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How to change brake pads and rotors

Replacing brake pads and rotors--it’s not as hard as you think

No matter if you buy a new car, a pre-owned car, or lease a vehicle, maintenance is unavoidable. And at some point, the brakes will need to be replaced. Although many will let a mechanic take care of the work, it's not a terribly difficult process. Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is here to... read more

July 27, 2017 by
 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV

Report: Toyota electric car to use solid-state battery, arrive in 2022

Last November, Japan’s Nikkei newspaper reported that Toyota is rushing to start volume production of battery electric cars by 2020 and has established a dedicated team... read more July 25, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz and Bosch Automated Valet Parking

Mercedes and Bosch reveal fully automated valet

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a handful of demonstrations of automated valet systems. Mercedes-Benz and Bosch are now taking the next step by implementing just... read more July 24, 2017 by


 
Why electric cars produce peak torque from standstill

How do electric cars produce maximum torque instantly?

Most electric cars aren't normally associated with performance, but they are able to achieve something gasoline-powered cars can't: peak torque at zero rpm. It's thrown... read more July 23, 2017 by


 
Baidu Logo

Chinese tech giant Baidu taps Microsoft to expand development of self-driving cars

China's biggest search engine—Baidu—and Microsoft are expanding their self-driving-vehicle partnership to cover data storage, security, and artificial... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
Bugatti Chiron production in Molsheim, France

Bugatti may wait until Chiron replacement to introduce hybrid tech

Prior to the reveal of the Chiron at the 2016 Geneva auto show, former Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn hinted that there would be two performance levels for the... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
Subaru symmetrical all-wheel drive technology

Here's how Subaru's 4 all-wheel-drive systems work

Subaru has carved a niche in the vast automotive industry by doing one thing: equip every single car it sells with an all-wheel-drive system. That's minus the BRZ, of course... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
Hyperloop One concept drawing

Elon Musk's Boring Company merges with Hyperloop for NY to DC transport

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, ever the visionary, says he received "verbal approval" from the United States government to build a Hyperloop through New York City, Philadelphia... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained looks at Subaru boxer engine

Learn how Subaru's Boxer engine works via this 3-D printed working model

The term is thrown around often, but what actually constitutes Subaru's "boxer" engine? With the insightful mind of Jason Fenske and a 3-D printed model of a 4-cylinder boxer... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained examines performance brake rotors

Do performance brake rotors have better cooling?

The upgrades continue for the Engineering Explained Honda S2000. The YouTube channel's host, Jason Fenske, is using his yellow sports car for more than just whipping around... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
2019 Audi A8

Here's how the 2019 Audi A8 will become the first Level 3 self-driving car*

*Rules and restrictions apply. Void where prohibited. With the launch of its 2019 A8 in Barcelona on July 11, Audi is marketing itself as the first company to sell a Level 3... read more July 14, 2017 by


 
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes voice activation now lets you control climate, comfort settings

The latest version of Mercedes-Benz’s voice activation system, known as Linguatronic, will for the first time allow you to control more than just the infotainment... read more July 13, 2017 by


 
Patent showing integrated bike rack from Ford

Ford patented a retractable, integrated bike rack

Ford may be interested in creating a solution for cyclists everywhere: a fully integrated bicycle rack. Although aftermarket bike racks are plentiful, Ford's attempt is a lot... read more July 11, 2017 by


 
What's Inside a Tesla battery?

What's inside Tesla's battery pack?

EV West has shown us the proper way to break down a Tesla Battery pack. They remove multiple modules in order to reuse them under the skin of cool projects. What if you just... read more July 10, 2017 by


 
Apple CarPlay, in 2016 Hyundai Sonata

Alpine rolls out a wireless solution for Apple CarPlay

If you have a car that supports Apple CarPlay, you had better leave your USB cable in the car. The functionality of the smartphone integration system requires your phone to... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
Tesla Powerpacks

Tesla to build world's biggest battery in Australia

Tesla has entered a partnership with an Australian state to build the world’s biggest battery. The lithium-ion battery will be made up of Tesla’s industrial-scale... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
 

 
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