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Driverless car programs open up for licensing in CA

Driverless car programs open up for licensing in CA

The state of California has granted licensing for driverless car programs, though not everyone will be eligible to take part. The guidelines for obtaining a license are fairly stringent, and likely meant to allow companies who are testing the new vehicles (Google, obviously) to do so at an increased rate.

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Nissan tests paint coating for “self cleaning” cars

Nissan tests paint coating for “self cleaning” cars

If you’ve grown tired of spraying your car down from time to time, Nissan feels your pain. The car manufacturer is testing a new paint for their vehicles which would repel water and other debris, putting the car wash squarely in its place. Currently on the Europe-only Nissan Note, the technology is being tested for applications on other Nissan vehicles as well.

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Recargo aims for EV road trip record in Tesla Model S

Recargo aims for EV road trip record in Tesla Model S

A company called Recargo has been aiming at setting a new Guinness World Record for the longest vehicle journey ever taken using electricity alone. The company went after the record behind the wheel of a stock Tesla Model S electric vehicle. Recargo drove the Tesla vehicle across a 27 state route that spanned the four corners of the lower 48 states including Washington, Maine, Florida, and California.

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2015 Ford Mustang GT gets factory line lock and launch control

2015 Ford Mustang GT gets factory line lock and launch control

Ford is teasing some of the cool software features that will be offered on the new 2015 Mustang GT including a line lock and launch control. The 2015 Mustang is completely redesigned in celebration of the original Pony car's 50th birthday. Lots of changes have been made for 2015, including a move to independent rear suspension for the first time on all models of the Mustang.

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New Mini Paceman gets up to 218hp turbo 4-cylinder

New Mini Paceman gets up to 218hp turbo 4-cylinder

Mini has rolled out the latest of its updated models with the new Paceman making its debut. Mini is aiming the Paceman at the premium compact segment and calls the car a Sports Activity Coupe. Mini is also offering the Paceman with All4 AWD. The new Paceman will launch in July. Shoppers will have a new piano black color option to choose from for the car.

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Audi TT offroad concept car sports two electric motors

Audi TT offroad concept car sports two electric motors

Audi presented a four-door concept car at the Beijing International Automobile Exhibition, showcasing the brilliance of combining the efficacy of a compact SUV with the sportiness of a coupe. While Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development, would like us to believe that this concept is a glimpse of how future TT models would be, we would still like to focus on details such as the plug-in hybrid drive with two electric motors and consumption of 1.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers.

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