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How Run-flat Tires Work

Did you know that Goodyear has been making run-flat tires for NASCAR since 1966? Decades later, tire engineers are still perfecting the design for everyday drivers on public roads.


How Center-mounted Airbags Work

 How Center-mounted Airbags Work

Do you know How Center-mounted Airbags Work? Keep reading to learn how center-mounted airbags work. See more »

How MirrorLink Works

 How MirrorLink Works

How much do you know about MirrorLink? Keep reading to learn all about MirrorLink and how it makes your smartphone and car computer talk to each other. See more »

How Run-flat Tires Work

 How Run-flat Tires Work

Do you know how run-flat tires work? Keep reading to learn more about how run-flat tires work and how engineers are still perfecting the design. See more »

Are modern cars vulnerable to hackers?

 Are modern cars vulnerable to hackers?

Are modern cars vulnerable to hackers? Keep reading to learn about car computers and if modern cars are vulnerable to hackers. See more »

10 Hottest New Cars for 2013

 10 Hottest New Cars for 2013

Check out 10 Hottest New Cars for 2013. If these 10 new cars can make it to production, there should be a lot of happy motorists out there. See more »

Could shape memory alloys harness heat energy from cars?

 Could shape memory alloys harness heat energy from cars?

Could Shape Memory Alloys Harness Heat Energy From Cars? Keep reading to learn about shape memory alloys and the future of transportation. See more »

5 Future Car Technologies That Truly Have a Chance

 5 Future Car Technologies That Truly Have a Chance

What's in store for future cars? Read about five future car technologies that have a chance of coming to production vehicles you can drive. See more »

Top 5 Most Important Upcoming Car Technologies

 Top 5 Most Important Upcoming Car Technologies

What are the most important upcoming car technologies? Read about the upcoming car technologies that can improve safety and reliability. See more »

How Car Ergonomics Work

 How Car Ergonomics Work

Car ergonomics are important in terms of driving comfort. Learn more about car ergonomics at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How are cars becoming more user-friendly?

 How are cars becoming more user-friendly?

How are cars becoming more user-friendly? Find out how cars are becoming more user-friendly at HowStuffWorks. See more »