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Solar Roadways road surface solar panels

Route 66 edges closer to becoming a solar road

Solar Roadways, an Idaho-based startup, is eyeing up the iconic, cross-country Route 66 to potentially lay the familiar road with solar panels. We first learned of the plan a year ago, and since then Solar Roadways and the state of Missouri have collaborated to first install Solar Roadways’s... read more

March 31, 2017 by
 
2017 Ford GT in the wind tunnel

Ford details the GT’s 5 driving modes, launch control

The first GTs are now in customer hands, but Ford is still revealing fresh details on the car. We previously learned that the car features five driving modes. They are... read more March 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Lincoln Continental head-up display

Lincoln debuts advanced head-up display for 2017 Continental

The Lincoln Motor Company wants its drivers to keep their hands on the wheel. One way Ford's luxury brand is aiming to accomplish that goal is with a new, enhanced head-up... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
How to do a burnout

How to do a burnout with a manual transmission, and what it does to your tires

Right off the bat, we're going to enter Pedantic Mode. We're really talking more about a brake stand than a burnout here. Yes, there's a difference and it involves how much... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
Self-driving Uber prototype involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona

Self-driving Uber tests on hold after Arizona crash

One of Uber’s self-driving prototypes ended up on its side after a high-speed crash in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday. Fresco News has a Twitter post showing the crash site... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
General Motors patent drawing for active aerodynamics system

Is Chevy working on active aero for a future Corvette?

General Motors looks to have patented an active aerodynamics system that takes into account body movements when making adjustments. The concept of active aero is to adjust... read more March 24, 2017 by


 
Rimac Concept_One torque vectoring

How the Rimac Concept_One's torque vectoring system does it all

The adoption of the electric motor into the automobile is changing many facets of the automotive industry at large. From entire propulsion methods, to power increases, and... read more March 23, 2017 by


 
Koenigsegg Regera 1.0 Engineering Explained

Why doesn't the Koenigsegg Regera have a transmission?

When the Koenigsegg Regera made its debut a little over two years ago, news that the hypercar would arrive without a transmission was a shock to many. No gears, no CVT... read more March 23, 2017 by


 
Bugatti Chiron suspension rig

Watch how Bugatti abuses its cars to ensure they handle big power and tough tracks

It’s common knowledge Bugatti goes above and beyond to produce its extraordinary hypercars, but new video proves the boutique automaker certainly does its due diligence... read more March 22, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained: How hot do brakes get?

Thermal camera shows how hot brake rotors get during use

It’s common knowledge brakes heat up during use, but how hot can they get? Simply put, pretty darn hot. Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is back with another... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
Magna International carbon fiber subframe for Ford

Ford and Magna team up on prototype carbon fiber subframe

Carbon fiber is becoming more commonplace than ever, and in the name of weight savings, the material may be making its way into more and more components in more and more... read more March 20, 2017 by


 
Christian von Koenigsegg

Koenigsegg founder can track every customer vehicle from his phone

Christian von Koenigsegg had big dreams when he first began conjuring thoughts of building exclusive sports cars back in 1994. Those dreams not only included incredible... read more March 20, 2017 by


 
These are the top five technologies that transferred from Porsche race cars to road cars

Five racing technologies that have filtered down into Porsche road cars

Porsche loves its motorsports. That's actually an understatement, as Porsche is devoted to motorsports in an incredibly passionate way. It's a good thing for Porsche... read more March 17, 2017 by


 
The fear that comes with driving at night

Ford making driving at night safer for pedestrians

For some, driving at night can be a daunting task. At times, it might even be downright terrifying. Lots of danger lurks in places where the lights don't shine as brightly... read more March 17, 2017 by


 
The science behind Individual Throttle Bodies

The benefits of Individual Throttle Bodies vs. a single throttle body

Your average new car has a throttle body and an intake manifold. The engine sucks in air through the air filter before it passes through the open throttle body and into the... read more March 15, 2017 by


 
Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast says what it does, does what it says

Now that we've had an up close look at the replacement for the F12 Berlinetta, Ferrari has clued us into the details on the 812 Superfast that we saw for the first time... read more March 14, 2017 by


 
 

 
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