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Disney’s Cars 3 trailer, IMDB cast, plot run teaser in detail

Disney’s Cars 3 trailer, IMDB cast, plot run teaser in detail

The Cars 3 Teaser trailer for the 2017 film of the same name has been released along with a short cast list. This first teaser trailer shows 50 seconds of video making clear a set of major upgrades in video graphics. This won't be your Papa's Cars - and it certainly won't be the oddity that was Cars 2. It'll be something more intense, more personal, and hopefully more simple.

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McLaren on Apple talks: company never made ‘definitive proposition’

McLaren on Apple talks: company never made ‘definitive proposition’

In September, a report from the Financial Times suggested Apple was interested in either a 'strategic investment' or outright acquisition of McLaren, something that would reportedly get Apple's codenamed Project Titan back on track. That report itself was followed up with a couple other reports confirming the same news, but now we have word from McLaren itself: Apple never made a 'definitive proposition' to the company.

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How a combined Tesla and SolarCity make sense

How a combined Tesla and SolarCity make sense

With the Tesla acquisition of SolarCity complete as of today, Elon Musk's vision of an integrated solar energy business is ready to go. The deal, approved by shareholders late last week, sees Tesla's expertise in electrified vehicles join forces with SolarCity's energy generation and storage. In Musk's world, that means not only a cleaner way to live, but the chance for early-adopters to actually make some cash, too.

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This NIO EP9 performance EV wants to be the Tesla of supercars

This NIO EP9 performance EV wants to be the Tesla of supercars

If Tesla publicly demonstrated that electric cars could be just as fast as their gas-powered rivals, then supercar startup NIO plans to thoroughly roast Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche with its EV. Revealed in London, UK today, NIO is the fledgling automotive brand of NextEV, a Chinese company already known for its Formula E racing team. Now, it's taking the same electric performance technology and trying to repackage it for the road.

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Tesla releases self-driving demo video that shows what the car sees

Tesla releases self-driving demo video that shows what the car sees

Tesla is continuing to go all-in with autonomous driving technology, having already promised that all future models, including the upcoming Model 3, will include self-driving features. Now found Elon Musk has shared a new video that attempts to better demonstrate to drivers how the technology works. The demo clip shows what it's like for a Tesla vehicle to drive itself on local, public roads, all while showing the car's point of view of things.

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Baidu & BMW call off collaboration on self-driving car project

Baidu & BMW call off collaboration on self-driving car project

Baidu, the Chinese search engine and internet giant, and Germany's BMW have announced that they're ending the autonomous car technology the pair first announced last summer. A formal product was never announced from the two companies, as the project never went beyond a joint research initiative. Thus far, the project saw Baidu make use of BMW's 3 Series sedans in its public road tests in China, and the plan was to do the same in the US in the near future.

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Watch how the new Discovery makes towing easy

Watch how the new Discovery makes towing easy

The new 2017 Land Rover Discovery is headed to the US next year, and for those planning to put the SUV to work rather than just do the school run, you might want to tick the new Advanced Tow Assist option. Intended to make reversing when towing large objects like boats and horse boxes more straightforward, it's part of a suite of new technology that gives the high-end truck its serious off-road cred. Making its US debut at the LA Auto Show this week, we caught up with the new Discovery to test the tech out.

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Redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass fully modernizes brand’s entry-level offerings at 2016 LA Auto Show

Redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass fully modernizes brand’s entry-level offerings at 2016 LA Auto Show

The 2017 Jeep Compass is in a bit of an odd spot, rolling on-stage in Los Angeles at the 2016 LA Auto Show at the same time you can still buy a....2017 Jeep Compass, hailing from the previous generation, in Jeep showrooms across the country. Our suggestion is to wait for the latest and greatest, however, rather than try to snag a deal on the existing model because the off-road brand has put a lot of effort into improving what the compact SUV has to offer.

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Subaru Viziv-7 Concept promises 7-passenger full-size SUV at 2016 LA Auto Show

Subaru Viziv-7 Concept promises 7-passenger full-size SUV at 2016 LA Auto Show

In the current automotive climate, to not have a three-row SUV sitting in your showroom is the equivalent of leaving millions of dollars in lost sales on the table. Subaru, a brand well known for its sport-utility vehicles and crossovers, hasn't offered anything with more than five passenger seating since the quiet death of the competent, but unremarkable Tribeca several years ago. That all changed at this week's 2016 LA Auto Show with the unveiling of the Subaru Viviz-7 Concept.

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Now you can buy Fiat Chrysler cars on Amazon (if you’re in Italy)

Now you can buy Fiat Chrysler cars on Amazon (if you’re in Italy)

Fiat Chrysler and Amazon have joined forces to make online car sales through the latter's massive storefront a reality. The program will start small - only offering three different models initially - but the implications for the future of car sales are easy to see. Unfortunately, only folks living in Italy are getting the chance to take advantage of this new program.

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Volvo trials concierge app to refuel and relocate your car

Volvo trials concierge app to refuel and relocate your car

A luxury car today means one with leather seats that massage you in traffic, but Volvo is taking a roundabout route to owner-pleasure by removing repetitive chores like filling up the gas tank. The Swedish company has announced a trial of its new concierge service, with which drivers of its most expensive models will be able to delegate the more mundane tasks of car ownership. The pilot will kick off with 300 Volvo owners, though only in a limited area.

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2017 VW e-Golf boosts range and power ahead of Model 3

2017 VW e-Golf boosts range and power ahead of Model 3

Volkswagen's e-Golf has been given a range and power refresh, with the 2017 version of the all-electric car now capable of 50-percent more range than its predecessor. The plug-in, revealed today at the LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, now accommodates a bigger battery: 35.8 kWh, rather than the 24.2 kWh of the old car. That nudges total range up to 124 miles.

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