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Bosch working on air jets to stop motorcycle crashes

Air jets on motorcycles could prevent crashes

Auto industry supplier Bosch is working on some pretty experimental technology to keep motorcyclists safer, and one of the projects involves air jets. Yes, air jets on a motorcycle. Bosch revealed the experimental project last Thursday. It uses a sensor to detect wheel slip. When the motorcycle's... read more

May 21, 2018 by
 
BMW self-driving car prototype

BMW is first foreign automaker approved for China's self-driving car license

The BMW Group has become the first foreign automaker to obtain a license in China for testing of self-driving cars on public roads. Known as the Shanghai Intelligent... read more May 17, 2018 by


 
Michelin Tweel is available for use on UTVs

The Michelin Tweel airless tire is now available for UTVs

The Tweel (a portmanteau of tire and wheel) has been a concept in the tire industry for some time now. If you're not familiar with that term, it refers to an airless tire... read more May 16, 2018 by


 
Why don't pushrod engines have high redlines?

Why don't pushrod engines have high redlines?

Pushrod engines may not be high-tech by today's standards, but they soldier on and have benefits of their own. One downfall, however, is their ability to rev. Pushrod engines... read more May 15, 2018 by


 
ClearMotion digital chassis

After 30 years, Bose-developed suspension tech will go into production

Thirty years ago the audio-minded the folks at Bose decided to dive into the world of automotive suspensions. The goal was to create a dynamic driving experience that... read more May 15, 2018 by


 
MIT self-driving car with MapLite technology for rural areas

MIT self-driving car can handle rural roads

Self-driving cars rely on loads of advanced technology to help them see and navigate the world around them. However, researchers at MIT have built a self-driving car that... read more May 14, 2018 by


 
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... read more May 12, 2018 by


 
Why the Ford flathead V-8 engine died

Why Ford's flathead V-8 engine died

Ford's famed flathead V-8 was revolutionary when the automaker put the engine into production in 1932. It brought the V-8 to the mass market and ready power to hot rodders... read more May 11, 2018 by


 
Uber self-driving car

Uber to resume testing self-driving cars in "a few months"

Uber believes it will have its self-driving cars back on the roads in "a few months," as the company awaits a preliminary report from the National Traffic Safety Board. The... read more May 10, 2018 by


 
Audi Aicon Concept

New digital products will keep your Audi up to date

Starting with the e-tron electric SUV debuting on August 30, Audi cars will offer a new level of digitization enabling them to be upgraded with new services and features... read more May 10, 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


 
 

 
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