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Google has a patent for autonomous vehicles to detect the turn signals of other traffic on the road, which could increase driverless car safety.

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Hyundai now has a patent for a door that combines a van's sliding door with a gullwing hinge, and the company thinks it'd be great for an RV.

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Toyota has a patent for a way to move the image around a vehicle's head-up display, which always keeps it in a useful place for the driver.

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Patent images of the new Honda Civic Hatchback have popped up, showing a vehicle that's largely similar to the Geneva Motor Show concept.

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This patent may have been filed before the accident, but it was granted just after.

Google was granted a patent for bus detection on autonomous vehicles, which comes just weeks after one the company's driverless models hit a transit bus. The company filed for the patent well before the crash, though.

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Kick your vehicle into self-driving mode and a projector system could swing into action, complete with its own screen.

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EV maker Faraday Future complements concept vehicle with improved component.

Electric-vehicle startup Faraday Future says its power inverter is cheaper, more powerful.

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Newly published patent renderings might have revealed the Lamborghini Centenario before the limited-edition supercar's debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

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There's more to GM's Sidecar deal than just ride sharing. There are some important patents, for example.

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Ford is thinking about allowing drivers to remove a rear wheel and attach it to an electric unicycle. Yes, we're serious. There's a patent and everything.

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Internal hackathons helped Ford employees file almost 6,000 applications to the US Patent Office in 2015, a 36 percent increase over last year.

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Hyundai and Kia will license hybrid technology from Paice to end a patent dispute that could have cost the automakers $29 million or more.

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A recent trademark application suggests that Lamborghini could put the radical one-off Egoista concept into production.

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Hyundai and Kia could be on the hook to pay at least $28.9 million to Paice LLC for patent infringement, but they are appealing.

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Google now a has patent for technology to broadcast video between vehicles to make drivers aware of upcoming obstructions before they can see the problem.

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Toyota might be ready to take a stab at the flying car, as revealed by a patent drawing for a car with stackable wings.

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Google wants to make driving more comfortable by routing you around roads covered in potholes, thanks to a new patent. The tech doesn't seem too hard to implement, either.

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Ford has patented a way to use information about things like road grade and navigation data to more efficiently make use of the adaptive cruise control. The system seems perfect to help autonomous vehicles maximize their fuel economy.

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GM now has a patent for a cloud-based system to transfer personalization settings between vehicles, including the seating position, audio presets, contacts, and much more. The automaker sees useful applications for car sharing services and rental companies.

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Ford is facing a $1 billion lawsuit for allegedly infringing on the intellectual property of software company Versata. The legal case is already quite complicated.

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A newly found patent filing from Ram shows a stowable ramp system that could make loading your truck easier than ever.

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