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You can finally own a McLaren P1... a Lego one

You can finally own a McLaren P1... a Lego one

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Finally you can afford to own McLaren P1, well a Lego one, following a new partnership with the car maker with the toy manufacturer.The new Lego McLaren P1 will be one of four new cars in a new range Lego is calling The Lego Speed Champions sets. Other... >>

Ejector seats at the ready: Corgi 50th anniversary Aston Martin DB5 revealed

Ejector seats at the ready: Corgi 50th anniversary Aston Martin DB5 revealed

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Corgi has relaunched the Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 50 years after it first went on sale in the UK.The new re-release will be an exact carbon copy of the original model and come with the same ejector seat, rear bullet shield and rotating license plate.In... >>

Detroit 2015 motorshow in pictures: Ford, Mercedes, Porsche and more show off their new cars and concepts

Detroit 2015 motorshow in pictures: Ford, Mercedes, Porsche and more show off their new cars and concepts

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The North American International Auto Show – known locally by its acronym of “NAIAS”  or to you and I as the Detroit motorshow – sweeps the entire car industry off to frozen Detroit each January.Increasingly Detroit feels like a sideshow to the... >>

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept: The Tiguan from the future (hands-on)

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept: The Tiguan from the future (hands-on)

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This is VW's latest crossover concept, the Cross Coupe GTE. Shown at the Detroit Auto Show as a proof of concept vision, it hints at the next generation of Volkswagen's crossovers and SUVs.The GTE label – which is the new moniker for high-performance,... >>

Elon Musk's Hyperloop able to do London to Edinburgh run in 30 minutes

Elon Musk's Hyperloop able to do London to Edinburgh run in 30 minutes

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Elon Musk, of Tesla and SpaceX fame, has decided to build his Hyperloop concept.The Hyperloop is like a futuristic train that Musk calls "a cross between a Concorde, a railgun and an air hockey table". Essentially it's the Very High Speed Transit System... >>

Audi Q7: Awesome tech meets awkward design (hands-on)

Audi Q7: Awesome tech meets awkward design (hands-on)

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The Audi Q7 was the most important new mainstream production car to be launched at the Detroit Auto Show, joining a growing throng of recently refreshed big SUVs. Given that BMW debuted a new X5 in 2014 (although it looks just like the old one), Volvo... >>

You must watch this: Top Gear and Lego team for perhaps the weirdest trailer for a show yet

You must watch this: Top Gear and Lego team for perhaps the weirdest trailer for a show yet

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Ever wondered what Top Gear would be like if it was animated and in Lego? No, us neither but bizarrely the BBC's official trailer for series 22 is exactly that. It is Lego representation of the show. Wow.It's actually quite good, with each of the presenters... >>

Your next car won't have mirrors, as long as you buy a Maserati (hands-on)

Your next car won't have mirrors, as long as you buy a Maserati (hands-on)

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The company that is the underlying tech for most of the cars on the road, QNX, claims that we won't need the wing mirrors or even a rear view mirror in our cars in the future.Demoing a new concept car at CES in Las Vegas, based on a Maserati Quattroporte... >>

Future car tech: Sci-fi cars are closer than you think

Future car tech: Sci-fi cars are closer than you think

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Cars have been featured at consumer electronic shows with increasing frequency in recent years, causing some to comment that those shows are becoming car shows. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, it's the motor car that's becoming gadgetised.... >>

Seven-seater Audi Q7 only car to come with Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System

Seven-seater Audi Q7 only car to come with Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System

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Bang & Olufsen and Audi have teamed to include the home entertainment company's "most revolutionary collaborative sound system to date".The Audi Q7, unveiled at the North American Motor Show in Detroit, features a Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System.... >>

Want to drive the new Ford GT? Forza 6 for Xbox One might be your only option

Want to drive the new Ford GT? Forza 6 for Xbox One might be your only option

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It must be said that we've been blown away by the surprise announcement at this year's North American Auto Show in Detroit, the Ford GT supercar. It is, quite simply, beautiful.However, our chances of ever driving let alone owning one of the £200,000... >>

VW Golf R Touch hands-on: Forget knobs, VW sees gestures and touchscreen as the future

VW Golf R Touch hands-on: Forget knobs, VW sees gestures and touchscreen as the future

