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How a blow-off valve works: we take a look inside one
News
16th Mar 2018
1 min read

How a blow-off valve works: we take a look inside one

We’ve all heard the distinctive sound of a blow-off valve, but what exactly does it do, how does it work, and how do you know which type to buy for your car? In this video we explore the basic principles of the induction system on a turbocharged or supercharged vehicle, how a Blow-Off-Valve works, and the pros and cons of fitting on to your car. The different types of valve including Bypass, Dual Port and Atmospheric are also discussed.
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Mark Trueno
No pedals, no steering wheel, not for sale: Ford autonomous car in 2021 will be for fleets only
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7th Jan 2017
5 min read

No pedals, no steering wheel, not for sale: Ford autonomous car in 2021 will be for fleets only

The headline says it all: Ford’s first fully autonomous car will not be sold to members of the public, and nor will it have a steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedals. The as-yet-unnamed future model is destined to be used as a fleet vehicle for ride hailing companies – similar to Lyft and Uber – but instead of a driver trying to find you, the car will bring itself to wherever you may be.
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Matt Campbell
Mercedes-Benz Digital Light system will use two million mirrors in its headlights
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5th Jan 2017
2 min read

Mercedes-Benz Digital Light system will use two million mirrors in its headlights

A new headlight technology from Mercedes-Benz will use more than 1,000,000 micro-mirrors in each of its headlights to make driving safer for road users and pedestrians alike. According to Mercedes-Benz, the high-definition Digital Light system will be so advanced that, in theory, you could watch a movie using just the lighting system as a projector against your garage wall.
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Matt Campbell
CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22
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22nd Jul 2016
2 min read

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage,with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. What happened in the week ending July 22, 2016? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below. THE WEEK IN NEWS: The Ford Focus RS hot hatch's Drift Mode sparks controversy.
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Tegan Lawson
CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 17
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17th Jun 2016
2 min read

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 17

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage,with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. What happened in the week ending June 17, 2016? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below. THE WEEK IN NEWS: Will the Ford Edge be the new Territory here in Australia?
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Tegan Lawson