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2016 BMW 7 Series

BMW Gesture Control Walkthrough: Video

If voice commands, touchscreen controls, a central dial, and steering wheel buttons aren't enough, BMW will soon have a new way to control the features of your infotainment system. With the release of the 2016 7-Series in October, BMW will debut its new Gesture Control feature. DON'T MISS: 2016 BMW... read more

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How a Turbocharger Works

The Inner Workings Of The Turbocharger Explained: Video

In our continuing efforts to educate you on how things work, we find ourselves staring down a new automotive subject. It's time to understand what's going on under the hood... read more August 25, 2015 by 


 
Lexus Hoverboard

New Videos Show Testing and Tech Behind Lexus Hoverboard

There's no good reason for the Lexus Hoverboard to exist. It's impractical, maintenance intensive, and hard to use. In short, it's everything a Lexus isn't. ALSO SEE: Dodge... read more August 24, 2015 by 


 
Inner workings of a dual-clutch transmission

How A Dual-Clutch Transmission Works: Video

Manual transmissions seem to be disappearing from options lists across the automotive landscape, even for performance brands such as Ferrari and Lamborghini. One of the... read more August 21, 2015 by 


 
Audi Q6 concept leaked ahead of 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show - Image Auto Motor und Sport

Audi Q6 e-tron Electric SUV To Feature Batteries From LG Chem And Samsung SDI

Audi is working on an electric SUV to challenge Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA] Model X, and today the German automaker marked a major milestone in the vehicle’s... read more August 13, 2015 by 


 
Hackers Disable Corvette Brakes

Hackers Hit The Brakes On A Corvette Via OBD-II Hack

It seems like a each new day now brings more news of the hackable exploits of the automobile. Jeep saw a vehicle accessed through the infotainment system. The Tesla Model S... read more August 12, 2015 by 


 
Local Motors Strati 3D-printed car concept

Local Motors Moving Along With Plans For 3D-Printed Car: Video

Last year, boutique company Local Motors announced a contest to design a 3D printed car. And now, Automotive News (subscription required) is reporting that the company says... read more August 7, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Charger Prototype

Tesla's Robotic Charger Prototype Proves Humans Are Doomed: Video

There's no indication when—or if—this Tesla charger prototype will go on sale. It's undeniably cool, however, and as autonomous cars begin to make their way to... read more August 7, 2015 by 


 
How the manual transmission works

This Is How A Manual Gearbox Works: Video

You. Yes, you there. You're clearly a man or woman who knows everything there is to know about the inner-workings of the automobile, correct? Of course you are. Well, what if... read more August 6, 2015 by 


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Hacked... Wait... Tesla Model S Fixed

Last year, some hackers in China proved that the Tesla Model S was a hackable machine. In the wake of some more recent hackable automotive news, it shouldn't be quite as... read more August 6, 2015 by 


 
Vehicle collecting data for HERE

Audi, BMW And Mercedes Acquire Nokia’s HERE Maps In $3.1 Billion Deal

In a historic move, Germany’s three major premium automakers Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler have joined forces to acquire Nokia’s HERE digital... read more August 3, 2015 by 


 
OnStar Theft Alarm Notification

Hacker Working With GM To Fix OnStar Vulnerabilities: Video

Connected cars promise better safety and security, but like anything connected to a network, they can be susceptible to attacks from hackers. And General Motors Company... read more August 1, 2015 by 


 
BMW EnLighten app integration

BMW Offers EnLighten App Connectivity To Predict Traffic Signals

BMW claims to be the first carmaker to integrate a new app designed to help urban drivers anticipate traffic signals. Created by a company called Connected Signals, the... read more July 30, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG 4Matic

Mercedes-Benz Says No To Water Injection Systems

The automotive world can seem like a grand illustration of monkey see, monkey do. While there are always government regulations—see turbos and hybrid systems—to... read more July 30, 2015 by 


 
Milford Active Safety Testing Area

GM Opens Active Safety Testing Area At Milford Proving Grounds

When when think about the General Motors Company's [NYSE:GM] Milford Proving Grounds, we tend to imagine barely sub-sonic laps of the "Lutz Ring," or other kinds of... read more July 29, 2015 by 


 
Audi virtual cockpit (reconfigurable display)  -  2016 Audi TT

Updated A3 Expected To Receive Audi Virtual Cockpit

A number of the latest Audi models starting with the 2016 TT are fitted with an almost fully digital interface that the German automaker calls the Virtual Cockpit. The main... read more July 28, 2015 by 


 
 

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