Automotive

Fourth Ram Truck “Built to Serve Edition” pickup lands in Q1

Fourth Ram Truck “Built to Serve Edition” pickup lands in Q1

Ram Truck has announced that the fourth edition of its armed forces-inspired and limited-edition "Built to Serve" trucks is ready to go. The Built to Serve Edition Ram 1500 pickups honor the five branches of the US Armed Forces. Ram is offering the fourth edition of the pickup with 1000 models in Tank and 1000 units in Flame Red.

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LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” set revealed for 2021

LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” set revealed for 2021

This week LEGO revealed one of the most extravagant LEGO Technic vehicles of the year. This is the LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE "AF Corse #51", and it's not for everyone! This is a 1677 piece set, and it's made for LEGO fans that are at least 18 years of age.

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LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR revealed for early 2021 release

LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR revealed for early 2021 release

Today a new massive LEGO Technic set was revealed - the new LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR. The set has 830 individual pieces and includes a whole bunch of elements that make this model entirely unique. Based on our experience with LEGO Technic race cars in the past, and the looks of this vehicle here and now, this looks like a winner.

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2021 Lexus Black Line Edition RC and ES revealed

2021 Lexus Black Line Edition RC and ES revealed

Lexus has unveiled special versions of its popular RC and ES line of luxury sporty cars. The 2021 Lexus RC 300, RC 350, and ES 350 F Sport are getting Black Line special editions. Black Line editions are designed to appeal to the owner's senses with exclusive design touches, including Ash Wood steering wheel trim in the RC and darkened exterior mirrors on the ES.

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Walmart will test Cruise self-driving electric car deliveries in 2021

Walmart will test Cruise self-driving electric car deliveries in 2021

Walmart has tapped General Motors subsidiary Cruise for a new pilot test that'll involve delivering goods to customers using self-driving electric vehicles. The autonomous EV deliveries will only be available to a small number of Walmart customers, but the pilot underscores the interest in self-driving vehicles and their potential use in a variety of industries.

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Tesla Tequila is now a real product and it’s already sold out

Tesla Tequila is now a real product and it’s already sold out

If you can remember April Fools 2018, you may recall Tesla's own joke: a Tesla-branded tequila product company CEO Elon Musk called 'Teslaquila.' That product is now a real thing -- though it is officially called Tesla Tequila -- and it comes in a very unusual eye-catching bottle. The only problem? It quickly sold out.

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Google Assistant Driving Mode appears for some users and it looks different

Google Assistant Driving Mode appears for some users and it looks different

During its I/O 2019 event last year, Google introduced a new Google Assistant feature called Driving Mode, which, as its name suggests, is a special interface specifically designed for users who are driving. Whereas Android Auto is dependent on your car's infotainment center, Google Assistant Driving Mode is a new interface that you can run on your phone, enabling you to mount the handset on your car's dash and use it in place of an infotainment system.

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Amazon Alexa app gets new Auto Mode for extra safety while driving

Amazon Alexa app gets new Auto Mode for extra safety while driving

Amazon has updated the Alexa mobile app with an important new feature that should help those who are dedicated to the platform. Simply called Auto Mode, this new feature enables users to turn on a simplified interface while they're driving, stripping the Alexa mobile experience down to the basic features users may need to access while driving. The feature may be useful for those who drive cars lacking a smart system like Android Auto.

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Tesla Model S ‘Plaid’ with 1,100HP goes up for preorder

Tesla Model S ‘Plaid’ with 1,100HP goes up for preorder

As part of Tesla's Battery Day, Elon Musk officially showed off the rumored 'Plaid' Model S, a version of the sedan that packs insane performance and that will hit the market next year. During the Battery Day presentation, viewers were given a look at the 'Plaid' version of the vehicle in a video clip, with Musk stating that the Model S packs 1,100HP and is able to go from zero to 60MPH in less than two seconds, among many other things.

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Researchers prove lithium-ion battery alternatives have real x3 potential

Researchers prove lithium-ion battery alternatives have real x3 potential

A study published this week showed experimental evidence that batteries of the future might very well have double or triple the power capacity available in standard lithium-ion batteries today. This could eventually lead to smartphones with batteries that allow you to go without a recharge for several days at a time. It could also mean that phone batteries will last just as long as they do now, but with a smaller footprint, allowing innovative new uses of the extra space.

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Android 11 finally enables wireless Android Auto for all phones

Android 11 finally enables wireless Android Auto for all phones

We enjoy many conveniences today that don't involve any physical contact or wired connections, from putting our phones near scanners or speaking out our commands or simply just wirelessly charging our devices. These conveniences are particularly useful in cars where drivers need to keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. Unfortunately, they still have to struggle with USB cables to even use their phones with their Android Auto-enabled car. Fortunately, Android 11 will finally do away with that restriction but with an important requirement.

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SiriusXM taps RapidSOS to send car crash data to emergency responders

SiriusXM taps RapidSOS to send car crash data to emergency responders

SiriusXM, the company best known for its satellite radios, has teamed up with RapidSOS, an emergency tech company, to help EMS and law enforcement respond to recent car crashes. Under this new 'joint effort,' SiriusXM will connect its Connected Vehicle Services Advanced Automatic Crash Notification platform with the RapidSOS data platform to send 911 services relevant info about a wreck, such as how severe it was and what kind of crash took place.

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