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Assembly line robot fatally injures a worker in Volkswagen factory

A 21-year-old car factory worker in Baunatal, Germany, was fatally injured by an assembly line robot on Tuesday. He was installing the machine, whereupon the robot grabbed him and forced him against a metal plate.
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Chevy’s new tech lets your phone chill out

The Active Phone Cooler connects to a car's ventilation and air conditioning to reduce the chance of phones overheating when car interior temperatures rise. Chevy plans to offer it on certain 2016 models.
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BMW uses water injection to build cleaner, more powerful, and longer-lasting engines

BMW has introduced an experimental water-injection system that will gradually make its way to production cars. Injecting a small amount of water in a turbocharged engine can make it more efficient and more powerful.
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Shedding its quirk, serious Scion still has fun with the new iA and iM

A reborn Scion offers a pair of compelling, high-value models with the iM and iA
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M1 Concourse will give Detroit car buffs a place to store and work on their cars

Entrepreneur Brad Oleshansky is in the midst of transforming a vacant plot of land into every car enthusiast's dream come true. Called M1 Concourse, the facility will include over 250 private garages, a track, restaurants, offices, and even…
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Bugatti’s Veyron successor will use hybrid power to crush its enemies

Bugatti's Veryron successor will reportedly pair the Veyron's W16 engine with up to two electric motors for a combined 1,500 horsepower. Its performance should be strong enough to rival Koenigsegg's Regera.
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Lamborghini will offer its sell-out Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce as a roadster

Lamborghini will build a roadster version of its LP 750-4 Superveloce. As a coupe, the Aventador SV sold out extremely quickly, so Lamborghini expects the 500 planned units of the Roadster to sell quite well.
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The Toyota Mirai has the longest driving range of any zero emission vehicle, by far

With the ability to travel 312 miles on a single tank of hydrogen, the Toyota Mirai officially has the longest driving range of any zero emission vehicle on the market. The 2016 Mirai goes on sale this fall.
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Green speed: Half of McLaren’s model range to go hybrid by 2025

McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt recently stated that he wants half of his model range to utilize hybrid technology by 2025. The British automaker currently only makes one hybrid, the incredible 903-horsepower P1.
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Is Mazda secretly preparing a Mazda6-based coupe powered by a rotary engine?

Mazda is reportedly preparing a successor to the Wankel-engined RX-8. Tentatively called RX-9, the coupe will ride on a rear-wheel drive evolution of the Mazda6 platform, and it could use some form of electrification to keep gas mileage in…