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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. Today's concept is all about pressure. More specifically, it's about the idea of back pressure and whether or not this it's... read more

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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


 
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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


 
nuTonomy self-driving prototype on the streets of Boston

nuTonomy’s self-driving cars now giving Lyft users rides in Boston

Boston, Massachusetts-based self-driving car startup nuTonomy made headlines in 2016 when it launched the world’s first self-driving taxi service. Albeit a trial only... read more December 13, 2017 by


 
Alauda Racing flying car racing series

The sky's the limit: flying car racing series under development

Australia bid goodbye to local automobile manufacturing this past October as the final Holden Commodore rolled off the assembly line, but perhaps the country will be at the... read more December 12, 2017 by


 
Hain family participating in Volvo Drive Me self-driving car project

Volvo delivers first self-driving cars to families in Drive Me project

Volvo is undertaking an ambitious project where up to 100 of its self-driving prototypes will be handed over to regular customers in Gothenburg, Sweden, the automaker’s... read more December 12, 2017 by


 
Honda 3E robot concepts for 2018 CES

Honda bringing new robot concepts to 2018 CES

The rise of the robots cometh...to the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show next month. We've already seen a handful of other robot concepts coming to the show, but Honda has... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
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Report: Uber’s Chinese rival Didi to expand to North America

A Chinese rival to ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft may be about to set up shop in North America. According to Reuters’ sources, Didi Chuxing plans to expand... read more December 8, 2017 by


 
 

 
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