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Teaser for Cadillac concept car debuting during 2016 Monterey Car Week

Cadillac to preview new tech, design themes with concept in Monterey

Cadillac has dropped a teaser video for a new concept car it plans to unveil on Thursday as part of its Monterey Car Week schedule. The concept is thought to preview new technology and design themes for Cadillac’s upcoming models, and not necessarily a specific model. The General Motors... read more

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DeltaWing GT road car prototype

Prototype for DeltaWing GT road car revealed

It’s been a long and rocky road for the radical, arrow-shaped DeltaWing project. The project was born as a proposal for a new type of chassis for IndyCar and later... read more August 12, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained gives you the 5 don'ts of a CVT-equipped vehicle

Don't do these 5 things in a vehicle with a CVT

Jason, the host of Engineering Explained, gets the first point that we were going to make right out of the way. His latest video tackles things you should or should not be... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
Audi eROT electromechanical rotary damping technology

Audi unveils suspension-energy regeneration technology

Recovering electrical energy from braking is common in hybrids and electric cars, but brake force isn't the only energy that can be harvested while a car is on the move... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) - Image via China Xinhua News

Doubts raised over China’s traffic-straddling bus

China’s Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) made headlines last week after the company behind the project, TEBtech, conducted a first real-world test. However, questions have... read more August 9, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained tells you which all-whee-drive system is the best one

What's the best all-wheel-drive system?

All-wheel-drive systems are numerous, and some of them work in different ways. A Subaru, an Audi, and a pickup truck all have different needs to meet in powering all their... read more August 8, 2016 by


 
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Hackers steal more than 30 Jeeps in Texas

As cars become more connected, hacking is becoming more of a concern. Last year, researchers took control of a Jeep Cherokee in a highly-publicized hack, but it seems hackers... read more August 8, 2016 by


 
2016 BAC Mono fitted with rear wheel arches made from graphene

BAC Mono gets ultra-strong, ultra-light graphene panels

BAC has unveiled a version of its street-legal Mono track car fitted with body panels made from graphene. The advanced material is similar to carbon fiber but consists of... read more August 7, 2016 by


 
Production line at Mercedes-Benz plant

Mercedes to make next C-Class lighter with aluminum

Mercedes-Benz made significant weight savings with its latest C-Class thanks to the use of materials much lighter than conventional steel in the car’s construction... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
Audi's 100th INKA test

How Audi conducts durability testing

Audi recently conducted its 100th durability test, known as an "INKA" test, on a 2016 A4. INKA is the acronym for Ingolstadt Korrosion und Altern (corrosion and aging). The... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
Roborace autonomous race car

Roborace autonomous racing edges closer to reality with reveal of final car design

While autonomous driving technology may still be in its infancy, there are efforts underway to get a fully autonomous racing series up and running. The series has even been... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
Shoud you warm up your car?

Should you warm up your engine before driving?

It's a generally held rule: Let your car warm up a bit before heading off to tackle the day. But is it really necessary? In a word? No. Our friend Jason Fenske from... read more August 3, 2016 by


 
Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) - Image via China Xinhua News

China’s traffic-straddling bus is real, carries first passengers

The Chinese port city of Qinhuangdao was the location for the first test of an innovative new mode of public transport called the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), a high-riding... read more August 3, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained talks CTVs

Are CVTs the fastest transmissions?

Nobody truly likes a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). They are loud, soulless, sometimes unreliable, and frankly, they often make your car sound awful. But here's... read more August 1, 2016 by


 
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Uber sells Chinese operation to rival Didi Chuxing

After a fierce battle for market share in China’s ride-sharing industry over the past year, Uber looks to have finally thrown in the towel. In a deal expected to be... read more August 1, 2016 by


 
Ferrari production line

Ferrari’s next-generation platform to be 15 percent lighter

Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] is close to finalizing development of a modular platform that will underpin its next generation of cars starting with a replacement for the California due... read more July 28, 2016 by


 
 

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