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Pirelli smart tires give drivers details via internal sensor and app

Pirelli smart tires give drivers details via internal sensor and app

Pirelli has taken the wraps off its new smart tire platform, introducing a way for drivers to get some vital details about their vehicle directly on their mobile device. Called Connesso, the platform works with the maker’s Winter Sottozero and P Zero tires via a sensor in the tire’s internal wall. This sensor gathers data which is then shuttled to the related mobile app.

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Forget Millennials, Toyota’s funky 2018 C-HR is really all about safety

Forget Millennials, Toyota’s funky 2018 C-HR is really all about safety

You'd be forgiven for thinking the 2018 Toyota C-HR was the Japanese automaker's play for car-eschewing Millennials, but really the crossover curiosity is the first major push in its safety tech offensive. Originally revealed as a Scion concept back in late 2015, and then promptly rescued by the mother-brand after the Scion nameplate ended up in the dumpster, the C-HR certainly fits a gap in Toyota's line-up. After all, while other automakers have plenty of compact crossover options, Toyota's ever-enlarging RAV4 may have grown itself out of the segment.

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McLaren already has a custom MSO 720S: Meet “Velocity”

McLaren already has a custom MSO 720S: Meet “Velocity”

McLaren may only have revealed the new 720S supercar this week, but the British automaker's Special Operations team has already cooked up and even hotter version. The MSO 720S Velocity takes one of the stars of the Geneva Motor Show this year and gives it a bespoke makeover. The idea isn't so much to say that you should be driving this exact red rocket, but to suggest what you could do if you had an even bigger budget for your next supercar.

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2017 Land Rover Discovery First Drive: Unstoppable 7-seat SUV redux

2017 Land Rover Discovery First Drive: Unstoppable 7-seat SUV redux

It was only a matter of time before Land Rover got around to dusting its most popular family SUV with the same magic that has dramatically overhauled the brand's Range Rover line-up of luxury people movers. The 2017 Land Rover Discovery breaks with the past by abandoning its truck-like platform for a more modern design, while simultaneously getting back in touch with its heritage by reviving the long-dormant - in North America, at least - Discovery name.

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Airbus unveils Pop.Up modular flying car concept at Geneva

Airbus unveils Pop.Up modular flying car concept at Geneva

Motor show, like the one currently taking place at Geneva, isn’t just a chance to show off the latest and soon to be latest cars and automotive technologies. It is also a chance to call dibs on a vision of the future of car tech. That is exactly what Airbus, a name more associated with planes, did at the Geneva International Motor Show. Partnering with service company Italdesign, Airbus revealed the Pop.Up concept, a modular take on the soon to be real flying car vehicle.

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The 2017 Mazda CX-5 got a reboot: Here’s what it costs

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 got a reboot: Here’s what it costs

Mazda has priced up the new 2017 CX-5, replacing its best-selling model with a revamped version that boosts spec and refinement. The new CX-5 kicks off at $24,045 (plus $940 destination), Mazda confirmed today. Three trim levels will be offered, as well as a selection of options packages and a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

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2018 Audi RS5 Coupe goes BMW baiting

2018 Audi RS5 Coupe goes BMW baiting

Could Audi have just out-maneuvered BMW with a refined but potent grand tourer? The new 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe would certainly argue so, a 2.9-liter V6 biturbo powered two-door with enough straight-line speed to satisfy performance fans, but the long legs to keep road trip travelers happy. The second-gen car has been revealed for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show today.

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Aston Martin AMR taps race team for hardcore sub-brand

Aston Martin AMR taps race team for hardcore sub-brand

Has green ever looked so good? Aston Martin may not have an all-new car for the Geneva Motor Show today, but its Aston Martin Racing arm does have a fresh brand, AMR, intended to slot in-between road and race. With AMR versions of all of Aston Martin's current line-up in the works, the promise is that everything from performance through to style will get tweaked.

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The 2018 Lexus LS 500h plays hide the hybrid

The 2018 Lexus LS 500h plays hide the hybrid

Lexus already wowed us back in Detroit with the reveal of its all-new LS flagship sedan; now it's the turn of the 2018 LS 500h hybrid to steal the show. Launched today at the Geneva Motor Show, the new sedan picks up Lexus' torch of big, luxury cars with electrified powertrains. In this case, it's the combination of a 3.5-liter V6 gas engine and a pair of electric motors.

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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 pleases purists with stick shift option

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 pleases purists with stick shift option

Porsche continues to give stick shift fans the manual transmissions they crave, and the good news is that the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 is no different. The coupe, freshly announced at the Geneva Motor Show today, puts a 4.0-liter flat-six engine at its heart, and then offers it with either Porsche's achingly-clever PDK transmission or, for those who want to row themselves, a six-speed manual. Of course, there's more to the 911 GT3 than just what your right hand grabs.

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Ferrari 812 Superfast cranks V12 to 789 HP

Ferrari 812 Superfast cranks V12 to 789 HP

Ferrari has dragged the silk from its latest supercar, the Ferrari 812 Superfast, and as the name suggests this isn't a slow beast. Mustering a heady 789 HP, it's the fastest and most powerful Ferrari yet, in fact, sitting atop a tree of very covetable cars. Under the hood there's a brand new 12-cylinder engine.

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Stunning Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e concept tests luxe-EV reception

Stunning Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e concept tests luxe-EV reception

Has the time come for a true luxury EV? That's what Bentley is testing the waters about at the Geneva Motor Show 2017 this week, bringing out the Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e concept to gage the potential reception for an all-electric grand tourer. As the British automaker sees it, the requirements of the super-rich are slightly different to what other EV buyers might be concerned about.

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