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Smart Vision EQ fortwo first ride & Interview with Dr. Annette Winkler on quality of life

Smart Vision EQ fortwo first ride & Interview with Dr. Annette Winkler on quality of life

Cars are making the jump, some more of a slow hop, to technologies like connectivity, artificial intelligence and the like. These days, car makers talk as much about machine learning and neural networks as they do horsepower and torque. But while they are undoubtedly interesting from a technological perspective, in the grand scheme of things they should take a backseat to the most important element of all: the human element. At CES 2018, I got a chance to sit down with Dr. Annette Winkler, CEO of Smart Automobile, who describes what smart cars ultimately mean.

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Wish Review (website and app): Buyer Beware

Wish Review (website and app): Buyer Beware

This week we're having a peek at the shopping website and app called Wish (that is, Wish dot com, or Wish.com) for products of all sorts. This site brings heat to the feet of Amazon with a wide variety of products that appear to be extremely well priced and organized extremely well. I must note here that I'm not reviewing any of the products that come from the site and/or app, but the process of visiting the site or app itself - therein lies the rub.

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Project ONE: SlashGear interviews AMG Head Tobias Moers

Project ONE: SlashGear interviews AMG Head Tobias Moers

Almost all car makers have made promises about putting a street-legal race car on the road, by which they really mean a road car with race car power and speed. AMG, on the other hand, intends to put a literal one in consumer’s hands. At least that was the big splash it made in Frankfurt last September when it unveiled the Project ONE hypercar, which not only leave other road cars in its dust but even looked like an F1 speed demon. At the North America International Auto Show (NAIAS), Vincent Nguyen, SlashGear's Editor-in-Chief got a chance to sit with Tobias Moers, Chief Executive of AMG, to get his insight on Project ONE, electrifying the future, and, of course, the MBUX.

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Lamborghini Urus: making a Super SUV possible

Lamborghini Urus: making a Super SUV possible

Lamborghini is a name mostly associated with sports cars. Or to be more specific, “super” sports cars. But once in a while, the marque decides to venture outside of its comfort zone, giving birth to vehicles like the LM002 “Lamborghini truck”. It is doing so once again, but, this time, it is pulling in all its history, its lessons, its heritage, what Lamborghini loves to call its “DNA”, to create a new car, even a new classification, for the modern market. That is the Urus, the world’s first ever, and so far only, “super” SUV.

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Trucks and SUVs give Detroit Auto Show 2018 its mojo

Trucks and SUVs give Detroit Auto Show 2018 its mojo

It should probably come as no surprise that in a city like Detroit, trucks dominated the auto show. All the same, with CES increasingly counting car news among its gadget pageantry just a week prior, there were questions from some quarters as to whether the North American International Auto Show 2018 would have any news left. Turns out, Detroit still had some aces up its sleeve, both domestic and foreign.

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2019 Hyundai Veloster N wants to eat the Golf GTI

2019 Hyundai Veloster N wants to eat the Golf GTI

Clearly nobody told Hyundai that the Detroit Auto Show 2018 was being dominated by trucks and slick luxury sedans: the South Korean company instead brought the brand new 2019 Veloster and its crazy Veloster N. The regular Veloster is now available with both a regular and a turbocharged engine for those looking for more power. As for the Veloster N, that's Hyundai's attempt to out-play VW's Golf GTI.

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Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept aims to make sedans cool again

Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept aims to make sedans cool again

Infiniti promised something special when it came to its new Q Inspiration Concept, and the seductively curvaceous sedan certainly delivers. Officially revealed at the Detroit Auto Show 2018 today, the sleek four-door wraps around the Japanese automaker's latest VC-Turbo engine. In the process, Infiniti insists, it presages what's coming next for its production style, powertrains, and infotainment systems.

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Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept hints at super-luxe crossover to come

Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept hints at super-luxe crossover to come

Lexus has revealed its new vision of a luxury crossover, the Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept, and the idea is all about flexibility. Revealed today at the Detroit Auto Show 2018, the LF-1 Limitless is longer and wider than the current Lexus RX SUV, and even more aggressively proportioned, with a long hood and steeply raked rear glass.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz G550 official: Iconic luxury SUV goes high-tech

2019 Mercedes-Benz G550 official: Iconic luxury SUV goes high-tech

This is it: the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, the latest reinvention of the G Wagon. One of the most recognizable SUVs - indeed, one of the most recognizable vehicles, period - on the road, it may only now be entering its second generation, but that comes after almost forty years in production. Still, finding yourself custodian of an icon can prove to be a double-edged sword. Mess it up - at least, in the eyes of your most loyal fans - and it can be an expensive, legacy destroying mistake.

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2019 Ford Ranger revealed in Detroit with 2.3L EcoBoost

2019 Ford Ranger revealed in Detroit with 2.3L EcoBoost

This is it: one of the most iconic nameplates in trucks has returned to the US, with the covers taken off the 2019 Ford Ranger at the Detroit Auto Show today. Aiming to take a bite out of the midsize truck market, it's a slice of F-150 ability in a more urban-friendly package. All the same, Ford knows well enough that you can't count solely on nostalgia for sales.

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado adds tech, drops weight, snarks F-150

2019 Chevrolet Silverado adds tech, drops weight, snarks F-150

Chevrolet has whipped the covers off the new 2019 Silverado 1500, the company's latest pickup and arguably the most important truck in the American automaker's line-up. An eight-strong line-up, spanning work-focused through to performance, with premium features and advanced driver-assistance along the way, it's Chevy's retort to the F-150 and the product of more than 7m miles of testing by the time it arrives in dealerships.

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Interview with Starkey’s Achin Bhowmik: technology that saves lives

Interview with Starkey’s Achin Bhowmik: technology that saves lives

SlashGear was invited to join Starkey's Hearing Innovation Expo, prior to this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is always a time to show off the latest innovations, the latest products, and the latest technologies for consumers and opportunities for potential business partners as well. But technology isn’t just about self-driving cars, talking speakers, or even the latest smartphones and connected televisions. Technology is about making lives better for people, especially people who need to see better or, in the case of Starkey Hearing Technologies, hear better. Vincent Nguyen, SlashGear's Editor-in-Chief sat down with Achin Bhowmik, the company’s chief technology officer and executive VP of engineering, to learn where the current technology’s at and, more importantly, where hearing innovation is headed.

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