Tag Archives: Car Tech

Here’s how Subaru’s 4 all-wheel-drive systems work

Subaru has carved a niche in the vast automotive industry by doing one thing: equip every single car it sells with an all-wheel-drive system. That's minus the BRZ, of course, which features rear-wheel drive. How does Subaru's system actually work? Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained is here to...

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Do performance brake rotors have better cooling?

The upgrades continue for the Engineering Explained Honda S2000. The YouTube channel's host, Jason Fenske, is using his yellow sports car for more than just whipping around his local backroads, as it's also serving as a bit of a teaching tool. As he upgrades the car, we're all going to learn...

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Ford patented a retractable, integrated bike rack

Ford may be interested in creating a solution for cyclists everywhere: a fully integrated bicycle rack. Although aftermarket bike racks are plentiful, Ford's attempt is a lot sleeker. Instead of constantly hanging out, the bike rack depicted in this patent drawing shows a hitch-mounted system of...

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What’s inside Tesla’s battery pack?

EV West has shown us the proper way to break down a Tesla Battery pack. They remove multiple modules in order to reuse them under the skin of cool projects. What if you just want to rip open a module to see what's inside? Well, you don't need to do it as cleanly as EV West. Instead you can just...

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Alpine rolls out a wireless solution for Apple CarPlay

If you have a car that supports Apple CarPlay, you had better leave your USB cable in the car. The functionality of the smartphone integration system requires your phone to be physically connected to work. Now, though, it seems Alpine has a solution for those that want to remain untethered. The...

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Tesla to build world’s biggest battery in Australia

Tesla has entered a partnership with an Australian state to build the world's biggest battery. The lithium-ion battery will be made up of Tesla's industrial-scale Powerpacks and serve as a storage system for the power grid of South Australia. The total capacity will be 129...

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