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Qoros Qamfree concept, 2016 Beijing Auto Show

FreeValve camless engine shown in Qoros concept at 2016 Beijing Auto Show

Engineering outfit FreeValve, a sister company to Swedish supercar marque Koenigsegg, is developing a new type of engine that does away with the camshaft. The so-called “camless” engine relies on pneumatic valve actuators to open valves, which are then closed by air pressure or springs... read more

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Jaguar Ingenium engine

Report: Jaguar Land Rover to start using inline-6 engines in 2017

Jaguar Land Rover may be about to follow the lead of BMW and launch new 3- and 6-cylinder inline engines based on the design of its Ingenium-branded inline-4, first seen in... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla to offer free Autopilot month-long trial for current owners

Owners of Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S and Model X electric vehicles who didn't pony up for the automaker's Autopilot semi-autonomous system can test it out for a month... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained discusses the differences between diesel and gas

Diesel and gas, it's time to learn the difference

No, this isn't a story diving into the different models in the Volkswagen family. Instead, it's our friend Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained examining the differences... read more April 18, 2016 by


 
Hyperloop Technologies takes delivery of a tube for testing

Hyperloop firm taps auto industry to develop transport tech

One of the companies looking to turn Elon Musk's "Hyperloop" dream into reality wants to tap into the auto industry for experienced engineers. "This is real. This is... read more April 18, 2016 by


 
BMW M Laptimer app with GoPro integration

BMW integrates GoPro with M Laptimer App

BMW says its M Laptimer app will now allow users to control a GoPro camera via the company's iDrive controller and infotainment screen. When users start up the M Laptimer... read more April 15, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained discusses suspension modifications

Five suspension modifications to avoid

Hey #StanceNation...listen up, because Engineering Explained has a few words of advice for you. Well, not just for you but for everyone out there who's thinking about... read more April 14, 2016 by


 
2016 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

Jaguar Land Rover gets in on car-sharing craze with InMotion

Jaguar Land Rover may not be a brand most would associate with car-sharing, but that's just what the British company says its new InMotion division will be up to. JLR stops... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
BMW ReachNow

BMW launches ReachNow car- and ride-sharing service

BMW's DriveNow car-sharing program receives a new name in the United States: ReachNow. In other markets, the program is still being called DriveNow but the rebranded ReachNow... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about rev matching

Here's how you rev-match with your manual transmission

So you want to shift gears like a race car driver? Well, Engineering Explained is here to to help. There's a reason we keep posting these videos, and that's because you're... read more April 11, 2016 by


 
Uber’s autonomous Ford Fusion prototype

Uber nabs Ford exec to lead autonomous driving push

In what may be the best sign yet that Uber is serious about becoming a leader in the emerging world of autonomous driving, the ride-sharing company announced this week that... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
Volvo Drive Me autonomous car trial

Volvo plans autonomous car public trials in China

Next year will see Volvo run an autonomous car trial in its home market of Sweden where members of the public use self-driving XC90s on a daily basis to help gather data for... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
Ford’s no profile police car light bar

Speeders beware: Ford develops stealthy light bar for cop cars

Since the demise of the Crown Vic, Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] range of Interceptor police vehicles based on the Taurus and Explorer have been gaining in popularity... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
Driving lessons in Porsche 911 R, picking the ideal line

Porsche's Patrick Long illustrates how to pick the right line around a track

It's a lesson that is just as important on a race track as it is on a public road: selecting the most efficient and effective line through a corner. In his last video... read more April 6, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about the heel/toe downshift

How to heel and toe and also why you should be doing it

It's one of the final levels you need to beat to unlock "True Enthusiast Power": the heel-toe downshift. This is a perplexing bit of coordination that, once you perfect it... read more April 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Acura NSX production at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio

Acura reveals NSX production secrets

Acura’s new NSX finally enters production this month, and ahead of the first customer examples rolling off the line the Japanese brand has dropped a few production... read more April 5, 2016 by


 
 

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