Cars

Google joins mass of automakers with Android Auto

Google joins mass of automakers with Android Auto

Before the end of the year, Google will be launching their Android Auto program with a massive cross-section of automotive manufacturers. They’ve made clear that the release of Android Auto is part of their Open Automotive Alliance membership, rolling with the likes of FIAT, KIA, Huyndai, Jeep, Bentley, Audi, Chevrolet, Chrysler, and a whole lot more. This alliance also taps developers at Google I/O 2014 with the first Google Auto SDK, ready for release "soon."

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This is what the dashboard of a 1,000 mph car looks like

This is what the dashboard of a 1,000 mph car looks like

When the car you're driving is covering a mile in just 3.6 seconds, there's no time for SiriusXM. World Land Speed Record contender Andy Green has been showing off his own jet-propelled supercar, Bloodhound SSC, with a glimpse into the custom-crafted cockpit of the 1,000 mph monster. As the video after the cut demonstrates, it's more like something you'd expect to find in a SpaceX capsule than a race car.

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3D printed electric cars are happening, and they look amazing

3D printed electric cars are happening, and they look amazing

Can you 3D print a car? Sure you can! Local Motors, who have been working with the public for years in bringing their designs to the road. Dubbing their method “co-creation”, they also use “micro-manufacturing” to get you your vehicle (and even let you pitch in on the build). A contest of theirs to design a 3D printed, electric vehicle has just wrapped, but the submitted designs were phenomenal.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS packs peekaboo LED lights

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS packs peekaboo LED lights

Four-door coupe, swoopy sedan, or slightly melted E-Class: whatever you want to call Mercedes-Benz's CLS, the company has refreshed it for 2015 complete with meaty CLS 64 AMG versions. Both the Coupe and the Shooting Brake body-styles have been given face-lifts, with tweaked designs and new Multibeam LED headlamps as an option, using cameras to monitor the road ahead as well as other traffic and adjusting the play of light accordingly.

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