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Engineering Explained and the Humble Mechanic explain Volkswagen's DSG

How Volkswagen's DSG works

Engineering Explained and The Humble Mechanic team are two YouTube channels with the goal of teaching us more about the cars we drive. Today, they get together to break down how Volkswagen's dual-clutch gearbox works. Volkswagen calls it the Direct-Shift Gearbox, or DSG for short. With an engineer... read more

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All Teslas now available with hardware for full self-driving

Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] on Wednesday announced that all its cars from now will be available with the hardware necessary for full self-driving, i.e. Level 5 autonomy, the ultimate... read more October 20, 2016 by

Mazda MX-5 RF roof in action

Here's a look at how the Mazda MX-5 RF roof operates

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF is the targa-topped Miata that some fans of the car have been hoping would come to light. Not everyone is excited about the cut-up coupe, but there are... read more October 18, 2016 by

The Barnacle parking enforcement device

The Barnacle parking enforcement device definitely sucks

A barnacle is an arthropod. It's referred to as an encruster, as it an animal that seeks to permanently adhere itself to a hard material. There's a new type of barnacle out... read more October 18, 2016 by

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

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

Global Rallycross

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

2016 BMW 4-Series Coupe

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


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