Cars

Automatic 2.0 tracks fuel tank: Warns when you’re on fumes

Automatic 2.0 tracks fuel tank: Warns when you’re on fumes

Automatic has pushed out a new app for iOS, with Automatic 2.0 bringing not only a redesigned UI but fresh features like fuel level warnings that can even remind drivers of certain models with a push-notification if they need to top up the tank. The new app, which works with the Automatic dongle that plugs into a car's dashboard, also gives more user-control over when the speed alerts kick in, allowing risk-takers to silence the nagging.

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Seattle Mayor strikes new deal with Uber, Lyft; eliminates caps

Seattle Mayor strikes new deal with Uber, Lyft; eliminates caps

Several ride-sharing services were under fire recently in Seattle, where a limitation of how many drivers each service could have on the road at a given time drew the ire of he three companies. Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar all cried foul over the limitations, and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray heard them. In response, he’s lifted those limitation from an ordinance set to go before the City Council soon.

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Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo hits GT6 in July

Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo hits GT6 in July

The garages of Gran Turismo 6 are gaining a new outlandish racer, with Nissan revealing the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo set to hit the virtual tracks in July. The concept, cooked up by Nissan's Design Europe team in London, is the latest in a series of one-off specials from car companies invited to think outlandishly for PlayStation gamers, not to mention a potential hint at the direction future production models might take.

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Audi wins Le Mans 24 Hours 2014 with hybrid pair

Audi wins Le Mans 24 Hours 2014 with hybrid pair

Audi has again taken the top spot at Le Mans, clinching the 24 Hour race with its pair of R18 e-tron quattro racers and making it the thirteenth win out of sixteen runs for the firm. Competition at the event was strong, with Porsche and Toyota both strongly favored, and with Audi facing an early knock-out after its third car was damaged in a collision with a GT Ferrari after only ninety minutes.

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Nissan ZOED racer sets records but stumbles in Le Mans

Nissan ZOED racer sets records but stumbles in Le Mans

Nissan's ZEOD electric racer has seen its Le Mans 24 Hours ambitions dashed after just 23 minutes this weekend, though there was still enough time for the Japanese car company to hit three "world's firsts" on the track. Despite the high-tech powertrain, which pairs a 1.5-liter three-cylinder gas engine with two 110kW electric motors, the ZOED's hopes were dashed by a low-tech fault, affecting the gearbox and forcing the Nissan team to bring the racer back in after just five laps.

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2014 Camaro Z/28 first-drive

2014 Camaro Z/28 first-drive

Chevrolet has resurrected a legend, with the Camaro Z/28 finally granting its muscle car the badge enthusiast drivers have been crying out for. Building on the seven-liter V8 LS7 engine from the old Corvette Z06, Chevy’s engineers hand-squeeze out 505 horsepower and 481 pounds per foot of torque, mounted in an aero-treated body that’s been built for speed and downforce. So, when Chevrolet called to see if I wanted to be among the first to drive the Z/28 on the track, I didn’t say no.

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McLaren P1 GTR takes the well-heeled to the track

McLaren P1 GTR takes the well-heeled to the track

McLaren fans may be disappointed at the thought of P1 supercar production coming to an end, but the British car company is promising the salve the sadness with a $3.4m track-only edition, the McLaren P1 GTR. Bringing back the classic GTR name from McLaren's 24 Hours-winning F1 GTR two decades ago, the track-only model is expected to muster a whopping 1,000 PS (986 HP) by the time the firm's engineers have finished their efforts.

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BMW and MINI bake in GoPro support

BMW and MINI bake in GoPro support

MINI drivers looking to recreate the classic chase scene from The Italian Job will be able to remotely control their GoPro from the car's dashboard, as it and select BMW models become the first to integrate the action camera. The new app hooks up the MINI Connected and BMW Apps infotainment systems to a WiFi-equipped GoPro, allowing it to be remotely turned on and off, switched between recording modes, and previews viewed.

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