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Ford Europe uses ‘Robobutt’ to tackle problem of sweaty butts

Over three days, a soaked dummy bottom sits and fidgets 7,500 times

Over three days, a soaked dummy bottom sits and fidgets 7,500 times.

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Fiat Chrysler to open $30M autonomous driving test facility in Michigan

First-of-its kind facility for FCA will also test advanced safety tech

It's the first facility — or major investment — of its kind for the automaker.

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New autonomous testing ground in Michigan will help battle bad weather

The American Center for Mobility opens as region gets buried in snow and cold.

The facility is on the site of a former World War II bomber plant opened by Ford and later operated by GM.

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California, Michigan address autonomous testing progress

Michigan site raises more cash, California raises more objections.

Michigan raises another $15 million for its self-driving testing plant in Ypsilanti, while automakers push California regulators to ease autonomous testing regulations.

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UPS Drone Delivery | Autoblog Minute

UPS has begun testing residential delivery drones with the aim at improving delivery efficiency. Drones fly autonomously and can carry packages up to 10 lbs.

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Federal government names 10 autonomous testing sites

US DOT picks sites the day before new administration is sworn in.

The US Department of Energy chooses the 10 sites, including two in California and others in Michigan, Iowa and Pennsylvania, where testing of autonomous vehicles can take place.

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Audi A3 diesel fails independent emissions test in Europe

Test finds double the NOx, but Audi says A3 has been independently tested to comply with legal levels.

European Union arm tests Audi's A3 diesels and finds double the legal limit of nitrogen oxides were emitted.

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Dodge Challenger ADR prototypes spied with massive rubber

It lives, and it’s getting some help from the Viper ACR.

Prototypes' tires hint towards an upcoming wide-body model.

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Not even Ford GT prototypes can get away from the cops [UPDATE]

Three supercars were caught speeding in Colorado.

Going double the speed limit results in a hefty ticket and a court date.

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First video of the Toyota Supra hints at electricification

Upcoming Supra caught testing on film for the first time.

Is it us or are there some strange noises coming from the prototype?

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Michigan is one step closer to unrestricted autonomous vehicle use

The American home of the automobile doesn't want to get left behind in the self-driving race.

Michigan senate unanimously approves unrestricted use of autonomous vehicles.

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Why zero to 60 mph performance is overrated

In the real world, those times don't apply

The methods used to achieve these numbers make them useless as a real-world comparison tool.

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Germany finds 'suspiciously high' CO2 levels after retests

Germany hasn't disclosed the types of diesel models that are being retested.

More than half of the diesel models that Germany has retested had higher-than-expected CO2 levels.

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Study: autonomous vehicles could improve MPG 10% in EPA tests

CMU offers the EPA info on how to incorporate self-driving tech into testing.

Incorporating autonomy into EPA driving cycles could influence how automakers program their cars.

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Jaguar pushes F-Pace toward Frankfurt debut [w/video]

Jaguar shows us how it has tested the upcoming new F-Pace crossover in extreme climates, before it makes its debut in Frankfurt and commences production in Solihull, UK.

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Buick really wants us to know the new Cascada convertible won't leak

Buick is doing its best to guarantee the new Cascada convertible is completely free of leaks in its fabric roof.

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2016 Chevy Malibu exhaustively tested with four decades of data

Chevy didn't take the easy route when it came to developing the upcoming all-new Malibu, and has given us a sneak peek at the new sedan ahead of its New York debut next month with this video shot during its development.

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How GM engineers are using diaper 'snow' to keep you warm

When a GM engineer investigated his daughter's wet diaper, he discovered a material that makes for a great imitation of snow all year long. Now, the company is using the stuff to test the heaters on its vehicles to make them perform even better in the future.

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Aston Martin tests new Lagonda super-sedan in Oman

Aston Martin has been on a long road towards reviving the Lagonda name. The last Lagonda – that famously wedgy sedan – ended production in 1990. The name came back on a crossover concept in 2009, but for better or worse, never reached production. Then about a month ago, Aston teased a new super sedan to revive the marque, and shipped it off to Oman for hot weather testing under the baking Arabian sun. And now it's released a full batch of photos giving us our best look at the exclusi

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