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Toyota to reveal the 2016 Prius in Vegas next week, but we’ve got the livestream right here

Toyota will unveil the all-new 2016 Prius on Sept. 8 in Las Vegas. Digital Trends will be covering the event in person, but we’ve got all the livestream information inside to keep you in the loop.

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Uber giving NYC customers free rides in Stormtrooper-themed Dodge Chargers

In honor of “Force Friday,” Uber, Dodge, and Mattel have teamed up to give New Yorkers free rides in Stormtrooper-themed Chargers. Mattel has also released a Hot Wheels version of the car, which is on sale now.

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Toyota announces artificial intelligence research collaboration with MIT and Stanford

Toyota will invest $50 million over the next five years on joint research centers at MIT and Stanford, which will focus on artificial intelligence technology for future self-driving cars.

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Bentley’s Bentayga hits 187 mph, promising to be the world’s fastest production SUV

Bentley's upcoming Bentayga SUV just hit 301 kph/ 187 mph during a top speed test run. The luxury model promises to be the world's fastest production SUV when it goes on sale next year.

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Mercedes-Benz’s Tesla Model S Rival will boast an electric range of up to 311 miles

Mercedes-Benz is reportedly working on a direct rival for Tesla's Model S electric sedan. The new model will use a battery-powered electric drivetrain with between 228 and 311 miles of range.

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Done with teasing, Jaguar reveals un-camouflaged F-Pace SUV ahead of Frankfurt

The Jaguar F-Pace will debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, and go on sale in the U.S. in Spring 2016. As Jaguar's first production SUV, it's an important product launch for the brand.

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TomTom’s Trucker 5000 is specifically suited for big and tall driving

TomTom has announced the Trucker 5000, a navigation unit designed specifically with big rigs in mind. While it can also be used in a standard car, the Trucker 5000 chooses routes optimized for heavy vehicles.

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Android Auto isn’t good enough for Galaxy phones, Samsung will push Car Mode instead

Samsung phones already work with Android Auto, but the Korean giant wants to push its refreshed Car Mode instead. Users can connect their Galaxy phones to car infotainment systems via MirrorLink or use a standalone mode.

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Jaguar’s EliteCare 5-year/60,000-mile warranty program improves buyer experience

Jaguar has announced a new warranty program called EliteCare that includes a five-year/60,000-mile warranty, roadside assistance, and a remote app. EliteCare offers better coverage than BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi.

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Pioneer is using laserdisc tech to help self-driving cars see

Electronics giant Pioneer has launched manufacturer trials of its 3D LIDAR sensor, which uses laserdisc technology to scan surrounding environments. Pioneer hopes to launch an inexpensive LIDAR system that could boost the capabilities of autonomous cars.

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BMW announces smart home apps and more at IFA 2015

At the 2015 IFA Show, BMW announced integration of Samsung's SmartThings system, a new version of its i Remote app for Samsung smartwatches, and other tech projects and initiatives.

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Stuck on empty? Try Purple, a gas delivery service backed by the co-founder of Uber

Purple is an on-demand gas delivery service based out of Los Angeles. Using a free smartphone app, customers can order fuel in 10- and 15-gallon increments, and you don't even have to be with the car for it to work.

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Elon Musk Confirms Model X Starts Shipping Later This Month

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed the first Model X units will start shipping on September 29. We also got word that Model 3 pre-orders will start March 2016, with a planned launch in fall 2017.

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Hyundai’s 2017 Elantra spied with new upscale look

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra isn't set to debut until the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in November, but a spy photographer caught one uncovered in South Korea, giving a full view of the car's new styling.

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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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TVR’s first new sports car in a decade may already be sold out

TVR claims orders for the first year of production of its new sports car are already filled. The 250 reservation slots were gobbled up in two months, the company says. Now all it needs to do is actually build the thing.

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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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