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Elon Musk to talk self-driving cars and deep learning at GTC 2015

Elon Musk to talk self-driving cars and deep learning at GTC 2015

The GPU Technology Conference (GTC) this year will host Elon Musk, founder and CEO of the Tesla Motor company, speaking with NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. This event will be a headliner for GTC 2015, bringing heat with Tesla Motors product architect speaking about "how more intelligent cars promise to transform the automotive industry." This alongside GTC's focus on the "growing revolution in deep learning that can affect every aspect of computing" promises to deliver a whopper of a show - and we'll be there to bring it to you straight from San Francisco.

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Lutz Pathfinder is the UK’s First Driverless Car

Lutz Pathfinder is the UK’s First Driverless Car

The first driverless car for the UK is set to be unveiled this week and it is aimed at helping commuters, shoppers, and the elderly travel over short distances. The new driverless car will be unveiled in Greenwich, London this week and is called the Lutz Pathfinder prototype pod. The car is the first of 40 cars that will hit the streets of Milton Keynes later in the year.

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado GearOn Edition to debut this month

2015 Chevrolet Colorado GearOn Edition to debut this month

Later this month at the Chicago Auto Show, Chevrolet will introduce its Colorado GearOn Edition truck, tacking the GearOn accessory system onto its 2015 Colorado mid-size pickup. The GearOn system includes a variety of rails, rings and such for tying down gear, whether its sporting equipment, tools, or supplies. In addition to the GearOn accessories, the truck also features some changes over the regular 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, including things like glossy black 18-inch aluminum wheels. We've all the details after the jump.

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You can now order Cadillac’s BMW baiter, the ATS-V

You can now order Cadillac’s BMW baiter, the ATS-V

Late last year, Cadillac unveiled their newest performance-focussed automobile, the ATS-V. The RWD twin-turbo V6 turned heads with its angular design, but dropped jaws with its performance. With 455 HP and 445 lb-ft torque, the 189 mph top speed is almost an easy gallop for the ATS-V rather than a redline end goal. If you’ve had your eye on one, we suggest you finish reading this article, then get in your car and head to your Cadillac dealer, because the ATS-V is now up for pre-order.

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2016 Acura ILX first-drive – Luxury chasing loyalty

2016 Acura ILX first-drive – Luxury chasing loyalty

There’s an odd dance to be followed when, as Acura is with the 2016 ILX, you’re launching a revamped version of an existing car. On the one hand, you want to highlight just how improved it is over its predecessor; on the other, you can’t be too critical, because then drivers start asking why you were so enthusiastic - and are now so cruelly honest - about the older car. For the 2016 ILX, Acura is more blunt than many: the old model was designed before the host of “entry premium sedans” hit forecourts, with Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Lexus, and others changing the game in the process. For the MY2016, then, the focus is more rewarding driving, more luxury, and a generous injection of tech borrowed from Acura’s TLX.

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DARPA: Nothing on the Internet is secure, including cars

DARPA: Nothing on the Internet is secure, including cars

We are probably mostly aware of how the Internet has certain holes when it comes to security and privacy. But when the man in charge of hardening the US Department of Defense's computer networks and the Internet in general says that there is no real security on the Internet, people better take heed. Everything that we connect to the world-wide network can be open to attack, and these days, that almost literally means everything, from smartphones, to thermostats, to doorbells, and yes, even cars.

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2015 Ford Focus scores new stability control tech

2015 Ford Focus scores new stability control tech

The 2015 Ford Focus is set to offer the auto maker's Enhanced Transitional Stability Control system, providing the car with technology that recognizes when driving situations have become particularly dangerous, acting to help correct them before the car spins out or starts skidding. Though the technology itself has already been available in some other Ford models, this latest addition will open it up to a wider array of buyers at a lower price point -- all the while proving better than previous offerings.

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2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport gets 2.4L engine

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport gets 2.4L engine

Mitsubishi has announced a more powerful version of the Outlander SUV for 2015 with two version of the SUV getting a larger 2.4L engine under the hood. The standard engine for the SUV has been a 2.0L 4-cylinder. The 2.4L MIVEC engine produces 168hp, 20hp more than the standard 2.0L offering. Presumably, the engine offers ore torque as well, but that number isn’t offered.

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Smart cars pose a serious privacy risk, says US senator

Smart cars pose a serious privacy risk, says US senator

Cars are getting more and more sophisticated, incorporating features or integrating with our smartphones. They might also be receiving some of weaknesses of mobile devices, with more frightening consequences. Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts thinks that increasingly sophisticated high-tech cars are also getting more vulnerable to hacking, with all their wireless connectivity and access to personal information. And the even more worrying part is that, in the rush to put these technologies inside vehicles, car makers might not be aware of the dangers and might be foregoing stricter security measures.

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