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Elon Musk Claims Tesla Cars Are Two Years Away From Self-Driving

Hot on the heels of the beta release of Tesla Motors’ Summon software, which adds automated parking to the Model S range of electric cars, founder and CEO Elon Musk has predicted that Tesla cars will…

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iPhone Hacker George Hotz Built a Self-Driving Car in His Garage

The man responsible for the first iPhone hack is taking on the big boys from Google and Tesla with his own self-driving car… that he built in his home garage. 26-year-old George Hotz outfitted a white…

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Tesla Superfan Given First Model X to Drive and Review

While us plebs have to wait until next year to get our hands on the new Tesla Model X electric sedan, Tesla superfan and former Citrix CEO Mark Templeton has had one for the past two…

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Elon Musk Says Not Having a Self-Driving Car Will be Like Owning a Horse

Elon Musk, the pioneering CEO of electric car company Tesla Motors, has gone all-in on driverless cars, predicting a future in which driving your own car is archaic. Musk told the Wall Street Journal that, in…

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30% Car Owners Would Give up Their Vehicle Before Their Smartphone

The Frog 2015 survey of 1999 people across China, Denmark, Germany and the United States investigated modern attitudes towards car ownership. The data indicates that 53% of the sample use their own vehicle compared to 14%…

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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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Robot Cars Will Fill the Roads Within 5 Years Says Google Co-Founder

Driving is so passé. At least, it will be within five years, according to Sergey Brin. Google co-founder Brin claim that autonomously controlled vehicles will become a fixture on our roads in less than a decade…

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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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German Car Manufacturers Nokia Maps Bid Reaches Stalemate

Nokia’s “HERE” mapping technology is an attractive proposition for car makers looking to enhance the GPS functionality in future models. A number of Germany’s leading vehicle manufacturers have shown a keen interest and joined forces to…

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Clarkson vs Evans Battle Heats Up: Who Has Your Vote?

Oh Jeremy, why did you punch that producer? We now have to put up with Chris Evans taking over your spot on Top Gear. While Chris Evans is a great host, he doesn’t have the same brash…

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Samsung ’Safety Truck’ Shows the Road Ahead On a Rear Screen

Have you ever risked overtaking a truck or articulated lorry, not knowing for sure if the lane ahead was clear? That hazardous maneuver may become a thing of the past, thanks to the ‘safety truck’. Developed…

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Top Gear Producer Andy Wilman quits the show

The BBC has confirmed today that the executive producer of the famous series, Top Gear has quit the show in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson’s departure. Former presenter Jeremy Clarkson was suspended by the BBC and…

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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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Mini Making Augmented Reality Driving Goggles

BMW-owned Mini is working on a pair of augmented reality driving goggles that provide drivers with details about anything in the driver’s field of vision, from road speed limits to navigation arrows, and even in-eye access…

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New Entry-Level Four-Wheel Drive Tesla Sedan Ups Range to 240 Miles

Tesla’s new entry-level sedan, the Model S 70D, brings four-wheel drive, twin motors, and an increased range, but for an extra $5,000. The 70D offers a significant upgrade from its predecessor, the 60D, which was rear-wheel…

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Jeremy Clarkson Offered a New Job, but It’s in Russia

Jeremy Clarkson has been offered a new job just a day after being fired by the BBC, there is just one hitch: it’s in Russia. The Russian Armed Forces Broadcasting Company known as Zvezda has invited…

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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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Ford S-Max Speed Limiter Will Police Your Driving

Ford is to implement an on-board system in its new car that will prevent drivers from exceeding a road’s speed limit. The Intelligent Speed Limiter, to be included with the new Ford S-Max, launching in Europe…

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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…

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Affordable ‘Model E’ Tesla In Development

If you want an all-electric sports car to go show-boating around in, there is one name to look at – Tesla. Over the last few years they have been designing and building some of the most…

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Spiders Webs Spark A Recall On 870,000 Toyotas

Toyota are making a recall on a number of vehicles from their 2012 and 2013 ranges due to a problem with a component in the air conditioning system that could lead to airbags deploying in the…

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Ford Hybrid Gets Better Performance And MPG Via Firmware Update

Don’t judge a book by its cover as when you bought a car from Ford’s Hybrid line, the specifications were apparently just a starting point and it looks like Ford are about to give the car…