Showing posts in the category of gadgets

Lexus Lets the World Know It Uses Lots of LEDs for the NX Crossover


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While the probability of any car surpassing the Mercedes-Benz S-Class for the sheer number of LEDs used throughout is slim, that doesn’t detract in any way from the fact that other cars have (fewer of) them too. Many new models boast LEDs and the modern and rather futuristic looking NX crossover from Lexus is no exception.

Ford Details New Mondeo's Lineup, Gets 210PS 2.0-Liter Biturbo Diesel


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Ford announced that the all-new Mondeo will be available with a range-topping 2.0-liter diesel engine featuring twin sequential-turbocharging delivering 210PS (207hp) and 450Nm (332lb-ft) of torque from 2,000 rpm.

Peugeot Unveils 208 XY JBL Limited Edition in France, Only 250 Will Be Made


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Peugeot has released a limited edition model of the Peugeot 208 XY in partnership with car audio specialist JBL, available only for the French market.

Tesla Model S Gets Animated Glowing Paintwork


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The Tesla Model S is definitely a very suitable car to wear something like this newfangled “electrified zebra print,” basically electroluminescent paint that glows when you give energize it.

Updated Tesla OS to Add Calendar App, Traffic Info and iPhone Start


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Probably the single most intriguing feature of the new version of the Tesla OS (version 6.0) will be the ability it gives owners to start (and then drive) their car using only their iPhone.

Toyota Unveils Clever Urban Utility Concept in San Francisco


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Toyota today revealed the Urban Utility (or U2) concept vehicle with a customizable interior at a private panel discussion hosted by Make: magazine in San Francisco.

Parrot Jumping Sumo is a Cool Drone to Kill Time


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Drones nowadays are noisy hovering things that are mainly used for aerial videos/photography and spying on people. However, these flyers aren’t the only way to go, as there are also wheeled drones to go for, like the highly-acrobatic Parrot MiniDrone Jumping Sumo.

Gold-Plated Aston Martin 1:3 Scale Model Expected to Fetch at least £40,000 at Online Auction


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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Goldfinger, the first James Bond film to feature the Aston Martin DB5, Bond film creators have have commissioned a one-off gold-plated third scale replica.

Unnamed 2017 Cadillac Model to Get Super Cruise Automated Driving Technology


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Cadillac announced that select 2017 model year vehicles will feature advanced “intelligent and connected” technologies, including Super Cruise automated driving system and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology.

Check the Long List of Things Google's Autonomous Cars Can't Do


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Despite all the talk about how autonomous cars are going to change our lives in a few years, it appears that their current capabilities are grossly overrated. Take Google’s self-driving car, for instance. Chris Urmson, director of the Google car team, has volunteered a list of things the car can’t currently do.

RedBull F1 Car + Infrared Camera + Donuts is a Different Kind of Light Show - It's Beautiful!


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The spectrum of visible colors perceived by the human eye represents only a fraction of what’s actually going on outside, but it’s with cameras like these infrared ones used by FLIR that we see part of what else is out there. For instance, an F1 car doing a donut has never looked more spectacular and artsy than this...

2015 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban Feature Extra "Connectivity and Convenience"


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GM has just announced upgrades for its Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe body-on-frame SUVs. The updates are designed to enhance “connectivity and convenience” and promise to add to the appeal of the pair.

Cross a Unicycle and a Segway and You Get the Urban Glider


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It’s a good idea, if you live in a crowded city with limited parking, to have a folding bicycle in the trunk of your car. You know - for those moments when you’re better off leaving your vehicle some ways away from where you need to go.

Google Would Rather the DMV Not Know About its Autonomous Cars’ Testing Mishaps


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Need additional reasons to make you even less sure about the prospect of self-driving vehicles?

Ford Details the F-150’s Seamless Power Sliding Rear Window [w/Video]


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Besides its aluminum body, the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck features many other enhancements, like the available seamless sliding rear window, for instance.

2015 Corvette Gets an Electronic Nannie for Valets that Records Video and Stores Data [w/Video]


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Did you know that there's a National Parking Association (NPA) in the States? Well, now you do and we're guessing they’re not going to be thrilled with Chevy's new video stereotyping valets.

Guy Leaves Driver's Seat and Lets Infiniti Q50 Drive Itself on the Autobahn


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If this video doesn’t convince you that autonomous cars are closer than ever, I don’t know what will.

AE Test Dances Honda’s ASIMO Robot


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Besides making cars, motorcycles and engines for all conceivable types of vehicles and tools, Honda also owns one of the most advanced robotics program, spearheaded by the ASIMO humanoid robot.

Cadillac Launching Wireless Phone Charging Pad along with 2015 ATS


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Charging your phone with fiddly plugs, cords and bulky chargers will be a thing of the past, says Cadillac.

Morphing Skins Could Boost Cars' Efficiency by Reducing Drag; Idea Taken from Dimpled Golf Balls


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What will they think of next to make our cars more efficient? Well, it seems that one hot topic right now is morphing car skins that reduce drag. This basically means imperfections would be created and the surface texture altered on the go, through the use of clever new materials and techniques.