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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 name" because as we've seen in the news, a number of owners believe this means the car is damn-near autonomous. This is not... read more

July 22, 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


 
Traffic light

Stopping at intersections could be a thing of the past with autonomous cars

The traffic light's nearly 150-year run—which predates motor vehicles by about 30 years, since they were also used for horse carriages—may be coming to an end... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
Dynamoto motorcycle stand

Omni-directional stand lets you easily move your motorcycle around the garage

Working on your motorcycle, or simply moving it around a tight garage, may never get easier than this. An Australian firm has created what it bills the "omnidirectional"... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
Jaguar Land Rover off-roading autonomous driving technology

Jaguar Land Rover develops autonomous system for off-roading

Jaguar Land Rover is in the process of developing autonomous technology that can handle any type of terrain a vehicle may encounter. The automaker that builds some of the... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
GM patents new tech for twin-scroll turbocharger system

GM patents new tech for twin-turbocharged engines

General Motors is working on some slick new technology that should give twin-turbocharged engines a bit of a boost. According to Motor Trend, the main meat of this patent... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
Scania hybrid truck concept designed for "electric highway"

Sweden opens world's first "electric road"

A 2-kilometer stretch of the E16 freeway near Gävle, Sweden, nicknamed the e-way might be the world's most advanced stretch of pavement. Electric current running through... read more July 9, 2016 by


 
Starship robotic delivery

Autonomous robots to begin making deliveries in London

Your next delivery guy may not be a human at all, at least if you live in London. That's where the new Starship autonomous delivery vehicle—which may be better known as... read more July 8, 2016 by


 
 

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