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Hyundai self-driving car prototype

Hyundai aims for Level 4 self-driving car by 2021, with help from Aurora Innovation

Hyundai on Thursday announced a strategic partnership with self-driving car technology company Aurora Innovation. Hyundai plans to tap Aurora’s talents to bring to market a self-driving car by 2021. Level 4 means a vehicle can fully operate on its own in select conditions. Specifically... read more

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Nissan Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V) technology

Nissan developing technology to read your thoughts

Imagine a world where you can send instructions to your car with your thoughts alone. It might sound like science fiction but Nissan is actually attempting to develop such a... read more January 3, 2018 by


 
Do vehicle exhaust systems need back pressure?

Do vehicle exhaust systems need back pressure?

When we have an automotive concept that involves complex science, we know just who to turn to for a proper explanation. That would be Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained... read more January 2, 2018 by


 
What's the difference between Turbo Lag and Boost Threshold?

What's the difference between turbo lag and boost threshold?

The automotive enthusiast community occasionally mixes and matches a few of its key terms. Wheels versus rims, for example. Another example can be found when dealing with... read more January 1, 2018 by


 
How Mobil 1 Annual Protection lasts 20,000 miles

Here's how Mobil 1 ensures it makes a 20,000-mile claim

Not all oils are created equal, and there's a new product on the market that comes with a pretty bold claim. Mobil 1 Annual Protection promises a life of 20,000 miles or one... read more December 29, 2017 by


 
2020 Tesla Roadster

Does the Tesla Roadster really have 7,000-plus pound-feet of torque, and what's its horsepower?

The 2020 Tesla Roadster's surprise introduction came with some pretty tantalizing specs. One of them is Tesla's claimed 0-60 mph sprint in just 1.9 seconds, but another... read more December 26, 2017 by


 
Watch this VW engine be rebuilt in six minutes

Watch a VW Beetle engine be rebuilt in 6 minutes

Wouldn't it be nice to have a proper work space in which you could wrench on your pride and joy? To have the tools and the time to do so is a wonderful luxury to be enjoyed... read more December 24, 2017 by


 
Summer tires vs winter tires in cold and dry temperatures

Do winter tires help when it's dry and cold?

For those who reside in snowy and icy climates, winter tires are often the go-to patches of rubber to ensure optimal performance. However, the U.S. has plenty of areas that... read more December 22, 2017 by


 
Hyundai personal assistant agent

Hey Hyundai? Automaker to offer personal assistant beginning in 2019

As soon as 2019, Hyundai will offer drivers an in-car personal assistant powered by Soundhound's artificial intelligence (AI) system. The Korean brand announced Thursday its... read more December 22, 2017 by


 
Apple logo

Apple patents navigation system for self-driving cars

Apple may have let go of building its own self-driving car, but it's deeply invested in autonomous technologies. On Thursday, CNBC reported the technology giant has patented... read more December 22, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Electric

Honda looking at solid-state battery technology

Honda spokesperson Teruhiko Tatebe has revealed to Reuters that the automaker is investigating the use of solid-state batteries for future electric cars. Solid-state... read more December 22, 2017 by


 
Amazon Music services now integrated with Audi

Audi owners can now enjoy Amazon music services via in-car infotainment

Owners of 2017 and 2018 model year Audis will find a new feature embedded in their car's infotainment system and the Audi MMI connect smartphone app. On Tuesday, the brand... read more December 20, 2017 by


 
Mini’s 7-speed dual-clutch transmission

Mini adds dual-clutch transmission

Mini is adding a third transmission option to its lineup in the form of a 7-speed dual-clutch unit that boasts faster gear shifts and improved efficiency compared to the... read more December 20, 2017 by


 
Lazzarini Design flying hover car concept

Italian firm Lazzarini Design shows retro flying car concept

Most flying car concepts we've seen don't bear much resemblance to the traditional automobile. Instead, they forge a path forward with futuristic design and new ideas... read more December 19, 2017 by


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV

Toyota ramps up electrification, targets 1 million zero-emission cars by 2030

Toyota on Monday announced it would accelerate its vehicle electrification plans as part of an overarching strategy to reduce fleet-wide carbon emissions by as much as 90... read more December 17, 2017 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

UK insurer first to offer discount for self-driving car tech

Tesla drivers in the United Kingdom have all the more reason to engage the car's AutoPilot system when in the appropriate situation. Direct Line, a British auto insurer, will... read more December 13, 2017 by


 
 

 
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