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Vehicles have become readily available violent weapons, but autonomous tech could "de-weaponize cars."

Vehicles have become readily available violent weapons, but autonomous tech could "de-weaponize cars."

If you are experiencing a nose dive condition with your vehicle, your intuition may tell you to look for an issue with the braking system, when the problem is more likely in the suspension.

Being able to make an emergency stop in your car is a skill all drivers should have.

The parking brake will keep your vehicle in place while it is in park, whether you are on a slight hill or a steep grade.

The brake master cylinder is one of the most important components found on modern car braking systems.

The anti-lock braking system (ABS) helps the tires on your vehicle to maintain contact with the road while you are braking.

Brake rotors are the large metal discs visible behind the wheels of a car.

Brake failure is terrifying and most motorists consider it to be a worst-case scenario.

A parking brake (also known as an emergency) is part of the vehicle’s braking system.

Brakes perform a vital function for the driver and need to be well maintained to work at their best.

Calipers are an essential part of the braking system of any vehicle.

Drum brakes are one of two broad categories of brakes on modern vehicles.

New drivers have to spend some serious time behind the wheel before they are ready to go out on their own and drive on busy roads.

It’s increasingly common to see “tuner” cars (or less commonly, pickup trucks) with extreme camber settings — in other words, with wheels and tires that are noticeably tilted relative to vertical.

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In the auto industry, running into a car with the familiar "Brembo" moniker on its brake calipers is not uncommon. Ford fitted a set to its last-generation Mustang, and the Nissan Z and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution featured the company's stoppers for years. Combined with all the brakes Brembo supplies for Porsche, Ferrari and other high-end marques (to say nothing of its extensive motorsports efforts), it should come as no shock that the man in charge of the company is quite wealthy.

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A US district court judge in California threw out a class-action lawsuit from owners of Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h hybrids who had filed a claim against the Japanese automaker over a 2010 recall involving the vehicles' anti-lock braking system, Bloomberg News reports.

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Automotive News Europe reports that Toyota is set to debut a pair of pre-crash safety systems. The company hopes the tech will help reduce the likelihood of high-speed crashes and accidents caused by pedal misapplication. One of the systems uses millimeter-wave radar to calculate the risk of a collision. Like the Volvo City Safety technology, when the vehicle senses an impending crash, it alerts the driver with both audio and visual cues. A new brake booster can then be activated to help deliver

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The idea of boosting vehicle fuel economy by using windmill components might sound a little Quixotic, but here goes.

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The Koenigsegg Agera is one stupendously quick supercar. It can travel from a dead stop to 186 miles per hour and back down to zero in a scant 21.19 seconds. That's not even enough time to sit through a car insurance commercial.

Force = mass x acceleration. If you think back to freshman physics, that's the basic formula that determines how much energy is being exerted on an object when it's struck by something in motion. Catch a baseball and you can feel the force striking the palm of your hand. That pain is wasted energy, and in the world of hybrids – from cars to trains – it's energy that could be harnessed, saved and deployed later on. That's what GE is trying to demonstrate with the video below, calculat