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What is powder coating?

What is powder coating?

You've heard the term before, but do you really know what powder coating is all about? It's not simply an airgun spraying a powdery substance that magically turns into a bonded surface on your wheels. There's a whole lot of science going on, which means we need to turn to our favorite engineer... read more

August 30, 2017 by
 
Self-driving Ford Fusion Hybrid for Domino's pizza delivery

Domino's is working with Ford for autonomous pizza delivery

The pizza guy, or lady, may one day be a thing of the past as Ford and Domino's announced a new partnership to deliver pizzas with self-driving cars. With a fleet of... read more August 29, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Aston Martin RapidE debuting in 2019

Aston Martin wants in-house electric powertrain production

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer revealed this week he plans to offer a hybrid option on every model in the line-up by the middle of the next decade. And some models will offer a... read more August 29, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Smart concept car debuting at 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Smart bringing self-driving city car concept to Frankfurt auto show

Mercedes-Benz’s Smart brand will use the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt auto show to preview its vision for personal transport of tomorrow. The preview will come in the form... read more August 28, 2017 by


 
Aston Martin DBX concept

Aston Martin's full lineup to offer hybrid tech, mid-engine supercar tipped to feature V-6

Aston Martin is the latest automaker to commit to an all-electrified lineup, following the lead of Volvo which said in July that every vehicle in its lineup will have some... read more August 28, 2017 by


 
Is it okay to skip gears with a manual transmission?

Is it OK to skip gears on a manual transmission?

For those who daily drive a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission, it's likely a common practice. Rather than rowing through all five or six gears, drivers will skip... read more August 27, 2017 by


 
Team O'Neil Rally School gives a lesson in rally tires

Learn the difference between rally and street tires

When you want to learn how to drive a rally car, you have two main options to choose from if you're living in the United States. On the West Coast, there's Dirtfish. While on... read more August 26, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Tesla semi truck debuting in September

Report: Tesla semi truck to have 200-300 miles of range

Tesla in September will reveal the design of an electric semi-trailer truck currently in the works. Plans for the truck were first detailed a year ago in part two of... read more August 25, 2017 by


 
Audi e-tron Sportback concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show

Audi electric cars will come with solar roofs

Audi has inked a deal with solar panel expert Alta Devices to fit the energy-generating panels to the roofs of its future cars. Alta Devices, based in California, is renowned... read more August 25, 2017 by


 
Apple logo

What happened to Apple's self-driving car? 

Only a couple years ago, bombshell reports surfaced. Apple, the longtime computer, smartphone, and technology company, was ready to build its very own car. Not just a car... read more August 24, 2017 by


 
Porsche is making carbon fiber wheels as an option for the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

The way Porsche creates carbon fiber wheels is beautiful

If you've been following along lately, you've noticed that Porsche is quite excited to tell you all about its new limited-edition car. The 911 Turbo S is being offered in a... read more August 22, 2017 by


 
Tires, by Flickr user Jayme del Rosario (Used under CC License)

Say goodbye to flat tires thanks to a self-healing rubber from Harvard

It's a situation drivers are all too familiar with: cruising along the road when suddenly a tire goes flat. Curse words, struggles, and inconvenience ensue. Researchers at... read more August 22, 2017 by


 
Toyota pillar cloaking device patent

Toyota patent shows device that can make car pillars transparent

Long gone are the days of narrow roof pillars that not only looked good from the outside but provided optimal visibility from inside the cabin. Safety standards, while... read more August 20, 2017 by


 
2018 Mercedes-Benz S500

The advantages of the Mercedes-Benz 48-volt system

As fuel economy and emissions standards continue to tighten around the world, automakers continue to seek ways to make power while using less fuel. Mercedes-Benz, never one... read more August 17, 2017 by


 
Genesis owners can control their cars via Google Assistant

Genesis owners can now control their cars via Google Assistant

Genesis is clearly interested in adding more tech-focused features for its current and future owners. There's already an app for smart watch users and owners can talk to... read more August 17, 2017 by


 
Toyota Concept-i

Toyota plans to showcase its automated driving tech at the 2020 Olympics in Japan

Toyota plans to put on a technological show for the world when all eyes are on Tokyo, Japan, at the 2020 Summer Olympics. The Japanese automaker plans to showcase its... read more August 16, 2017 by


 
 

 
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