Tag Archives: Car Tech

Sweden’s eRoad is basically real-life slot cars

Oh, the joys of racing slot cars as a child. The simple concept employed toy cars racing in cutout grooves within a track, while electricity runs to power them. The Swedes have taken the basic concept and almost literally built a real-life solution for electric-car charging. The Swedish Transporation Agency opened a 1.2-mile stretch of road dubbed the...

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Here’s how Audi is eliminating body roll

Too much body roll is never a good thing. To tighten things up further, Audi has introduced a system featuring two electronic sway bars to nearly eliminate body roll. And who would be better to give us a walkthrough on how the system actually works than Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained. In the video, Jason breaks down how the electronic sway bars work...

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Digital license plates could flash "stolen," warn about accidents

License plates will receive a 21st-century makeover in Dubai as the emirate prepares to launch a trial for digital license plates. Among the many features, the plates could even notify onlookers a particular car has been stolen after a theft. The plate could quickly update to flash "stolen" instead of the serial number to alert authorities. The digital...

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Infiniti preparing to update its infotainment system

Infiniti will take steps in 2019 to begin overhauling it's infotainment system, starting with the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Australian publication GoAuto reported on Thursday that the Japanese luxury brand promises to deliver a more premium experience with higher-resolution graphics and more features. However, the love-it-or-leave-it...

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Waymo’s self-driving taxis will cover 100 square miles of Phoenix

Waymo is on track to become the first with a commercial self-driving taxi service. The service is due to start this year in Phoenix, Arizona and will cover an area of 100 square miles. Importantly, the cars within this geofenced area will be able to operate autonomously 100 percent of the time. The information was revealed by Waymo chief John Krafcik at...

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How do centrifugal superchargers work?

Your car arrives from the factory. Bolted under the hood is an engine that makes modest power, and it does so by breathing just fine on its own. It could make more power though and that extra motivation could easily come by way of a bit of forced induction. It's time to supercharge your ride. But first, you should probably learn how a supercharger performs...

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Cadillac XT4 will add Super Cruise (eventually)

Cadillac's Super Cruise promises cutting-edge semi-autonomous driving, and the Cadillac's 2019 XT4 has just been revealed before it goes on sale later this year. An obvious pairing? For now, Cadillac says, its newest crossover won't offer its latest safety technology. Cadillac spokesman Donny Nordlicht confirmed to Motor Authority that...

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You can now subscribe to a new Volvo with an app

Instead of the usual purchase or lease options, Volvo is offering a third option for anyone interested in parking one of its cars on their driveway. It's called Care by Volvo, and it's a subscription program much like you find for mobile phones. Volvo has now made it possible to subscribe to one its cars with an app, in this case the Care by Volvo app for...

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