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Here are 5 things to never do with a turbocharged vehicle

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 that, you'll need either a supercharger or a turbocharger. It's the boost-loving snail of a turbocharger that seems to be the... read more

July 20, 2016 by
 
Are variable twin-scroll turbochargers the future of turbos?

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


 
Roewe RX5 smartcar running Alibaba’s YunOS operating system

China’s Alibaba beats U.S. tech firms to launch of smartcar

China’s Alibaba may have started out life as just another e-commerce business but over the years has expanded into other areas including launching its own electronic... read more July 8, 2016 by


 
Lamborghini Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory in Seattle, Washington

Lamborghini looks to carbon fiber for engine parts

Carbon fiber has been slowly making its way into structural components for new cars in order to save weight while adding strength, but up until now no automaker has suggested... read more July 7, 2016 by


 
Is synthetic engine oil better than conventional for your car?

Is synthetic engine oil better than conventional for your car?

Our pal Jason Fenske at Engineering Explained addresses one of the most commonly-asked questions about car maintenance: should you use synthetic motor oil or conventional... read more July 7, 2016 by


 
 

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