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There's a chance that the Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan might get the turbocharged and electrically supercharged, 2.5-liter five-cylinder from the Audi TT Clubsport Turbo. The move would be a way to lower their displacement and lower the models' vehicle taxes in China.

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German State To Test 'Eco Lanes'

EVs will quadruple in number between 2014 and 2020. A German state will test "eco lanes" on its highways. Bosch fits a Tesla Model S with an autonomous driving kit in a new video.

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It's One Way To Make The Driver Engage

To make its auto-passing system work with insurance liability in the real world, Tesla might force drivers to switch on their turn signal to activate the autonomous tech.

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Google has been given permission to take its self-driving car to the streets of Mountain View, CA, marking a milestone in the company's program.

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Sergio Also Met With Apple's Tim Cook

FCA boss Sergio Marchionne recently took a trip through California where he had separate meetings with Elon Musk and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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Daimler, BMW, and Audi are teaming up to submit a bid for Here, Nokia's mapping division. However, they are taking on some some very powerful tech companies, including Uber and possibly Apple.

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Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars now rolling around the California have gotten into accidents since September, when the state began issuing permits for companies to test them on public roads.

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Plus: Notes On McLaren F1, The Chevy Volt, And Lamborghini's SUV

We curate the week's events with a focus on Daimler's autonomous big rig, the Freightliner Inspiration. Plus, other news and notes from the industry.

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The Freightliner Inspiration Truck has been unleashed in Nevada, making it the first autonomous commercial vehicle operating on highways in the US.

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TomTom is hoping to become a major player in licensing maps to automakers. The company thinks its latest tech could be a competitive solution for autonomous cars.

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Ten-Fold Growth Predicted Over Next Decade

The annual global sales of medium- and heavy-duty commercial EVs are predicted to increase by ten times between 2014 and 2023 and reach a total of over 800,000 in that time.

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A paper by a couple of Swedish researchers figures that the price-per-kWh for lithium-ion battery packs is now $410, down from more than $1,000 in 2007. Economies-of-scale, not chemistry advances, will do the most to get that down to $230 by 2018.

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Nanotechnology Will Usher In The Next Big Electric Vehicle Thing

Futurist Ray Kurzweil talks about exponential change and the 'law of accelerating returns' at the 2015 SAE World Congress. Oh, and microscopic fuel cells.

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It's A CGI Video You Could Watch While Not Driving

Bosch has a video mock-up of the future of autonomous driving in a Tesla Model S, but it isn't saying how close this tech actually is to reality.

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The Chevrolet FNR concept imagines the future of motoring with a sleek, autonomous driving capsule at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show. Its neatest trick is the dragonfly-door design that open to add some sharper edges to the look.

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The chief engineer of the Toyota Mirai doesn't think that there's a future in fast-charging EVs because they put too much strain on the electrical grid and have a short range. Unsurprisingly, he thinks the future is in hydrogen.

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Hyundai has a patent for a way to disable smartphone features, like calls and texting, by using specific software and antennas inside the vehicle. It can even limit these restrictions simple to the area around the driver's seat.

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Translogic Heads To Georgia Tech For A Demo Of Ford's Remote Parking and Parking Spotter Programs

Translogic visits Georgia Tech for a glimpse at the future of parking. First, we demo Ford's remote parking program by driving a golf cart around campus from the comfort of an off-site lab; think of remote parking as a virtual valet. Then we see how Ford's "parking spotter" works, a crowd-sourced way of finding an open space.

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A recent study finds that 84 percent of Americans still use the AM/FM radio in their car, and 67 percent listen to it as their main form of audio while behind the wheel.

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With the consumer good's industry getting increasingly competitive, Japan's well known consumer brands like Sony are putting a bigger emphasis on supplying parts to automakers for the chance of higher profit margins.

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Mini is showing Augmented Vision at the Shanghai Motor Show. The bizarre looking augmented reality goggles allows a driver see through the car's doors and pillars while driving and project a constant HUD on the world.

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