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Could self-driving cars stop terrorist attacks?

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."

How to Troubleshoot a Car that Nose Dives When Braking

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.

How to Make an Emergency Stop in Your Car

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

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Parking Brake Drum

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.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Brake Master Cylinder

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

Is it Safe to Drive With the ABS Light On?

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

Why Do Brake Rotors Warp?

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

How to Handle a Car With Total Brake Failure

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

How the Parking Brake Works

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

How Often Should Brakes Be Replaced?

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

How Long Do Brake Calipers Last?

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

How Drum Brakes Work

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

Tips on Braking for New Drivers

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.

Can I Safely Add Camber to My Wheels?

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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Brembo boss Bombassei becomes billionaire brake bigwig

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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Toyota class-action anti-lock brake lawsuit tossed out

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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Toyota developing new pre-crash braking aids

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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Mazda using wind turbine Electric Double Layer Capacitors to improve fuel efficiency

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

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 claims new braking record

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.

Watch This: GE visualizes wasted energy

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

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