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Google's self-driving cars just got a fresh paint job, see the new looks here

Google's self-driving cars just got a fresh paint job, see the new looks here

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Although Google's self-driving cars just started cruising down the streets of Mountain View this past summer, they've already been given a major update. Well, a physical one anyway. The entire fleet is now sporting fresh paint jobs. The cute vehicles,... >>

Driverless cars are reality: Toyota's autonomous car takes us for a drive

Driverless cars are reality: Toyota's autonomous car takes us for a drive

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We're sat in the passenger side of a Lexus GS 450h driving along a highway. Which might not sound like all too unusual an experience. Only this Lexus is the Highway Teammate and it's driving itself; steering, changing lanes, accelerating, braking, monitoring... >>

First driverless Navya buses to hit the streets in 2016

First driverless Navya buses to hit the streets in 2016

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Autonomous vehicles are almost here and it looks like buses could be some of the first to hit the roads. Watch out bus drivers. Swiss start-up BestMile has created a connected electric bus system that allows for buses to drive themselves. These are due... >>

Rolls-Royce Wraith review: Sporting luxury, with a dab of charm
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Rolls-Royce Wraith review: Sporting luxury, with a dab of charm

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The Queen. Heads of state. Rock stars and swimming pools. FAB 1. So rich is the lore of Rolls-Royce that it's a motorcar company that needs little introduction. Seeing one on the roads might be a rare thing, but this iconic marque enjoys the highest of... >>

Apple may have cracked indoor GPS, revealed on Indoor Survey app

Apple may have cracked indoor GPS, revealed on Indoor Survey app

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The Holy Grail of positioning, indoor GPS, may have been cracked by Apple and could be on your iPhone soon. According to app developer Steve Troughton-Smith, Apple left its Indoor Survey app out for all to see. This app, he claims, has the ability to... >>

Lexus LF-FC: Future Fuel Cell concept eyes-up BMW 7 Series

Lexus LF-FC: Future Fuel Cell concept eyes-up BMW 7 Series

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We've said this for a while now: Lexus is on a roll. LF-LC, LF-CC, LFA, IS and RC are all pretty stunning (if you'll ignore their boring acronym names). Next up on the roster of updates, and adopting the L-Finesse design language is the LS flagship sedan,... >>

Nissan IDS concept: The driverless car of the future

Nissan IDS concept: The driverless car of the future

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Far from some kind of bowel disease, or a Conservative Minister's initials, Nissan's IDS stands for Intelligent Driving System. The concept car shown at the Tokyo Motor Show won't make production but it does preview two things: first, it's a showcase... >>

Mazda RX-Vision: Stunning sports concept steals Tokyo show, reintroduces rotary engine

Mazda RX-Vision: Stunning sports concept steals Tokyo show, reintroduces rotary engine

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First out of the box, and stealing the show on the first morning of the Tokyo Motor Show, was Mazda with its RX-Vision concept. A long-body, firmly analogue 2-seat sports car, the RX-Vision picks up Mazda's "RX" lineage of sports cars with a rotary engine... >>

Tokyo Auto Show 2015 in pictures: Crazy concepts, futuristic supercars and more from the show floor

Tokyo Auto Show 2015 in pictures: Crazy concepts, futuristic supercars and more from the show floor

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Tokyo is known as one of the world's most futuristic cities, so when the Tokyo Motor Show rolls into town it's all about showing off whacky and wild concept cars. Ah, we do like a bit of fun. Not that it's all entirely "Japan crazy", of course. The Tokyo... >>

Google's time-traveling car plans 'leak' online on Back to the Future Day

Google's time-traveling car plans 'leak' online on Back to the Future Day

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It seems like every company is using Back to the Future Day for fun or promotional purposes, including Google. While Lyft is offering free DeLorean rides throughout New York City on 21 October 2015, Nike has announced it is collaborating with the Michael... >>

10 future technologies that won't be ready anytime soon

10 future technologies that won't be ready anytime soon

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The future, 30 years is a long time in technology, and while Back To The Future predicted many things that were right in 2015, Science Fiction and Hollywood are renowned for getting plenty wrong. There's no flying car, no hoverboards and no robot servants... >>

These Back to the Future II concept drawings give an interesting view of 2015

These Back to the Future II concept drawings give an interesting view of 2015

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The day has come and we finally get to the exact date Marty McFly and Doc Brown visited in Back to the Future II, which represented 30 years into the future at the time. There will be other BTTF-style celebrations throughout 21 October 2015, including... >>

Tim Cook reveals Apple TV release date and more: Here's what he said in his WSJD chat

Tim Cook reveals Apple TV release date and more: Here's what he said in his WSJD chat

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Apple CEO Tim Cook was a guest at WSJD Live yesterday. The event organised by the Wall Street Journal's digital arm usually throws up some interesting quotes from tech industry figureheads, but Cook's was even more interesting than could be expected.... >>

Tesla's autopilot mode: When is it coming and what can it do?

