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Volvo Drive Me autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

Queen paves way for autonomous cars in U.K.

The Queen of England took time out of an address to Parliament this morning to proclaim that she intends for her country to take the lead on developing autonomous cars. In her State Opening of Parliament, Queen Elizabeth II confirmed changes to insurance legislation in the United Kingdom that will... read more

May 18, 2016 by
 
BMW quad-turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder diesel engine

Full details on BMW’s new quad-turbocharged diesel

Earlier this month we brought you the first details on a new BMW diesel engine equipped with four turbochargers. BMW has finally released full details on the engine which... read more May 17, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about the Rotary engine

How the rotary engine works

You're a master of all things LS. You completely understand the Ford FE big blocks. Those Honda B16 engines are no match for your knowledge base. At their core, these engines... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
Audi Piloted Driving demo--parking

Audi says its autonomous cars are learning to be considerate

Although there are some stereotypes that might suggest otherwise, cars are only as considerate as their drivers—even the autonomous ones if they're Audis. The German... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
Apple store

Apple invests $1 billion in Chinese Uber rival

Apple is perhaps signaling its future intentions regarding the auto industry with the announcement it is investing $1 billion in a Chinese rival to ride-sharing businesses... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
Hyperloop One first full-scale test

Hyperloop One releases video of first full-scale test

On Wednesday, one of the companies racing to develop an operational Hyperloop system successfully completed its first full-scale test. The company, Hyperloop One (formerly... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi to launch at least 1 electrified car per year from 2018

In its annual general meeting held today in Ingolstadt, Germany, Audi outlined two key areas of focus for the future: electrification and digitization. No doubt spurred on by... read more May 12, 2016 by


 
1930s Chevrolet instructional video

Vintage video explains how car suspension systems work

For your viewing pleasure, this 1930s instructional video released by Chevrolet tells us all about how suspensions operate in remarkably simple, yet entertaining, terms. The... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
Hyperloop One test site in Nevada

First full-scale Hyperloop test is a success

Progress surrounding development of the Hyperloop high-speed transport system originally proposed by Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk took a major step forward today... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
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... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
10-speed automatic from the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Camaro ZL1’s 10-speed auto quicker than dual-clutch ‘boxes, says Chevy

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 goes on sale later this year featuring an available 10-speed automatic. The new transmission was developed by General Motors Company [NYSE:GM]... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
Volvo in-car delivery service

Volvo starts in-car delivery service

Following the successful trial of a new in-car delivery service, Volvo is ready to now offer it to customers. The service provides a delivery person with location information... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
Sergio Marchionne

Autonomous cars 5 years out, says Sergio Marchionne

The outspoken CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] said in an interview that fully autonomous cars are about five years away from legal road use, not a couple of... read more May 10, 2016 by


 
Genesis New York Concept

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


 
 

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