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  • Cadillac Elminaj Concept pictures and eyes-on
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    Cadillac Elminaj Concept pictures and eyes-on

    By 12 September 2013

    The Germans, keen to impress on home ground, typically steal the Frankfurt motorshow limelight. But this year everyone was betting big and General Motors’ brands proved no exception. The Cadillac Elminaj concept, first shown at the Concours d’Elegance...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder pictures and hands-on
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    Porsche 918 Spyder pictures and hands-on

    By 12 September 2013

    The Porsche 918 Spyder, unveiled in production form at the IAA 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, is perhaps the answer to a question no one asked. So, we'll create one for it. Let's pretend you've got the best part of a million quid to spend. On a car. You're...

  • Citroen Cactus concept outlines vision for future C line cars
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    Citroen Cactus concept outlines vision for future C line cars

    By 11 September 2013

    Citroën has pulled the covers off its Cactus concept model at the IAA 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, revealing a car that lays the foundation for future C line models.  On introducing the new Cactus concept, designer Mark Lloyd highlighted one of the new...

  • VW unveils electric e-Golf and e-up! cars with 190 km range and £2.76 / 100 km running cost
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    VW unveils electric e-Golf and e-up! cars with 190 km range and £2.76 / 100 km running cost

    By 11 September 2013

    Electric cars are well and truly here to stay now that mega manufacturer VW has unveiled its first full electric machines, the e-Golf and e-up! zero-emission four-door motors. Other than the usual things like auto climate control, remote-controlled parking,...

  • BMW i8: BMW's £100k plug-in hybrid sports car
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    BMW i8: BMW's £100k plug-in hybrid sports car

    By 11 September 2013

    BMW has used the IAA 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show to unveil the BMW i8, its plug-in hybrid sports car. Joining the BMW i3 electric car that was launched in July, the BMW i8 is designed to embody the same i values, with an uncompromised drive experience from...

  • Frankfurt Motor Show 2013: The future according to concept cars
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    Frankfurt Motor Show 2013: The future according to concept cars

    By 11 September 2013

    Every motor show brings a glittering array of concept cars for every passerby to stop and coo over. They're a chance for designers to let their imaginations run wild, for companies to project a vision of future, as well as teasing customers with the excitement...

  • Hankook has reinvented the wheel
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    Hankook has reinvented the wheel

    By 10 September 2013

    It's been more than 100 years since the car tyre was invented and yet still we suffer flats. While car engines are getting electric overhauls the best wheels can offer are run-flats that get you to a garage in time for you to spend hundreds of pounds...

  • Ford Sync with AppLink 2.0 arrives, we test out the in-car voice-activated app system
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    Ford Sync with AppLink 2.0 arrives, we test out the in-car voice-activated app system

    By 9 September 2013

    Driving isn't what it used to be. It's far more technological and way cooler. Ford has further reinforced this with its update to Sync with AppLink - which enables drivers to voice-control various apps, including TomTom navigation and Hotels.com - and...

  • Ford S-MAX Concept will measure your heart rate from the driver's seat
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    Ford S-MAX Concept will measure your heart rate from the driver's seat

    By 9 September 2013

    Ford has unveiled a glimpse of future car tech at the Frankfurt Motor Show with its new S-MAX Concept. The intelligent motor will be able to read your heart rate, thanks to an ECG Heart Rate Monitoring Seat. The S-MAX Concept will feature Ford's SYNC...

  • Formula E racing cars to feature Qualcomm Halo wireless charging
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    Formula E racing cars to feature Qualcomm Halo wireless charging

    By 9 September 2013

    Formula E, the electric version of Formula One that starts in September 2014, will feature wireless charging cars following a deal with the FIA and Qualcomm. Although the initial 2014/2015 season will feature only a wireless charging capable pace and...

  • Nissan Nismo Watch: The smartwatch to get you in gear (video)
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    Nissan Nismo Watch: The smartwatch to get you in gear (video)

    By 9 September 2013

    Nissan has announced its own smartwatch: the Nissan Nismo Concept Watch, which claims to be the first watch to connect car and driver. Unveiled on the eve of the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2013, Nissan's smartwatch will aim to track a range of car and driver...

  • Pioneer NavGate HUD for smartphone navigation makes you feel like a jet fighter pilot
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    Pioneer NavGate HUD for smartphone navigation makes you feel like a jet fighter pilot

    By 7 September 2013

    Want to turn your car into a fighter pilot's cockpit? A heads-up display should do the trick there. That's where the Pioneer NavGate HUD's 29-inch display comes into its own. The unit itself, which offers navigation information from your mobile's CoPilot...

