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New Peugeot Hybrid Ditches Electric Motors, Uses Compressed Air

The new Peugeot 2008 Hybrid Air looks set to make a mockery of the electric loving hybrid cars that are currently dominating the market. It ditches the electric motors in favour of an air compressor to…

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FBI Warns Autonomous Cars Could Be Used As Bombs

Self driving cars are a thing for the future and most people are looking forward to them. Even the United Kingdom stated that it will introduce some sort of taxi pods a while back, having them…

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Cars Could Soon Feature Golf Ball-esque Dimples To Improve Efficiency

As many of you may know, golf balls are not smooth, they’re full of tiny dimples that change the aerodynamics of the ball. The lumps and bumps on a golf ball help hold the airflow closer…

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Tesla Release a Sporty Model 3

Tesla has recently announced they are planning a BMW Series 3 rival named the model 3. We had heard rumors that their next release would be called the model E, but  Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk had…

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Buy My Barina – Well Made Ad for a 1999 Holden Barina

David Johns is presented with a problem – who wants to buy my crappy second-hand 1999 Holden Barina? Luckily for him, he’s the digital director for Chimney. What’s his solution? Make an amazing, factory production quality advertisement, set…

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A Gigawatt of Electricity a Month Passing Through Tesla’s Chargers

Tesla are really making a big impact on the world of motoring and now there are so many Tesla Model S cards on the road, that use many of their Tesla electric car chargers to churn…

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Driver Of Stolen Model S Becomes First Person To Die In A Tesla

Since its launch in June 2012, the Tesla Model S has been one of Tesla’s top selling cars and with a price tag starting at around $70,000 (or £50,000 here in the UK), it is highly…

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Volkswagon Eyes on The Road Ad Campaign Sends A Chilling Lesson to Cinema Goers

We all know of the short period in a cinema before a film starts where a number of adverts are displayed, but none of them has sent that much of a chilling message to its watchers…

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Volkswagen XL1 Hybrid Looks Awesome, Can do 313.9mpg

It looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie and the specifications sound like they’re pure fantasy, but Volkswagen’s new XL1 hybrid is no joke. The new XL1 Hybrid Auto tops out at just 99mph,…

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Toyota Hydrogen Car Ready to Compete with Tesla

With all the fuss about electric cars in recent years, it has been tricky to find news on the real future of motoring, hydrogen fuel cells. Tesla haven’t had much in the way of direct competition…

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Chinese Tesla Owner Smashes Own Car In Protest

In a bid to protest against electric car manufacturer Tesla, Yo Xinquan in China decided to wreck his brand new Tesla Model S. It’s a pretty expensive way to protest, but that didn’t stop Yu from…

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Ford Working With Intel on Bringing Face and Gesture Recognition Technology to Cars

Automaker Ford and chip maker Intel apparently have started looking into how people can interact with their gadgets even more. With smart watches and virtual reality already on the way, the two manufacturers apparently are looking…

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New Tesla to be Released With Gull Wing Doors – Model X

Tesla Model X reservation holders have just been informed that their brand new SUV’s will begin production in early 2015. In the email, Tesla also confirmed the futuristic-looking gull wing door design: “We’re pleased to confirm that the…

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Kickstarter Projects Aims To Make Voice-Controlled Houses a Reality

There are all sorts of smart devices on the market, giving users the ability to control just about anything in your house and even your car, at least to some extent. However, in most cases, the…

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Batmobile May Be Expensive, So How About The Tumbler Golf Kart!

If you’ve ever wanted to own any one of the many editions of the Bat Mobile, then you’ll likely have never fulfilled that desire. Sure there are a few cool replicas out there, but they’re often…

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Elon Musk & The Oatmeal To Join Forces To Create Tesla Museum

Internet funny make Matthew Inman is on a mission to fund a Nikola Tesla museum and so far, it looks like his plan is going pretty well. Who the heck is Matthew Inman I hear some…

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Volvo Self-Driving Cars Start Public Road Testing

It may seem to be very science-fiction, but Volvo’s autonomous self-driving car is far more science-fact as the first vehicle sets out on to the open roads along with the general public. In the run up…

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AUDI Show Off Self Driving Car With Thanks to Tegra K1 From Nvidia

At the Nvidia GTC 2014 event in San Jose, Audi have teamed up with Nvidia to show their self-driving car through use of the Tegra K1 which helps with the form factor of the device. They…

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EU Developing Remote Shutdown Tech For All Cars

Recent reports show that European Union officials have been meeting to develop a system to help law enforcement remotely kill any cars engine. The tech would rely on a central control facility which would effectively send…

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Tesla Completes World Record Attempt Coast To Coast Drive

Tesla look their latest Model S electric cars from Los Angeles to New York City in 76 hours in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for cross-country energy efficiency. However, it is not yet…

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Luxa2 H5 Premium Car Phone Mount Review

Introduction When it comes to premium mobile accessories, one of the most upcoming brands to look towards has got to be Luxa2; a sub-division of Thermaltake. Luxa2’s aim is to offer the consumer a product that…

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Self-Driving Cars To Have A Big Impact In Just 10 Years

A study by the IHS predicts that self-driving cars with driver control and self-driving cars without driver control will be on the road by 2025 and 2030 respectively. The study also predicts sales in self-driving cars…

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“Smart Car” May Be The Future For Police Cruisers

The New York Police Department is testing a prototype “smart car” from a program called NYPD2020 that can do a lot more than helping officers patrol in a comfy manner. According to a report from The…

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Full-Size Car Made From Lego Can Reach 20MPH

Lego is easily the most popular choice of toy in my house, the kids can’t get enough of the stuff and rightly so, it’s one of the most creative and versatile, timeless toys ever created, but…

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Google To Set Compliance Standards For Android-based Portable Navigation Devices

There are quite a few PND manufacturers out there that have succeeded in releasing Android-based navigation gadgets and features, and even embed them into car dashboards. However, Google intends to make a set of compliance standards…

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Safe-Stop Technology Can Shut Down A Car Engine Using A Radio Pulse

A British company has created a new security device that can disable the engine of a car by blasting it with electromagnetic waves. These waves effectively confuse the vehicle’s electronic systems causing the engine to stall…

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Electric Powered Formula E Race Car Takes Its First Test Laps

Electric cars are quickly becoming the next big thing and while they have been on the roads for a few years now, either in the form of rechargeable cars or hybrid engines, there is little to…