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Honda has built a motorcycle that self balances

How Honda's self-balancing motorcycle works

Do you wake up thinking about the effects of positive and negative trail length and their relation to motorcycle stability? No? Well, we're going to change that because you're going to learn a little bit about just that topic today. Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is here to walk you... read more

February 6, 2017 by
 
Teaser for new McLaren Super Series model debuting at 2017 Geneva auto show

McLaren 650S replacement to come with drift mode

McLaren’s new supercar to replace the 650S is now just a little more than a month away, although photos have already surfaced. McLaren has been drip-feeding us info... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
McLaren Production Center in Woking, England

McLaren to partner with BMW on next-gen engine tech

The last time McLaren and BMW collaborated on an engine, the result was the world-beating McLaren F1. Now the two firms are joining forces again to develop next-generation... read more January 31, 2017 by


 
General Motors Brownstown Township factory for assembly of Chevrolet Volt battery packs

GM, Honda form joint venture for mass production of fuel cells

General Motors and Honda on Tuesday announced plans to produce a next-generation hydrogen fuel cell system together starting around 2020. The two automakers are making equal... read more January 31, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about the banned F1 tech used by the LaFerrari

How Ferrari's banned F1 technology works on the LaFerrari engine

Anytime you get to use the term "banned F1 technology" you know you're going to be talking about something very interesting and very cool. That's the case today because the... read more January 30, 2017 by


 
Genesis Smartwatch app

Genesis pairs its cars with a brand new smartwatch app

Want to feel like you're living in the future? Start talking to your watch and have it tell your car what to do. That's what Genesis owners will be able to do when they... read more January 27, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about the improvements made with the new Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Has Michelin designed a better tire than its Pilot Super Sport?

If you have a vehicle that likes to perform, you'll do best to fit it with a set of Pilot Super Sport tires from Michelin. This is a seriously good set of rubber that will... read more January 26, 2017 by


 
2017 Audi R8 with matte “Audi Sport” logo embedded on side blades

New technique allows Audi to embed symbols within paint

Vehicle personalization is all the rage these days and Audi has developed a new technique for painted surfaces that could take off in a big way. The technique, which will... read more January 25, 2017 by


 
Engine warm-up through a thermal camera

Watch a cold engine heat up with a thermal camera

What does your engine look like on the inside as it warms up? Aside from some "Honey I shrunk the kids" scenario in which you could protect yourself from heat and the... read more January 23, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about rev limiters

How a two-step rev limiter works

A rev limiter is there for your benefit. Without it, you'd be facing down a potential busted engine and trickier launches, especially in higher horsepower vehicles. If you... read more January 23, 2017 by


 
2017 Mazda MAZDA6

Report: Mazda to launch HCCI engine in 2018

Not all gasoline engines need spark plugs to ignite their fuel. A process called homogeneous-charge compression ignition (HCCI) uses compression to ignite the fuel, just like... read more January 18, 2017 by


 
Final drive ratio

Learn what a final drive ratio is and how it affects your car

The final drive ratio is the last bit of gearing between your transmission and the driven wheels. By changing it, you can affect the performance of your car, rather... read more January 17, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained walks you through variable valve lift and timing

Here are the differences between Variable Valve Lift and Variable Valve Timing

Engines are complex bits of machinery. At their core level, yes, it's easy to understand what is happening. Air and fuel enter the engine where they are ignited and... read more January 16, 2017 by


 
2018 Lexus LS center console with “EV MODE” button

Lexus inadvertently confirms electrified LS

A hybrid model was noticeably absent when Lexus took the covers off its fifth-generation LS flagship sedan at last week’s 2017 Detroit auto show. The sole model was an... read more January 16, 2017 by


 
Ford GT instrument cluster Normal mode

Ford GT gauge cluster changes to fit the driving mode

The hype train for the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] GT is once again in high gear. It seems like every enthusiast outlet made sure to get some seat time in the car on display... read more January 13, 2017 by


 
Hain family participating in Volvo Drive Me self-driving car project

Hain family first to be chosen for Volvo’s Drive Me self-driving car project

Volvo is undertaking an ambitious project where later this year 100 of its self-driving prototypes will be handed over to regular customers in Gothenburg, Sweden, the... read more January 11, 2017 by


 
 

 
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