Category: Engineering & Technology

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All-Wheel Drive or Four-Wheel Drive?

What are the similarities and differences between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive? When you look at the names, AWD (all-wheel…

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How Do Electric Vehicles Work?

Electric vehicles are the craze nowadays. Tesla considers electric vehicles to be the future. Toyota has gone heavily into electrification…

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Hydrogen Power: About Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

The future of motorized vehicles is highly debated. Most people believe that all-electric vehicles are the future, regardless of their…

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What’s the Difference Between Horsepower and Torque?

Horsepower and torque are important numbers with the general idea that bigger is better since it makes your car faster….

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What Does an Octane Rating Indicate?

The octane rating varies between gasoline grades. An octane rating is something you notice at the gas pump. But what…

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What is a Flat-Plane Crank Engine?

Engines are complex pieces of machinery that are built entirely on a “best decision for the supposed use” basis. Notably,…

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Diesel Engine Runaway: Cause and Effect

Diesel engine runaway is rare, to say the least. These days, the chances of such an event happening are low,…

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Get Boosted! Supercharging vs. Turbocharging

Most people with even the slightest interest in cars know how a regular car engine works, the most basic of…

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How Does a CVT Work?

A CVT works with an engine in sending power to the wheels. Every car out there must have a transmission,…

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What is Bidirectional Charging?

Early 2021 brought several weather surprises, including what’s become known as the Texas Winter Storm. That storm, though, ultimately affected…

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Michelin, GM Collaborate on Airless Tires

In the near future, checking tire pressure may become a thing of the past thanks to innovative technology. Specifically, tire…

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Longer Range Nissan Leaf Debuts at CES

Enhanced Leaf model extends vehicle range. The Nissan Leaf remains the world’s most popular electric vehicle, but the number of…

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Upcoming Cadillac CT6 Will Feature Streaming Video

Display expands rearward vision by 300 percent. One of the most anticipated new cars from Cadillac is the CT6, a…

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Lower Fuel Prices Will Have No Effect on Big Three Innovation

GM, Ford and Chrysler Embrace Fuel Saving Innovation. Fuel prices are continuing to fall, dropping below $2.50 per gallon for…

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Infotainment Systems Take a Beating in Latest Consumer Reports Survey

The Consumer Reports 2014 Annual Reliability Survey is out, what paints a highly critical and negative picture of in-car technologies,…

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Flummoxed by New Car Technology? You Are Not Alone.

J.D. Power 2014 Multimedia Quality and Satisfaction Study reveals much. New car owners love their technologies, but only when they…

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UC Davis Study Shows Confidence in Hydrogen

Report offers support for an emerging infrastructure. A new study from the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of…

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Blue Oval, Ketchup King Seek Tomato Bliss

Ford and Heinz tie one on. While some cars may be called lemons, a term no automaker wants ascribed to…

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Ford to Share Inflatable Safety Belt Love

Innovative seat belts provide enhanced crash protection. Nearly five years have passed since Auto Trends first shared news about Ford’s…

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California Hydrogen Refueling Network Receives Backing From Toyota

Hydrogen-powered cars are not some futuristic concept. Prototypes of these vehicles have been on the road for many years particularly…

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