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General Motors Vehicle Platforms Explained from the Gamma to the All-New GM Omega Platform

As an automobile manufacturer, General Motors is well aware of the building blocks to production success - lesser vehicle platforms than before. In …

Opel Working on Headlights That Illuminate Where Your Eyes are Looking

Although adaptive headlights that swivel based on vehicle steering angle are common today, Opel is working on eye-tracking technology that adjusts the headlight’s direction and intensity based on where the driver is looking. Opel calls the new technology the third generation of automotive adaptive …

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How Today's Crash Tests Are Making Your Car Safer

Crash standards make your car safer, but also heavier and more expensive.<p>If you've seen this YouTube video of a head-on crash test between a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu and a 1959 Bel Air, you know how safe modern cars are. Today, cars must pass four Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) tests …

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Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About How Tires Work

<i>(Credit: All Illustrations by Bryan Blades and Hal Mayforth)</i><p>Don't ever think of a tire as a homogeneous glob of molded rubber, because nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, a tire is more properly recognized as a high-performance composite of some 60 different materials. It is quite …

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

Cadillac's Handcrafted Cut-And-Sew Process Revealed

Cadillac is well known for manufacturing luxury vehicles, but what gives them that elegant finish? Hand-stitched cut-and-sewn interiors are featured across all model lines, and Cadillac is the only full-line automaker to do so, according to Eric Clough, director of design at Cadillac Interiors. If …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Modern Pistons (and Probably Some Things You Didn't)

Power and efficiency are up. But if you want to know the full story of how the internal-combustion engine is evolving, you have to cross-examine the pistons.<p>The slugs of aluminum inside your engine live in a fiery hell. At full throttle and 6000 rpm, a piston in a gasoline engine is subjected to …

50 States of Speeding: Know the Law in Every State

Take it to the limit.<p>We've compiled each U.S. state's maximum highway speed, reckless driving threshold, and mandatory and maximum penalties for reckless driving, as well as any excessive speed laws and their respective penalties.

2015 BMW M3 Impresses with Huge Dyno Numbers

If there’s one thing you need to know about automotive dynamometers, it’s that no two are likely to ever return the same number. No matter how closely calibrated, if you run the same car on two separate dynos, you’re going to get different output figures. Still, the variations aren’t typically …

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BMW and Mercedes to Collaborate on Wireless Charging Systems

BMW and Mercedes-Benz are collaborating to provide wireless charging for their next series (and classes) of electric cars. Under their R&D microscopes is a new magnetic-resonance charging system that eventually may replace wired Level 2 stations altogether. This system of weathered, sealed coils …

Car Buyers Beware, Cheapest And Most Expensive States For Unexpected Fees

Some states are a bargain, but consumers in some states can expect to pay an extra couple of thousand dollars for costs you might not think of when you shop for a car – state and local sales tax, registration fee and so-called “doc fees,” short for dealer documentation fees.<p>Consumers should budget …

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

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Ex-Apple Genius reveals 8 ways to extend your iPhone battery

Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears. Former Apple Genius Bar worker Scotty Loveless offers tips on how to extend the iPhone's battery life<p>Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears, and since the launch of Apple's iOS 7.1 mobile …

A Photographer’s Take On The iPhone 5S Camera

The iPhone 5S announcement this week was punctuated with a lot of specs and buzzwords. Much of it centered around the new Touch ID fingerprint scanner and the 64-bit processor. But the most intriguing to me was the camera advancements.<p>Apple has been putting a major focus on the camera in the iPhone …