How Air Bags Work - Learn the science behind the air bag, how the device works, what its problems are and where the technology goes from here!
How Car Alarms Work - They beep, wail and even yell at you. Car alarms are complex these days, with sensors that set off the siren before a potential thief even touches the car. Learn all about car alarms.
How Car Washes Work - Summertime is prime car-washing season. Take a spin through a car wash and see what it takes to make your wheels sparkle 'n shine!
How Convertibles Work - Warmer weather means it's convertible season. Check out some cool graphics showing how both soft- and hardtops work.
How Cruise Control Systems Work - Cruise control is already an amazing system, and it's evolving into something a lot more powerful. Learn how cruise control works and about the adaptive systems in development.
How E-ZPass Works - Ever wonder how those other drivers just zip on through the toll booths? Learn how E-ZPass tracks moving cars and collects toll fares.
How Fuel Gauges Work - Why does the fuel gauge read empty when you know there are gallons left in the tank? Learn all about how fuel gauges work and how to know when "Empty" means "No seriously, get gas."
How Odometers Work - Mechanical odometers have been measuring miles for centuries -- they're a dying breed, and they are so cool inside! Learn how this simple device tracks distance!
How Power Door Locks Work - Power door locks are standard on about half the cars sold in America. Learn what happens after you push the button!
How Power Windows Work - Power windows are one of those hidden miracles -- they're actually pretty amazing once you learn about them. Find out how power windows operate!
How Radar Detectors Work - If you have a lead foot, you may also have a radar detector and signal jammer. Find out how these devices pick up police radar and lidar and learn what a jamming signal does.
How Remote Entry Works - Do you have one of those key-fob devices that unlocks your car doors? Climb inside your car's remote-entry system!
How Seatbelts Work - How can a piece of fabric end up being the difference between life and death? What does a seatbelt actually do? Learn how seatbelts react in a crash.
How Tire Pressure Gauges Work - If you have a car, chances are you also have a tire-pressure gauge. Learn how that pen-sized device measures air pressure and why the little stick doesn't just fly right out the back!
How Tires Work - Tires have been in the news because of recent tire problems on cars and airplanes. Learn all about how tires are made and how their wear can affect your ride!
How Turn Signals Work - The lowly turn signal is actually a fascinating piece of equipment. Find out how this under-used device works.
How Windshield Wipers Work - Did you know that some windshield wipers can sense rain? Learn all about the swishing that lets you see your way in a storm!