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Lockheed Martin and US Army complete urban environment autonomous convoy demo

Lockheed Martin and US Army complete urban environment autonomous convoy demo

Typically, when we talk about autonomous vehicles, we are talking about Google and major automakers trying to get the tech ready for the roads around the nation. The US military is also looking to a future of autonomous vehicles that will allow convoys to deliver goods through hostile territory without putting soldiers at risk.

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Diesel-powered BMW 740Ld xDrive heads to US

Diesel-powered BMW 740Ld xDrive heads to US

In Europe, cars that have diesel engines are very popular and are available to purchase in abundance. In the US with our cheaper gasoline, there are few cars that have diesel power from the factory, but that is changing. BMW has announced that it will have a new diesel-powered car heading to the US this year.

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The Counterforce protestors target Google automated car engineer at his home

The Counterforce protestors target Google automated car engineer at his home

Google is working with a number of universities, researchers, engineers, and automotive manufacturers to bring the future to drivers around the world. Google is one of the biggest names in the autonomous car realm and has a fleet of vehicles on the roads around the country that can drive to a location with no input from drivers. Most see this is a good thing since autonomous vehicles can help the elderly or physically impaired be independent and reduce accidents on the roads.

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Jeep Altitude Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and Wrangler editions debut for 2014

Jeep Altitude Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and Wrangler editions debut for 2014

Jeep has announced that the special Altitude editions of several of its popular vehicles will be debuting in 2014. The vehicles that get the Altitude treatment for the first time in 2014 will include the Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and Wrangler. Those three new Altitude models join the existing Altitude Compass and Patriot models.

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Radical RXC Turbo packs 454hp Ford EcoBoost punch

Radical RXC Turbo packs 454hp Ford EcoBoost punch

If you have never heard of Radical Sportscars, don't feel bad. This is a small car company that makes a lot of sports cars that aren’t street legal and are designed to be driven on a racetrack. The Radical line of cars are insanely, stupid fast. Radical has unveiled its latest concoction and the beast is even street legal in the UK.

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1/3 of San Francisco taxi drivers moved to private transportation firms like Uber

1/3 of San Francisco taxi drivers moved to private transportation firms like Uber

Private transportation start-ups like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar are chipping away at the foundation of the traditional taxi and the companies that operate the cabs. This has created some animosity between companies like Uber and taxi firms in some parts of the world. One example is the Uber driver and passengers that were reportedly attacked by Taxi drivers in Paris.

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2015 Subaru WRX STI rocks 305hp turbo 2.5L engine

2015 Subaru WRX STI rocks 305hp turbo 2.5L engine

Subaru has officially unveiled the all-new 2015 Subaru WRX STI at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The unveiling of the higher performance STI version of the WRX comes after the standard WRX was unveiled back in November 2013. Whereas the standard WRX gets a 2.0L turbo engine, the STI version gets a larger 2.5L engine producing more power.

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SoundHound and Hyundai team for embedded music search and discovery

SoundHound and Hyundai team for embedded music search and discovery

Automaker Hyundai Motor Group has teamed with SoundHound to bring a new music service into some of its 2014 model year Hyundai and Kia cars. SoundHound is a sound search firm that offers tech for an embedded music search and discovery system. The partnership will integrate SoundHound directly into the head unit of the car.

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Uber driver and passengers attacked in Paris

Uber driver and passengers attacked in Paris

In many of the large cities around the world, taxis are a big business. Helping people to get around the cities makes a lot of drivers significant money. Paris is one of the big cities where there are a lot of taxis to take tourists and others around the city.

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2014 SRT Viper strikes in Detroit with new color and options package

2014 SRT Viper strikes in Detroit with new color and options package

With the North American International Auto Show kicking off today in Detroit, there will be a lot of news in the car world over the next week or so. This is the first major auto show in the US each year and a number of new vehicles will be unveiled at the show. SRT is on hand with its 2014 Viper.

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Porsche 911 Targa to debut in Detroit this month

Porsche 911 Targa to debut in Detroit this month

When it comes time to shop for a car that has a bit of open-air feel, the convertible comes to mind for most people. However, convertibles aren’t for everyone and there are other ways to get a bit of fresh air inside your car such as the sunroof. Porsche has a history of offering a third way to get some air in its venerable 911 sports car that hasn’t been seen in many years- the targa top.

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Ford Edge Concept gets self-parking tech

Ford Edge Concept gets self-parking tech

Ford officially unveiled a new concept car at the LA Auto show this week called the Ford Edge Concept. Ford says that the new concept car offers "strong hints" at the technology and dynamic design that will go into the company's future utility vehicles for global sale. The Edge Concept doesn’t look much like a concept car, it looks very much ready for showrooms.

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