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2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Multimatic had to invent the shocks for the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Chevrolet’s Colorado ZR2 promises to be one heck of an off-roader, and one of the main reasons is the truck’s unique shock absorbers. To achieve the desired performance, Multimatic, the company that builds the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] GT and numerous other race cars, had to invent a... read more

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Engineering Explained visits TE Connectivity

Developing parts for road cars vs. race cars

Road cars and race cars are very different. The cars we buy for every day driving are much heavier, due in part to safety and emissions equipment. Race cars shed every ounce... read more November 9, 2016 by


 
Teaser for 2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport debuting at 2017 Geneva auto show

Opel teases new Insignia Grand Sport’s matrix LED headlights

The Opel Insignia will be redesigned in 2017, with the new model to also serve as a replacement for the existing Buick Regal and Holden Commodore in General Motors... read more November 9, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained on Mercedes' Active Body Control

How Mercedes' Active Body Control works

Mercedes-Benz vehicles are notorious for their smooth ride quality. Bumps and ruts just don't bother passengers in Mercedes vehicles like they do in other cars. How does... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Tesla to start charging for supercharging

Remember when Tesla promised use of its Supercharger network to Model S owners for life? Psych! Gotcha. Just kidding. The Silicon Valley automaker announced today that Teslas... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
Ford Evasive Steering Alert

Ford previews upcoming self-driving technologies

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has promised to deliver a self-driving car within five years. It will have Level 4 self-driving capability, meaning it can drive on its own but is... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
Ford Performance App

Ford debuts Performance App at 2016 SEMA show

You're caning your Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus ST on your favorite local race track. This could be your best lap time yet, but you don't really have an easy way of... read more November 2, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Note e-Power

e-Power: Nissan’s new series hybrid powertrain

Nissan is one of the biggest proponents of electric cars but even it concedes that not everyone is ready to make the switch. That’s why the automaker is introducing... read more November 2, 2016 by


 
2016/2017 Formula E Hong Kong ePrix

'Engineering Explained' explores sensor strategy in motorsports

A critical component of a successful racing team is its ability to accumulate and understand many points of data. Motorsports engineers thrive on racing data, as it helps... read more November 1, 2016 by


 
Toyota Smart Key Box

Toyota teams up with Getaround to trial car-sharing service

Many within the industry are predicting a future where car sharing becomes more popular than actual ownership. Though this represents a threat to automakers, rather than... read more November 1, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz 3.0-liter inline-6

Mercedes to overhaul internal combustion engines from 2017

Despite its major push into electric cars, Mercedes-Benz is spending billions on developing new, more efficient internal combustion engines. The next-generation engines will... read more October 31, 2016 by


 
SolarCity roof tile-replacing solar panels

Tesla CEO unveils Powerwall 2.0 and solar roof

Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk on Friday unveiled two new products, one from Tesla and another from SolarCity, the solar home installation firm Tesla is hoping to acquire... read more October 30, 2016 by


 
Gas Station safety technology

What happens underground at your local gas station

Pumping fuel is something you've been doing for years now (unless you're one of those people in New Jersey), and it's something you probably don't put a lot of thought into... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
Otto self-driving truck prototype

Otto's self-driving Budweiser beer truck completes 120-mile run

Otto and Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch made history in October by successfully making the first delivery by a self-driving truck. Last week, one of Otto’s... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained and the Humble Mechanic explain Volkswagen's DSG

How Volkswagen's DSG works

Engineering Explained and The Humble Mechanic team are two YouTube channels with the goal of teaching us more about the cars we drive. Today, they get together to break down... read more October 24, 2016 by


 
Connected and self-driving car trial in United Kingdom

Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover and Tata take part in connected and self-driving car trial

A handful of automakers are taking part in a trial for connected and self-driving cars in the United Kingdom as part of a government-backed initiative called Autodrive. The... read more October 24, 2016 by


 
 

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