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Everything You Need To Know About The 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show

David Smothers September 11, 2013

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yes. You’re quivering with excitement for a reason: It’s officially auto show season. Here’s what you need to be ready to salivate over at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Last season on Auto Show Redux, it was the year of the supercar. Paris saw the debut of… Continue Reading »

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Tesla’s Model S Sedan Destroys Safety Tests … Literally

David Smothers August 21, 2013

In the long history of automotive safety press releases, no carmaker has ever issued a statement quite like the one put out by Tesla Motors (TSLA) on Monday night. The statement begins by looking at a battery of tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Tesla’s Model S all-electric luxury sedan…. Continue Reading »

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Tesla Founder Promises Hyperloop Details By August 12

David Smothers July 16, 2013

Since the commercialization of airplane travel, the world has become a lot smaller. In the U.S. in particular, this has allowed people to actually commute to work from different parts of the country. But after decades of technological advances, the time and increasingly complicated process of air travel now seems somehow behind the times. Elon… Continue Reading »

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Garmin’s New HUD Projects Turn-by-Turn Directions Onto Any Windshield

David Smothers July 8, 2013

hen most of us think of heads-up displays, our brains almost immediately wander into science fiction fantasies. And lord knows I’ve been fantasizing about a relatively inexpensive unit that will put turn-by-turn navigation on my windshield. Goodbye, awkward smartphone mount, hello, Garmin HUD. The new Garmin HUD sits on your dashboard, projecting navigation information at… Continue Reading »

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Driving Volkswagen’s 261 MPG Car Is Like Driving The Future

David Smothers June 26, 2013

Volkswagen wanted to build a 235 MPG car. Now, 15 years after setting that challenge for themselves, they’ve exceeded their goals in almost every way. The VW XL1 is built like a supercar, looks like a spacepod, feels like a production model and crosses the Autobahn while using barely 0.004 gallons of fuel every mile…. Continue Reading »

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BMW Fires a Legendary Motorcycle Into the 21st Century

David Smothers May 24, 2013

BMW’s bikes have always been an amalgamation of form and function, which makes them more purposeful than pretty. The Concept Ninety finally manages to balance the two. In celebration of BMW Motorrad’s 90th anniversary, the bike builder teamed up with the racing legend and customizers at Roland Sands Design to create a retro-future tribute to the marque…. Continue Reading »

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JVC Kenwood’s Car Navigation System Comes With Head-up Display

David Smothers May 13, 2013

JVC Kenwood Corp will release a car navigation system that uses a head-up display (HUD) for showing information in mid-May 2013. The HUD uses the “D-ILA (direct-drive image light amplifier),” an LCOS (liquid crystal on silicon) technology that JVC Kenwood developed for its projectors. In the past, the company released an HUD based on a… Continue Reading »

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Crazy New Flying Car Is A Vertical-Takeoff 200 MPH Plug-In Hybrid

David Smothers May 6, 2013

Terrafugia made big waves last year with the introduction of the Transition, the first flying car. Sure, it was more of a driving plane than a flying car, but it brought a dream everyone has had to life. They’re already planning a successor to the first model, and it’ll go 200 MPH, take off vertically,… Continue Reading »

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A Car That Runs on Air, Water: Here’s How It Works

David Smothers March 28, 2013

March 21 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg’s Middle East Business Editor Elliott Gotkine takes you for a ride in a car that is powered by air and water, giving you 1,000 miles per tank. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Countdown. [via youtube] Register for an account it’s free to participate in the discussion or share your thoughts in… Continue Reading »

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Tesla gives Uber a Model S boost at SXSW, so come on and take a free ride

David Smothers March 10, 2013

The number of cabs per capita in Austin is probably quite reasonable for a city of under a million, but during SXSW, taxis can be difficult to come by, plagued by ridiculous traffic and a surge of carless visitors. So, to make our way from last night’s Engadget+gdgt event to our hotel — a roughly… Continue Reading »

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