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Uber rolling out driver tracking features in select US cities

Uber rolling out driver tracking features in select US cities

Uber has announced that it will soon begin using its immensely popular app to track the behavior of its drivers. This includes things like tracking overall speed (and alerting drivers when they're excessively going over the speed limit), monitoring how harshly drivers brake over the course of a trip, and even using the phone's gyroscope to see whether or not the driver uses their phone when they should have their eyes on the road. The feature will score drivers on their driving habits, all in the name of making Uber trips safer.

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Toyota recalls more than one million vehicles due to new airbag issue

Toyota recalls more than one million vehicles due to new airbag issue

Toyota has issued an recall today for 1.4 million vehicles affected by faulty airbag problems. Of course, Toyota is no stranger to airbag problems, as the recent Takata recalls had a pretty major impact on the company, but this new issue is entirely unrelated to the Takata airbag disaster. Even better is that Toyota has managed to issue this recall before any reports of injuries or deaths, which gets a huge thumbs up after the Takata problem, which was responsible for multiple deaths.

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It’s official: Check out the 550hp 2017 Porsche Panamera

It’s official: Check out the 550hp 2017 Porsche Panamera

Porsche has shrugged the silk off of the new 2017 Panamera, its redesigned four-door that promises lashings of performance for those who need more space than a 911. Revamped with styling borrowed from the 2017 Porsche 911 - which we drove earlier this month - along with the latest Cayman and 718 Boxster, the new Panamera gets a swooping, coupe-esque roofline but still has room inside for four.

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This is what Volkswagen will pay 2.0 TDI Diesel owners

This is what Volkswagen will pay 2.0 TDI Diesel owners

So you're a Volkswagen or Audi 2.0-liter TDI owner - or you used to be - and your big question this morning is "how much is VW going to pay for my car?" The ink is hardly dry on the proposed settlement between the emissions-test-cheating German automaker, regulators in the US, and a suit brought by drivers themselves, but already we have a good idea of what your diesel is worth whether you purchased outright or leased it.

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Top Gear USA cancelled by History Channel, Rutledge Wood reveals

Top Gear USA cancelled by History Channel, Rutledge Wood reveals

Sad news for fans of Top Gear's American series - co-host Rutledge Wood has revealed that tonight's show will be the final episode to air on History Channel. It would seem the network has decided to pull the plug on Top Gear USA, ending the show's nearly six year run rather suddenly. Wood took his Facebook page to express his disappointment in the decision and to thank fans for watching throughout the years.

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VW dieselgate settlement: What you need to know

VW dieselgate settlement: What you need to know

Volkswagen has agreed a nearly $15bn fund to cover the majority of dieselgate complaints in the US, offering to buy back or repair emissions-cheating cars, plus throw in a cash bonus. It's been a complicated path to this point, and it's not all settled yet - today's settlement only covers the 2.0-liter TDI engine, which is not the only powerplant in VW's line-up accused of misleading in emissions tests - but it's big news for almost half a million US owners.

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Toyota C-HR interior design debuts in its black and blue glory

Toyota C-HR interior design debuts in its black and blue glory

Toyota has unveiled the interior design for its new crossover called the C-HR. The C-HR is a car that Toyota designed with an eye towards more stylistic freedom and to promote engineering creativity and I have to say that Toyota certainly met that goal. This is one of the most interesting looking vehicles to come from Toyota, a brand not known for edgy design and style.

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Ford gets retro gloriously right with GT ’66 Heritage Edition

Ford gets retro gloriously right with GT ’66 Heritage Edition

Ford's GT is already pretty darn special, but if you demand even more super-exclusivity from your supercar, the blue oval has you covered. The automaker has taken the wraps off the 2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition, a limited-edition version of its incredible coupe that's intended to honor the 1966 Le Mans winner.

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Top 10 classic Racing Video Games of All-Time

Top 10 classic Racing Video Games of All-Time

Racing video games have been the bread-and-butter of the video game industry since the very beginning, standing tall alongside side-scrollers, sports titles, and RPGs as the backbones of many a successful franchise. They're an easy sell, really: throw some fast cars and exotic locations, in digital form, at a demographic that's too young to legally drive, and you're bound to find more than a little traction.

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Nissan GT-R Drone built to keep up with the 2017 GT-R car

Nissan GT-R Drone built to keep up with the 2017 GT-R car

Trying to keep up with a race car in order to film it in high-speed action, while not impossible for a human to accomplish, would be dangerous and inefficient. Cases like these are where robots come in. To be able to catch up with the 2017 Nissan GT-R race car while filming it, Nissan decided to make its own drone. A racing drone for that matter. Meet the Nissan GT-R Drone, billed to be one of the fastest in the world. And it take pretty videos of equally fast race cars, too!

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How Surface is accelerating NASCAR into the cloud

How Surface is accelerating NASCAR into the cloud

NASCAR and high technology might not be the first bedfellows you think of - the sport has the reputation of being little more than big engines and circular tracks, after all - but the racing series has turned to the cloud and Microsoft specifically to not only bring its legacy systems into the 21st century, but do a better job of engaging fans and spotting rule-breakers.

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The Blackbird is a shape-shifting vehicle that can mimic any car

The Blackbird is a shape-shifting vehicle that can mimic any car

What you see here is the Blackbird. It's an electric dune buggy-like vehicle that can be adjusted in numerous way to mimic the driving of any production car. It's made by The Mill, a digital effects studio in London, and in addition to the fully customizable chassis, it's outfitted with 360-degree cameras. This allows it to be filmed while impersonating a specific car, and then CGI magicians use an overlay to turn it into that vehicle.

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