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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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CTEK Licences WiTricity Wireless Charging Technology

Carnegie Mellon University makes interesting observations regarding the Nissan Leaf in different parts of the country. Charger manufacturer CTEK licenses magnetic near field wireless charging technology from WiTricity. A study shows that switching trucking fleets from diesel to natural gas could have some advantages, but environmental benefits aren't so clear.

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Apple has been mum on whether it's building a car or not, but that isn't stoping industry figures from weighing in on the so-called Project Titan.

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One Student's Exploits Showed Executives How Vulnerable Their Cars Are

A 14-year-old boy may have forever changed the way the auto industry views cyber security.

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Uncle Sam could start shipping its highly regarded drones to countries that haven't made the tightly controlled list of close US allies.

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Pavegen Tiles Would Even Generate Electricity From Walkers

The design firm Gensler won an award for its proposal called the Underline to convert unused rail tunnels underneath London into routes for pedestrians and cyclists. The pathways would generate some of their own electricity from special tiles that collect the kinetic energy from people walking on them.

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The autonomous Audi TTS developed by engineers from Stanford University recently went to Thunderhill Raceway to lap the track without a driver inside. It also turned a faster lap than an amateur racing driver.

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