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BMW smart car becomes a temporary holding cell for thief who allegedly stole it

BMW's smart cars have brains, beauty, and yes, brawn. An alleged thief learned this the hard way after the car itself turned against him, locking him inside and serving as a temporary holding cell as the authorities bore down upon him.
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Uber AI Labs is tasked with lofty goals — like flying cars, for example

On Monday, the San Francisco-based transportation giant announced it acquired AI research startup Geometric Intelligence, a New York-based company seeking to "[redefine] the boundaries of machine learning."
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The most expensive Chinese car is a massive limousine with a retro look

Chinese automaker Hongqi wants to return to its former glory by taking on well-established luxury automakers from Europe. It will soon introduce a huge limousine with a retro design and a cabin that blends tradition and 21st century tech.
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From bland to bold? Toyota is teasing a new look for the 2018 Camry

Conservative styling has worked for Toyota for decades, but something about the teaser image of the 2018 Camry says the Japanese automaker is about to break new ground in terms of design.
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VW's Seat division stuffs the Golf R's turbo four in an all-wheel drive wagon

Volkswagen's Spain-based Seat division has added more power and new tech features to the Leon Cupra. The factory-built hot rod receives a 300-horsepower turbo four, a new infotainment system, and a long list of electronic driving aids.
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Ferrari 488 Challenge debuts for race series' 25th anniversary

The Ferrari 488 Challenge is latest race car for Ferrari's Challenge one-make series, which pits amateur drivers against each other in identical cars. The 488 Challenge is based on the 488 GTB road car.
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Ferrari LaFerrari sells for a whopping $7 million at charity auction

A Ferrari LaFerrari fetched $7 million at a charity auction to benefit victims of an earthquake that struck central Italy this summer. The car sold for nearly seven times its original price.
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Mercedes-Benz's timeless G-Class returns to its roots in Australia

Mercedes-Benz's Australian division has introduced a cab-chassis variant of the G-Class named G300 CDI. Designed to be fitted with a pickup tray, the G300 CDI is a tough, no-nonsense off-roader capable of tackling the Australian bush.
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BMW wants to have the ‘coolest’ car-sharing service in town

BMW says it has ambitions to create the "coolest" car-sharing service available, one that will ultimately be powered by its self-driving technology. It's also revealed plans to test 40 self-driving vehicles next year on the streets of its…
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The ‘world’s first sports car’ has just auctioned for $650,000

Regarded by many as "the world's first sports car," the 1914 Vauxhall Prince Henry Sports Torpedo fetched more than $650,000 at an auction in London over the weekend. The stylish-looking vehicle could hit speeds of 80 mph, twice that of…
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Marshawn Lynch is projecting his inner Santa with Amazon’s Treasure Truck

What do you do when you're a retired NFL star, but still adored in your town? And what if Amazon happens to be based there? You drive their Treasure Truck to your former stadium, of course.
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Diesel engines once promoted as answer to improved air quality banned by 2025

In a reversal that makes sense but will still cause head-shaking, some of the same cities that heavily promoted diesel-powered cars are now getting ready to ban them. Paris, Athens, Madrid, and Mexico City to ban all diesel cars and trucks…