Cars

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept images tip lots of high-tech luxury

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept images tip lots of high-tech luxury

A bit more than a week ago we caught our first glimpse at the teaser images that Mercedes-Maybach were tossing online to taunt us with visions of the new and massive luxury coupe concept that would be unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The images showed nothing but a dark photo with a bit of the outline of the 6-meter long car. This week a bunch of images of the concept car have landed online showing us the inside and outside.

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McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept previews slick dimmable roof

McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept previews slick dimmable roof

A new McLaren is always something worth celebrating, and the British automaker's team of fettlers and tweakers have cooked up something particularly special for Pebble Beach this year. The McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept takes the oddly practical 570GT as its core, then lavishes custom parts including a soon-to-be-commercialized Electro-Chromic Roof upon the potent coupe.

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Automatic Pro connected car adapter launches with 3G support

Automatic Pro connected car adapter launches with 3G support

Automatic has unveiled its third-generation connected car adapter - dubbed the Automatic Pro - and though it's similar in many ways to previous iterations, there's one rather major difference this time around. The Automatic Pro will be coming with 3G functionality, allowing for a greater amount of connectivity between users and their cars.

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Ford plans 2021 launch for fully-autonomous ride sharing car

Ford plans 2021 launch for fully-autonomous ride sharing car

Hot on the heels of its big investment into self-driving car sensors, Ford has today committed to having its first high-volume, fully autonomous vehicle on the road by 2021. Intended for ride-sharing, Uber-style on-demand transportation, and other commercial mobility applications, the vehicle will lack a steering wheel, gas pedal, or brake pedal.

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Ford and Baidu pump $150m into firm giving eyes to autonomous cars

Ford and Baidu pump $150m into firm giving eyes to autonomous cars

Ford and Baidu have pumped $150m into Velodyne LiDAR, the sensor company specializing in the super-precise laser mapping systems many believe are vital to autonomous cars' success. Velodyne is responsible for the "turrets" most self-driving vehicles sprout from their roofs, each containing a laser array that can build up a 3D view of the world around them in real-time.

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2017 Genesis G90 First Drive: Rattling the cage of established luxury players

2017 Genesis G90 First Drive: Rattling the cage of established luxury players

Automakers ignore the aspirations of global giant Hyundai at their own peril. Cresting a 10-year renaissance that has seen the Korean automaker carve up its Japanese and American rivals in everything from the entry-level compact segment to the hot-selling SUV market, the enormous and unblinking eye of Hyundai's product planning team has now turned its full attention to the world of luxury. Successful, and lengthy flirtation with the viability of the Genesis nameplate under the auspices of its current hierarchy has lead to the Genesis G90 full-size sedan exploding onto the scene for 2017 as the herald of an all-new, and entirely separate premium brand.

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Volkswagen says German regulator has approved diesel emissions fix

Volkswagen says German regulator has approved diesel emissions fix

German regulator Federal Motor Transport Authority has approved Volkswagen’s technical fix for 460,000 diesel vehicles that cheat on emissions tests. VW announced the approval over the weekend, saying the fix pertains to cars with the 1.2-liter EA189 TDI engine and will cover nearly half a million vehicles, included among them being the SEAT Ibiza and the Volkswagen Polo. This regulatory approval will cover the fix for other European countries, as well.

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2017 Honda Civic Hatchback revealed ahead of Type-R

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback revealed ahead of Type-R

Honda sells its Civic by the bucketload, so anticipation is high for this, the all-new 2017 Civic Hatchback due to arrive at US dealerships this fall. The third body-style of the latest Civic to see a release, it's of particular interest to American fans of the compact since this is actually the first time they'll be able to buy the five-door version.

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Audi traffic light connected cars get green light for fall launch

Audi traffic light connected cars get green light for fall launch

Audi's A8 will be the first Level 3 autonomous car to hit the market, coming in 2018, but before then the German automaker plans to push live traffic light alerts directly to the dashboard of select models this year. The new Audi Traffic Light Information system will switch on this fall, and is expected to operate across as many as seven US cities by the end of this year, to try to dilute some of the frustration when you're waiting for the lights to change, as well as encourage you to keep your phone in your pocket and the traffic flow moving.

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Check out the curved OLED in Cadillac’s latest concept car

Check out the curved OLED in Cadillac’s latest concept car

Cadillac is getting into curved OLED, with the automaker revealing a new concept car interior that spreads a fresh driver and infotainment interface across several arched displays. Scheduled for a full public demonstration later this week at Monterey Car Week, the Cadillac "new design concept" features at least three OLED screens that the company has co-developed with LG Display.

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Elio Motor’s 3-wheeled mini-car priced at $7,000 for pre-orders

Elio Motor’s 3-wheeled mini-car priced at $7,000 for pre-orders

You might remember hearing about Elio Motors before. The company is known for crowdfunding its small, three-wheeled car that gets 84 mpg from a 3-cylinder engine, promising a price "around $6,800," and remaining noncommittal on a release date. Well, Elio Motors has announced a new pricing scheme that somewhat overshoots that original price, but will still allow customers to pre-order the vehicle for a guaranteed price of $7,000, as long as they make a binding commitment to purchase one.

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VW’s SEAT gets first automaker app into Apple’s CarPlay

VW’s SEAT gets first automaker app into Apple’s CarPlay

CarPlay may be Apple's attempt to redress the dashboard in an iOS outfit, but Spanish automaker SEAT has managed to squeeze a little of its own tech into the iPhone-powered infotainment. The company has launched a CarPlay compatible version of its SEAT DriveApp, which allows vehicle data and servicing information to be checked while still within Apple's interface.

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