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Want more smartphone connectivity? Skoda’s SmartGate is now available across its range

Skoda has announced that its SmartGate connectivity function will be available across the entire brand range. SmartGate uses WiFi to send various vehicle data to your smartphone, including fuel consumption, dashboard warning light info, and service info.

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No longer a laughstock, the 2016 Smart Fortwo still comes with compromise

Big changes have come for the small car that defines the City Car category, and that could make all the difference in the world for the Smart Fortwo.

  • Pros: New dual-clutch transmission , New turbo engine , Improved…
  • Cons: Bouncy suspension , Minimal storage space , Big blind spot

These insane 50 mph electric mountain bikes can handle any type of terrain

With a lightweight design, built-in shock absorbers, 5,200 watts of peak power, and a top speed of 50 miles per hour; Stealth Electric bikes effectively blur the line between mountain bike and electric motorcycle.

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The Tesla Model X will cost over $100K, and yes, it will offer ‘Ludicrous’ mode

On September 1, Tesla opened an online design studio for those who have already reserved the Signature Series version of the Model X SUV. As a result, we have a slew of new information to share about the highly-anticipated electric car.

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Land Rover highlights more transparent tech, adds see-through trailer function

Land Rover adds to its camera-operated safety technology with the new transparent trailer. Surround-view cameras are combined with a remote digital camera to project a transparent image in the car's rearview mirror.

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Jeep’s Wrangler-based pickup could rumble into showrooms as soon as 2017

Jeep's future product plans have revealed that a Wrangler-based pickup truck is in development and will launch in 2017 or 2018. The new model will borrow aluminum body panels from the next-generation Wrangler.

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Lamborghini honors its founder’s birth with a new halo hypercar: the Centenario LP 770-4

Lamborghini will reportedly call its new hypercar the Centenario LP 770-4 to honor the centennial anniversary of its founder's birth in 1916. As its name suggests, the Centenario LP 770-4 will develop 770 horsepower.

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Next Chrysler Town & Country to get foot-activated rear doors, lots of USB ports

The next Chrysler Town & Country will have new tech features like foot-activated rear doors, and more fuel-efficient powertrains, a new report says. Will that get consumers' attention?

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In the wake of IndyCar driver Justin Wilson’s death, FIA plans closed-cockpit tests

The FIA reportedly plans to renew testing of closed cockpits for race cars next month, in response to IndyCar driver Justin Wilson's death from head injuries sustained in a recent crash.

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Google’s tiny self-driving pod cars tootle into Texas

Keen to try different road conditions as well as receive feedback from regular road users, Google is about to roll into Austin, Texas in its self-driving pod car, marking the first test of the diminutive robo-vehicle outside of its home state of California.

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Wanna confuse a Google car? Do a track stand on your bike

Not that you'd want to be the cause of any self-driving car uncertainty, seeing as that could result in some seriously dangerous situations, but hey, if you want to see an unmanned vehicle lurch back and forth, do a track stand.

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Before the Ford GT returns to endurance racing, watch it tear up the Sebring track

A new video of the 2016 Ford GT racecar has hit the Internet. Spotted testing at the Sebring International Raceway, the car will enter the GTE Pro class next year and compete in various 24-hour events.

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Posh as a private jet and almost as fast, BMW's 7 Series makes no compromises

The new 7 Series is a bonafide “super luxury car,” meaning it adorns its guests with opulence as easily as it smokes the competition around the track.

  • Pros: Luscious interior looks (and feels) like a first-class…
  • Cons: Exterior styling doesn’t knock your socks off , Around…

Tesla has installed its 500th Supercharger station

Tesla Motors crossed a bit of a milestone recently when the automaker installed its 500th Supercharger station in Moers, Germany. Tesla claims its Superchargers can provide 170 miles of range with just a 30-minute charge.

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The 2016 BMW 7 Series is the first production car with gesture control. Here’s how it works

BMW is debuting its gesture control system on the 2016 7 Series, and a new video featuring BMW’s manager of user experience shows us how it works. The all-new 7 Series lands in dealerships this October.

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Volvo’s 2017 S90 flagship sedan leaks online as a die-cast model

Volvo's all-new 2017 S90 sedan has been revealed far in advance thanks to pictures of a die-cast model. The model shows styling inspired by recent Volvo concepts and the new XC90 SUV.

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Oh what a day: Uber partners with Mad Max: Fury Road to offer rides worthy of a Warboy

Ever dreamed about riding shotgun with Imperator Furiosa or using Max Rockatansky as a hood ornament? Well, keep dreaming. But you can get pretty close if you use Uber at PAX Prime Seattle

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Audi electronics boss confirms ‘Virtual Cockpit’ display for the A3

The Audi A3 could be the next model to get the Audi 'Virtual Cockpit' display that debuted with the current-generation TT. The display combines the functions of a gauge cluster and center-stack screen.

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Stories you missed this week: Wiz Khalifa ‘hoverboard’ arrest, the next Hummer

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. We've got news of Apple's iPhone 6S September 9 event and more.

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