  • TomTom adds traffic jam slow down notices to satnavs
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    TomTom adds traffic jam slow down notices to satnavs

    By 4 September 2013

    TomTom has added a Jam Ahead Warning feature to its TomTom Traffic service, which is free for TomTom Go owners and available on subscription to users of some of the other satnavs in the company's line-up. The new feature pinpoints the location of a traffic...

  • Google Glass gets INRIX Traffic 5.0 HUD driving super-powers
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    Google Glass gets INRIX Traffic 5.0 HUD driving super-powers

    By 3 September 2013

    INRIX has unveiled its latest Traffic 5.0 app. And this time it will be available on Google Glass. That means real-time travel and navigation beamed directly into the driver's brain. INRIX - the big data company behind Garmin, BMW and Audi in-car navigation,...

  • Hands-on: Mercedes G63 AMG review
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    Hands-on: Mercedes G63 AMG review

    By 3 September 2013

    Rappers aren't known to frequent the picturesque town of Buckingham. And we're not well known for spittin' bars. Which is perhaps why, as we roll through the picturesque middle England town in a Mercedes G63 AMG, we get so many stares. Rendered in a spectacular...

  • A week in reviews: 26 - 30 August
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    A week in reviews: 26 - 30 August

    By 31 August 2013

    The final Bank Holiday of the summer is behind us, the sun setting earlier each day, and September is just about to begin. But on the cusp of summer's end we've tested so much cool tech this week that you'll have that summery smile back on your face in...

  • Volvo Concept Coupe set for Frankfurt reveal, embodies new design direction
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    Volvo Concept Coupe set for Frankfurt reveal, embodies new design direction

    By 30 August 2013

    Volvo has teased a Concept Coupe that it will reveal for real during the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. It is the first to have been designed for the Swedish car company by its new design director and the firm states that it will be part of a trio of...

  • HERE Connected Driving announces in-dash car navigation system
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    HERE Connected Driving announces in-dash car navigation system

    By 30 August 2013

    HERE, which you probably know best for powering Nokia's mobile maps, has unveiled a series of new in-car developments - that don't require a phone. But it should work seamlessly with its mobile app counterpart. HERE Connected Driving is an in-dash car...

  • Toyota Rav4 Icon 2.2 Diesel 4x4 review
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    Toyota Rav4 Icon 2.2 Diesel 4x4 review

    By 29 August 2013

    When Toyota launched the first Rav4 in 1994 it gave birth to the whole soft-roader, crossover format. Given it opened the way to all kinds of horrors we've seen from other manufacturers in the segment, it'd therefore be easy to hate it. But the Rav4 has...

  • Nissan plans to release self-driving cars commercially by 2020
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    Nissan plans to release self-driving cars commercially by 2020

    By 27 August 2013

    Nissan announced on Tuesday it plans to have a fleet of self-driving, autonomous cars commercially ready by 2020. Autonomous cars have been research projects for many large technology and vehicle companies in recent years, with Google being the biggest...

  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe pictures and hands-on
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    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe pictures and hands-on

    By 26 August 2013

    Last year, when Mercedes asked us if we'd like to drive its SLS AMG GT Coupe supercar, we were down at the company's Brooklands Centre in Buckinghamshire before you could utter the letters AMG. The SLS represents a bloodline for Mercedes, which stems...

  • A week in reviews: 18 - 23 August
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    A week in reviews: 18 - 23 August

    By 24 August 2013

    Cars, custom phones, tablets: it's never a dull week here at Pocket-lint and this week we've got an eclectic mix of gadgets for your eager eyes to digest. It's 50 years since Porsche put the 911 out to the world, a car that remains an icon right through...

  • Google might make its own self-driving 'robo-taxi' cars
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    Google might make its own self-driving 'robo-taxi' cars

    By 23 August 2013

    Imagine calling a taxi for pick up and then walking outside only to see...no one at the wheel. Say hello to Robo-taxi. No, it's not an upcoming blockbuster. It's Google's next moonshot under Google X, according to a report by Amir Efrati, writing on Jessica...

  • Terrafugia Transition flying car takes to the skies
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    Terrafugia Transition flying car takes to the skies

    By 22 August 2013

    The flying car has finally landed. Well, in this instance it's more the taking off that's important. This could be the beginning of the end for commuter traffic as we take to the skies just as Back to the Future Part 2 predicted. The Terrafugia Transition...

  • Porsche 911 Carrera 4S review
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    Porsche 911 Carrera 4S review

    By 21 August 2013

    With the new 991-generation car, Porsche has created the most usable, spacious - not to mention largest - 911 ever. The Carrera 4S model - recently added to the range and often abbreviated as "C4S" - not only offers the slightly pimped-up aesthetic of...