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Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) - Image via China Xinhua News

China’s traffic-straddling bus is real, carries first passengers

The Chinese port city of Qinhuangdao was the location for the first test of an innovative new mode of public transport called the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), a high-riding bus that can glide over gridlocked traffic. According to China Xinhua News, the test was carried out on Tuesday, with engineers... read more

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Engineering Explained tackles the subject of oil catch cans

What the heck does an oil catch can do?

Your engine is a violent place. It's filled with moving metal, hot oil and fuel, and a mass of moving air. All of that combines to create combustion, which is basically a... read more July 27, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Tesla and autonomous tech firm Mobileye end partnership

Technology firm Mobileye, which worked closely with Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] to develop the semi-autonomous Autopilot system that debuted on the Model S, has confirmed its... read more July 27, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck concept

Mercedes beats Tesla to electric truck

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] a week ago announced a grand master plan that called for an expansion into more segments including electric commercial vehicles such as buses and... read more July 27, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained tackles the BMW Valvetronic throttle system

Learn what makes BMW's throttle system different

You're an under-hood expert by now, aren't you? We've been sharing a whole lot of information thanks to Engineering Explained and that means you should be fluent now in... read more July 25, 2016 by


 
Ford Sync 3 infotainment system

Ford rolling out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across 2017 lineup

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] unveiled an enhanced version of its Sync 3 infotainment system during January’s Consumer Electronics Show and at the time said the system... read more July 25, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche Panamera, Technical Backgrounder, July 2016

2017 Porsche Panamera deep dive

Editor’s warning: This article contains some geeky in-depth engineering information about what makes the 2017 Porsche Panamera tick. Reading it puts you in danger of... read more July 25, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S owner talks about some do's and don't with the Autopilot system

The Do's and Don'ts of Tesla's Autopilot system

The Tesla Model S has a feature you all know about. It's called Autopilot, which is a poor name for a system that is still essentially in its beta testing phase. I say "poor... read more July 22, 2016 by


 
Geneva electric buses with 'flash charging' system

Geneva's 'flash charge' electric buses recharge in 15 seconds

Long charging times can be a drag for electric vehicles, whether they're private passenger cars or city buses. The Swiss city of Geneva wants to put more electric buses into... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car’s electric energy recovery and drive system

Porsche reveals tech behind Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid

Porsche’s 919 Hybrid is proving to be one of the most successful race cars in the German automaker’s history. It’s currently in its third year of... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about the five things not to do with a turbocharged engine

Here are 5 things to never do with a turbocharged vehicle

Your engine likes to breathe. There are ways to make it breathe easier, and one of them is by cramming air into the engine's "throat." You're forcing the induction. To do... read more July 20, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche Panamera

Porsche details new infotainment system debuting in 2017 Panamera

Coinciding with the arrival of Porsche’s new Panamera sedan later this year will be a new version of the automaker’s infotainment system, known as Porsche... read more July 20, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Future Bus concept

Mercedes-Benz unveils autonomous bus concept

Mercedes-Benz is working to bring autonomous technology to not only cars but virtually all forms of road transport. One of the most logical areas to introduce the technology... read more July 19, 2016 by


 
Rob Dahm explores the functionality of turbo blankets

Is your turbo better off tucked into a blanket?

Turbochargers are regularly exposed to very high temperatures. A turbo uses the hot exhaust gases to spin its turbine blades and in turn forces more air into your engine... read more July 18, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained on variable twin-scroll turbochargers

Are variable twin-scroll turbochargers the future of turbos?

Turbochargers are—literally—spooling up, with every major automaker now offering at least one boosted model in their lineups (and one with four turbos). Today... read more July 18, 2016 by


 
2017 Aston Martin DB11 AeroBlade

Aston Martin clears the air on new DB11's 'AeroBlade'

In 1967, Lotus put a sky-high wing on the rear of the Lotus 49 to convert wind flowing from the top of the car to aerodynamic weight to press harder down on the rear wheels... read more July 16, 2016 by


 
 

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