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Toyota’s latest self-driving cars see up to 660 feet in all directions

Toyota isn't as vocal as some rivals in the self-driving space but the Japanese firm is making steady progress and at next week's 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will unveil a third-generation prototype. While previous prototypes featured a lidar sensor with a 660-feet range, they could only monitor the area in front of them. The...

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How the Ford GT’s trick suspension has two unique spring rates

The second-generation Ford GT packs incredible engineering no matter where one's eyes may scan. Be it aerodynamics, engine technology, or the suspension, there's always more than meets the eye. Here, however, we're talking about the GT's suspension, which is anything but traditional. It uses coil springs, but in a very unique way, as well as electronically...

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VW self-driving car edges closer to reality with Aurora deal

The Volkswagen Group will use next week's 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to formally announce a strategic partnership with a self-driving company by the name of Aurora Innovation. You may not have heard of Aurora but you'll definitely know of the key people behind it if you've been following the current race in the...

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Self-driving electric cars will need stronger batteries to cope with extended use

In a future with autonomous cars, batteries must be more resilient to operate constantly and serve multiple masters. That's Akira Yoshino's belief. He's the man who invented the lithium-ion prototype battery in 1985. Yoshino told Bloomberg in a report published last Wednesday that future batteries must be able to withstand the daunting task of operating...

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Nissan developing technology to read your thoughts

Imagine a world where you can send instructions to your car with your thoughts alone. It might sound like science fiction but Nissan is actually attempting to develop such a system. The Japanese automaker on Wednesday said it was developing a technology called Brain-to-Vehicle, or B2V, which will enable cars to interpret signals from the driver's...

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Nissan developing technology to read your thoughts

Imagine a world where you can send instructions to your car with your thoughts alone. It might sound like science fiction but Nissan is actually attempting to develop such a system. The Japanese automaker on Wednesday said it was developing a technology called Brain-to-Vehicle, or B2V, which will enable cars to interpret signals from the driver's...

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What’s the difference between turbo lag and boost threshold?

The automotive enthusiast community occasionally mixes and matches a few of its key terms. Wheels versus rims, for example. Another example can be found when dealing with engines that breathe through a bit of forced induction. On a turbocharged engine, there are two physical concepts that can often confuse folks. In one corner we have boost threshold. In...

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Here’s how Mobil 1 ensures it make a 20,000-mile claim

Not all oils are created equal, and there's a new product on the market that comes with a pretty bold claim. Mobil 1 Annual Protection promises a life of 20,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first, before the oil needs to be changed. Intrigued by the claim, chief explainer Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained decided to go behind the scenes and look...

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