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Uber to start watching its drivers more closely

In tests in different groups of cities, Uber is going to monitor its drivers. One test will monitor ride smoothness, the other texting while driving. Uber says the purpose of the tests is to give better feedback to drivers about passenger…
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Is BMW teaming up with Intel, Mobileye to develop autonomous vehicles?

BMW, which recently said it would have a completely autonomous car by 2021, is holding a joint news conference July 1 with chip-maker Intel and machine vision technology firm Mobileye. An autonomous car venture is expected.
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Enthusiasm for self-driving cars varies by state, says Volvo

Autonomous cars are most popular in New York and California, and least popular in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Texas, according to a Volvo survey. People in all states believe they should still be allowed to drive, though.
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Bugatti wants the Chiron to shatter top-speed records, even the unofficial ones

The Bugatti Chiron will challenge both the old Veyron 16.4 Super Sport and the Hennessey Venom GT for the title of fastest production car in the world. Can the 1,500-horsepower wonder pull it off?
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Mercedes-Benz could use rainwater to improve your car’s traction on snow

A patent filed by Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler shows how rainwater can be used to improve traction on snowy roads. Water is collected as it drips down the rear window, and sprayed onto the tires to melt snow and ice.
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Volvo has been suspicious of Volkswagen's TDI diesel engine for years

Volvo wanted to sell diesels in the United States, but it couldn't match VW's TDI engine in terms of fuel economy, emissions, and performance, and its engineers couldn't understand why. Now we know.
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The best just got (a tiny bit) better – Mazda reveals G-Vectoring Control

What Mazda has done with G-Vectoring Control is to use steering input data to make subtle changes that increase front wheel grip, keeping the car more stable and predictable, while at the same time protecting the car from jerky motions.
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Like a Swiss Army Knife for your car, the Intelliboost RG600 can jumpstart a dead battery or inflate a flat tire 2:31

The IntelliBoost RG600 by Rugged Geek is a compact lithium ion battery that you can use to jump start your car, inflate a flat tire, and have charge to spare to charge your phone or a laptop.
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Smart’s 2017 Fortwo Cabrio starts (just) under $20,000

The 2017 Smart Fortwo Cabrio starts at just under $20,000. It goes on sale in the U.S. this fall, about a year after its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. A redesigned electric Smart will arrive next.
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Tesla Model S tackles Pikes Peak, setting a new record in the process

A Tesla Model S driven by Go Puck founder Blake Fuller set a record for production-based electric vehicles at the 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, covering the 12.42-mile course in under 12 minutes.
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Gas station chain shows interest in charging stations, talks with Tesla underway

Electric cars require a network of charging stations for long trips. Gas stations foresee gasoline sales dropping. Joining the two sounds like a plan, and Tesla is already in talks with a major mid-Atlantic gas station network about…