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GM 9-speed automatic transmission

GM to introduce 9-speed auto in 2017 Chevrolet Malibu

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] on Tuesday released the first details for a new 9-speed automatic transmission designed for front-wheel-drive applications. The transmission, code-named the 9T50, makes its debut in the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu and by the end of calendar year 2017 will be available in... read more

December 6, 2016 by
 
Comma.ai logo

Comma.ai founder finds potential loophole for self-driving regulatory issues

Comma.ai is an electronic driving aid developed by computer programmer George Hotz. It's a partial self-driving solution that can be retrofitted into virtually modern car... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
The science behind the record-breaking Dodge Viper ACR

The science behind the record-breaking Dodge Viper ACR

When Dodge brought its Viper ACR to the production car party back in 2015, the automaker also brought a long a sheet filled with brand new track records. The ACR broke... read more December 1, 2016 by


 
Cadillac's Super Cruise system undergoing testing.

Cadillac Super Cruise self-driving system coming in 2017

It’s been over four years since General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] first announced plans for a self-driving system for its Cadillac brand known as Super Cruise. At the... read more December 1, 2016 by


 
Divergent Dagger concept, 2016 Los Angeles auto show

Divergent Dagger is your 3D-printed superbike

Divergent is a company that has big plans for the world of 3D printing. This is a company that has already created a number of parts for what it's calling the first... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
How the elusive 4-rotor rotary engine works

How the elusive 4-rotor rotary engine works

As the old saying goes, there is no replacement for displacement. That's not the case when it comes to rotary engines, which typically have very small displacement. Instead... read more November 28, 2016 by


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

Opel previews new Insignia Grand Sport’s chassis technology

Opel is working on a new generation of its Insignia mid-size sedan, a version of which will eventually make it into Buick showrooms as the 2018 Regal and into Holden... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
Peter Mertens

Audi hires former Volvo exec as new R&D chief

Audi has named former Volvo executive Peter Mertens as its new R&D chief. Mertens is one of the first from outside the company to be given a top role at the Volkswagen... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
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... read more November 23, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla demonstrates what its self-driving cars ‘see’

Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] has released a video that provides insight into what its self-driving cars view the world like. In the demonstration, a person is behind the wheel, though... read more November 22, 2016 by


 
Should my car have stiff or soft springs?

Should my car have stiff or soft springs?

Ride comfort and performance. Creating a suspension system that serves both of those masters successfully is a challenging task. All sorts of technology can help, from air... read more November 21, 2016 by


 
Qoros 3 equipped with pre-production Qamfree camless engine, 2016 Guangzhou auto show

1.6-liter ‘camless’ engine delivers 230 hp in Qoros 3

The “camless” engine developed by Koenigsegg sister company FreeValve edged closer to production on Friday with Qoros’ unveiling of a working prototype at... read more November 21, 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


 
 

 
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