Tag Archives: Car Tech

Apple CarPlay adds shortcuts for most recently used apps

The Apple faithful will notice a very helpful update to their Apple CarPlay system upon upgrading to the latest iOS 10.3 update. Apple has announced CarPlay will now feature a quick-access shortcut for the user's most recently used applications. The apps will constantly change based on what...

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Ford details the GT’s 5 driving modes, launch control

The first GTs are now in customer hands, but Ford is still revealing fresh details on the car. We previously learned that the car features five driving modes. They are selected via a small dial on the left of the steering wheel, and each gets a unique display setting for the main instrument...

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Lincoln debuts advanced head-up display for 2017 Continental

The Lincoln Motor Company wants its drivers to keep their hands on the wheel. One way Ford's luxury brand is aiming to accomplish that goal is with a new, enhanced head-up display. In fact, Lincoln is claiming it has scored a benchmark with its all-new head-up display for the 2017 Continental...

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Self-driving Uber tests on hold after Arizona crash

One of Uber's self-driving prototypes ended up on its side after a high-speed crash in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday. Fresco News has a Twitter post showing the crash site and reports that there were no injuries. While Uber's prototype was not responsible for the crash, local police have...

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Is Chevy working on active aero for a future Corvette?

General Motors looks to have patented an active aerodynamics system that takes into account body movements when making adjustments. The concept of active aero is to adjust aerodynamic elements such as shutters or spoilers to deliver either lower drag or higher downforce. When done correctly, active...

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How the Rimac Concept_One’s torque vectoring system does it all

The adoption of the electric motor into the automobile is changing many facets of the automotive industry at large. From entire propulsion methods, to power increases, and torque vectoring, we seem to merely be at the beginning. One of the more intriguing applications of electric motors comes from...

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Why doesn’t the Koenigsegg Regera have a transmission?

When the Koenigsegg Regera made its debut a little over two years ago, news that the hypercar would arrive without a transmission was a shock to many. No gears, no CVT, nothing. Thankfully, Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained is here to help us figure out how the Regera can move at all, let alone...

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Thermal camera shows how hot brake rotors get during use

It's common knowledge brakes heat up during use, but how hot can they get? Simply put, pretty darn hot. Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is back with another intriguing video made with help from a $55,000 FLIR thermal camera. This time, he points the camera at the brakes and takes some...

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