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  • Rolls-Royce announces the Wraith with Satellite Aided Transmission
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    Rolls-Royce announces the Wraith with Satellite Aided Transmission

    By 6 March 2013

    Rolls-Royce has debuted its most powerful car yet, the Wraith, which can reach 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds, but for us tech heads also features the company's new Satellite Aided Transmission - a first for the industry. The body of the car is what you'd expect...

  • Ferrari LaFerrari pictures and eyes-on
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    Ferrari LaFerrari pictures and eyes-on

    By 6 March 2013

    The Ferrari LaFerrari, what do we know of this, Ferrari’s flagship hypercar – successor to the 2005 Enzo and before that the legendary F50 and F40? Well for starters, we can tell you that it’s absolutely huge. It might be low, but while McLaren’s...

  • Lamborghini Veneno pictures and eyes-on
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    Lamborghini Veneno pictures and eyes-on

    By 6 March 2013

    Lamborghini has always had an amusing relationship with Ferrari. It was set up by a man who built tractors because he got annoyed with old-man Ferrari’s less than bothered attitude towards fixing his personal Ferrari when it broke. And ever since, the...

  • Volvo develops cyclist detection system that can brake before you
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    Volvo develops cyclist detection system that can brake before you

    By 6 March 2013

    It's full steam ahead at Volvo today. First, it's announcement that Spotify will be incorporated into its cars' dashes and now a clever system which will automatically detect and brake for cyclists. Called the Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with full...

  • Lotus Evora Sports Racer pictures and hands-on
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    Lotus Evora Sports Racer pictures and hands-on

    By 6 March 2013

    The Lotus Evora has received numerous accolades since its launch. Using a combination of value for money, good looks and impressive performance, it has become the sports car that every motoring enthusiast can aspire to. The Evora exists in two different...

  • Volvo and Spotify pair up to bring streaming to in-car audio systems
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    Volvo and Spotify pair up to bring streaming to in-car audio systems

    By 6 March 2013

    Spotify will be coming to Volvo cars fitted with the Sensus Connected Touch in-car entertainment system. Announced at the Geneva Motor Show, the Spotify streaming tech will be the first fully integrated voice-controlled Spotify set-up in a car dashboard....

  • TomTom powering in-dash navigation for Fiat, debuts on Fiat 500L
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    TomTom powering in-dash navigation for Fiat, debuts on Fiat 500L

    By 5 March 2013

    TomTom has announced that it will be powering the next in-dash navigation solution for Fiat, with the quirky Fiat 500L being the first car to get the new navigation solution. Announced at the Geneva Motor Show, TomTom will be incorporated into the 5-inch...

  • Nissan Juke Acenta Premium 1.6L  review
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    Nissan Juke Acenta Premium 1.6L review

    By 1 March 2013

    The Nissan Juke Acenta is, well, it's rather hard to describe without diving into a whole stock of synonyms for "unusual". Yes it has four wheels and vaguely resembles a five-door hatchback car-meets-SUV, but it's an unconventional design to say the least....

  • Spotify in Ford EcoSport: The first listen
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    Spotify in Ford EcoSport: The first listen

    By 27 February 2013

    Spotify has announced that it will be joining Ford's Sync AppLink service in Europe when the new EcoSport comes out later this year. We jumped in the yet to be released car at Mobile World Congress to see how you'll be able to listen to your favourite...

  • Ford bringing in-car Spotify to Europe
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    Ford bringing in-car Spotify to Europe

    By 25 February 2013

    Ford has teamed up with Spotify to bring the music-streaming service to its Ford Sync AppLink cars in Europe in the very near future. The all-new EcoSport in Europe will be among the first vehicles in Europe to offer the Ford SYNC AppLink system when...

  • Nissan Safety Shield gives you 360-degree driver vision
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    Nissan Safety Shield gives you 360-degree driver vision

    By 22 February 2013

    Nissan hopes to transform in-vehicle safety with its newly launched Safety Shield package. The technology, which will ship with the new Nissan Note, brings a package of top of the line safety features to an affordable car. Safety Shield comprises three...