Tesla's autopilot mode: When is it coming and what can it do?

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If you own a relatively-new Model S or are itching to get a Model X, you'll be glad to know that after this week both cars will be capable of enabling some of the fancy autopilot features that Tesla first showed off last autumn. A software update, called... >>

Hyundai and Kia tease the wacky and wonderful future of vehicles

Hyundai and Kia tease the wacky and wonderful future of vehicles

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Every year Hyundai and Kia hold their R&D Idea Festival. This is where engineers have the opportunity to create what they see as the future of vehicles. This year ten entries made it to the final presentation stage after just six months of development... >>

Nissan shows off autonomous car tech, promises cars on the road by 2020

Nissan shows off autonomous car tech, promises cars on the road by 2020

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Nissan wants you to know that it isn't ignoring the self-driving car trend - especially with companies like Google beginning to test autonomous vehicle prototypes and Tesla rolling out autopilot functionality to its sedans. The carmaker first announced... >>

Elon Musk: Apple has only hired fired Tesla engineers for its car project

Elon Musk: Apple has only hired fired Tesla engineers for its car project

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Elon Musk certainly knows how to garner press attention. When he's not hyping up Tesla products via Twitter, he's being rather blunt during interviews, and his latest talk with German newspaper Handelsblatt is a perfect example. The CEO recently made... >>

Renault Kadjar first drive: French-kissed Qashqai

Renault Kadjar first drive: French-kissed Qashqai

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Ka-jar. Say it phonetically and fast and the name of Renault's new crossover doesn't sound quite so weird. Ok, we might have lied about that. We sometimes wonder whether all the good product names have now been used up. So much so that companies – and... >>

Castrol Nexcel gives you a 90 second engine oil change, debuts on Aston Martin Vulcan

Castrol Nexcel gives you a 90 second engine oil change, debuts on Aston Martin Vulcan

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Castrol has announced what it's calling "a leap in liquid engineering" looking to revolutionise engine oil with the Nexcel system.  Nexcel is a system based around an oil cell, a sealed unit that contains both the engine oil and oil filter, designed... >>

Tesla's Elon Musk drums up publicity for new Model Y in now-deleted tweet

Tesla's Elon Musk drums up publicity for new Model Y in now-deleted tweet

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Elon Musk isn't just a man. He's also a press relations company. Whenever the founder and CEO of Tesla tweets, it makes headlines. Musk has used Twitter in the past to hype up events for Tesla, Tesla products (like stationary home battery packs and snake-like... >>

Everything you need to know about the Tesla Model X, the safest SUV ever

Everything you need to know about the Tesla Model X, the safest SUV ever

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Tesla is not only about luxury performance cars. It's an electric SUV provider too. But in typical Tesla style this can't just be an SUV with electric drive. It goes way above and beyond. The Tesla Model X is fast, the top end can hit 60mph from standing... >>

BMW X1 2015 first drive: Second-gen SUV makes off-road easy

BMW X1 2015 first drive: Second-gen SUV makes off-road easy

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BMW already has an X1 on the road. So what's special about this year's model, now in its second-generation 2015 form? Well, it's been redesigned from the ground up and wants to go off-road more than ever. Whereas the original X1 was built on the basic... >>

Bloodhound supersonic car in pictures: The 1,000mph British record-breaker shown in London

Bloodhound supersonic car in pictures: The 1,000mph British record-breaker shown in London

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There are fast cars and there are fast cars. Although Bloodhound, the British-borne supersonic project theoretically capable of topping 1,000mph, could only really be described as a vehicle - and a spectacular one at that given its 13.5m length. The Bloodhound... >>

Spectre Bond cars, in photos: Jaguar CX75, Aston Martin DB10, Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover Defender

Spectre Bond cars, in photos: Jaguar CX75, Aston Martin DB10, Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover Defender

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The next James Bond film, Spectre, is set to arrive before the end of 2015 this October. Aside from the usual action, fashionable posing and suave behaviour the things we really want to see are the cars. Jaguar Land Rover has been working with the Bond... >>

It's official: Tesla schedules September event to launch Model X crossover

It's official: Tesla schedules September event to launch Model X crossover

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Tesla is about to launch a 4-door SUV known as the Model X crossover. The electric car maker has just sent invites to the media, asking them to attend a press event at its factory in Fremont, California on 29 September. The company is expected to launch... >>