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Ford's New Intelligent Speed Limiter Tech Will Either Help or Annoy You [w/Video]


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Using their all-new S-Max as a test subject, Ford is launching a new technology which might help you get away with having a heavy right foot. Or it might just be really, really annoying.

BMW Shows Off Predictive Gear Shift Technology in Latest 1-Series Spot


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Just as we're starting to warm up to the BMW 1 Series, with it doing a little better in the looks department, BMW is making sure we don't overlook any of its advanced optional extras.

Opel Announces Near-Future Eye-Tracking Headlight Tech


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GM’s continental European arm, Opel, has just announced a cool piece of future tech that promises to improve the way car headlights work by tracking the driver’s eyes and directing the beam very precisely. In this way, the system is said to adjust the direction and intensity of the beams based on where and how the driver looks at certain things.

Nissan’s Glowing Leaf Meets World’s First Glow-in-the-Dark Motorway [w/Video]


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Nissan’s unique glow-in-the-dark Leaf has been driven on the world’s first glow-in-the-dark motorway, located in Oss, Netherlands.

Delphi Shows Off Self-Driving Vehicle Tech, Plots Cross-Country Trek


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Delphi’s entry into the world of autonomous driving seems more than competent at first glance. Their system seems to be fully-featured and thus makes it possible to attempt cross-country trips.

Porsche Exclusive Presents New Rear Seat Entertainment System


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Porsche Exclusive has introduced new customization options for the Cayenne, Macan and Panamera models, including a Rear Seat Entertainment system for all four-door models.

Apple CarPlay To Be On 40 New Cars This Year From 'Every Major Automaker'


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If you're shopping for a new car this year, you're about to have plenty of choice if Apple CarPlay is on your must-have list of features.

Mercedes-Benz V-Class Gets the Brabus Treatment for Geneva


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Brabus has released details about its program for the Mercedes-Benz V-Class, which includes sharper looks, engine tuning and more entertainment features.

This Is What Happens When You Type '007' On Tesla Model S' Display


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They call it an Egg, a Hidden Easter Egg and you can find it by entering the diagnostics mode on the Tesla Model S' center console touchscreen and typing '007' when prompted for a security code.

BMW 3-Series F30 Modded With 5-Series F10's Digital Instrument Panel


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There's a strong chance that, if not the upcoming F30 facelift, BMW's next generation 3-Series will offer a similar multifunction digital instrument display, just like the 5-, 6-, and 7-Series models.

Toyota says “Not Yet” to Android Auto & Apple CarPlay in the US


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You already know that Google and Apple are working towards changing our habits while sitting in our cars. Both of the technological behemoths are working on their in-car solutions in order to fully integrate your smartphone’s functions with the vehicle’s dashboard.

The Hoverbike is Half-Helicopter, Half-… You Get the Idea


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There’s nothing groundbreaking in the technology used to create the Hoverbike, the first vehicle of its kind ever. There’s no mercury-based antigravity here, just good old fashioned propellers (four of them) and a distinctly motorbike-esque fuselage/body.

Apple Car Video Leaked Ad Parody Is Here For Your Amusement


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The tech giant is reportedly going to make a car too and it doesn’t care whether you like it or not. Naturally, the internet’s funny people didn’t sit on their arses with such juicy material and created a nice little parody to mock Apple's expansionist desires.

Porsche Classic Releases Vintage Looking Navigation Radio for Old 911s


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Let’s say you own a classic Porsche 911 and you would like to fit it with a navigation system that integrates seamlessly within the dashboard and, above all, doesn’t ruin the cabin’s vintage ambiance.

Audi Seemingly Not Afraid of Potential 'Rise of the Machines' Scenario


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All joking aside, Audi have developed a robot able to work hand in hand with humans without using a safety barrier. It's also the first human-robot cooperation at the VW Group to be applied in final assembly.

Volvo to Release 100 Self-Driving Cars in and Around Gothenburg from 2017 [w/Video]


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Volvo’s plans with autonomous cars are not new, but the automaker appears very committed to make them real. The Swedish carmaker announced a solution that makes it possible to integrate self-driving cars into real traffic, with ordinary people in the driver’s seat.

Report Finds Cars Too Easy To Hack, Raises Privacy Concerns Too


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Vehicles that use wireless technology such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are threatened by serious gaps in security and personal privacy according to a report from U.S Senator Ed Markey’s office.

Mercedes-Benz Sets Up 2015 E-Class With Better Multimedia & Connectivity


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Mercedes-Benz has enhanced the 2015 E-Class by adding new internet-enabled telematics, boasting high performance multimedia devices as well as navigation systems.

Apple Reportedly Working on Electric Minivan Internally Called “Project Titan”


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Not only is Apple working on a car (said to be an all-electric minivan of sorts), but it’s actually been at it since “late last year.” A report published by the Wall Street Journal says the tech giant has actually devoted several hundred of its employees on what is internally designated as “Project Titan.”

What Should we Expect from In-Car Gesture Control?


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The new technologies that have crept into car interiors with the promise of making life easier are only now starting to mature (touchscreens and capacitive sensors along with voice control). Neither was very good when first introduced, so what should we expect from the inevitable onset of gesture control?