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VW MOIA ride-sharing concept car

Report: Apple to use VW vans for first self-driving service

Apple and the Volkswagen Group have reportedly forged a deal that will see VW's Transporter van, the modern version of the iconic Microbus, used by Apple for its first self-driving service. The news was reported on Wednesday by The New York Times which cited people familiar with the project. The... read more

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How Mazda eliminates turbo lag

Here's how Mazda goes about reducing turbo lag

Mazda hasn't been shy about its dedication to the internal combustion engine. After all, the Japanese company will likely arrive first to market with a homogeneous charge... read more May 18, 2018 by


 
Waze running on Ford vehicle with SYNC 3

Ford rolls out Waze infotainment connectivity for iPhone users

Ford in January announced Waze would come to vehicles equipped with its Sync 3 infotainment system. On Thursday, the Blue Oval officially rolled out Waze connectivity for... read more May 17, 2018 by


 
GM to patent shape-shifting car designs

GM imagines real Transformers with shape-shifting car design patents

In director Michael Bay's version of the "Transformers" franchise, the world of Decepticons and Autobots is heavily populated by General Motors products. Bumblebee used to be... read more May 17, 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


 
 

 
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