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Kia's new 8-speed automatic transmission

Kia details its new 8-speed automatic transmission

Kia has taken the increasingly unusual step of developing its own automatic transmission, a new 8-speed that debuts in the automaker's Cadenza sedan set to arrive in dealers within the next couple of weeks. In the Cadenza, the 8-speed mates to a 3.3-liter V-6—but it's safe to assume that the... read more

September 7, 2016 by
 
BMW Safety Moto GP Water Injection

More automakers to adopt BMW M4 GTS water-injection system

BMW in 2015 launched a version of its M4 equipped with a water-injection system. The technology, available in the aftermarket for years, is able to boost output while also... read more September 2, 2016 by


 
2017 Jeep Wrangler

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler just received modern headlights

A new Jeep Wrangler is on the way, but that doesn't mean the current model isn't getting enhanced for 2017. While many things on the Wrangler are old-school, and we like it... read more September 1, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained walks you through variable compression

How Infiniti's variable compression engine works

You know what variable valve timing is. You're quite familiar with Honda's VTEC system. Now Infiniti has something new for you dive into, and it's all about changing an... read more August 31, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford GT

Why the Ford GT uses hydraulic-assist power steering

Every new vehicle these days seems to have electric-assist power steering. This type of system saves weight, space, and a bit of fuel. It's not, however, always the most... read more August 31, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained discusses the difference between steel and rubber brake lines

What's the difference between steel and rubber brake lines?

Your car's brakes are pretty darn important. If you have lousy pedal feel, you should do something about that, right? Stopping is at least as important as going. So when... read more August 29, 2016 by


 
Roborace autonomous race car prototype

Roborace organizer unveils ‘DevBot’ autonomous race car prototype

The organizers of Roborace, the world’s first race for autonomous cars, has revealed one of their early stage prototypes. It’s called the DevBot, and unlike the... read more August 29, 2016 by


 
nuTonomy self-driving taxi

nuTonomy beats Uber, Google to fully autonomous ride-sharing

Singapore on Thursday became the first country in the world with a fully autonomous ride-sharing service offered to the public. The service is being run on a trial basis by... read more August 25, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained tells us how fast we can do 0-60 mph

How much faster will street cars get to 60 mph in the future?

After Tesla's announcement Tuesday that its new Model S P100D (when equipped with the optional Ludicrous Speed mode) is the fastest-accelerating car you can buy, it sure... read more August 24, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Price for Tesla's Autopilot jumps $500 without hardware change

Buried somewhere between longer range and furious acceleration (and resulting "meh" by the collective automotive journalism brain trust), Tesla on Tuesday nudged up the price... read more August 24, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo First Drive

How Porsche gave the world more turbos, faster

Buried deep within the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo is an engineering "no-duh." Talk to anyone with a cursory knowledge of the widowmaker from Stuttgart and they'll say the old... read more August 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport

2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport gets drive modes selector with adjustment of 7 dynamic settings

Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] Fusion has undergone a substantial update for the 2017 model year. Among the changes is a new performance-oriented model dubbed the Fusion... read more August 23, 2016 by


 
2013 Honda Accord V6 Touring  -  Driven

Honda working on 11-speed, triple-clutch automatic?

A patent filing has revealed that Honda is apparently hard at work on (or at least thinking about) a transmission that would pack an insane level of technology: 11 forward... read more August 23, 2016 by


 
Koenigsegg Agera RS engine

A Koenigsegg Agera RS piston weighs less than a human heart, and other fun trivia

Did you know each of the pistons in Agera RS weigh about 10 ounces? How about that its catalytic converter improves performance by about 300 horsepower? Impressive 0-60 mph... read more August 22, 2016 by


 
Otto self-driving truck prototype

Uber buys autonomous truck startup Otto

Ride-sharing giant Uber sees a future where it not only has a fleet of self-driving cars offering rides to the public, but also self-driving trucks transporting goods on the... read more August 19, 2016 by


 
Uber’s Volvo XC90 autonomous car prototype

Volvo and Uber partner to develop autonomous cars

Volvo and ride-sharing giant Uber have announced plans to join forces in the area of autonomous driving technology. Similar to the deal between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles... read more August 18, 2016 by


 
 

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