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Michelin’s newest tire doesn’t need air, and can be ‘recharged’ rather than thrown away

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Like many other companies in the automotive industry, Michelin is looking far into the future to envision what its products might look like some day. The result is a new concept tire that not only looks a good bit different from the rubber currently wrapped around your wheels, but is also completely airless. Michelin calls it the Vision tire, and it really has to be seen to be believed.

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Mike Wehner

June 20th

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Tim Cook says Apple’s car project is ‘the mother of all AI projects’

 In a very brief interview with Bloomberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that the company has been working on an Apple car. This isn’t the first time Apple talked about the company’s ongoing work in the car industry. Cook described Apple’s car project as the combination of three different factors — self-driving cars, electric vehicles and ride-sharing. Those three… Read More

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Romain Dillet

June 13th

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Navdy’s aftermarket HUD proves a big in-car upgrade

 In-car navigation and infotainment options now abound, and more vehicles are shipping with support for native vehicle smartphone software from Apple and Google. But these all still prove distracting, and take your eyes away from the roadway, if only for a few brief seconds. Navdy’s dash-mounted aftermarket head-up display (HUD) is a solution to that problem, and after a few months of… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

April 26th

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This Obscene $3,000 Stroller Will Teach Your Kid To Drive Before They Can Walk

If there are two things every stroller lacks, it’s a $3,000 price tag and the ability to make a child look like an unfortunate castoff from Downton Abbey. Luckily for all of us, however, a company called D.Throne has created an obscenely over-the-top electric car for kids that you can justify as an essential baby…

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Andrew Liszewski

April 25th

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That fancy smart gadget you put in your car could let hackers turn off the engine while you drive

 More and more devices, from smart dash cams to head-up displays to Bluetooth-enabled diagnostics dongles, are looking to tap your car’s built-in diagnostic (or OBD-II) port for power and data. The problem: this port… really wasn’t built to be used like that. Read More

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Greg Kumparak

April 19th

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Ford built a baby bed that feels like it’s driving around the neighborhood

 Some babies won’t sleep unless they get a nighttime cruise around the neighborhood, as many parents (my own included) can attest. That’s why Ford’s latest creation isn’t a car at all – it’s a small cot for babies called Max Motor Dreams (via CNET) that simulates a drive using sound and motion, along with LED lighting designed to mimic yellow-hued… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

April 7th

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Faraday Future cancels plans to build an assembly factory in California

 Faraday Future, the would-be Tesla rival facing well-documented challenges in terms of capitalization and efforts to bring its first production vehicle to market, has scrapped plans to construct an assembly facility and “experience center” (read: showroom) in Vallejo, California on Mare Island. The car maker had already secured a negotiating agreement with the Vallejo city… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

March 27th

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Wanna hack your car? Macchina is a plug-and-vroom solution

 You can hack your IKEA furniture to be more awesome. You can hack video games to make your fellow gamers hate your guts. And with the help of Macchina — now on Kickstarter — you can teach your car a few new tricks, too. What could possibly go wrong? Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

March 21st

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Crunch Report | Intel Acquires Mobileye

Today’s Stories Intel buys Mobileye in $15.3B deal, moves its automotive unit to Israel Pandora’s on-demand music service finally arrives Facebook tells developers to not use data for surveillance YouTube launches Uptime, an experimental app for watching videos with friends New iPad models being tested around Cupertino, logs show Credits Written and Hosted by: Anthony Ha Filmed… Read More

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Anthony Ha

March 14th

Apple

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Peugeot’s Instinct concept car has active driving and autonomous modes

bd-peugeot-g17-coupole-3-4-av Some concept cars aren’t really cars and stop at the concept part. But Peugeot’s new Instinct concept car has a couple of interesting ideas. In particular, the interior will change depending on the driving mode (active driving or self-driving). Peugeot unveiled the car at MWC today in Barcelona. I generally hate concept cars are they are mostly unimplementable designs that… Read More

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Romain Dillet

February 27th

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