Tag Archives: Car Tech

What happens when an engine runs without oil?

It's one of those crazy thoughts which has really no way for the average person to go about solving: what happens if an engine runs without any oil flowing through it whatsoever? Thankfully, Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is back to do it for us and cure the curiosity at large. You...

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How the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG evolved into the Mercedes-AMG GT

Mercedes' AMG arm is attacking just about every vehicle in the German automaker's lineup, giving the brand's luxury vehicles various levels of performance with a series of 63 and 43 offerings. However, it's the two cars that AMG has developed from scratch that have pushed the bounds of how far...

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Audi, Porsche collaborate on next-gen platform

Audi and Porsche may both be brands in the Volkswagen Group, though they're staunchly independent. In fact, up until last year were even competing against each other in top-level motorsport. Nevertheless, they also collaborate on projects when it suits them. This has involved the sharing of...

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Mercedes working on ‘Level 5’ self-driving car with Bosch

The scale and complexity, not to mention cost, of developing self-driving cars is causing a lot of consolidation behind the scenes. For example, Volvo has joined forces with Autoliv; BMW with Intel and Mobileye (soon to be owned by Intel); and now Mercedes-Benz has also announced it will work with...

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Pirelli develops rubber-infused skis

Pirelli seems to be keen on finding ways to not only re-imagine what its tires are capable of, but where it can infuse its technology outside of the car world. Hot on the heels of Pirelli's colored, talking tires, the tire manufacturer has decided to try its hand at tackling the slopes with a...

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Route 66 edges closer to becoming a solar road

Solar Roadways, an Idaho-based startup, is eyeing up the iconic, cross-country Route 66 to potentially lay the familiar road with solar panels. We first learned of the plan a year ago, and since then Solar Roadways and the state of Missouri have collaborated to first install Solar Roadways's...

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