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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 Honda is getting a brand new limited-slip differential with more aggressive gearing. Before he gets to enjoy that extra... read more

February 24, 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


 
Self-driving Uber

Waymo-Uber court battle gets underway over self-driving car technologies

A high-profile legal battle begins to play out in San Francisco on Monday as Alphabet's self-driving car division, Waymo, meets Uber in court. The court will ultimately... read more February 5, 2018 by


 
Hyundai Nexo self-driving prototype

Hyundai self-driving car completes 100-mile trek on its own

Hyundai aims to have a Level 4 self-driving car on the market by 2021 and has demonstrated its progress in the field with five prototypes completing a 118-mile journey on... read more February 5, 2018 by


 
2018 Porsche 718

Porsche wants drivers to stop worrying about brake squeal

We all know the sound well: brake squeal. The high-pitched noise emitted from the pads and rotors that causes stress, and sometimes embarrassment. But, don't fret. Porsche... read more February 3, 2018 by


 
2019 Infiniti QX50, first drive

Infiniti's variable-compression engine: witchcraft explained

Infiniti introduced the world's first variable compression-ratio engine, a technology it claims to have been working on for two decades, at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. A... read more February 1, 2018 by


 
Nuro self-driving delivery vehicle

Ex-Google engineers show self-driving car for last-mile deliveries

While the likes of General Motors and Waymo get ready to deploy self-driving taxis in major urban areas, there's another company in the self-driving space that's focused on... read more February 1, 2018 by


 
Waymo self-driving prototype

Waymo orders thousands of self-driving cars ahead of deployment in multiple US cities

Waymo is making huge strides in the race to develop a safe and robust self-driving taxi service. The Alphabet-owned company formerly known as the Google Self-Driving Car... read more January 30, 2018 by


 
 

 
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