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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 range extender. The company also used the show to announce it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CRRC Times Electric, a... read more

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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


 
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... read more February 21, 2018 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about high-revving engines

Why can some engines rev to 9,000 rpm?

You blip the throttle and your engine revs rise. It's a fun game that can put a smile on your face as you wait for a red light to change to green. It doesn't matter if it's a... read more February 19, 2018 by


 
Forza Motorsport 7 Bugatti Chiron

You can now pick between a Chiron or Ram Power Wagon in Forza Motorsport 7

Let's get one thing straight: you're (probably) never going to drive a Bugatti Chiron. At least not in real life. Now, however, you can pilot one in the Forza Motorsport 7... read more February 16, 2018 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept electric car

First EVs on Audi and Porsche's PPE platform coming in 2021

Audi will introduce its first volume electric car this year in the form of the e-tron SUV. Fellow Volkswagen Group member Porsche will follow in 2019 with its own electric... read more February 16, 2018 by


 
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


 
 

 
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