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Engineering Explained examines performance brake rotors

Do performance brake rotors have better cooling?

The upgrades continue for the Engineering Explained Honda S2000. The YouTube channel's host, Jason Fenske, is using his yellow sports car for more than just whipping around his local backroads, as it's also serving as a bit of a teaching tool. As he upgrades the car, we're all going to learn... read more

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What's Inside a Tesla battery?

What's inside Tesla's battery pack?

EV West has shown us the proper way to break down a Tesla Battery pack. They remove multiple modules in order to reuse them under the skin of cool projects. What if you just... read more July 10, 2017 by


 
Apple CarPlay, in 2016 Hyundai Sonata

Alpine rolls out a wireless solution for Apple CarPlay

If you have a car that supports Apple CarPlay, you had better leave your USB cable in the car. The functionality of the smartphone integration system requires your phone to... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
Tesla Powerpacks

Tesla to build world's biggest battery in Australia

Tesla has entered a partnership with an Australian state to build the world’s biggest battery. The lithium-ion battery will be made up of Tesla’s industrial-scale... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class production

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class drives itself off the production line

Self-driving technology is only just starting to really blossom, though not one vehicle can truly claim to be fully autonomous just yet. However, Mercedes-Benz believes the... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
Electric motor, shown in 'How Does an Electric Car Work?' video by Learn Engineering

How does an electric car work?

Maybe not so shockingly (pun intended), many drivers don't know how an electric car actually works. For many, the knowledge spans as far as plugging it in, letting charge... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
Rolls Royce Phantom Experimental Electric 102EX

Rolls-Royce to skip hybrids and go straight to EVs

It seems the industry's future propulsion method is sealed: electric cars will begin to take priority over the internal combustion engine. While some automakers buy time and... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The engineering behind the Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR Goodwood hill climber

If done right, the Goodwood Festival of Speed can be an excuse to get champagne drunk on a British aristocrat's estate and watch very fast cars drive up a hill. We were... read more July 5, 2017 by


 
Teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf debuting on September 6, 2017

2018 Nissan Leaf to feature self-parking system

Nissan is using the debut of the 2018 Leaf and ProPilot system to reveal more than self-driving capabilities; the car will also be able to park itself. In the latest... read more July 5, 2017 by


 
A scaled-down working six-speed manual transmission built with Lego

Behold the working 6-speed gearbox made of Legos

Lego bricks allow folks to craft plastic, blocky versions of whatever exists in their heads. For some, this means following a given set of instructions to build a complete... read more July 5, 2017 by


 
2019 Porsche 911 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Next Porsche 911 to come with digital dash

Porsche engineers are out testing the next-generation 911 and our photographer has managed to snap the interior of one of the prototypes. The photos reveal the new digital... read more July 5, 2017 by


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

Volvo makes moves to become electric car brand

Volvo aims to take an early lead among established automakers when it comes to vehicle electrification. The Swedish automaker on Wednesday made the bold statement that every... read more July 4, 2017 by


 
This is how a sinkhole forms

Here's how those sinkholes that sometimes swallow cars actually form

A sinkhole is a devastating, geological assassin. It arrives seemingly out of nowhere and can cause serious destruction to roadways, homes and cars. But how does such a... read more July 3, 2017 by


 
This is the O-R3 autonomous police vehicle

Self-driving police cars to patrol Dubai streets?

The heavy lifting on the police force isn't a job that's going to the robots anytime soon. The basic beat, however, could be handed off to a collection of batteries wires... read more July 3, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen Car2Car technology coming in 2019

Volkswagen will introduce Vehicle-to-Vehicle technology in 2019

Yes, the day when your car will talk to infrastructure, inanimate objects, and other vehicles is quickly approaching. Mercedes-Benz and Cadillac have already begun to... read more June 29, 2017 by


 
Autonomous race car laps Berlin ePrix

Self-driving Roboracer does a lap at speed at the Berlin ePrix

The future is shaping up to be an interesting place. For example, self-driving cars are starting to come of age and there's even a sanctioned form of motorsport dedicated to... read more June 27, 2017 by


 
 

 
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