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Google unveils first ‘real build’ of self-driving car

Google unveils first ‘real build’ of self-driving car

Remember that odd little self-driving car from Google? Announced earlier this year, Google’s autonomous car is one of their famed moonshot ideas, meant to alter the way we transport ourselves around town. What you may not have known is their original car was a beta build, more concept than car (it didn’t have headlights, just a place for them). Now, the company is unveiling their first actual self-driving car, which they claim is very close to being road-ready.

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Google wants self-driving car ready in five years

Google wants self-driving car ready in five years

Google “doesn’t want to become a car maker”. And judging by their quirky first pass at the job, we’re happy to hear it. Instead, Google wants the hardware for their self-driving cars to be done by someone else. Anyone else. Noting they’re “looking for partners”, Google’s self-driving care lead, Chris Urmson, also notes they’d like the car to hit us in five years’ time. Their first feat will be a fleet of self-driving cars, which they hope to have in testing next year.

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Tesla opening first battery swap station next week

Tesla opening first battery swap station next week

Tesla is keen to get more charging stations positioned throughout the country, which will allow Tesla owners to charge their cars at appropriate way stations without ever running out of power. With 312 existing Supercharger stations so far, Tesla is on the way to providing a true network of power for their owners. Now Tesla is testing an even quicker method for getting back on the road, allowing Tesla owners in central California to swap batteries instead of plugging in.

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Volvo announces connected helmet for bicyclists

Volvo announces connected helmet for bicyclists

Whether you’re driving a car or riding a bike, road safety is important. We’ve seen various car manufacturers offer their take on the connected road, showcasing how your next car may be able to communicate with other vehicles or traffic lights. That’s wonderful, but what about bicyclists? If you’re in an urban setting, you likely run into bicyclists (like, not literally run into them, I hope) on your daily commutes. Volvo, in an attempt to include all road-going beings to the connected world, have created a bicycle helmet meant for the new age.

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Man turns classic DeLoreans into strange rides

Man turns classic DeLoreans into strange rides

The DeLorean is one of the coolest looking classic sports cars in the world. Any child of the 80s will remember the car fondly from the Back to the Future movie franchise. That film series had a DeLorean as the time machine because Doc Brown wanted to make a time machine with style. A guy named Rich Weissensel has taken to making these rather rare cars into some very strange contraptions.

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Uber says they’ll invest in better background checks

Uber says they’ll invest in better background checks

Fun fact: Uber drivers don’t pass a rigorous background check before picking you up and (hopefully) dropping you off at your desired location. Seems a bit off that Uber doesn’t thoroughly vet their drivers, right? The company is pretty fastidious about what car you have and your driving record, but as for what crimes you might have been convicted of in the past — they’re not so worried. In China, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said his company would start checking the background of those working for his service in an attempt to better protect passengers.

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Aston Martin Works 60 features recycled metals inside

Aston Martin Works 60 features recycled metals inside

Say the name Aston Martin and chances are many of us think about James Bond and car chases. Aston Martin has been the vehicle of choice in many Bond movies for decades. Aston has announced a new limited edition model called the Works 60 and only six of the special rides we be built. To make each of the six more special, they feature metals recycled from the engine of a heritage Aston Martin model.

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EDAG to show off Light Cocoon concept in Geneva

EDAG to show off Light Cocoon concept in Geneva

EDAG Engineering showed off a cool concept car at the Geneva Motor Show this year that was made using a special 3D printing technique. That car was called the Genesis Cockpit. At the Geneva Motor Show next year, EDAG Engineering will be showing off another cool concept car, this time the vehicle is called the Light Cocoon concept.

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Infiniti teases new Q60 concept ahead of Detroit debut

Infiniti teases new Q60 concept ahead of Detroit debut

Infiniti is set to debut a new concept car at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Ahead of the official debut of the car, Infiniti is offering up a teaser shot that hints at what the car will look like. The new model is called the Infiniti Q60 Concept. Along with the single teaser shot, Infiniti is offering up no other details on the car.

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