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Cognitive Dissonance

The real reason why you don’t like CVT transmissions is deeper than you think

Cognitive dissonance is a mental discomfort caused by holding opposing ideas simultaneously within your mind’s eye. The concept of cognitive dissonance re-occurred to me recently as I drove a Honda hybrid vehicle that featured a CVT or Continuously Variable Transmission.
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The Bollinger B1 and B2 have Tonka looks with Tesla power

Imagine combining a Tesla Model S with a vintage Land Rover 4x4, and the result would look something like the Bollinger B1 and B2. The lines of these electric trucks are so straight and sharply creased, they’re eerily menacing.

Hydrogen was the fuel of tomorrow, so what happened?

Hydrogen vehicles solve so many of the problems associated with battery electric cars, and yet they have all but disappeared from the discussion on the future of the automobile. We look into happened to hydrogen tech, and determine if it still have a future.

Will autonomous cars eradicate driving jobs? Don’t hold your breath

Andrew Yang would have you believe that autonomous cars and trucks are going to take all driving jobs away from humans, but while that could potentially happen in the distant future, experts and industry insiders suggest autonomous driving won't displace workers anytime soon.
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The Honda Passport: A more hardcore off-roader than you think

The new Honda Passport bills itself as an adventure-ready crossover with some real off-road credibility. It certainly looks the business, but is it any good when the pavement ends? The answer is yes, mostly, but the reasons why may not be what you think.
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Exclusive: Papadakis tells us the parts he needs to make a 1000 horsepower Supra

Award-winning engine builder Stephan Papadakis set out to wrest 1,000 horsepower out of the new Toyota-BMW B58 engine found in the 2020 Toyota Supra. In the third episode, Papadakis shows us how he assembles a high performance racing engine.
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

Why the corvette convertible now has a hardtop roof

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How do you get a Bugatti to 304 mph? Grit, really good tires, and a lot of tech

Andy Wallace talked to Digital Trends about how he set a world speed record in a Bugatti Chiron, and he told us about the technology that made the run possible. Michelin engineer Benjamin Vilpert also explained what went into testing tires capable of safely carrying a car to speeds planes normally take off at.
CarGenerator Inventor Jonathan Schloo

CarGenerator lets you power your entire house with your car

Generators are the kind of devices you’ve always wanted to buy – or know you need to buy – but can never pull the trigger on. But here’s the thing gentle reader, there should be no need for you to invest in a generator as your car’s alternator is pumping out juice any time your engine is running.
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Everything that’s new and updated from Audi in 2020

Audi is holding steady, with only minor changes to most of its product lineup for the new year. The strategy is simple and designed to allow the new RS6 Avant performance wagon take the spotlight. Here's the full rundown of all 2020 changes.
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Exclusive: How Land Rover’s designers resurrected the Defender

Few vehicles are as iconic and celebrated around the world as the Land Rover Defender. We spoke with the designers that had the difficult task of propelling the Defender nameplate, creating a modern vehicle while keeping it true to its roots as an exceptionally capable vehicle.
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Exclusive: 1000 hp Supra could be six-figure project Papadakis says

Stephan Papadakis has released the second installment of his quest to squeeze 1,000 horsepower from the new Toyota Supra engine. We sat for an exclusive interview as he delves into the hard parts he has to find or make to achieve his goal.
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At IFA, Qualcomm and BMW unveil the world’s first 5G connected car — almost

At a keynote presentation during IFA 2019, Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon and Christoph Grote, BMW's senior vice president of electronics, announced plans to evolve future vehicles with 5G, which will push next-generation connected cars even futher. Digital Trends sat down with the pair for a deeper dive.
Jaguar I-Pace vs Jaguar F-Pace

800 miles in an F-Pace SVR and 8 miles in an I-Pace shows Jaguar’s split personality

We head to Monterey Car Week in Jaguar’s new 550hp F-Pace SVR and also spend some time with the luxury automaker’s all-electric crossover, the I-Pace, while we’re in town. One model showcases the best of what Jaguar’s current lineup has to offer, the other hints at the potential for a quieter, more efficient, and perhaps less interesting future.
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Performance, Luxury, and Subscription – Everything That’s New with Volvo in 2020

Volvo took Digital Trends to Banff, Canada to drive the new 2020 XC60, XC90, and V60 Cross Country SUVs. This year, the venerable Swedish automaker is focused on performance with new Polestar models, new safety and tech features, and making Volvos more convenient and affordable through the Care by Volvo subscription service.
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 v. GMC Sierra 1500: The differences and similarities

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 are a lot alike, they're essentially the same truck under the sheet metal, but they're aimed at different buyers. We've broken down the similarities and the differences between these two popular pickups to help you decide which one deserves your driveway.
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When the apocalypse comes, you’ll wish you had this Honda Passport

Welcome to the year 2025. The ice caps are gone, society has crumbled, and Twinkies have run out. Luckily, you have a car outfitted for this cruel new world. You were lucky enough to stumble upon the Passport Adventure Lifestyle Project.
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Exploring the past, present, and future of infotainment technology in the Lexus RX

