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Video explains what is an air suspension

Video explains what is an air suspension

A lot of new cars and trucks are available with air suspension. A better name for the technology is air springs, as air suspension is essentially an alternative to the more familiar steel springs found on most cars and leaf springs found on older trucks. As the name suggests the technology uses air... read more

June 15, 2016 by
 
Determining whether wheel spacers are good for you car

Determining whether wheel spacers are good for you car

Your wheels, they occupy the corners of your car. Sometimes you might want those corners to be a bit further apart from how the car left the factory. You corner hard and you... read more June 13, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz modular platform for electric cars

First look at Mercedes' modular platform for electric cars

Mercedes-Benz has crafted a dedicated platform for its next-generation electric cars. Revealed this week during a tech briefing at the automaker’s headquarters in... read more June 13, 2016 by


 
Flying car in BMW's Wherever You Want To Go trailer

Google founder Page working on flying car

Some details have finally made their way online regarding Google founder Larry Page's ultra-secret startup, Zee.Aero, and they might surprise you: He's working on a flying... read more June 10, 2016 by


 
Garage

Startup looks to be the AirBnB of garages

One of the biggest factors limiting would-be car collectors from amassing a fleet of their own is often storage—but it is one that GaragePointer hopes to help owners... read more June 9, 2016 by


 
Uber’s autonomous Ford Fusion prototype

Uber seeks more automaker partnerships, won’t build cars

The automotive industry is in the early stage of a major transition, brought about by disruptive forces such as autonomous technology and increased urbanization. Couple the... read more June 9, 2016 by


 
Ehang 184 autonomous passenger drone concept - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

Chinese firm to begin testing drone taxis in Nevada

The future depicted by Hollywood is officially here—or at least on the way. Chinese firm Ehang plans to begin testing a fully autonomous drone capable of carrying human... read more June 8, 2016 by


 
Here's how you launch a car with an automatic gearbox

Here's how you launch a car with an automatic gearbox

Launching a car with a manual gearbox can be tricky if you don't have a ton of practice. However, if your car has an automatic you have a much easier task ahead of... read more June 8, 2016 by


 
2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 3.0t 400

Most new Infinitis to have autonomous capability

While Nissan has been quite vocal about its plans to offer autonomous driving capability on its cars, the Japanese automaker’s luxury division Infiniti hasn’t... read more June 8, 2016 by


 
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... read more June 8, 2016 by


 
Volvo Concept Truck

Volvo truck concept uses 30 percent less fuel thanks to less weight, better aero

Volvo Trucks, a separate entity to Volvo Cars, has rolled out a truck concept that could lead to much lower costs for the delivery of goods. The Swedish firm’s concept... read more June 7, 2016 by


 
How it works: four-valve versus two-valve engines

How it works: four-valve versus two-valve engines

Your engine is composed of many moving parts and pieces. In order to move through the four stages of internal combustion, all of these bits and bobs are quite necessary. Some... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
Acura RLX autonomous prototype at GoMentum Station

Acura demonstrates autonomous technology at GoMentum Station

Acura recently unveiled a new autonomous car prototype based on its RLX flagship sedan. Now see the prototype in action at the GoMentum Station test facility in Concord... read more June 3, 2016 by


 
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


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

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


 
 

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