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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…
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MINI’s URBAN-X startup accelerator envisions a better life for city dwellers

MINI and HAX have announced the first nine companies in its URBAN-X startup accelerator program. Each company pursues technology solutions intended to provide better lives for city dwellers.
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Apple Car breakdown: BMW and Daimler walk away from development talks

A new report suggests that Daimler and BMW have walked away from automotive development negotiations with Apple. The companies have been rumored to be in talks to help manufacture the so-called Apple Car for some time.
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China’s Baidu, Changan enter the autonomous vehicle fray

The race towards driverless technology is now seriously burning up the pavement. The international competition is on like never before as China pursues the development of its very own autonomous vehicles.
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Keyless entry: European researchers unlock cars with hacked radios

German researchers found a way to exploit the keyless entry systems in some cars by placing radio amplifiers near key fobs. This tricked onboard systems into thinking the key fob was nearby.