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Do wider tires equal more grip?

Do wider tires actually have more grip?

Tires are an absolutely essential part of any car, truck, or SUV. Compounds can create unique handling experiences suited for any type of vehicle, and they can even make a car much more fun to drive. It's also a common saying that wider tires provide more grip. In the interest of science, Jason... read more

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BMW self-driving technology

Drivers of BMW iNext will be able to sleep behind the wheel

BMW is currently working with tech giant Intel and vehicle sensor firm Mobileye to develop a highly-capable self-driving system which the automaker plans to deploy in 2021... read more May 31, 2017 by


 
Nissan Titan Engineering Explained

How can the Nissan Titan brake quicker than a Mini?

A Nissan Titan weighs 5,811 pounds. A Mini Countryman weighs 3,629. The former requires a shorter distance to reach a complete stop from 60. Sounds crazy, but it's true, and... read more May 29, 2017 by


 
Bentley On Demand service

Bentley on Demand service brings concierge delivery to owners

Sick and tired of your current Bentley? The brand aims to cure your boredom with Bentley on Demand, a new "mobility" service being offered via the Bentley Network smartphone... read more May 25, 2017 by


 
Stanley Robotics automated valet parking system

Watch a robot valet park a car

Parking is never really a delightful experience, especially in crowded cities, airports, and other high-traffic areas. One robotics company aims to alleviate some of the... read more May 25, 2017 by


 
Porsche 917 simulator rig

Developer of Porsche 917 simulator promises realistic sights, sounds and even smells

Last year, Project 917 divulged ambitious details to develop a Porsche 917 replica for motorsport fans to relive the iconic racer. Since then, Project 917 has changed its... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
2011 Audi Urban Concept

Audi promises fully self-driving car by 2021

Audi has promised to launch a fully self-driving car by 2021. The target date is a popular one as it’s close enough to be practical but at the same time far enough that... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
Dynamic wireless electric car charging testing using a Renault Kangoo Z.E.

Renault demonstrates wireless electric car charging at 62 mph

Renault on Thursday took part in a demonstration of new charging technology that could prove a major boon to electric cars. The technology, being developed by Qualcomm with... read more May 19, 2017 by


 
Proposal for dedicated self-driving car test site in South Korea

South Korea latest to construct dedicated self-driving car test site

South Korea is building a whole new city, but it's not for human inhabitants. Instead, it will be home to self-driving cars. The country is currently in the process of... read more May 17, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford GT

GT supercar is tech testbed for future Fords

The Ford GT provided plenty of shock and awe when it debuted at the 2015 Detroit auto show, but the brand had more in mind than just raw performance. In fact, Ford developed... read more May 17, 2017 by


 
BMW M5 with m xDrive all-wheel-drive system

BMW details M xDrive all-wheel-drive system debuting on M5

BMW M is putting the final touches on its new M5, a car that will be unlike any of its predecessors. It will come as standard with all-wheel drive, though the system will be... read more May 17, 2017 by


 
A 1,700-horsepower Nissan GT-R hiding a trick for staging while drag racing

This 1,700-hp Nissan GT-R has a trick to stage properly at the drag strip

Staging a car at a drag strip is an art form. You line up so you have your car exactly where you want it to try and extract tenths of a second as you blast off down the... read more May 16, 2017 by


 
Audi Q8 Sport concept equipped with Android infotainment system

Audi latest to announce Android infotainment system

Audi is going Android. The German brand announced its next generation infotainment system will be powered by Google's Android operating system and run seamlessly through most... read more May 16, 2017 by


 
Waymo self-driving car prototype

Lyft and Waymo join forces to develop self-driving taxis, challenge Uber

A newborn partnership has emerged within the fluid and ever competitive self-driving car field. Waymo and Lyft have confirmed a partnership for future self-driving... read more May 16, 2017 by


 
Renault logo

Renault, Nissan plants back online following cyber attack

Following the widespread cyber attack, dubbed "WannaCry," this past Friday, Renault and Nissan resumed nearly all manufacturing operations. Renault and Nissan, which are... read more May 15, 2017 by


 
Google previews Android-based infotainment system

Volvo first to commit to Android-powered infotainment system

Volvo has confirmed plans to introduce an infotainment system powered by Google’s Android operating system within the next two years. The system will feature graphics... read more May 15, 2017 by


 
 

 
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