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How engine oil systems work

How engine oil systems work

Besides fuel, oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. It keeps your engine rotating smoothly. This is accomplished by the properties of oil that allow it to lubricate moving parts and reduce heat generated by friction. If the moving parts in your engine weren't lubricated, you'd hear a lot of... read more

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Audi Q2 Deep Learning concept

Audi uses machine learning to refine self-parking technology

Audi has demonstrated how it is using machine learning to help refine its self-driving system. Machine learning is a form of artificial intelligence where computers... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
GM 9-speed automatic transmission

GM to introduce 9-speed auto in 2017 Chevrolet Malibu

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] on Tuesday released the first details for a new 9-speed automatic transmission designed for front-wheel-drive applications. The transmission... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
How to safely lift your car off the ground with jack stands

How to safely lift your car off the ground with jack stands

If you're going to do work on your own vehicle, you'll most likely need to get underneath it at some point. Unless you own a monster truck, this means that you're going to... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz HD matrix LED headlights

Mercedes-Benz unveils ultra-precise ‘high-def’ headlights

Mercedes-Benz has developed a new type of headlight with such precise control of the light beam that it can project complex symbols, including words, onto the road ahead to... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
Apple logo

Apple hints at self-driving car development in letter to regulators

Clues that Apple [NSDQ:AAPL] might be developing self-driving car technology has emerged in a letter sent by the tech giant to the National Highway Traffic Safety... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
Comma.ai logo

Comma.ai founder finds potential loophole for self-driving regulatory issues

Comma.ai is an electronic driving aid developed by computer programmer George Hotz. It's a partial self-driving solution that can be retrofitted into virtually modern car... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
The science behind the record-breaking Dodge Viper ACR

The science behind the record-breaking Dodge Viper ACR

When Dodge brought its Viper ACR to the production car party back in 2015, the automaker also brought a long a sheet filled with brand new track records. The ACR broke... read more December 1, 2016 by


 
Cadillac's Super Cruise system undergoing testing.

Cadillac Super Cruise self-driving system coming in 2017

It’s been over four years since General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] first announced plans for a self-driving system for its Cadillac brand known as Super Cruise. At the... read more December 1, 2016 by


 
Divergent Dagger concept, 2016 Los Angeles auto show

Divergent Dagger is your 3D-printed superbike

Divergent is a company that has big plans for the world of 3D printing. This is a company that has already created a number of parts for what it's calling the first... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
How the elusive 4-rotor rotary engine works

How the elusive 4-rotor rotary engine works

As the old saying goes, there is no replacement for displacement. That's not the case when it comes to rotary engines, which typically have very small displacement. Instead... read more November 28, 2016 by


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

Opel previews new Insignia Grand Sport’s chassis technology

Opel is working on a new generation of its Insignia mid-size sedan, a version of which will eventually make it into Buick showrooms as the 2018 Regal and into Holden... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
Peter Mertens

Audi hires former Volvo exec as new R&D chief

Audi has named former Volvo executive Peter Mertens as its new R&D chief. Mertens is one of the first from outside the company to be given a top role at the Volkswagen... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
Volvo Slippery Road Alert

Volvo 90 series cars receive tech, safety updates

Volvo is rolling out some updates on its 90 series cars which for the 2017 model year include the S90, V90 Cross Country and XC90. (A V90 joins the lineup for 2018.) The... read more November 23, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla demonstrates what its self-driving cars ‘see’

Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] has released a video that provides insight into what its self-driving cars view the world like. In the demonstration, a person is behind the wheel, though... read more November 22, 2016 by


 
Should my car have stiff or soft springs?

Should my car have stiff or soft springs?

Ride comfort and performance. Creating a suspension system that serves both of those masters successfully is a challenging task. All sorts of technology can help, from air... read more November 21, 2016 by


 
 

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