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2017 Ford GT

GT supercar is tech testbed for future Fords

The Ford GT provided plenty of shock and awe when it debuted at the 2015 Detroit auto show, but the brand had more in mind than just raw performance. In fact, Ford developed and engineered the GT with technologies intended to trickle down into future cars, trucks, SUVs, and even electric vehicles... read more

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Waymo self-driving car prototype

Lyft and Waymo join forces to develop self-driving taxis, challenge Uber

A newborn partnership has emerged within the fluid and ever competitive self-driving car field. Waymo and Lyft have confirmed a partnership for future self-driving... read more May 16, 2017 by


 
Renault logo

Renault, Nissan plants back online following cyber attack

Following the widespread cyber attack, dubbed "WannaCry," this past Friday, Renault and Nissan resumed nearly all manufacturing operations. Renault and Nissan, which are... read more May 15, 2017 by


 
Google previews Android-based infotainment system

Volvo first to commit to Android-powered infotainment system

Volvo has confirmed plans to introduce an infotainment system powered by Google’s Android operating system within the next two years. The system will feature graphics... read more May 15, 2017 by


 
The Boring Company prototype

The Boring Company demonstrates prototype for 125-MPH sled

It was only a couple of weeks ago that Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed just what was in store for his newest startup, The Boring Company. The company hopes to establish a... read more May 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

The 2017 Ford Raptor merges AWD and 4WD

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor's off-road prowess isn't contested often and with good reason. Chevrolet thinks it has found a sweet spot with the 2017 Colorado ZR2—offering... read more May 13, 2017 by


 
Ford patent drawings for steering wheel with gear change buttons

Ford patents odd design for steering wheel-mounted gearshift

Sometimes, it's better to let proven concepts remain. Case in point: a car's gear selector. New patent findings from the United States Patent and Trademark Office show Ford... read more May 12, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW 530e iPerformance wireless charging

BMW 530e iPerformance to offer wireless charging option

BMW’s new plug-in hybrid 5-Series, the 530e iPerformance, will eventually get wireless charging capability. It will mean no longer have to bother with plugging the car... read more May 12, 2017 by


 
Tesla Solar Roof

Tesla reveals pricing for solar roof as order books open

Tesla on Thursday started taking orders for its newest energy product, glass roof tiles incorporating solar panels. Tesla has four different designs for the roof tiles, which... read more May 12, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained Lamborghini active aero

How the active aerodynamic system works on the Lamborghini Huracán Performante

The Lamborghini Huracán Performante is the king of the Nürburgring. It currently holds the track's quickest lap time of 6:52.01, and it ousted the Porsche 918... read more May 11, 2017 by


 
Ford logo

Future Fords may be equipped with biometric sensors

Wearable technology—think Fitbit, Apple Watch, and the like—has become a staple for many of us. The technology allows users to keep tabs on their overall health... read more May 11, 2017 by


 
Waze icons

Guide yourself and record your own directional audio with Waze

No one particularly likes being told what to do by others, so Waze now has the ultimate solution for that problem: have yourself tell you what to do. Waze now lets users... read more May 10, 2017 by


 
Are winter tires good in summer Engineering Explained

What happens when you run winter tires in the summer?

By this point, as we enter the middle of May, most drivers who use soft-compound winter tires have likely switched them out for a set of all-season rubber, or even some... read more May 10, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen DSG dual-clutch transmission

VW confirms its 10-Speed dual-clutch transmission is dead

A number of automakers are offering 9- and 10-speed transmissions. Some are even looking at 11-speed units. The Volkswagen Group had planned to join the fray with its own... read more May 9, 2017 by


 
BMW Vision Next 100 Concept

BMW picks plant for iNext self-driving EV due in 2021

BMW CEO Harald Krüger in a press conference on Thursday outlining the company’s financial results revealed more details about the planned iNext. iNext is the code... read more May 8, 2017 by


 
2018 Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche planting roots in Silicon Valley

Porsche is embracing the digital, interconnected age we live in by setting up shop in Silicon Valley. The German sportscar/crossover maker announced plans to open a digital... read more May 5, 2017 by


 
 

 
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