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    REPORT: D.C. police chief says drivers who use iPhone to find speed traps are "cowardly"
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    D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier, frustrated that iPhone technology is one step ahead of the red-light and speed cameras in her jurisdiction, has announced that those who use their hand-held electronic devices are "cowardly" and "...are going to get caught" in one way or another. The ...

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    Gentlemen, Start Your Lasers: Ford dumping spark plugs in favor of focused light?
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    In a breakthrough that may make vehicle starting issues due to fouled plugs or inclement weather a thing of the past, engineers at Ford have reportedly teamed with scientists at Liverpool University to develop a laser beam ignition system to replace ye olde spark plug. The researchers claim their ...

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    Pioneer using WiMax to send content to your car
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    Pioneer's prototype mobile network AV playback system - Click above to view the video after the jump
    With so many infotainment devices being created, we're beginning to wonder what people are actually doing in their cars -- or rather, if they ever get out of their cars. Pioneer has thrown another ...

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    VIDEO: LightLane adds instant bike lane for night bicycle rides
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    LightLane - Click above to watch a video after the jump
    There's no question that well-designed and implemented bike lanes improve safety for cyclists by making them less likely to be hit by passing automobiles, and that's especially true after the sun goes down. LightLane thinks it has the ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Back to the Future DeLorean replica [w/VIDEO]
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    1981 DeLorean Time Machine - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The way we see it, if you're going to build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style? Thankfully, Hollywood's Doc Brown agreed with us. In this case, style equals a 1981 DeLorean with 31,854 original miles and tons ...

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    VIDEO: Gran Turismo PSP footage gets out
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    Gran Turismo for PSP Go demo: Click above to watch video after the jump
    Fans of Gran Turismo are rejoicing over the fifth edition of the legendary racing series that was shown at the E3 gaming expo last week. The world-renown racing sim will also debut a new version for the Sony PSP Go this ...

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    VIDEO: Sir Stirling's House in London, complete with carbon fiber elevator
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    Sir Stirling Moss' carbon fiber elevator – Click above to watch video after the jump
    F1 drivers tend to accumulate a great deal of money over the course of their careers, and few have had careers quite as distinguished as Sir Stirling Moss. Over the course of only ten years in professional ...

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    Eyes on the Road: AT&T bringing CruiseCast in-car satellite tv to market
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    AT&T is starting to work with pockets of customers to test its CruiseCast satellite-based entertainment service before officially putting the TV/radio service on wide offer. When the whole clan is on the go, it may work to keep everyone calm and quiet, and when your Prevost motor coach is ...

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    REPORT: Volkswagen's next-gen nav system to get Apple iPhone-like gestures
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    Vehicle infotainment systems, those all-inclusive interfaces controlling the myriad electronics on today's modern cars and trucks, can make or break the driving experience. CNET is offering us a sneak-peek at Volkswagen's latest iteration from the company's Electronic Research Laboratory (ERL). ...

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    Google Street View switching to trikes for roads less traveled
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    Google has already faced plenty of issues with its Street View technology, not the least of which has been angry Japanese citizens and invasion of privacy lawsuits from Americans whose driveways were mistaken for a roads. Beyond these unforeseen issues, there's also the rather obvious problem of ...

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    Car-B-Q: X-Series Grill by Porsche Design Studio
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    Porsche owners have long reveled in their ability to smoke the competition on track and street, but now Porschephiles can also leave their marque's mark on the backside of burgers, hotdogs and ribeyes. Grill marks, of course.Barbeques Galore and Porsche Design Studio have burned the midnight oil ...

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    Future Ford SYNC upgrade could include Pandora streaming
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    Click the image above to view a video of the new SYNC system after the jump
    At the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Ford announced that three new features would be included on the next iteration of the SYNC system: traffic data, GPS-guided directions and the ability to snag information from ...

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    REPORT: GT5 to get weather changes, night racing - and yes, damage rendering [w/POLL]
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    Audi is obviously looking forward to being in the coming Gran Turismo 5. After all, the Quattro company has created a website to promote its car on the Nürburgring in real life and in the game, and it interviewed GT5 mastermind Kazunori Yamauchi about what fans can expect. Yamauchi-san ...

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    Can GPS units makes you more fuel efficient? Navteq seems to think so...
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    A recent survey conducted by research firm NuStats and funded by GPS-maker NAVTEQ found that drivers equipped with in-car navigation units use 12% less fuel than their non-guided counterparts. The study focused on three groups of drivers in Germany. The first used no GPS at all, the second had a ...

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    "Ya'll turn left now, ya hear?" - NASCAR-branded Dale Earnhardt Jr. sat-nav hits the market [w/VIDEO]
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    Follow the jump to hear Dale, Jr. giving you directions on the RightWay Spotter GPS
    The Dale, Jr.-edition Spotter GPS has Junior gearing you up for the ride with "You drive, I'll ride shotgun." The portable device offers turn-by-turn directions and features Junior-isms like "Hang a right" and ...

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    Stop Time: Mecchanice Veloce and Brembo team up for carbon-ceramic watch
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    Aluminum, titanium, stainless steel, vulcanized rubber...it was only a matter of time before somebody made a watch out of carbon ceramic. And who better to do it than Brembo and Meccaniche Veloci? The former you'll know well as the most recognized name in brakes. The latter may be known to some of ...

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    People's Choice: 1.4m downloads for VW Polo Challenge iPhone game
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    Volkswagen Polo Challenge iPhone game - Click above for a gallery
    What automaker isn't trying to cash in on the iCraze? Most are scrambling to include iPod and iPhone integration into their newest vehicles, and many have tried to mimic the look and feel of the Apple devices with their latest ...

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    BMW launches AK-47 thwarting X5 Security Plus
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    Click above for huge gallery of high-res photos of the bulletproof BMW X5 Security Plus
    If Jason Statham's character, Frank, decides to switch back to a BMW in The Transporter 4, we think we have his new ride picked out. Or maybe Clive Owen just needs to film another episode of The Driver. BMW has ...

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    VIDEO: Bluetooth gains another use, streaming audio from iPhone
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    The iPhone 3.0 software is due to be released later this year, and in addition to allowing GPS applications to display turn-by-turn directions, Apple's uber-device will finally bring something other smartphone users have been enjoying for a while: Bluetooth audio streaming.With the new feature ...

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    VIDEO: Mazda RX-8 controlled through iPod touch
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    Click above to watch the video
    Modern-day automotive geekery knows no bounds. Need proof? Check out the video after the break. You'll see a black Mazda RX-8 that's been modified with enough computer-controlled junk in the trunk to make it capable of performing all sorts of neat parlor tricks ...

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