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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 enjoyable setup from an enthusiast standpoint. EPS systems often lack steering feel. We're happy to report, then, that the new... read more

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How much faster will street cars get to 60 mph in the future?

How much faster will street cars get to 60 mph in the future?

After Tesla's announcement Tuesday that its new Model S P100D (when equipped with the optional Ludicrous Speed mode) is the fastest-accelerating car you can buy, it sure... read more August 24, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Price for Tesla's Autopilot jumps $500 without hardware change

Buried somewhere between longer range and furious acceleration (and resulting "meh" by the collective automotive journalism brain trust), Tesla on Tuesday nudged up the price... read more August 24, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo First Drive

How Porsche gave the world more turbos, faster

Buried deep within the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo is an engineering "no-duh." Talk to anyone with a cursory knowledge of the widowmaker from Stuttgart and they'll say the old... read more August 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport

2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport gets drive modes selector with adjustment of 7 dynamic settings

Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] Fusion has undergone a substantial update for the 2017 model year. Among the changes is a new performance-oriented model dubbed the Fusion... read more August 23, 2016 by


 
2013 Honda Accord V6 Touring  -  Driven

Honda working on 11-speed, triple-clutch automatic?

A patent filing has revealed that Honda is apparently hard at work on (or at least thinking about) a transmission that would pack an insane level of technology: 11 forward... read more August 23, 2016 by


 
Koenigsegg Agera RS engine

A Koenigsegg Agera RS piston weighs less than a human heart, and other fun trivia

Did you know each of the pistons in Agera RS weigh about 10 ounces? How about that its catalytic converter improves performance by about 300 horsepower? Impressive 0-60 mph... read more August 22, 2016 by


 
Otto self-driving truck prototype

Uber buys autonomous truck startup Otto

Ride-sharing giant Uber sees a future where it not only has a fleet of self-driving cars offering rides to the public, but also self-driving trucks transporting goods on the... read more August 19, 2016 by


 
Uber’s Volvo XC90 autonomous car prototype

Volvo and Uber partner to develop autonomous cars

Volvo and ride-sharing giant Uber have announced plans to join forces in the area of autonomous driving technology. Similar to the deal between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles... read more August 18, 2016 by


 
Here's why you should never lug your engine

Here's why you should never lug your engine

To start, let's talk about what it means to lug your engine. This is the term used to describe when you're puttering along in a higher gear than you need to be in and the... read more August 17, 2016 by


 
Ford Fusion Hybrid Autonomous Vehicle

No steering wheel, brake pedal or gas pedal: Ford promises fully autonomous vehicle in 5 years

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] today announced plans to build a fully autonomous vehicle within five years. The car will have no steering wheel, gas pedal or brake pedal, and it... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
Traffic intersection

New Audis will tell you when traffic lights are about to turn green

Audi is set to become the first automaker with vehicle-to-object (V2X) communication technology available in its cars. V2X enables cars to communicate with surrounding... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
How the charge motion control valve balances fuel economy and power

How the charge motion control valve balances fuel economy and power

We love horsepower. We love torque. We also need to embrace fuel economy, and that's a tricky line to toe for producers of automobiles with large engines that make loud... read more August 15, 2016 by


 
Teaser for Cadillac concept car debuting during 2016 Monterey Car Week

Cadillac to preview new tech, design themes with concept in Monterey

Cadillac has dropped a teaser video for a new concept car it plans to unveil on Thursday as part of its Monterey Car Week schedule. The concept is thought to preview new... read more August 15, 2016 by


 
Infiniti VC-Turbo engine

Infiniti confirms variable compression engine

Infiniti is destined to become the first major automaker with a variable compression engine. The engine, dubbed the VC-T (Variable Compression-Turbo), has the ability to... read more August 15, 2016 by


 
Livemap augmented-reality helmet is in the prototype phase

Is an augmented-reality motorcycle helmet still forthcoming?

The augmented-reality helmet seems to be today's great white whale of motorcycle technology. A number of companies claim to be close to bringing one to market, yet no one has... read more August 12, 2016 by


 
 

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