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NXP's BlueBox engine powers threat-detection systems for self-driving cars

Video, radar, laser, and vehicle-to-vehicle communications sensors and systems can't all work independently in self-driving cars. Austin chipmaker NXP makes the chips and the BlueBox computing platform that allows the pieces to work…
Cars

Not today, downsizing: BMW’s 2 Series could get a new straight-six engine

BMW's 1 and 2 Series could receive a new straight-six engine in the coming months. Also found under the hood of the bigger 3 Series, the six will provide about 340 horsepower through either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic.
Cars

Alfa Romeo begins working on a self-driving system for its new Giulia sedan

Alfa Romeo Boss Harold Wester has stated that FCA will build an autonomous driving system for the new Giulia sedan. The technology will aim to reduce driver fatigue and encourage driving pleasure.
Cars

Mercedes-Benz could sell its pickup truck in the US, but would anyone buy it?

Mercedes-Benz hasn't completely ruled out selling its upcoming pickup truck in the U.S. The company's USA CEO says a final decision hasn't been made, and there is no set timeline to make it.
Cars

Philly cops disguised a surveillance vehicle as a Google Street View car

It may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but whoever decided to use a Google Maps decal in a bid to disguise one of Philadelphia police's license plate surveillance cars has been found out – hardly surprising considering the…
Cars

Tesla hires Audi veteran to lead production

Just weeks after announcing its goal of producing and delivering 500,000 cars in 2018, Tesla announced that Peter Hochholdinger, a longtime veteran of Audi, would be joining Tesla as the VP of Vehicle Production.
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: Disappearing tattoos, Facebook's Trending Topics scandal, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
Virtual Reality

Project Cars on HTC Vive is the definitive sim racing experience

Earlier this week Slightly Mad Studios released an update for Project Cars, adding support for HTC Vive. It's so impressive, it looks like actual racing. The game also features VR mouse support and Gaze control.
Cool Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Smartphone lenses, camping lanterns, and a 7-band Wi-Fi router

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Cars

Germany giving 1 billion euros in electric vehicle subsidies

Germany has announced new aggressive subsidies for electric and hybrid vehicle purchases in hopes of reaching its goal of 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2020. The country will also invest 300 million euros in charging…
Cars

If you'd ever wanted to order a car a la carte, the Mirrow Provocator promises the chance

The Mirrow Provocator is a concept car in a graphic design stage that can hold four passengers with luggage and park perpendicular to the sidewalk. Conceived as a city or "business" car, the concept offers a la carte component and option…