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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 automaker's next-generation A8 is set to debut a fully autonomous mode when it hits the market next year. In the meantime, Audi... read more

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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


 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline engine

Report: FCA plans turbo 4-cylinder with almost 300 horsepower

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] may be about to launch a new turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine delivering close to 300 horsepower. The company already... read more May 9, 2016 by


 
General Motors' Dan Ammann (center) with Lyft's John Zimmer (right) and Logan Green (left)

GM and Lyft on-demand autonomous taxi service could start next year

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has been spending up big in preparation for the arrival of fully autonomous cars. First it invested $500 million in ride-sharing business... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche Panamera spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

First details on new Porsche V-8 debuting in next-gen Panamera Turbo

Porsche used last week’s 2016 Vienna Motor Symposium to release the first details on a new twin-turbocharged V-8 engine destined for the next-generation Panamera Turbo... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
Magnesium battery diagram

Magnesium may provide key to smaller, denser batteries

Researchers at the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA) in Michigan have made a discovery that could lead to batteries that are smaller and cheaper to produce... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained tells you four things not to do with a 4x4 vehicle

Five things you should never do with a 4x4 vehicle

You see that switch down by your knee. You can see that it has numbers and letters. You don't fully understand what it all means, but you're itching to test it all out... read more May 4, 2016 by


 
Bentley Bentayga Apple Watch app

Bentley offers Bentayga owners Apple Watch app

Bentley has released a new app for the Apple Watch that will allow back seat passengers to have control over a number of in-vehicle functions form their wrists. The app will... read more May 4, 2016 by


 
 

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