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Uber expands self-driving car project with University of Arizona partnership

Ride-hailing company Uber said Tuesday it's linked up with the University of Arizona to help advance its driverless car project. The partnership will involve work on optics technology to develop its self-driving car's mapping system and safety features.


Google patents a system for cars that maps potholes

Google has patented a system for cars capable of automatically detecting potholes in roads. It relies on a combination of GPS and motion detectors to pinpoint damaged cement.

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5-0 ahead! Cobra's latest radar detector uses your phone to spread the word

The DSP 9200 BT is Cobra’s first radar detector to use a digital processor, which results in increased range, more accuracy, and less false alerts.

  • Pros: Digital processor keeps false alerts to a minimum…
  • Cons: Price may drive some people away , Underwhelming display…

Jay Leno takes a 400-horsepower Mazda RX-3 for a spin: ‘It makes great noises!’

A recent episode of Jay Leno’s Garage featured a segment on a uniquely customized Mazda RX-3. Owned by professional MMA fighter Savant Young, the Japanese vehicle features a modified version of the RX-7’s rotary engine with around 400 horsepower.


Leaked images of Honda’s updated CRZ crop up online showing new face and trims

Low-quality leaked images of the facelifted Honda CR-Z have appeared online showing a new front and rear fascia and revised cabin. It's unclear if the CR-Z's hybrid powertrain has been modified.


Hack me not: Auto manufacturers form an alliance to prevent future cyber attacks

Global automakers will form an entity to share and analyze information to plug software vulnerabilities that may exist in cars. The alliance will most likely be established by the end of this year.


Brits love V8 manual Ford Mustangs, and Shelby is on its way to crank things up

Ford has released a report on the buying choices U.K. customers have made when selecting the newly available Ford Mustang. Mustang specialty tuner Shelby has also recently begun making plans to follow the muscle car’s popularity overseas.


Jaguar is preparing a crossover army to battle key luxury players, led by its F-Pace

Jaguar is reportedly planning a full crossover range, starting with the F-Pace. The new models will go head-to-head with BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Lexus for premium crossover market share.


The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive could ditch its Tesla-sourced drivetrain

Mercedes-Benz could be preparing to launch an updated version of the B-Class Electric Drive, its only EV. The hatchback will get a new electric motor developed in-house and a more potent battery pack that will give it a much improved 310-mile range.


Mercedes parent company Daimler open to collaboration with Apple or Google

Daimler's CEO believes there are many potential areas of collaboration between his company and Google and Apple. The firms could build software for self-driving cars, but Daimler isn't interested in selling Apple components for its rumored car.


Mercedes shows off the S-Class Cabriolet’s swank interior ahead of Frankfurt

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet drops its top ahead of the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, offering a peek at the interior. Expect the big convertible to have the same tech features as other S-Class models.


HSV could give the GTS a ‘Vette ZR1-sourced V8 … will Chevy do the same with the SS?

HSV could send off the iconic GTS by launching what's shaping up to be Australia's most powerful muscle car. Set to arrive as a limited-edition model, the tuned GTS will allegedly pack a Corvette ZR1-sourced V8 engine tuned to make 638 horsepower.


Mercedes-Benz Stadium: Automaker inks naming rights to Atlanta’s $1.2 billion venue

Mercedes-Benz has obtained the naming rights to the new Atlanta Falcons stadium. The venue, which will also hold Atlanta United soccer games and the NCAA Men's Final Four, is set to be completed in 2017.


Future Cooper Tire tires could spring from a desert shrub

The Cooper tire and rubber company is currently developing a tire based on the natural rubber from the guayule plant. The fast growing desert shrub is native to the U.S., reducing dependence on imported natural rubber as well as petroleum-based synthetics.