Car Trends and Innovation
How do self-parking cars and car computers work? What is drifting? Read the answers to these and other questions in the Trends & Innovations Channel.
10 Popular Car Modifications
10 Car Accessories That Could Be Dangerous
What makes certain car accessories unsafe (or even illegal)?
Modern Cars Are Kind of Boring. Why Is That?
Can car companies let known defects go without a recall?
Do car interiors turn toxic in the summer?
Making a Car Last for 300,000 Miles Is Totally Possible — Here's How
Are cars designed to fail at a certain point?
Will it hurt to spray electrical contact cleaner in an ignition?
The Long Strange History of License Plates in the U.S.
Do red cars get pulled over more often for speeding?
Are extended car warranties worth it?
How Do I Get Rid of a Dead Animal Smell in My Car?
The Most Common Noises Your Car Makes (And What They Mean)
5 Signs Your Engine Is Losing Power
How Gas Compression-ignition Engines Work
Did cars ever have external combustion engines?
How does engine placement affect handling?
Diesel Isn't Always a Worse Polluter Than Gasoline
How Coal Rollers Work
How Much Air Pollution Comes From Cars?
10 Cold-weather Motorcycle Accessories
Is all motorcycle apparel made of leather?
What motorcycle accessories will help me stay cool?
How Laser-powered Headlights Work
How Air-Conditioned Seats Work
5 Useful Voice-activated Commands for Your Car
How to Avoid a 'Hurricane Car'
6 Automotive Parts You Can Easily Recycle
10 Places to Look for Classic Car Parts
How Does Vertical Acceleration Work?
How Car Suspensions Work
How Car Steering Works
Why the Stick Shift Is Going Extinct
Gas-powered vs. Electric Cars: Which Is Faster?
Are manual transmissions really faster than automatics?
How to Replace Your Car's Serpentine Belt
The Dirty Truth About How Often You Need Your Oil Changed
Is Your Car Road-trip Ready?
How Many Wheels Are in the World?
Why Do Tires Blow Out More in Summer?
Winter Tires Really Do Make a Difference in the White Stuff
What Is an Ignition Coil?
Can your car tell you when the light's about to change?
How the Open Automotive Alliance Works
If your car is built like a supersonic plane, you can sure reach blazing fast speeds. But what about a car you can actually buy?
By Talon Homer
Frunks, usually reserved for VW Beetles and classic European sports cars, are moving into the mainstream, as trunks take a front seat.
All you have to do is sit back and relax.
Will the programming of truly driverless cars prevent them from violating traffic laws? That might actually make traffic move faster.
Every major car maker in the world is focused on developing self-driving cars. Automotive manufacturers from BMW to Ford are pouring tons of money and resources into getting self-driving cars on the roads, as are leading tech companies like Apple and Google. In fact, Google spent last summer testing their version of the self-driving car […] The post 10 Reasons That Self-Driving Cars Might Actually Suck appeared first on Goliath.
By Jack Sackman
It's arriving in bits and pieces, but there's a whole new world of automotive tech coming in the next decade. The future of self-driving cars has the potential to be pretty amazing.
Nissan, along with nanotechnology firm Nano Labs, has created an automotive paint that repels water and oil. Will it be an option on your next new car?
Nissan's Smart Rearview Mirror is the world's first LCD monitor that helps you see more clearly what is behind your vehicle when you're driving down the road.
This robot may be a one-trick pony; but what it does, it does so well. It fills your fuel tank faster and better than you ever could, puny human.
How would you like to save $300 to $400 million on your annual fuel bill? The U.S. Navy is ready -- and they'll do it with rotating detonation engines.
Modern cars and trucks can keep track of their own health. The problem often comes when they try to communicate their information to the driver. How does your car talk to you?
A sun visor's primary role in any car is pretty straightforward, right? But as far as automotive designers and aftermarket electronics manufacturers are concerned, anything can be improved.
She talks, she jokes, she knows where all the best restaurants are, and she's even handy with a map. Now Siri may be coming to your car.
By Chris Opfer
Most auto manufacturers want to make it clear that they're not trying to take driving away from the driver. But research shows that we could use a little help in the braking department.
From a user's standpoint, MirrorLink is pretty slick. It's the magic that makes your smartphone's computer and the car's computer talk to each other.
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.
Thieves and thugs will always find a way to take something they didn't work for. But just how vulnerable are modern automobiles to a high-tech attack?
In an age of diminishing fuel resources and increasing gasoline costs, auto manufacturers are doing everything they can to make cars more energy efficient.
It's no secret that technology changes fast -- and the auto industry is no exception. So what's in store for future cars?
Fred Flintstone had a car that he had to power with his own feet; by that standard, all of today's cars are pretty easy to use. But cars are becoming even more user-friendly -- so user-friendly, in fact, that they may not even require a user at all.
Hybrid manufacturers tend to keep their focus on gas mileage and power, but that's starting to change as eco-plastics debut in some of the market's most popular cars. Where might you find eco-plastic in your hybrid?
By Julia Layton
When most people are ready for a new car, the process typically involves a local car dealer or a few hours of online auto shopping. For others, it's the start of a project that may take years to finish.
By Eric Baxter
Synthetic motor oils have evolved rapidly in recent years to improve gas mileage, increase time between oil changes, clean out harmful engine deposits and more.
Would you be surprised to learn that automakers are using adhesives to bond components on modern vehicles? We're not talking about the glue you'll find on a typical craft table. These are automotive structural adhesives.
Some of the most insane hypercars have hit the market in the last few years. Whether you have a few million bucks to drop on a new set of sick wheels or not, you definitely want to check out the cars on this list.