Cars

2015 Ford F-150: Up-close with Ford’s new uber-truck

2015 Ford F-150: Up-close with Ford’s new uber-truck

Ford is taking a big chance on the 2015 F-150 truck. Completely redesigned for the new model year, the F-150 certainly more than looks the part, with plenty of design cues from the meaty Atlas concept, but under the paintwork is a new aluminum alloy body on top of a high-strength steel fully-boxed ladder frame. It's a stark departure from the F-150 of old; we caught up with the new truck to see what Ford has done.

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2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO breaks cover with GT-R cues

2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO breaks cover with GT-R cues

Nissan has revealed its new 2015 370Z NISMO, redesigning the sports coupe inside and out, while doubling the gearbox options. Outside, Nissan's meatiest 370Z variant takes its cues from the GT-R, with a deeper front fascia and LED daytime running lights, unique rear spoiler, and restyled 19-inch NISMO super-lightweight forged aluminum-alloy wheels.

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GM cops record car safety fine as NHTSA switch saga settled

GM cops record car safety fine as NHTSA switch saga settled

GM has inked a $35m settlement with the US Department of Transportation, conceding to record fines and stringent oversight after failing to react sufficiently to the ignition switch issue that left millions of airbags potentially deactivated. The penalty is the current maximum the NHTSA can fine in civil penalties - though GM will in fact pay more, for sluggishness in handing over evidence during the investigation - while the agency describes GM's concessions for monitoring as "unprecedented".

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iPhone and Bentley team for ultra-luxe portable studio

iPhone and Bentley team for ultra-luxe portable studio

The gap between professional cameras and smartphones continues to narrow, and now Bentley is getting in on the act with a new documentary that ostensibly pimps luxury, but is quietly a paean to what you can do with an iPhone and an iPad, particularly if they're embedded in the motorized tables for your back-seats. A new video, dubbed Intelligent Details, takes the Bentley Mulsanne - the car company's most expensive and luxurious sedan - as its centerpiece, but distinguishes itself by having been entirely filmed and edited on iOS devices.

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GM recalls 2.7m cars over lights, steering, brakes and more

GM recalls 2.7m cars over lights, steering, brakes and more

GM has announced a fresh batch of recalls, calling in around 2.7 cars at a predicted cost of $200m for repairs and fixes, though insisting that no fatalities have resulted from the problems. Most significant of the five different issues is one affecting over 2.44m Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Saturn models, to address a fault which GM says has already caused thirteen known crashes and two injuries.

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Moto G Ferrari edition masters the oxymoron

Moto G Ferrari edition masters the oxymoron

Motorola has introduced the Moto G Ferrari Edition, completely turning the concept behind the Moto G on its head. When the Moto G was launched, it was meant to be a surprising show of force on the part of Motorola’s teams of innovators. It was meant to be a device that, regardless of its extra-low price off-contract, would be a high-performer all around the world.

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Seoul wins first Audi Urban Future Award 2014 Science Slam

Seoul wins first Audi Urban Future Award 2014 Science Slam

Earlier this year the Audi Urban Future Award 2014 was announced, calling upon four teams of innovators to create a concept surrounding "The Next Leap in Mobility." At Audi’s headquarters in Ingoldstadt, a "Science Slam" was held this Wednesday. At this Science Slam, each of the four teams, representing Berlin, Boston, Mexico City, and Spain, presented their idea on stage for an audience of judges.

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BMW Vision Gran Turismo leaves virtual racers drooling

BMW Vision Gran Turismo leaves virtual racers drooling

Gran Turismo 6 is getting a new performance BMW, the BMW Vision Gran Turismo, and the virtual car is already leaving drivers wishing it would show up in real-life dealerships. The striking racer - finished in BMW's traditional M colors - was created specially for the PlayStation 3 game, though borrows from some of the real-world touring cars of the 1970s in BMW's record books.

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BMW UR:BAN smart car tech predicts pedestrians and jams

BMW UR:BAN smart car tech predicts pedestrians and jams

Google isn't the only company talking up its autonomous car tech this week, with BMW presenting its own self-driving enhancements that it says will help navigate urban sprawl while still leaving you in charge of "the ultimate driving machine." The car firm has been showing off its UR:BAN research - the acronym only makes sense in German, but roughly translates to "Urban Space: User-oriented assistance systems and network management" - which could help avoid running over pedestrians, and drive more efficiently by predicting how stop lights will change.

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