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    Report: Audi to abandon CVTs?
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    The continuously variable transmission is one of those technologies that seems to make a lot of sense on paper, but in reality, almost always numbs the driving experience. That's one reason why Audi, according to reports, is planning to phase them out. One of the first automakers to implement ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 7.23.14
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    Cellphone bans don't reduce accidents? It's true, though perhaps a bit hard to believe. According to a few recent studies, accident rates do not decline in areas where cellphone use is banned. Are drivers finding themselves distracted by other items, or is cellphone use behind the wheel less ...

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    V6 engines will outpace V8s for the 2015 Ford F-150
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    How times have changed. Even five years ago, who would have thought the mighty V8 would be just another engine choice for buyers of the 2015 Ford F-150? Ford is projecting about 28 percent of the next-generation trucks will have the 5.0-liter V8. That's nothing to sneeze at, but consider this: ...

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    Featured: Cellphone bans don't reduce accidents, research finds
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    "It was pretty clear to us that there was no compelling evidence of a decrease in accidents" – Daniel Kaffine Common sense says that talking on a cellphone while driving is not a particularly safe thing to do. But recent studies have found banning cellphone use while behind the wheel is ...

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    Video: Apple vs. Google in the battle for your car [w/poll]
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    Apple and Google are rapidly opening a new front in the on-going tech wars, as the two giants move out of your pocket and into your car. For Apple, it's using its CarPlay system, while Google will offer its newly unveiled Android Auto operating system. While these two both offer their own ...

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    Report: Seoul moves to ban Uber, create own app
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    The ridesharing service Uber promises to connect people needing a lift with drivers offering one, and it appears to be pretty useful. After all, you can use it to summon Optimus Prime. For many cab drivers around the world, though, the app is basically the bane of their existence. The French ...

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    Report: Tata to get Jaguar and Land Rover tech, platforms too?
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    Since buying Jaguar Land Rover, Indian automaker Tata has generally left its luxury arm's platforms and technology alone. However, those days might be gone. The two of them are gradually growing closer with coordinated development and rumors of shared platforms. And it looks like all of that work ...

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    Video: US Marines testing GUSS automated vehicle that could save lives
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    The machine you see in the video here is the Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate. Called GUSS for short – because who doesn't like a handy-dandy nickname – this vehicle, as its proper name suggests, is capable of operating without a driver. It's possible to get in and drive, as you'll ...

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    Official: Quant e-Sportlimousine gets road legal in Europe ahead of production run
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    A lot of companies make promises about future technologies that never come to fruition. It was looking more and more like that would be the case with the Nanoflowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine from the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. With a powertrain most people had never even heard of, let alone ...

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    ETC: The best place to get your Top Gear fix online has been thwacked by lawyers
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    The website Final Gear is one of the premiere fan sites for Top Gear on the Internet. For over a decade, it has been providing followers of the show and its spinoffs with BitTorrent links for the episodes and gave people a place to discuss all things related. However, the site was hobbled on July ...

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    Report: Nissan's Carlos Ghosn taps the brakes on autonomous car progress
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    "Self-driving cars remain a long way from commercial reality." Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn shocked the automotive industry last year when he announced that his company plans to offer consumers an autonomous car by 2020. The automaker even showed off its self-driving Leaf prototype as proof. He ...

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    ETC: Auto industry continues to grapple with challenges of cyber threats
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    A car is no longer a car. It's a computer with wheels and an engine. A telephone is not a telephone. It's a computer that makes phone calls. A refrigerator is not a refrigerator. It's a computer that keeps food cold. And a car is no longer a car. It's a computer with wheels and an ...

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    Official: GM confirms 2015 Silverado, Sierra to get 8-speed automatic
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    When viewed alongside the next Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500, there is one thing that seems to be missing from the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Where the F-150 will rely on turbocharging and aluminum architecture and the Ram sports an eight-speed automatic and an air suspension, the General ...

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    Report: Toyota engineer warns automous cars could increase fuel use, urban sprawl
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    An increasing number of people are starting to consider the potential downsides of a transition to autonomous cars. The FBI is already looking at them for the potential ill effects on law enforcement, and a scientist for Toyota is raising the possibility that driverless vehicles could actually be ...

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    Followup: Tesla Model S successfully hacked by Zhejiang University team
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    The $10,000 prize for successfully hacking a Tesla Model S has been claimed. A team from Zhejiang University in China claimed victory at the Symposium on Security for Asia Network (SyScan360) event in Beijing by exploiting a "flow design flaw," whatever that means, to gain access to vital systems ...

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    Official: Mobility Ventures adds luxury model to its lineup of wheelchair-accessible vans
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    Mobility Ventures, the Indiana-based maker of vehicles designed and built to accommodate people with disabilities, is adding a luxury model to its lineup. Called the MV-1 LX, the vehicle joins Mobility Ventures' portfolio of purpose-built vans with wheelchair ramps. The LX model adds more ...

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    Breaking: 2015 Ford Mustang specs revealed, GT to pack 435 HP [UPDATE]
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    The 2015 Ford Mustang sounds great so far – at least on paper. Ford has just announced specs for the latest version of the iconic pony car in Dearborn, telling Autoblog that it will pump out as much as 435 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque from its 5.0-liter V8. Those gaudy figures ...

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    Featured: Nuclear-powered concept cars from the Atomic Age
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    In the 1950s and early 60s, the dawn of nuclear power was supposed to lead to a limitless consumer culture, a world of flying cars and autonomous kitchens all powered by clean energy. In Europe, it offered the then-limping continent a cheap, inexhaustible supply of power after years of rationing ...

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    Report: FBI fears autonomous cars will make great weapons
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    Let's face it, autonomous cars aren't coming; they're already here. From Google's continual testing to promises from Nissan and Mercedes-Benz that the tech is on the way, the only direction that driverless vehicles are moving is forward. Although, we're already seeing the first joking jabs about ...

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    Official: Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally lands on Google board
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    Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally often referred to the Blue Oval as a technology company when he led the automaker. Now he'll be offering guidance to a different kind of technology firm: Google. Mulally was appointed to Google's board of directors July 9, and late Tuesday, it was announced that he ...

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