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2018 Lexus LC 500h

Lexus navigation crashes after over the air update

An update sent to certain Lexus vehicles with the automaker's Enform infotainment and navigation system has caused the system to crash—or brick. According to users on Reddit, the glitch was part of a standard operating system software update that was delivered over the air. Lexus owners... read more

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BMW Vision Next 100 concept

BMW i’s focus changes to autonomous cars

With electric cars becoming mainstream, the BMW i sub-brand originally established for the zero-emission cars has changed its focus to autonomous driving technology... read more June 3, 2016 by


 
Porsche Classic navigation

Update your vintage Porsche with factory navigation

Porsche's Classic division has released a period-correct, but thoroughly updated, navigation system designed to work in a host of its vintage cars. Featuring the automaker's... read more June 1, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained dives into your air conditioning

Here's how your AC works and how you can recharge it

You know that when you push the button marked "AC" you should feel a nice cooling breeze upon your body in short order. Those two letters stand for air conditioning, and it's... read more June 1, 2016 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Porsche establishes digitization department

Porsche has a long record of innovation and is once again breaking new ground with the establishment of the digitization department Porsche Digital. Among its contemporaries... read more June 1, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about the Subaru Rumble

That Subaru rumble? Here's why that happens

There's no doubt that you've heard the distinctive noise that is a Subaru in the distance. It's a rumble and you know what it means. A 2.5-liter "boxer" flat-4 engine is... read more May 31, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio equipped with Brabus Sports package

Smart, Tesla bottom of pack for software glitches

In a new study, findings revealed that Smart and Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], which represent two very different ends of the automotive market, are both subject to the most... read more May 31, 2016 by


 
Chinese Land Airbus concept

China's 'Land Airbus' will let you drive directly under a bus

A new take on mass transit may be headed to China as early as the end of the year: A so-called "Land Airbus" system that looks like an overgrown monorail as it motors over... read more May 27, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about tire pressure

Your tire pressure needs your attention

David Wooderson thought it was all about his muscle under the hood. Clint Bruno, however, knew that what he could really use was a set of tires. You see, tires can make or... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
Scoop logo

BMW invests in ride-sharing service Scoop

BMW, through its New York-based investment arm BMW i Ventures, has invested in ride-sharing service Scoop. Scoop is a relative new player in the world of ride-sharing, having... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
Toyota and Uber logos

Toyota, Volkswagen latest to invest in ride-sharing

Two more industry giants have announced major investments in ride-sharing. Following the likes of Apple, BMW, Daimler, General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] and Google, which have... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
Horsepower vs. torque

The difference between horsepower and torque

Horsepower and torque--forever intertwined due to our undying love for all that is internal combustion. Do you really know what the difference between the two is, though, and... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
Uber’s autonomous Ford Fusion prototype

Uber’s autonomous Ford Fusion to hit the roads in Pittsburgh

This month has seen a wave of announcements regarding autonomous cars and its application to ride-sharing. Not wanting to be left out, ride-sharing giant Uber, which is... read more May 20, 2016 by


 
Ford GT’s carbon fiber wheels

GM performance cars likely to get carbon fiber wheels

Once the domain of the world’s most expensive supercars, carbon fiber wheels are now entering the mainstream. Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] was first to offer carbon... read more May 19, 2016 by


 
Google previews Android-based infotainment system

Google’s Android OS may take over car infotainment systems

Google held its latest I/O press conference yesterday at its headquarters in Mountain View, California, where the tech giant announced a wave of future plans including new... read more May 19, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained walks you through the world of launching a manual transmission car

Launch a manual gearbox car? Here's what you're doing to it

You have a car with a manual gearbox. It's a fun car, so you want to go actually have fun with it. That means you might want to, on occasion, launch forward aggressively from... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
 

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