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What is a Hot V turbo engine?

What is a "hot inside V" turbo engine?

Have you ever heard of a "hot inside V"? It's not a sandwich. Our friend Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is here for a quick lesson on this en vouge turbocharging setup for today's engines. A hot inside V turbocharger layout places the turbo or turbos inside the valley between the engine... read more

October 12, 2017 by
 
GM Cruise Automation self-driving Bolt EV

GM buys lidar developer for self-driving car projects

General Motors continues to pursue an ambitious self-driving car agenda. It recently acquired Cruise Automation to help speed up development of its own self-driving cars. Now... read more October 10, 2017 by


 
Porsche Cayman e-volution

"Porsche Turbo Charging" showcased with electric Porsche Cayman

Tesla laid a blueprint for electric car infrastructure with its Supercharger stations, but Porsche may be aiming to perfect it and spread the benefits with its own... read more October 10, 2017 by


 
2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

iPhone, Galaxy…911? Porsche joins the car-subscription race

In an effort to embrace the ever-changing automotive industry, Porsche announced today its own vehicle subscription service: Porsche Passport. The service offers on-demand... read more October 10, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Mazda design concept debuting at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

2 premieres for Mazda at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show but no rotary sports car

Mazda will unveil two new concept cars at this month’s 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, but unfortunately neither of them will be a sports car. One of the concepts will preview... read more October 10, 2017 by


 
Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

First details on PPE electric car platform for future Audis and Porsches

Audi and Porsche, both brands from the Volkswagen Group, have developed separate platforms for their first volume electric cars. Audi’s platform is the C-BEV which is... read more October 9, 2017 by


 
General Motors’ Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS)

SURUS: GM's modular platform for silent, self-driving trucks

While some automakers look to electrify conventional trucks, General Motors has taken a much more radical approach in its development of next-generation commercial vehicles... read more October 9, 2017 by


 
Nissan sweat-sensing seats to curb dehydration

Nissan wants to fight dehydration with sweat-sensing seats

The consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol are well documented. However, there's something much more common that happens every single day: driving while not... read more October 3, 2017 by


 
Cadillac Super Cruise

Cadillac's Super Cruise provides a glimpse into the self-driving future today

When I was a kid, "The Jetsons" promised me flying cars would be part of the future, and I would have a robot housekeeper. It’s the future, and I don’t have... read more October 2, 2017 by


 
Will an electric car be first to 300 MPH?

Will an electric car be the first production car to hit 300 mph?

Times are changing, and sooner than later, electrified cars will become the norm across the automotive industry. With an electrified approach to powertrains, it does beg the... read more October 2, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz trials on-demand drone delivery service

Mercedes tests the waters with on-demand drone delivery service

Automakers often tout “mobility services” as a potential source of future growth. It’s easy to see car- and ride-sharing services fitting in with the... read more October 2, 2017 by


 
Mercedes AMG W07 Hybrid 2016 Formula One car power unit

Mercedes AMG F1 engine achieves 50 percent thermal efficiency

The Mercedes AMG Formula 1 team's 2017 season has been a successful one thus far, and although the drivers deserve much of the credit, the team itself has done some... read more October 1, 2017 by


 
Here's a time-lapse teardown of a Mazda MX-5 Miata engine

Watch an incredible time-lapse teardown of a Mazda MX-5 Miata engine

Apparently, Peter Gabriel is getting into the wrenching game. At least that's what this video has us reminiscing about. Gabriel, for those youngsters among us, is the... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
How the Mercedes-AMG Project One's suspension works

How the Mercedes-AMG Project One's pushrod suspension works

Mercedes-AMG revealed its highly anticipated Project One hypercar at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show, and while much of the conversation has surrounded the fact it boasts more... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
Dodge Challenger Demon torque reserve and transbrake explained

How the transbrake and torque reserve work on the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon ushers in a couple of firsts for production cars, and today, we're here to take a look at two of them in greater detail. Both the... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
Passenger Drone autonomous manned flying vehicle

Passenger Drone the latest to unveil autonomous manned flying vehicle

America’s Passenger Drone is the latest startup to announce plans for an autonomous flying vehicle for personal use. Passenger Drone’s design is still in the... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
 

 
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