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  • Cadillac ELR pictures and hands-on
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    Cadillac ELR pictures and hands-on

    By 17 January 2013

    Fancy an electric sports car, but haven’t got enough money for a Tesla? Then right now, this is your best hope. The Cadillac ELR was launched at the Detroit auto show this week and we managed to go hands-on and grab a chat with a few of the people who...

  • Maserati Quattroporte pictures and hands-on
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    Maserati Quattroporte pictures and hands-on

    By 17 January 2013

    It may seem like the quintessential Italian big saloon car, but this new Quattroporte (sounds sexy, but in Italian it simply means "four door") has been redesigned primarily for China. You see the old car, svelte though it was, was a little cramped in...

  • Lexus IS pictures and hands-on (video)
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    Lexus IS pictures and hands-on (video)

    By 17 January 2013

    There’s no getting round it. Whatever interesting nuggets we tell you about the features of the new Lexus IS, or however interesting we reckon the car’s general looks are, whether you like it is probably going to come down to what you think of that...

  • BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept pictures and hands-on
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    BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept pictures and hands-on

    By 15 January 2013

    Don’t believe the concept name, this is your new 3-Series coupe. After being hit for six by the Audi A5-which up-ended this coupe market by introducing an altogether different body style to the saloon A4 - BMW has responded by repositioning its coupe...

  • BodyWave: The amazing steering wheel concept that knows when you are about to fall asleep
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    BodyWave: The amazing steering wheel concept that knows when you are about to fall asleep

    By 15 January 2013

    Imagine having a steering wheel that can detect when you're about to fall asleep before you even realise it yourself. Or a phone that can be turned on just by your thinking about it. These are just two of the examples of an imminent new technology that...

  • C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray pictures and hands-on
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    C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray pictures and hands-on

    By 15 January 2013

    It’s not exactly exaggerating to say that a new Corvette doesn’t come along every day of the week. So perhaps it’s unsurprising that the new "C7" Corvette, which ushers back in the famous "Stingray" name too, is on the front of every US paper this...

  • QNX car platform 2.0 concept in a Bentley Continental GTC pictures and hands-on
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    QNX car platform 2.0 concept in a Bentley Continental GTC pictures and hands-on

    By 14 January 2013

    QNX is probably the biggest company you’ve never heard of, when it comes to in-car tech. Wholly owned by RIM of BlackBerry fame, the company’s on-board operating system sees service in the vehicles of most car manufacturers you care to name and in...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish 2014 pictures and eyes-on
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    Aston Martin Vanquish 2014 pictures and eyes-on

    By 12 January 2013

    Las Vegas is a city full of visual treats, but here's something we didn't expect to see on the Consumer Electronics Show floor: the 2014 model of the Aston Martin Vanquish. Hubba, hubba. The Brit-born company's latest motor sure is a visual treat, one...

  • Audi invents always on full-beam lights that don't blind oncoming drivers
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    Audi invents always on full-beam lights that don't blind oncoming drivers

    By 9 January 2013

    Audi has demoed the latest technology in smart headlights at CES 2013, showing-off LED lights that can cleverly avoid dazzling oncoming drivers. Introducing the next-generation Matrix LED headlight, Audi predicted a win-win future – one in which the...

  • Audi A3 gets faster in 2013: In-car 4G LTE wireless broadband unveiled
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    Audi A3 gets faster in 2013: In-car 4G LTE wireless broadband unveiled

    By 8 January 2013

    Audi is today revealing the 2013 Audi A3 incorporating 4G LTE wireless broadband at CES 2013 in Las Vegas.  The 4G LTE connection comes thanks to the second-gen Gobi multi-mode 3G/4G LTE chipset, powered by the Qualcomm MDM9215.  With theoretical data...

  • Ford SYNC AppLink adds Rhapsody, Glympse and more
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    Ford SYNC AppLink adds Rhapsody, Glympse and more

    By 7 January 2013

    Ford has added a round of useful apps to its in-car, voice-control system that is Ford SYNC. The AppLink catalogue now includes the on-demand music service Rhapsody. If you launch the Rhapsody app on your phone while in your car, the Ford SYNC system...

  • Garmin Edge 810 and 510 cycle computers track your ride, keep you connected
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    Garmin Edge 810 and 510 cycle computers track your ride, keep you connected

    By 7 January 2013

    Garmin has updated its Edge cycling computers with the launch of the Garmin Edge 810 and Garmin Edge 610 at CES 2013.  The navigation company teased us before the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that new devices would be launched and has now listed...

