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This weird Lamborghini Countach is amphibious and up for sale

This weird Lamborghini Countach is amphibious and up for sale

Almost everyone imagines what it would be like to drive a Lamborghini at some point, but what if you could own one and drive it in the water? Here's your chance to do just that, as someone is selling a one of a kind amphibious Lamborghini on eBay right now, for the not too unreasonable price of roughly $26,800. It does have a few particularities, such as not being in decent condition and needing several repairs, oh, and there's the fact that it's not an actual Lamborghini.

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Model 3 demand spurs Tesla to boost production plans

Model 3 demand spurs Tesla to boost production plans

Tesla was floored by the level of demand for its newly unveiled Model 3 car, and it has stated it is "currently increasing” its production plans to reduce how long customers have to wait for their orders to arrive. Earlier this week, Tesla confirmed it has received more than 325,000 reservations for the Model 3, and it promised the problems that hampered the Model X launch won't affect the latest model.

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BMW car-sharing service ReachNow debuts in Seattle

BMW car-sharing service ReachNow debuts in Seattle

BMW is jumping into the growing car-sharing market by its new ReachNow service in the Pacific Northwest hub of Seattle. Like many similar car-sharing options, ReachNow lets users find the closest available ride via the smartphone app, reserve it, and pay for the time that it's used. The company says it's offering a fleet of 370 cars in the city, including BMW 3 Series, BMW i3s, and Mini Coopers.

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173,000 Hyundai Sonatas recalled over power steering issue

173,000 Hyundai Sonatas recalled over power steering issue

If you own a Hyundai Sonata, then you'll want to listen up. Today, the company announced a recall on roughly 173,000 Sonatas, due to an issue with the power steering. If left unchecked the power steering can go out, which would make the car significantly harder to steer. The company advises that this could potentially lead to accidents, due to the increased difficulty caused by only having manual steering.

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Bentley imagines holographic butler as the ultimate luxury in autonomous driving

Bentley imagines holographic butler as the ultimate luxury in autonomous driving

With the age of autonomous and AI-assisted driving quickly approaching, high-end car manufacturers are now considering how their passengers will be entertained and made more comfortable. Mercedes' concept features seats that swing around to face each other, while BMW envisions using the windshield as an augmented reality display. Bentley, on the other hand, seems to be toying with a concept of the ultimate luxury: a holographic butler to take care of passengers' needs.

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Ford’s new police car goes stealthy by hiding the light bar

Ford’s new police car goes stealthy by hiding the light bar

Drivers who often speed or jump red lights are going to be in for a surprise in the near future, as the days of easily identifying a police car by its bulky, top-mounted light bar are coming to an end. Ford has just debuted a new version of its Explorer-based Interceptor Utility for police, featuring a new stealthy, "no profile" light bar that is installed inside the SUV at the top of the windshield.

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Toyota ‘Guardian Angel’ system takes the wheel to prevent wrecks

Toyota ‘Guardian Angel’ system takes the wheel to prevent wrecks

There are human-driven cars, and there are autonomous cars, and between them lie a halfway-there zone in which human-operated cars are equipped with smart control systems. One example of such a system is Toyota’s ‘Guardian Angel,’ a technology being developed that will take the wheel when necessary to prevent a crash, saving humans from circumstances beyond their control or, perhaps, their own momentary lapse in attention.

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BMW picks HTC Vive for mixed reality car development

BMW picks HTC Vive for mixed reality car development

BMW has chosen to incorporate the HTC Vive into their development process - opting for mixed reality experiences rather than costly prototyping for each new vehicle. What these folks will be doing is creating vehicles in the computer - as they would have anyway - and instead of creating each new iteration as a metal and plastic prototype, they'll step inside in virtual reality. Mixed reality is the term we're using here because they'll also be able to see where they actually sit in the real world.

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Callaway just made the Corvette cooler with this wagon modification

Callaway just made the Corvette cooler with this wagon modification

The Corvette. Chevy's masterpiece of a two-door sports car, with an iconic, easily recognizable design. The thought of giving it a wagon-style body, even maintaining the same number of doors, seems like it should be a crime. But — what if — it was actually awesome? Turns out it is, and Callaway has already made it a reality. The aftermarket tuner, known for customizing cars with the Chevy badge — especially Corvettes — has announced the AeroWagen package for C7 Stingray and Z06 models, to be available this fall.

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Google’s self-driving cars head to Arizona for desert testing

Google’s self-driving cars head to Arizona for desert testing

Google's self-driving cars continue to expand to more cities for testing their autonomous driving capabilities. The company has announced today that their latest location is the metropolitan area of Phoenix, Arizona. Interestingly, this city wasn't just chosen because it's open to tech projects and has lots of cars to drive among, rather, it features unique environmental conditions for testing — specifically the dust and high temperatures of the desert.

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Volvo will perform China’s most advanced self-driving car tests

Volvo will perform China’s most advanced self-driving car tests

Volvo has announced plans to conduct China’s “most advanced autonomous driving experiment,” and it’ll involve up to 100 cars. According to the auto maker, efforts to get the experiment underway will be taking place “in the coming months,” though which cities it will happen in hasn’t been determined — Volvo says it will start talking with potential cities soon. Autonomous technology, says Volvo, will be a big contributing factor to better vehicle safety.

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NVIDIA Drive PX 2 is the AI brain of Roborace autonomous race cars

NVIDIA Drive PX 2 is the AI brain of Roborace autonomous race cars

The autonomous race cars set to compete in the Roborace Championship will have NVIDIA’s Drive PX 2 as their artificial intelligence brains, the company has announced. This is the first global autonomous competition of its kind, and it’ll be pitting software against software rather than human driver against human driver. A total of ten teams will be competing, each of them having a pair of autonomous race cars running Drive PX 2.

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