Car Tech

 
Skype for Business in Volvo's 90 series

Volvo 90 series cars lets you Skype your colleagues

It used to be that the drive home was a chance to fully escape the office. Not anymore thanks to the ever-increasing level of connectivity filtering into cars. For example, with Volvo’s 90 series cars, the S90, V90 and XC90, it’s now possible to liaise with colleagues via Skype for... read more

December 29, 2016 by
 
Honda Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Honda in talks with Waymo for self-driving tech

Google has been working on autonomous technology since 2009, and it recently spun off that business into a company called Waymo. Instead of building its own car, Waymo seems... read more December 22, 2016 by


 
Tire Rack Tire Test - Winter/Snow vs. All-Season vs. Summer Tires on Ice

Here's why winter tires beat all-seasons in the cold

You've heard it probably 300 times just this year alone. You've been hearing it for the past few years as well. When the weather turns frightfully cold, you need to have... read more December 22, 2016 by


 
Diagram from Ford patent for heat-generated graphics

Ford might be looking to inject graphic heat in future Mustang

One of the fashionable yet totally unnecessary trends in the automotive world is the use of logo-displaying puddle lamps. You open the door of your car at night, and there's... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
Waymo self-driving prototype

Waymo unveils Chrysler Pacifica-based self-driving prototype

Google on Monday unveiled a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid-based self-driving prototype that will be taking part in various trials run by its new self-driving business Waymo... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving prototype

Self-driving Chevy Bolt EVs to hit Michigan roads

Less than a week after the signing of the SAVE Act legislation in Michigan, the most lenient yet when it comes to self-driving cars, General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has... read more December 16, 2016 by


 
Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco

Uber expands self-driving taxi service to San Francisco

Uber may be known around the world for its ridesharing service, where volunteer drivers earn money by offering rides. However, Uber is out to eliminate the driver by... read more December 15, 2016 by


 
How winter tires differ from summer tires

How winter tires differ from summer tires

Winter has begun to embrace the country in its icy grasp, and that means it's past time you started thinking about winter tires. But are they really worth it and what do they... read more December 14, 2016 by


 
Department of Transportation vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) program

Regulators moving forward with vehicle-to-vehicle communication

Following its September presentation of guidelines for the safe testing and deployment of self-driving cars, the Department of Transportation proposed a ruling on Tuesday... read more December 14, 2016 by


 
Waymo self-driving car prototype

Google self-driving car project is now called Waymo

Google’s self-driving car project is no longer just one of the many moonshot ideas of the Google X advanced research skunk works as it has been transformed into a... read more December 14, 2016 by


 
Nvidia BB8 self-driving car prototype

Nvidia’s self-driving car doesn’t need road markings or even pavement

Most people will recognize Nvidia as a company that makes graphics cards for computers. But the company is also heavily involved in the auto industry, making computer chips... read more December 13, 2016 by


 
It's this easy to change your own oil

It's this easy to change your own oil

Our friend Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained has been teaching us a lot about our favorite subject: cars. Today, he's here to talk about something that just might... read more December 12, 2016 by


 
Audi Traffic Light Information System, Las Vegas

First-ever Audi vehicle-to-infrastructure feature tested

A countdown clock silently ticks down to 0:00 in the Audi A4’s instrument cluster display, almost like the timer on an oven. Except instead of a baked casserole, the... read more December 10, 2016 by


 
MOIA logo

Volkswagen Group launches mobility unit MOIA, plans Uber rival

The Volkswagen Group has formed a new unit tasked with the development of new mobility solutions. The unit is called MOIA, a name that's meant to signify independent mobility... read more December 9, 2016 by


 
Toyota 10-speed automatic transmission

Toyota reveals next-generation engines, transmissions and hybrid systems

As Toyota slowly renews its fleet with cars built around its TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) modular platform unveiled in 2015, we’ll see new technologies that... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
How engine oil systems work

How engine oil systems work

Besides fuel, oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. It keeps your engine rotating smoothly. This is accomplished by the properties of oil that allow it to lubricate moving... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
 

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