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Car Tech Live 143: Ford puts airbags where? Hybrid Humvees, and a ride in the X5 M. (podcast)

Ford puts airbags where? Automatic parking coming to a car near you, the Army wants a hybrid Humvee, first 4G-connected car is a Prius, and we take a spin in the hottest SUV you'll ever drive.

By Nov. 8, 2009


Hybrid Humvee coming up over the horizon

U.S. Army contracts with EnerDel to develop a lithium-ion battery system strong enough for use in a hybrid version of its iconic truck.

By Nov. 5, 2009


Escaping Humvees...DHS discovers YouTube...Taser troubles

School bus technology is improving Humvee safety, the Department of Homeland Security goes social, and a Taser apparently ignites gas fumes around a suspect.

By Jul. 23, 2009


The Humvee bids the Hummer bye bye

The U.S. Army makes it clear that the military Humvee will remain American made, despite the fact that GM is selling the Hummer brand to a Chinese company.

By Jun. 4, 2009


Humvee vs. Hummer--photos

In light of GM's decision to sell the Hummer brand to a Chinese company, the military wants to make it clear that the Humvee, the original vehicle that inspired the creation of the Hummer, will continue to be be made in the States by an American company.

12 Images Jun. 4, 2009


Thinking green with the 'Humvee of the air'

Frontline Aerospace says that its V-STAR ducted-fan aircraft will be both much faster and much more fuel-efficient than today's helicopters.

By Jul. 3, 2008


Laser equipped Humvee pops and fizzles IEDs

Boeing test-markets a directed-energy device for ordnance disposal, set on a mobile platform traditionally used for anti-aircraft missions.

By Nov. 21, 2007


Da-na-na-na, na-na-na-na, Batmobile!

From Adam West's modded 1955 Ford Lincoln Futura concept car to Christian Bale's tanklike Tumbler, CNET tours the six Batmobiles on display at San Diego Comic-Con 2012.

By Jul. 14, 2012


Episode 21: Unboxing Google's Nexus 4 phone and Nexus 10 tablet

Always On is back for the holidays with an unboxing extravaganza: Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Lumia 920, HTC 8X ... phew. Oh, and we find out if the Surface is as tough as Microsoft says.

By Nov. 20, 2012


Batman's budget: Being a caped crusader isn't cheap

Some economics students from Lehigh University crunched real-world numbers to calculate Bruce Wayne's fictional crime-fighting tab.

By Jul. 19, 2012