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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?

Audi Presents the All-New R8's Laser Headlights


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Audi has released a teaser photo depicting the new laser headlights of the all-new R8 supercar, scheduled to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show early next month.

Opel & Vauxhall to Preview New OnStar Connectivity System in Geneva


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GM's OnStar safety and communications system which is already available to some 7 million customers in the US, Canada, China and Mexico, is now coming to Europe.

McLaren P1 Comprehensively Reviewed by CNET


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There’s a lot of cool tech on-board the McLaren P1, and who better to explain it for us than Brian Cooley of CNET fame. He approaches the P1 from a more regular-person kind of perspective, but it still ends up being good - very good, actually.

Volvo Said to be Working on Remote, Unassisted Fuel Refill Service


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You’re probably aware that Volvo is working on a system which would allow, for instance, a delivery person to drop a package and only have one-time access to the boot. Well, now they want to do the same for having to refuel, meaning you won’t have to go fill up as a tanker would actually come to where you are.

CD Player Beats Forecasts, Still Very Much Alive


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Oddly enough, given that no one was using them for many years, cassette players survived in automobiles far more than anyone expected, with the last car featuring one rolling off the line less than four years ago.

Microsoft’s New Holograms Will Improve Car (and Product) Design Process


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So, Microsoft made a big splash recently when it revealed its very promising looking hologram tech called HoloLens. It has an extremely wide array of possible applications, one of which being product design in general and automotive/vehicle design in particular.

Jaguar Highlights Usefulness of Bike Sensing Tech


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There are going to bits of future Jaguars’ interiors that will vibrate in order to warn the driver of possible hazardous situations. In a short promo video, the manufacturer shows off what its Bike Sense tech can do – it basically keeps the driver from running over or opening a door in front of a bicyclist.