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Toyota Hilux (2016) review: Invincible by name, invincible by nature
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Toyota Hilux (2016) review: Invincible by name, invincible by nature

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Testing the new Toyota Hilux demands a little more than just nipping down to the local shop to grab a pint of milk and a Mars Bar. Although with all that space in the back you could buy a lifetime supply of those. The famed "indestructible" pickup - apt,... >>

Google will build self-driving car center near the home of the US auto industry

Google will build self-driving car center near the home of the US auto industry

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Google has announced it is building a 53,000-square-foot facility near Detroit. The team behind the company's self-driving car project revealed the news via Google+, where it described the new facility as a "self-driving technology development center"... >>

Driver caught sleeping at the wheel as Tesla Autopilot drives for him

Driver caught sleeping at the wheel as Tesla Autopilot drives for him

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The future of cars might be here, or the future of next-level marketing. A driver was caught, not driving, but sleeping at the wheel of his Tesla Model S as it drove for him. The Tesla Model S Autopilot system works both at speed on motorways and slowly... >>

Breathing batteries can make smartphones last all week on a charge

Breathing batteries can make smartphones last all week on a charge

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Another day, another battery breakthrough. This time it's lithium-air batteries that have had an advancement which could mean cells that last five times longer than current ones. Dr Kyeongjae Cho and his team at Dallas University have discovered a new... >>

Best sports watches 2016: The best GPS watches to buy today

Best sports watches 2016: The best GPS watches to buy today

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While wearables and smartphones are offering more ways to track health than ever, there's still a place for the powerful and accurate GPS sports watch.Sports watches are actually learning from the new kit and becoming smarter. Plenty now go beyond GPS... >>

Mercedes GLC first drive: SUVving to consider

Mercedes GLC first drive: SUVving to consider

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This is the Mercedes GLC. It's Merc's mid-sized SUV rival to the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. It's a significant car for the brand, because this is the first time Mercedes has had a car of this size, in this class, available in the UK. The old, square-rig GLK... >>

It's official: This is what Uber's first self-driving car looks like

It's official: This is what Uber's first self-driving car looks like

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Uber has confirmed it made a self-driving car, with an official photo and more. Exactly one year ago, a different photo surfaced showing what looks like an early prototype of the self-driving vehicle Uber has just confirmed. The ride-sharing company... >>

Ford Edge review: Big but facing bitter rivals
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Ford Edge review: Big but facing bitter rivals

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Believe it or not there has been a hole in Ford's line-up in Europe over the past few years, especially in the UK. That hole is large SUV sized: the Kuga has sat in the small, sporty, pumped up hatch sector, but for larger cars, Ford's go-to option was... >>

BMW to launch 'i Next' autonomous electric car in 2021, says CEO

BMW to launch 'i Next' autonomous electric car in 2021, says CEO

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Gimme, gimme! BMW is working on a luxury flagship based on its BMW i8 Roadster, a plug-in hybrid sports car. We know this because the company's CEO revealed the news during a shareholding meeting. Harald Krueger said BMW's upcoming autonomous car will... >>

Infiniti Q30 first drive: To infinity and beyond?

Infiniti Q30 first drive: To infinity and beyond?

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It's unusual to introduce a car from a brand that some readers might not be aware of, but a quick straw poll of friends and colleagues suggests Infiniti isn't a universally known entity. So the Q30, its compact premium hatchback, might not be at the forefront... >>

You can now check the traffic before you leave on TomTom MyDrive

You can now check the traffic before you leave on TomTom MyDrive

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The TomTom MyDrive application for iPhone and Android will now inform you if there is traffic congestion on your commute home or to the office, before you've set off. MyDrive Traffic Checker is a new feature that has been added to the app for free. MyDrive... >>

Apple Car autonomous drive testing at land bought for trials

Apple Car autonomous drive testing at land bought for trials

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The Apple Car, much like the fabled Apple Television, has been talked about in whispers and rumours for sometime, but this one now looks real. Tim Cook has already teased the project and his company has now bought land to start testing it too. The Apple... >>

Land Rover is working on its own smartphone, due out in 2017

Land Rover is working on its own smartphone, due out in 2017

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Just when you thought you couldn't afford a Land Rover, the company has started work on its own smartphone that will, hopefully, be more attainable. Jaguar Land Rover has teamed up with the British company, Bullitt Group, who has worked with JCB and Caterpillar... >>

