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Lexus' Hoverboard Debuts In Real Life And It Works, But You Can't Have One


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There was a lot of online chatter about Lexus' hoverboard being a marketing trick, but it's real and it works. Lexus showed off the impressively cool hoverboard at a specially constructed “hoverpark” near Barcelona, Spain.

New App For BMWs Will Display Traffic Light Timers


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A free mobile app called EnLigthen will be made available to BMW owners straight on their infotainment screen, thus allowing them to know how much time they have to wait at traffic lights.

New MINI Connected App Focuses On Driving-Related Functions


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With the new and improved MINI Connected app, drivers will now have access to more comprehensive features and functions. The new version will be available to download from mid-August.

Continental Shows Off Its Automated Driving Tech


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Germany’s Continental is hard at work making self driving cars safe and reliable to use. There is a long way to go, but the prototypes shown already have advanced functions in operation.

Audi, BMW And Daimler Buy HERE Maps Jointly From Nokia


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Audi, BMW and Daimler agreed with Nokia the joint acquisition of the HERE mapping service for the price of €2.8 billion ($3.1 million).

Smart Child Seat Alerts Parents Of Child's Presence In Car To Prevent Heat Deaths


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Child seat manufacturer Evenflo is announcing that its best selling line of products will come with a beeping new feature to tackle hot car deaths. Basically, the child seat has a sensor that knows a baby is in it and it will cause a beep to remind its parents of his or her presence.

Insurance Spot Swaps Steering Wheel And Pedals For Your Brain!


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It would seem as if the answer is yes with Epic Mind Drive, a system that basically allows you to steer, accelerate or brake merely using the power of thoughts.

VW To Add Advanced Driver Aid Features To Many More US Models In 2016


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Volkswagen, as it itself announced, is “democratizing high-end driver assistance features for the 2016 model year” for the US market.

Audi 'Speed of Light' Spot Shows Us Past, Present & Future Light Tech


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To think that it all started with Paraffin lamps strapped to the sides of your early 1900s car, it really goes to show how far we've come in the automotive industry.

GM’s OnStar Service Passes The 1 Billion Customer Interactions Mark


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GM announced today that the OnStar service has surpassed 1 billion customer interactions since its first release.

Good News Everyone! Lexus Hoverboard Will Arrive On August 5th


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If you’ve waited 26 years for this to happen, then surely you can wait a few more days, right?

Audi Teases New Concept Car With Matrix OLED Lights Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut


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Audi will showcase the new Matrix OLED lighting technology on a new concept car that will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

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.