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Meet NVIDIA Xavier: A new brain for self-driving, AI, and AR cars

Meet NVIDIA Xavier: A new brain for self-driving, AI, and AR cars

NVIDIA isn't letting up on its goal of being at the heart of as many driverless cars as possible and it's NVIDIA Xavier, its newest autonomous machine processor, it plans to do that with. Unveiled at CES 2018 today, Xavier is the world's most powerful System-on-Chip (SoC), so NVIDIA claims, and comes at the tail-end of $2bn in R&D by the company.

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Byton’s Concept EV makes the Model X’s touchscreen look tiny

Byton’s Concept EV makes the Model X’s touchscreen look tiny

Bored of the Tesla Model X, and tired of the Jaguar i-PACE before it even hits dealerships? Don't worry, Byton has you covered. The Chinese car company might not be a household name, but it would sure love to be, and it's counting on this concept SUV to do it.

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Kia teases big CES 2018 EV reveal

Kia teases big CES 2018 EV reveal

Further proving CES 2018 is turning into a car show, Kia plans to bring its newest concept car to Las Vegas next week as it talks about its vision of what comes after autonomous driving. The unnamed concept will be a Kia EV, the automaker has confirmed, with what's promised to be a "highly efficient" battery-powered electric drivetrain. However, that won't be the only unique feature.

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Tesla Model 3 Sets Cannonball Run EV Record

Tesla Model 3 Sets Cannonball Run EV Record

If you are anything like most of us, all we really know about the Cannonball Run is what Catherine Bach taught us in the Lamborghini in that classic '80s flick. The Cannonball Run is a real event and this year a Tesla Model 3 set a record or fastest drive in an EV.

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ChargePoint Home Adds Amazon Alexa Integration

ChargePoint Home Adds Amazon Alexa Integration

EV owners who want a fancy charging station for their home with lots of technology integrated might want to check out the ChargePoint Home charger that now has Alexa integration and other new features. These new features allow drivers to ask Alexa to start and stop charging of their EV.

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Mercedes G-class leaks inside and out

Mercedes G-class leaks inside and out

A bunch of images have been leaked that show the new 2019 Mercedes G class SUV. The images give a good overview of what the vehicle will look like on the outside and inside. The changes to the outside of the G class are minimal. That was to be expected with the G famously being mostly unchanged since debut in 1979.

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Hyundai’s 2021 autonomous car roadmap starts with this fuel-cell SUV

Hyundai’s 2021 autonomous car roadmap starts with this fuel-cell SUV

Hyundai is bringing its new fuel-cell powered SUV to CES 2018, the first test model for its Level 4 autonomous car plans. The EV - the official name of which will be confirmed in Las Vegas next week - will form the basis for a partnership between Hyundai and driverless tech firm Aurora, which together aim to have an autonomous vehicle on the market by 2021.

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Bosch buys HERE stake to turn cars into autonomous cartographers

Bosch buys HERE stake to turn cars into autonomous cartographers

Bosch is buying a stake in HERE, snapping up a 5-percent cut of the digital mapping company building high-definition cartography for tomorrow's autonomous vehicles. HERE began life as Navteq, before being acquired by Nokia, rebranded, and then subsequently sold in late-2015 to a consortium of German automakers, Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler AG.

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Garmin’s Alexa-powered infotainment is perfect for backseat drivers

Garmin’s Alexa-powered infotainment is perfect for backseat drivers

Backseat drivers are going to love Garmin's new scalable infotainment platform, debuting at CES 2018 as the navigation company makes a play for tomorrow's connected dashboards. While Garmin might be best known for its standalone sat-nav devices, the company is aiming to oust rivals like QNX from automaker's own infotainment systems, and it's counting on features like Alexa to do that.

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2019 Mercedes G-Class proves it’s no off-road wimp

2019 Mercedes G-Class proves it’s no off-road wimp

The auto industry has plenty of cars that want to be considered icons - and plenty of arguments about which actually are - but few would dispute the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will qualify. Officially revealed in fetching camouflage wrap today, the new SUV may not look much difference from its lengthy line of predecessors, but that's because what's important is Mercedes demonstrating it still has off-road prowess.

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Toyota’s new autonomous car hides the sensor halo

Toyota’s new autonomous car hides the sensor halo

Toyota is bringing a new, next-generation autonomous car to CES 2018 next week, further underscoring the annual tech show's evolution as automakers get geekier with their rides. The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) Platform 3.0 may have a dull name, but it's hardly a boring car. Based on the Lexus LS 600 hL, the long-wheelbase version of the luxury hybrid sedan, it's a showcase of more than just the cutting-edge in driverless hardware.

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Officially Licensed Eleanor Mustang starts at $189,000

Officially Licensed Eleanor Mustang starts at $189,000

Fans of the flick "Gone in 60 Seconds" (The Nick Cage version from 2000) will likely remember the awesome Eleanor Mustang that was possibly the coolest character in the flick. That car was a 1967 or 1968 Mustang fastback that was souped up and looks fantastic.

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