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Glass HUD app pits wearable against driver distraction doubts

Glass HUD app pits wearable against driver distraction doubts

Google is out lobbying against potential Glass driving bans, and now developers are joining the chorus of those demanding a more nuanced view of how distracting wearable-tech is for those behind the wheel. The Glass Explorer behind a new app that pipes vital car data like speed and fuel levels directly into your line-of-sight, Voidstar AutoHUD, argues that ergonomically and functionally there are reasons why "Glassholes" might end up safer drivers.

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Forget CarPlay: Here’s NVIDIA’s plan to power your next car

Forget CarPlay: Here’s NVIDIA’s plan to power your next car

NVIDIA is no stranger to car dashboards, with the company’s Tegra chips already powering Tesla’s Model S infotainment and the system found in the new Audi A3, but the company has even bigger ambitions for Tegra K1. The chip company brought its Automotive team along to GTC 2014 this past week to show off the heavily-customized Jeep its been working on as a showcase for its vision of the future of mobility tech, and we grabbed some time at the helm to see how it works.

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Tesla Model S fire investigation ends: brand blameless

Tesla Model S fire investigation ends: brand blameless

More good news comes Tesla’s way as the Government ends its investigations regarding the Model S fires. Earlier, we reported about the dealership tussle that the electric car company is embroiled in and how New York’s Governor took a softer stand on them. Presently, the NHTSA has closed its inquiries into the fires that broke out in the Model S, in three separate incidents.

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Tesla gets relief in New York, allowed five direct-dealerships

Tesla gets relief in New York, allowed five direct-dealerships

After a tough battle between traditional dealerships and the EV upstart, the deal that Tesla Motors has managed to conclude with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state's car dealers is that the company’s direct-sales outlets will be allowed to continue business, as long as they don’t open any more dealerships in the state. There are currently five company-owned outlets in New York.

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2014 BMW i8 on the road in extended highway mix

2014 BMW i8 on the road in extended highway mix

Today it’s time to get a vision of what it’ll be like to be rolling alongside a 2014 BMW i8 on the road. This machine has been subject to countless videos and in-car test drives thus far, but today a group by the name of FrequenShowss have dropped a bunch of B-roll video from a slightly more unique perspective. This is what it’ll feel like for everyone else around you when you drive the 2014 BTW i8.

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Toyota TSO40 hybrid Le Mans racer packs 988hp

Toyota TSO40 hybrid Le Mans racer packs 988hp

In the racing world, having a car that gets better fuel economy is almost as good as having a racecar that is faster than the rest. The further you can drive on a tank of fuel at race speed, the more laps you can put in. Many manufacturers put as much effort into fuel efficiency as they do speed.

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Volkswagen Group working on new petrol engine for efficiency

Volkswagen Group working on new petrol engine for efficiency

At the rate fuel prices are going up, and the fact that our resources are limited, the only alternative left for us is to improvise our current technology for optimize fuel efficiency. The Volkswagen Group is doing just that. They are working on a tech that impacts the variable compression ratios that will boost its petrol engine efficiency.

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Telsa agreement gives it three direct-sales stores in Ohio

Telsa agreement gives it three direct-sales stores in Ohio

Tesla Motors' direct car sales have been a hotly contested issue in many states, Ohio among them. In December, an amendment being pushed by the Ohio Auto Dealers Association wasn't addressed by the Ohio House committee, which meant it would roll over into this year. For the time being, the auto maker has reached an agreement with the Auto Dealers Association to operate three stores in the state.

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2015 Subaru WRX STI drives test-track made of drone helicopters

2015 Subaru WRX STI drives test-track made of drone helicopters

If there’s an award for most unique concept track for a vehicle this year, it may be time to send that award out already. The folks at Subaru have created a video spot for the 2015 Subaru WRX STI which incorporates a massive amount of drone helicopters with bright red lights, the lot of which create an ever-changing, ever-moving track for the vehicle to drive through.

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