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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

FCA to build autonomous Chrysler Pacificas for Google

Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] have confirmed a partnership in the area of autonomous cars. As part of the partnership, Google’s autonomous car technology, which includes various sensors and complex software systems, will be fully integrated in about 100 Chrysler Pacifica... read more

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Engineering Explained shows the difference in two and four-wheel driving modes

The difference between 2Hi, 4Hi, and 4Lo in real-world tests

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma is fitted with the standard setup you'd find in any truck that wants to go play in the dirt. There's two-wheel-drive and both four-wheel-high and... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
BMW motorcycle SOS button.

BMW adds SOS Intelligent Emergency Call tech to motorcycles

BMW says it will begin offering an emergency call system on its motorcycles that can summon first responders at the press of a red SOS button on the handlebar. The system is... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW X5 M50d

BMW quad-turbo diesel debuts at 2016 Vienna Motor Symposium

The future of diesel engines in the United States and possibly elsewhere is in doubt as a result of ongoing emissions cheating scandals, but automakers aren’t giving up... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with variable turbine geometry

VW unveils 1.5-liter engine with variable turbine geometry

Volkswagen used this week’s 2016 Vienna Motor Symposium to present its next-generation 4-cylinder engine. The new engine, dubbed the EA211 TSI evo, is a turbocharged... read more April 28, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained discusses wireless charging

How electric cars can charge wirelessly

If you have an electric vehicle, it's a given that you'll have to find an outlet so you can regain those precious electrons. Your car runs on electricity, after all. How else... read more April 27, 2016 by


 
ZF E-Bobility Advanced Urban Vehicle  -  Germany, 2015

Parking via smartphones and tablets: technology is ready, regulations aren't

It’s been nearly ten years since Lexus introduced to the U.S. market a system through which its big luxury sedan, the LS, could park itself. Since then there have been... read more April 26, 2016 by


 
Ford's new EcoBlue 2.0-liter turbodiesel.

Ford brands new diesels EcoBlue

Europeans will now have access to Ford Motor Company's [NYSE:F] newest line of diesel engines, which fall under the EcoBlue banner. Ford today unveiled the 2.0-liter version... read more April 26, 2016 by


 
Qoros Qamfree concept, 2016 Beijing Auto Show

FreeValve 'camless' engine shown in Qoros concept at 2016 Beijing auto show

Engineering outfit FreeValve, a sister company to Swedish supercar marque Koenigsegg, is developing a new type of engine that does away with the camshaft. The so-called... read more April 26, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about turbocharger wastegates

How turbocharger wastegates work

Your turbocharger. It's the snail of mystery attached to your engine, allowing it to breathe in more deeply. With the wonders of forced induction, a smaller engine can create... read more April 25, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

Honda Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid coming in 2017

Honda’s new Clarity Fuel Cell will soon be joined by plug-in hybrid and battery-electric variants. The Clarity Fuel Cell goes on sale in late 2016. It’s powered... read more April 21, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained tells you how to change your spark plugs

How to change your spark plugs

It's been fun learning more about how cars work with Engineering Explained. Now, though, it's time to dive into some basic maintenance tips that will help you grow ever... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
Jaguar Ingenium engine

Report: Jaguar Land Rover to start using inline-6 engines in 2017

Jaguar Land Rover may be about to follow the lead of BMW and launch new 3- and 6-cylinder inline engines based on the design of its Ingenium-branded inline-4, first seen in... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla to offer free Autopilot month-long trial for current owners

Owners of Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S and Model X electric vehicles who didn't pony up for the automaker's Autopilot semi-autonomous system can test it out for a month... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained discusses the differences between diesel and gas

Diesel and gas, it's time to learn the difference

No, this isn't a story diving into the different models in the Volkswagen family. Instead, it's our friend Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained examining the differences... read more April 18, 2016 by


 
Hyperloop Technologies takes delivery of a tube for testing

Hyperloop firm taps auto industry to develop transport tech

One of the companies looking to turn Elon Musk's "Hyperloop" dream into reality wants to tap into the auto industry for experienced engineers. "This is real. This is... read more April 18, 2016 by


 
 

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