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Examining the aerodynamics of the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

How the aerodynamics of the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona compare to a modern Charger Hellcat

In the late 1960s, Dodge wanted to go fast and win races. Its Charger 500 wasn't cutting it in the NASCAR field, though, so the automaker needed to make a change. You might think some light body changes would do the trick, but you'd be wrong. To turn the Charger into a slippery 200-mph machine... read more

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Cadillac vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications

Cadillac announces V2V communications, just as CIA hacking allegations emerge

Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, along with vehicle vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications, is seen as a key stepping stone towards the safe deployment of... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
Watch engines warming up as captured by $55K thermal imaging camera

Watch engines warming up as captured by $55K thermal imaging camera

If you have a newer car, your engine warms up pretty quickly. Driving something a bit more classically cool? That engine will stay cooler for longer as well, since it needs a... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
Nissan has calculated Camel Power for its desert driving vehicles

Nissan has crafted a formula to calculate 'Camelpower'

Do you know the origins of horsepower? I'm not talking about the history of cars possessing lots of it, but rather where the term itself comes from and how it was derived... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

Sedric concept is VW Group’s first concept, first Level 5 self-driving car

The Volkswagen Group avoided its usual pomp and flair in the lead up to this year’s Geneva auto show by focusing on a single, community-minded concept car meant to be... read more March 6, 2017 by


 
Why can't production cars reach 300 mph

Why can't production cars reach 300 mph?

The Bugatti Chiron is just getting out to the extremely well-heeled public. Customers have started taking deliveries of the 1,480-horsepower ballistic road machine, and we're... read more March 6, 2017 by


 
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... read more March 2, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained uses balloons and a Honda S2000 to demonstrate engine air flow

How much air will an engine consume at wide open throttle?

The headline to this article is clearly the type of question that keeps Engineering Explained host Jason Fenske up at night. Luckily for him, he's got the math and science... read more March 1, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about McLaren suspension and its lack of sway bar

McLaren has no need for your antiquated sway bars

McLaren is a company that loves pushing the technological envelope. Be it the company's road cars or its racing machines, there is plenty of fascinating bits to be explored... read more February 28, 2017 by


 
Roborace Robocar self-driving race car, 2017 Mobile World Congress

Self-driving race cars edge closer to reality with Robocar unveiling

Self-driving race cars may be anathema to genuine race fans, but there’s no doubt the phenomenon has the potential to further hone the technology for road cars, which... read more February 28, 2017 by


 
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


 
 

 
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