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This Volkswagen I.D. is the “electric Golf” for 2020

This Volkswagen I.D. is the “electric Golf” for 2020

Volkswagen has big ambitions for its electric car fleet, and it's previewing the first model at the Paris Motor Show this week, the distinctive VW I.D. Expected to go on sale in 2020 alongside Volkswagen's Golf, the "compact electric car" will be the first such compact vehicle to use the automaker's new Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) which underpinned the BUDD-e microbus concept at CES.

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NVIDIA Xavier is an “AI supercomputer” brain for autonomous cars

NVIDIA Xavier is an “AI supercomputer” brain for autonomous cars

NVIDIA has rolled out its latest chipset for autonomous cars, an SoC dubbed Xavier that it says will not only make vehicles smarter but satisfy all-important safety regulations. The new system-on-chip is no mere processor, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang argued at Xavier's launch today, but in fact an "AI supercomputer" that could single-handedly replace NVIDIA's old system with a fraction of the power requirements.

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Custom Lamborghini Xbox One S giveaway begins with Forza Horizon 3 launch

Custom Lamborghini Xbox One S giveaway begins with Forza Horizon 3 launch

Imagining just how much Microsoft and Lamborghini would charge for the ultra-limited edition Xbox One S you see here is kind of painful to think about, but the good news (we guess) is that the two companies aren't even giving you a chance to worry about price. That's because this one-of-a-kind Xbox One S won't be available for sale - instead, they'll be giving it away to one Australian consumer who picks up a copy of Forza Horizon 3, which launches today around the world.

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2018 Jeep Compass hits reboot on aging crossover

2018 Jeep Compass hits reboot on aging crossover

As SUVs and crossovers flood the market, there's nothing quite like a new Jeep to strum the sentiment strings, and that's clearly what the company hopes to do with an early preview of its next big launch. The 2018 Jeep Compass has been revealed, coinciding with Brazilian production kicking off in Goiana, Pernambuco today, though we'll have to wait a little longer for all the details.

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McLaren P1 EV hits 3mph in two seconds

McLaren P1 EV hits 3mph in two seconds

McLaren has unveiled a fully electric P1 sports car with zero emissions. The car is offered in volcano yellow and has a central driving position like the McLaren F1 classic. There is no roof on this car and no option for one making it a fair weather ride only.

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HERE maps to offer traffic services crowdsourced from cars

HERE maps to offer traffic services crowdsourced from cars

The most recent models of cars these days are equipped with all kinds of sensors, and yet traffic services still mostly rely on just one source of data: GPS probe data. HERE, the map making service formerly owned by Nokia and now owned by a consortium of three German car makers, is aiming to change that with four new services of its own. Falling under the collective HERE Open Location Platform, the services will pool data gathered from the sensors of different cars. And these cars won’t even have to come from the same brand.

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Mazda’s stunning Miata RF “baby Porsche Targa” now has a price

Mazda’s stunning Miata RF “baby Porsche Targa” now has a price

Mazda has priced up the Miata RF, the hardtop convertible version of its MX-5 roadster, which the automaker unveiled unexpectedly back in March. Surprise star of the New York Auto Show, the slick fastback does away with its sibling's fabric roof and puts in its place a multi-section hard roof that unfolds and unfurls in a pleasingly origami style.

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2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo MSRP starts at $174,990

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo MSRP starts at $174,990

Nissan has announced the official starting price of the 2017 GT-R Nismo and it's very far from an affordable car. In fact, if you take the $174,990 price tag for the GT-R Nismo and then add another $1,000 to it, you could own a Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The new Nismo GT-R packs in 600hp via a twin-turbo 3.8L V6 engine.

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Smart will offer EV option on every car model in 2017

Smart will offer EV option on every car model in 2017

Smart, the Mercedes-Benz-owned maker of those really tiny Fortwo city cars, is a manufacturer that you think would have gone all-electric some time ago. While that hasn't been the case, the company is making a big move in that direction later this year. Starting with the 2017 model year, all of Smart's vehicles will come with the option of an electric version.

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Google self-driving car suffers its worst accident, still the human driver’s fault

Google self-driving car suffers its worst accident, still the human driver’s fault

Google's self-driving Lexus 450h SUVs getting in minor accidents is not a new thing, but the latest incident appears to be the worst one yet. The vehicle sustained serious damage after it was hit directly on its right side by another car when it entered an intersection in Mountain View, California on Friday afternoon. The Google car was in autonomous mode at the time, but with a human behind the wheel, and thankfully there were no injuries to either party.

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2017 Jaguar XE 35t AWD R-Sport Review: The claws are out

2017 Jaguar XE 35t AWD R-Sport Review: The claws are out

Things were not off to a good start in "Operation Impress the In-Laws". The Jaguar XJ I had expected, and which promised ample long wheelbase accommodation for their legs, was no longer arriving; instead, Jaguar's brand new 2017 XE R-Sport, the automaker's entry-level sports sedan and rival to the BMW 3 Series, was on its way. My extended family may not be especially swayed by brand cachet, but could the smallest Jag be too compact a kitty to keep four adults happy?

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The need-to-know on McLaren, Apple’s potential auto savior

The need-to-know on McLaren, Apple’s potential auto savior

Apple is reportedly sniffing around McLaren, and smelling more than just the heady haze of partially-burned hydrocarbons. The British automaker might at first seem like an unlikely target for the iPhone maker, but dip beneath the six-figure supercars and there are plenty of very good reasons why Apple might be interested.

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