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Ford says no thanks to GM's 9-speed automatic

After General Motors and Ford committed to co-developing new 9- and 10-speed automatic transmissions, Ford has passed on the former. Per the agreement, Ford took on work for the 10-speed automatic, used for rear-wheel-drive vehicles, and GM undertook the 9-speed automatic for front-wheel-drive applications. Ford’s reason for rejecting GM’s transmission? The efficiency gains didn’t outweigh

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Automatic car washes vulnerable to hacking, can attack cars and occupants

As the internet of things truly begins to come online, many have taken on the responsibility to exploit hacks before potential to harm is done to others. This time, it’s something as harmless as an automatic car wash. However, with the right hacking skills, it turns out an automatic car wash can be pretty harmful.

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The differences between automatic and manual transmissions

[embedded content] You no doubt know which type of gearbox you prefer, be it automatic or manual. Do you know how these gearboxes do what they do? If you don’t, then today is your lucky day. This video from Learn Engineering starts off with the basics of how a manual transmission works. It comes down

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Honda working on 11-speed, triple-clutch automatic?

A patent filing has revealed that Honda is apparently hard at work on (or at least thinking about) a transmission that would pack an insane level of technology: 11 forward gears and three clutches all packaged together in one gearbox.  AutoGuide stumbled across the filing posted to the Japanese patent office and the site speculates

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Details of 2017 Ford F-150's new EcoBoost 3.5 V-6, 10-speed automatic

]]> Ford’s EcoBoost 3.5-liter V-6 has been one of the best light truck engines on the market since it was introduced in 2011. For 2017, it promises to get better. That’s because the Ford is not only installing the second-generation of the 3.5-liter EcoBoost in the 2017 F-150, but also pairing it with an all-new

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Here are 5 things to never do with an automatic transmission: Video

Follow Jeff [embedded content] You saw the five things you shouldn’t be doing with a manual transmission. Now it’s time to learn about five things you should avoid doing when you’re driving a vehicle with an automatic gearbox. Engineering Explained¬†is back at it, this time showing us how we’re abusing our auto cog-swapping setups. Some

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