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Clear valve cover on Chevy V-8 hotrod makes for amazing visuals

Clear Valve Covers Make For Mesmerizing Machine Action: Video

If you’ve ever sat and stared at one of those water-drinking bird toys for a few minutes, you will be glued to your screen for the next several minutes. Of course, even those without an affinity for plastic waterfowl will appreciate the mechanical awesomeness that is the visual valvetrain... read more

July 30, 2014 by 
 
Mercedes-AMG M178 twin-turbo V-8 engine

Mercedes-AMG GT’s New Twin-Turbo V-8 M178 Engine: Gallery

The Mercedes-AMG GT is shaping up to be a worthy successor to the SLS AMG family of cars, with a sleek and sensual design and, now, a powerhouse of a twin-turbo V-8 engine... read more July 25, 2014 by 


 
Smart Morphing Surface, or Smorph. Image via MIT/Pedro Reis

Your Next Supercar Could Be Covered In Morphing Dimples

Golf balls and cars don’t often have more in common than whether there’s room for a couple of bags in the trunk. But that may soon change. A new technology from a... read more July 24, 2014 by 


 
2016 Audi A7

Audi Abandons CVTs, Focuses On Conventional Auto And Dual-Clutch Transmissions

German automaker Audi has decided to kill off its continuously variable transmission, in the next generation of its models. Continuously variable transmissions, or CVTs, have... read more July 23, 2014 by 


 
U.S. Marines Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate (GUSS)

U.S. Marines Test Self-Driving Support Vehicle On Battlefield: Video

Self-driving cars aren’t all cute, cuddly, Google-powered bubbles. Some of them are big, gnarly, and potentially life-saving military machines. This is one of the... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Model S Hacked In Chinese Contest

As cars become increasingly computerized, it's hard to ignore that, like your home computer, it's a target for hackers all around the world. Chinese computer security... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
New Volvo XC90 safety and convenience features

New Volvo XC90 To Offer New Levels Of Safety And Convenience

We’re now just a few weeks out from the reveal of the all-new Volvo XC90, which goes on sale in the U.S. early next year, and today we’ve received details on some... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
Smart Fortwo vs Mercedes-Benz S-Class crash test

Smart Fortwo Vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Crash Test Video

Daimler's Smart brand has faced many challenges in the past, but overcoming common perception is probably toughest of all. So used to huge SUVs and pickups are many... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
nanoFLOWCELL Quant e-Sportlimousine concept

nanoFLOWCELL-Powered Quant e-Limo Approved For German Road Trials

So many companies claim to have developed the future of road car propulsion that those making genuine strides run the risk of being ignored. Luckily, German firm Quant is... read more July 18, 2014 by 


 
Nissan autonomous vehicle prototype

Nissan’s Self-Driving Car Due In 2020 Won’t Be Fully Autonomous

Last summer, Nissan said it would launch a vehicle with revolutionary autonomous car technology by 2020, saying that the technology at present can detect and respond to... read more July 17, 2014 by 


 
Alan Mulally, 2011 NADA

Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally Joins Google

Once CEO of the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F], Alan Mulally has now joined the board of technology firm Google—just as the tech giant expands its automotive horizons to... read more July 17, 2014 by 


 
2015 Porsche 911 GT3 front axle lift system

Porsche 991 GT3 Shows Off Front-Axle Lift System: Video

The steep driveway. It's the natural enemy of sports cars and supercars around the globe. Ears and hearts ring out with anger and sadness when the familiar scrape of plastic... read more July 17, 2014 by 


 
Ferrari at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Ferrari Patents More Accurate Steering System

Anyone who has been lucky enough to get behind the wheel of a Ferrari will be aware just how sharp they are to drive, but Ferrari has recently patented a steering system that... read more July 15, 2014 by 


 
EPIC automotive sensors could monitor driver alertness for safety. Image via Plessey Semiconductors.

Creepy New Seat Monitors Your Heart, Knows When You’re Falling Asleep

Soon, your car may know your heart rate—and may take control from you if it doesn’t like what it sees. A new project from Nottingham Trent University in the UK is... read more July 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 Audi A7 3.0 TDI competition

Audi Celebrates 25 Years Of TDI Diesel Technology

It was at the 1989 Frankfurt Auto Show that Audi showed off its TDI technology for the first time. TDI is the name Audi—and Volkswagen—uses for its... read more July 14, 2014 by 


 
Pirelli tests 18-inch tires in Formula 1

Pirelli Demonstrates The Benefits Of 18-Inch F1 Tires: Video

If the sport and the teams agree to it, one aspect of Formula One could change significantly in the coming years: Its tires. At the recent F1 test at Silverstone, Pirelli... read more July 14, 2014 by 


 
 

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