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    Video: Audi developing powertrain sound of the future for R8 e-tron

    Audi knows sound, and it wants its upcoming plug-in cars to have as distinctive a grumble as possible, just like its fossil-fuel-burning brethren. That's why Audi engineers are working on "new sound signatures" for future e-tron models. You can tell how seriously Audi is taking this by the way it ...

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    Ford teaches blind people how to drive stick

    Ford recently invited 30 visually-impaired individuals to its Merkenic Development Center test track in Cologne, Germany to put them behind the wheel for a few high-speed exercises. The program was designed to give the disabled individuals a better understanding of how vehicles behave in traffic ...

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    Video: Mercedes-Benz takes a look at blind auto mechanic Bart Hickey

    The world is full of enigmas. How else would you explain a composer like Ludwig van Beethoven, who continued to compose and perform even after he went deaf? Chances are you've heard of Beethoven, but you probably haven't heard of Bart Hickey. Bart, tragically, is blind. Which sadly enough means ...

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    Blind man tackles the road course at Daytona on his own

    Mark Riccobono's blind lap of Daytona – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Another year, another Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona champion. Something interesting happened before the prototypes took to the track, though, when a Ford Escape Hybrid took on the 1.5-mile road course. The driver, ...

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    Report: Blind man fails attempt to set 200 mph speed record [w/video]

    Anyone who has ever perused the Guinness Book of World Records knows that there is an entry for just about anything imaginable and plenty more things you just haven't yet wrapped your head around. There is apparently even a land speed record for bank managers. Well, blind bank managers, anyway. ...

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    VIDEO: Volvo gives sneak preview of new S60 sedan... to a blind artist

    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    With debuts for new vehicles scheduled months in advance, automakers like to keep us on our proverbial toes with sneak previews. Sometimes they give them to us, and we in turn pass them on to you. Sometimes they give previews to its top customers, who ...

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    Vibering concept protects blind from those silent killers called hybrids

    Click above for more pictures of the Vibering conceptCars can be dangerous objects, there's no doubt about it. While the most obvious danger is definitely an accident while driving, there are other ways your car could kill you. Exhaust from gasoline vehicles is very dangerous, and diesel soot can ...

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    Prius targeted: Maryland lawmakers want "minimum" vehicle sound levels

    Click above for a high-resolution gallery of the 2007 Toyota Prius Touring. While the Toyota Prius and other hybrids may be the next best thing to riding a Vespa for the environment, one group has been concerned about their lack of noise they produce. Members of the National Federation of the ...

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    Not again: Blind man caught going 100 mph in Barcelona

    A blind man was recently caught by a speed camera doing 98 mph on public roads in Spain. The man had lost his sight in a car accident in 1996, and, as he explained to the court, wanted to drive just one more time. So, just like the last time we heard about a sightless driver, the man had his wife ...


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