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Local Motors latest 3D printed car aims to allow customization

Local Motors latest 3D printed car aims to allow customization

The first time we talked about Local Motors and a 3D printed car was the Strati car that the company had designed itself. Local Motors held a contest after the Strati was unveiled to allow people to design it's new car and the winner of that contest was an engineer for HP named Kevin Lo. The car he designed is a 2+2 convertible and it still has the Strati's layered, rough appearance.

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BMW M cars may ditch the manual transmission

BMW M cars may ditch the manual transmission

For many years, the manual transmission was the transmission to get in all cars if you wanted the best fuel economy. In modern cars, the automatic transmission is the more fuel-efficient option. One place where the manual has remained a popular transmission choice is in the sports car, but even there it is going extinct. BMW has hinted that it may ditch the manual transmission in its M cars such as the M3 and M4.

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Google Self-driving car heads to Austin

Google Self-driving car heads to Austin

The self-driving car is a bit of tech that is coming no matter how you feel about cars with the ability to drive themselves around the streets of the country. Google has been testing its self-driving cars in California for a long time now and it is now heading to Texas for testing. Google cars come in different forms with most being normal cars we might see anyone driving that are festooned with sensors and gear to allow them to operate with no human interaction.

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Chevrolet adds “Active Phone Cooling” to next-gen vehicles

Chevrolet adds “Active Phone Cooling” to next-gen vehicles

Chevrolet is the first automotive company to bring "Active Phone Cooling" to vehicles. This is a sort of air conditioner for your phone, made to keep your device cool when you're using it for high-power-requirement tasks like turn-by-turn directions with online maps, and music streaming. "Innovation doesn’t mean reinventing the wheel," said Impala engineer Dan Lascu, "Sometimes simplicity offers the most elegant solution to a problem." The solution in this case is giving the smartphone its own little handy-dandy super-cool compartment where it can rest easy.

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Aftermarket autonomous vehicle tech enters testing in California

Aftermarket autonomous vehicle tech enters testing in California

Autonomous vehicles are the future of driving and there is no way we will get away from that. Like most cool new features, initially the only way to get the ability for your car to drive autonomously will be to buy a new car that has the tech built-in from the factory. The good news for folks who don’t want to buy a new car or have a car they love currently is that there will be aftermarket autonomous vehicle tech such as the offering that Cruise Automation is working on.

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Mercedes A45 AMG bumped to 381hp

Mercedes A45 AMG bumped to 381hp

Mercedes has massaged the A45 AMG hatchback to get even more power from its 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. In fact, the 381hp output for the four-banger turbo makes the engine the most powerful 4-cylinder around. The power bump grabs the most powerful four title away from Audi (who took it from Mercedes) dethroning the Audi RS3.

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Jaguar F-Pace teased on video

Jaguar F-Pace teased on video

Jaguar has made no secret that it has a new crossover SUV in the world the new SUV will be called the F-Pace and it will be based on the design on the sexy C-X17 concept SUV. the official unveil for the F-Pace is coming in Frankfurt and until that official unveil all we have to go on are spy shots and a video offered up form Jaguar to show us what the crossover is all about.

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Nissan Juke-R 2.0 pumps the power to 600hp

Nissan Juke-R 2.0 pumps the power to 600hp

Back in 2011, Nissan showed off the very first version of the Juke-R and the little crossover looked really cool. That original car packed the powertrain from a GT-R under its crossover body marking a seriously high performance car that Nissan would actually build you if you had enough cash. Nissan has now announced the Juke-R 2.0 and like the original, this car has the drive train from a Nissan GT-R underneath.

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