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Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3

Venturi and Ohio State University set 341.4 mph electric car record

French firm Venturi may be most widely recognized for its expensive, oddball electric cars like the America SUV and Fetish sports car, but it’s also known in some circles for pushing zero-emission powertrain technology to the limits. For example, in 2010 Venturi reached a record speed of 303... read more

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Mill Blackbird can become nearly any car for film production needs

The Mill Blackbird can be whatever car you need it to be

A video production can quickly turn into a very expensive endeavor. This is especially true when you're dealing with a shoot that calls for certain vehicles driven in certain... read more September 20, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about rear spoilers on front-wheel-drive cars

A rear spoiler on a front-wheel-drive car makes sense... sometimes

We've all made the same jokes. You see a front-wheel-drive street car go by and there's a massive rear spoiler hanging off its tail. It's an easy item on a car at which to... read more September 19, 2016 by


 
Lyft

Private car ownership a thing of the past by 2025, predicts Lyft boss

Lyft President and co-founder John Zimmer says a majority of hailed rides will be in autonomous cars, as soon as 2021. Zimmer made the prediction in a manifesto of sorts... read more September 19, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Former Tesla autonomous partner says automaker ‘pushing the envelope’ on safety

Israeli firm Mobileye has criticized Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] over the semi-autonomous Autopilot system, stating the automaker was “pushing the envelope in terms of... read more September 16, 2016 by


 
Automoji for Porsche

Porsche Emojis in iOS 10 make your phone a better place

There's the smiley face. A thumbs up. Heck, there's even ...well, the history of that Emoji is a long tale, but we all sure use it a lot. Now though, there's a set of Emoji... read more September 15, 2016 by


 
Divergent 3D-printed metal parts

America’s Divergent helping bring 3D-printed metal parts to cars

Divergent 3D, the company that in 2015 unveiled what it claimed to be a 3D-printed supercar, has partnered with French auto giant PSA Group to introduce 3D-printed metal... read more September 15, 2016 by


 
Prototype from Uber’s fully autonomous ride-sharing fleet

Get ready for Johnny Cab: Uber offering autonomous ride-sharing

Uber on Tuesday started allowing users of its popular ride-sharing service to hail rides from its autonomous prototypes currently testing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania... read more September 15, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about the Internal Combustion Engine

Could HCCI be the future of the internal combustion engine?

The internal-combustion engine is something with which you're no doubt very familiar. Air, spark, and fuel come together over the course of four strokes to create power and... read more September 14, 2016 by


 
Ford Fusion Hybrid Autonomous Vehicle

Ford thinks it will sell you a self-driving car in 2025

Autonomous cars are less than a decade away, according top Ford brass. Wait, let's back up. Nearly all the major automakers are working on self-driving cars, from Volvo and... read more September 13, 2016 by


 
Volvo Drive Me autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo builds first prototypes for ambitious Drive Me autonomous car trial

Volvo in 2014 announced an ambitious project that would see autonomous car prototypes handed to members of the public for evaluation. As part of the project, called Drive Me... read more September 13, 2016 by


 
Jaguar Land Rover Transcend transmission

Jaguar Land Rover developing innovative 8-speed transmission

Jaguar Land Rover is leading the development of an innovative 8-speed transmission that can combine dual-clutch, hybrid and low-range elements all in the one unit. The... read more September 13, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained looks at adding weight to improve traction and acceleration

Can you improve acceleration by adding weight?

Before you start shaking your head and shouting "No!" at your computer screen and preparing an angry email about how stupid we are, hear us out. Our host Jason Fenske from... read more September 12, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla's 8.0 software update addresses Autopilot shortcomings

Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] on Sunday provided the first details on a software update that addresses some of the shortcomings of its semi-autonomous driving aid known as Autopilot. The... read more September 11, 2016 by


 
2017 McLaren MSO HS

McLaren design boss: Wheels inspired by tree roots promise weight, strength improvements

According to McLaren’s head designer, future wheel patterns will be radically different to what we’re used to seeing. Speaking with Motoring, McLaren design boss... read more September 8, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained discusses the tuning in intake manifolds

How variable intake manifolds create more power

Your intake manifold. It takes in air and sends it to your engine's combustion chamber. This is basically the start of the combustion process. After all, you can't have... read more September 7, 2016 by


 
 

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