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Nokia HERE sale tipped: Audi, Daimler and BMW to seal deal soon

Nokia HERE sale tipped: Audi, Daimler and BMW to seal deal soon

Nokia has spent several years focusing on its HERE maps and the related technology, and for a small period of that time it has been working to offload the business onto someone else. Uber reportedly had a bid in for HERE at one point, as did Google. The latter of those two companies, according to sources that cropped up in May, spurred a trio of German auto makers to band together in a joint effort to block Google. Enter the latest round of sources and the info they bring: it looks like those auto makers may prove successful in their effort.

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Turbocharged Audi R8 planned for new entry-level

Turbocharged Audi R8 planned for new entry-level

Audi is planning an entry-level turbocharged R8, slotting a more affordable version of the supercar in beneath the current V10 models. The existing 2017 R8 - which we tested on the road and on the track recently - is powered by a naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 good for as much as 610 HP and 398 lb-ft of torque, but the V8 of the outgoing car won't fit into the architecture of this new model.

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2017 Audi R8 First Drive – All supercar, no compromises

2017 Audi R8 First Drive – All supercar, no compromises

There’s driving, and then there’s driving a car that thinks it’s a racer. Thing is, the Audi R8 has the credentials to back that up, born from an unmistakably noble family of champions and given the same name as a Le Mans winning sports car. For the 2017 R8, Audi turned to the same engineering team that developed the Nurburgring 24 Hours-winning R8 LMS race car, including half a shared parts bucket. It’s something I found hard to forget when Audi invited SlashGear to Portugal, to be among the first to try the new R8 on the track.

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Audi puts self-driving car on diet to persuade politicians

Audi puts self-driving car on diet to persuade politicians

Audi has revamped its self-driving car, trimming the fat on the autonomous RS 7 racer as it continues to court politicians in the US. The newest model, dubbed Robby and decked out in a striking red and black color scheme, keeps the autonomous hardware - which Audi refers to as "piloted driving" - of its predecessors, but goes on a serious diet to improve performance. In fact, the company says, it has trimmed 882 pounds from the self-driving prototype.

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Audi A4 and A4 Avant pulls out all the hi-tech stops

Audi A4 and A4 Avant pulls out all the hi-tech stops

A little over a month ago, Audi revealed its market timetable for its new generation of cars and true enough, the Audi A4 and its spacious sibling, the A4 Avant, are more than ready to hit the road. But more than just an incremental improvement over the A3, the Audi A4 represents the pinnacle of Audi's integration of automotive technology. From virtual cockpits to intelligent driver assistance systems to gesture-based tailgate controls, the Audi A4 and A4 Avant are filled with technology that will make your driving life easier and safer while making your head spin.

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2016 Audi TT/TTS and Q7 Virtual Cockpit First-Drive

2016 Audi TT/TTS and Q7 Virtual Cockpit First-Drive

I’m not going to lie, I feel pretty damn lucky to be one of a handful of American press with the privilege of experiencing Audi's Virtual Cockpit in the new TT/TTS and Q7. The opportunity to drive the TTS around Ascari racetrack was nothing short of exhilarating - especially with Virtual Cockpit getting me ready me for turns far in advance. Then, after experiencing Audi’s technology on the track, Audi invited me over to Verbier, Switzerland to test the all-new 2016 Q7, also equipped with Virtual Cockpit, in the way that most drivers will experience it.

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Audi’s moonshot: a Quattro-powered rover on the moon

Audi’s moonshot: a Quattro-powered rover on the moon

These days, an Audi is present anywhere cars are, from public roads to race tracks. As those areas become congested by rivals, the time is nigh to break out into new territory, like the vast, unclaimed terrain of the moon. No, Audi won't exactly be trying to bring one of its cars to the moon, but it's doing the next best thing. It has partnered with German engineers in the Part-Time Scientists Google Lunar XPRIZE team to developed an unmanned moon rover powered by its Quattro all-wheel drive system.

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2017 Audi R8 gives a glimpse of the future at Le Mans

2017 Audi R8 gives a glimpse of the future at Le Mans

Last weekend, Porsche made history when it broke Audi's five-year winning streak at the 24 hours of Le Mans, its first victory in more than a decade. But even before the race even started, Audi was also making a historic move. On the very same Le Mans circuit, it gave the green light for the first drive experience of the 2017 Audi R8. It has been barely six months since it debuted the 2016 model, but this next generation R8 hit enough of the right notes to give one pause in considering whether to wait for it next summer instead.

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Audi sets track and economy records to make you love diesel

Audi sets track and economy records to make you love diesel

Audi may not have persuaded Americans that diesel isn't the Devil's fuel but you can't accuse it of not trying, setting both economy and performance records in Europe. When it comes to speed, it's the Audi RS5 TDI competition concept setting a record time for a diesel around the Sachsenring, its 435 HP engine powering the car to complete a 2.2 mile lap in 1 minute 35.35 seconds. That, Audi credits, is down to its unusual electric compressor.

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Porsche breaks Audi’s 24 Hours of Le Mans 5-year record

Porsche breaks Audi’s 24 Hours of Le Mans 5-year record

Five years. That's how long Audi has held on to the crown of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. But on Sunday, Audi yielded the title to Porsche, who hasn't won the trophy since 1998. Porsche has just recently also returned to endurance race after 16 years of absence proving to be quite the surprise comeback. More than that, Porsche actually managed to nab five slots in the top five, with two of its cars earning the first two slots. Audi comes in at third and fourth.

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