Car Technology

A Car's Weight Is More Important Than Horsepower

Horsepower is important for some things, but in the real world, weight and torque delivery is what you should care about most.

Ford Drone Patent
Ford Patented a Trunk-Deployable Drone
The quadcopter design is customizable, it can help in accidents or o…
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 500
NASCAR Could Go Hybrid
A series that used carburetors until 2012 might have electric assist…
Soon Your Tesla Will Fart, Says Elon Musk
You can also make the horn sound like goats and coconuts, says Elon …
Tesla Smart Summon
NHTSA Has Eye on Tesla Over Safety Concerns
The Smart Summon feature and a battery update that should have led t…
Ford City Insights
Ford Is Using AI to Solve the Headache of City Driving

Ford City Insights turns traffic, parking, and police data into algorithms to figure out how to optimize daily driving.

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Bloodhound LSR Will Undergo First Land Speed Test Since the Project's Return

This month the Bloodhound team will push their car past 500 mph in South African desert.

Bugs: A Self-Driving Car’s Worst Nightmare

When a bug splats on your AV's sensors, bad things can happen, so Ford engineered a solution.

Bugatti Is Building a $33,000 Car for Kids

We have some thoughts.

1991 Dodge Stealth
Power, Tech, and Pop-Up Headlights: 1991 Dodge Stealth

Look under the hood, and it's all Mitsubishi.

The 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Offers a Tough Choice: Gas or Diesel?

Both engine options cost $2,495. So should you go for the 3.0-liter diesel or the 6.2-liter V8?

Bugatti Chiron Passes 300-MPH Barrier with 304-MPH Run, Sets World Record

Here's what it was like behind the wheel.

Can You Tow With Front-Wheel Drive?

Sure, if you're realistic about the limitations.

Jessi Combs Knew the Risks of Land Speed Racing. She Chased Greatness Anyway.

The legend's death in pursuit of a land speed record is a tragedy.

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Volvo three-point seatbelt
The Three-Point Seatbelt Turns 60, and It's a Hero

You have Volvo to thank for the fact that this critical safety device is included in every new car today.

Should You Warm Up Your Car When It's Cold?
The long-held notion that you should let your car idle in the cold is only true for carbureted engines. But you still might need to wai…
I Got 75 Miles Per a Range Rover?

The new P400e plug-in hybrid has 398 horsepower and can get outrageous mileage—so why am I not excited about that?

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Cadillac's Blackwing V8 Is Great, But It Won't Save the 2020 CT6
A twin-turbo V8 arrives just months before the CT6's factory is scheduled to close. But this is engine is bound to show up elsewhere so…
How Porsche Built the Game-Changing Brakes on the 2019 Cayenne
You've got your iron rotors, your carbon ceramic rotors, and now these: tungsten carbide coated rotors, which offer some of the advanta…
Tesla charging on front lawn
Florida Man Parks His Tesla Overnight on a Stranger's Lawn to Steal Electricity

The owner of the Tesla Model 3 used an extension cord to plug in to a complete stranger's outlet for 12 hours.

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