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Bosch’s traffic jam assist could make the gridlock much safer … and a lot less boring

Technology group Bosch has provided demonstrations of its traffic assist system, freeing drivers from the stress of bumper-to-bumper traffic. Working similarly to adaptive cruise control, the system also controls the car’s trajectory.

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Audi’s R8 births the new RS3 and you can’t look away, as much as you’d like to

Audi has revealed a promo for the new RS3 Sportback that features an R8 giving birth to the redesigned hot hatch.

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TomTom’s maps keep current Audis fuel efficient, help future ones drive themselves

German automaker Audi will be using the high-resolution maps from Dutch navigation company TomTom for its autonomous piloted driving systems. The digital maps have already seen use in the Q7's predictive efficiency assistant.

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Sound and fury: hear the Ferrari 488 GTB fired up for the first time

A videographer has captured footage of the Ferrari 488 GTB and what looks like the GTS leaving the Maranello facility. The video features the first glimpse of the V8 convertible, as well as the first recordings of the 488’s exhaust note.

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ParkiT’s open spot detection technology is like an ‘X-ray for parking lots’

A Texas startup called ParkiT is looking to make parking more efficient and intuitive. By integrating a real-time web monitoring interface into existing camera systems, ParkiT’s tech could allow parking operators to supervise their properties more…

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Volkswagen’s Car-Net for Apple Watch app lets you control your car from your wrist

Volkswagen has developed a car-control application for the new Apple Watch. Owners can use the new Car-Net app to remotely lock and unlock their car, set boundary and speed limits, find their car in a parking garage and more.

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Horse of a different color: Build your perfect Mustang with Ford’s new customizer app

Ford has released an app for mobile devices that allows users to customize their favorite Mustang. The app renders a 3D model of the car and allows for many of the external accessories to be swapped out.

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Will Ford’s furious F-150 Lightning truck make a comeback?

The Ford Lightning performance truck has been out of showrooms for over a decade, but with Ford preparing a blitz of new performance models, there's no reason it can't make a comeback.

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Porsche electric and fuel-cell cars on the way?

Porsche patent applications show designs for both battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains that could be used in the upcoming "Pajun" mid-size sedan. It's the latest in a series of hints that Porsche is going electric.

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Digital map-maker TomTom looking to secure its future in the world of autonomous vehicles

Dutch navigation company TomTom plans to secure its future by being the main provider of technology for self-driving cars. The company’s digital map-making architecture is the basis for the Apple Maps app.

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Mercedes-Benz drivers reporting shattering panoramic roofs, cause still unknown

Several Mercedes-Benz owners have come forward online to reveal issues with their panoramic roofs and sunroofs. Some units have allegedly shattered while the vehicle was being driven, despite no direct impacts to the glass.

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