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Engineering Explained tackles the subject of oil catch cans

What the heck does an oil catch can do?

Your engine is a violent place. It's filled with moving metal, hot oil and fuel, and a mass of moving air. All of that combines to create combustion, which is basically a series of continual explosions—and it's all happening right in front of you. During the combustion process, some of the... read more

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Ford Sync 3 infotainment system

Ford rolling out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across 2017 lineup

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] unveiled an enhanced version of its Sync 3 infotainment system during January’s Consumer Electronics Show and at the time said the system... read more July 25, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche Panamera, Technical Backgrounder, July 2016

2017 Porsche Panamera deep dive

Editor’s warning: This article contains some geeky in-depth engineering information about what makes the 2017 Porsche Panamera tick. Reading it puts you in danger of... read more July 25, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S owner talks about some do's and don't with the Autopilot system

The Do's and Don'ts of Tesla's Autopilot system

The Tesla Model S has a feature you all know about. It's called Autopilot, which is a poor name for a system that is still essentially in its beta testing phase. I say "poor... read more July 22, 2016 by


 
Geneva electric buses with 'flash charging' system

Geneva's 'flash charge' electric buses recharge in 15 seconds

Long charging times can be a drag for electric vehicles, whether they're private passenger cars or city buses. The Swiss city of Geneva wants to put more electric buses into... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car’s electric energy recovery and drive system

Porsche reveals tech behind Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid

Porsche’s 919 Hybrid is proving to be one of the most successful race cars in the German automaker’s history. It’s currently in its third year of... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about the five things not to do with a turbocharged engine

Here are 5 things to never do with a turbocharged vehicle

Your engine likes to breathe. There are ways to make it breathe easier, and one of them is by cramming air into the engine's "throat." You're forcing the induction. To do... read more July 20, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche Panamera

Porsche details new infotainment system debuting in 2017 Panamera

Coinciding with the arrival of Porsche’s new Panamera sedan later this year will be a new version of the automaker’s infotainment system, known as Porsche... read more July 20, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Future Bus concept

Mercedes-Benz unveils autonomous bus concept

Mercedes-Benz is working to bring autonomous technology to not only cars but virtually all forms of road transport. One of the most logical areas to introduce the technology... read more July 19, 2016 by


 
Rob Dahm explores the functionality of turbo blankets

Is your turbo better off tucked into a blanket?

Turbochargers are regularly exposed to very high temperatures. A turbo uses the hot exhaust gases to spin its turbine blades and in turn forces more air into your engine... read more July 18, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained on variable twin-scroll turbochargers

Are variable twin-scroll turbochargers the future of turbos?

Turbochargers are—literally—spooling up, with every major automaker now offering at least one boosted model in their lineups (and one with four turbos). Today... read more July 18, 2016 by


 
2017 Aston Martin DB11 AeroBlade

Aston Martin clears the air on new DB11's 'AeroBlade'

In 1967, Lotus put a sky-high wing on the rear of the Lotus 49 to convert wind flowing from the top of the car to aerodynamic weight to press harder down on the rear wheels... read more July 16, 2016 by


 
2018 Audi A8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Report: Audi A8 to be first with hands-free, eyes-free ‘Level 3’ autonomous capability

The recent death of driver in a Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S that crashed while in Autopilot mode is a good reminder that autonomous driving technology is still in its... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland

FCA says it will pay you to hack its vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is offering a hefty bounty to hackers willing to test the integrity of its vehicles' digital security. The automaker says it will offer up to $1,500... read more July 14, 2016 by


 
2017 Mazda 3 (Japanese spec)

2017 Mazda 3 debuts with G-Vectoring Control technology

The Mazda 3 has received a nip and tuck for the 2017 model but beyond the visual tweaks there is an interesting bit of new technology. So far Mazda has only announced the... read more July 14, 2016 by


 
Jaguar Land Rover connected car and autonomous car technology

Jaguar Land Rover to start real-world testing of connected cars

One of the vital steps towards the full automation of cars is the development of a communications network where cars aren’t only linked with other cars but also the... read more July 13, 2016 by


 
 

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