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Ford Sync 4 lets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto users cut the cord

Ford is launching a new infotainment system to replace the familiar Sync 3. The new Sync 4 system adds wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as more cloud-based features. Ford plans to launch Sync 4 on certain vehicles in 2020, but did not say which vehicles would get the system first.
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Solar-powered Lightyear One claims to break new ground in aerodynamics

Dutch startup Lightyear is building a car that uses solar panels to boost range. Lightyear claims its creation is the world's most aerodynamic five-seat car. Automotive solar power faces many obstacles, including the high cost and weight of solar panels, and their relative inefficiency.
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Do Halloween right with this jet-powered, street-legal Batmobile for sale on eBay

Holy hijinks, Batman! You can own this replica Batmobile, complete with a working 400-horsepower jet engine. If you've got $680,000 laying around, that is. The seller claims it is the only working jet-powered Batmobile in the world, and that the car is completely street legal.
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Toyota gives its sweet, race-ready Supra the green flag for production

At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Toyota unveiled a racing version of the 2020 Supra. Initially called a concept car, the Supra race car has now been confirmed for production. Toyota will start Supra sales to race teams in Europe, North America, and Asia 2020. The Supra will run in the GT4 class.
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Lamborghini will send an experiment to the International Space Station

Lamborghini is sending five samples of carbon fiber to the International Space Station for six months to see how they react to the harsh environment of space. Lamborghini believes this will help to develop new lightweight materials for future cars, as well as medical devices.
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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 first drive: Brains and brawn

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is a true jack of all trades. It can blitz the quarter mile and devour a road course, and you don't have be a pro driver to appreciate it. This Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang is also the most powerful car the Blue Oval has ever sold to customers.
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Hyundai upgrades its Veloster N with the best the aftermarket has to offer

Hyundai wants tuners to love its Veloster N hot hatchback, so it loaded one up with aftermarket parts for the 2019 SEMA show. Hyundai specifically focused on bolt-on parts to show what owners can do with their own cars. A Hyundai Veloster-based off-roader called the Grappler will also appear at SEMA.
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Hyundai’s hydrogen fuel cell truck makes hauling freight green and glamorous

Hyundai doesn't want to limit its hydrogen fuel cell tech to cars. The automaker has revealed a fuel cell commercial truck that looks like an Art Deco sculpture on wheels. Hyundai has confirmed plans to build 1,600 fuel cell trucks for Switzerland, but is vague on plans for the United States.
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Electric Mini Cooper SE will start at $30,750, hit dealerships in March 2020

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE electric car will go on sale in the United States in March 2020. With a base price of around $30,000 before incentives, it should undercut some major electric car players. But the Mini will likely have less range than many other mass market electric cars.
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You can now buy a Porsche online, but still have to take delivery at a dealer

Porsche is launching an online sales pilot program with 25 U.S. dealerships. Customers can complete most of the purchasing process through a website, but have to visit a brick-and-mortar dealership to sign paperwork and pick up their cars. Porsche is running a similar pilot program in Germany.
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Obsessive attention to detail makes the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo faster on track

The Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo is the latest in a line of Ferrari race cars stretching back to the company's founding. Ferrari engineers spent 18,000 hours tweaking the car's aerodynamics for improved performance. Ferrari is also launching an updated 488 Challenge race car for its one-make series.
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Lamborghini’s latest supercar is too extreme for the road

Lamborghini has a new supercar in the works. The unnamed machine will boast 830 horsepower, and will not be road legal. Lamborghini's Squadra Corse racing division had a hand in development. Lamborghini is also preparing to launch a dedicated race series for its Urus SUV.
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A self-driving Hyundai can pick you up in one California city starting next month

Hyundai is teaming up with self-driving car startup and ridesharing company Via to launch an autonomous ridesharing pilot program in Irvine, California. Residents will be able to use an app to hail an autonomous Hyundai Kona Electric in the city beginning November 4.
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Hyundai cracks off two new land speed records in fuel cell, hybrid cars

Hyundai just set a pair of land speed records with minimal environmental impact. The automaker brought a Nexo fuel cell vehicle and Sonata Hybrid to Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats, and set a record with each. Hyundai previously set a record at Bonneville with an Ioniq Hybrid.
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These customized Ford Super Duty trucks have everything you need for adventure

From lift kits to built-in refrigerators, Ford will show off the customization possibilities of its updated 2020 F-Series Super Duty pickup truck at SEMA 2019. Ford will bring five modified trucks to SEMA, including two based on the new-for-2020 Super Duty Tremor off-road model.
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If you want to drive this electric Jaguar, you’ll have to play Gran Turismo

The Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe concept was created specifically for Gran Turismo Sport. The car may have been designed for a video game, but its performance is very real, Jag claims. Jaguar sought input from its Formula E race team when designing this electric car.
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Nissan unveils its next-gen technology, including a virtual reality passenger

Nissan rolled out some new tech for the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, headlined by a dual-motor electric all-wheel drive system. Nissan is also continuing work on so-called "invisible-to-visible" tech. The all-wheel drive system is confirmed for production, but the other tech may not be commercially viable.
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2020 Aston Martin Vantage AMR first drive review: Row your own