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There are no knobs or dials. Yes that's right, the latest Golf concept from Volkswagen has done away with physical things to touch and turn and instead replaced them with touchscreens and gesture controls.We caught up with the new car at CES in Las Vegas... >>

Chevrolet Bolt electric car concept unveiled with 200-mile range

Chevrolet Bolt electric car concept unveiled with 200-mile range

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At the Detroit Auto Show 2015 a new concept car has been unveiled in the Chevrolet Bolt that offers an impressive 200-mile range in a compact car.The Chevvy Bolt, unlike the hybrid Volt already available, uses a completely electric drive train to power... >>

NASA and Nissan have teamed up to make self-driving, zero-emission cars

NASA and Nissan have teamed up to make self-driving, zero-emission cars

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Although most people would probably never guess that NASA is seeking the help of a car maker to further innovation, it has just announced a partnership with Nissan, in which the two hope to develop autonomous vehicles.According to Wired, NASA and Nissan... >>

Mercedes-Benz's gorgeous new concept vehicle is the self-driving car you've always wanted

Mercedes-Benz's gorgeous new concept vehicle is the self-driving car you've always wanted

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Mercedes-Benz is at CES 2015 in Las Vegas and has unveiled a self-driving concept car that'll make you forget all about Google's golf cart-like autonomous prototype.The car is aptly named F 015 Luxury in Motion, likely because it is the epitome of luxury.... >>

Gogoro electric Smartscooter uses 6-second battery swap stations for endless speedy riding

Gogoro electric Smartscooter uses 6-second battery swap stations for endless speedy riding

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Gogoro, a company aiming to change city energy, has unveiled its electric Smartscooter at CES 2015. But it's not simply an electric scooter, it uses battery swapping stations to allow it to keep going.The Smartscooter is a powerful two-wheeled beast capable... >>

BMW touchscreen display key fob for i8 is finally a reality you can own

BMW touchscreen display key fob for i8 is finally a reality you can own

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The BMW touchscreen display key fob leaked way back in December 2013, thought to be for the BMW i8. The i8 came and there was no fob, on the standard edition, and just as we started to lose hope the device has been unveiled at CES 2015.The revolutionary... >>

Audi self-driving A7 ‘production ready’ after 550-mile drive to CES in Las Vegas

Audi self-driving A7 ‘production ready’ after 550-mile drive to CES in Las Vegas

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An Audi A7 has driven itself over 550-miles from San Francisco all the way to CES 2015 in Las Vegas.Audi says that the self-driving A7 has sensors that it claims are now "production ready". Despite being a futuristic car the sensors aren't all new with... >>

Nvidia Drive is Tegra X1 powered and aims to help create the driverless cars of the future

Nvidia Drive is Tegra X1 powered and aims to help create the driverless cars of the future

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As well as the super-powered Nvidia Tegra X1 mobile chip, Nvidia unveiled its Drive in-car supercomputer during its press conference held on the eve of CES in Las Vegas.The Nvidia Drive concept comes in two forms; Nvidia Drive PX is designed for auto-piloted... >>

You can now use an Android Wear watch to remotely control your Hyundai car

You can now use an Android Wear watch to remotely control your Hyundai car

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If you own a Hyundai car as well as an Android Wear watch, you just got some cool and new integration between the two.First of all: you can now remotely control your car. A new Android Wear version of Hyundai's Blue Link app has just been announced, giving... >>

Henes Broon F8 is the Android-powered sports car you always wanted (shame it’s just for kids)

Henes Broon F8 is the Android-powered sports car you always wanted (shame it’s just for kids)

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Electric child cars just got a billion times cooler.Do you remember how much you wanted a convertible Power Wheels in the 1990s? Well, imagine that car with an Android-powered infotainment system, Bluetooth-based remote control, and more. Oh and, instead... >>

Citroen C4 Cactus review: A thorn in the side for the competition
4.5 stars

Citroen C4 Cactus review: A thorn in the side for the competition

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Every so often a car comes along that causes people to stop and stare. If you're brave enough to drive a new Citroen C4 Cactus, then there's a fair chance that people are going to stare at you. It's a car that looks different; quirky in a way that, arguably,... >>

Forget fish 'n' chips in newspaper, NFC chips in magazines are the next big thing