  • Toyota teases self-driving car ahead of CES
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    Toyota teases self-driving car ahead of CES

    By 5 January 2013

    Toyota has teased its new self-driving car technology ahead of CES 2013, taking place in Las Vegas next week, showing us that in the future we may not have to be in front of the wheel to drive from A to Z. Toyota used one of its Lexus research vehicles...

  • Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi KX-4 review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi KX-4 review

    By 4 January 2013

    We’ve been looking at the 4x4 - or SUVs, as they’re now more commonly known - in many recent reviews. Although it’s been knocking about for a couple of years, we didn’t think it was fair to leave Kia’s Sportage out of the round. In many respects,...

  • Fiat Panda Easy TwinAir  review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Fiat Panda Easy TwinAir review

    By 3 January 2013

    The squircle. It’s one of those slightly ridiculous, post-millennial words that any writer worth his or her salt ought to avoid. Yet before long, it’ll probably be making an appearance in the Oxford English Dictionary. And given that the squared-off...

  • Hyundai to use Google Maps APIs in 2013 Blue Link in-car system
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    Hyundai to use Google Maps APIs in 2013 Blue Link in-car system

    By 2 January 2013

    Hyundai has partnered with Google in the US to integrate Google Maps application programming interfaces (APIs) in its Blue Link telematics platform. This will improve search functionality of its in-car system, including voice search. Other features to...

  • Russian plane crash caught on car dash cam as debris hits (video)
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    Russian plane crash caught on car dash cam as debris hits (video)

    By 2 January 2013

    A plane crash in Moscow was unwittingly filmed on a car's dashboard camera, showing parts of the aircraft hitting a vehicle in front. It is common practice in Russia to fit dash cams as there are many reported incidents of insurance fraud, and drivers...

  • Honda CR-V 2.0 iVTEC EX review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Honda CR-V 2.0 iVTEC EX review

    By 28 December 2012

    Everyone loves to hate an SUV, don’t they? Yet, as our recent review of the VW Touareg attests, even those of us who hate the breed can’t help but be won over and see why they’re so popular with modern families, after a week behind the wheel. And...

  • RenaultSport Megane 265 Cup review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    RenaultSport Megane 265 Cup review

    By 20 December 2012

    In the land of the hot hatch RenaultSport would be king. Back in the Eighties, when this type of car truly took off, Peugeot and VW – with the 205 GTi and the Golf GTi – were the kings of transforming euro shopping trollies into cheap ways to get...

  • VW Touareg 3.0 TDI with Dynaudio sound system  review
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    VW Touareg 3.0 TDI with Dynaudio sound system review

    By 12 December 2012

    The Americans have always been obsessed with big cars. They have big roads, and the inexplicable need to own cars with big, 5-litre V8 engines. While we can see the charm of a big lump of power under the bonnet - sorry, hood - with fuel now rivalling...

  • TomTom for Android updated: More handsets supported, downloads improved
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    TomTom for Android updated: More handsets supported, downloads improved

    By 4 December 2012

    TomTom has released an update to TomTom for Android today, bringing with it support for a wider range of screen resolutions.  When TomTom for Android launched in October 2012, it came with a surprise: it supported only a limited screen resolution, meaning...

  • Prototype electric bus can wirelessly recharge at every stop
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    Prototype electric bus can wirelessly recharge at every stop

    By 4 December 2012

    Utah State University in the US has demonstrated its prototype Aggie Bus, an electric transport vehicle that features inductive charging abilities. It can be charged automatically from powered plates in the ground, which could technically be installed...

  • Customisable Christmas: Satnav accessories
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    Customisable Christmas: Satnav accessories

    By 30 November 2012

    Motoring fans tend to get a touch left out at Christmas. Chances are, only the luckiest of the lucky will find a shiny new car outside their house on Christmas morning. For the rest, Pocket-lint has come up with a few ideas to bring a smile to the face...

  • Porsche Cayman pictures and hands-on
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    Porsche Cayman pictures and hands-on

    By 29 November 2012

    Porsche revealed its new Cayman in Los Angeles yesterday at the 2012 LA Auto Show, and we were in town to get a first glimpse. The sister car of the Boxster unveiled earlier this year in Geneva, the Cayman appears at first glance to be very much a “same...

  • Audi A6 Allroad 3.0 TDI Quattro review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Audi A6 Allroad 3.0 TDI Quattro review

    By 29 November 2012

    The Audi A6 Allroad is something of a strange car. Not strange in terms of looks, because it has a prettiness to it's toughened design, but strange in terms of it's positioning as a car. It's something of a rare breed, combining the practicality of a...