Technology

11 guides & 78 illustrations

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How ABS works

One of the most unnerving things that can happen in motoring is that you brake and one or more of...

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Plastic cars

Mention plastic cars, and most people think of the leaky, creaky and crazed bodywork so common on...

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Dashboard technology

This article is from the mid-1980s. It is out-of-date but still interesting. Twenty-five years ag...

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Torque and BHP explained

Most people have some idea of what an engine's power is, but are hazy about exactly what the torq...

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How car oil is refined

The fuel used in a modern car, whether petrol, diesel or even LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas), has to ...

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Lean burn engines

In an ideal, 100 per cent efficient internal combustion engine, the fuel would burn to give just ...

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Car aerodynamics

As the cost of petrol rises, car manufacturers are taking more and more care in designing their c...

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How cars are designed

When a car manufacturer decides to produce a new model, the styling, or design, of the new car i...