Category: Engineering & Technology

dual-clutch transmission
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What is a Dual-Clutch Transmission?

Many people consider dual-clutch transmissions to be just as engaging as regular manual transmissions but without any of the downsides….

tire code
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What Are Radial Tires?

Radial tires are a Michelin invention. Tires are the most important component found on your car and are sometimes still…

heated seats
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Heated Seat Subscriptions and Other Tomfoolery

Car manufacturers are pushing subscriptions on buyers to bolster their bottom lines. If automakers have their way, you may soon…

winch
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What Size Winch Do I Need for My Vehicle?

The winch is something that you must need if you love to go off-roading on a regular basis. Just imagine…

centrifugal clutch torque converter
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Centrifugal Clutch vs. Torque Converter: Which One is Better?

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a centrifugal clutch and a torque converter? In this article, we…

catalytic converter
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The Function and Purpose of a Catalytic Converter

Thanks to strict pollution norms enforced around the globe, catalytic converters have become mandatory. That’s because a catalytic converter can…

 2 Comments on Nissan is the Latest to Ditch V8s
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Nissan is the Latest to Ditch V8s

Car manufacturers are running away from V8 engines at a steady clip or at least it seems that way. This…

manual transmission
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How Do Manual Transmissions Work?

Manual transmissions are the original kind of transmission, as ancient as the first cars produced. However, their design changed massively…

boxer engine
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What is a Boxer Engine?

Every engine has a V-engine layout to some degree. The regular in-line engines have a cylinder bank angle, that’s the…

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6 Types of Turbochargers

A turbocharger does the same operation as a regular supercharger, with a slight caveat. A turbocharger is powered by the…

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4 Types of Superchargers

To extract more power out of an engine something is for certain: you need more air. The larger the quantity…

versus
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What is the Distinction Between All-Wheel Drive and Four-Wheel Drive?

Go shopping for a vehicle, especially an SUV, and you may find all-wheel drive (AWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) recorded…

regenerative braking
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What is Regenerative Braking?

Regenerative braking is one of the numerous efficiency systems installed on all manners of electric vehicles worldwide. Simply put, they…

Ford Focus RS
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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…

Edison Electric
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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…

chemistry hydrogen
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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….

gas pump
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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…

flat-plane crank
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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,…

diesel
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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,…

supercharger animation
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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…

Nissan Rogue
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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,…

 1 Comment on What is Bidirectional Charging?
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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…

 2 Comments on Michelin, GM Collaborate on Airless Tires
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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…

 2 Comments on Longer Range Nissan Leaf Debuts at CES
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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…

 2 Comments on UC Davis Study Shows Confidence in Hydrogen
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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…