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Engineering Explained teaches about Engine Braking

Your engine also acts like a brake and here's how

Dear driver in front of me that's constantly tapping your brakes to adjust your speed... you do not need to do that. Simple let off your throttle pedal and let the engine do some of the work for you. You'll save some of the useful life of your brake pads, see better fuel economy, and (most... read more

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Hyundai boss confirms plug-in hybrid tech for Genesis

Hyundai’s new luxury brand Genesis will offer plug-in hybrid models. The information was confirmed to Automotive News (subscription required) by Hyundai Motor America... read more May 10, 2016 by

BMW ReachNow

13,000 sign up for BMW's ReachNow mobility service in first month

More than 13,000 people in the Seattle area have signed up to be a part of BMW's new car- and ride-sharing service in the United States. ReachNow is what BMW bills a "premium... read more May 9, 2016 by

Engineering Explained walks through what happens when you put gas in a diesel tank

What happens when you put gas into a diesel tank?

When you open your fuel filler door, you may miss that bright green letter D staring you in the face. That D stands for diesel, and it's what your engine craves. If you put... read more May 9, 2016 by

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline engine

Report: FCA plans turbo 4-cylinder with almost 300 horsepower

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] may be about to launch a new turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine delivering close to 300 horsepower. The company already... read more May 9, 2016 by

General Motors' Dan Ammann (center) with Lyft's John Zimmer (right) and Logan Green (left)

GM and Lyft on-demand autonomous taxi service could start next year

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has been spending up big in preparation for the arrival of fully autonomous cars. First it invested $500 million in ride-sharing business... read more May 6, 2016 by

2017 Porsche Panamera spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

First details on new Porsche V-8 debuting in next-gen Panamera Turbo

Porsche used last week’s 2016 Vienna Motor Symposium to release the first details on a new twin-turbocharged V-8 engine destined for the next-generation Panamera Turbo... read more May 6, 2016 by

Magnesium battery diagram

Magnesium may provide key to smaller, denser batteries

Researchers at the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA) in Michigan have made a discovery that could lead to batteries that are smaller and cheaper to produce... read more May 5, 2016 by

Engineering Explained tells you four things not to do with a 4x4 vehicle

Five things you should never do with a 4x4 vehicle

You see that switch down by your knee. You can see that it has numbers and letters. You don't fully understand what it all means, but you're itching to test it all out... read more May 4, 2016 by

Bentley Bentayga Apple Watch app

Bentley offers Bentayga owners Apple Watch app

Bentley has released a new app for the Apple Watch that will allow back seat passengers to have control over a number of in-vehicle functions form their wrists. The app will... read more May 4, 2016 by

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

FCA to build autonomous Chrysler Pacificas for Google

Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] have confirmed a partnership in the area of autonomous cars. As part of the partnership, Google’s autonomous car... read more May 4, 2016 by

Ford 3.5-liter V-6 and 10-speed automatic transmission

Details of 2017 Ford F-150's EcoBoost 3.5 V-6, 10-speed auto

Ford's EcoBoost 3.5-liter V-6 has been one of the best light truck engines on the market since it was introduced in 2011. For 2017, it promises to get better. That's because... read more May 3, 2016 by

Heald HT1-Viper shallow mounted roadblocker

Anti-terrorist roadblock obliterates trucks

Step aside, Texas A&M. It seems that there's a new king in the How to Stop a Truck Immediately game... which is a game we don't think features a ton of civilian players... read more May 3, 2016 by

Tesla Model X HEPA filter

Tesla's HEPA air filter "hundreds of times" more effective than standard units

Electric car brand Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] says it is developed a HEPA air filtration system designed to clear up the outside world before it enters a vehicle's cabin. The... read more May 3, 2016 by

Engineering Explained shows the difference in two and four-wheel driving modes

The difference between 2Hi, 4Hi, and 4Lo in real-world tests

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma is fitted with the standard setup you'd find in any truck that wants to go play in the dirt. There's two-wheel-drive and both four-wheel-high and... read more May 2, 2016 by

BMW motorcycle SOS button.

BMW adds SOS Intelligent Emergency Call tech to motorcycles

BMW says it will begin offering an emergency call system on its motorcycles that can summon first responders at the press of a red SOS button on the handlebar. The system is... read more May 2, 2016 by


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