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Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Tesla to start charging for supercharging

Remember when Tesla promised use of its Supercharger network to Model S owners for life? Psych! Gotcha. Just kidding. The Silicon Valley automaker announced today that Teslas ordered after January 1, 2017 will receive 400 kwh of free supercharging in the form of credits (FYI--that's about 1,000... read more

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2016/2017 Formula E Hong Kong ePrix

'Engineering Explained' explores sensor strategy in motorsports

A critical component of a successful racing team is its ability to accumulate and understand many points of data. Motorsports engineers thrive on racing data, as it helps... read more November 1, 2016 by


 
Toyota Smart Key Box

Toyota teams up with Getaround to trial car-sharing service

Many within the industry are predicting a future where car sharing becomes more popular than actual ownership. Though this represents a threat to automakers, rather than... read more November 1, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz 3.0-liter inline-6

Mercedes to overhaul internal combustion engines from 2017

Despite its major push into electric cars, Mercedes-Benz is spending billions on developing new, more efficient internal combustion engines. The next-generation engines will... read more October 31, 2016 by


 
SolarCity roof tile-replacing solar panels

Tesla CEO unveils Powerwall 2.0 and solar roof

Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk on Friday unveiled two new products, one from Tesla and another from SolarCity, the solar home installation firm Tesla is hoping to acquire... read more October 30, 2016 by


 
Gas Station safety technology

What happens underground at your local gas station

Pumping fuel is something you've been doing for years now (unless you're one of those people in New Jersey), and it's something you probably don't put a lot of thought into... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
Otto self-driving truck prototype

Otto's self-driving Budweiser beer truck completes 120-mile run

Otto and Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch made history in October by successfully making the first delivery by a self-driving truck. Last week, one of Otto’s... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
How Volkswagen's DSG works

How Volkswagen's DSG works

Engineering Explained and The Humble Mechanic team are two YouTube channels with the goal of teaching us more about the cars we drive. Today, they get together to break down... read more October 24, 2016 by


 
Connected and self-driving car trial in United Kingdom

Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover and Tata take part in connected and self-driving car trial

A handful of automakers are taking part in a trial for connected and self-driving cars in the United Kingdom as part of a government-backed initiative called Autodrive. The... read more October 24, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla Network will be an Uber-style ride-sharing service for self-driving cars

Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] on Wednesday made the announcement that its cars can be ordered with the hardware necessary for full self-driving, i.e. Level 5 autonomy, the ultimate goal... read more October 21, 2016 by


 
'Engineering Explained' tackles Koenigsegg's camless engine

'Engineering Explained' tackles Koenigsegg's camless engine

An internal combustion engine needs a few things to work. One of those parts that makes an engine do its thing is a piece called the camshaft. This helps control the timing... read more October 20, 2016 by


 
Tesla Hardware 2 self-driving technology

All Teslas now available with hardware for full self-driving

Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] on Wednesday announced that all its cars from now will be available with the hardware necessary for full self-driving, i.e. Level 5 autonomy, the ultimate... read more October 20, 2016 by


 
Mazda MX-5 RF roof in action

Here's a look at how the Mazda MX-5 RF roof operates

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF is the targa-topped Miata that some fans of the car have been hoping would come to light. Not everyone is excited about the cut-up coupe, but there are... read more October 18, 2016 by


 
The Barnacle parking enforcement device

The Barnacle parking enforcement device definitely sucks

A barnacle is an arthropod. It's referred to as an encruster, as it an animal that seeks to permanently adhere itself to a hard material. There's a new type of barnacle out... read more October 18, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion concept, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

Mercedes denies claims its self-driving cars will prioritize own occupants over other road users

Self-driving cars have the potential to bring substantial societal benefits, the primary one being improved safety. The thinking is that by replacing the human with a... read more October 18, 2016 by


 
Apple logo

Report: Apple’s Project Titan changes focus to self-driving car tech

Though Apple [NSDQ:AAPL] has never publicly acknowledged it is working on a car, comments from numerous insiders as well as the tech giant’s recent poaching of senior... read more October 17, 2016 by


 
 

 
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