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Toyota and Intel form big-data alliance for connected an autonomous cars

With the rise of connected and self-driving cars, a nearly unlimited amount of data is being created for companies to harness and mine. It's easier said than done, and that's precisely why Toyota and Intel have formed an alliance with a handful of other companies to create a definitive ecosystem... read more

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Genesis launches augmented reality owner's manual

Genesis owner's manuals now provided through augmented reality app

Flipping through pages is so 2016. Genesis wants to bring luxury into the future with the launch of its augmented reality (AR) owner's manual application. Instead of opening... read more August 10, 2017 by


 
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Mazda confirms HCCI engine for 2019

Mazda on Tuesday laid out a company-wide strategy that looks ahead to the year 2030. Chief among the plans is the introduction of the world’s first production... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
Flat-4 engine and inline-4 engine comparison

What's the difference between flat-4 and inline-4 engines?

The 4-cylinder engine has become a standard across the automotive industry thanks to its compact size and efficiency. But, one variant of 4-cylinder engine doesn't rule... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Mazda MAZDA3

2019 Mazda 3 coming with world-first HCCI tech?

Fuel-saving Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) technology has been in development for decades but could soon make an appearance in a production car. Early this... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz 3D-printed metal replacement parts

Mercedes-Benz has 3D-printed a replacement part out of metal

3D printing is poised to redefine numerous industries and has the potential to significantly impact manufacturing processes. Today, Mercedes-Benz took another major step in... read more August 3, 2017 by


 
3D printed inline-4 engine

Learn how an inline-4 engine works

The inline-4 engine has become a standard powertrain across most automakers' vehicle lineups, due mostly to its small size and efficiency. But, have you ever wondered how... read more August 3, 2017 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Porsche installs first 350-KW electric car charging station in Berlin

The Porsche Mission E concept debuted two years ago as a signal to the automotive industry: the German sports car maker is ready to take on Tesla. However, Porsche's electric... read more August 1, 2017 by


 
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Mercedes outlines 3-pronged approach to self-driving cars

The race for the autonomous car is on, and how it will shake out is anyone's guess. The future could see fleets of automated taxis, people could subscribe to car companies... read more August 1, 2017 by


 
Steve von Foerster helps develop Quiet Mode for the 2018 Ford Mustang GT

2018 Ford Mustang GT adding quiet exhaust and quiet start modes to be neighborly

The 5.0-liter V-8 in the 2018 Mustang GT is getting a power bump to make enthusiasts happy, and it's also adding a Quiet Exhaust mode to make the neighbors happy. It's part... read more July 31, 2017 by


 
How to change brake pads and rotors

Replacing brake pads and rotors--it’s not as hard as you think

No matter if you buy a new car, a pre-owned car, or lease a vehicle, maintenance is unavoidable. And at some point, the brakes will need to be replaced. Although many will... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
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CEO Mary Barra says GM will employ over-the-air updates before 2020

Although some automakers—notably Tesla—have been utilizing over-the-air (OTA) updates for years in its vehicles, many others have shied away from the technology... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
Operational elevator from The Boring Company

Elon Musk's Boring Company already has a working car elevator

A few weeks ago, Elon Musk revealed his Boring Company's first sub-street level elevator, and now it's operational. Musk took to Instagram once again to show the elevator in... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
5 things you know if you want to turbocharge your car

5 ways to prepare your car for turbocharging

Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is once again joined by his friend Charles from Humble Mechanic in this latest informative video which looks at forced induction... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
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Report: Toyota electric car to use solid-state battery, arrive in 2022

Last November, Japan’s Nikkei newspaper reported that Toyota is rushing to start volume production of battery electric cars by 2020 and has established a dedicated team... read more July 25, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz and Bosch Automated Valet Parking

Mercedes and Bosch reveal fully automated valet

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a handful of demonstrations of automated valet systems. Mercedes-Benz and Bosch are now taking the next step by implementing just... read more July 24, 2017 by


 
 

 
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