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SlashGear to race against piloted Audi RS 7 at Hockenheimring

SlashGear to race against piloted Audi RS 7 at Hockenheimring

Automobile development has traditionally progressed on separate paths that only ever so rarely dipped into another's territory. That is most especially true when it comes to developments in driver assistance and autonomous driving technologies, more often than not geared towards sedans and consumer models. Audi, however, is pushing the boundaries with the RS 7, the world's sportiest piloted driving car, which it will put to the test at the Hockenheimring track. And SlashGear's Vincent Nguyen will be getting an exclusive first-hand experience before anyone else, in a race that will pit man against machine.

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Honda unveils the new Civic Type R at 2014 Paris Auto Show

Honda unveils the new Civic Type R at 2014 Paris Auto Show

Honda has quite the line-up at Paris' annual car show, including a new sports-minded Civic Type R. For this year's model, however, Honda has pulled out all the stops, calling it the most extreme Type R yet, substantially outpacing all its Type R predecessors, including the Civic, the the Integra, the Accord, and the NSX.

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Renault EOLAB concept gulps less fuel, pumps out less gas

Renault EOLAB concept gulps less fuel, pumps out less gas

They say that execution is key, but everything always starts with a concept. That is most especially true with cars, where future models and features begin in concept cars. One such automobile is the newly unveiled Renault EOLAB concept, which boasts of requiring less fuel, just 1 liter to last it 100 km in fact.

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Peugeot Quartz concept boasts innovative cabin materials

Peugeot Quartz concept boasts innovative cabin materials

Giving hybrid doubters something mull over, Peugeot has unveiled its latest crossover, the Quartz concept. Aside from a rather futuristic-looking exterior that unambiguously shouts out its athletic personality, the Peugeot Quartz concept's "sedan half" also flaunts new cabin materials and processes that not only add passenger comfort and class, but also a bit of environmental consciousness as well.

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Google Self-driving car gets temporary steering wheels

Google Self-driving car gets temporary steering wheels

We haven't heard much from Google about its autonomous car project for quite a while, but now the company is giving an the public an update on one of its most ambitious technology projects to date. This includes moving test driving into private tracks and somewhat sneaking around California's steering wheel requirement.

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2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible now ready for the road

2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible now ready for the road

After the success of the 2014 2 Series Coupe, BMW is now making available their open-top counterparts. Drawing from a rich and successful history of BMW convertibles and the design language seen in the 2 Series Coupe, the 2015 228i and 2015 M235i blend power, class, and intelligence to deliver unparalleled open-air driving when you want and a co-equal closed-top experience when you need to.

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This is the new 2016 Mazda MX-5

This is the new 2016 Mazda MX-5

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of its MX-5 line, Mazda has pulled off the covers from the 2016 Mazda MX-5 "Miata", the fourth of its breed. Combining the engine optimizations of Mazda's SKYACTIV technology and the aesthetics of its KODO "Soul of Motion" design language, this two-seater sports car bears a contour and an experience that justifies its "Roadster" moniker in Japan.

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Land Rover Discovery Sport: a versatile 5+2 seater SUV

Land Rover Discovery Sport: a versatile 5+2 seater SUV

Jaguar Land Rover has just unveiled the first member of its new Discovery family of cars, the Land Rover Discovery Sport. As the name would suggest, this SUV exudes a personality of adventure, boasting of versatile functionality both within and without, 5+2 seating capacity in the space of a regular 5 seater, and two engine options starting in 2015.

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Google’s self-driving car is programmed to speed, just like you

Google’s self-driving car is programmed to speed, just like you

The thought of self driving cars is pretty neat — unless it’s a perfectly driving shaming machine that will only make you feel like a scofflaw all the time. Google’s offering is going to emulate you, though, not obey the letter of the law. A Google engineer today said that will even extend to casual speeding when appropriate.

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Über creates fake city to improve driver, passenger experience

Uber is really, really serious about making their service work for everyone. So much so, they went through the trouble of making a fake city to better analyze how their system worked, and give drivers invaluable feedback on how to maximize their time and earnings. It’s a stroke of genius, and a look at the lengths Uber is willing to go for us to be happy using them.

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UK to allow self-driving cars on public roads starting 2015

UK to allow self-driving cars on public roads starting 2015

By January next year, residents of the UK might start seeing cars without drivers, or at least without manual driver interference, on public roads. The legalization of these types of autonomous vehicle is part of the country's efforts to bill itself as place that is conducive for building and testing self-driving cars.

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New Dodge Challenger lineup boasts up to 707 horsepower

New Dodge Challenger lineup boasts up to 707 horsepower

Later this year, Dodge will have “the Most Powerful and Fastest Muscle Car ever”. That might sound like verbose grandeur, but it’s not — not this time. when the new Dodge Challenger comes to pass, you might not see it. With up to 707 horsepower, the 2015 Challenger will blow past anything on the road.

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