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Driverless Cars Coming Soon To A Road Near You

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Driverless cars are certainly going to be a part of our not too distant future. With automated vehicles being tested by countries around the world, the UK government is expecting to begin testing self driving cars in city streets later this year.

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Future Cars Might Stop You From Texting While Driving

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The Department of Transportation has released guidelines which recommend the use of tech inside cars which would block several common cellphone functions when the car is in motion.

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Hyundai Promises 1000 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars By 2015

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Hyundai has announced plans to start mass production of cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

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AT&T And GM Coming Together To Give You LTE Cars

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AT&T and GM have announced a partnership that will bring the carrier’s LTE network to the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac car models meant to go on sale in 2014 in the US and Canada.

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Extra Fuel Emergency Gas is safer than a Jerry Can

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A much safer alternative, it seems, is a product called Extra Fuel. It works with any regular gas engine in a car, but it doesn't contain the volatile chemicals found in conventional petrol gas.

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IBM’s 500 Mile Lithium-Air Battery Breathes Air (Video)

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Today’s car batteries are massive, yet can only go about 100 miles, and can never come close to gasoline. But a new technology currently being developed under IBM’s “Battery 500 Project”, could result in a battery that would power cars for more than 500 miles on a single charge. They are developing a light-weight, ultra high-density lithium-air battery, or air-breathing battery, which actually breathes air.

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Vehicle to Vehicle Communication Basis for Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge

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The biggest inefficiency that you'll find on the highway has to do with the acceleration and deceleration of the cars around you. This creates all these empty pockets of road and it has a weird domino effect on traffic. Cooperative adaptive cruise control (CACC) is supposed to fix that.

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Spark Plugs Getting Replaced with Laser Ignition?

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Despite some advancements in greener ways to power our cars, regular internal combustion engines are still going to be around for the foreseeable future. That said, changes can be made to make them a little greener... like getting rid of the spark plug.

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Two cars to drive from Italy to China… without drivers

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That's it. Skynet is just around the corner. Sure, this team of Italian engineers appear to be harmless enough, but these two driverless vehicles will set in motion a series of events that will surely lead to Judgment Day. You read that right: driverless. They have two vehicles that can effectively drive themselves, and the goal is to get them to exactly that for a total of 8,000 miles. Over the course of the three month journey, the vans -- with no one behind the wheel -- will make their way from Italy to China.

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Real truck driven like third-person video game, not so easy after all

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You know when you play most racing and driving video games you have that option of switching through various different viewing perspectives? In general, it seems easier to use the "out of the car" viewpoint where the camera is placed just behind the car. Apparently this does not translate in to real life.What you see here is a specialized rig meant to simulate the video game experience, but it uses a real vehicle. Seeing things from a third-person perspective actually makes driving quite a bit more difficult for the average person, despite the opposite being true in a video game environment.

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Transonic fuel injection system could make for green high performance cars

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There was an era when muscle cars and other high performance vehicles ruled the road. If you had one, you were appreciated for your good taste. If you drive one today, you may be frowned upon for being a green hater, but there usually is a bit of envy under those patchouli smelling dreadlocks.The hybrid cars on the market today are oh so cute and economical, but they sure take all the fun out of owning an automobile. A savior has been born and it's name is Transonic Combustion.

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Lunch Break: Video collage of futuristic cars

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Here is your daily lunch break. Sit down with your sandwich and let this video roll. It's a compilation of about 34 cars that have had some type of creativity, craziness, and even some dreams put in to them. A couple aqua cars, a police porshce, the eliica, and many more.

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