Automotive

Google Street View visits Top Gear test track, Stig in tow

Google Street View visits Top Gear test track, Stig in tow

There's a show on television called Top Gear, one in which they investigate and race and test loads of high-powered vehicles of all types. Google found themselves in a situation where they were allowed to head to the official test track for Top Gear this year, recording their visit in a rather unique way - with a Google Street View vehicle. Here you'll see the results both from within and and outside the vehicle as it moves at a reasonable pace around the track.

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Ford, MIT and Stanford band together to further the cause of automated driving research

Ford, MIT and Stanford band together to further the cause of automated driving research

In order to reach automobile utopia of the future, Ford needs to lay the foundations of that dream today. That is why the car maker has chosen to join forces with the brightest minds from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University to help it achieve its goal of making tomorrow's roads safer and more efficient with cars that have eyes, ears, and even a dash of common sense.

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iOS in the Car screenshots appear complete with faux home button

iOS in the Car screenshots appear complete with faux home button

Several images of what's assumed to be the current developer-ready versions of "iOS in the Car" have appeared on the web this afternoon courtesy of developer Steve Troughton Smith on Twitter. While we've got no additional details - nor any kind of confirmation that the images are completely legitimate - it would very much appear that Apple is close to releasing their final details on the market-ready software. This includes a simple left-sitting sidebar with home button, wi-fi connectivity bar, and time readout for starters.

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Toyota FT-1 sportscar concept debuts at Detroit auto show

Toyota FT-1 sportscar concept debuts at Detroit auto show

At the North American International Auto Show, Toyota has debuted its FT-1 sports car concept. Though this beast won't be hitting production, it does hint at what Toyota could have in its future -- the name, after all, stands for "Future Toyota". The concept was the brainchild of Calty Design Research a la Gran Turismo, being conceived about two years ago and since then going on to be developed into a full concept embodying the auto maker's coupe design.

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