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Learn How A Car's Differential Works

How does your car go around corners without screeching tyres? That’s the magic of the differential, a seemingly complex meshing of various gears and splines that delivers separate power to each driven wheel. This pre-World War II video produced by General Motors is actually an incredibly straightforward and informative look at what goes on underneath your car to make it move.


GM Just Spent $1.3 Billion Buying A Self-Driving Car Startup Called Cruise

Over the weekend, General Motors went on a bit of a spending spree: as part of the growing suite of self-driving car companies that it has purchased, GM can now call San Francisco-based Cruise Automation its own. The two-year-old startup cost GM — one of the world’s oldest, largest, and most storied automotive brands — a cool US$1 billion.


Car Companies Know The Future Is About Efficiency

The overriding sense you get from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, wandering the north hall where all the US’ major car manufacturers show off their latest cars and what they see as the next five or ten years in personal transportation, is that big, fuel-guzzling vehicles are on their way out. Concept cars are always sleek, but these are sleek and friendly and don’t kill the planet at the same time.


Holden Discontinues Volt In Australia

The Holden Volt is dead in Australia. Long live the Holden Volt.


Dodge Ram Trucks Available In Australia By The End Of The Year

Is there a desire for US pick-ups in Australia? Despite most being attached to their hardy, trustworthy utes, Fiat Chrysler, owner of the Dodge brand, has come to an arrangement with a “local distributor” to put that loyalty to the test by offering right-hand drive Ram trucks for sale here.


The Commodore Lives: Holden To Retain Iconic Nameplate

After the news came down that Holden would shutter its Australian operations by 2017, we assumed that the iconic, Australian-built Commodore would become just another automotive memory. But forget what you heard, because the Commodore is sticking around for years to come, Holden confirmed today.


All The High-Tech Cars, Concepts And In-Car Gadgets From CES 2015 And The Detroit Motor Show

CES 2015 is over, the 2015 Detroit Motor Show is done and dusted, and we now know what the next year has in store for us in the world of motoring. There are some really cool things going on, and we’ve rounded them all up into one place. Here’s your scoop on 2015’s high-tech cars.


BMW i3 Versus Chevrolet Bolt: What's The Best Looking Electric Hatch?

It’s going to be a great year for electric hatchbacks. Between the BMW i3 and the recently announced Chevrolet Bolt, there are some great competitors in this market. But that led us to a bit of a disagreement in the office: between the i3 and the Bolt, which is the best looking? Fight!


Chevrolet Bolt: This All-Electric Hatchback Is Pretty Cute

Chevrolet (and by extension, Holden) dipped their proverbial toes into the electric car pool a while back with the hybrid Volt: an electric car with a petrol-powered range extender. Now it’s diving in head-first with an all-electric hatchback partly designed in Australia. Meet the Bolt.


Red Bull Racing Recreates The Holden Sandman

An Aussie icon has been re-imagined. As part of the hype around the V8 Supercars’ upcoming Gold Coast 600, Red Bull Racing Australia has engineered a one-off, 21st century re-imagining of the Holden Sandman, and if you’re at the race this weekend you’ll see it taking a sprint or two around the track.


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