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Audi Spock vs Spock continues Star Trek crossover advertising

Audi Spock vs Spock continues Star Trek crossover advertising

As it was with the Acer Enterprise-esque spot that turned out to be a rather strange Windows 8 computer by the name of Aspire R7 last month, so too do the stars of Star Trek appear this week in a video spot for Audi. In their newest crossover appearance, both original Spock and new-age Spock have a bit of a battle on the road, complete with so many Star Trek references your head will spin. This spot is also home to a driverless / self-driven Audi vehicle in addition to the Audi S7, as driven by Zachary Quinto.

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Oxford University tests out their new self-driving car system

Oxford University tests out their new self-driving car system

A team of scientists at Oxford University, led by Professor Paul Newman, has developed a new self-driving car system that that is supposedly much more advanced than the one being developed by Google. The self-driving car system will be able to be implemented into existing cars. The car that the team test drove was a Nissan Leaf electric car, and it was tested on the private roads of Oxford University.


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SlashGear’s Top Tech in Automotive 2012

SlashGear’s Top Tech in Automotive 2012

This year the automotive world really stepped it up when it comes to technological breakthroughs, especially when it came to connecting to drivers' personal mobile devices. What we've seen was everything from integration of mobile chipsets into automobile systems to wireless connectivity to smartphones from many of the top car and truck brands across the spectrum. Have a peek at some of the highlights in our 2012 run-down right this minute!

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Google grabs NHTSA safety exec for self-driving cars project

Google grabs NHTSA safety exec for self-driving cars project

Google has poached a US highway safety executive to work on its driverless cars program, NHTSA deputy director Ron Medford, to better guide its autonomous cars through evolving legislation. Medford, who has worked at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration since 2003, will jump ship to Google's automotive division from January 7, 2013, as the new Director of Safety for Self-Driving Cars.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 8, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 8, 2012

Happy Tuesday, everyone. We're still in the thick of CTIA, and we have all sorts of big mobile stories for you. So let's get right to it - Kyocera Rise and Hydro budget ICS smartphone hands-on. And that's not all; we also have a look at one of the major LTE phones - HTC Evo 4G LTE hands-on. Of course, though, CTIA isn't the only thing making news. We have to talk about this - The driverless cars that want to run Google off the road.

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That’s not a flying car

That’s not a flying car

Terrafugia's Transition flying car has faced the press at its New York Auto Show debut and inevitably caught the attention of Jetsons-raised geeks, but let's face it: it's not really a flying car. The two-seater is capable of four hours of flight when airborne, having driven at up to 65mph to your nearest airstrip, but you don't have to take more than a cursory glance at the photos to see that this is more a folding plane than a car that flies. That brings with it plenty of headaches, though they're ones which work at Google, among others, could address in the future.

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Alcohol-testing cars less than a decade away

Alcohol-testing cars less than a decade away

Vehicles that refuse to start unless the driver passes an alcohol breathalyzer test are closer than previously believed, with cars that check for intoxication tipped to hit the market within the next decade. Systems using both traditional "breath tubes" and new fingertip sensors are already in the pipeline, the WSJ reports, with manufacturers working with the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) having "made more progress, faster, than we expected," according to Rob Strassburger, vice president for vehicle safety at the AAM. Yet while driver and passenger safety is the obvious concern, not everyone is keen on their car playing watchdog.

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Google X Lab “Solve For X” project imminent

Google X Lab “Solve For X” project imminent

Something pretty interesting from Google has surfaced today. A domain registration with Google linked to it has turned up for website called wesolveforX.com. Previously, the X lab was tipped by the New York Times as possibly having engineers that worked on products of all sorts, including some strange ones like dinner plates that can share what you're eating on your social network of choice. This new website seems undoubtedly related. The X lab has also been tipped to be working on things like driverless cars, which Google already has, and more.

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