Tag Archives: Car Tech

How disconnecting sway bars work

You off-roaders out there know all about disconnecting your own sway bars. You crave articulation, and you'll disconnect parts of your vehicle to get it. For those who don't seek out tough trails and mud-covered body panels, the idea of a disconnecting sway bar might be an odd concept. It's less...

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Can a gearing change make your car quicker?

If you change your car's gearing, can you make it quicker? The simple answer is yes. More aggressive gearing creates a quicker car but not a faster car. A gearing change will have a noticeable affect on your car. If you swap in taller rear gears, you can gain some top-end speed, making your car...

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Mercedes-Benz introduces Google Home, Amazon Alexa connectivity

As the internet of things continues to invade our daily lives, companies are taking advantage of the seamlessness that technology can offer for customers. To capitalize on the potential, Mercedes-Benz is integrating Google Home and Amazon Alexa connectivity with its native vehicle services. It's...

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Waymo seeks human passengers to beta test its self-driving minivan

As technology companies and automakers race to be the first to introduce a mass-market driverless vehicle, Waymo is taking a significant step toward an autonomous future. Waymo, the self-driving car subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, has announced it is now accepting applications to be a...

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Buying a Porsche 911: rear- or all-wheel drive?

You've decided to lay out the cash for a brand-new Porsche 911. There's an ocean of options ahead of you. Colors and materials. Packages and sub models. However, perhaps you should start here: rear- or all-wheel drive? It's a big question. One dictated largely by where and how you drive...

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Watch a Holley carburetor rebuilt in 3 minutes

Time lapse magic returns from Hemmings, this time involving the teardown of a Holley carburetor. Before the days of fuel injection, these babies were essential for the proper mix of air and fuel for an internal combustion engine. Therefore, proper rebuilding, and knowing what you're doing, is...

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This is how hot your exhaust system can get

When your car is running, your exhaust system takes the hot waste gas from the engine and expels it out the series of tubes bolted to the underside of your vehicle. From your exhaust manifold, you typically move down to a catalytic converter and through some more plumbing before hitting the muffler...

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