microscopy image shows lithium sulfide particles used by researchers at Stanford University to make an improved lithium sulfide battery.

What do you get when you replace sulfur with a lithium sulfide material, swap out lithium metal for graphite or silicon and then charge it all for the fist time at a higher voltage than usual? Apparently you get a battery with up to three times the capacity of current Electric-Car Batteries at a lower cost to produce.

three to five times as much energy

via Making Lithium-Sulfide Batteries for Electric Vehicles More Practical | MIT Technology Review.