The 2020 Aston Martin Vantage AMR brings a manual transmission back to Aston's lineup. While automated gearboxes are proliferating in sports cars, the Vantage reminds us of the joys of self shifting. Aston Martin Vantage AMR production is limited to 200 units, but the manual will be available after that.
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Experience neck-snapping speed with the fastest-accelerating cars

The top 10 fastest accelerating cars to 60 mph includes vehicles with hybrid and electric powertrains, and one massive W16.
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AdaSky uses military thermal imaging tech for self-driving cars

Israeli startup AdaSky plans to introduce a new type of sensor into the mix for driver-assist systems and self-driving cars. AdaSky's thermal imaging sensor relies on the heat radiated by people and objects. It's a 24/7 solution that will work in conditions that might blind other sensors, AdaSky claims.
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Next-generation Kia Soul EV’s U.S. launch pushed back until 2021

The next-generation Kia Soul EV won't hit United States showrooms until at least 2021, about two years later than expected. Based on the third-generation Soul, the new electric model is expected to have 243 miles of range. Kia will sell the Soul EV alongside the Niro EV in the U.S.
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Hyundai develops a cruise control that learns to drive like you

Hyundai is using machine learning to analyze a human driver's behavior. This will let drivers fine-tune the responses of adaptive cruise control, according to Hyundai. The automaker believes this tech will act as a stepping-stone to fully autonomous cars. Hyundai is already working with Aptiv on that.
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GM’s Hummer brand could make an unlikely return with electric power

Known for gas-guzzling SUVs, Hummer could get an all-electric reboot. General Motors is reportedly considering a new Hummer model as part of an upcoming line of electric trucks. Hummer has been dormant since 2010, and its previous vehicles were poster children for early-2000s excess.
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Electric Mini Cooper SE laps the Nürburgring without using its brakes

Mini's upcoming electric car was sent to the famous German Nürburgring racetrack, but not to set a lap record. Instead Mini demonstrated the car's regenerative braking by completing a lap without using the friction brakes. Mini plans to put the car on sale for the 2020 model year.
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2020 Subaru Crosstrek gets more tech and a slight price bump

The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek returns for the new model year largely unchanged. Subaru has added a rear seat reminder feature, and EyeSight driver assist tech is now standard on more trim levels. Subaru also bumped up the price by $250 for the standard Crosstrek, and $185 for the Crosstrek Hybrid.
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Toyota has a new electric car for you — and it’s about the size of a golf cart

The Toyota Ultra-Compact BEV is a bite-sized electric car designed for short trips. Toyota believes there is a market for tiny cars like this in cities. Toyota is shifting more attention to battery-electric cars, but remains committed to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as well.
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Next Mercedes-AMG C63 could ditch the V8 for four-cylinder hybrid power

A twin-turbocharged V8 makes the current Mercedes-AMG C63 a standout performer, but AMG could take the car in a radical new direction, according to a new report. AMG may replace the V8 with a four-cylinder engine backed by a hybrid system, increasing fuel efficiency and decreasing weight.
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Ford’s upcoming electric cars will share VW’s Electrify America charging network

Ford is getting charging infrastructure ready for an upcoming line of electric cars. The Blue Oval will use Volkswagen's Electrify America network for public charging, and will offer home charging equipment to customers. Ford has confirmed four new all-electric vehicles.
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2019 Porsche Macan S review: Indulge

Porsche is known for sports cars, but it now sells more SUVs than anything else. The 2019 Porsche Macan S shows why a utility vehicle wearing the Porsche crest can be so appealing. But how does the Porsche Macan measure up to competitors from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz?
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Audi grounds flying taxi project as it rethinks Airbus partnership

Audi is having second thoughts about a partnership with Airbus to develop a flying taxi. The goal of the project was to develop a vehicle that could transition from driving to flying. Several other automakers remain interested in flying taxis, despite many unanswered questions about the technology.
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Tesla sends a Model S to the ‘Ring to try beating Porsche (Update!)

Shortly after the Porsche Taycan set a Nürburgring lap record for electric cars, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that a Model S would be dispatched to the legendary German racetrack. Are we about to witness a showdown between Tesla and Porsche, or just a disaster for Tesla?
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Audi’s rugged A6 Allroad wagon is finally coming back to the U.S.

The 2020 Audi A6 Allroad is a lifted station wagon that boasts some off-road tech, and it's finally coming back to the U.S. In Europe, the A6 Allroad gets one of Audi's TDI diesel powertrains, but the U.S. version uses a gasoline mild-hybrid powertrain.
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Toyota’s LQ concept has A.I. tech that knows when you’re stressed

Toyota's latest concept car tries to use technology to create an emotional connection with its users. Capable of autonomous driving, the LQ features an artificial intelligent personal assistant called Yui. Toyota plans to give public test drives of the LQ in Japan in 2020.
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Jeep could return to the battlefield with the toughened-up Gladiator XMT

Jeep and AM General have developed a military version of the Gladiator pickup truck. Called the XMT, it certainly looks ready for war thanks to a host of exterior upgrades. The military Jeep could enter production in 2020, pending customer interest, the two companies said.