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    Delphi and Autonet partnering to bring mobile internet to the masses

    One of the highlights of the recent Audi Mileage Marathon for participating journalists was the in-car internet connectivity. The Q7s and other vehicles used in the marathon were equipped with a Cradlepoint mobile WiFi router and USB wireless broadband adapter. We were able to open up our laptops ...

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    Mini V12 RC car engine produces not-mini power

    Click above to watch a video of the mini V12 engine in action
    Today we've seen something quite small and extremely awesome: a small-scale V12 engine designed for model radio controlled vehicles. This is an entirely functional model and features twin camshafts and overhead valves. It's air-cooled ...

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    Spy Shots: Ford Super-Duty's new 6.7L Scorpion diesel

    As is well known by now, Ford and Navistar have parted ways and the Blue Oval is developing diesel engines in-house to replace the PowerStroke lumps still being used. Slated to appear in Ford's trucks by 2011, the new oil burner code-named Scorpion is a 6.7-liter V8 with a host of innovations, some ...

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    Confirmed: BMW working on 4 cylinder turbo, may come to U.S.

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    Rumors of a new four cylinder engine from BMW have been confirmed by BMW's North American leader Jim O'Donnell. Questions on whether it will be offered in the United States, though, are still very much in the air. "We can't ...

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    Duh: Cadillac shelves that whole V12 thing

    750-hp 7.5-liter V12 from the Cadillac Cien conceptHere's a shocker: Cadillac has reportedly canceled plans for a range-topping V12 engine. Really, you don't say? Last we checked, General Motors didn't seem to have any problems extracting plenty of performance from its 6.2-liter supercharged and ...

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    Lotus developing efficient two-stroke OMNIVORE engine

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Lotus Exige 270E Tri-FuelLotus Engineering has been hard at work developing new engine technologies that allow the use of sustainable alcohol fuels. It's recent Exige 270E Tri-Fuel concept showed that the British firm knows how to make an engine run on ...

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    High gas prices mean more superchargers. We're okay with that

    Click above for more shots of the GM LSA V8 and its Eaton superchargerThe ongoing debate between the supercharger camp and the turbo boys isn't likely to die along with large, fuel-thirsty performance engines. In fact, Eaton believes that the market for both power-boosters will continue to grow at ...

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    Should've bought a Garmin? Testing the iPhone 3G's GPS capabilities

    var digg_url = ''; Yes, we were among the suckers who endured the idiotic lines, activation woes and intermittent service that you've undoubtedly read about after the iPhone 3G's launch this past Friday. But our reason ...

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    Next BMW iDrive to take cues from Audi's MMI

    We've already gotten a sneak peak of what the 2009 BMW 7-series will look like on the outside ahead of its official launch, but the interior – and iDrive in particular – is still veiled in a cloak of secrecy. However, Bimmerfile has supposedly gotten the inside dope on the new ...

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    VIDEO: Engadget gets to play with Mio Knight Rider GPS, Autoblog jealous

    Click above to view the video posted after the jump.Okay, Mio's Knight Rider GPS unit is now officially "hella" cool. Engadget snagged some video of the startup sequence, and we're overcome by nostalgia for 1984. We're not excited to the point where we've gone digging for vintage Le Tigre polos or ...

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    Chrysler's What's New 2008: uConnect web w/VIDEO

    Click above to view a video of Chrysler's uConnect in action.At Chrysler's annual "What's New" gathering at its Chelsea Proving Ground, we were able to get a demonstration of the new uConnect Web system, which transforms any vehicle into a rolling WiFi hot spot. The hardware consists of a WiFi ...

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    VIDEO: Mio Knight Rider GPS speaks!

    If you're a child of the 80's, you may very well have gone ballistic when news of Mio's Knight Rider GPS hit cyberspace. The sat-nav unit is not only styled like the original Knight Industries Two Thousand, but even has blinking red lights along the flanks (just like KITT's voice modulator) and ...

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    Knight Rider-themed GPS system with authentic KITT voice

    Click above to view more shots of the Mio Knight Rider GPS"Michael, you're going the wrong way, you ninny." For all you Knight Rider fans no longer moved by finding a perfect 45 rpm single of "A Knight Rider Christmas," Mio has a brand new toy that's capable of Knight Industries Two Thousand level ...

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    How about a smaller nav screen? Magna develops in-mirror display

    While Ford's giving the Fusion an LCD large enough to watch feature films, Magna has joined up with Swiss firm u-blox and Germany's Paragon to develop a navigation system that puts the map display in your rearview mirror. The system is called MirrorPilot, and it does look like a slick way to add ...

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    Mazda extends rotary warranty on RX-8 to 100k miles

    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Mazda RX-8.You've got to hand it to Mazda for its perseverance with the Wankel rotary engine design. Ever since it's engineers managed to make it semi-reliable, the turbine-like smoothness of the quick-spinning lump has seen duty in numerous ...

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    VW to equip Golfs with smaller engines next year

    We expect to see a the sixth-generation of Volkswagen's now iconic Golf model break cover soon enough, and now we are hearing rumors of some new powertrain options for the MkVI as well. According to German news site Automobilwoche, we should expect to see at least one engine of smaller displacement ...

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    LEGO my V8 engine!

    Click on the image for more shots of the LEGO V8 engineIs there anything that a set of LEGO bricks can't create? In the last few months, we've seen a Camaro and a Mustang both built with nothing that wasn't manufactured by the LEGO corporation, and each of those creations featured a V8 engine and ...

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    Drivers may surf .car websites while driving

    We already know that in-car web browsing is on its way. Both BMW and Chrysler have already revealed that the feature is forthcoming in their vehicles, and more automakers are sure to follow. But telematics provider ATX Group is sticking its nose in to ensure that the web we're one day browsing in ...

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    VIDEO: Ford demonstrates new nav system with Sirius Travel

    Click above to view videos after the jumpOne of the cool features that Ford is introducing for the 2009 model year is its updated navigation system with Sirius Travel Link. When we went out to drive the updated 2009 Ford Escape this week, Ford's chief technology spokes-model Alan Hall gave us a ...

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    Bose offering full-function head unit with simple style

    Bose in-car audio systems were originally introduced in 1983 on the Cadillac Seville and in the ensuing 25 years have made their way into all manner of expensive road-going machinery. Most recently, the purveyors of high-end in-car audio systems have outfitted the Bose Media System in the Ferrari ...


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