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BMW X5 xDrive40e first drive: Going big on hybrid

BMW X5 xDrive40e first drive: Going big on hybrid

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There are advantages to driving a large SUV and for many, it's the ride height, the interior space and the feeling of safety lent by being the biggest thing around that drives appeal. The downside, of course, is that you're hauling a huge amount of car... >>

Ford teases future developments: Autonomous cars, car controlled smarthomes and more

Ford teases future developments: Autonomous cars, car controlled smarthomes and more

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Ford has shown off what it's developing behind closed doors at its relatively new Innovation Centre in Palo Alto.As part of the car company's push to become more software focused the centre was built two years ago. Since then developments have advanced... >>

Harman Voyager Dashboard: Is a detachable car stereo speaker the future?

Harman Voyager Dashboard: Is a detachable car stereo speaker the future?

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 Harman, the group that owns audio brands like JBL, Infinity, AKG and Mark Levinson, ­­has unveiled a new in-car audio solution here at CES. The Voyager Dashboard consists of a portable speaker unit, which pops into and out of the dashboard top, removing... >>

Best of the Detroit Auto Show 2016 in pictures

Best of the Detroit Auto Show 2016 in pictures

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The annual Detroit Auto Show is here for 2016 and with self-driving autonomous cars, intelligent smart car systems, and of course electric sports cars, gadget and motor lovers are about to get a glimpse of the awesome future.We've trawled the show floor... >>

Ford Lego cars are here: Mustang and F-150 Raptor in pictures

Ford Lego cars are here: Mustang and F-150 Raptor in pictures

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Ford has just taken the wraps off its latest creation in conjunction with Lego Speed Champions, a Mustang and an F-150 Raptor.The Lego model cars are, as Ford describes, for kids of all ages. Both will be available with accessory kits too.The Ford Lego... >>

Get a car without buying alone, Ford introduces app controlled shared car leasing

Get a car without buying alone, Ford introduces app controlled shared car leasing

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Ford has announced a new scheme that will allow people to get access to a car without having to buy or lease it outright themselves. The Ford Credit Link will let groups share a car and split the lease cost, all controlled via an app.While this story... >>

Hands-on: Audi’s new 3D VR Configurator

Hands-on: Audi’s new 3D VR Configurator

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You’re on the hip Left Bank of Paris’s Seine River. It’s a sunny, breezy spring morning and you’re staring into the engine bay of your brand new, Ara Blue Audi R8 V10 Plus. As you move around the side of the car, you can’t help but wonder if... >>

Hands-on: BMW i Vision Future Interaction concept explored

Hands-on: BMW i Vision Future Interaction concept explored

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BMW rolled out the i8 Spyder again here in CES. Again? Well, you’ll remember we drove the production i8 for the first time back in 2014 (it’s fair to say we loved it too). But in the run up to that car’s launch, BMW built several concept versions... >>

Extreme autonomous cars: Ford self-driving takes to the snow

Extreme autonomous cars: Ford self-driving takes to the snow

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It seems like only yesterday the idea of self-driving cars was a glimmer of a hope. Now there are not only cars already on the road that could basically self-drive, if it were legalised, but there's more. Ford has taken its smart cars into the snow.Ford... >>

Ford cars will read your wearable and adjust settings when you're sleepy or stressed

Ford cars will read your wearable and adjust settings when you're sleepy or stressed

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Ford has announced plans to integrate its cars with wearable technology for a smarter, safer driving experience.As part of Ford Smart Mobility an Automative Wearables Experience lab has been opened to begin working on helping cars and wearables communicate.... >>

Chevrolet Bolt preview: An EV game changer, just not for the UK

Chevrolet Bolt preview: An EV game changer, just not for the UK

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Thirty thousand dollars. A lot of money? Not for an electric car, not one with a real-world 200-mile range anyway. But at CES, Mary Barra, CEO of GM, stood up on stage and introduced the worst kept secret of the show, that GM's Chevrolet division was... >>

Rinspeed Etos concept preview: BMW i8 gets added Swiss smarts

Rinspeed Etos concept preview: BMW i8 gets added Swiss smarts

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Leftfield Swiss car operation Rinspeed tends to rock up at the Geneva Auto Show each spring with a new concept car – showcasing the very latest technology from its partners, such as Harman, that produce connected car technologies and car audio equipment.So... >>

Volkswagen e-Golf Touch preview: Hello Volkswagen

Volkswagen e-Golf Touch preview: Hello Volkswagen

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The VW e-Golf Touch isn't exactly a new car as much as a new interface. There was a brief leak of this system back in early December, so it wasn't a surprise to see Volkswagen equip a Golf (just the electric version for now) with its 12.3-inch TFT cluster... >>

