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Get A College Degree in Rebuilding Rare Cars

Get A College Degree in Rebuilding Rare Cars

October 22, 2015 @ 4:10 pm by Mike Spinelli

  There are at least 35 million reasons why restoring classic cars is big business these days, but there’s also a moral obligation to preserve reference-objects of engineering from bygone eras. Either way, it’s the kids who’ll save the world. On this episode of /DRIVEN, we travel to Williamsport, Pennsylvania to visit the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Automotive Restoration Technology program. There, we get a lesson in how serious some of the so-called …

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Don't Try This at Home

Don't Try This at Home

October 22, 2015 @ 10:50 am by Phil Berg

Stunt drivers call getting one side of a car off the ground and driving it that way "skiing" or more precisely, "high skiing," a term that's been around since the earliest automotive thrill shows of the mid-1930s. If you plan on trying this, be prepared to roll your car onto its roof. Because you will. Every stunt driver who performs this technique has rolled many cars learning how to do …

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Difference Between Differentials

Difference Between Differentials

October 20, 2015 @ 2:10 pm

  Open Differential What It Does Splits engine torque into two outputs, each of which is able to rotate at a different speed. Shortcomings When one tire loses traction, the opposing tire also experiences a torque reduction. In the worst case, your car is stuck with one wheel freely spinning while the tire with better traction can’t deliver enough torque to budge the vehicle. Modern traction-control systems compensate by applying …

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Best SUV ever?

Best SUV ever?

October 15, 2015 @ 2:05 pm by Micah Wright

Have you ever felt so enamored with a car that you couldn’t help stopping, just to get out and look it over once more? This is how I felt when driving the Range Rover Sport SVR the other day. This vehicle delivers so much, on so many different levels, that you just have to step back every now and then in order to come to grips with what you’re driving. It may look like a typical luxury SUV from afar, …

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Jaguar Not Making Self Driving Cars

Jaguar Not Making Self Driving Cars

October 13, 2015 @ 8:00 pm by Elania Rhoades

  When we hunker in our bunkers as our robot overlords dictate our thoughts and ferry us to where they want us to go, we'll have a secret vehicle stashed away. It'll be an old Jaguar, buried underground and waiting to be driven. By you, that is. I feel sure of this scenario, as I've just heard word that Jaguar Land Rover will never, ever make self-driving cars. Automotive News …

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ESA's New Rover

ESA's New Rover

October 8, 2015 @ 2:05 pm by John Wenz

It looks straight out of a kid's movie, but the Interact Centaur rover is a highly sophisticated rover built by ESA for space exploration. The blue little guy will be remote controlled from the ISS next week, carrying out some Earth-based tests that simulate a 56,000 mile remote control separation. ESA astronaut Andreas Mogenson will test out the robot, which has haptic feedback to give its operators a sense of the feel …

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Mad Arrested After Walking Across Racetrack

Mad Arrested After Walking Across Racetrack

October 6, 2015 @ 8:00 pm by Stef Schrader

Yesterday’s Formula One Singapore Grand Prix wasn’t just bizarre because a Mercedes didn’t finish. No, some idiot who thought it would be cool to walk across an active F1 track stole the show. Now he’s been arrested.  According to the FIA, a 27-year-old man has been arrested by the Singapore Police Force for sneaking onto the Marina Bay Street Circuit near Turn 13 while the F1 grand prix was still …

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BMW Releases M4 Safety Car With Innovative Water Injection System

BMW Releases M4 Safety Car With Innovative Water Injection System

October 1, 2015 @ 10:35 am by Noah Joseph

Racing series don't just pick their safety cars at random, or use just whatever car is lying around. These days the car that sets the pace at the front of the pack is typically provided through consideration by a sponsor. In the MotoGP series, that's BMW and its M division, which have served up the Official Car of MotoGP since 1999. What you're looking at is the latest, and it packs some innovative technology …

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