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McLaren CEO insists the F1 isn’t coming back, but the rumor refuses to die

McLaren boss Mike Flewitt has shot down reports that claim a heir to the iconic F1 is right around the corner. He claims there's no business case for a new F1, but Autocar insists its story is accurate.
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A carbon-fiber breakthrough could make the next Mazda Miata even lighter

Mazda is looking for ways to make the next Miata even lighter without reducing its overall dimensions. The answer appears to be carbon fiber that's more affordable than the type that's on the market today.
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Do we really need a national self-driving testing facility?

Michigan lawmakers want autonomous vehicle testing off of public roads and at a special center, preferably in their state. The University of Michigan has a site in Ann Arbor and is developing a larger site at former GM Willow Run bomber…
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All 2017 Ford models are getting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Ford is expanding availability of its Sync 3 infotainment system to all 2017 models, and with it Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Both smartphone features are now available across Ford's lineup.
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Weekly Rewind: Brain mapping, a possible cure for blindness, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
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Mercedes wants you to follow your dreams of freedom and buy a C-Class convertible

Mercedes-Benz is bullish on convertibles and is adding three C-Class cabriolets for the 2017 model year. Mercedes is banking on the cars' emotional appeal. The marketing push is all about looking up, following your dreams, and…
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Cars are breaking down at record rates, and here’s why

Despite advances in automotive technology, roadside service calls to AAA were higher than ever last year. The causes were often new tech and new design. Flat tires, dead batteries, and empty gas tanks were the most common.
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Yamaha YZF-R3 recalls address problems that increase the risk of a crash

Yamaha issued two simultaneous recall for its YZF-R3 sportbike, which includes problems with the transmission and oil pump. In both cases, the risk of a crash is increased, and owners should take their bikes in to the dealership for free…
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Another Chrysler recall — what it is and what to do

A wiring harness issue that can cause a loss of propulsion is the reason Fiat Chrysler is recalling 410,000 Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram vehicles. No injuries or crashes have been reported due to the wiring harness problem.
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Uber, MADD, and law enforcement partnered on July 4 in 25 cities

Uber, MADD, and local law enforcement departments partnered on July 4 in 25 cities to raise awareness about drunk driving. In Nevada, there were no alcohol-related fatalities for the first time in 10 years.
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Feds are still pushing for self-driving cars

Citing the potential loss of lives if the country waits for autonomous vehicles to be perfect, the NHTSA head said the agency is bullish on the technology. Human errors are accountable for 94 percent of crashes, and vehicles only 2 percent…
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White House unleashes dollars, programs to bolster infrastructure for electric vehicles

A broad range of federal and private-sector actions to accelerate U.S. electric vehicle adoption have been enacted. They are focused on charging station infrastructure.