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FCA’s next-gen Uconnect system may be powered by Google’s Android

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] has teamed up with Google to develop a version of the Uconnect infotainment system powered by Android. Uconnect can be found in most of FCA’s brands and features an 8.4-inch touchscreen display as its main input source. The version of Uconnect powered by... read more

January 4, 2017 by
 
Wattway solar road

France builds first stretch of solar road--at $5.2M per kilometer

The French government in early 2016 pledged to install over a five-year period 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) of roads lined in solar panels. The first kilometer has now been... read more December 30, 2016 by


 
HERE HD Live Map

HERE and Mobileye join forces to create highly-detailed maps for self-driving cars

A cloud-based database of highly-detailed maps updated in real time will be essential for self-driving cars, as they can provide information on traffic and road conditions... read more December 30, 2016 by


 
How to change a car's differential fluid

How to change a car's differential fluid

Our friend Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained has already taught us how to change the oil in our cars. It's an easy process, and it's one that will allow you to get... read more December 29, 2016 by


 
Ford Fusion Hybrid self-driving prototype

Ford ready to start testing 'next-generation' self-driving car

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has promised to deliver a self-driving car by 2021. The automaker is targeting Level 4 self-driving capability, meaning the car will be able to... read more December 29, 2016 by


 
Skype for Business in Volvo's 90 series

Volvo 90 series cars lets you Skype your colleagues

It used to be that the drive home was a chance to fully escape the office. Not anymore thanks to the ever-increasing level of connectivity filtering into cars. For example... read more December 29, 2016 by


 
Hagerty rebuilds Chrsyler FirePower

Today in time-lapse magic: Hagerty's Chrysler Firepower V-8 rebuild

A complete engine rebuild can take weeks or months—even years—at the hands of highly skilled mechanics. Don't have that kind of time? (Who does?) Here's a... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco

Uber moves self-driving fleet to Arizona after program shut down in California

In mid-December, Uber added San Francisco, California to the list of cities where the company is testing self-driving prototypes. However, the ride-sharing giant on Thursday... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
The five best basic modifications for your car

The five best basic modifications for your car

Engineering Explained host Jason Fenske is currently planning the modifications for his own project Honda S2000. He has some great things in store for that car, but he also... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
Honda Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Honda in talks with Waymo for self-driving tech

Google has been working on autonomous technology since 2009, and it recently spun off that business into a company called Waymo. Instead of building its own car, Waymo seems... read more December 22, 2016 by


 
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... read more December 22, 2016 by


 
Diagram from Ford patent for heat-generated graphics

Ford might be looking to inject graphic heat in future Mustang

One of the fashionable yet totally unnecessary trends in the automotive world is the use of logo-displaying puddle lamps. You open the door of your car at night, and there's... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
Waymo self-driving prototype

Waymo unveils Chrysler Pacifica-based self-driving prototype

Google on Monday unveiled a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid-based self-driving prototype that will be taking part in various trials run by its new self-driving business Waymo... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
This is an oil filter that hasn't been changed in 50,000 miles

What an oil filter looks like after 50,000 miles

Change your oil. Let me repeat that. Change your oil! Tell your friends and family to get their oil changed, too, because neglecting that precious fluid will turn your car... read more December 16, 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


 
 

 
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