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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 Stuttgart, Germany, the platform will make its way into a handful of models, the first of which will be previewed in concept form... read more

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Ehang 184 autonomous passenger drone concept - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

Chinese firm to begin testing drone taxis in Nevada

The future depicted by Hollywood is officially here—or at least on the way. Chinese firm Ehang plans to begin testing a fully autonomous drone capable of carrying human... read more June 8, 2016 by

Engineering Explained walks you through launching a car with an automatic transmission

Here's how you launch a car with an automatic gearbox

Launching a car with a manual gearbox can be tricky if you don't have a ton of practice. However, if your car has an automatic you have a much easier task ahead of... read more June 8, 2016 by

2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 3.0t 400

Most new Infinitis to have autonomous capability

While Nissan has been quite vocal about its plans to offer autonomous driving capability on its cars, the Japanese automaker’s luxury division Infiniti hasn’t... read more June 8, 2016 by

2018 Lexus LC 500h

Lexus navigation crashes after over the air update

An update sent to certain Lexus vehicles with the automaker's Enform infotainment and navigation system has caused the system to crash—or brick. According to users on... read more June 8, 2016 by

Volvo Concept Truck

Volvo truck concept uses 30 percent less fuel thanks to less weight, better aero

Volvo Trucks, a separate entity to Volvo Cars, has rolled out a truck concept that could lead to much lower costs for the delivery of goods. The Swedish firm’s concept... read more June 7, 2016 by

Engineering Explained talks about DOHC vs OHV

How it works: four-valve versus two-valve engines

Your engine is composed of many moving parts and pieces. In order to move through the four stages of internal combustion, all of these bits and bobs are quite necessary. Some... read more June 6, 2016 by

Acura RLX autonomous prototype at GoMentum Station

Acura demonstrates autonomous technology at GoMentum Station

Acura recently unveiled a new autonomous car prototype based on its RLX flagship sedan. Now see the prototype in action at the GoMentum Station test facility in Concord... read more June 3, 2016 by

BMW Vision Next 100 concept

BMW i’s focus changes to autonomous cars

With electric cars becoming mainstream, the BMW i sub-brand originally established for the zero-emission cars has changed its focus to autonomous driving technology... read more June 3, 2016 by

Porsche Classic navigation

Update your vintage Porsche with factory navigation

Porsche's Classic division has released a period-correct, but thoroughly updated, navigation system designed to work in a host of its vintage cars. Featuring the automaker's... read more June 1, 2016 by

Engineering Explained dives into your air conditioning

Here's how your AC works and how you can recharge it

You know that when you push the button marked "AC" you should feel a nice cooling breeze upon your body in short order. Those two letters stand for air conditioning, and it's... read more June 1, 2016 by

Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Porsche establishes digitization department

Porsche has a long record of innovation and is once again breaking new ground with the establishment of the digitization department Porsche Digital. Among its contemporaries... read more June 1, 2016 by

Engineering Explained talks about the Subaru Rumble

That Subaru rumble? Here's why that happens

There's no doubt that you've heard the distinctive noise that is a Subaru in the distance. It's a rumble and you know what it means. A 2.5-liter "boxer" flat-4 engine is... read more May 31, 2016 by

2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio equipped with Brabus Sports package

Smart, Tesla bottom of pack for software glitches

In a new study, findings revealed that Smart and Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], which represent two very different ends of the automotive market, are both subject to the most... read more May 31, 2016 by

Chinese Land Airbus concept

China's 'Land Airbus' will let you drive directly under a bus

A new take on mass transit may be headed to China as early as the end of the year: A so-called "Land Airbus" system that looks like an overgrown monorail as it motors over... read more May 27, 2016 by

Engineering Explained talks about tire pressure

Your tire pressure needs your attention

David Wooderson thought it was all about his muscle under the hood. Clint Bruno, however, knew that what he could really use was a set of tires. You see, tires can make or... read more May 25, 2016 by


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