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New Fiat 500 first drive: Cute, charming and colourful

New Fiat 500 first drive: Cute, charming and colourful

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The Fiat 500 is no stranger to the road. In fact, this little number has been whizzing around the streets since 1957, first by the name of Cinquino, before it was redesigned and relaunched on its 50th anniversary in 2007. Eight years on and the Fiat 500... >>

Uber loses bid to take over Here Maps, BMW, Audi and Mercedes nab it instead

Uber loses bid to take over Here Maps, BMW, Audi and Mercedes nab it instead

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It is no secret that Nokia has been looking to offload its Here Maps service for a while, hoping to use the cash from the sale to further its communication network plans, but it looks like the most expected suitor has failed in its bid to take it over.... >>

Chevy is adding an air conditioner just for overheated phones to 2016 cars

Chevy is adding an air conditioner just for overheated phones to 2016 cars

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All smartphones occasionally overheat, but Chevrolet wants to stop it. You've probably experienced your phone getting overly warm when doing the most common tasks, like streaming music or playing a graphic-intense game. Even high ambient temperatures... >>

Pow! Is that the BMW Batmobile? Nope, it's a modded i8 concept with hydrogen fuel cell tech

Pow! Is that the BMW Batmobile? Nope, it's a modded i8 concept with hydrogen fuel cell tech

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What you're looking at might appear to be a super-cool revamped version of the Batmobile for 2015 (and we're talking 1960s Adam West era here), but BMW isn't in the process of making one of those (well, not that we know of). No, this is a modified BMW... >>

BMW 5 Series GT hydrogen fuel cell first drive: Driving into the future?

BMW 5 Series GT hydrogen fuel cell first drive: Driving into the future?

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It's almost strange to think how nonchalantly we consume the world's depleting fossil fuel reserves. Sure, it's fun to hammer a performance car down the motorway (or even a normal car for that matter), with that satisfying hum from the exhausts, but the... >>

Hyundai now lets you voice control its cars remotely with Apple Watch

Hyundai now lets you voice control its cars remotely with Apple Watch

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If you own a Hyundai car and an Apple Watch, you just got some new functionality between the two: the ability to remotely control your vehicle from your wrist. The Android Wear version of the Hyundai's Blue Link app, which launched earlier this year,... >>

TomTom Go 510 review: Great navigation, now more connected
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TomTom Go 510 review: Great navigation, now more connected

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TomTom has updated its navigation devices, ushering in new features and some changes to the user interface to make life simpler for drivers trying to get from A to B.For a number of years, people have been saying that the dedicated personal navigation... >>

World’s first pure electric double decker bus to hit London streets soon

World’s first pure electric double decker bus to hit London streets soon

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London is set to be the first place in the world to get a pure electric double decker bus, from this October. The announcement was made as part of the world-first Clean Bus Summit. On top of the electric double decker the Mayor of London also committed,... >>

Party On! Nissan turns electric e-NV200 into a DJ party van

Party On! Nissan turns electric e-NV200 into a DJ party van

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Nissan has transformed its all-electric e-NV200 into the ultimate party on wheels for those moments when you need to take the party atmosphere with you. The vehicle, called the PART e-VAN, is really an electric e-NV200 that has been kitted out with plenty... >>

Google's little prototype cars are now self-driving on California roads

Google's little prototype cars are now self-driving on California roads

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Google's prototype self-driving cars were due to hit California roads by this summer, and now the company has announced they are ready and already cruising down the streets of Mountain View. The cute vehicles, which were first announced last year without... >>

Lexus made an actual hoverboard, and this is what it looks like

Lexus made an actual hoverboard, and this is what it looks like

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Luxury car maker Lexus has created a real-life, rideable hoverboard. The company has announced that it partnered with experts in super conductive technology in order to create what it described as "one of the most advanced hoverboards ever developed".... >>

Forget helicopters, the US Army is going with real-life hoverbikes

Forget helicopters, the US Army is going with real-life hoverbikes

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The US Department of Defense has struck a deal with UK-based Malloy Aeronautics to develop and build hoverbike vehicles in the States. Malloy's current Hoverbike prototype, which is a one-third scale model, is meant to act like a helicopter, but better.... >>

Cyclists rejoice, new Ford cars can see round corners and spot you at junctions

Cyclists rejoice, new Ford cars can see round corners and spot you at junctions

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Ford has just announced a new feature on its cars that could help cyclists be far safer at junctions. Their new cars can see round corners. While this isn't brand new tech it's "new in segment" for Ford - hitting the mainstream should mean safer roads,... >>

Mazda CX-3 first drive: A grades for this B-segment crossover?

