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2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Hackers steal more than 30 Jeeps in Texas

As cars become more connected, hacking is becoming more of a concern. Last year, researchers took control of a Jeep Cherokee in a highly-publicized hack, but it seems hackers can cause other kinds of mischief as well. A pair of hackers were arrested last week in Texas after stealing more than 30... read more

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Roborace autonomous race car

Roborace autonomous racing edges closer to reality with reveal of final car design

While autonomous driving technology may still be in its infancy, there are efforts underway to get a fully autonomous racing series up and running. The series has even been... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
Shoud you warm up your car?

Should you warm up your engine before driving?

It's a generally held rule: Let your car warm up a bit before heading off to tackle the day. But is it really necessary? In a word? No. Our friend Jason Fenske from... read more August 3, 2016 by


 
Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) - Image via China Xinhua News

China’s traffic-straddling bus is real, carries first passengers

The Chinese port city of Qinhuangdao was the location for the first test of an innovative new mode of public transport called the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), a high-riding... read more August 3, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained talks CTVs

Are CVTs the fastest transmissions?

Nobody truly likes a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). They are loud, soulless, sometimes unreliable, and frankly, they often make your car sound awful. But here's... read more August 1, 2016 by


 
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Uber sells Chinese operation to rival Didi Chuxing

After a fierce battle for market share in China’s ride-sharing industry over the past year, Uber looks to have finally thrown in the towel. In a deal expected to be... read more August 1, 2016 by


 
Ferrari production line

Ferrari’s next-generation platform to be 15 percent lighter

Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] is close to finalizing development of a modular platform that will underpin its next generation of cars starting with a replacement for the California due... read more July 28, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained tackles the subject of oil catch cans

What the heck does an oil catch can do?

Your engine is a violent place. It's filled with moving metal, hot oil and fuel, and a mass of moving air. All of that combines to create combustion, which is basically a... read more July 27, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Tesla and autonomous tech firm Mobileye end partnership

Technology firm Mobileye, which worked closely with Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] to develop the semi-autonomous Autopilot system that debuted on the Model S, has confirmed its... read more July 27, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck concept

Mercedes beats Tesla to electric truck

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] a week ago announced a grand master plan that called for an expansion into more segments including electric commercial vehicles such as buses and... read more July 27, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained tackles the BMW Valvetronic throttle system

Learn what makes BMW's throttle system different

You're an under-hood expert by now, aren't you? We've been sharing a whole lot of information thanks to Engineering Explained and that means you should be fluent now in... read more July 25, 2016 by


 
Ford Sync 3 infotainment system

Ford rolling out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across 2017 lineup

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] unveiled an enhanced version of its Sync 3 infotainment system during January’s Consumer Electronics Show and at the time said the system... read more July 25, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche Panamera, Technical Backgrounder, July 2016

2017 Porsche Panamera deep dive

Editor’s warning: This article contains some geeky in-depth engineering information about what makes the 2017 Porsche Panamera tick. Reading it puts you in danger of... read more July 25, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S owner talks about some do's and don't with the Autopilot system

The Do's and Don'ts of Tesla's Autopilot system

The Tesla Model S has a feature you all know about. It's called Autopilot, which is a poor name for a system that is still essentially in its beta testing phase. I say "poor... read more July 22, 2016 by


 
Geneva electric buses with 'flash charging' system

Geneva's 'flash charge' electric buses recharge in 15 seconds

Long charging times can be a drag for electric vehicles, whether they're private passenger cars or city buses. The Swiss city of Geneva wants to put more electric buses into... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car’s electric energy recovery and drive system

Porsche reveals tech behind Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid

Porsche’s 919 Hybrid is proving to be one of the most successful race cars in the German automaker’s history. It’s currently in its third year of... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
 

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