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Toyota 'Project Portal' proof-of-concept hydrogen fuel-cell powered semi tractor, for Port of LA

Toyota Project Portal imagines a fuel cell-powered semi truck future

Tesla may have garnered buzz surrounding the announcement it will reveal a semi truck in September, but Toyota this week showed how it imagines revolutionizing the trucking industry. This hunk of tractor trailer metal is called Project Portal, and it's powered exclusively by a hydrogen fuel cell... read more

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Engineering Explained discusses the reasons why you should buy good tires

Here’s why you shouldn’t skimp on tires

When you buy a new car, the odds are good that it's going to come with solid tires. If that new car you're buying is a sports car or performance-oriented model, then the odds... read more April 11, 2017 by


 
Engine with oil video

What happens when an engine runs without oil?

It’s one of those crazy thoughts which has really no way for the average person to go about solving: what happens if an engine runs without any oil flowing through it... read more April 10, 2017 by


 
How the SLS became the GT

How the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG evolved into the Mercedes-AMG GT

Mercedes' AMG arm is attacking just about every vehicle in the German automaker's lineup, giving the brand's luxury vehicles various levels of performance with a series of 63... read more April 10, 2017 by


 
Ford autonomous car development

New York approves self-driving car tests on public roads

Long an avid opponent of driverless cars, thanks to its law requiring drivers to keep one hand on the steering wheel at all times, the state of New York has approved the... read more April 7, 2017 by


 
Teaser for 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class debuting at 2017 Shanghai auto show

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will automatically brake for bends and intersections

Self-driving capability is becoming a key selling point for luxury cars, and engineers are slowly, yet steadfastly improving the technology to the point where, perhaps some... read more April 7, 2017 by


 
Fourth-generation Audi A8’s multi-material spaceframe

Audi provides look at new A8’s lightweight, multi-material construction

Audi is intensifying its mixed material usage for its next-generation A8. Like rival BMW and its carbon core construction, Audi is out to prove it’s come up with the... read more April 6, 2017 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept electric car

Audi, Porsche collaborate on next-gen platform

Audi and Porsche may both be brands in the Volkswagen Group, though they’re staunchly independent. In fact, up until last year were even competing against each other in... read more April 5, 2017 by


 
Self-driving taxi service envisioned by Mercedes-Benz and Bosch

Mercedes working on ‘Level 5’ self-driving car with Bosch

The scale and complexity, not to mention cost, of developing self-driving cars is causing a lot of consolidation behind the scenes. For example, Volvo has joined forces with... read more April 4, 2017 by


 
Porsche most grueling functionality test video

Porsche counts down its top 5 most grueling functionality tests

Every automaker does its best to ensure the its vehicles are up to snuff for their intended purposes. That includes Porsche, which has been beating its products up for... read more April 4, 2017 by


 
Blossom Skis develops new skis with vibration-damping rubber inserts from Pirelli

Pirelli develops rubber-infused skis

Pirelli seems to be keen on finding ways to not only re-imagine what its tires are capable of, but where it can infuse its technology outside of the car world. Hot on the... read more April 2, 2017 by


 
Solar Roadways road surface solar panels

Route 66 edges closer to becoming a solar road

Solar Roadways, an Idaho-based startup, is eyeing up the iconic, cross-country Route 66 to potentially lay the familiar road with solar panels. We first learned of the plan a... read more March 31, 2017 by


 
Tesla CEO Elon Musk presents Powerwall 2.0 and SolarCity solar roof

Tesla CEO Elon Musk launches Neuralink venture to merge human brain with AI

First it was electric cars, and then came the mission to conquer space exploration and Mars. Now, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has set his sights on yet another lofty... read more March 30, 2017 by


 
Why doesn't the Koenigsegg Regera have a transmission?--Part 2

Why doesn't the Koenigsegg Regera have a transmission?--Part 2

Engineering Explained returns to correctly answer why the Koenigsegg Regera doesn’t have a transmission. Bad math. It happens to the best of us, even our friend Jason... read more March 30, 2017 by


 
iOS 10.3 Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay adds shortcuts for most recently used apps

The Apple faithful will notice a very helpful update to their Apple CarPlay system upon upgrading to the latest iOS 10.3 update. Apple has announced CarPlay will now feature... read more March 29, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford GT in the wind tunnel

Ford details the GT’s 5 driving modes, launch control

The first GTs are now in customer hands, but Ford is still revealing fresh details on the car. We previously learned that the car features five driving modes. They are... read more March 28, 2017 by


 
 

 
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