Mazda CX-3 first drive: A grades for this B-segment crossover?

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What do the Nissan Juke, Mini Countryman and Renault Captur have in common? They're members of one of the fastest growing automotive segments – the so-called B-segment crossover. Now Mazda has joined the party with the new CX-3, so we went to northern... >>

Jeremy Clarkson's Top Gear sacking made Forza 6 a better game, says Dan Greenawalt

Jeremy Clarkson's Top Gear sacking made Forza 6 a better game, says Dan Greenawalt

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Although BBC TV show Top Gear will still be a significant part of Forza Motorsport 6 when it is released on 15 September it will not feature new presenter Chris Evans. Nor will it feature the dulcet tones of disgraced ex-presenter Jeremy Clarkson, who... >>

These are the Formula 1 cars of the future that could change everything

These are the Formula 1 cars of the future that could change everything

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Formula 1 is about breaking boundaries and stunning fans. According to Dutch designer Andries van Overbeeke F1 has lost its way. But he's ready to show it the correct course once more. The problem, Overbeeke says, is that Formula 1 has too many rigid... >>

Audi RS3 Sportback first drive: Power trip

Audi RS3 Sportback first drive: Power trip

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The 2015 Audi RS3 is one ultra-powerful hot hatch, delivering more snap, crackle and pop than your average bowl of morning cereal. As we can imagine from just one days' driving, to sit behind the wheel of this beast every morning would never fail to bring... >>

BMW shows off LED streetlights that double as electric car chargers

BMW shows off LED streetlights that double as electric car chargers

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BMW has shown off how it plans to take on Tesla and its Supercharger network with its own version. The BMW charging stations, called Light & Charge, will use LED street lights to power up electric cars. Announced last year, BMW's Light & Charge system... >>

New DS 5 first drive: Just don't call it a Citroën

New DS 5 first drive: Just don't call it a Citroën

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The Citroën DS is heralded as a design classic. It was revolutionary at its 1955 launch, some 60 years ago. Looking to reclaim the premium heyday of French motoring, Citroën has split out DS Automobiles as a separate branch, offering a premium take... >>

Tesla Model 3 challenges BMW to become your next company car, here's how

Tesla Model 3 challenges BMW to become your next company car, here's how

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Tesla is probably the best known premium electric car offering on the roads right now, but that's about to change. Tesla is going to become affordable. Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, recently announced that the next line of cars will be aimed at everyone. The... >>

Will your autonomous car kill you if it means saving pedestrians?

Will your autonomous car kill you if it means saving pedestrians?

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Self-driving cars are coming. Cars that can make millisecond decisions will hold our lives in their processors. Are we ready for that? A classic philosophical problem posits: You're a train controller with a tram full of children about to crash, you can... >>

We just drove a Land Rover using an iPhone

We just drove a Land Rover using an iPhone

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We just drove a 2-tonne Land Rover like it was a remote control car, using an iPhone. We've spent the day at Jaguar Land Rover development headquarters to see its Technology Showcase. This is essentially an early look at all the tech it's working on,... >>

Elon Musk's Hyperloop concept will become a reality in 2016 with SpaceX pod races

Elon Musk's Hyperloop concept will become a reality in 2016 with SpaceX pod races

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SpaceX has announced something called a "Hyperloop pod competition". It's based on a high-speed transportation concept that the company's founder, Elon Musk, first teased in January. He basically dreamed up a network of pneumatic tubes that aerodynamic... >>

Ford GT: The £200k, 200mph production supercar surprise (hands-on)

Ford GT: The £200k, 200mph production supercar surprise (hands-on)

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There were rumours of a new Ford GT coming, but no one quite predicted the unveil of this striking new production model on the first press day of the North American Auto Show in Detroit. This is the new production-ready Ford GT, which will go on sale... >>

We train with the Brownlee brothers at the Human Performance Lab using the gadgets of the future

We train with the Brownlee brothers at the Human Performance Lab using the gadgets of the future

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Science in sport is now becoming more important than ever as athletes reach peak performance. But the tech developed for the pros can even help us normal folk to get fitter. We visited the GSK Human Performance Lab, while Olympic medal-winning triathletes... >>