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Audi’s Upcoming Self-Driving Tech to Perform “Better than Human Beings”


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While this article’s title makes a big claim, it’s really not that far fetched to believe - just hard to achieve right now.

Audi’s head of product and tech communications, Stefan Moser, recently made the statement that “if we have a proper system it will always be better than human beings,” then explained it’s because “they are not phoning, not looking at pretty girls, no distractions."

Japan Builds a Working Transformers Robot That Turns Into a Car


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Your childhood dreams or…perhaps nightmares are about to come true as a Japanese group has built a fully working Transformers robot.

New HUD Heralds Arrival of Real Life, Game-Like Track Ghosts [w/Video]


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There are a lot of ways you can enjoy racing games, and track time attacks is one of them. Most titles offer a ghost facility which basically lets you race against yourself, in the quest to beat your best time – now, with a system called GhostDash, you will be able have the feature when real-life racing too.

CR Looks at the Usefulness of Night Vision Tech in Cars


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Night vision in luxury cars is nothing new; it’s been around since the early 2000s on Lexus and Mercedes models. Now, it’s been adopted by an even wider array of manufacturers who’ve also integrated new pedestrian and obstacle recognition tech into it for added capability.

Hyundai Engineers Unveil Wild Concepts at the R&D IDEA Festival


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Hyundai’s annual R&D IDEA Festival in Korea is a fertile ground for unusual concepts, with the competition being open exclusively to engineers from within the company.

Audi Says RS7 Piloted Driving Concept Is the Sportiest Autonomous Car [w/Video]


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Audi unveiled the RS 7 Piloted Driving Concept car that will lap the Hockenheim track on October 17 and 19 at racing speed without a driver.

First "Vertu for Bentley" Smartphone Costs Just...$17,100


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Bentley and Vertu have revealed the first smartphone from their co-designed “Vertu for Bentley” line announced in July this year as part of a five-year partnership.

Michael Schumacher’s Brain Injuries May Have Been Caused by GoPro Camera's Helmet Mount


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An intriguing hypothesis regarding the cause of Michael Schumacher’s terrible head injuries has been launched by Formula 1 commentator Jean-Louis Moncet.

Handsfree Audi RS 7 to Lap Hockenheim Circuit at Racing Speed


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Audi will unleash an autonomous RS 7 Sportback on the Hockenheim race track on October 19, in the season finale of the German Touring Car Championship (DTM).

Mazda to Showcase Advanced LED Headlights, Self-Driving Car in Tokyo


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Mazda says it will be the first Japanese automaker to launch its own version of the adaptive LED headlight idea. It will be an advanced system that monitors oncoming traffic and adjusts accordingly, while at the same time being able to light up the sides of the road that were difficult to see with conventional setups.

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.