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Google wants self-driving car ready in five years

Google wants self-driving car ready in five years

Google “doesn’t want to become a car maker”. And judging by their quirky first pass at the job, we’re happy to hear it. Instead, Google wants the hardware for their self-driving cars to be done by someone else. Anyone else. Noting they’re “looking for partners”, Google’s self-driving care lead, Chris Urmson, also notes they’d like the car to hit us in five years’ time. Their first feat will be a fleet of self-driving cars, which they hope to have in testing next year.

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SlashGear to race against piloted Audi RS 7 at Hockenheimring

SlashGear to race against piloted Audi RS 7 at Hockenheimring

Automobile development has traditionally progressed on separate paths that only ever so rarely dipped into another's territory. That is most especially true when it comes to developments in driver assistance and autonomous driving technologies, more often than not geared towards sedans and consumer models. Audi, however, is pushing the boundaries with the RS 7, the world's sportiest piloted driving car, which it will put to the test at the Hockenheimring track. And SlashGear's Vincent Nguyen will be getting an exclusive first-hand experience before anyone else, in a race that will pit man against machine.

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Peugeot Quartz concept boasts innovative cabin materials

Peugeot Quartz concept boasts innovative cabin materials

Giving hybrid doubters something mull over, Peugeot has unveiled its latest crossover, the Quartz concept. Aside from a rather futuristic-looking exterior that unambiguously shouts out its athletic personality, the Peugeot Quartz concept's "sedan half" also flaunts new cabin materials and processes that not only add passenger comfort and class, but also a bit of environmental consciousness as well.

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This is the new 2016 Mazda MX-5

This is the new 2016 Mazda MX-5

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of its MX-5 line, Mazda has pulled off the covers from the 2016 Mazda MX-5 "Miata", the fourth of its breed. Combining the engine optimizations of Mazda's SKYACTIV technology and the aesthetics of its KODO "Soul of Motion" design language, this two-seater sports car bears a contour and an experience that justifies its "Roadster" moniker in Japan.

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