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Teaser for 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class debuting at 2017 Shanghai auto show

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will automatically brake for bends and intersections

Self-driving capability is becoming a key selling point for luxury cars, and engineers are slowly, yet steadfastly improving the technology to the point where, perhaps some time next decade, cars will be able to run around town without a person behind the wheel. Mercedes-Benz’s current... read more

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Porsche most grueling functionality test video

Porsche counts down its top 5 most grueling functionality tests

Every automaker does its best to ensure the its vehicles are up to snuff for their intended purposes. That includes Porsche, which has been beating its products up for... read more April 4, 2017 by


 
Blossom Skis develops new skis with vibration-damping rubber inserts from Pirelli

Pirelli develops rubber-infused skis

Pirelli seems to be keen on finding ways to not only re-imagine what its tires are capable of, but where it can infuse its technology outside of the car world. Hot on the... read more April 2, 2017 by


 
Solar Roadways road surface solar panels

Route 66 edges closer to becoming a solar road

Solar Roadways, an Idaho-based startup, is eyeing up the iconic, cross-country Route 66 to potentially lay the familiar road with solar panels. We first learned of the plan a... read more March 31, 2017 by


 
Tesla CEO Elon Musk presents Powerwall 2.0 and SolarCity solar roof

Tesla CEO Elon Musk launches Neuralink venture to merge human brain with AI

First it was electric cars, and then came the mission to conquer space exploration and Mars. Now, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has set his sights on yet another lofty... read more March 30, 2017 by


 
Why doesn't the Koenigsegg Regera have a transmission?--Part 2

Why doesn't the Koenigsegg Regera have a transmission?--Part 2

Engineering Explained returns to correctly answer why the Koenigsegg Regera doesn’t have a transmission. Bad math. It happens to the best of us, even our friend Jason... read more March 30, 2017 by


 
iOS 10.3 Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay adds shortcuts for most recently used apps

The Apple faithful will notice a very helpful update to their Apple CarPlay system upon upgrading to the latest iOS 10.3 update. Apple has announced CarPlay will now feature... read more March 29, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford GT in the wind tunnel

Ford details the GT’s 5 driving modes, launch control

The first GTs are now in customer hands, but Ford is still revealing fresh details on the car. We previously learned that the car features five driving modes. They are... read more March 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Lincoln Continental head-up display

Lincoln debuts advanced head-up display for 2017 Continental

The Lincoln Motor Company wants its drivers to keep their hands on the wheel. One way Ford's luxury brand is aiming to accomplish that goal is with a new, enhanced head-up... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
How to do a burnout

How to do a burnout with a manual transmission, and what it does to your tires

Right off the bat, we're going to enter Pedantic Mode. We're really talking more about a brake stand than a burnout here. Yes, there's a difference and it involves how much... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
Self-driving Uber prototype involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona

Self-driving Uber tests on hold after Arizona crash

One of Uber’s self-driving prototypes ended up on its side after a high-speed crash in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday. Fresco News has a Twitter post showing the crash site... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
General Motors patent drawing for active aerodynamics system

Is Chevy working on active aero for a future Corvette?

General Motors looks to have patented an active aerodynamics system that takes into account body movements when making adjustments. The concept of active aero is to adjust... read more March 24, 2017 by


 
Rimac Concept_One torque vectoring

How the Rimac Concept_One's torque vectoring system does it all

The adoption of the electric motor into the automobile is changing many facets of the automotive industry at large. From entire propulsion methods, to power increases, and... read more March 23, 2017 by


 
Koenigsegg Regera 1.0 Engineering Explained

Why doesn't the Koenigsegg Regera have a transmission?

When the Koenigsegg Regera made its debut a little over two years ago, news that the hypercar would arrive without a transmission was a shock to many. No gears, no CVT... read more March 23, 2017 by


 
Bugatti Chiron suspension rig

Watch how Bugatti abuses its cars to ensure they handle big power and tough tracks

It’s common knowledge Bugatti goes above and beyond to produce its extraordinary hypercars, but new video proves the boutique automaker certainly does its due diligence... read more March 22, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained: How hot do brakes get?

Thermal camera shows how hot brake rotors get during use

It’s common knowledge brakes heat up during use, but how hot can they get? Simply put, pretty darn hot. Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is back with another... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
 

 
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