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Otto self-driving truck prototype

Uber's self-driving trucks are now in service

Uber has officially put its self-driving semi-trailer trucks into operation under the new service Uber Freight. In fact, Uber has had the self-driving trucks in service for a few months in the state of Arizona, The New York Times reported last week. It comes after the startup Otto, which Uber has... read more

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View from inside Waymo self-driving car

Go for a ride in Waymo's self-driving car in this 360-degree video

Waymo is very close to starting a commercial service for its self-driving taxis, which are currently testing in 25 cities across the United States. The first service will be... read more March 14, 2018 by

Kitty Hawk Cora flying taxi

Google founder Larry Page's flying taxi takes flight

Many companies have made a splash in the flying car or airborne taxi industry, which has only just begun to earn its wings (pun intended). Now it turns out Google founder... read more March 13, 2018 by

2019 BMW i8

BMW M boss says future electric cars will not be silent

Automakers are seemingly supporting the idea that the future of the automobile is, indeed, electric. Some makes will have it easier than others, but for BMW's M division, it... read more March 13, 2018 by

Techrules micro-turbine range extender for electric cars

Chinese firm reaches deal with Techrules to use turbine extended-range electric powertrain

Chinese electric car startup Techrules used last week's 2018 Geneva International Motor Show to present the Ren RS, a track-focused electric supercar with a micro-turbine... read more March 13, 2018 by

Vehicle to vehicle technology

5G technology could unlock vehicle-to-infrastructure communication

Modems are becoming commonplace in cars. Drivers like to use them to stream music and create wi-fi hotspots. Automakers like them for the data they can report and the updates... read more March 12, 2018 by

Porsche bringing blockchain to its cars

Porsche first to bring blockchain to auto industry

Porsche believes it will thrive and also set standards in the auto industry's coming electrification era, and the innovation has already begun today. The German performance... read more March 12, 2018 by

2019 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class digital headlights

Mercedes-Maybach digital headlights: more than meets the eye

Mercedes-Maybach aims to rethink what a car's headlights can do for the driver and for pedestrians. The brand revealed its digital headlight technology equipped on the... read more March 10, 2018 by

Teaser for Volkswagen ID Vizzion concept debuting at 2018 Geneva auto show

VW explains the steps to full automation in cars

Volkswagen will unveil a concept for a large, electric sedan with fully self-driving capability at next week's 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. The concept doesn't... read more March 1, 2018 by

Ford and Domino's deliver pizzas with self driving vehicles

Ford self-driving cars are delivering pizzas across Miami

Self-driving cars, once strictly the domain of science fiction, are already being commercialized. And the commercial opportunities extend far beyond the transport of people... read more February 28, 2018 by

How to break in a new limited-slip differential

How to break in a new limited-slip differential

Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is starting to wrench on his Honda S2000 project car. One of the latest areas of the car he's attacking is the rear end. His yellow... read more February 24, 2018 by

Torque explanation from Engineering Explained

What's the difference between horsepower and torque?

We toss the words "horsepower" and "torque" around pretty often in the automotive industry, but perhaps the meaning of both gets lost along the way. Never fear, Engineering... read more February 23, 2018 by

Nissan and Dena Easy Ride self-driving taxi service

Nissan self-driving taxi service starts in Tokyo on March 5

Nissan will launch its first public trial of a self-driving taxi service in Tokyo, Japan on March 5, the automaker confirmed Friday. The service, called Easy Ride, will see a... read more February 22, 2018 by

Audi integrated toll-payment technology

Your Audi will soon pay your tolls

Toll booth transponders may soon be a thing of the past in new Audi vehicles. The German luxury brand announced on Wednesday that it will roll out integrated toll-payment... read more February 22, 2018 by

Sony corporate logo

Sony preparing AI-powered taxi-hailing system

In an effort to expand its artificial intelligence (AI) presence in the commercial and business sector, Sony now plans to lead a project to develop an AI-powered taxi-hailing... read more February 22, 2018 by

Engineering Explained turbochargers vs superchargers

Which is better: a supercharger or turbocharger?

There are two relatively simple options to boost (pun intended) horsepower in a vehicle: superchargers and turbochargers. But, which is better? Once again, Jason Fenske of... read more February 21, 2018 by


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