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Engineering Explained on conventional vs. synthetic motor oil

Is synthetic engine oil better than conventional for your car?

Our pal Jason Fenske at Engineering Explained addresses one of the most commonly-asked questions about car maintenance: should you use synthetic motor oil or conventional motor oil in your car? The safe answer, of course, is to read your car's owner's manual and follow the automaker's directions... read more

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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor coming with 6 drive modes

It’s been over a year since Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] revealed its new F-150 Raptor but there’s still plenty to learn about this performance-oriented, off-road... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
BMW Vision Next 100 concept

Fully autonomous BMW coming in 2021

BMW on Friday announced a partnership with Intel and Mobileye to help spur the development of autonomous driving technology. Intel is a leader when it comes to artificial... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
Pearl RearVision

Ex-Apple engineers create solar-powered backup camera

Backup cameras will soon become mandatory in all new cars, but for those of us with an older vehicle, solutions tend to be pricey and cumbersome to install. A company called... read more June 30, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained on dual clutch transmissions

5 things you should never do with a dual-clutch transmission

Dual-clutch gearboxes are becoming increasingly common, and today's versions of these fast-shifting automatic gearboxes are far better than they were just a few years ago... read more June 30, 2016 by


 
Daimler files patent for system that sprays water on tires

Mercedes could use water spray to control tire temperatures

Most drivers don't often think about the temperature of their tires, but rubber that has too much ice or snow buildup can significantly reduce traction—even winter... read more June 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Volvo S90 R-Design

4 features in the 2017 Volvo S90/V90 that could make you a safer driver

Volvo’s all-new 2017 S90 sedan and upcoming 2018 V90 wagon, like the XC90 crossover introduced this past year, are packed with safety technology. If you’re... read more June 28, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW CEO lays out future plans

Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Müller last week announced an all-encompassing strategy that will see the automaker through the next 10 years and hopefully leave behind... read more June 23, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained changes a car's coolant

How to change a car's coolant

Yes, there's a lot more to car maintenance than simply changing the oil. One of the most overlooked aspects is an engine's cooling system, which is as crucial to car owners... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
Lamborghini Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory in Seattle, Washington

Lamborghini opens new U.S. research facility focused on lightweight materials

Lamborghini has been researching lightweight materials for use on its cars for more than three decades and has dedicated research facilities set up to develop new and better... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
2018 Audi S5 Coupe (Euro-spec)

Audi shifting back to automatics for S, RS cars

Audi was a pioneer of the dual-clutch transmission, having offered it in its original TT sports car as far back as the early 2000s. DCTs combine lightning-fast gear changes... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained examines air suspension spring rates

What factors change air suspension spring rates?

Just a week ago, we invited you to come along and learn about air suspension systems. Our friend Jason Fenske at Engineering Explained created a video discussing what air... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
Local Motors Olli Concept

IBM, Local Motors ready to commercialize autonomous bus

Does a bus really need a driver? IBM and crowd-sourcing automotive outfit Local Motors don't think so, as their new Olli concept recently demonstrated on the roads near... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
Citroen C4 Cactus Advanced Comfort Lab prototype vehicle

Citroën Advanced Comfort suspension bids adieu to hydropneumatics

French maker Citroën has been known for the comfortable ride of its cars for 60 years, since it pioneered the use of hydropneumatic suspension on the streamlined DS... read more June 17, 2016 by


 
Slide from Nissan presentation on 'e-Bio Fuel Cell' technology, June 2016

Nissan proposes ethanol for future fuel cell cars, to avoid hydrogen fueling

Electric cars are showing up all over the place, but hydrogen fuel-cell cars have lagged behind, with only three Asian makers committed to offering them in the U.S. That's... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
Air suspension described by Engineering Explained

Video explains what is an air suspension

A lot of new cars and trucks are available with air suspension. A better name for the technology is air springs, as air suspension is essentially an alternative to the more... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
 

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