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Roborace autonomous race car

Roborace autonomous racing edges closer to reality with reveal of final car design

While autonomous driving technology may still be in its infancy, there are efforts underway to get a fully autonomous racing series up and running. The series has even been given a name: Roborace. We first learned of Roborace back in March. The cars would be identical, right down the various... read more

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Uber sells Chinese operation to rival Didi Chuxing

After a fierce battle for market share in China’s ride-sharing industry over the past year, Uber looks to have finally thrown in the towel. In a deal expected to be... read more August 1, 2016 by

Ferrari production line

Ferrari’s next-generation platform to be 15 percent lighter

Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] is close to finalizing development of a modular platform that will underpin its next generation of cars starting with a replacement for the California due... read more July 28, 2016 by

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


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