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This is an engine cut in half

Watch an engine get cut in half

An engine is a fairly stout piece of machinery. It has to be strong, seeing as it's a container for the explosions that occur constantly when your car is running. It's those explosions that create the power to move your vehicle. Fluids run through your engine to help keep the explosions happening... read more

June 14, 2017 by
 
Nio Formula E race car, EP9, ES8 and Eve concept car

Nio wants to sell a Level 4 self-driving car in US in 2020

Chinese electric car startup Nio’s first volume model, the ES8 SUV, will enter production in China in late 2017. (The company has already built a handful of EP9... read more June 9, 2017 by


 
VW VR6 Engineering Explained

Why the Volkswagen VR6 engine is likely dying

The Volkswagen VR6 has been an incredible addition to the vast timeline of automotive engines. It saves space like an inline 4-cylinder, yet allows for increased power and... read more June 8, 2017 by


 
Honda Clarity lineup at Honda R&D Center, Tochigi, Japan, June 2017

Honda presents 2030 Vision strategy, aims to have Level 4 self-driving car by 2025

Honda has outlined its plans for the coming decade in a company-wide strategy dubbed the 2030 Vision. As outlined in the strategy, Honda plans to follow the now-familiar path... read more June 8, 2017 by


 
Apple store

Apple unveils ways to squash distracted driving in iOS 11; new Maps

Apple developers worldwide directed their gazes toward WWDC on Monday to hear what would be next for iOS 11 and other Apple operating systems. For drivers, that could mean a... read more June 5, 2017 by


 
Do wider tires equal more grip?

Do wider tires actually have more grip?

Tires are an absolutely essential part of any car, truck, or SUV. Compounds can create unique handling experiences suited for any type of vehicle, and they can even make a... read more June 2, 2017 by


 
2019 Audi A8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Audi A8 to feature 48-volt mild-hybrid system

As power demand rises in modern cars from all the ancillary features they are being fitted with, automakers are responding by installing more powerful 48-volt electrical... read more June 2, 2017 by


 
Uber logo

Uber loses $708M in first quarter, fires engineer at center of self-driving car dispute

Uber on Wednesday announced its first-quarter financial results and though shocking they actually represent an improvement on the preceding quarter. The ride-sharing giant... read more June 1, 2017 by


 
Cadillac CTS V2I system

Cadillac demonstrates its budding vehicle-to-infrastructure technology

A 2017 Cadillac CTS is already capable of "talking" with other CTS sedans—through the brand's vehicle-to-vehicle technology (V2V)—but now the brand wants its cars... read more May 31, 2017 by


 
BMW self-driving technology

Drivers of BMW iNext will be able to sleep behind the wheel

BMW is currently working with tech giant Intel and vehicle sensor firm Mobileye to develop a highly-capable self-driving system which the automaker plans to deploy in 2021... read more May 31, 2017 by


 
Nissan Titan Engineering Explained

How can the Nissan Titan brake quicker than a Mini?

A Nissan Titan weighs 5,811 pounds. A Mini Countryman weighs 3,629. The former requires a shorter distance to reach a complete stop from 60. Sounds crazy, but it's true, and... read more May 29, 2017 by


 
Bentley On Demand service

Bentley on Demand service brings concierge delivery to owners

Sick and tired of your current Bentley? The brand aims to cure your boredom with Bentley on Demand, a new "mobility" service being offered via the Bentley Network smartphone... read more May 25, 2017 by


 
Stanley Robotics automated valet parking system

Watch a robot valet park a car

Parking is never really a delightful experience, especially in crowded cities, airports, and other high-traffic areas. One robotics company aims to alleviate some of the... read more May 25, 2017 by


 
Porsche 917 simulator rig

Developer of Porsche 917 simulator promises realistic sights, sounds and even smells

Last year, Project 917 divulged ambitious details to develop a Porsche 917 replica for motorsport fans to relive the iconic racer. Since then, Project 917 has changed its... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
2011 Audi Urban Concept

Audi promises fully self-driving car by 2021

Audi has promised to launch a fully self-driving car by 2021. The target date is a popular one as it’s close enough to be practical but at the same time far enough that... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
Dynamic wireless electric car charging testing using a Renault Kangoo Z.E.

Renault demonstrates wireless electric car charging at 62 mph

Renault on Thursday took part in a demonstration of new charging technology that could prove a major boon to electric cars. The technology, being developed by Qualcomm with... read more May 19, 2017 by


 
 

 
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