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Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Price for Tesla's Autopilot jumps $500 without hardware change

Buried somewhere between longer range and furious acceleration (and resulting "meh" by the collective automotive journalism brain trust), Tesla on Tuesday nudged up the price of its Autopilot feature. The fine folks over at Electrek were paying attention and noticed that Tesla's online configurator... read more

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Koenigsegg Agera RS engine

A Koenigsegg Agera RS piston weighs less than a human heart, and other fun trivia

Did you know each of the pistons in Agera RS weigh about 10 ounces? How about that its catalytic converter improves performance by about 300 horsepower? Impressive 0-60 mph... read more August 22, 2016 by

Otto self-driving truck prototype

Uber buys autonomous truck startup Otto

Ride-sharing giant Uber sees a future where it not only has a fleet of self-driving cars offering rides to the public, but also self-driving trucks transporting goods on the... read more August 19, 2016 by

Uber’s Volvo XC90 autonomous car prototype

Volvo and Uber partner to develop autonomous cars

Volvo and ride-sharing giant Uber have announced plans to join forces in the area of autonomous driving technology. Similar to the deal between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles... read more August 18, 2016 by

Engineering Explained discusses the damage you can cause by lugging your engine

Here's why you should never lug your engine

To start, let's talk about what it means to lug your engine. This is the term used to describe when you're puttering along in a higher gear than you need to be in and the... read more August 17, 2016 by

Ford Fusion Hybrid Autonomous Vehicle

No steering wheel, brake pedal or gas pedal: Ford promises fully autonomous vehicle in 5 years

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] today announced plans to build a fully autonomous vehicle within five years. The car will have no steering wheel, gas pedal or brake pedal, and it... read more August 16, 2016 by

Traffic intersection

New Audis will tell you when traffic lights are about to turn green

Audi is set to become the first automaker with vehicle-to-object (V2X) communication technology available in its cars. V2X enables cars to communicate with surrounding... read more August 16, 2016 by

Engineering Explained teaches us about the Charge Motion Control Valve

How the charge motion control valve balances fuel economy and power

We love horsepower. We love torque. We also need to embrace fuel economy, and that's a tricky line to toe for producers of automobiles with large engines that make loud... read more August 15, 2016 by

Teaser for Cadillac concept car debuting during 2016 Monterey Car Week

Cadillac to preview new tech, design themes with concept in Monterey

Cadillac has dropped a teaser video for a new concept car it plans to unveil on Thursday as part of its Monterey Car Week schedule. The concept is thought to preview new... read more August 15, 2016 by

Infiniti VC-Turbo engine

Infiniti confirms variable compression engine

Infiniti is destined to become the first major automaker with a variable compression engine. The engine, dubbed the VC-T (Variable Compression-Turbo), has the ability to... read more August 15, 2016 by

Livemap augmented-reality helmet is in the prototype phase

Is an augmented-reality motorcycle helmet still forthcoming?

The augmented-reality helmet seems to be today's great white whale of motorcycle technology. A number of companies claim to be close to bringing one to market, yet no one has... read more August 12, 2016 by

A 1970 Plymouth GTX barn find

1970 Plymouth GTX pops out of the barn and up for auction

Mopar muscle cars bring mo money when it comes to the auction block, and they have for some time. Buying a clean example of a desirable Plymouth or Dodge muscle car will... read more August 12, 2016 by

DeltaWing GT road car prototype

Prototype for DeltaWing GT road car revealed

It’s been a long and rocky road for the radical, arrow-shaped DeltaWing project. The project was born as a proposal for a new type of chassis for IndyCar and later... read more August 12, 2016 by

Engineering Explained gives you the 5 don'ts of a CVT-equipped vehicle

Don't do these 5 things in a vehicle with a CVT

Jason, the host of Engineering Explained, gets the first point that we were going to make right out of the way. His latest video tackles things you should or should not be... read more August 10, 2016 by

Audi eROT electromechanical rotary damping technology

Audi unveils suspension-energy regeneration technology

Recovering electrical energy from braking is common in hybrids and electric cars, but brake force isn't the only energy that can be harvested while a car is on the move... read more August 10, 2016 by

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

Doubts raised over China’s traffic-straddling bus

China’s Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) made headlines last week after the company behind the project, TEBtech, conducted a first real-world test. However, questions have... read more August 9, 2016 by


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