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Prototype from Uber’s fully autonomous ride-sharing fleet

Get ready for Johnny Cab: Uber offering autonomous ride-sharing

Uber on Tuesday started allowing users of its popular ride-sharing service to hail rides from its autonomous prototypes currently testing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It’s not the first autonomous ride-sharing service—that honor goes to fellow American firm nuTonomy, which started a... read more

September 15, 2016 by
 
Jaguar Land Rover Transcend transmission

Jaguar Land Rover developing innovative 8-speed transmission

Jaguar Land Rover is leading the development of an innovative 8-speed transmission that can combine dual-clutch, hybrid and low-range elements all in the one unit. The... read more September 13, 2016 by


 
Can you improve acceleration by adding weight?

Can you improve acceleration by adding weight?

Before you start shaking your head and shouting "No!" at your computer screen and preparing an angry email about how stupid we are, hear us out. Our host Jason Fenske from... read more September 12, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla's 8.0 software update addresses Autopilot shortcomings

Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] on Sunday provided the first details on a software update that addresses some of the shortcomings of its semi-autonomous driving aid known as Autopilot. The... read more September 11, 2016 by


 
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


 
 

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