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Engineering Explained changes a car's coolant

How to change a car's coolant

Yes, there's a lot more to car maintenance than simply changing the oil. One of the most overlooked aspects is an engine's cooling system, which is as crucial to car owners in Arizona as it is to those in Alaska. Here, our friend Jason Fenske, the host of the ever-popular Engineering Explained... read more

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Local Motors Olli Concept

IBM, Local Motors ready to commercialize autonomous bus

Does a bus really need a driver? IBM and crowd-sourcing automotive outfit Local Motors don't think so, as their new Olli concept recently demonstrated on the roads near... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
Citroen C4 Cactus Advanced Comfort Lab prototype vehicle

Citroën Advanced Comfort suspension bids adieu to hydropneumatics

French maker Citroën has been known for the comfortable ride of its cars for 60 years, since it pioneered the use of hydropneumatic suspension on the streamlined DS... read more June 17, 2016 by


 
Slide from Nissan presentation on 'e-Bio Fuel Cell' technology, June 2016

Nissan proposes ethanol for future fuel cell cars, to avoid hydrogen fueling

Electric cars are showing up all over the place, but hydrogen fuel-cell cars have lagged behind, with only three Asian makers committed to offering them in the U.S. That's... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
Air suspension described by Engineering Explained

Video explains what is an air suspension

A lot of new cars and trucks are available with air suspension. A better name for the technology is air springs, as air suspension is essentially an alternative to the more... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
Flat lithium-ion battery back for next-generation Mercedes-Benz electric cars

Mercedes: Next-gen batteries to double density, halve costs

The biggest hindrance to electric cars has been their limited range and poor battery durability. However, thanks to companies like Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] electric cars are... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz wireless inductive charging system

Mercedes confirms wireless charging for S550e plug-in hybrid

Anyone that’s owned a plug-in car of some sort will know the pain of coming home late, fiddling around with a cable and actually plugging the car in for charging. The... read more June 14, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz integrated starter generator (ISG)

Mercedes announces inline-6 with 48-volt mild hybrid system

Mercedes-Benz is spending up big on technology to reduce the average emissions of its fleet. The automaker has committed to spending almost $8 billion in just the next two... read more June 14, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about wheel spacers

Determining whether wheel spacers are good for you car

Your wheels, they occupy the corners of your car. Sometimes you might want those corners to be a bit further apart from how the car left the factory. You corner hard and you... read more June 13, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz modular platform for electric cars

First look at Mercedes' modular platform for electric cars

Mercedes-Benz has crafted a dedicated platform for its next-generation electric cars. Revealed this week during a tech briefing at the automaker’s headquarters in... read more June 13, 2016 by


 
Flying car in BMW's Wherever You Want To Go trailer

Google founder Page working on flying car

Some details have finally made their way online regarding Google founder Larry Page's ultra-secret startup, Zee.Aero, and they might surprise you: He's working on a flying... read more June 10, 2016 by


 
Garage

Startup looks to be the AirBnB of garages

One of the biggest factors limiting would-be car collectors from amassing a fleet of their own is often storage—but it is one that GaragePointer hopes to help owners... read more June 9, 2016 by


 
Uber’s autonomous Ford Fusion prototype

Uber seeks more automaker partnerships, won’t build cars

The automotive industry is in the early stage of a major transition, brought about by disruptive forces such as autonomous technology and increased urbanization. Couple the... read more June 9, 2016 by


 
Ehang 184 autonomous passenger drone concept - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

Chinese firm to begin testing drone taxis in Nevada

The future depicted by Hollywood is officially here—or at least on the way. Chinese firm Ehang plans to begin testing a fully autonomous drone capable of carrying human... read more June 8, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained walks you through launching a car with an automatic transmission

Here's how you launch a car with an automatic gearbox

Launching a car with a manual gearbox can be tricky if you don't have a ton of practice. However, if your car has an automatic you have a much easier task ahead of... read more June 8, 2016 by


 
2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 3.0t 400

Most new Infinitis to have autonomous capability

While Nissan has been quite vocal about its plans to offer autonomous driving capability on its cars, the Japanese automaker’s luxury division Infiniti hasn’t... read more June 8, 2016 by


 
 

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