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Uber’s autonomous Ford Fusion prototype

Uber nabs Ford exec to lead autonomous driving push

In what may be the best sign yet that Uber is serious about becoming a leader in the emerging world of autonomous driving, the ride-sharing company announced this week that it has hired Ford Motor Company's top electronics and engineering director. Sherif Markaby will head up Uber's global vehicle... read more

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Engineering Explained talks about the heel/toe downshift

How to heel and toe and also why you should be doing it

It's one of the final levels you need to beat to unlock "True Enthusiast Power": the heel-toe downshift. This is a perplexing bit of coordination that, once you perfect it... read more April 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Acura NSX production at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio

Acura reveals NSX production secrets

Acura’s new NSX finally enters production this month, and ahead of the first customer examples rolling off the line the Japanese brand has dropped a few production... read more April 5, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Actros autonomous truck

Mercedes autonomous trucks take part in cross-border trial

In the not too distant future, the role of a truck driver may be obsolete. German auto giant Daimler, which owns major truck brands such as Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Freightliner... read more April 5, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained: 4 Reasons Why The Rotary Engine Is Dead

Four reasons why the rotary engine is currently dead

Mazda's misunderstood Wankel rotary engine is among the most respected—and maligned—powertrain designs ever, as Engineering Explained's Jason Fenske points out in... read more April 4, 2016 by


 
Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris concept

Spyker to transform into high-performance brand for electric cars, aircraft

Dutch sports car brand Spyker emerged from bankruptcy last year after forming a partnership with American electric aircraft startup Volta Volaré. At the time, Spyker... read more April 4, 2016 by


 
Lamborghini Track and Play telemetry system

Lamborghini shows its Track and Play system in action

Late last year, Lamborghini launched a telemetry system that with the aid of an app can help you improve your lap times. The system is designed for the Aventador and... read more April 1, 2016 by


 
Roborace autonomous race car concept

Roborace autonomous race car concept revealed

The first race between fully autonomous cars is coming—and much soon than you think. A championship called Roborace is being established and if all goes to plan will... read more March 31, 2016 by


 
Caterham builds lighter Seven chassis using bicycle “butted tubing” technology

Iconic Seven chassis made lighter thanks to bicycle tech

Now that it’s no longer wasting effort and money on a failed Formula One program, British sports car brand Caterham has returned to what it does best: building... read more March 31, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained examines their dead Acura Integra

Diagnosing your dead car with help from Engineering Explained

We've all been there. You walk out to your car, eager to get moving and begin your day. Your key slides into the ignition and you give it a quick twist. It starts to make... read more March 30, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained Double Clutching

Here's how you double clutch: Video

Double clutching: It's one of those terms car enthusiasts often use to describe both what they've done in their own cars and what makes a good clutch. But how many of us... read more March 29, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained: You don't need to use that button to pull up your parking brake

Should you be using the button on your parking brake?

The Parking Brake. The E-Brake. The Drift Wand. There are plenty of names we use to refer to the parking system that keeps our vehicle in place when you need it to stay... read more March 23, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained: 5 things not to do with an automatic transmission

Here are 5 things to never do with an automatic transmission: Video

You saw the five things you shouldn't be doing with a manual transmission. Now it's time to learn about five things you should avoid doing when you're driving a vehicle with... read more March 21, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained: Piston Rings and Blowby

Piston rings and blowby explained: Video

Yesterday, we turned to the folks from Engineering Explained to examine five things you should not be doing with a manual transmission. Today we're heading back to that... read more March 16, 2016 by


 
Google's autonomous Lexus RX450h

Google explains how its autonomous SUV ran into a bus: Video

Google says that a recent crash between one of its self-driving Lexus RX 450h test cars and a city bus happened due to an obstruction in the road and a subsequent... read more March 15, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained Talks About Things Not To Do With A Manual Transmission

Here are 5 things to avoid doing with a manual transmission: Video

For the average enthusiast, the manual transmission is love. It is life. It is the giver of all that is good with the automobile. Still, there are many who worship at its... read more March 14, 2016 by


 
 

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