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    Official: Audi scores first CA autonomous car permit
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    Audi apparently knows how to get to the front of a line when it comes to driverless vehicles. The German automaker had the honor of being the very first company to receive one of California's new autonomous vehicle driving permits. It was a perfect followup to it being among the earliest ones to ...

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    Study: Is it illegal to use the Apple Watch while driving?
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    In conjunction with the typical Internet feeding frenzy that goes hand in hand with the announcement of each new iPhone, Apple has been cited in countless headlines this week after its debut of its new Apple Watch on September 9. The so-called "smartwatch" is far from an industry first – ...

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    Video: ASU and DARPA team attempt jetpack-aided four-minute mile
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    The importance of a soldier's foot speed has been known since well before Pheidippides made his famous run during the Battle of Marathon. And while humans on the whole are faster than their ancestors, thanks to more advanced technology and training methods, there are still biomechanical speed ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 9.16.14
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    Bugatti Dynamic Driving Experience Ever wonder what it's like to have so much money that you can literally buy anything you want? What would that be like? Our man Basem Wasef gets to play the part of the rich distinguished gentleman as he learns what it's like to be courted by Bugatti, and it ...

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    Video: Evo takes flight in BMW's sultry i8
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    Electric cars and hybrids are here to stay, much to the apparent dismay of some auto enthusiasts, but that doesn't mean they have to represent the death of enjoyable driving. Granted, the initial run of hybrids in the US like the Honda Insight and Toyota Prius weren't exactly tailor-made for ...

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    Report: Automakers stuck on structural adhesives for new cars
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    The biggest benefit of adhesives is that they allow automakers to mix and match structural materials. Whether shedding pounds to gain speed or points of fuel economy, weight is always the enemy when it comes to automotive efficiency. With increasing regulation forcing automakers worldwide to ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 9.12.14
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    Looking back at Oprah's free-car giveaway "You get a car! You get a car! You get a car! You get a car!" 10 years ago this week, Oprah Winfrey shouted those words as members of her studio audience screamed in delight, all of them just having won brand new Pontiac G6s. Greg Migliore looks back on ...

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    Study: Risk of cyber-threats may increase as cars load up on computers, active controls
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    "You can have everything super-secure, but one part can compromise everything in the car, including safety." – Walter Buga Features in many new cars that are widely seen as the first steps toward a self-driving future may also making cars more susceptible to cyber crime, according to a ...

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    Report: Fuel cells will flop outside Japan, says VW
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    "It may fly within Japan, but not globally," VW's Shoji said. It's long been battered into our beleaguered auto writer brains that the ultimate future source of motivation for tomorrow's cars and trucks is not gasoline, diesel, electricity, natural gas, propane or solar power – it's the ...

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    Video: Custom Tesla Model S features incredible light-up paint
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    One of the most fascinating things about documentaries which examine the bizarre creatures populating our Earth's oceans is the concept of bioluminescence. Deep down in the drink, there are jellyfish and other creatures able to emit their own light – often in beautiful, strobing patterns. ...

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    Official: Toyota U-squared urban utility concept inspired by Maker Faire [w/video]
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    There's a quiet revolution happening in US cities. People want to mix an urban lifestyle with a connection to nature and appreciation for craftsmanship. The result of all of this is folks pursuing things as varied as urban farming, home brewing and the whole maker movement. Toyota thinks it has ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 9.8.14
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    2016 Jaguar XE revealed The last time Jaguar made a midsize sedan, it wasn't exactly praised. No, the X-Type wasn't a proper offering in a segment led by the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, but this new XE looks to offer serious competition for classmates from Germany, America, ...

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    Report: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata first engine shot revealed
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    We've dug deep for just about every scrap of 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata info available out of the car's California reveal celebration, but powertrain particulars have been especially hard to come by. While we still don't have engine specifications, the folks over at Autoweek have scored a nice scoop ...

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    Report: Nissan could have bought a stake in Aston Martin as early as 2012
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    Aston Martin has a very interesting future ahead of it. While the British brand appeared to be struggling with aging tech for a while, fresh investment from Daimler may have shown a light toward the future with the brand getting engines and electronics from them. Also, former Renault-Nissan top ...

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    Official: Cadillac to launch Super Cruise semi-autonomous technology in two years [w/video]
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    We all know that self-driving cars are coming. It's not so much a question of If so much as When. And when it comes to General Motors products, we now have something of a date to work with, as Cadillac has announced plans to roll out what it is calling Super Cruise technology in an unnamed new ...

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    Report: Chinese university patents crazy single-track rescue motorcycle
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    Students at China's Chang'an University have applied for a patent on the bizarre creation seen above, according to Visor Down. It's clearly based on a motorcycle, and this oddity appears to be an attempt at a conversion to remove the wheels and replace them with a single, continuous track. The ...

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    Video: Jay Leno puts carbon fiber wheels to the test on a Porsche 911 GT3 RS
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    Jay Leno's Garage usually focuses on looking at cars new and old, speaking to their owners and then Jay taking a drive to see what he thinks. However, Leno throws his usual shtick to the curb this week to do a full product test of the carbon fiber wheels from a company called Carbon Revolution. ...

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    Exclusive: Toyota will steer clear of driverless cars
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    Toyota executives say the company's primary focus is on safety. At least for the time being, that means the company won't pursue development of a driverless car. Speaking at the company's advanced safety seminar in Ypsilanti, MI, Thursday morning, Seigo Kuzumaki, Toyota's deputy chief safety ...

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    Exclusive: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata firsthand impressions and notebook scribblings
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    In a temporarily repurposed airport hanger in Monterey, CA, the world caught its first glimpse of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata tonight, and I was fortunate enough to attend in person along with my fellow auto media colleagues, Mazda execs, a couple hundred Miata devotees and, oddly, a fair number of ...

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    Report: GM to combat driver distraction with 'Seeing Machines'
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    People, distracted driving needs to end. Now. A woman's butt was impaled by a metal pole because she was texting while driving. Seriously, this needs to stop. But how? How do you get people to put their phones down and focus on managing the 4,000-pound hulk of steel they're hurtling along at 70 ...

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