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Volvo Drive Me autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo builds first prototypes for ambitious Drive Me autonomous car trial

Volvo in 2014 announced an ambitious project that would see autonomous car prototypes handed to members of the public for evaluation. As part of the project, called Drive Me, 100 of the prototypes, all of them based on the XC90 SUV, would be lent out to participating customers in Gothenburg, Sweden... read more

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2017 McLaren MSO HS

McLaren design boss: Wheels inspired by tree roots promise weight, strength improvements

According to McLaren’s head designer, future wheel patterns will be radically different to what we’re used to seeing. Speaking with Motoring, McLaren design boss... read more September 8, 2016 by


 
How variable intake manifolds create more power

How variable intake manifolds create more power

Your intake manifold. It takes in air and sends it to your engine's combustion chamber. This is basically the start of the combustion process. After all, you can't have... read more September 7, 2016 by


 
Kia's new 8-speed automatic transmission

Kia details its new 8-speed automatic transmission

Kia has taken the increasingly unusual step of developing its own automatic transmission, a new 8-speed that debuts in the automaker's Cadenza sedan set to arrive in dealers... read more September 7, 2016 by


 
Mercedes parking system

Mercedes cars will soon be able to locate free parking spots

Life is too short to lap massive parking lots looking for open spaces. That's why Mercedes-Benz, along with automotive supplier giant Bosch, announced last week that its cars... read more September 7, 2016 by


 
Audi VR Experience

Car showrooms in the future might not actually have cars

Virtual Reality is, well, pretty much here right now. You can buy an Oculus. There's a headset that comes with a Samsung phone. If you wander the halls at the next Consumer... read more September 6, 2016 by


 
'Engineering Explained' adds Honda S2000 project car to its garage

'Engineering Explained' adds Honda S2000 project car to its garage

For some time now, Jason from Engineering Explained has been teaching us about all areas of our shared passion—and now we get to share in something a little more... read more September 6, 2016 by


 
BMW Safety Moto GP Water Injection

More automakers to adopt BMW M4 GTS water-injection system

BMW in 2015 launched a version of its M4 equipped with a water-injection system. The technology, available in the aftermarket for years, is able to boost output while also... read more September 2, 2016 by


 
2017 Jeep Wrangler

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler just received modern headlights

A new Jeep Wrangler is on the way, but that doesn't mean the current model isn't getting enhanced for 2017. While many things on the Wrangler are old-school, and we like it... read more September 1, 2016 by


 
How Infiniti's variable compression engine works

How Infiniti's variable compression engine works

You know what variable valve timing is. You're quite familiar with Honda's VTEC system. Now Infiniti has something new for you dive into, and it's all about changing an... read more August 31, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford GT

Why the Ford GT uses hydraulic-assist power steering

Every new vehicle these days seems to have electric-assist power steering. This type of system saves weight, space, and a bit of fuel. It's not, however, always the most... read more August 31, 2016 by


 
What's the difference between steel and rubber brake lines?

What's the difference between steel and rubber brake lines?

Your car's brakes are pretty darn important. If you have lousy pedal feel, you should do something about that, right? Stopping is at least as important as going. So when... read more August 29, 2016 by


 
Roborace autonomous race car prototype

Roborace organizer unveils ‘DevBot’ autonomous race car prototype

The organizers of Roborace, the world’s first race for autonomous cars, has revealed one of their early stage prototypes. It’s called the DevBot, and unlike the... read more August 29, 2016 by


 
nuTonomy self-driving taxi

nuTonomy beats Uber, Google to fully autonomous ride-sharing

Singapore on Thursday became the first country in the world with a fully autonomous ride-sharing service offered to the public. The service is being run on a trial basis by... read more August 25, 2016 by


 
How much faster will street cars get to 60 mph in the future?

How much faster will street cars get to 60 mph in the future?

After Tesla's announcement Tuesday that its new Model S P100D (when equipped with the optional Ludicrous Speed mode) is the fastest-accelerating car you can buy, it sure... read more August 24, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Price for Tesla's Autopilot jumps $500 without hardware change

Buried somewhere between longer range and furious acceleration (and resulting "meh" by the collective automotive journalism brain trust), Tesla on Tuesday nudged up the price... read more August 24, 2016 by


 
 

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