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Flat-4 engine and inline-4 engine comparison

What's the difference between flat-4 and inline-4 engines?

The 4-cylinder engine has become a standard across the automotive industry thanks to its compact size and efficiency. But, one variant of 4-cylinder engine doesn't rule. There are two popular variations of the 4-cylinder engine: inline-4 and flat-4. Each comes with benefits and downfalls, which is... read more

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Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Porsche installs first 350-KW electric car charging station in Berlin

The Porsche Mission E concept debuted two years ago as a signal to the automotive industry: the German sports car maker is ready to take on Tesla. However, Porsche's electric... read more August 1, 2017 by


 
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Mercedes outlines 3-pronged approach to self-driving cars

The race for the autonomous car is on, and how it will shake out is anyone's guess. The future could see fleets of automated taxis, people could subscribe to car companies... read more August 1, 2017 by


 
Steve von Foerster helps develop Quiet Mode for the 2018 Ford Mustang GT

2018 Ford Mustang GT adding quiet exhaust and quiet start modes to be neighborly

The 5.0-liter V-8 in the 2018 Mustang GT is getting a power bump to make enthusiasts happy, and it's also adding a Quiet Exhaust mode to make the neighbors happy. It's part... read more July 31, 2017 by


 
How to change brake pads and rotors

Replacing brake pads and rotors--it’s not as hard as you think

No matter if you buy a new car, a pre-owned car, or lease a vehicle, maintenance is unavoidable. And at some point, the brakes will need to be replaced. Although many will... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
GM Renaissance Center American flag

CEO Mary Barra says GM will employ over-the-air updates before 2020

Although some automakers—notably Tesla—have been utilizing over-the-air (OTA) updates for years in its vehicles, many others have shied away from the technology... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
Operational elevator from The Boring Company

Elon Musk's Boring Company already has a working car elevator

A few weeks ago, Elon Musk revealed his Boring Company's first sub-street level elevator, and now it's operational. Musk took to Instagram once again to show the elevator in... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
5 things you know if you want to turbocharge your car

5 ways to prepare your car for turbocharging

Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is once again joined by his friend Charles from Humble Mechanic in this latest informative video which looks at forced induction... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV

Report: Toyota electric car to use solid-state battery, arrive in 2022

Last November, Japan’s Nikkei newspaper reported that Toyota is rushing to start volume production of battery electric cars by 2020 and has established a dedicated team... read more July 25, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz and Bosch Automated Valet Parking

Mercedes and Bosch reveal fully automated valet

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a handful of demonstrations of automated valet systems. Mercedes-Benz and Bosch are now taking the next step by implementing just... read more July 24, 2017 by


 
Why electric cars produce peak torque from standstill

How do electric cars produce maximum torque instantly?

Most electric cars aren't normally associated with performance, but they are able to achieve something gasoline-powered cars can't: peak torque at zero rpm. It's thrown... read more July 23, 2017 by


 
Baidu Logo

Chinese tech giant Baidu taps Microsoft to expand development of self-driving cars

China's biggest search engine—Baidu—and Microsoft are expanding their self-driving-vehicle partnership to cover data storage, security, and artificial... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
Bugatti Chiron production in Molsheim, France

Bugatti may wait until Chiron replacement to introduce hybrid tech

Prior to the reveal of the Chiron at the 2016 Geneva auto show, former Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn hinted that there would be two performance levels for the... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
Subaru symmetrical all-wheel drive technology

Here's how Subaru's 4 all-wheel-drive systems work

Subaru has carved a niche in the vast automotive industry by doing one thing: equip every single car it sells with an all-wheel-drive system. That's minus the BRZ, of course... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
Hyperloop One concept drawing

Elon Musk's Boring Company merges with Hyperloop for NY to DC transport

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, ever the visionary, says he received "verbal approval" from the United States government to build a Hyperloop through New York City, Philadelphia... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained looks at Subaru boxer engine

Learn how Subaru's Boxer engine works via this 3-D printed working model

The term is thrown around often, but what actually constitutes Subaru's "boxer" engine? With the insightful mind of Jason Fenske and a 3-D printed model of a 4-cylinder boxer... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
 

 
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