Forget fish 'n' chips in newspaper, NFC chips in magazines are the next big thing

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Print advertising is not dead, it just needs to adapt to survive, says BMW. The car manufacturer has teamed with London-based tech start-up Tamoco to add NFC chips to magazine ads in order for readers to interact with the printed page.Tamoco already partnered... >>

Tesla is making a car charger that automatically moves and looks like a 'solid metal snake'

Tesla is making a car charger that automatically moves and looks like a 'solid metal snake'

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Tesla Motors has something new in the works. It's not another electric car but rather a car charger. And it sounds totally cool (and creepy).Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, is known for his off-beat personality, such as when he wanted... >>

Ford Sync teams with Life360 to tell your loved ones when you’re driving

Ford Sync teams with Life360 to tell your loved ones when you’re driving

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It's a creepy time to be a teen.With smart home security cameras, internet-connected devices like door locks, and now social apps that work with vehicle infotainment systems, it's easier than ever for helicopter parents to stalk their own children.But... >>

This is Google's 'first real build' of a self-driving vehicle

This is Google's 'first real build' of a self-driving vehicle

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Google has unveiled what it described as the "first real build" of its self-driving vehicle.The company unveiled a similar-looking car in May, though it now claimed that car was just an "early mockup" that didn't even have real headlights. Google has... >>

Germany's top car companies don't want Google in the driving seat

Germany's top car companies don't want Google in the driving seat

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Android Auto is a focus of Google, with recent news that Android M might be a more robust Android Auto offering, designed specifically for car integration.The report from Reuters, citing unnamed sources, says that Google's plan is to step beyond integration... >>

Volvo wants to connect cyclists and cars together through helmet tech to prevent accidents

Volvo wants to connect cyclists and cars together through helmet tech to prevent accidents

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Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has previously demonstrated in-car cyclist collision detection systems to help prevent accidents on the road. Now it's about to publicly show a piece of technology for bike riders that could further improve safety.With... >>

Android M, the next version of Android Auto, rumoured to be built straight into cars

Android M, the next version of Android Auto, rumoured to be built straight into cars

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Google has a plan for Android Auto that would make it much more robust than a version of Android that simply projects smartphone apps onto a car's infotainment display, it's claimed.According to Reuters, which cited unnamed sources, Google is now developing... >>

Bet you'd love your car made into Lego like these

Bet you'd love your car made into Lego like these

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Regular readers of Pocket-lint will know we have a fondness for Lego here on Pocket-lint. We've built many constructions of our own and even interviewed the UK's very own, genuine master builder recently. However, we've never had our cars made of Lego... >>

Renault Twingo review: Dynamique TCe 90 hits the streets
3.5 stars

Renault Twingo review: Dynamique TCe 90 hits the streets

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Going against the grain is unusual in the automotive world. Standardisation, lowering the risk factor of product failure and making things easy to mass produce is the name of the game. Which is why unusual or new types of car are so rare.When the Renault... >>

Take an augmented reality tour of the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport before it's released

Take an augmented reality tour of the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport before it's released

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Land Rover has embraced the wonderful world of augmented reality to offer anyone a chance to virtually tour its new Discovery Sport before it physically arrives.Anyone wishing to take a close look at the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport before it's in... >>

Saltwater powered Quant e-Sportslimousine, with 600km range and 0-62mph in 2.5s time, approved for EU

Saltwater powered Quant e-Sportslimousine, with 600km range and 0-62mph in 2.5s time, approved for EU

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Until now Tesla has been relatively unchallenged in the high-end electric car market. But now that German company nanoFLOWCELL AG with its Quant is here that's about to change.The Quant e-Sportlimousince might sound ridiculous and that's because it is,... >>

TomTom unveils dedicated Speed Cameras app to help drivers keep speed under control, free for 3 months

TomTom unveils dedicated Speed Cameras app to help drivers keep speed under control, free for 3 months

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TomTom has a new app aimed at helping drivers keep their speed under control by alerting them to speed cameras.The TomTom Speed Cameras app is purely for alerts so that drivers can avoid getting speeding tickets if they've accidentally slipped over the... >>

