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Autobraking Set To Be A Standard By 2022

Cars these days are as much technology as they are mechanical, with everything from your indicator and dashboard to the radio and pedals attached to a computer which helps you organise and drive as much as…

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FBI Warns That Cars Are Increasingly Vulnerable to Hacks

It’s no surprise that hackers have taken an interest in connected vehicles, but not everyone is actually aware of their cars’ vulnerabilities. That’s why the FBI has decided to make a public service announcement alongside the…

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Super-Charged P100D Tesla Plans Discovered in Firmware Update

Tesla enthusiast and self-proclaimed white hat hacker Jason Hughes has been doing some digging, taking apart the latest Tesla firmware update that was sent his own Tesla P85D, and it looks like he’s uncovered a secret!…

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Mercedes to Replace Factory Robots with Human Workers

With robot dominating manufacturing processes, and estimates suggesting that automation could make up to half the world’s human population unemployed within 30 years, and that one-third of jobs in the UK will be done by robotic…

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Volvo Pledges Their Cars Will be Deathproof by 2020

Safety in a car is important, as is made clear when you see new cars marketed with their safety ratings proudly on show. Volvo has now gone one step bolder than their rivals, with their North American…

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Bill Gates Mansion Has Some Secrets!

We all know Bill Gates has a whopping amount of money. He’s the owner of Microsoft, several hotel chains, and Corbis. Well, he also has several stunning properties. His home in Washington is worth a phenomenal…

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New Regulations Pave the Way for Self Driving Cars on the Road

The development of self-driving cars promises to offer consumers an exciting future, now, regulators in the sprawling metropolis known as California have published draft proposals aimed at paving the way for consumers to legally use self-driving cars…

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Vending Machines Big Enough to Sell Full-Size Cars?

One of the most painful experiences as an adult is having to use a vending machine, 9/10 times the stupid thing gets stuck and you either have to do the walk of shame to the person…

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EPA Finds Another Emissions Scam in Volkswagen Cars

Following revelations the Volkswagen was using software to fake its vehicle’s emission reading – a scam overseen by at least 30 high-ranking VW executives – the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has discovered a second emission-cheating…

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Volvo to Accept Blame in Event of an Accident

Well in the case of the autonomous cars anyway. Up until now, the only company to come forward with a fully working prototype is Google and the accidents that occurred were never blamed on the company,…

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Grand Theft Auto V Realistic Vehicle Mod Pack is Now Available!

Grand Theft Auto V’s active community has produced a wide array of unusual character mods and custom vehicle designs. However, for the less-experienced user, applying each individual mod can be a laborious process. Thankfully, YouTube user,…

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Human Error to Blame for Self-Driving Car Collisions Says Google

Amid reports of safety problems and road collisions, Google has leapt to the defence of its self-driving car, insisting that human error was to blame, not its automated vehicle. Chris Urmson, Head of the Google Automated…

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More Than 65,000 Range Rover Vehicles Recalled Over Software Bug

Land Rover have recalled more than 65,000 vehicles due to a software bug which automatically unlocks the car doors. The affected models are the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport with a manufacturing date from 2013 to…

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Self-Driving Taxis Could Be the Key to Greenhouse Gas Reduction

We have heard a lot of news about self-driving cars, mostly from Google, in the past years and they have already come a long way. The main focus in this area has been on reduction of…

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StoreDot’s Latest En-devour Could Super Charge Your EV

StoreDot’s at it again, remember that company, whose tech could charge your smartphone in a minute, their latest en-devour could charge an electric vehicle in just 5. At Microsoft’s ThinkNext conference, the Israeli startup announced that…

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Google Wants to Predict the Calories in Your Food

We’ve heard that Facebook is keen on finding talented people in the AI field by opening a new research lab in Paris, but what is Google up to with its own AI research? The latest news…

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US Pushing For Car-to-Car Communication

The US Department of Transport is very keen on introducing car-to-car communication technology to America’s highways, with DoT Secretary Anthony Foxx revealing legislation that will make vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications compulsory in new cars, accelerating the previously…

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Project Cars Not Sabotaged But AMD are Working to Fix Performance Issues

Project Cars claims to be the ultimate driver journey, combining the “passionate community of racing fans and real-life drivers”, to create an immersive racing world with next-gen graphics and career development game play. But like most…

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Grand Theft Auto V Cars – In Real Life

Did you notice that many, if not all, of the cars in Grand Theft Auto look incredibly similar to real world cars? If you didn’t, then you may want to head out and get your eyes…

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Car Manufacturers Plan to Prohibit Home Mechanics from Tinkering

Car manufacturers are supporting new changes in copyright law that could stop home mechanics and car enthusiasts from repairing and modifying their own vehicles. A federal agency has had several comments filed with it that may determine…

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Aston Martin Developing Hybrid and Electric Cars

Luxury car maker Aston Martin is working on a pair of eco-friendly vehicles – a hybrid DBX and a fully electric Rapide S – it has revealed at the recent New York Auto Show. The hybrid…

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Former Tesla Intern Releases $60 Open Source Car Hacking Kit

Ever since cars added on-board computers, there has been a market for hacking them, but the service was too often prohibitively expensive and relied on the few who knew what they were doing. In recent years,…

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GTC 2015 NVIDIA Powered Cars On Show

GTC 2015: Normally I’d write something insightful but for this article, it’s a really simple one that involves some heavily induced eye-candy for you. As a member of GTC, the first step for me was to…

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Project CARS Delayed Again!

It’s with a sad face that I break this news to you, as I’m sure many of you are eagerly awaiting the release of this game as much as I am. Of course, delays are nothing…

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100 Real People to Test Volvo Self-Driving Cars in 2017

Volvo, the Scandinavian automaker, has said that they will begin testing of their first driverless vehicles with real drivers in 2017. Yes, that means anyone, not special scientists or engineers. The tests will also be on…

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Flying Cars to be “Commercially Available” in 2016?

Terrafugia, a company based in Boston in the United States, says that it will offer the first “commercially available” flying car in 2016. The ‘Transition’, as it’s called, will allow those who hold pilot licenses to fly…

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Electrician Fixes $4,400 Toyota Hybrid Fault for Under $10

Imgur user scoodidabop had a rude awakening when the dashboard of his recently purchased second-hand Toyota hybrid car lit up. After Googling the issue, he discovered that there was an issue with the hybrid battery, meaning…