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Engineering Explained tackles the Koenigsegg FreeValve engine

'Engineering Explained' tackles Koenigsegg's camless engine

An internal combustion engine needs a few things to work. One of those parts that makes an engine do its thing is a piece called the camshaft. This helps control the timing of the intake and exhaust valves that sit at the top of the engine. Koenigsegg is setting out to revamp anything it can... read more

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Mercedes denies claims its self-driving cars will prioritize own occupants over other road users

Self-driving cars have the potential to bring substantial societal benefits, the primary one being improved safety. The thinking is that by replacing the human with a... read more October 18, 2016 by

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Report: Apple’s Project Titan changes focus to self-driving car tech

Though Apple [NSDQ:AAPL] has never publicly acknowledged it is working on a car, comments from numerous insiders as well as the tech giant’s recent poaching of senior... read more October 17, 2016 by

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How Global Rallycross cars hit 60 mph in 1.9 seconds

Our friend Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained recently attended a Red Bull Global Rallycross race, and, of course, he found a way to explain things using an equation... read more October 13, 2016 by

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BMW & Hyundai score big in first-ever J.D. Power tech survey

In theory, new technology should make our lives easier. But as anyone with an overflowing email inbox or a dodgy wireless router can attest, tech can actually make things... read more October 13, 2016 by

Dieter Zetsche during Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept launch at the 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes to test the waters with Airbnb-style service for cars

Airbnb is shaking up the hotel industry with its online peer-to-peer accommodation sharing model, and soon we could see a similar service offered for cars. Car sharing... read more October 13, 2016 by

BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100

BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 deep dive

BMW’s Iconic Impulses world tour reached its final destination in Los Angeles this week, where BMW Motorrad revealed its vision for the future of two-wheeled mobility... read more October 12, 2016 by

LUTZ Pathfinder self-driving pod car prototype

Self-driving pod cars take to UK streets

A trial of self-driving pod cars is currently underway in the United Kingdom. There are three cars taking part in the trial, which is part of the U.K. government’s... read more October 12, 2016 by

Ferrari 488 GTB engine examination

Dive into the engine of the Ferrari 488 GTB

We called it "Mid-Engine Magic" in our first drive of the Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] 488 GTB. The car earned that title mostly because of the wonderful powerplant sitting behind the... read more October 10, 2016 by

Teaser for Faraday Future's first model

Faraday Future and LG claim world’s highest energy density automotive batteries

California-based, Chinese-backed electric car startup Faraday Future has formed a partnership with LG Chem for the supply of lithium-ion batteries to power its cars. LG Chem... read more October 7, 2016 by

Bentley teams up with Filld to deliver fuel to customers

Bentley owners can skip the gas lines with Filld

Are you a Bentley owner? Is your gas gauge swinging toward empty? Do you have the time to fill it up? It's a sad moment in your life, and you must now decide which gas... read more October 6, 2016 by

Kabuku and Honda have created a 3D printed car

Honda teams up with Kabuku to create a 3D-printed car

While Local Motors is going the fun and interesting route with its 3D-printed cars, Honda is keen on helping with its 3D-printed car endeavors. The Japanese automaker has... read more October 6, 2016 by

Teaser sketch on Fisker website

New Fisker’s Tesla Model S rival will use batteries made with graphene

Henrik Fisker on Tuesday launched a new car brand called Fisker, the name the Danish designer and entrepreneur used for his previous car brand, the failed Fisker Automotive... read more October 6, 2016 by

Engineering Explained talks about proper shift points for fastest acceleration

When should you shift for fastest acceleration?

You're the king of the road. You think you're the fastest thing on four wheels. You know how to launch a car with a manual gearbox to accelerate the fastest, but do you know... read more October 5, 2016 by

Engineering Explained walks you through the different types of brake rotors

Drilled, slotted, or vented; which brake rotors are best?

Brake rotors come in a number of flavors. You often see them vented, drilled, or slotted. Sometimes there's a combination of the three, and it's best to know which works most... read more October 4, 2016 by

U-Haul demonstrates why you should fill the front of your trailer first

Why you put the most weight at the front of a trailer

Great demo by @uhaul today @CVSA Conference shows affect of weight distribution on trailer #weightforward #trailer. — OPCVC (@OPCVC)... read more October 4, 2016 by


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