Automotive

Aston Martin’s newest Vanquish Zagato Concept will get your heart racing

Aston Martin’s newest Vanquish Zagato Concept will get your heart racing

Aston Martin, the UK's luxury sports car maker, and Zagato, the prestigious Italian design house, have teamed up once again to create another gorgeous concept car, and, like in the years before, they don't disappoint. What you see here is their latest creation, the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept, and it's making its debut this weekend at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Italy.

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Ford creates plastics and foam from captured carbon dioxide

Ford creates plastics and foam from captured carbon dioxide

Ford has announced that it is the first automaker to make plastics and foam from captured CO2 (carbon dioxide). The materials will be finding their way into Ford vehicles in the next handful of years, and will help reduce petroleum usage by millions of pounds every year. This marks the latest biomaterial development for Ford, which already utilizes some other similarly enviro-friendly materials in its vehicles.

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500k Jeep Wranglers recalled: dirt may keep airbag from deploying

500k Jeep Wranglers recalled: dirt may keep airbag from deploying

Nearly half a million Jeep Wranglers are being recalled over potential loss of airbag functionality in vehicles that have been exposed to a lot of dirt and dust (eg, used off-roading). Fiat Chrysler America announced the recall following an internal investigation that surfaced the issue; of the units being recalled, 498,985 of them are located in the United States.

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Google patents sticky hoods for self-driving cars

Google patents sticky hoods for self-driving cars

Google has been hard at work on their self-driving cars, but people still have a lot of questions about them. Some of the biggest questions revolve around what happens when one of the cars inevitably hits a pedestrian. Even the best driver (or computer driver) can't always avoid hitting someone, if they walk or run out in front of a car. Knowing this, Google has been hard at work trying to find ways to help mitigate the damage to someone struck by one of their cars. And their latest patent shows a bizarre method for doing it.

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Uber debuts self-driving car for testing in Pittsburgh

Uber debuts self-driving car for testing in Pittsburgh

Google's projects have been dominating headlines about self-driving car research for some time now, but it's Uber's turn to make an official announcement. After months of discussing plans on its own efforts to enter the autonomous vehicle game, the ride-sharing company has revealed the first official photo of its self-driving car. The car is a hybrid model Ford Fusion, and Uber says it has received permission to begin testing on public roads in the city of Pittsburgh.

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Mirrow Provocator is the size of a Smart ForTwo, but it seats four

Mirrow Provocator is the size of a Smart ForTwo, but it seats four

City driving is best done with small cars — they’re easier to park, easier to zip around in, and easier on gas consumption — but small cars have a big downside. Models like the Smart ForTwo are only big enough for two people, and they don’t have much room for storage. Russian company Mirrow’s Provocator is different (and yet, in many ways, similar) — it manages to squeeze four seats into a small body, shrinking the big-size sedan down into a mini-car.

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Volvo launches two-hour in-car package delivery in Stockholm

Volvo launches two-hour in-car package delivery in Stockholm

Volvo is launching a new delivery service that will bring deliveries directly to a consumer’s Volvo within two hours, the company has announced. Called ‘In-Car Delivery,’ it’s exactly what it sounds like — a delivery service that deposits the packages directly into your car, making it more convenient to receive items while you're at work or otherwise away from home.

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FCA recalls 200k Dodge Journey crossovers with block heaters

FCA recalls 200k Dodge Journey crossovers with block heaters

Fiat Chrysler has announced a voluntary recall for about 200,000 Dodge Journey crossover vehicles, with most of them being located in Canada and the rest in the United States. The recall concerns vehicles that are fitted with optional block heaters. During an investigation, the auto maker found that the lines carrying power steering fluid could leak when the vehicle is started if it has been in “extreme cold” weather.

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Drug-sniffing car can find your drugs…even if you’re hundreds of feet away

Drug-sniffing car can find your drugs…even if you’re hundreds of feet away

Drug-sniffing dogs are notoriously unreliable, but what about drug-sniffing cars? University of North Texas chemistry professor Dr. Guido Verbeck has created what is said to be the first-ever ‘drug-sniffing’ car, and it’s able to locate illicit drugs with surprising accuracy…even if they’re located hundreds of feet away, depending on the quantity and substance. In one case, the car sniffed out a fake meth lab down to a 15-foot accuracy from a quarter of a mile away.

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Classic and modern Ford Mustangs welded together for the sake of art

Classic and modern Ford Mustangs welded together for the sake of art

Now here's something you don't see everyday: one half from two different cars welded together lengthwise, the first being a 1965 Ford Mustang, and the second from a 2015 model Mustang. Ford created the display as a way to highlight 50 years of innovation in the automotive industry, with a focus on how different a single car model can be over that amount of time.

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This 505hp Alfa Romeo Giulia is only for Italy’s police force

This 505hp Alfa Romeo Giulia is only for Italy’s police force

Italian car-maker Alfa Romeo has just unveiled a special edition of its latest 4-door sedan: the 2017 Giulia Quadrifoglio (QV). But not just anyone will be getting behind the wheel of this hot ride, no matter how deep their pockets are. Alfa Romeo has given two of these QV models to Italy's Carabinieri, the country's national and military police force. Not only does the sedan get 505-horsepower from a 2.9-liter, twin-turbo six-cylinder engine, but it comes with a manual transmission. Oh be still my heart.

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex released in Open Beta for Windows 10 users

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex released in Open Beta for Windows 10 users

This morning, the newest in new Forza racing games became available for all Windows 10 users in open Beta. This means that you can jump on in and take a race spot at your leisure. Drive the biggest and baddest of vehicles. Crash into walls immediately. Find that you'll never be a match for the graphics. Make certain you understand what driving a six-figure vehicle is all about!

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