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How The Stig traded in his white helmet for an Oculus Rift and Project Cars

Top Gear’s former Stig, Ben Collins, has put his real world skills into sim racing development. In this interview, he reveals his favorite car and track combination, as well as what it feels like to have his “virtual ass kicked.”
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Subaru's 2017 BRZ soldiers on with styling and performance tweaks

The 2017 Subaru BRZ gets subtle exterior and interior changes, a bit more power, and a new Performance Package, among other changes. The BRZ STI fans crave is nowhere in sight, though.
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NHTSA to put crash-test dummies in rear seats in response to rise of Uber, Lyft

NHTSA says it will start putting crash-test dummies in back seats beginning in 2019, in response to the popularity of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. Currently, dummies are only seated in the front.
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Stay safe while traveling this weekend with these Memorial Day driving tips

Memorial Day is one of the busiest driving weekends on the calendar, and this year could be the worst since 2005. With that in mind, here are some driving safety tips, courtesy of AAA and Michelin.
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Confusing! North Carolina bans Tesla sales in Charlotte, allows them in Raleigh

While Tesla can sell cars in its Raleigh, North Carolina store, the DMV has ruled it cannot sell from a Charlotte showroom. People can look, but not buy. The DMV says local Charlotte auto dealers 'willing' to take over sales.
Mobile

Using a cell phone jammer just cost this guy $48,000

A Florida man who was caught using a signal jammer during commutes in an effort to stop drivers using their handsets has this week been hit with a $48,000 fine by the Federal Communications Commission.
Cars

Google tootles into Detroit with its self-driving car project

Google has just announced plans for a brand new R&D center in the traditional home of the automotive industry. The Detroit facility will initially focus on readying the recently announced self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans.
Apple

Apple reportedly investigating charging stations for electric cars

Apple is reportedly in talks with infrastructure companies about the technology behind electric car charging stations. It also recently hired a handful of engineers with charging station experience.
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That’s a Volvo? How the 40 Series concepts buck Sweden’s staid reputation

Volvo has introduced the modular platform that will underpin its next compact models. Part of the 40-series family, the compacts will offer advanced hybrid and electric drivetrains, a stylish design, and a long list of high-tech features.
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Turbodiesel engines assisted by mild hybrid tech are an answer to dirty diesels

Delphi's testing shows that 48V mild hybrid systems added to diesel-engined cars can achieve most of the fuel economy and environmental advantages of full hybrids at a fraction of the cost.
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Toyota's 2016 Prius is Consumer Reports’ fuel economy king

According to a new batch of tests by Consumer Reports, the 2016 Toyota Prius is the most fuel-efficient car the group has ever tested. The hybrid posted a combined fuel economy rating of 52 mpg.