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DARPA aims to make future military vehicles lighter, cheaper, and smarter

DARPA awarded contracts to eight organizations to develop technology for future military vehicles under the GXV-T program. It hopes to make future vehicles lighter, cheaper, and smarter.
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Volvo to let families in London test its self-driving cars

Volvo's plan for autonomous cars is shifting up a gear after the company announced it's going to use 100 families to test its self-driving technology on regular London streets. Similar schemes are also planned for Sweden and China.
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Voyomotive’s new device brings old cars up to speed with connected apps

Voyomotive has developed a plug and play device to give any vehicle from 1996 or later a complete suite of connected car apps and functionality, while also providing streaming data for business applications.
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Dubai sets a high goal for driverless cars

In an ambitious plan to switch to driverless cars, Dubai has set a goal of 25 percent driverless car rides by 2030. The plan will include taxis and buses. The city believes the switch to self-driving cars would save money and cut down on…
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Do you really need to buy premium gasoline?

Sales of premium fuel are rising, and are likely to remain high as Americans buy more small-displacement turbocharged cars. But what do you really know about the fuel you’re putting in your tank? Should you pay for Premium?
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Musk: Tesla’s Autopilot is 50 percent better at avoiding accidents than you are

Elon Musk, Tesla's head honcho, claims that the automaker's semi-autonomous Autopilot function is 50 percent better at avoiding accidents than humans.
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Autonomous cars get their own day at the track

California's Thunderhill Raceway is hosting a track day for self-driving cars. Companies developing relevant technology are invited to test it out on the track, something that's common practice with conventional cars.
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Clowns, airbags, and a zebra: Lyft’s debut TV ad demands your attention

Seeking to emerge from the shadow of its more famous rival, ride-hailing service Lyft on Monday night rolled out is first-ever national TV ad. And its bizarreness should at least ensure it doesn't pass by unnoticed.
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Lego Technic’s Porsche 911 GT3 RS has a working dual-clutch gearbox

Lego has announced a new Technic product, and this one is modeled after the Porsche 911 GT3 RS sports car. Featuring a working dual-clutch gearbox and moving engine cylinders, the 911 goes on sale on June 1 for $299.
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Diesel cars in the U.K. almost all fail in real world road testing

In real world road testing of 263 diesel engine car models in England, only 8 did not exceed emissions standards limits. They're legal in lab testing, bad on the road. The pervasive discrepancy between in-lab and on-road testing exceeds…