Lexus equipped the original RX with an early infotainment system that served as the foundation for future software. It hit the market at the right time, and motorists welcomed it with open arms; they wanted more tech. Lexus then introduced touchscreens, moved away from them, and returned. Here's why, and what's next.
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In exclusive interview, legendary racer tells us his plans for 1,000hp new Supra

The 2020 Toyota Supra is barely off the trucks at dealerships, but award-winning engine builder Stephan Papadakis is already tearing into it to find more power. He thinks 1,000 horsepower is possible from the new BMW/Toyota joint venture. Best of all, he’s capturing the whole process on a series of four videos. We caught up with him to ask him how he plans to tackle this challenge.
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Vonnen can make you a 911 Hybrid before Porsche can

Vonnen has created an aftermarket hybrid system designed to boost performance on Porsche 911 models made since 2012. The system installs over the stock drivetrain and adds up to 150 foot-pounds of torque. The system works with both manual and twin-clutch transmissions, and supports both RWD and AWD Porsche 911s, plus Boxsters and Caymans.
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Is your EV actually powered by coal?

Where you live in America determines how your electricity is generated. If you’re considering buying or leasing a new electric vehicle to help reduce climate changing emissions, where you live has a huge impact on your carbon footprint. Read this before you flip the switch.
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These age brackets admit to the most distracted driving

Mobile phone use is rampant, and more people than ever admit to using them while driving. In-car tech can help us put the phone down, but are the new features really saving us from distracted driving? A new survey from Liberty Mutual has all the scary answers.
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BMW shows us how advanced tech help make you a better driver

A modern performance car carries a bewildering array of advanced driver assistance features. We wanted to understand how these systems work together to keep the driver in control. To learn a little more we asked the experts at the BMW Performance Center for a primer, and the chance to drive their best M vehicles like we stole them.
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Exclusive: How the Monaco Grand Prix inspired the country to win the 5G race

The world’s most prestigious motor race, the Monaco F1 Grand Prix, was instrumental in introducing the world’s most exciting mobile network technology -- 5G -- in Monaco, seeing it become the world’s first fully 5G connected country. Digital Trends spoke to Monaco Telecom's CEO about the project.
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How and why electric vehicles will change the way cars look

While there are more electric cars on the road than ever before, they’re very much still a novelty. But as you may have noticed, EVs look different than traditional cars. What’s changing and why? With the help of some automotive experts, we’ve laid out several ways vehicle design is going to change.
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How re-engineering an old technology could give us EVs with 700 miles of range

The electric vehicle industry anxiously awaits the next generation of EV Battery technology. EV adoption is still limited by range and charge time anxiety. Now Portland-based XNRGI thinks they have the solution. Their new battery uses old silicon wafer technology to improve energy density for greater range and reduced charging time.
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The evolution of NASA’s moon buggy is even wilder than where it landed

To this day, the thought that we've driven a vehicle on the moon is truly mind-boggling. The feat wasn't accomplished easily, however, nor was it without its hiccups. Here, we delve into the thought behind the Lunar Roving Vehicle, aka the moon buggy, and how it quickly came to fruition.
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Formula E races aren’t just exciting, they’re driving EV tech into the future

Formula E made its annual trip to the Big Apple, showing just how far the all-electric racing series has come. The second-generation electric cars have more power and range, and look pretty cool as well. The racing is exciting to watch and continues pushing electric-car tech to the limit.
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10 crazy technologies and innovations banned from Formula One

Formula One prides itself on being at the pinnacle of racing technology, but that means teams sometimes push things over the edge. From active suspension to six-wheeled cars, here are 10 examples of tech that was banned from Formula One racing.
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ABS brakes helped airlines make more money before they helped you stop

ABS -- a technology that prevents cars from skidding out of control under heavy braking -- has been around since the 1950s, when it was first applied to airplanes. England's Jensen released the first car with ABS in 1966, but Chrysler and Bendix jointly get credit for developing four-wheel electronic ABS in 1971.
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2019 Acura NSX vs. 2019 BMW i8

The 2019 Acura NSX and BMW i8 may seem like very different cars, but in fact they are both hybrid, all-wheel drive, two-seaters that retail for around $155,000. In fact, these two are the only two hybrid cars in their class. We put these two through their paces on canyon roads and city streets to declare a winner.
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It’s tough to buy a fully American-made car, but here’s 15 that come close

Once upon a time, it was easy to say whether a vehicle was American or an import, but not any more. Today, every major automaker is multi-national, or rather trans-national because the companies build cars in every major market where they are sold.
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Volvo invented the three-point seat belt, and it might be the company that kills it

Volvo didn't invent the seat belt, but the firm patented the three-point configuration found in every new car in 2019. The seat belt hasn't drastically changed since its inception, but autonomous technology will force automakers to rethink how they keep motorists pinned to their seats, and Volvo is leading the way again.
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How the furious pace of innovation has sculpted the world’s fastest motorcycles

The technology that powers modern MotoGP race bikes isn't just inside of them -- it's everywhere. Literally every single part of the bike, from the brake pad coating to the shape of the gas tank, is painstakingly designed to make the rider go faster.