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2016 Jaguar F-Pace SUV final street-ready look revealed

2016 Jaguar F-Pace SUV final street-ready look revealed

This morning Jaguar has revealed their first official image of the 2016 Jaguar F-Pace SUV. This vehicle's first photo is captured in Shanghai - entirely appropriate due to the high potential market for this vehicle in greater China. This vehicle will likely be revealed in full - with full details, at the Frankfurt motor show taking place next week. The F-Pace is the first SUV in Jaguar history. Up until now, this vehicle has not been pictured in its final street-ready colors and accents.

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Garmin Dash Cam 30 and 35 are first to offer Driver Alerts

Garmin Dash Cam 30 and 35 are first to offer Driver Alerts

Garmin has introduced a pair of new Dash Cams, the Dash Cam 30 and Dash Cam 35. The latter of those two models is the first among Garmin’s offerings to bring Driver Alerts, which give the driver a heads up about speed and red light cameras and Forward Collision Warnings. Both of the models, meanwhile, feature footage capture at WGA, 720p, and 1080p resolutions. The Dash Cam 30 has a 1.4 inch LCD, and the Dash Cam 35 has a 3 inch LCD. These join existing models in Garmin's Dash Cam product lineup.

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Google’s self-driving car gets confused by cyclist’s track stand

Google’s self-driving car gets confused by cyclist’s track stand

We've been hearing about Google's self-driving cars getting into fender-benders before, mostly at the fault of other vehicles with a human behind the wheel, but recently one of the autonomous vehicles got a bit confused by a cyclist at an intersection. Did the car not recognize the cyclist and almost collide with him? Nope. Turns out the rider was simply doing a track stand — where they keep the bike upright at a stop without taking their feel off the pedals — and the car couldn't tell if they were moving or not.

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10 car makers sued over keyless ignition dangers

10 car makers sued over keyless ignition dangers

Newer vehicles equipped with a keyless ignition may potentially be deadly if adequate safety measures aren't implemented. We've seen reports in the past of drivers forgetting to power their car off after parking it in the garage, only to later discover that it is still running and has produced a build-up of potentially lethal carbon monoxide. Now 10 auto makers in the United States have been hit with a lawsuit claiming the issue has resulted in 13 deaths due to what is said to be a "defect" with the vehicles.

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This is the US military’s replacement for the Humvee

This is the US military’s replacement for the Humvee

It's taken almost a decade, but the US Pentagon has finally decided on a vehicle to replace the aging Humvee, or, more commonly, the Hummer. Meet Oshkosh Defense's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), the winning bid for the military's contract. Wisconsin-based Oshkosh beat out competitors Lockheed Martin and AM General (the makers of the original Humvee) for a contract that is estimated to be worth $30 billion over the next few decades. The first production run will see 17,000 JLTVs produced in 2016, priced at $6.7 billion.

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Uber and University of Arizona partner in self-driving car effort

Uber and University of Arizona partner in self-driving car effort

Uber dreams of self-driving cars, and over the past year we’ve seen it take steps toward making those dreams reality. The company has already indicated that it is interested in Tesla’s future self-driving car, and it has teamed up with researchers to help develop autonomous driving technologies. Of the latter, Uber has recently expanded its research efforts in a new partnership with the University of Arizona, where it will work with researchers to increase self-driving efforts. In addition, Uber plans to test out autonomous cars in Tucson.

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Qualcomm reveals BMW i8 Formula E safety car with wireless charging

Qualcomm reveals BMW i8 Formula E safety car with wireless charging

It may have been a while since we've heard anything new about Qualcomm's Halo, the wireless car charging system. That's changed today, as the company has just announced its new official safety car for the second season of the FIA's Formula E Championship. The car, a BMW i8, has been outfitted with Qualcomm's Halo 7.2kW wireless charging system, said to be able to charge the vehicle's batteries in one hour.

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Apple expands self-driving experts roster, hires Tesla engineer

Apple expands self-driving experts roster, hires Tesla engineer

Apple has hired one of Tesla Motors’ senior engineers for work on its own self-driving technology -- presumably as part of its Project Titan. The information surfaced via LinkedIn, where the network’s profile for Jamie Carlson revealed he has left Tesla and joined Apple. In addition, other LinkedIn profiles show that half a dozen other individuals said to work in the self-driving technology industry have also started working at Apple. Details about “Project Titan” surfaced this past February; the car is said to be a competitor to Tesla.

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2016 Toyota Land Cruiser revealed with plenty of off-road tech

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser revealed with plenty of off-road tech

This week Toyota has revealed the 2016 Land Cruiser - the model headed for the United States, in this case - complete with the first eight-speed automatic in this line. The 2016 Land Cruiser will be rolling with a 5.7-liter V8 with 401 kb-ft of torque and 381 horsepower to boot. Technology inside this vehicle includes a new TORSEN limited-slip locking center differential, bringing a torque distribution to 40:60 front to rear with further wheel slippage grip, with Active Traction control (A-TRAC) for both brake and throttle intervention to cut down on wheel spin.

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2017 Mercedes C-Class Coupe is longer, arrives in December

2017 Mercedes C-Class Coupe is longer, arrives in December

Today Mercedes-Benz introduced the 2017 C-Class Coupe, calling its design “vivid” and “sensual”. Mercedes brags the model brings with it a mixture of both modern luxury and “agile sportiness”, and that it is 60 millimeters longer from front axle to firewall than the previous version. In addition, the model’s suspension sits 15 millimeters lower than the Saloon, and is joined by 17 inch wheels for what the auto maker says is an overall “sporty proposition."

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