Tag Archives: Car Tech

Thermal camera shows how hot brake rotors get during use

It's common knowledge brakes heat up during use, but how hot can they get? Simply put, pretty darn hot. Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is back with another intriguing video made with help from a $55,000 FLIR thermal camera. This time, he points the camera at the brakes and takes some...

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Ford and Magna team up on prototype carbon fiber subframe

Carbon fiber is becoming more commonplace than ever, and in the name of weight savings, the material may be making its way into more and more components in more and more common cars. One of those components is future Ford subframes. A collaborative effort between Ford and the German automotive...

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Koenigsegg founder can track every customer vehicle from his phone

Christian von Koenigsegg had big dreams when he first began conjuring thoughts of building exclusive sports cars back in 1994. Those dreams not only included incredible performance but advanced technologies to ensure an exclusive experience available to only a handful. It seems Koenigsegg has met...

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See how hot a burnout gets through a thermal camera

What's the best way to end the life of a set of tires? If you have the mind of a fully grown child, a good burnout is the way to go. We all know that you're going to heat up the brakes and tires when you're playing these foolish games. But do you know just how much heat you're creating? Jason...

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Porsche shares 5 of its most iconic rear spoilers

Porsche has been on a bit of a Top 5 kick as of late. We're not complaining, though, because it's always fun to list off an automaker's greatest hits, especially when those hits are of this caliber. Today, Porsche is taking a look at what it believes to be the cars wearing the five wildest rear...

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Ferrari 812 Superfast says what it does, does what it says

Now that we've had an up close look at the replacement for the F12 Berlinetta, Ferrari has clued us into the details on the 812 Superfast that we saw for the first time during last week's 2017 Geneva auto show. We already know that the car features a new 6.5-liter V-12 underhood that makes about...

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Intel to buy Mobileye in $15.3B deal

Intel on Monday agreed to pay $15.3 billion to Mobileye, a leading supplier of driver assistance and self-driving technology. Mobileye's claim to fame is its EyeQ technology which uses proprietary image recognition software to help self-driving cars see the world, and the company is already a...

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