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It's fully compliant with TSA regulations

It's fully compliant with TSA regulations.

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It's even flat-proof

It's even flat-proof.

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Hits 103 mph on jet-powered hoverboard that only he can fly

It claims he traveled 103.4 miles per hour.

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Just in case one hoverboard wasn't enough for you

Just in case one hoverboard wasn't enough for you.

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Mech tech is apparently the new hotness

Transcript: Mech suit racing is coming. Furrion exo-bionics has created what they call the world's first racing mech. Designed to compete in the X1 mech racing league. No word when this league will begin.

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DARPA wants to put gamers to work.

The program will pair ground troops with future UAV flotillas that will use player-developed strategies.

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Marcus Welz, CEO of Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems, says autonomous cars won't be safe unless we upgrade our infrastructure.

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Mercedes-Benz announced a new commercial concept for future delivery vans.

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Which car looked and drove the furthest ahead of its time?

The Chrysler Airflow looked futuristic but drove like 1934. Many have copied the Mini's layout but it looked frumpy. What car leaped ahead more than all others?

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Nevada's Schwartz says Faraday Future's factory plan has red flags.

Nevada treasurer says Faraday Future's financial backing may amount to a risky bet.

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Everything will be connected. Everything will be awesome.

Renewable energy, vehicle autonomy, V2G and connectivity combine to make the future beautiful.

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In a roundtable discussion, Bob Lutz tries to predict the future of motoring. The result is science fiction that's based on advances of multiple technologies that already exist today.

New systems offer potential, but automated tickets already irk drivers

Systems now being developed by the federal government to handle vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications in an upcoming connected-car era may have the capability to more precisely track the locations and speeds of individual motorists.

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Anybody remember the Ford Futura? It wasn't exactly a world-beater of a car, so we don't think the name Toyota's has apparently chosen for its first production fuel-cell vehicle is a tribute of sorts. Though one never knows. Maybe Toyota just likes 18-inch-tall EVs.

Changing habits and attitudes suggest America's romance with the road may be fading

After rising almost continuously since World War II, driving by U.S. households has declined nearly 10 percent since 2004, with a start before the Great Recession suggesting economics is not the only cause.

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"By 2070, the passenger road market could be nearly oil-free." That's the key line (for us, anyway) in a report out from Shell titled New Lens Scenarios. The oil giant is trying to understand the future (who isn't?) and to do that, it envisioned two possible futures, one called "Mountains" and the other "Oceans."

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"By 2070, the passenger road market could be nearly oil-free." That's the key line (for us, anyway) in a report out from Shell titled New Lens Scenarios. The oil giant is trying to understand the future (who isn't?) and to do that, it envisioned two possible futures, one called "Mountains" and the other "Oceans."

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We last reported on Mazda's next-generation rotary engine project in June of 2012 when the automaker built its last Renesis-powered RX-8, but rumors of this new engine's development had been around way before that final car left the production line in Japan, last year.

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Turns out, the good folks at Audi aren't nihilists. The German automaker has joined up with Columbia University researchers to make predictions about city life in 2050, when 7 billion people will be urban dwellers. The result is five potential future scenarios, and none of them involve world destruction. Or even replicants.

Ed. Originally published 12/15. Updates below.

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