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Tire Rack Tire Test - Winter/Snow vs. All-Season vs. Summer Tires on Ice

Here's why winter tires beat all-seasons in the cold

You've heard it probably 300 times just this year alone. You've been hearing it for the past few years as well. When the weather turns frightfully cold, you need to have winter tires on your car. You'll protest and decry that all-seasons get the job done, or that it doesn't matter because you have... read more

December 22, 2016 by
 
Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving prototype

Self-driving Chevy Bolt EVs to hit Michigan roads

Less than a week after the signing of the SAVE Act legislation in Michigan, the most lenient yet when it comes to self-driving cars, General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has... read more December 16, 2016 by


 
Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco

Uber expands self-driving taxi service to San Francisco

Uber may be known around the world for its ridesharing service, where volunteer drivers earn money by offering rides. However, Uber is out to eliminate the driver by... read more December 15, 2016 by


 
How winter tires differ from summer tires

How winter tires differ from summer tires

Winter has begun to embrace the country in its icy grasp, and that means it's past time you started thinking about winter tires. But are they really worth it and what do they... read more December 14, 2016 by


 
Department of Transportation vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) program

Regulators moving forward with vehicle-to-vehicle communication

Following its September presentation of guidelines for the safe testing and deployment of self-driving cars, the Department of Transportation proposed a ruling on Tuesday... read more December 14, 2016 by


 
Waymo self-driving car prototype

Google self-driving car project is now called Waymo

Google’s self-driving car project is no longer just one of the many moonshot ideas of the Google X advanced research skunk works as it has been transformed into a... read more December 14, 2016 by


 
Nvidia BB8 self-driving car prototype

Nvidia’s self-driving car doesn’t need road markings or even pavement

Most people will recognize Nvidia as a company that makes graphics cards for computers. But the company is also heavily involved in the auto industry, making computer chips... read more December 13, 2016 by


 
It's this easy to change your own oil

It's this easy to change your own oil

Our friend Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained has been teaching us a lot about our favorite subject: cars. Today, he's here to talk about something that just might... read more December 12, 2016 by


 
Audi Traffic Light Information System, Las Vegas

First-ever Audi vehicle-to-infrastructure feature tested

A countdown clock silently ticks down to 0:00 in the Audi A4’s instrument cluster display, almost like the timer on an oven. Except instead of a baked casserole, the... read more December 10, 2016 by


 
MOIA logo

Volkswagen Group launches mobility unit MOIA, plans Uber rival

The Volkswagen Group has formed a new unit tasked with the development of new mobility solutions. The unit is called MOIA, a name that's meant to signify independent mobility... read more December 9, 2016 by


 
Toyota 10-speed automatic transmission

Toyota reveals next-generation engines, transmissions and hybrid systems

As Toyota slowly renews its fleet with cars built around its TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) modular platform unveiled in 2015, we’ll see new technologies that... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
How engine oil systems work

How engine oil systems work

Besides fuel, oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. It keeps your engine rotating smoothly. This is accomplished by the properties of oil that allow it to lubricate moving... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
Audi's online traffic light information system

Audi launches first public vehicle-to-infrastructure system in Las Vegas

As cars become more and more connected it won’t be long until they are communicating with each other as well as with the surrounding infrastructure to aid traffic flow... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
nuTonomy autonomous Renault Zoe

nuTonomy to test self-driving cars in Boston

Back in August, a startup by the name of nuTonomy made headlines following the launch of the world’s first taxi service built around self-driving cars. Albeit a trial... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
Audi Q2 Deep Learning concept

Audi uses machine learning to refine self-parking technology

Audi has demonstrated how it is using machine learning to help refine its self-driving system. Machine learning is a form of artificial intelligence where computers... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
GM 9-speed automatic transmission

GM to introduce 9-speed auto in 2017 Chevrolet Malibu

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] on Tuesday released the first details for a new 9-speed automatic transmission designed for front-wheel-drive applications. The transmission... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
 

 
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