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Bugatti Chiron's quad-turbocharged, 8.0-liter W-16 engine

A close look at the Bugatti Chiron’s monster W-16 engine

Bugatti’s Chiron is a pure masterpiece where every inch has been meticulously designed and engineered to ensure the car can safely and reliably travel well above takeoff speeds for commercial jets. Bugatti isn’t saying how fast the Chiron will go, though the company does state that the... read more

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Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car’s V-4 engine

Porsche Shows Off 919 Hybrid's V-4 Engine For First Time

In only its second year of competition, Porsche’s 919 Hybrid LMP1-spec race car not only took home top honors in the 24 Hours of Le Mans but also the title in the World... read more February 19, 2016 by


 
Riversimple Rasa

Brit Firm Riversimple Resurfaces With Rasa Fuel Cell Car

British firm Riversimple showed the first prototype of a small hydrogen-powered fuel cell car in 2009, but there's been little apparent activity from the company in recent... read more February 18, 2016 by


 
Audi's Quattro Ultra all-wheel-drive system

Audi Unveils More Efficient Quattro Ultra All-Wheel-Drive System

Audi is overhauling the design of its Quattro all-wheel-drive system in an effort to improve efficiency of the system. The latest version, which Audi calls Quattro Ultra... read more February 18, 2016 by


 
2018 Lexus LC 500h

2018 Lexus LC 500h: First Details On Multi Stage Hybrid Tech

Lexus recently confirmed that the hybrid version of its stunning LC coupe, the LC 500h, would be shown for the first time at next month’s 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Today... read more February 18, 2016 by


 
Carbon fiber air intake from the 2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint

Ford Shows Off Carbon Fiber Air Intake

Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] Australian division has unveiled an air intake system composed completely of carbon fiber. The intake will feature on the recently... read more February 16, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine (OM 654)

Mercedes unveils next-generation 4-cylinder diesel

Despite the interest of late in electrified cars, the major automakers know internal combustion engines, including diesels, will continue to be the powertrain of choice for... read more February 16, 2016 by


 
Google Self-Driving Car Prototype

NHTSA Says Google Can Test Cars Without Drivers Or Even Steering Wheels

In a letter posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website this week, NHTSA told Google it can test autonomous cars without drivers, steering wheels... read more February 12, 2016 by


 
Wattway solar road from France's Colas

France To Build More Than 600 Miles Of Solar Roads: Video

Imagine a future where the electricity powering your home is generated from the miles of road lining your neighborhood. That’s entirely possible according to French... read more February 10, 2016 by


 
Jaguar Land Rover research vehicle

Jaguar Land Rover Wants Its Autonomous Cars To React Like Human Drivers

Jaguar Land Rover, like most major automakers, is working on autonomous car technology. For the British automaker, it’s important its autonomous cars have a very... read more February 2, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Trailer Assist ad

VW Comes Up With Fun Ad For New Trailer Assist Feature: Video

Volkswagen's Passat sold overseas has an innovative Trailer Assist feature that makes it easy to back up when you're lugging around a trailer thanks to some semi-autonomous... read more January 19, 2016 by


 
Cadillac CUE With Apple CarPlay

Apple Sets Up Webpage Listing Every Car With CarPlay

Here, finally, is a bit of good news for those of you thinking about buying a 2016 Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] F12 tdf. The vehicle will come equipped with Apple CarPlay. Breathe... read more January 12, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Tesla Software Update Curbs Some Autopilot Functionality But Adds Remote Parking

Late last year we saw Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] beam across a software update for its Model S that allowed the car to steer itself in certain situations. Videos posted to... read more January 10, 2016 by


 
Ehang 184 autonomous passenger drone concept - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

China’s Ehang Unveils Autonomous Passenger Drone: Video

Small, remote-controlled drones, usually with cameras mounted to them, have become a popular gadget for tech buffs, but a company from China took the concept of a personal... read more January 8, 2016 by


 
Nissan IDS concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Renault Nissan To Launch More Than 10 Cars With Autonomous Tech In Next Four Years

Neither Nissan nor its French alliance partner Renault are out in force at the Consumer Electronics Show but the companies are keen to remind you that their autonomous car... read more January 8, 2016 by


 
Koenigsegg FreeValve engine

Video Shows Inner Workings Of Koenigsegg’s Camless Engine

A subsidiary of Swedish supercar marque Koenigsegg has been working on a new type of valve system for engines that does away completely with the camshaft, hence the... read more January 7, 2016 by


 
 

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