Expert analysis of all the under-the-bonnet fundamentals as well as the latest developments in automotive technology can be found right here. Everything from the innovations that increase performance and/or optimise efficiency of the engine, lighting, safety, braking, convenience and navigation systems are discussed.
The automotive differential has been with us for more than 100 years. Here’s why it’s important. Remember the famous car-chase scene from the 1968 movie Bullitt? Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen) chases ... read more
RED-HOT turbos, shattered turbine wheels and huge repair costs are enough to instil fear in any prospective buyer. This was especially true in the case of a certain Bavarian turbodiesel sedan ... read more
In a surprise move, Toyota has released 5 680 fuel-cell related techno-logy patents to be used by competitors royalty-free until 2020 to accelerate development of hydrogen cars. This follows the launch ... read more
During extreme cold-start conditions, the heating of air during the compression stroke in the combustion chamber of a diesel engine may not be sufficient to allow ignition. Therefore, carmakers employ electrical ... read more
Petrol-engine downsizing employs turbocharging and direct fuel injection that houses the injector inside the combustion chamber. It’s easy to forget, however, that the majority of engines produced still feature port injection ... read more
Cycling is popular everywhere, but it remains a relatively unsafe sport when practised on public roads. In the October 2014 issue, we reported on smartphone applications that share users’ positions with ... read more
In a world where resources dwindle and carbon emissions must be curbed, Nissan and the city of Yokohama have come up with “smart city” mobility solutions Loadshedding. It’s a dreaded word ... read more