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Uber’s autonomous Ford Fusion prototype

Uber’s autonomous Ford Fusion to hit the roads in Pittsburgh

This month has seen a wave of announcements regarding autonomous cars and its application to ride-sharing. Not wanting to be left out, ride-sharing giant Uber, which is developing its own autonomous technology, announced on Thursday that its prototypes are about to start testing on public roads in... read more

May 20, 2016 by
 
Volvo Drive Me autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

Queen paves way for autonomous cars in U.K.

The Queen of England took time out of an address to Parliament this morning to proclaim that she intends for her country to take the lead on developing autonomous cars. In... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
Acura RLX autonomous vehicle prototype

Acura unveils its second autonomous car prototype

Acura has taken the wraps off of an RLX prototype that looks almost like what you can buy from one of its dealers—except that this one doesn't require a driver. This... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
Waze Rider app

Google jumps on ride-sharing bandwagon with Waze Rider

Despite being one of the top investors in leading ride-sharing service Uber, Google has launched a rival service called Waze Rider. The original Waze app uses crowdsourcing... read more May 17, 2016 by


 
Ford GT’s carbon fiber wheels

Close look at Ford GT’s carbon fiber wheels

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has finally confirmed its new GT supercar will be coming with carbon fiber wheels. However, they won’t be standard like on the Mustang... read more May 17, 2016 by


 
BMW quad-turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder diesel engine

Full details on BMW’s new quad-turbocharged diesel

Earlier this month we brought you the first details on a new BMW diesel engine equipped with four turbochargers. BMW has finally released full details on the engine which... read more May 17, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about the Rotary engine

How the rotary engine works

You're a master of all things LS. You completely understand the Ford FE big blocks. Those Honda B16 engines are no match for your knowledge base. At their core, these engines... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
Audi Piloted Driving demo--parking

Audi says its autonomous cars are learning to be considerate

Although there are some stereotypes that might suggest otherwise, cars are only as considerate as their drivers—even the autonomous ones if they're Audis. The German... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
Apple store

Apple invests $1 billion in Chinese Uber rival

Apple is perhaps signaling its future intentions regarding the auto industry with the announcement it is investing $1 billion in a Chinese rival to ride-sharing businesses... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
Hyperloop One first full-scale test

Hyperloop One releases video of first full-scale test

On Wednesday, one of the companies racing to develop an operational Hyperloop system successfully completed its first full-scale test. The company, Hyperloop One (formerly... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi to launch at least 1 electrified car per year from 2018

In its annual general meeting held today in Ingolstadt, Germany, Audi outlined two key areas of focus for the future: electrification and digitization. No doubt spurred on by... read more May 12, 2016 by


 
1930s Chevrolet instructional video

Vintage video explains how car suspension systems work

For your viewing pleasure, this 1930s instructional video released by Chevrolet tells us all about how suspensions operate in remarkably simple, yet entertaining, terms. The... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
Hyperloop One test site in Nevada

First full-scale Hyperloop test is a success

Progress surrounding development of the Hyperloop high-speed transport system originally proposed by Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk took a major step forward today... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained teaches about Engine Braking

Your engine also acts like a brake and here's how

Dear driver in front of me that's constantly tapping your brakes to adjust your speed... you do not need to do that. Simple let off your throttle pedal and let the engine do... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
10-speed automatic from the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Camaro ZL1’s 10-speed auto quicker than dual-clutch ‘boxes, says Chevy

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 goes on sale later this year featuring an available 10-speed automatic. The new transmission was developed by General Motors Company [NYSE:GM]... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
Volvo in-car delivery service

Volvo starts in-car delivery service

Following the successful trial of a new in-car delivery service, Volvo is ready to now offer it to customers. The service provides a delivery person with location information... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
 

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