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Cadillac CUE version 2.0

Cadillac makes CUE easier to use, more personalized

As innovative as Cadillac's CUE infotainment interface was at the time of its launch, it was met with widespread criticism—including our own. But Cadillac has taken that criticism to heart and implemented some updates to make the system easier to use. The automaker is introducing what it... read more

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nuTonomy autonomous Renault Zoe

Self-driving cars: a primer

Self-driving cars are a hot topic these days. They are part of an uncertain future, but automakers already have signaled they are constantly moving to a day when at least... read more February 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford GT in the wind tunnel

Ford invests $200M in new wind tunnel facility

Ford has announced a $200 million investment in a new wind tunnel complex. Construction of the facility will begin later this year. The goal is to improve the aerodynamics of... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about how the Tesla Model S can do the 0-60 run in 2.28 seconds

How the Tesla Model S hits 60 mph in 2.28 seconds

The 0-60 mph times for the Tesla Model S keep getting lower and lower. The new P100D package really helps put all of the horsepower to the ground efficiently, and makes the... read more February 13, 2017 by


 
McLaren P1 has an open differential

Why does the McLaren P1 have an open differential?

The McLaren P1 is a hilariously complex and deliciously expensive hyper car. However, there is a simple and inexpensive secret lying underneath its rear end. Where you might... read more February 8, 2017 by


 
Hyperloop One concept drawing

Is Elon Musk going to combine his tunnel project with the Hyperloop?

The Hyperloop dreamed up by Elon Musk, and enabled by 1800s pneumatic banking technology, is still in the testing phases. It represents a potentially faster and safer way to... read more February 7, 2017 by


 
Honda has built a motorcycle that self balances

How Honda's self-balancing motorcycle works

Do you wake up thinking about the effects of positive and negative trail length and their relation to motorcycle stability? No? Well, we're going to change that because... read more February 6, 2017 by


 
Desktop Metal workshop located in Burlington, Massachusetts

BMW the latest to invest in 3D printing of metal parts

Last year we learned about a company by the name of Divergent 3D that had partnered with French automaker PSA Group to introduce 3-D-printed metal components in mass-produced... read more February 6, 2017 by


 
Snow trekking with Subaru's AWD system in snow

How Subaru's AWD system works in the snow

All-wheel-drive systems work in many different ways. They differ from four-wheel-drive systems in that they don't have a transfer case that typically provides low-range... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion concept, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

Uber’s future fleet of self-driving cars to feature models from Mercedes

Uber has made little secret of its desire to launch self-driving taxi fleets all over the globe. Uber is currently spending up big to develop the technology but it... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
Teaser for new McLaren Super Series model debuting at 2017 Geneva auto show

McLaren 650S replacement to come with drift mode

McLaren’s new supercar to replace the 650S is now just a little more than a month away, although photos have already surfaced. McLaren has been drip-feeding us info... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
McLaren Production Center in Woking, England

McLaren to partner with BMW on next-gen engine tech

The last time McLaren and BMW collaborated on an engine, the result was the world-beating McLaren F1. Now the two firms are joining forces again to develop next-generation... read more January 31, 2017 by


 
General Motors Brownstown Township factory for assembly of Chevrolet Volt battery packs

GM, Honda form joint venture for mass production of fuel cells

General Motors and Honda on Tuesday announced plans to produce a next-generation hydrogen fuel cell system together starting around 2020. The two automakers are making equal... read more January 31, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about the banned F1 tech used by the LaFerrari

How Ferrari's banned F1 technology works on the LaFerrari engine

Anytime you get to use the term "banned F1 technology" you know you're going to be talking about something very interesting and very cool. That's the case today because the... read more January 30, 2017 by


 
Genesis Smartwatch app

Genesis pairs its cars with a brand new smartwatch app

Want to feel like you're living in the future? Start talking to your watch and have it tell your car what to do. That's what Genesis owners will be able to do when they... read more January 27, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about the improvements made with the new Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Has Michelin designed a better tire than its Pilot Super Sport?

If you have a vehicle that likes to perform, you'll do best to fit it with a set of Pilot Super Sport tires from Michelin. This is a seriously good set of rubber that will... read more January 26, 2017 by


 
 

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