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Mercedes AMG F1 engine achieves 50 percent thermal efficiency

The Mercedes AMG Formula 1 team's 2017 season has been a successful one thus far, and although the drivers deserve much of the credit, the team itself has done some remarkable things as well. Notably, Mercedes' current F1 engine achieved 50 percent thermal efficiency for the first time. In the... read more

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Passenger Drone autonomous manned flying vehicle

Passenger Drone the latest to unveil autonomous manned flying vehicle

America’s Passenger Drone is the latest startup to announce plans for an autonomous flying vehicle for personal use. Passenger Drone’s design is still in the... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
BMW with Alexa integration

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant coming to BMWs and Minis

The BMW Group is the latest automaker to announce the addition of Amazon’s Alexa to its cars. The cloud-based voice activation system will start appearing in all BMW... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
Can you tune electric cars for more power?

Can you tune electric cars for more power?

Our future will be filled with electric cars. It's where the world is moving, and the cars bringing us to this place are getting better and better everyday. Heck, the Tesla... read more September 27, 2017 by


 
Ford and Lyft partner on self-driving cars

Ford and Lyft partner on self-driving cars

Ford has partnered with ride-sharing company Lyft to help accelerate the rollout of a fully self-driving taxi service. It’s a goal a number of firms spanning the... read more September 27, 2017 by


 
2018 Cadillac CT6

Hands-free highway driving now possible with Cadillac’s Super Cruise debuting on 2018 CT6

Cadillac’s self-driving system known as Super Cruise makes its debut on the 2018 CT6 on sale this fall. To mark the introduction, Cadillac on Monday kicked off a... read more September 26, 2017 by


 
2019 Porsche Cayenne

2019 Porsche Cayenne deep dive

It’s the very antithesis of Porsche. Or is it? The Cayenne, an SUV, is the sports car company's second best seller, behind another SUV, the Macan. It may be an SUV, but... read more September 25, 2017 by


 
Is engine braking bad?

Is it a bad idea to engine brake with a manual transmission?

In a car with a manual gearbox, you can use that stick to your advantage in more ways than the simple act of shifting gears. If you want to slow down, instead of relying on... read more September 24, 2017 by


 
2019 Volvo XC40

2019 Volvo XC40 allows your friend or family to borrow the car without a key

Say you’re away on vacation and someone you trust, perhaps a close friend or family member, needs to borrow your car. With the 2019 Volvo XC40 arriving next spring... read more September 22, 2017 by


 
Genesis G70

Luxury automakers focus on too much "stupid" tech, Genesis performance boss says

Genesis' performance chief Albert Biermann had some harsh words for the brand's German rivals. The former BMW M boss of 30 years said rival brands invest too much in... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
BMW logo

BMW might ditch car keys all together

The days of grabbing keys to gain access to one's car may be a thing of the past in future BMWs. The automaker has recently questioned the need for car keys altogether... read more September 18, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

VW Group's fully self-driving Sedric to hit public roads in 2021

It turns out the Volkswagen Group’s Sedric concept unveiled in March at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show isn’t just a one-hit wonder. The German auto giant used last... read more September 18, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz partners with what3words for new form of navigation directions

Mercedes wants to let you find any destination with 3 words

I feel old telling you this...but I don't quite understand how this is going to make your navigation system easier to use. Perhaps my inner old man is coming out, but I'm not... read more September 17, 2017 by


 
GKN Twinster eAxle

GKN Drivelines introduces off-the-shelf torque-vectoring eAxle

Last week we saw Bosch reveal its "e-axle" off-the-shelf" electric powertain solution for automakers who don't have the means or inclination to develop their own. Now another... read more September 15, 2017 by


 
Samsung multifunctional battery technology

Samsung SDI's latest electric-car battery cells: energy capacity up 50 percent

Companies that fabricate lithium-ion battery cells rarely stage elaborate displays at global auto shows. Korean maker Samsung, though, feels its latest advance in... read more September 15, 2017 by


 
ContiAdapt and ContiSense concept tires

Continental looks to improve safety with its latest tire concepts

It's always amazing to see what tire manufacturers are dreaming up for the future. Most of the time, it's a concept based in the distant future when nano bots are able to... read more September 14, 2017 by


 
 

 
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