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Engineering Explained talks about octane and cetane ratings

What is an octane rating and what does it mean?

You pull up to the pump and you are presented with a few choices, and we're not talking about different fuel types here. We're talking, of course, about octane ratings. Those are large figures at the fueling station, and you know if you press the higher one you're going to spend more money. Why is... read more

May 12, 2018 by
 
Drive.ai self-driving car service starting in Texas

Drive.ai self-driving car service launching in Texas

Citizens of Frisco, Texas, the self-driving cars have arrived. Drive.ai plans to launch a self-driving car ride-hailing service in the Dallas suburb this July in a limited... read more May 9, 2018 by


 
Audi Traffic Light Information System, Las Vegas

New Audis can now communicate with traffic lights in 10 US cities

Audi's Traffic Light Information system (TLI) now works in 10 separate U.S. cities. The German luxury brand announced on Wednesday that drivers of select 2017 and 2018 Audi... read more May 9, 2018 by


 
Audi Aicon concept

Audi Aicon self-driving car to hit the road in 2021

Audi on Wednesday revealed that its fully self-driving car due to hit the roads in 2021 will be based on its Aicon concept car unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. The... read more May 9, 2018 by


 
Volvo to embed Google in future infotainment system

Volvo plans to embed Google services in next-generation infotainment system

Volvo's next-generation infotainment system may look a lot more like a smartphone. The Swedish luxury brand announced on Monday that it plans to embed Google's connected... read more May 7, 2018 by


 
Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks  Connected Safety hazard-alert service

Volvo cars and trucks can now inform each other of hazards

A new cloud-based service called Connected Safety will allow Volvo cars and trucks to automatically alert each other to hazardous traffic situations. Volvo Cars and Volvo... read more May 7, 2018 by


 
Night vision assist in 2018 Volkswagen Touareg

Night vision system coming to Volkswagen cars

Night vision systems for cars have been around for several years but they're still a rarity among mainstream models. That's starting to change and Volkswagen is the latest... read more May 4, 2018 by


 
Site of Toyota's self-driving test facility at Michigan Technical Resource Park

Toyota plans self-driving test site for emergency maneuvers

Toyota on Thursday revealed plans to build a dedicated test site for self-driving cars. The site will be located within the 1.75-mile oval test track of the Michigan... read more May 4, 2018 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Camaro's Brembo brakes

Brake-by-wire to go mainstream, says Brembo

Braking systems have changed considerably over decades, but high-performance brake manufacturer Brembo thinks another big change is coming. Brembo’s executive director... read more May 2, 2018 by


 
Ford "Feel the View" system to help the blind take in scenery

Ford's high-tech windows let the blind enjoy the scenery

Ford has created a truly wonderful piece of technology. It's called Feel the View and the device allows the blind or visually impaired enjoy the scenery and world around them... read more May 1, 2018 by


 
Audi is eliminating turbo lag with electric superchargers

Here's how Audi uses electric compressors to eliminate turbo lag

Automakers have started using electric compressors to help eliminate lag in their turbocharged engines. The first with the technology was Audi, which introduced it in its SQ7... read more May 1, 2018 by


 
Amazon In-Car Delivery Option

Amazon will now deliver packages to your car

Select Amazon shoppers now have a new option for delivery of their purchases: the trunk of their car. Amazon announced the new service on Tuesday and it will roll out for... read more April 24, 2018 by


 
Honda wants to teach you how to drive a car with a manual transmission

This instructional video is Honda's latest effort to save the manual

Honda wants you to #GiveAShift. And so do we, because driving a vehicle with a manual transmission is a rewarding endeavor that's transitioning into the realm of lost art. To... read more April 23, 2018 by


 
2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV

Lightning fast: Audi e-tron will charge quicker than a Tesla

Audi's upcoming e-tron electric SUV will have a slick feature up its sleeve when it hits European roads: the battery will be able to charge more quickly than today’s... read more April 23, 2018 by


 
Delphi dynamic skip fire technology

How dynamic skip fire tech can cut V-8 fuel use up to 20 percent

The dynamic skip fire system developed by Silicon Valley startup Tula Technology is set to make its debut in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and 2019 GMC Sierra, promising big... read more April 21, 2018 by


 
Should you start in second gear?

Should you start from a stop in second gear?

Drivers have various reasons for starting in second gear, especially with a manual transmission. Perhaps first gear is too short, or snowy road conditions require lighter... read more April 20, 2018 by


 
 

 
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