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VW’s new carsharing service aims to be a little different from the rest

VW has entered the carsharing market with the launch of its WeShare service in Berlin, Germany. Hoping to appeal to environmentally minded folks, it's the first such service to offer a fleet made up entirely of electric vehicles.
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2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty Tremor is as unstoppable as an earthquake

Among many updates for the new model year, the 2020 Ford F-Series Duty gets a new Tremor off-road package. Additions like 35-inch tires, new dampers, and a locking rear differential add more rock-crawling capability to Ford's trucks.
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2020 Audi Q7 gets a face-lift, updated infotainment system, mild-hybrid tech

The 2020 Audi Q7 gets a handful of updates, incorporating tech from other recent Audi models. Audi's three-row family hauler gets revised styling and an MMI infotainment system from the Q8, as well as 48-volt mild-hybrid tech.
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This supercar-beating EV test mule wants you to think it’s a normal BMW 5 Series

BMW turned a 5 Series into one of the most powerful cars it has ever made, and it's using this prototype to test electric car components. Its drivetrain is made up of regular-production parts, like the motors that will power the iX3.
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A big rig just hit 55 mph on a Florida highway without anyone in the cab

A big rig recently motored along the Florida Turnpike at 55 mph without anyone behind the wheel. Fortunately, it was part of a carefully controlled test drive that involved autonomous technology as well as a remote driver.
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Flying taxis: Kitty Hawk and Boeing team up on urban mobility

The day when we can hop into a compact, electric, autonomous flying machine to zip across town edged a little closer this week when Boeing announced a new partnership with Kitty Hawk, a startup that's working on such an aircraft.
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2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 shows only suckers buy for raw horsepower numbers

The 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 sits below the flagship W12 model in Bentley’s lineup, but that doesn’t matter from behind the wheel. The V8 version is the better of the two to drive.
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Digital Trends Live: Apple’s shift to autonomous cars, robocall crackdown

On this episode of DT Live, we discuss the top trending tech stories of the day, including the first under-screen selfie camera, Apple’s shift into autonomous cars, Toyota’s basketball bot, and more.
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Audi’s 429-horsepower SQ8 TDI proves diesels don’t have to be slow

The Audi SQ8 TDI is a sportier version of the Audi Q8 SUV. Its diesel powertrain means the SQ8 TDI won't come to the United States, but it will give European buyers a new performance SUV option.
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Here’s the technology that helped create the world’s fastest tractor

British heavy equipment manufacturer JCB has built the world's fastest tractor, with a little help from the Williams Formula One team. The tractor surpassed 100 mph at a British airfield.
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Apple buys Drive.ai and shifts its autonomous car plans into high gear

Apple has cracked open its massive war chest to purchase a self-driving car startup named Drive.ai. The four-year old, Californian company was about to shut down and lay off its 90 employees.
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Digital Trends Live: iOS 13 beta, SpaceX loses a booster, solar cars, and more

On this episode of DT Live, we discuss the top tech stories of the day, including the iOS 13 beta, the most recent SpaceX launch, Chevy’s in-car pizza-ordering app, NASA’s atomic clock, and more.
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BMW is planning high-performance hybrids, as well as hot-rodded EVs

BMW development chief Klaus Fröhlich told Digital Trends he thinks the company's M division will release a high-performance hybrid after 2025. In the meantime, it will focus on leveraging the benefits of plug-in hybrid tech to boost…
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It’s tough to buy a fully American-made car, but here’s 15 that come close

In the age of global supply chains, tariffs, and multinational companies, what does it mean to be American-made? The traditional answers no longer apply, and the vehicles with the most American content may surprise you.
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Chevrolet’s in-car pizza-ordering app is the start of an ecommerce revolution

Chevrolet has added Domino's in-car pizza delivery app to Marketplace, an ecommerce platform that equips millions of cars built since 2017. Users can order a pizza on-the-go by tapping the screen a few times, and have it delivered where…
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U.S. firm plans to power soccer stadiums using aging Nissan Leaf batteries

We've heard of aging EV batteries being repurposed to power homes and other facilities, but how about an entire sports stadium? An American firm is already doing just that, and now has plans to expand its system across Europe.
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2020 Mercedes GLS shows what happens when unstoppable force meets immovable luxury

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS is more than a luxury family-hauler. Yes, it’s got all the luxury features and all the bells and whistles of modern technology, but this three-row Teutonic tank has some serious off-road chops as well.
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This ’60s Ford Mustang EV has Tesla-like specs and a Rolls-Royce-like price

British startup Charge Cars planted its flag where electric cars and muscle cars meet when it unveiled a battery-powered 1960s Ford Mustang. Starting with a reproduction shell, the firm added an electric powertrain and modern electronics.