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Turns out, we can’t be trusted to use high-tech car assistance tech safely

Turns out, we can’t be trusted to use high-tech car assistance tech safely

Advanced driver assistance systems that help drivers stay in lane and keep pace with highway traffic also lead to a big uptick in driver disengagement, a new study by IIHS concludes, as users get complacent about just what the tech can and can't do. It's likely to be another controversial addition to the arguments between safety regulators and automakers, over just how safe so-called Level 2 systems can be.

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GM Ultium max range boosted as EV roadmap accelerates

GM Ultium max range boosted as EV roadmap accelerates

GM is cranking up its EV ambitions, raising the maximum range estimates for its new Ultium platform for electric vehicles, and increasing the number of launches for its next-generation models. By the end of 2025, the automaker confirmed today, it aims to have thirty new global EV launches under its belt.

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2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class First Look: Elevating the Status Quo

2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class First Look: Elevating the Status Quo

If the 2021 S-Class is the big daddy in Mercedes-Benz’s portfolio, it seems the new Maybach S-Class is the ‘Godfather’ of the three-pointed star. And, similar to how the S-Class showcases the very latest technology, luxury, and safety features in a modern car, the 2021 Maybach S-Class holds a lavish magnifying glass to all those aspects of Mercedes' flagship.

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2021 Lexus Black Line Edition RC and ES revealed

2021 Lexus Black Line Edition RC and ES revealed

Lexus has unveiled special versions of its popular RC and ES line of luxury sporty cars. The 2021 Lexus RC 300, RC 350, and ES 350 F Sport are getting Black Line special editions. Black Line editions are designed to appeal to the owner's senses with exclusive design touches, including Ash Wood steering wheel trim in the RC and darkened exterior mirrors on the ES.

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Elation Freedom offers a choice between all-electric or a gas-only powertrain

Elation Freedom offers a choice between all-electric or a gas-only powertrain

The Freedom is Elation Hypercars’ entrant in the realm of hyper EVs. However, it may also become the first hypercar to be sold with either an all-electric or conventional gasoline-powered engine. Freedom was initially developed in Argentina where company founders Carlos Satulovsky, Mauro Saravia Acosta, and Pablo Barragan first met to build an ultralight aircraft factory.

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Ford turned its new Bronco into an epic Jekyll & Hyde concept truck

Ford turned its new Bronco into an epic Jekyll & Hyde concept truck

Ford's new Bronco hasn't made it to dealerships yet, but that isn't stopping the automaker from giving the hotly-anticipated truck the SEMA treatment with a beefy new 2-door concept for the truck owner who wants two vehicles in one. The Ford Bronco Badlands Sasquatch 2-Door Concept is one of several truck-based customs, including one-off versions of the F-150, Bronco Sport, and Ranger.

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This Lamborghini Huracán STO is what happens when race tech hits the road

This Lamborghini Huracán STO is what happens when race tech hits the road

Lamborghini has unveiled its latest hyper-extreme model, and if the regular Huracán isn't quite outlandish enough for you, perhaps the Huracán Super Trofeo Omologata will fit the bill. Inspired by the Italian automaker's race cars, but legal to drive on public roads - albeit with appropriate restraint - it's a V10 vision of performance turned up to the max.

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2022 Subaru BRZ cranks up power and style for affordable sports star

2022 Subaru BRZ cranks up power and style for affordable sports star

Crossovers and SUVs may be sweeping new vehicle sales, but that doesn't mean enthusiast cars are going anywhere, something the 2022 Subaru BRZ is eager to remind us of. Revealed today, the new version of the popular and affordable sports coupe gets a thorough reworking, with more power and improvements in handling, styling, and cabin accommodations.

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This Mansory Audi RSQ8 is ready for deployment

This Mansory Audi RSQ8 is ready for deployment

German tuning firm Mansory is expanding its lineup of modified Audis with its latest RSQ8. As expected from Mansory, the RSQ8 is given a full cosmetic upgrade with deep black paint, red racing stripes, and a bevy of carbon-fiber kit.

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Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4Matic EV updated with a faster charger

Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4Matic EV updated with a faster charger

Mercedes-Benz is doing very well with electric vehicles, with the company bragging that it has sold a total of 45,000 EVs and plug-in-hybrids globally as of Q3 2020. It sold around 2500 EQC EVs in September alone. The automaker has announced updates for the EQC 400 4Matic that should make it more popular with buyers.

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is the fastest production car around the Nürburgring

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is the fastest production car around the Nürburgring

Mercedes-AMG is in the mood to break speed records. Most recently, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black became the fastest production car to lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife, recording a time of 6:43.616 to complete the 12.8-mile track. Additionally, it completed the longer 12.944-mile racetrack at 6:48.047.

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2022 Honda Civic revealed – Sedan, Hatchback, Si and Type R promised

2022 Honda Civic revealed – Sedan, Hatchback, Si and Type R promised

Honda is previewing the new 2022 Civic, which is set to arrive in sedan, hatchback, Si, and most importantly Civic Type R forms from next year. The 11th generation of the automaker's best-seller, it's a complete redesign that - at least in the prototype Civic sedan form shown today - borrows styling cues from the more grown-up Accord.

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