It's official: Google and Fiat Chrysler ink deal to make self-driving minivans

It's official: Google and Fiat Chrysler ink deal to make self-driving minivans

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Google wants to take its self-driving cars to the next level. Update: Google has announced it will double its self-driving car fleet with 100 new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans. The first few minivans will be on the road by the end of 2016. The... >>

New TomTom Start satnavs go beyond phones, offer average speed camera help

New TomTom Start satnavs go beyond phones, offer average speed camera help

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Splashing out on a satnav these days needs to have justification, thanks to plenty of free mobile alternatives. That's why the new TomTom Start range of satnavs are offering more than ever before. The TomTom Start 42, 52 and 62 all come with free lifetime... >>

BMW i3 upgrade now delivers a whopping 195 miles on a charge, watch out Tesla

BMW i3 upgrade now delivers a whopping 195 miles on a charge, watch out Tesla

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It looks like Tesla has given the established car companies enough of a shock to get them taking electric cars seriously. Now BMW has upgraded its i3 battery to extend the range to a respectable 195 miles on a charge. Tesla announced its Model 3, the... >>

Range Rover Evoque Convertible first drive: Top down, revs up

Range Rover Evoque Convertible first drive: Top down, revs up

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Land Rover has taken the top off its Range Rover Evoque to make it convertible. Sounds simple, but this good-looking topless SUV is a feat of modern design, engineering and manufacturing. This is the first convertible Range Rover, other than the Queen's... >>

Audi S8 Plus first drive: V8 power, and then some

Audi S8 Plus first drive: V8 power, and then some

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Sitting at the top of Audi's saloon family is the A8. Give it a sporty makeover and it becomes the S8. Give that a bit of a tweak and a boost and you arrive at the Audi S8 Plus, the most powerful saloon that Audi has ever put on the road.  And by the... >>

Volkswagen T-Prime GTE Concept preview: Prime cut SUV

Volkswagen T-Prime GTE Concept preview: Prime cut SUV

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Whoever is naming new VW concepts is going down an ever weirder rabbit hole. In the past couple of years we've had the T-Roc and the T-Cross Breeze — both from subsequent Geneva Show reveals — and now the T-Prime GTE Concept unveiled at the Beijing... >>

Tesla Model X preview: An SUV without compromise?

Tesla Model X preview: An SUV without compromise?

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Tesla has been making waves in the car industry with the Model S, an all-electric car that not only offers blistering performance, but offers a range that leaves most other current electric cars on the sidelines. Tesla is taking its successes with the... >>

Porsche 718 Cayman preview: Firing on all (four) cylinders

Porsche 718 Cayman preview: Firing on all (four) cylinders

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Twinned with the new 718 Boxster that we drove a couple of weeks back, Porsche's new model offensive continued at the Beijing Auto Show with the launch of the 718 Cayman. The hard-top coupe twin version to the Boxster's drop top, the 718 Cayman holds... >>

LeEco LeSee preview: See what all Le fuss is about

LeEco LeSee preview: See what all Le fuss is about

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The star of the Beijing Auto Show isn't a Volkswagen, or a Porsche, or a Mercedes. It's something most people have never heard of before: the LeSee, a car from LeEco (formerly LeTV).You might be thinking, "so what?". But this car is significant for a... >>

Beijing Auto Show in pictures: The best cars from the China show

Beijing Auto Show in pictures: The best cars from the China show

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You might have heard that China is the second biggest car market in the world. But when it comes to Chinese car brands most Westerners are still blissfully unaware of the homegrown Chinese car market. If you do have an impression of such brands, it's... >>

You'll be driving with autonomous Volvo cars on UK roads in 2017

You'll be driving with autonomous Volvo cars on UK roads in 2017

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Self-driving cars are going to hit the roads sooner than expected, with the UK helping lead the way. This time next year you could be on the same roads as cars that are driving themselves, thanks to new Volvo plans. Volvo has announced that it will be... >>

Never lose your keys again Land Rover owners, Tile just teamed up

Never lose your keys again Land Rover owners, Tile just teamed up

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Tile is a smart Bluetooth tag that can be found using your smartphone, so it makes sense that Land Rover has teamed up with its creators to make sure you never lose you car keys, and more, again. The Land Rover Discovery Sport features the InControl Touch... >>