Volkswagen Budd-e: Clean, green, apology machine

Volkswagen Budd-e: Clean, green, apology machine

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On the eve of CES 2016, Volkswagen unveiled the Budd-e concept. The latest modern take on its Microbus, Budd-e follows Bulli (2011) and Concept Microbus (2001) as a teaser for the company bringing back its flower power van that's so enchanted people across... >>

Qualcomm urges car makers to take modular approach

Qualcomm urges car makers to take modular approach

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Qualcomm, the company whose processors power many of the current flagship mobile phones today, has told Pocket-lint that it expects car makers to take a modular approach to bringing the latest tech to their cars in the future.Announcing a number of partnerships... >>

Faraday Future FFZero1 Concept: A wheel in the mobility revolution

Faraday Future FFZero1 Concept: A wheel in the mobility revolution

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Say hello to Faraday Future - and the FFZero1 Concept to be precise. If you thought that Tesla, Apple and Google were set to make up the newest automotive guys in town, hold on to your hats and prepare for a new wave of Chinese-funded, American-based... >>

Google and Ford teaming up to create the self-driving cars you could own

Google and Ford teaming up to create the self-driving cars you could own

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During the CES trade show in January, it is rumoured that Google and Ford will announce a partnership to build autonomous, self-driving vehicles for the future.The companies have individually been active in the field for a while, with Ford revealing recently... >>

Skoda Superb review: At the business end
4.5 stars

Skoda Superb review: At the business end

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Let's face it, if you're going to give your car a name like Superb then you've either got a good sense of humour or have great faith in the product. But given that the Superb comes from a brand like Skoda, there's a reasonable possibility that both are... >>

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

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Stop thinking about self-driving cars as something far-off or futuristic.They're here. They're now. They're being made and tested and shown off by companies like Google, BMW, and Tesla - the latter of which has already released self-driving features to... >>

Hyundai Ioniq: This is what Hyundai's first all-electric vehicle looks like

Hyundai Ioniq: This is what Hyundai's first all-electric vehicle looks like

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Hyundai is getting ready to debut its first all-electric vehicle, the Ioniq.To get you pumped for the big reveal, the South Korean car maker has published new teaser shots of the car and announced details about it.The teasers are two renderings, both... >>

Google with its driverless cars wants to become an Uber

Google with its driverless cars wants to become an Uber

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Google is making an entire, standalone business for its self-driving cars, and the purpose of this unit is to offer Uber-like rides.According to Bloomberg, Google's ride-for-hire business will launch under its parent company, Alphabet Inc, sometime next... >>

What is Formula E? Everything you need to know and why it will change the world

What is Formula E? Everything you need to know and why it will change the world

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Formula E is the electric future of car racing. When the international competition started in September 2014 in Beijing it ushered in a new competitive platform that pushes electric car technology to another level.In the same way that F1 tech filters... >>

Jaguar returns to racing: Shows off stunning Formula E electric racecar

Jaguar returns to racing: Shows off stunning Formula E electric racecar

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Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will be returning to racing with a Jaguar team in the all-electric Formula E Championship, starting autumn 2016.Jaguar will enter the third season of the Formula E Championship with its team in order to test new technologies... >>

Tesla now sells iPhone 6/6S cases and wallets made from its seat leather

Tesla now sells iPhone 6/6S cases and wallets made from its seat leather

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Tesla has updated its online store with new apparel and accessories, and some of the coolest new bits are iPhone 6/6S and 6/6S Plus cases.They're not just any old cases, though; they're crafted from automotive-grade leather from the interior of its vehicles.... >>

Porsche Mission E: Electric Tesla-killer coming soon

Porsche Mission E: Electric Tesla-killer coming soon

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UPDATE: Porsche has announced that it has begun preparations to make the Concept E a reality, including a €700 million investment. There have been rumours in the auto industry for a while that Porsche was going to build a smaller, 4-seat saloon model... >>

BMW, Mercedes, and Audi close Nokia Here Maps sale - and your next car could benefit

BMW, Mercedes, and Audi close Nokia Here Maps sale - and your next car could benefit

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Audi AG, BMW Group, and Daimler AG now officially own Here, Nokia's digital mapping and location business. The three partners each hold an equal stake.Although it was heavily rumoured for a while that Uber would acquire Nokia's Here Maps, a rival bid... >>

McLaren teases the future of Formula 1 cars, MP4-X in pictures

McLaren teases the future of Formula 1 cars, MP4-X in pictures

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We may not have reached the flying car races of the future that games like Wipeout predicted, but Formula 1 is still evolving fast. A look at the next jump in that evolution has been shown of by McLaren in its MP4-X.McLaren has spent a lot of time and... >>

