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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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Takata airbag recall doubles in size, Tesla added to affected list

Takata airbag recall doubles in size, Tesla added to affected list

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has doubled the Takata airbag recall in the U.S., announcing that between 35 million and 40 million additional inflators will be added. The announcement was made today, and marks a new record-breaking auto recall, bringing the total number of affected parts up to 69 million. As well, Tesla Motors has been added to the affected list, bringing the number of manufacturers up to 17.

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1995-1998 Porsche 911: The 993 Generation

1995-1998 Porsche 911: The 993 Generation

Few models in the Porsche family have been as celebrated as the 993 generation of the iconic Porsche 911 sports car. To those not intimately familiar with the internal codes assigned by the German brand to the various iterations of its most famous model, '993' refers to the crop of coupes and convertibles that made it to American shores between 1995 and 1998 (after a bit of a head-start in the European market).

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Google, Fiat Chrysler team to build 100 self-driving minivans

Google, Fiat Chrysler team to build 100 self-driving minivans

Google and Fiat Chrysler have announced a new deal that will have the Internet giant buying 100 or so plug-in hybrid minivans from the auto maker for its self-driving vehicle program. Google will work with Fiat Chrysler to integrate its self-driving technology directly into the minivans, which were launched in February. Engineers from both FCA and Google will be teamed up at a southeastern Michigan facility to work on the minivans.

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Tesla’s Bioweapon Defense Mode gets put to the test

Tesla’s Bioweapon Defense Mode gets put to the test

The safety features on your car are there to protect you from all sorts of things. Primarily, they're designed to keep you as unharmed as possible when you face a collision. However, Tesla doesn't want to just protect you when you're involved in an accident, they want to keep the very air you breathe safe.

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Nissan recalls over 3.5M cars over faulty airbag sensors

Nissan recalls over 3.5M cars over faulty airbag sensors

Nissan announced a new recall yesterday affecting 3.53 million of its cars, most of which are in the US, over concerns the passenger-side airbag may not deploy. The carmaker said the problem lies within the Occupant Classification System, or the sensor that detects if someone is sitting in the front passenger seat. The airbag is designed not to deploy if that seat is empty, however, if the sensor fails to detect a passenger, they wouldn't be protected by an airbag in the event of a crash.

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