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The Edag Light Cocoon is meant as a way for the German engineering firm to show off its lightweight, 3d printing tech, but by lighting the translucent fabric that's stretched over the skeletal structure, it really gets a chance to shine.

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Italdesign Giugiaro Gea imagines a future fully electric luxury sedan with a motor powering each wheel. It's also meant to be completely autonomous and envisions the future where drivers are no longer necessary.

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There's a strange dichotomy going on inside the Rinspeed Budii Concept, like the robotic arm that manually winds a watch embedded in the dash when a camera notices that it's low on power. Seriously.

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Demand for the Toyota Mirai is higher than the company says it anticipated, but the wait to get one in Japan reportedly sits at over two years. With Toyota's slow pace of production, the early success might hurt the sedan's prospects in the long run.

From the Ford Model T to the Chevy Volt, here are our picks for the smartest cars to ever hit the road, listed in chronological order.

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Police Concerns Over Popular App Complicate Motorists' Rights To Free Speech

Standing on a sidewalk, Doug Odolecki holds a hand-written cardboard sign in his hands that warns motorists of a DUI checkpoint that law-enforcement officers have set up about a half mile up State Road. It reads: "Checkpoint ahead! Turn now!

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Elon Musk is sharing his ownership of the Lotus Esprit submarine from the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me with every Tesla Model S owner thanks to a nifty Easter egg in the car's software. He also pays homage to a classic piece of sci-fi literature.

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Work Continues By Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies intends to build a five-mile circuit next year as the centerpiece of a planned community in California. The short course wouldn't allow for the high speeds that could be possible from a longer design, but it allows the company to work out pod designs.

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Are people starting to view replacing their cars as being no different than replacing their iPhone? Well, yeah, kinda.

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Audi reveals the secrets of its Prologue Avant concept, the wagonized version of the stunning Prologue coupe. This one is a plug-in diesel hybrid, using the system from the Q7: a 353-hp, 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 and a 100-kW electric motor, for a total of 455 hp.

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Ben Woolf, a star of American Horror Story: Freak Show, died this week in Los Angeles after being struck by an SUV. His death highlighted efforts by regulators and automakers to ramp up pedestrian safety efforts, though fatalities remain high.

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A Quick Primer On The Past, Present, And Future Of Car Hacking

Modern cars are nothing more than computers on wheels. As such, they're vulnerable to hackers.

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Ballard Signs With Unnamed OEM

NEESC reveals hydrogen plans for the Northeast. Ballard signs contract with unnamed OEM for fuel cell development. Ricardo finishes building synchronous reluctance electric motor prototype.

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Porsche Classic is offering a new accessory that combines navigation, entertainment and communication in a 3.5-inch screen. And it's not a smartphone.

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Kia is following the engine downsizing trend to maximize power and emissions and is announcing a 1.0-liter, turbocharged three-cylinder engine for Europe with 118 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. It debuts in the Cee'd GT Line at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Plus: Notes On The Chrysler Town & Country, Rolls-Royce's SUV And More Auto Hacking

We curate the week's events with a focus on Ferrari's provocative Formula One design. Plus, other news and notes from the auto business.

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As the next-generation of fighter aircraft enters their earliest planning phases, the importance of stealth technology is taking center stage.

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Insiders claim that Apple is aiming for 2020 to launch its car, and the company reportedly has around 200 people working on the project.

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Concerns Grow Over Auto Industry's Cyber-Security Blind Spots

Cyber threats have emerged as a big concern for automakers, as researchers have exposed serious holes in vehicle security that could allow hackers to commandeer cars. Those worries might be small compared to what's ahead.

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"Time spent on reconnaissance is seldom wasted." Recognizing that fact, a Facebook group has taken to shipping small recon drones to Ukrainian forces.

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Volvo is hard at work on its autonomous driving technologies, with a staggering array of sensors and systems working in tandem to drive an actual car through real-world traffic. And it aims to put them on the road in a pilot project in Gothenburg within two years.

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