April 4, 2017

The inner workings of unusual engines

Jake venter examines some engines you don’t see every day The simplest piston engine that one can imagine is a firearm, which throws its piston away […]
February 13, 2017

Why recalls happen

If something can go wrong with a motor vehicle – it will, says Jake Venter In the wake of the furore created by Ford’s recall of […]
December 5, 2016

Ford introduces the gremlin test

Ford employees are tasked with secretly planting wrong and faulty parts onto the assembly line as part of a process to ensure all new vehicles built […]
December 5, 2016

Measuring fuel consumption

How much fuel does a vehicle really use? Getting the same answer twice is not easy, says Jake Venter A great deal of automotive research is […]
December 1, 2016

Next step in tech convenience

Volvo is testing a smartphone app that aims to make the lives of its customers easier Volvo has announced the roll-out of a pilot concierge service […]
November 30, 2016

Alcantara’s popularity on the rise

As a luxury material for car interiors, the popularity of Alcantara appears to be on the rise. The synthetic, Italian-made product, which resembles suede leather in […]
October 31, 2016

Let there be light!

The automotive light bulb has evolved over time to become much more than a simple piece of wire which, encased in a vacuum, burns brightly enough […]
September 29, 2016

Why oil is so slick

Reducing friction is only half the story… oil has an amazing amount of other properties. Jake Venter explains There’s a lot more to lubrication than just […]