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Tesla scales back car automation, for now

Although most analysts believe that full vehicle automation won’t be ready until 2020, Tesla recently jumped the gun and introduced its take on the feature back in October last year to mixed praise and concern. In line with the latter response, Tesla has now released an update which restricts where …

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Apple wants its electric car to be ready by 2019

Apparently Apple is ramping up its efforts to create its own electric car. The company has been rumoured to be working on its own car for a while now and the latest stirrings seem to point towards Apple dedicating employees and resources to the project in order to have it …

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Someone else is claiming to have made a water powered motor

Every few years, a story appears that suggests some backroom inventor has created a prototype vehicle that runs only on water. While their claims are often fantastical, rarely do they pan out to be of real scientific significance, but perhaps this case will be different. Brazilian civil servant and home inventor, Ricardo …

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Apple plans to release its own cars by 2020 – report

Apple has always been a rather creative company, which developed tens of devices many of which never reached the market. When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in the late 1990s, he cancelled the vast majority of projects to focus on promising ones. Nowadays Apple’s product lineup is broader than ever. …

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Baidu ups stake in driverless cars with BMW deal

If you asked anyone relatively in the know about which company was pushing driverless cars forward the most, it wouldn’t be some long standing automaker, but the search giant Google. This might seem bizarre now, but apparently it’s not that far fetched a transition, since Chinese search giant Baidu is …

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Apple’s first CarPlay systems reach customers

Get your wallets out ladies and gentleman, as if you want to get the world’s first taste of Apple’s CarPlay hardware, you’re going to need to pony up a lot of money. Why? Because the first cars to reach customers sporting Apple’s fancy infotainment hardware, are the latest model of …

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Toyota set to sell first hydrogen car in 2015

Hydrogen fuel cells have always been seen as the big future tech that’s vaguely going to come about some time in the next few decades and it’s been that way for a long time. Whether you’re remembering Keanu and Mr Freeman’s Chain Reaction, or have ever read into the complexity …

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Hey buddy, want to buy the 1989 Batman car?

Typically Halloween has come and gone this year, so if you want to have one of the best costumes for 2014, you’re going to have to spend early and spend big. It’s going to cost you almost £100,000, but if you want a fully functioning, road legal and gadget equipped …

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This car runs on attention

Most driving instructors and insurers would agree, paying attention to the road when you’re driving is a relatively important part of the process. Despite this and the fact that we’re barrelling along at two to three times our natural top speed, in a metal shell weighing over a tonne, we’re …

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Inductive electric cars to be tested in London

One of the fundamental  issues with electric cars at the moment is the limitations of the batteries that power them.  There are a number of electric vehicles currently available on the UK market such as the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and none of them are capable of much more than 100 miles …

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BMW gets in electric bed with Toyota

Walking along the streets of Belfast, you are constantly reminded that this is where Back To The Future’s super electric DeLorean car was assembled. While no one is expecting time travel any time soon, we’re definitely moving into a world of electric dreams. BMW had dreams of its own, which …

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