  • Mini completes world's first backflip (video)
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    Mini completes world's first backflip (video)

    By 20 February 2013

    There really isn't too much else we can say about this one. The title is pretty self-explanatory. It's a Mini, it does a backflip, it is amazing.  This is the first time a car has ever managed to do a backflip, we're told. Obviously backflipping cars...

  • Happy Birthday Pocket-lint: Today we are 10!
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    Happy Birthday Pocket-lint: Today we are 10!

    By 19 February 2013

    A decade ago I did something brave. I registered the Pocket-lint domain name and launched what would become the largest independent gadget site in the UK. Gosh, a lot has happened since then. Today we are 10. In the past 10 years we've seen companies...

  • Touchscreen heads-up displays to be standard in most cars by 2014, starting with Jaguar Land Rover
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    Touchscreen heads-up displays to be standard in most cars by 2014, starting with Jaguar Land Rover

    By 15 February 2013

    Most cars will have a touchscreen interactive heads-up display in them that can easily connect and share information from the driver's phone, by the end of 2014. That's the futuristic vision according to RealVNC, a British company which has just signed...

  • Alfa Romeo MiTo SBK has crazy superbike launch stunt (video)
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    Alfa Romeo MiTo SBK has crazy superbike launch stunt (video)

    By 1 February 2013

    A good car launch isn't complete without some sort of crazy stunt and the Alfa Romeo MiTo SBK special edition is no exception. We don't want to ruin things too much for you, but here's a quick summary: a motorbike drives under a car which is driving on...

  • Citroën C1 Connexion: The Facebook crowdsourced car
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    Citroën C1 Connexion: The Facebook crowdsourced car

    By 31 January 2013

    Citroën has launched a special edition of its C1 city car, the C1 Connexion, designed by its fans on Facebook. Back in 2012, the car manufacturer set about crowdsourcing the specifications for a special edition of the car via its Facebook page. Taking...

  • Citroen DS4 DSport HDi 160 6-speed Auto pictures and hands-on
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    Citroen DS4 DSport HDi 160 6-speed Auto pictures and hands-on

    By 31 January 2013

    Citroën has introduced a new option for the DS4 and that's a 6-speed automatic paired with the 160bhp turbo diesel. Here it's residing in the DSport version of this hulking hatchback, which we had the chance to take for a test drive. When we reviewed...

  • Toyota adopts Nokia Here for next-gen navigation system
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    Toyota adopts Nokia Here for next-gen navigation system

    By 31 January 2013

    Toyota Motors Europe has joined with Nokia's Here mapping platform to bring new local search tech to its next-gen Touch & Go navigation system. The Nokia collaboration is one of the first times we have seen smartphone mapping making its way into in car...

  • Caterham Supersport R review
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    Caterham Supersport R review

    By 30 January 2013

    You would think reviewing a Caterham would be easy. Put foot to floor, world melts, smile appears on face. That sort of thing. But there is so much more to a Caterham than excitement. This is a car that your life revolves around. Get out of it and you...

  • Tackling a Land Rover Experience day with the all-new Range Rover
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    Tackling a Land Rover Experience day with the all-new Range Rover

    By 30 January 2013

    The first time Pocket-lint jumped into the new fourth-generation Range Rover was in Morocco. The weather was hot, the terrain soft and fast, but the relevance to a UK driver virtually nil. While it showed us what the "all-new" Range Rover could achieve,...

  • Citroën DS3 Cabrio pictures and hands-on
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    Citroën DS3 Cabrio pictures and hands-on

    By 29 January 2013

    The Citroën DS3 is a car that turns heads. The compact hatch brings dramatic design to Citroën's line, with the company shifting more than 200,000 DS3 models since the launch in March 2010. The latest addition to the range, announced at the Paris Motor...

  • New Lotus F1 steering wheel has Tweet button
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    New Lotus F1 steering wheel has Tweet button

    By 29 January 2013

    Kimi Raikkonen has a rather special steering wheel on his new 2013 Lotus F1 car. The wheel features things like a satnav button, a smile option and even a Jensen Button button.  Obviously put together as a bit of a prank by the Lotus F1 guys, the wheel...

  • 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...