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BMW Vision Next 100 concept

Fully autonomous BMW coming in 2021

BMW on Friday announced a partnership with Intel and Mobileye to help spur the development of autonomous driving technology. Intel is a leader when it comes to artificial intelligence while Mobileye is a developer of monitoring systems autonomous technology relies on. Mobileye supplies monitoring... read more

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2017 Volvo S90 R-Design

4 features in the 2017 Volvo S90/V90 that could make you a safer driver

Volvo’s all-new 2017 S90 sedan and upcoming 2018 V90 wagon, like the XC90 crossover introduced this past year, are packed with safety technology. If you’re... read more June 28, 2016 by

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW CEO lays out future plans

Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Müller last week announced an all-encompassing strategy that will see the automaker through the next 10 years and hopefully leave behind... read more June 23, 2016 by

Engineering Explained changes a car's coolant

How to change a car's coolant

Yes, there's a lot more to car maintenance than simply changing the oil. One of the most overlooked aspects is an engine's cooling system, which is as crucial to car owners... read more June 22, 2016 by

Lamborghini Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory in Seattle, Washington

Lamborghini opens new U.S. research facility focused on lightweight materials

Lamborghini has been researching lightweight materials for use on its cars for more than three decades and has dedicated research facilities set up to develop new and better... read more June 22, 2016 by

2018 Audi S5 Coupe (Euro-spec)

Audi shifting back to automatics for S, RS cars

Audi was a pioneer of the dual-clutch transmission, having offered it in its original TT sports car as far back as the early 2000s. DCTs combine lightning-fast gear changes... read more June 21, 2016 by

Engineering Explained examines air suspension spring rates

What factors change air suspension spring rates?

Just a week ago, we invited you to come along and learn about air suspension systems. Our friend Jason Fenske at Engineering Explained created a video discussing what air... read more June 20, 2016 by

Local Motors Olli Concept

IBM, Local Motors ready to commercialize autonomous bus

Does a bus really need a driver? IBM and crowd-sourcing automotive outfit Local Motors don't think so, as their new Olli concept recently demonstrated on the roads near... read more June 20, 2016 by

Citroen C4 Cactus Advanced Comfort Lab prototype vehicle

Citroën Advanced Comfort suspension bids adieu to hydropneumatics

French maker Citroën has been known for the comfortable ride of its cars for 60 years, since it pioneered the use of hydropneumatic suspension on the streamlined DS... read more June 17, 2016 by

Slide from Nissan presentation on 'e-Bio Fuel Cell' technology, June 2016

Nissan proposes ethanol for future fuel cell cars, to avoid hydrogen fueling

Electric cars are showing up all over the place, but hydrogen fuel-cell cars have lagged behind, with only three Asian makers committed to offering them in the U.S. That's... read more June 15, 2016 by

Air suspension described by Engineering Explained

Video explains what is an air suspension

A lot of new cars and trucks are available with air suspension. A better name for the technology is air springs, as air suspension is essentially an alternative to the more... read more June 15, 2016 by

Flat lithium-ion battery back for next-generation Mercedes-Benz electric cars

Mercedes: Next-gen batteries to double density, halve costs

The biggest hindrance to electric cars has been their limited range and poor battery durability. However, thanks to companies like Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] electric cars are... read more June 15, 2016 by

Mercedes-Benz wireless inductive charging system

Mercedes confirms wireless charging for S550e plug-in hybrid

Anyone that’s owned a plug-in car of some sort will know the pain of coming home late, fiddling around with a cable and actually plugging the car in for charging. The... read more June 14, 2016 by

Mercedes-Benz integrated starter generator (ISG)

Mercedes announces inline-6 with 48-volt mild hybrid system

Mercedes-Benz is spending up big on technology to reduce the average emissions of its fleet. The automaker has committed to spending almost $8 billion in just the next two... read more June 14, 2016 by

Engineering Explained talks about wheel spacers

Determining whether wheel spacers are good for you car

Your wheels, they occupy the corners of your car. Sometimes you might want those corners to be a bit further apart from how the car left the factory. You corner hard and you... read more June 13, 2016 by

Mercedes-Benz modular platform for electric cars

First look at Mercedes' modular platform for electric cars

Mercedes-Benz has crafted a dedicated platform for its next-generation electric cars. Revealed this week during a tech briefing at the automaker’s headquarters in... read more June 13, 2016 by


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