Tag Archives: Car Tech

Do wider tires actually have more grip?

Tires are an absolutely essential part of any car, truck, or SUV. Compounds can create unique handling experiences suited for any type of vehicle, and they can even make a car much more fun to drive. It's also a common saying that wider tires provide more grip. In the interest of science, Jason...

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2019 Audi A8 to feature 48-volt mild-hybrid system

As power demand rises in modern cars from all the ancillary features they are being fitted with, automakers are responding by installing more powerful 48-volt electrical systems to complement the existing 12-volt systems we're all used to. The higher voltage of the system also means smaller...

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Drivers of BMW iNext will be able to sleep behind the wheel

BMW is currently working with tech giant Intel and vehicle sensor firm Mobileye to develop a highly-capable self-driving system which the automaker plans to deploy in 2021. The system will debut in a technological flagship code-named the iNext and be so robust that BMW predicts drivers in certain...

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How can the Nissan Titan brake quicker than a Mini?

A Nissan Titan weighs 5,811 pounds. A Mini Countryman weighs 3,629. The former requires a shorter distance to reach a complete stop from 60. Sounds crazy, but it's true, and Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is here to, well, explain how the full-size pickup truck can out-brake a Mini...

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Bentley on Demand service brings concierge delivery to owners

Sick and tired of your current Bentley? The brand aims to cure your boredom with Bentley on Demand, a new "mobility" service being offered via the Bentley Network smartphone app. The premise is pretty simple: Bentley owners can request to drive a different Bentley for a special occasion or reserve...

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Watch a robot valet park a car

Parking is never really a delightful experience, especially in crowded cities, airports, and other high-traffic areas. One robotics company aims to alleviate some of the stress, though. Stanley Robotics has published a video of its autonomous valet parking system in action. The driver pulls into a...

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