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  • Steve Jobs dreamt of creating an iCar
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    Steve Jobs dreamt of creating an iCar

    By 18 May 2012

    There are many "what might have been" questions surrounding the sad passing of Steve Jobs, with the latest possibility being that of an iCar. Apple board member and J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler has revealed that the late Apple boss used to daydream about...

  • Apple working on a steering wheel remote for handsfree control of your car stereo
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    Apple working on a steering wheel remote for handsfree control of your car stereo

    By 16 May 2012

    Apple has applied to the US Patent and Trademark Office to patent a steering wheel remote control that it's working on. Get caught playing around with your car stereo while driving and at best you’ll face a stern talking to from the boys in blue; at...

  • McLaren MP4-12C pictures and hands-on
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    McLaren MP4-12C pictures and hands-on

    By 8 May 2012

    You’ve got £7,000 burning a hole in your pocket and you need a car – what do you do? While most people would be thinking about a capable supermini or second-hand BMW M3, this McLaren MP4-12C could also be yours. For a week. This is the latest offering...

  • Jaguar XKX concept car
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    Jaguar XKX concept car

    By 7 May 2012

    The XKX, Martin Myftiu's concept of an electric Jaguar roadster, reimagines the classic E-Type Jag. While it may have more of a Judge Dredd than The Avengers feel to it – the latter the British series that helped make the original E-Type so iconic –...

  • TomTom Via 130 is a voice controlled sat nav
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    TomTom Via 130 is a voice controlled sat nav

    By 4 May 2012

    TomTom has unveiled a new mapping device complete with Speak & Go function that enables more than 1,000 different voice commands. The TomTom Via 130 is a dedicated sat nav kit and with hands-free calling via Bluetooth, drivers can ensure a safer journey,...

  • Police in Canada start using BlackBerry PlayBooks in their cars
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    Police in Canada start using BlackBerry PlayBooks in their cars

    By 3 May 2012

    A Canadian police force is set to begin using BlackBerry Playbooks inside its vehicles. Mobile Innovations, the brains behind the integration has already fitted two cop cars with the technology, but hopes to have as many as ten by the end of the year. ...

  • Evanta Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato pictures and hands-on
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    Evanta Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato pictures and hands-on

    By 2 May 2012

    Spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on a slice of classic automotive exotica and you can be sure of many things: rarity, raw simplicity and individuality. Unfortunately for many, lying on the hard shoulder of the M25, spanner in driving-glove-clad hand,...

  • MG Icon concept pictures and hands-on
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    MG Icon concept pictures and hands-on

    By 27 April 2012

    Remember MG Rover and its demise? We do, vividly. In a tale of blame, accusation and much finger pointing one of the upshots (some would say causes) of MG Rover’s failure was a proposed buy out by - then subsequent selling off of model platforms to...

  • Range Rover Evoque Victoria Beckham edition pictures and hands-on
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    Range Rover Evoque Victoria Beckham edition pictures and hands-on

    By 27 April 2012

    Remember when the Range Rover Evoque was first unveiled at a Chelsea art gallery by George Lamb and they announced Victoria Beckham would be working on its design? No, us neither. But she, er, has been working with Range Rover on the Evoque. And this...

  • Mercedes Concept Style Coupe pictures and hands-on
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    Mercedes Concept Style Coupe pictures and hands-on

    By 27 April 2012

    China is now the biggest market in the world for most luxury and premium car brands. Once you know that, it comes as less of a surprise that Mercedes chose to show this new concept car at the motor show in Beijing this week, rather than New York two weeks...

  • Citroën DS Concept Numero 9 pictures and hands-on
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    Citroën DS Concept Numero 9 pictures and hands-on

    By 27 April 2012

    Like many concept cars we saw in Beijing, the DS Numero 9 didn’t have an interior. Why? We’re not sure. Possibly politics, because Citroën as a French firm needs to hold something back for its "home" motor show in Paris in September. Possibly there...

  • Lamborghini Urus concept pictures and hands-on
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    Lamborghini Urus concept pictures and hands-on

    By 27 April 2012

    One car’s name was on everyone’s lips at the Beijing motor show this week: the Lamborghini Urus. That Lamborghini’s been thinking about making an SUV is one of motoring’s worst-kept secrets. Lambo has seen sales go crazy in China and other parts...