Audi S1 review: Super supermini
4.0 stars

Audi S1 review: Super supermini

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The Audi S1 is the baby of the German manufacturer's S family of sports models, but beefed-up to make it a super supermini.It takes this small hatchback from an appealing £14,000 to eyebrow-raising £24,000 and skywards, sailing over £30k for the model... >>

Bio-Bus powered entirely by human waste now running in the UK

Bio-Bus powered entirely by human waste now running in the UK

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A 40-seat bus powered by sewage and food waste is now operating between Bristol and Bath in the UK.Dubbed the Bio-Bus, the eco-friendly bus can travel up to 186 miles on one tank of biomethane gas. The gas, which is generated through the treatment of... >>

Hydrogen fuel cell powered VW Golf SportWagen HyMotion unveiled with 310-mile range

Hydrogen fuel cell powered VW Golf SportWagen HyMotion unveiled with 310-mile range

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Volkswagen has unveiled an innovative new car, the Golf SportWagen HyMotion that uses hydrogen fuel cells, making it eco-friendly but super high tech.Hydrogen powered cars only produce water as a byproduct making them environmentally friendly. They can... >>

These are the cars that make saving the planet cool

These are the cars that make saving the planet cool

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Cars and gadgets have never been more closely intertwined than they are now. With electric drive systems, sat nav nearly everywhere, and rear view cameras becoming the norm. But can electric cars looks sexy? Can gadget heavy motors still be desirable?... >>

Impossible is a folding electric bike that will actually fit in your backpack

Impossible is a folding electric bike that will actually fit in your backpack

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Finally the goal of electric bike manufacturers everywhere has been achieved in the aptly named Impossible. This electric bike folds down so small it'll fit in your backpack with room to spare.Impossible, which deserves to win all the design awards, is... >>

Peugeot 108 review: Putting the Active 1.0 Top! through its paces
3.5 stars

Peugeot 108 review: Putting the Active 1.0 Top! through its paces

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Back in 2005 the Peugeot 107 joined the city car sector just at the right time - offering the combination of cheeky looks, super-low insurance costs and the option of 5-doors - before most rivals had cottoned onto the fact this was what buyers wanted.... >>

Audi deploys Samsung Gear VR headsets to add virtual reality to Audi TT launch

Audi deploys Samsung Gear VR headsets to add virtual reality to Audi TT launch

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Audi has teamed up with Samsung to bring virtual reality to Audi showrooms for the launch of the new Audi TT.The new TT will be on display - and available to buy - from Saturday 15 November across the UK, and you'll be able to get a taste of the driving... >>

How to make your car smart: 5 gadget tips for drivers

How to make your car smart: 5 gadget tips for drivers

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You might not have the most modern car on the road but that doesn't mean you can't have all the latest tech. You don't have to layout for a new motor in order to stream music from your phone, or let your passengers enjoy 4G connected internet over a local... >>

Turn your car into a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot using the EE Buzzard 2

Turn your car into a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot using the EE Buzzard 2

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EE has just announced the Buzzard 2 which will allow owners to create an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot where they want with 4G connectivity.The Buzzard 2 will be for both day-to-day users as well as business customers. It's primarily for the car with an ability... >>

Kia Soul EV: Europe's first full electric SUV (hands-on)

Kia Soul EV: Europe's first full electric SUV (hands-on)

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We've been driving around London in the continent's first electric sports utility vehicle, the Kia Soul EV. Despite having our reservations on initially seeing the unique shape of the car we were soon impressed.Even if this wasn't attractive because it's... >>

Mercedes-Benz C-Class first drive: Striking a balance between sporty and refined

Mercedes-Benz C-Class first drive: Striking a balance between sporty and refined

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Comfort or sporting prowess? It's quandary that every car maker faces when launching a new car, and it seems particularly pertinent when considering the new Mercedes C-Class. It used to be said that stepping into a Mercedes-Benz should lower the driver's... >>

Rockar Hyundai revolutionises car buying: Online, in-store, no car salespeople

Rockar Hyundai revolutionises car buying: Online, in-store, no car salespeople

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Hyundai wants to revolutionise the way we buy cars, with an alterative approach to the traditional car showroom and salesperson.Partnering with Rockar.com - founded by Simon Dixon of jamjar.com fame - Rockar Hyundai wants to offer a car buying experience... >>