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MOAR Foldable eBike | Autoblog Minute

MOAR Bikes company created an electric foldable all-terrain bike. eBIke uses a Samsung 48V lithium battery and can do 25 miles on a single charge.

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LED Wheel Lights From MonkeyLectric | Autoblog Minute

Monkey Lights are weatherproof wheel-mounted LED lights with fun designs that are aimed at improving cyclist visibility.

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Faraday Future releases teaser of new EV's front end before CES reveal

And some of you thought this would never happen.

Were you worried?

Green
Las Vegas installs cool solar-kinetic street lights

They also monitor traffic, measure air quality and provide free wifi.

EnGoPlanet is providing Sin City with LED street lights powered by the sun and pedestrians' footsteps.

1,000-pixel headlights could offer improved vision at night

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a new headlight technology that automatically and intelligently adapt to the current traffic conditions.

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IIHS developing rating system for adaptive headlights

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is turning its attention to headlights, and particularly the adaptive variety. This is a good thing.

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Nissan Teatro For Dayz Concept swaps steering wheel for tablet [w/video]

There Are Far Too Many LED Screens In This EV

Nissan introduces the Teatro For Dayz Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, which is packed with ways to distract the driver.

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Audi billboard tracks pedestrians like prison escapees

Audi is making pedestrians in Belgium feel like fugitives on the run with a giant A4 billboard that tracks them through the street at night.

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Ford offering emergency strobes on Super Duty trucks [w/video]

Have a job to do that you may need to warn others about? Ford is offering optional amber LED emergency strobe lights on its F-Series Super Duty trucks.

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Mercedes CLS is getting a facelift, interior and exterior spied

The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class basically invented the four-door coupe niche when the first generation was unveiled in 2004. While it had less practicality than a traditional sedan, it made up for it with tons of style. The second generation continued the lineage in 2010, albeit with a less bulbous shape than the original. The refresh for the second-gen CLS has been recently spied, with an emphasis on improving the interior and adding new lighting.

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Porsche Macan teaser reveals unique quad-LEDs

In truth, all-but-undisguised prototypes for the upcoming Porsche Macan compact crossover have been spotted galavanting all around the globe for some time now, but even the least-camouflaged examples have been caught wearing eyepatches covering their headlights and taillights. A dark new teaser image from Porsche clues us in to why that is – the baby Cayenne is getting unique quad-LED peepers up front.

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Audi promises next A8 on sale by year's end, LED Matrix lamps to be available [w/video]

Audi has just released details about its new Matrix LED headlamps, but just as illuminating as the new lighting technology is confirmation that the next A8 will appear "on the market at the end of 2013." While Audi is calling the model new, expectations – and the spy shots above – suggest more of a traditional mid-cycle refresh.

Helios Bars Make Your Bike Smarter With Bluetooth GPS, LED Lighting [VIDEO]

For cyclists, the road can be a dangerous place, and it can become all the more dangerous when you have to look up directions to where you are going on your phone while pedaling away. That's why bike-tech startup Helios created Helios Bars, handlebars that turn your ride into a smart bike.

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2014 Volvo XC60 scooped before launch

A Chinese automotive site has snagged the first spy shots of the updated Volvo XC60, completely uncovered. While the overall profile of the vehicle remains intact, the headlights are heavily revised. Gone are the two-piece units, which featured the separate light strip between the main cluster and the grille. In place now are larger lenses, somewhat reminiscent of those found on the S60 sedan. Also updated is the grille, which gets a little wider to meet the new headlights. The grille receives m

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Street Smarts, customizable puddle lamps project your class

Ah, SEMA. Always a bastion of terrific ideas and entirely tasteful modifications. The latest innovation to come from the show that brought you this, and that is a product called Street Stamps. Building off of the previous popularity of underglow lights, Street Stamps project a customizable image on the ground from your vehicle. The image can be rendered in white, blue, red, green, yellow or a custom color at the owner's request.

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Acura's ILX Hybrid gets all ate up with LED lighting

Acura has paired its 2013 ILX Hybrid with the band Metric on its U.S. tour. To keep people as intrigued outside the concert as they are inside, Acura turned the ILX into an LED art car with a 3D display where there should have been an interior.

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Acura's ILX Hybrid gets all ate up with LED lighting

Acura has paired its 2013 ILX with the band Metric on its U.S. tour. To keep people as intrigued outside the concert as they are inside, Acura turned the ILX into an LED art car with a 3D display where there should have been an interior.

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Renault Alpine A110-50 concept does its papa proud

Renault has officially released details on its Alpine A110-50 Concept. Designed to pay homage to the original Alpine A110, the machine wears a body crafted from carbon fiber and dipped in a shade of the same iconic Alpine Blue we all know and love. Up front, designers worked in a set of half-ring yellow LED lights reminiscent of the hood-mounted fog lights found on the original. That's pretty much where the similarities end, however. Based loosely on the crushingly-sexy Renault Dezir Concept, th

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Cadillac choreographs light show for approaching its 2013 XTS

Cadillac has already been releasing a steady drip of information about what's going into its 2013 XTS like its autonomous-vehicle tech, and now it's focusing on lighting choreography. Cadillac reminds us that its lighting signature is vertical bands of illumination, tying it back to 1948, when the tailfins for which the brand is still known were first used on cars like the Fleetwood Sixty Special and Series 61 Coupe.

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Rear window LED panel the ideal way to scold tailgating drivers

I had a buddy in college who got so tired of tailgaters that he carved a middle finger out of plywood, wrapped it in Christmas lights, and stuck it in the rear window of his Volkswagen. When someone got too close on the interstate, he flipped a button, and the wooden bird illuminated, letting people know exactly how he felt.

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