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Tesla Model S Battery Pack tear down

This is how you tear down a Tesla battery pack

When a Tesla is in an accident, it has a battery pack that's built to survive that crash as well as it possibly can. Those battery packs are then sent off to a recycler. They can be scrapped and used to create the components needed for new batteries, or they can be sold. That's what we have in the... read more

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Volvo City Safety collision avoidance system now with automatic emergency steering

New Volvo XC60 to automatically steer out of trouble

The latest version of the Volvo City Safety collision avoidance system will be able to automatically steer a car of trouble, within the given road rules. It will debut on the... read more February 27, 2017 by


 
Cadillac CUE version 2.0

Cadillac makes CUE easier to use, more personalized

As innovative as Cadillac's CUE infotainment interface was at the time of its launch, it was met with widespread criticism—including our own. But Cadillac has taken... read more February 24, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained walks us through the Motor Trend 0-60 run with the Tesla Model S

No, the Tesla Model S P100D doesn't do 0-60 in 2.28 seconds

It's all about math and physics, folks. At least that's the soup that fills the head of Engineering Explained host Jason Fenske, which is why he's so easily able to explain... read more February 22, 2017 by


 
Dubai nearly ready to bring autonomous passenger drones into service

Dubai to offer flying taxi service using autonomous drones?

Testing is already underway in Dubai on a new means of zipping through a crowded city. It involves an autonomous drone capable of carrying a passenger... and some brave test... read more February 16, 2017 by


 
Point of view angle of the Ram Power Wagon's off-road suspension

Be mesmerized by the action of this off-road suspension

Suspension can be a surprisingly mesmerizing bit of mechanical enjoyment. Go stare at a Trophy Truck as it rips across the desert and think about all of the work that the... read more February 16, 2017 by


 
nuTonomy autonomous Renault Zoe

Self-driving cars: a primer

Self-driving cars are a hot topic these days. They are part of an uncertain future, but automakers already have signaled they are constantly moving to a day when at least... read more February 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford GT in the wind tunnel

Ford invests $200M in new wind tunnel facility

Ford has announced a $200 million investment in a new wind tunnel complex. Construction of the facility will begin later this year. The goal is to improve the aerodynamics of... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about how the Tesla Model S can do the 0-60 run in 2.28 seconds

How the Tesla Model S hits 60 mph in 2.28 seconds

The 0-60 mph times for the Tesla Model S keep getting lower and lower. The new P100D package really helps put all of the horsepower to the ground efficiently, and makes the... read more February 13, 2017 by


 
McLaren P1 has an open differential

Why does the McLaren P1 have an open differential?

The McLaren P1 is a hilariously complex and deliciously expensive hyper car. However, there is a simple and inexpensive secret lying underneath its rear end. Where you might... read more February 8, 2017 by


 
Hyperloop One concept drawing

Is Elon Musk going to combine his tunnel project with the Hyperloop?

The Hyperloop dreamed up by Elon Musk, and enabled by 1800s pneumatic banking technology, is still in the testing phases. It represents a potentially faster and safer way to... read more February 7, 2017 by


 
Honda has built a motorcycle that self balances

How Honda's self-balancing motorcycle works

Do you wake up thinking about the effects of positive and negative trail length and their relation to motorcycle stability? No? Well, we're going to change that because... read more February 6, 2017 by


 
Desktop Metal workshop located in Burlington, Massachusetts

BMW the latest to invest in 3D printing of metal parts

Last year we learned about a company by the name of Divergent 3D that had partnered with French automaker PSA Group to introduce 3-D-printed metal components in mass-produced... read more February 6, 2017 by


 
Snow trekking with Subaru's AWD system in snow

How Subaru's AWD system works in the snow

All-wheel-drive systems work in many different ways. They differ from four-wheel-drive systems in that they don't have a transfer case that typically provides low-range... read more February 1, 2017 by


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

Uber’s future fleet of self-driving cars to feature models from Mercedes

Uber has made little secret of its desire to launch self-driving taxi fleets all over the globe. Uber is currently spending up big to develop the technology but it... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
Teaser for new McLaren Super Series model debuting at 2017 Geneva auto show

McLaren 650S replacement to come with drift mode

McLaren’s new supercar to replace the 650S is now just a little more than a month away, although photos have already surfaced. McLaren has been drip-feeding us info... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
 

 
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