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Science Finds Way To Trap Carbon Dioxide And Clean The Air


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If global warming really is linked to carbon emissions, then it would be high time we started looking at effective ways to clean the air of impurities.

BMW i Develops Drive Unit Swing Arm For Heisenberg XF1 E-Bike


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Besides developing alternative drive vehicles like the i3 and i8, BMW i has the function of an incubator for innovation within the BMW Group.

One of the projects the company has been working on, the patent for a drive unit swing arm, is entering production at the HNF eBike factory after development in collaboration with BMW Research and Technology.

Audi A3 Facelift To Gain Full Digital Gauge Cluster


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The A3 is set to receive its first facelift for the current generation next year, and with it it will also reportedly get its very own digital gauge cluster, shared with other new Audis.

Tech-Centric Review Of New Acura ILX Doesn’t Make You Want To Buy One


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The new Acura ILX doesn’t seem to be having an easy life as auto journalists keep pointing out its faults, instead of recommending you buy one.

They do all state it’s a good all-round car, and in being the smallest Acura you can buy it is an interesting buy.

Need Reminding Of ESP Usefulness On Snow And Ice? See This Video


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Electronic stability programs, regardless of acronym used to designate them, can save you from crashing even in the grimmest of situations like when there’s no grip and a ‘moose’ wanders into the road while you’re driving.

VW Brags About Passat’s Advanced Head-Up Display


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Believe it or not, the Passat is the first VW model to use a head-up display with the company bragging about its ‘innovative’ nature.

2016 Lincoln MKX Promises An Audio Experience Unlike Any Other [w/Video]


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In 2014, Lincoln and Revel announced a 10-year exclusive collaboration which will debut with the all-new 2016 MKX midsize SUV.

Fiat Chrysler Announces Uconnect Software Update Following Jeep Hack


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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles quietly released a software update last week before Wired Magazine published its report on the Jeep Cherokee remote hack. The automaker said the update “offers customers improved vehicle electronic security and communications system enhancements” and added that it is provided at no cost to customers. Furthermore, the update includes Uconnect improvements introduced in the 2015 model year.

Watch Hackers Mess With Jeep Cherokee's Engine, Transmission And Brakes


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Not many people are aware of how easy it is for hackers to access the functions of modern cars and this video will hopefully serve as a wake-up call for automakers to improve security of their increasingly connected vehicles.

Supercar With 3D Printed Chassis Redefines The Term Lightweight.


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This outstanding looking beast hides a secret: it has a 3D printed chassis.

Future Fords To Feature Crazy Camera-Based Headlights


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Ford is developing a promising new lighting tech which will make night-driving a lot safer for everyone.

Meet The Smart Urban Vehicle, ZF’s First Concept Built Entirely In-House [w/Videos]


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We’re used to hearing about ZF’s sophisticated automatic transmissions, but the German auto parts supplier has recently demonstrated it can built a vehicle entirely in-house.

Lexus Teases Its Amazing Hoverboard Again [w/Video]


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Lexus released new footage of its awesome hoverboard concept alongside pro skater Ross McGouran.

Toyota’s Human Support Robot Is Designed To Take Care Of The Elderly Or Disabled [w/Videos]


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The sad reality is that the world’s population is quickly aging. By 2050, the World Health Organization predicts 22 percent of the global population will be over 60 years old. The situation is even more dramatic in Japan, where the government estimates that by 2060, nearly 40 percent of the country’s population will be aged 65 or over.

Mercedes Shows More Of The New 2017 E-Class’ Technologies


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Mercedes-Benz continues to keep the upcoming E-Class in the news by talking about the new model’s array of safety systems.

Chinese Create Cool Folding Parking Spot-Sized Garage


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China may often be making automotive headlines for the wrong reasons, but it does occasionally show some actual engineering brilliance. These fold-able parking cocoons originate in the People's Republic, but are all the rage in some other Middle Eastern or Asian nations as well.

New Virtual Reality App Let’s You Drive The Lexus RCF On The Ascari Circuit [w/Video]


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Lexus announced a new Virtual Reality app which lets you sort of drive its RC F around the track, allowing you experience the thrill of a 475hp V8 coupe.

Hyundai And Kia Developing Wireless Charging System For EVs


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Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center (HATCI) and Mojo Mobility, a wireless power technology company, have received federal funding to research and develop a system capable of fast charging an electric vehicle wirelessly.

BMW, Audi & Mercedes Locked In Battle For Nokia's HERE Nav Maps


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BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz have reached a stand-off regarding their bids for Nokia's HERE Maps service, with sources saying that there are now certain pricing & structure issues with the deal.

Tablet-Like Dashboards May Not Be Such A Good Idea


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If you’re not sure having a big tablet-like device for an infotainment screen (or two) in your car is the way to go because of its fiddly operation, then you might want to read on.