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HERE HD Live Map

Mercedes integrates highly detailed HERE maps in self-driving tech

Mercedes-Benz's future self-driving cars will rely on a cloud-based high-definition map updated in real time to see the world around them. The machine-readable map, known as the HD Live Map, will come from mapping company HERE, a former unit of Nokia sold to Audi, BMW and Mercedes in 2015 for $3.1... read more

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Mercedes-AMG Project One concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

AMG Project One's electric drive system to feature in more models

AMG will build just 275 examples of its Project One hypercar, but instead of letting all of the car's high-tech wizardry go to waste after the final one is built, the company... read more February 12, 2018 by

Why do horsepower and torque cross at 5,252 rpm?

Why do horsepower and torque cross at 5,252 rpm?

We've talked in the past about the relationship between horsepower and torque. They work together, and horsepower needs torque to make you and your car happy. There's one... read more February 9, 2018 by

Byton concept, 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

Byton partners with Aurora for self-driving tech

Chinese startup Byton announced on Monday it will lean on Aurora, a U.S.-based self-driving technology company, to help incorporate Level 4 and Level 5 self-driving tech into... read more February 6, 2018 by

Self-driving Uber

Waymo-Uber court battle gets underway over self-driving car technologies

A high-profile legal battle begins to play out in San Francisco on Monday as Alphabet's self-driving car division, Waymo, meets Uber in court. The court will ultimately... read more February 5, 2018 by

Hyundai Nexo self-driving prototype

Hyundai self-driving car completes 100-mile trek on its own

Hyundai aims to have a Level 4 self-driving car on the market by 2021 and has demonstrated its progress in the field with five prototypes completing a 118-mile journey on... read more February 5, 2018 by

2018 Porsche 718

Porsche wants drivers to stop worrying about brake squeal

We all know the sound well: brake squeal. The high-pitched noise emitted from the pads and rotors that causes stress, and sometimes embarrassment. But, don't fret. Porsche... read more February 3, 2018 by

2019 Infiniti QX50, first drive

Infiniti's variable-compression engine: witchcraft explained

Infiniti introduced the world's first variable compression-ratio engine, a technology it claims to have been working on for two decades, at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. A... read more February 1, 2018 by

Nuro self-driving delivery vehicle

Ex-Google engineers show self-driving car for last-mile deliveries

While the likes of General Motors and Waymo get ready to deploy self-driving taxis in major urban areas, there's another company in the self-driving space that's focused on... read more February 1, 2018 by

Waymo self-driving prototype

Waymo orders thousands of self-driving cars ahead of deployment in multiple US cities

Waymo is making huge strides in the race to develop a safe and robust self-driving taxi service. The Alphabet-owned company formerly known as the Google Self-Driving Car... read more January 30, 2018 by

Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Porsche's 800-volt fast charging stations will rival Tesla's Supercharger network

Porsche's first battery-electric car, the production version of the Mission E, will feature immense charging infrastructure support from the brand itself. Eventually... read more January 29, 2018 by

Engineering Explained discussed the difference between power and torque

What exactly is the difference between horsepower and torque?

There's a battle of words that occurs when a group of people begin arguing over who has the fastest machine. All sorts of performance metrics are thrown around, and it can... read more January 29, 2018 by

Hackrod La Bandita made from 3D printed parts

Startup wants to 3D-print your car design

As kids, it was the dream of many auto enthusiasts to design a car just for ourselves. Well, there's a startup company for that. Called Hackrod, the new company wants its... read more January 26, 2018 by

Why do electric cars typically have just one gear?

Why do electric cars usually have only 1 gear?

You won't jump into a modern electric car and row through a number of gears as you race down the road, which begs the question: why is it that electric cars usually have only... read more January 24, 2018 by

GM liquid tire chains for 1969

GM once offered "liquid tire chains" to enhance winter driving performance

Tire chains can be a driver's best friend when it comes to handling snowy and icy conditions, but decades ago, General Motors offered something quite novel—even if we... read more January 24, 2018 by

Bugatti Chiron brake caliper made using 3D printing

Bugatti brake caliper is world's largest 3D-printed titanium component

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is starting to gain traction in the manufacturing of cars. Where the process is particularly useful is the manufacturing of... read more January 22, 2018 by


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