  • Win $100,000 with Cisco British Innovation Gateway Awards
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    Win $100,000 with Cisco British Innovation Gateway Awards

    By 24 April 2012

    How good is that idea you've got knocking about in the back of your mind? That's what Cisco wants to know, with the creation of the Cisco British Innovation Gateway Awards looking for the best ideas the UK has to offer. The BIG Awards aims to recognise...

  • Volkswagen Beetle Design 1.2TSi DSG review
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    Volkswagen Beetle Design 1.2TSi DSG review

    By 13 April 2012

    Remember the Nineties? Car Design went through a retro phase, car-makers creating modern versions of icons from the Fifties and Sixties. Ford redid the Thunderbird, there was the new Mini, of course, but the car which started the craze was the Beetle....

  • Source London: The electric car scheme charging the capital
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    Source London: The electric car scheme charging the capital

    By 13 April 2012

    There are 2400 electric vehicles currently in service around London, with 1800 of those registered for the congestion charge. While that number pales in comparison to the number of petrol-guzzling cars on the road, it's something that Paul Cowperthwaite...

  • Fisker unveils its new hybrid car
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    Fisker unveils its new hybrid car

    By 4 April 2012

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Actually it’s neither. It is, in fact, Fisker Automotive’s latest plug-in hybrid car. which can run on either electricity or good old-fashioned gasoline. The Fisker Atlantic, thanks to the second-generation EVer (Electric...

  • Stunt driving the Ridge Racer way
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    Stunt driving the Ridge Racer way

    By 29 March 2012

    We've all been there at that moment when you need to pull off a handbrake turn. You put your foot down for a little speed, drop the clutch and yank the handbrake while steering hard to the right. The tyres scream as the back of the car spins 180 degrees,...

  • Volvo Ocean Race: What's involved?
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    Volvo Ocean Race: What's involved?

    By 26 March 2012

    What makes the Volvo Ocean Race such a challenge? We talk to Volvo Ocean Race to find out what's involved. The Volvo Ocean Race is a yacht race around the world, held every three years and is an exceptional test of sailing prowess and human endeavour...

  • VW up! pictures and hands-on
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    VW up! pictures and hands-on

    By 16 March 2012

    The VW group is on a mission to become the biggest car company in the world. And key to world domination (insert evil laugh noise here) is having a competitive small car in your line up. Remember the Lupo the company made in the Nineties? Well, chop the...

  • Peugeot 208 pictures and hands-on
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    Peugeot 208 pictures and hands-on

    By 9 March 2012

    So, you’re in the market for a small car. You want to stand out a bit and show the world you’ve not given up and gone for the default option. After dismissing the Japanese as too old fashioned, the Fiesta as too try-hard and the Polo too dull, you...

  • Ferrari F12 Berlinetta pictures and hands-on
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    Ferrari F12 Berlinetta pictures and hands-on

    By 8 March 2012

    In the real world the last day or so has all been about the new iPad. But over in fantasyland, we got our hands on the new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. It was a hard job, but someone had to do it. This is Ferrari’s new flagship, replacing the 599. It’s...

  • Ford Kuga goes handsfree with kick-activated boot (video)
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    Ford Kuga goes handsfree with kick-activated boot (video)

    By 6 March 2012

    A cunning solution to accessing the boot of your car without using your hands has been displayed by Ford at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and will be fitted to the Ford Kuga. We've all been there. You fight your way back to the car, arms piled with shopping,...

  • Ford Evos Concept car: more details, more pictures
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    Ford Evos Concept car: more details, more pictures

    By 1 March 2012

    Ford took the time at Mobile World Congress 2012 to tell us a little more about its cloud-connected car concept called the Ford Evos which was first unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2011. And Pocket-lint took the time to take a few more...

  • Renault Fluence Z.E. pictures and hands-on
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    Renault Fluence Z.E. pictures and hands-on

    By 24 February 2012

    Renault has bet big on electric cars. Bigger than any other car company in fact - and by 2013 it’ll have four of them for sale in the form of the recently launched Kangoo Z.E. Van, Twizy scooter/car hybrid, Clio-sized Zoe and this, the Fluence Z.E....

  • RenaultSport Clio 200 Raider pictures and hands-on
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    RenaultSport Clio 200 Raider pictures and hands-on

    By 22 February 2012

    Over the past decade-and-a-bit, Renault’s performance division, RenaultSport, has given us a string of hotted-up Clios and Meganes, providing those of us with petrol in our veins an accessible way into fast, front-wheel drive cars - ones that seemed...