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McLaren forms dream team with BMW and Bath

McLaren forms dream team with BMW and Bath

Alongside BMW, who previously worked on the engine for the legendary McLaren F1, the Woking outfit has brought together Ricardo, Grainger and Worrall, Lentus Composites and Bath University. The partners will aim to develop new internal combustion technology that delivers more power by volume than currently exists, while at the same time cutting CO2 emissions. Learn More: www.theengineer.co.uk

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Elon Musk explains what the Tesla logo means

Elon Musk explains what the Tesla logo means

Tesla’s logo is certainly not anonymous, but it turns out there’s more to it than may be immediately apparent. @UKPJD Similar to SpaceX, the T is like a cross section of an electric motor, just as the X is like a rocket trajectory — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 19, 2017 Learn More: venturebeat.com

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Tesla’s Name Change Reveals What Almost Everyone Already Knew

Tesla's Name Change Reveals What Almost Everyone Already Knew

Tesla Motors announced Tuesday morning that it had changed its name to Tesla Inc., according to a company filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The move reflects the company’s widening interests. Since its founding in 2003, it has branched out from a focus on manufacturing electric cars and components to producing solar energy technologies and renewable energy storage …

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Ford’s new SmartLink OBD accessory adds connected features to older cars

Ford’s new SmartLink OBD accessory adds connected features to older cars

Connectivity features are increasingly included as standard on new vehicles, with cellular modems in particular becoming a popular feature included even in base level trim. Now, connectivity is so important to Ford, that the automaker is actually offering an easy retrofit option to add connected features to Ford and Lincoln vehicles from model years between 2010 and 2016, with SmartLink, …

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Driverless electric shuttle being tested in Downtown Vegas

Driverless electric shuttle being tested in Downtown Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) – There’s a new thrill on the streets of downtown Las Vegas, where high- and low-rollers alike are climbing aboard what officials call the first driverless electric shuttle operating on a public U.S. street. The oval-shaped shuttle began running Tuesday as part of a 10-day pilot program, carrying up to 12 passengers for free along a short …

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Microbus of new age of motoring

Microbus of new age of motoring

Volkswagen’s I.D. BUZZ was billed in Detroit as ‘the microbus of the new age’. The electric MPV concept gives a renewed look ahead towards the future – with the aim of ‘bringing electric mobility for all into the world of tomorrow’ Learn More: cyprus-mail.com

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Elon Musk reveals Tesla cars to get ‘ludicrous plus’ mode allowing what is already the world’s fastest production car to go from 0-60mph in just 2.34 seconds

Elon Musk reveals Tesla cars to get 'ludicrous plus' mode allowing what is already the world's fastest production car to go from 0-60mph in just 2.34 seconds

Tesla’s Model S is about to get even faster. Elon Musk has revealed the car’s special ‘ludicrous mode’, which already makes it the world’s fastest production car, it about to get a speed boost.A new ‘ludicrous plus’ mode will be able to blast drivers and passengers from 0-60 mph in just 2.34 seconds. Learn More: www.dailymail.co.uk

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GM begins autonomous vehicle manufacturing and testing in Michigan

GM begins autonomous vehicle manufacturing and testing in Michigan

On the heels of the signing of the Save Act legislation to support autonomous vehicle testing and deployment in Michigan, General Motors says it will immediately begin testing autonomous vehicles on public roads. GM also announced it will produce the next generation of its autonomous test vehicles at its Orion Township assembly plant beginning in early 2017. Learn More: roboticsandautomationnews.com

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Lexus LS luxury car unveiled at Detroit auto show

Lexus LS luxury car unveiled at Detroit auto show

DETROIT—Japanese automaker Toyota revealed a redesigned version of the flagship Lexus car that launched the luxury brand nearly three decades ago: the LS sedan. The fifth-generation LS sedan debuted Monday at the Detroit auto show. The 2018 model-year vehicle will hit the U.S. market by about late 2017 and […] Learn More: www.usatoday.com

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