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New Cylinder Deactivation System Allows V-8s To Run On Two Cylinders

Cylinder deactivation helps automakers squeeze better fuel economy out of larger engines by cutting off some cylinders under light loads. Systems in production now typically deactivate no more than half of an engine's cylinders, but three companies are collaborating on a new one that takes a more... read more

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

Should Elderly Drivers Be The Autonomous Car Early Adopters?

Some automakers tease concept cars with autonomous-driving modes, lounge-style interiors, and augmented-reality windshields and windows, while others tout automatic cruise... read more September 9, 2015 by


 
Jaguar Land Rover electrified vehicle concepts

Jaguar Land Rover Previews Future Tech Including New Electric Car Concepts

Jaguar Land Rover is fully embracing the concept of vehicle electrification and has already developed a series of technology demonstrators that will be used to test various... read more September 9, 2015 by


 
2015 BMW i8 construction at Leipzig plant

High-Strength, Light-Weight Gorilla Glass Coming To Cars?

The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has made no secret of the fact it wants cheap, high-volume carbon fiber. Ever-encroaching efficiency and safety standards mean cars at every... read more September 1, 2015 by


 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Pentastar V-6 engine

FCA’s Pentastar V-6 Upgraded For Improved Efficiency And Torque

It was in 2010 that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] first introduced its Pentastar-branded V-6 engines, and now the range is coming in for its first major update. The... read more September 1, 2015 by


 
2016 BMW 7 Series

BMW Gesture Control Walkthrough: Video

If voice commands, touchscreen controls, a central dial, and steering wheel buttons aren't enough, BMW will soon have a new way to control the features of your infotainment... read more August 28, 2015 by


 
Google Autonomous Pothole Patent

Google To Combat Potholes Suggests Latest Patent Filing

You know what no one out there likes? Potholes. They take over a stretch of local road and soon enough your alignment is off, your suspension is creaking, and you're blowing... read more August 27, 2015 by


 
Royal Truck & Equipment Self-Driving Truck

Self-Driving Trucks Coming Soon To Florida Roads: Video

Self-Driving trucks from Pennsylvania firm Royal Truck and Equipment will be on Florida roads by the end of the year. The rigs, which are part of a Department of... read more August 26, 2015 by


 
Jaguar F-Pace pre-production prototype

Jaguar F-Pace Benefits From F-Type Chassis Technology: Video

Rumblings about a high-riding Jaguar to take on the likes of the SUV models from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz date back close to a decade, but things never got serious until... read more August 26, 2015 by


 
How a Turbocharger Works

The Inner Workings Of The Turbocharger Explained: Video

In our continuing efforts to educate you on how things work, we find ourselves staring down a new automotive subject. It's time to understand what's going on under the hood... read more August 25, 2015 by


 
Lexus Hoverboard

New Videos Show Testing and Tech Behind Lexus Hoverboard

There's no good reason for the Lexus Hoverboard to exist. It's impractical, maintenance intensive, and hard to use. In short, it's everything a Lexus isn't. ALSO SEE: Dodge... read more August 24, 2015 by


 
Inner workings of a dual-clutch transmission

How A Dual-Clutch Transmission Works: Video

Manual transmissions seem to be disappearing from options lists across the automotive landscape, even for performance brands such as Ferrari and Lamborghini. One of the... read more August 21, 2015 by


 
Audi Q6 concept leaked ahead of 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show - Image Auto Motor und Sport

Audi Q6 e-tron Electric SUV To Feature Batteries From LG Chem And Samsung SDI

Audi is working on an electric SUV to challenge Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA] Model X, and today the German automaker marked a major milestone in the vehicle’s... read more August 13, 2015 by


 
Hackers Disable Corvette Brakes

Hackers Hit The Brakes On A Corvette Via OBD-II Hack

It seems like a each new day now brings more news of the hackable exploits of the automobile. Jeep saw a vehicle accessed through the infotainment system. The Tesla Model S... read more August 12, 2015 by


 
Local Motors Strati 3D-printed car concept

Local Motors Moving Along With Plans For 3D-Printed Car: Video

Last year, boutique company Local Motors announced a contest to design a 3D printed car. And now, Automotive News (subscription required) is reporting that the company says... read more August 7, 2015 by


 
Tesla Charger Prototype

Tesla's Robotic Charger Prototype Proves Humans Are Doomed: Video

There's no indication when—or if—this Tesla charger prototype will go on sale. It's undeniably cool, however, and as autonomous cars begin to make their way to... read more August 7, 2015 by


 
 

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