Automotive

Apple tipped in acquisition talks with Lit Motors

Apple tipped in acquisition talks with Lit Motors

Following a report earlier today suggesting Apple is in talks with McLaren, more sources have cropped up to say the company is also talking with Lit Motors, maker of an intriguing, atypically designed self-balancing motorcycle. A total of three sources spoke up about the rumored talks, saying they concern a ‘potential acquisition’ of the motors company. The move would be done to bolster Apple's troubled 'Project Titan' automotive project.

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First ever USA autonomous car policy released by Dept of Transportation

First ever USA autonomous car policy released by Dept of Transportation

The United States Department of Transportation appears to be attempting to get ahead of the oncoming age of self-driving vehicles with the release of their own comprehensive policy. This is the first major document produced by the USA Department of Transportation, one that also indicates that they're more than just hopeful that self-driving cars will be here soon, they're encouraging their arrival.

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LEGO Caterham Seven 620R super-accurate car model release set

LEGO Caterham Seven 620R super-accurate car model release set

This week LEGO revealed the final build of the LEGO Ideas model based on the Caterham Seven 620R sports car. This vehicle is just about as authentic a replica of an automobile ever made (on this scale) in LEGO brick. Inside the box are (over) 770 bricks, several of which are extremely rare and/or unique to this set. Much like previous heavy-hitter LEGO Ideas releases like the Back to the Future LEGO Delorean, this model comes with its own booklet that includes information about the LEGO fan/designer and the Seven 620R - and there'll be instructions for the model too, of course.

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Ford reveals some interesting, and weird, car tech ideas

Ford reveals some interesting, and weird, car tech ideas

While car makers are scrambling to make cars smarter, even self-sufficient, not all automotive innovations need a drastic change in the car’s systems. And some need not even change the car itself. As part of its “Further with Ford” program, the car maker looked to its own designers and engineers to come with up not just with ideas but also working prototypes to make drivers’ and commuters’ lives easier. Thus, experiments like Carr-E, Phone As Car, and On the Go H2O were born.

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NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 AI board now has a smaller, single-core form

NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 AI board now has a smaller, single-core form

When you speak of NVIDIA, you will mostly like first think of high-end graphics cards mostly used to power gaming rigs and hard-core multimedia computers. Of late, however, the company has been putting its processing power at the service not of gamers only but also of car makers. Earlier this year, it unveiled its new DRIVE PX 2 single-board computers that would drive, pun perhaps intended, hi-tech AI systems inside autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles. Now it is announcing the DRIVE PX 2 for AutoCruise, which is basically a DRIVE PX 2 that has been pared down to a single NVIDIA Parker chip.

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Nissan unveils new Sentra SR Turbo for 2017

Nissan unveils new Sentra SR Turbo for 2017

It's been more than a few years since the Sentra SE-R held the position of an affordable, sporty compact in Nissan's lineup, but we might just be seeing a return to those days with announcement of the new 2017 Sentra SR Turbo. The four-door sedan joins the Juke in offering a turbocharged inline-four, but substantially one-ups the stock 124-hp Sentra SR with a 1.6-liter engine that puts out 188-hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.

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Apple car project sees layoffs amid report of ‘reboot’

Apple car project sees layoffs amid report of ‘reboot’

Apple's mysterious work in the automotive sector, the oft-reported "Project Titan," seems to be going through a number significant changes recently. There are said to have been "dozens" of employee layoffs following a "reboot" in strategy and closure of part of the project, according to the latest report on matter from the New York Times. These changes are believed to be tied to the recent change in leadership, which saw longtime Apple executive Bob Mansfield take over the project in July.

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LEGO Bucket Wheel Excavator Review : Biggest. Technic Set. Ever.

LEGO Bucket Wheel Excavator Review : Biggest. Technic Set. Ever.

We've got the biggest LEGO Technic set in the world here this week and we're about to get in deep with how much we dig it. This is the LEGO Bucket Wheel Excavator, a "Technic" brand set that utilizes mainly Technic pieces, but a small set of standard LEGO bricks as well. This set is more than just a Technic set - it's not just a model. It's not the sort of thing an adult builds and lets sit on a shelf, as some LEGO Technic sets are prone to do. Instead, this set, be it on purpose or by complete coincidence, works with LEGO Minifigures.

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GM recalls almost 4.3m vehicles over seat belt and airbag issues

GM recalls almost 4.3m vehicles over seat belt and airbag issues

GM is initiating a big recall of almost 4.3 million vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, due to potential issues with both seat belts and airbags. Both safety features are prone to failure because of a potential issue with a sensing diagnostic module, with that module possibly activating a test that could keep the airbag and seat belts from working properly. Affected vehicles range from the 2014 to 2017 model years.

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NVIDIA and Baidu team up for autonomous car AI platform

NVIDIA and Baidu team up for autonomous car AI platform

Nvidia has announced a new partnership with Baidu, China's largest search engine, to work together on developing an artificial intelligence (AI) platform for self-driving cars. The announcement was made at the Baidu World Conference last week, with Baidu planning to use the jointly-developed technology in its own fleet of autonomous taxis. But the companies also plan to make the platform available to other car manufacturers to who want to add self-driving tech to their vehicles.

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Mercedes parent Daimler has plans for at least 6 electric cars

Mercedes parent Daimler has plans for at least 6 electric cars

We've known for some time that German carmaker Daimler, Mercedes-Benz's parent company, has plans to unveil an all-electric vehicle before the end of the year. It turns out, however, that their plans are much more ambitious, as six electric models are said to be in the works, according to a new report from Reuters. Back in June, the company promised that a long-range Mercedes EV would be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October.

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TomTom Curfer tracks vehicle data and driver performance

TomTom Curfer tracks vehicle data and driver performance

TomTom has introduced a vehicle tracker called Curfer, and it could come in handy for anyone who is interested in knowing how their vehicle is being driven — parents of newly licensed teenagers, for example, or someone who is curious about the patterns formed by their own trips. Vehicle trackers like this aren’t a new thing, but Curfer comes with a hook, 'gamifying the experience with rewards and social sharing,' according to TomTom.

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