Car Tech

 
Volvo Slippery Road Alert

Volvo 90 series cars receive tech, safety updates

Volvo is rolling out some updates on its 90 series cars which for the 2017 model year include the S90, V90 Cross Country and XC90. (A V90 joins the lineup for 2018.) The updates enhance what was already a high level of safety and connectivity. In the area of safety, Volvo is adding the new features... read more

November 23, 2016 by
 
What is the best mod for faster lap times?

What is the best mod for faster lap times?

Modifying you car can get expensive very quickly. Still, you want to take it to the track and any method of eeking out a quicker lap time is one at which you're going to... read more November 17, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Multimatic had to invent the shocks for the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Chevrolet’s Colorado ZR2 promises to be one heck of an off-roader, and one of the main reasons is the truck’s unique shock absorbers. To achieve the desired... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
This is why wider tires equals more grip

This is why wider tires equals more grip

Drag. Friction. Weight distribution and load. These are things you need to consider when you begin to think about how tires work. Yes, those four bits of rubber are your only... read more November 14, 2016 by


 
Harman and Samsung

Samsung to buy Harman in $8B deal

Samsung is making a major push into the in-car electronics game with the acquisition of Harman [NYSE:HAR] in a deal worth $8 billion. The Korean electronics giant will pay... read more November 14, 2016 by


 
Hyperloop One concept drawing for system bridging Abu Dhabi and Dubai

This is what the first Hyperloop might be like

Hyperloop One, one of two leading firms attempting to develop a working Hyperloop high-speed transport system first proposed by Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk in 2013, has... read more November 10, 2016 by


 
Developing parts for road cars vs. race cars

Developing parts for road cars vs. race cars

Road cars and race cars are very different. The cars we buy for every day driving are much heavier, due in part to safety and emissions equipment. Race cars shed every ounce... read more November 9, 2016 by


 
Teaser for 2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport debuting at 2017 Geneva auto show

Opel teases new Insignia Grand Sport’s matrix LED headlights

The Opel Insignia will be redesigned in 2017, with the new model to also serve as a replacement for the existing Buick Regal and Holden Commodore in General Motors... read more November 9, 2016 by


 
How Mercedes' Active Body Control works

How Mercedes' Active Body Control works

Mercedes-Benz vehicles are notorious for their smooth ride quality. Bumps and ruts just don't bother passengers in Mercedes vehicles like they do in other cars. How does... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Tesla to start charging for supercharging

Remember when Tesla promised use of its Supercharger network to Model S owners for life? Psych! Gotcha. Just kidding. The Silicon Valley automaker announced today that Teslas... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
Ford Evasive Steering Alert

Ford previews upcoming self-driving technologies

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has promised to deliver a self-driving car within five years. It will have Level 4 self-driving capability, meaning it can drive on its own but is... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
Ford Performance App

Ford debuts Performance App at 2016 SEMA show

You're caning your Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus ST on your favorite local race track. This could be your best lap time yet, but you don't really have an easy way of... read more November 2, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Note e-Power

e-Power: Nissan’s new series hybrid powertrain

Nissan is one of the biggest proponents of electric cars but even it concedes that not everyone is ready to make the switch. That’s why the automaker is introducing... read more November 2, 2016 by


 
2016/2017 Formula E Hong Kong ePrix

'Engineering Explained' explores sensor strategy in motorsports

A critical component of a successful racing team is its ability to accumulate and understand many points of data. Motorsports engineers thrive on racing data, as it helps... read more November 1, 2016 by


 
Toyota Smart Key Box

Toyota teams up with Getaround to trial car-sharing service

Many within the industry are predicting a future where car sharing becomes more popular than actual ownership. Though this represents a threat to automakers, rather than... read more November 1, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz 3.0-liter inline-6

Mercedes to overhaul internal combustion engines from 2017

Despite its major push into electric cars, Mercedes-Benz is spending billions on developing new, more efficient internal combustion engines. The next-generation engines will... read more October 31, 2016 by


 
 

New Cars

Go!

 
© 2017 MotorAuthority. All Rights Reserved. MotorAuthority is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmostock. Read our Cookie Policy.