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How selectable driving modes are able to turn your car from Dr Jekyll to Mr Hyde

If you don’t have unlimited cash to spend on buying a whole stable of cars to fit every need and occasion, you’re going to need your current car to fill multiple roles.
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Fiat wants to transform the cheeky 500 city car into an urban Tesla

Fiat is finally preparing a new 500. Scheduled to make its debut in early 2020, the retro-chic city car will go electric in part to comply with looming emissions regulations.
Deals

Amazon Prime Day 2019 deal dishes 15% discount on the Garmin Dash Cam 55

Amazon Prime Day 2019 promises great discounts on lots of items. Aside from the usual gadgets and appliances, deals for the Garmin Dash Cam 55 and other automotive tech products are also popping up.
Cars

2020 Buick Enclave three-row crossover will give you a back massage

The 2020 Buick Enclave gets a number of small updates, including massaging front seats and a new infotainment system compatible with SiriusXM's 360L streaming service. The updated Buick Enclave goes on sale later this summer.
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Volkswagen and Ford confirm partnership on electric cars, autonomous driving

Volkswagen and Ford have confirmed a major tech-sharing deal. It will give Ford access to VW's MEB platform, which will underpin many of the German automaker's future electric cars. The Ford MEB electric car launches in 2023.
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The Rev-1 delivery robot is fast enough to hit the bike lane

Tootling into view is yet another wheel-based delivery robot, this one from U.S. startup Refraction A.I. The Rev-1 is designed for last-mile deliveries and is said to be faster and cheaper than many of its rivals.
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Amazon cuts prices of ChargePoint, JuiceBox, and Siemens home EV chargers

Amazon cut the prices on ChargePoint, JuiceBox, and Siemens Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) home chargers to help plug-in vehicle drivers recharge their car batteries much faster than plugging into a regular home electrical outlet.
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ABS brakes helped airlines make more money before they helped you stop

ABS -- a technology that prevents cars from skidding under heavy braking -- has been around since the 1950s, when it was first applied to airplanes. Chrysler and Bendix jointly get credit for developing four-wheel electronic ABS in 1971.
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Lexus will reinvent its design language as it electrifies its full line

Lexus plans to release an electrified version of every nameplate in its lineup by the year 2025. The term electrified is broad; it includes hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric, and hydrogen cars.
Product Review

BMW gives the M4 CS additional performance cred, but it comes with lots of tradeoffs

Splitting the difference between the standard M4 and the hardcore track setup of the limited-production M4 GTS, the CS brings with it a sharper look to match its sharper performance, but there are some caveats involved.
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Uber driver becomes unwitting getaway driver for a gas station robber

A rookie Uber driver unwittingly played the part of getaway driver recently for a man who robbed a gas station. The first he knew about it was when cops surrounded his home and demanded he come out with his hands up.
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End of an icon: The last Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the production line

The Volkswagen Beetle is finally dead. The last one rolled off the production line July 10. While the original Beetle became a cultural icon, Volkswagen has failed to recapture that success with its newer models.
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Bentley EXP 100 GT concept sports futuristic tech in a Steampunk wrapper

Bentley celebrated its 100th birthday with the unveiling of a new concept car. The Bentley EXP 100 GT boasts an all-electric powertrain, sustainably sourced interior materials, and a sophisticated digital assistant.
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Acura shows the tech differences between a sports car and a race car

The Acura NSX races in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, but how similar is the race car to its road-going counterpart. Acura recruited race driver Trent Hindman to break it down.
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Ford recalls 58,000 Focus cars for a fault it failed to fix in earlier recall

Ford recalled 1.5 million Focus cars in 2018 to repair a fault that could have led to an engine stall, but somehow 58,000 of the cars taken in for the fix failed to receive it. The automaker has just recalled those cars again.
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Uber’s new Comfort tier lets you stretch your legs, ride in silence, and more

Uber Comfort is a new tier of service that sits between Uber Black And Uber X. It guarantees newer cars, more legroom, and the ability to let the driver know in advance that you’d like to ride in silence, among other features.
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Mini’s first EV lands at the intersection of electrification and driving fun

Mini introduced the 2020 Cooper SE, its first series-produced electric model. The battery-powered hatchback shares many powertrain parts with the BMW i3, though its range hasn't been announced yet.
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BMW is helping EV drivers explore some of the nation’s most scenic parks

BMW teamed up with the National Park Service and the United States Department of Energy to install EV chargers in many of America's national parks. The 100 chargers will help eliminate range anxiety for EV drivers who want to criss-cross…