Range Rover Evoque 2016 review: Pushing design and performance further
4.0 stars

Range Rover Evoque 2016 review: Pushing design and performance further

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When Land Rover first unleashed the Range Rover Evoque it was met with baffled responses. It was totally new, an attractive compact SUV, the likes of which hadn't been seen before. Since it has become hugely popular and, some might argue, started the... >>

Own a Ford and an iPhone? You can now use Siri voice control in your car

Own a Ford and an iPhone? You can now use Siri voice control in your car

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Ford is finally adding Siri compatibility to its cars, with vehicles globally able to receive a software update to add Apple Siri Eyes-Free capability to their in-car systems.Cars from the last four years are able to get the update as long as they have... >>

Jaguar XJ 2016 first drive: Future tech meets heritage, in style

Jaguar XJ 2016 first drive: Future tech meets heritage, in style

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The absolute pinnacle of Jaguar luxury is found in the XJ model. Owned by royalty, sheikhs and gangster rappers, this car sends out a definite status symbol message. While the powerful engine options keep it punchy, the interior is adorned with all the... >>

Range Rover Evoque Convertible pictures: Packed with tech you didn't know about

Range Rover Evoque Convertible pictures: Packed with tech you didn't know about

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Land Rover already rocked the SUV world when it unleashed the first compact Range Rover in its Evoque. Now it's doing it again with a Range Rover Evoque Convertible.While the original Evoque was a design innovation that turned heads, the challenge of... >>

Volvo gets Christmas shopping delivered to your car

Volvo gets Christmas shopping delivered to your car

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Christmas is coming and with it the inevitable battles at the shops to get presents. Volvo is trying something new to help out.Thanks to Volvo cars being accessible via digital locks, it's going to be possible for owners to leave their cars and have items... >>

Tesla is recalling every Model S after learning a passenger’s seat belt came apart

Tesla is recalling every Model S after learning a passenger’s seat belt came apart

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Tesla knows how to put a decent spin on a potentially devestating story.Here's the situation: A Tesla spokesperson told Jalopnik.com that a customer in Europe discovered a seatbelt malfunction after a person sitting in the front passenger seat of her... >>

BMW 7 Series review: A Tardis of technology
5.0 stars

BMW 7 Series review: A Tardis of technology

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The 2015 BMW 7 Series is one of the most tech-crammed cars on the road right now. If you drove this back in time, even by 10 years, the people lucky enough to get a ride in it would have expected it to fly.While the BMW 730Ld M Sport, as reviewed here,... >>

Chevrolet to unveil Chevy Bolt all-electric crossover at CES in January

Chevrolet to unveil Chevy Bolt all-electric crossover at CES in January

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Tesla is about to get some stiff competition from automaker Chevy. Just 10 months after unveiling a concept version of the Chevrolet Bolt at the Detroit Auto Show 2015, General Motors has announced that Chevrolet will now unveil a production version of... >>

Toyota Prius (2016) first drive: Taxi!

Toyota Prius (2016) first drive: Taxi!

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When we think Toyota Prius we think taxi. Whether New York City Taxicab or one of many Uber cars, this hybrid electric vehicle is a well-established player that, well, you're probably more used to sitting in the back of rather than behind the actual wheel.Back... >>

Audi A7 Sportback h-tron first drive: Hydrogen goes hyper

Audi A7 Sportback h-tron first drive: Hydrogen goes hyper

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Hydrogen fuel cell powered cars aren't new - we've already driven the BMW 5 Series concept, the Hyundai IX35 and the road-ready Toyota Mirai - but Audi's first foray into the tech is an altogether meatier, more powerful concept car. The A7 Sportback h-tron... >>

Audi A4 (2016) first drive: All about the extras

Audi A4 (2016) first drive: All about the extras

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During our pre-brief ahead of test-driving the 2016 Audi A4 Saloon, there was one line that resonated in our minds: "connectivity and systems are now as important as ride handling". It's largely true - as we'll come to later in separating our views between... >>

11 mind-blowing tech wonders in the new BMW 7 series

11 mind-blowing tech wonders in the new BMW 7 series

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The BMW 7 Series for 2015 is full of tech, it's like a scientist's test lab on wheels. Only these gadgets are all fully developed to blow your mind.From gesture controls to remote control parking brilliance, it's tough to compare this car to any other... >>

Toyota Mirai first drive: Hydrogen progress precedes practicality

Toyota Mirai first drive: Hydrogen progress precedes practicality

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Depending on where you're from Mirai means "future" or "miracle". However, the Toyota Mirai, one of the first production hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, isn't in the future: it's available in the here and now. Yet it would be a minor miracle to spot one... >>

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
4.5 stars

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 track... >>

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... >>