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Mini Yours Customised literally lets you put your signature style on your car

Mini Yours Customised literally lets you put your signature style on your car

Mini has announced a new customization program called Mini Yours Customised. The program allows buyers to customize their Mini cars with personally designed side scuttles, trim for the passenger side in the interior, LED door sills, and LED door projectors. The personalized parts can be designed using a new Online Customiser designed just for the new options.

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LG, HERE join forces on self-driving car tech

LG, HERE join forces on self-driving car tech

No, LG isn’t making autonomous vehicles. It isn’t even making its own in-vehicle unit itself. Instead, it is hooking up with HERE, formerly owned by Nokia, to provide car and head unit makers with a new telematics platform that will leverage the two companies’ key strengths in order to give self-driving cars a better picture of the world around them. Basically, it’s a partnership that bundles HERE’s navigation technology and LG’s communication expertise for the cars of the future.

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The Tesla pickup truck is already built (in Elon Musk’s head, anyway)

The Tesla pickup truck is already built (in Elon Musk’s head, anyway)

The Tesla pickup truck is still on the roadmap, CEO Elon Musk is insisting, though you probably shouldn't hold your breath for the all-electric load hauler. While the EV-maker is busy trying to ramp up production of the Model 3, and work its way through some of the hundreds of thousands of reservations for the electric sedan, that hasn't stopped Musk from stoking enthusiasm for a more workhorse-like model.

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Aston Martin Vulcan track car converted to be street legal

Aston Martin Vulcan track car converted to be street legal

Aston Martin first unveiled the beast of a track car called the Vulcan back in February of 2015. The 800bhp beast was only able to drive on race tracks, but that isn't so anymore. RML Group has converted the very first Vulcan to road legal status in the UK with permission of Aston Martin. It took a lot of work to convert the beautiful maroon track car into road legal status.

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Tesla slips Christmas Easter egg into 2017.50.2 update

Tesla slips Christmas Easter egg into 2017.50.2 update

If you own a Tesla and are on the latest software for the vehicle, you have a nice little Christmas Easter egg called "Santa Mode" just in time for the holidays to enjoy. The new update is 2017.50.2 that adds in the Easter egg and it fits right in along with all the other cool Easter eggs that Tesla has offered up over the year.

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The 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante doesn’t want to kill you

The 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante doesn’t want to kill you

"Don't crash." Two simple words, but with a lot of emphasis when you're talking about the brand new 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante. The line-up of professional drivers responsible for coaxing faster and faster lap times - not to mention more and more trophies for the automaker's awards cabinet - currently facing me does nothing to disabuse the knowledge that, on a track, I'm a novice at best. Suddenly, the idea of planting a raging $280k supercar into a wall seems all too possible.

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Here’s Elon Musk’s Tesla that SpaceX will launch into Mars orbit

Here’s Elon Musk’s Tesla that SpaceX will launch into Mars orbit

Earlier this month, Elon Musk teased that the upcoming first launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket would feature a test payload that includes his own Tesla. Now he's back with the proof, sharing several photos on Instagram of the car being prepped and loaded into the payload container that will sit atop the rocket. Musk, the CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, has previously said they wanted to come up with something really silly for the first Falcon Heavy launch, and it appears they've met the challenge.

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2015 VW X1 spied cruising with supercars

2015 VW X1 spied cruising with supercars

If you have never heard of the VW XL1, we wouldn't begrudge you. It's not exactly an iconic car and while it was built as a supercar, it's not a supercar in the vein of a Ferrari or Lamborghini. Rather this supercar was made to be super-efficient and its technology and shape were made to meet that goal. The XL1 is a 2-seater and was able to drive 261 miles per gallon.

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McLaren admits to having full electric test car

McLaren admits to having full electric test car

McLaren makes some of the hottest sports cars on the planet. It recently rolled out the Senna hypercar to sit at the top of the range replacing the P1 as the former top of the line McLaren. That P1 hypercar was notable as the first road-going McLaren to feature electric tech inside.

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Hyundai made a smart car AI that might actually be useful

Hyundai made a smart car AI that might actually be useful

Talking to car voice recognition systems is typically about as productive as cursing at other drivers, but Hyundai aims to change that with its new Intelligent Personal Agent. The new virtual assistant promises to be Alexa for the dashboard, offering not only control over features but proactive information based on the individual driver. According to Hyundai, it could be included in new cars as soon as 2019.

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This Apple self-driving car patent is all about building trust

This Apple self-driving car patent is all about building trust

Apple's plans for how autonomous cars could navigate you around have been given a rare preview, with a new patent application detailing what riders could see on their dashboard. The Cupertino firm has been working on self-driving car technologies for some time now, though is believed to have scaled back on its original plans to launch a vehicle of its own.

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Acura RDX Prototype previews all-new path for SUV best-seller

Acura RDX Prototype previews all-new path for SUV best-seller

SUVs are big business for Acura, and so all eyes will be on the all-new Acura RDX Prototype when it breaks cover at the Detroit auto show next month. Billed as the "most extensive Acura redesign in more than a decade," the new SUV concept will preview what we can expect from the production model later in the year, both inside and out.

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