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2016 Smart Fortwo Review: Tiny car, redux

2016 Smart Fortwo Review: Tiny car, redux

What a difference a year can make. Roughly 365 days ago I found myself behind the wheel of the 2016 Smart Fortwo for the very first time on the streets of Portland, Oregon, where I spent the day tooling around in the very latest version of the automaker's ultra-subcompact coupe. This past month, I had the opportunity to once again sample the Fortwo, only this time I had a full seven days to put the car through its paces and match it up with my daily routine. Surprisingly, the difference between those two experiences was substantial enough to change my perception of the car.

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV gets EPA-estimated 238 miles per charge

2017 Chevy Bolt EV gets EPA-estimated 238 miles per charge

Chevrolet has made good on its promise to deliver the first affordable electric vehicle with over 200 miles of driving range per charge with the new 2017 Bolt EV. The car is set to go on sale later this year and it has an EPA-estimated driving range of 238 miles on a full charge. That driving range will vary in the real world, just as it does for every EV on the market today.

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NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 AI board now has a smaller, single-core form

NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 AI board now has a smaller, single-core form

When you speak of NVIDIA, you will mostly like first think of high-end graphics cards mostly used to power gaming rigs and hard-core multimedia computers. Of late, however, the company has been putting its processing power at the service not of gamers only but also of car makers. Earlier this year, it unveiled its new DRIVE PX 2 single-board computers that would drive, pun perhaps intended, hi-tech AI systems inside autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles. Now it is announcing the DRIVE PX 2 for AutoCruise, which is basically a DRIVE PX 2 that has been pared down to a single NVIDIA Parker chip.

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e-MINI and BMW 3 Series EV tipped as Tesla’s Model 3 looms

e-MINI and BMW 3 Series EV tipped as Tesla’s Model 3 looms

Struggling to sell its divisive vision of electrified cars and wary of Tesla's Model 3, BMW plans a trio of EV versions of some of its best-selling mainstream gas models, sources now claim. The German automaker has already embraced electric powertrains in a number of models, but its distinctive - and not universally appreciated - i Series of cars have failed to capture drivers' attention in the same way that rivals have managed.

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Ox flat-pack truck to deliver low cost mobility for developing world

Ox flat-pack truck to deliver low cost mobility for developing world

A new vehicle has debuted and the vehicle is called the Global Vehicle Trust Ox flat-pack truck. The vehicle is designed specifically to provide all-terrain mobility for the developing world and is designed to help communities perform crucial daily tasks more easily. The vehicle was specifically made with Africa and other developing nations in mind where the need for transportation is huge.

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Tesla Autopilot v8 detailed: Smarter radar in 1-2 weeks

Tesla Autopilot v8 detailed: Smarter radar in 1-2 weeks

Tesla has detailed Autopilot version 8 for the Model S and Model X, with CEO Elon Musk explaining how it'll make better use of existing radar sensors in ways that could prevent a fatality like that experienced earlier this year. The much-anticipated update was developed in-house rather than Tesla collaborating with Mobileye, as the automaker suggested in August would be the case moving forward. Most critically, Autopilot version 8 makes far greater use of hardware that's already widely installed on Tesla's cars.

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Nissan unveils new Sentra SR Turbo for 2017

Nissan unveils new Sentra SR Turbo for 2017

It's been more than a few years since the Sentra SE-R held the position of an affordable, sporty compact in Nissan's lineup, but we might just be seeing a return to those days with announcement of the new 2017 Sentra SR Turbo. The four-door sedan joins the Juke in offering a turbocharged inline-four, but substantially one-ups the stock 124-hp Sentra SR with a 1.6-liter engine that puts out 188-hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.

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Apple car project sees layoffs amid report of ‘reboot’

Apple car project sees layoffs amid report of ‘reboot’

Apple's mysterious work in the automotive sector, the oft-reported "Project Titan," seems to be going through a number significant changes recently. There are said to have been "dozens" of employee layoffs following a "reboot" in strategy and closure of part of the project, according to the latest report on matter from the New York Times. These changes are believed to be tied to the recent change in leadership, which saw longtime Apple executive Bob Mansfield take over the project in July.

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Ford acquires Chariot as part of smart city transportation plans

Ford acquires Chariot as part of smart city transportation plans

Ford Smart Mobility LLC is acquiring San Francisco-based crowdsourced shuttle service “Chariot,” the company has announced. With it, Ford anticipates it will be able to offer an “affordable and convenient transportation” option to people in five or more markets starting a year-and-a-half from now. In addition, Ford is also aiming to provide San Franciscans with more transportation options via its Ford GoBike bike-sharing service offered in collaboration with Motivate.

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GM recalls almost 4.3m vehicles over seat belt and airbag issues

GM recalls almost 4.3m vehicles over seat belt and airbag issues

GM is initiating a big recall of almost 4.3 million vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, due to potential issues with both seat belts and airbags. Both safety features are prone to failure because of a potential issue with a sensing diagnostic module, with that module possibly activating a test that could keep the airbag and seat belts from working properly. Affected vehicles range from the 2014 to 2017 model years.

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2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid packs 462HP and 31 mile EV range

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid packs 462HP and 31 mile EV range

Porsche is running full-steam-ahead with the all-new Panamera, unveiling its latest gas/electric version of the four-door, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. Set to make its public debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show later this month, the new car may have green credentials but it hasn't lost its spark: Porsche is claiming 462 horsepower overall, and a top speed of 172 mph.

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Karma Revero reborn as $130k super-luxe, super-niche Tesla rival

Karma Revero reborn as $130k super-luxe, super-niche Tesla rival

If the rough definition of karma is "what goes around, comes around" then Karma Automotive picked an excellent name for its Revero luxury hybrid, the rebirth of the loved-but-flawed Fisker. After snapping up the gas-electric leftovers from Fisker's demise in early 2014, the new company has taken the wannabe Tesla rival and brought it back up to date, preserving the distinctive - and still fresh - design but revamping powertrain, tech, and more.

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