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Engineering Explained dives into your air conditioning

Here's how your AC works and how you can recharge it

You know that when you push the button marked "AC" you should feel a nice cooling breeze upon your body in short order. Those two letters stand for air conditioning, and it's within this system that magic happens. At least, that's as far as you know at this moment. You understand the inner workings... read more

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Engineering Explained talks about tire pressure

Your tire pressure needs your attention

David Wooderson thought it was all about his muscle under the hood. Clint Bruno, however, knew that what he could really use was a set of tires. You see, tires can make or... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
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BMW invests in ride-sharing service Scoop

BMW, through its New York-based investment arm BMW i Ventures, has invested in ride-sharing service Scoop. Scoop is a relative new player in the world of ride-sharing, having... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
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Toyota, Volkswagen latest to invest in ride-sharing

Two more industry giants have announced major investments in ride-sharing. Following the likes of Apple, BMW, Daimler, General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] and Google, which have... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
Horsepower vs. torque

The difference between horsepower and torque

Horsepower and torque--forever intertwined due to our undying love for all that is internal combustion. Do you really know what the difference between the two is, though, and... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
Uber’s autonomous Ford Fusion prototype

Uber’s autonomous Ford Fusion to hit the roads in Pittsburgh

This month has seen a wave of announcements regarding autonomous cars and its application to ride-sharing. Not wanting to be left out, ride-sharing giant Uber, which is... read more May 20, 2016 by


 
Ford GT’s carbon fiber wheels

GM performance cars likely to get carbon fiber wheels

Once the domain of the world’s most expensive supercars, carbon fiber wheels are now entering the mainstream. Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] was first to offer carbon... read more May 19, 2016 by


 
Google previews Android-based infotainment system

Google’s Android OS may take over car infotainment systems

Google held its latest I/O press conference yesterday at its headquarters in Mountain View, California, where the tech giant announced a wave of future plans including new... read more May 19, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained walks you through the world of launching a manual transmission car

Launch a manual gearbox car? Here's what you're doing to it

You have a car with a manual gearbox. It's a fun car, so you want to go actually have fun with it. That means you might want to, on occasion, launch forward aggressively from... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
Volvo Drive Me autonomous car trial

Queen paves way for autonomous cars in U.K.

The Queen of England took time out of an address to Parliament this morning to proclaim that she intends for her country to take the lead on developing autonomous cars. In... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
Acura RLX autonomous vehicle prototype

Acura unveils its second autonomous car prototype

Acura has taken the wraps off of an RLX prototype that looks almost like what you can buy from one of its dealers—except that this one doesn't require a driver. This... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
Waze Rider app

Google jumps on ride-sharing bandwagon with Waze Rider

Despite being one of the top investors in leading ride-sharing service Uber, Google has launched a rival service called Waze Rider. The original Waze app uses crowdsourcing... read more May 17, 2016 by


 
Ford GT’s carbon fiber wheels

Close look at Ford GT’s carbon fiber wheels

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has finally confirmed its new GT supercar will be coming with carbon fiber wheels. However, they won’t be standard like on the Mustang... read more May 17, 2016 by


 
BMW quad-turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder diesel engine

Full details on BMW’s new quad-turbocharged diesel

Earlier this month we brought you the first details on a new BMW diesel engine equipped with four turbochargers. BMW has finally released full details on the engine which... read more May 17, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about the Rotary engine

How the rotary engine works

You're a master of all things LS. You completely understand the Ford FE big blocks. Those Honda B16 engines are no match for your knowledge base. At their core, these engines... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
Audi Piloted Driving demo--parking

Audi says its autonomous cars are learning to be considerate

Although there are some stereotypes that might suggest otherwise, cars are only as considerate as their drivers—even the autonomous ones if they're Audis. The German... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
 

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