21 Dec 2014

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Woman gets 90 days in jail for duck-stopping deaths

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A Canadian woman has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for causing an fatal accident by stopping to rescue some ducklings in the road. She's also been banned from driving for 10 years and will need to perform 240 hours of community service.

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21 Dec 2014 3:58pm GMT

Elon Musk's Hyperloop idea still in motion

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The outlandish Hyperloop, from the brain of Elon Musk, is getting some real-world traction thanks to the Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and a new "crowdstorm" document describing how it could work.

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21 Dec 2014 1:56pm GMT

Mazda3 versus BMW 1 Series and Audi A3 in Euro diesel showdown

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From drag races to roominess comparison, the Mazda3 came out ahead of the Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series in a diesel-hatchback comparison.

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Mazda3 versus BMW 1 Series and Audi A3 in Euro diesel showdown originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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21 Dec 2014 12:01am GMT

20 Dec 2014

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Next-gen Chevy Volt gets Corvette looks, adjustable regen levels

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More details are leaking out about the 2016 Chevy Volt, including that the new Corvette influenced the design and that the ELR's adjustable regen braking levels will be available in the Chevy plug-in hybrid as well.

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20 Dec 2014 10:01pm GMT

Auto thefts down nearly 60% from 1991's all-time high

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There're a lot of things to worry about concerning your vehicle, like getting the oil changed and keeping the tires at proper pressures, but based on the latest data from the FBI, auto theft doesn't necessarily have to be one of them. According to statistics released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, 2013 showed the lowest number of stolen cars since 1967.

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20 Dec 2014 7:59pm GMT

Alfa Romeo takes Spider in-house, Mazda-Fiat roadster partnership not dead

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Alfa Romeo will base its next Spider not on the Mazda MX-5 Miata, but on the same Project Giorgio platform that will underpin other Alfa models, like the replacement for the 159. Mazda will, however, donate the MX-5 for an upcoming roadster from Fiat and Abarth, Alfa Romeo boss Harald Wester told Car.

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20 Dec 2014 6:01pm GMT

Weekly Recap: Chrysler forges ahead with new name, same mission

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We curate the week's events with a focus on the implications of Chrysler's new corporate name. New research by Jaguar Land Rover, the production debut of the Acura NSX and the Red Bull F1 robbery are also covered.

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20 Dec 2014 3:59pm GMT

Why autonomous cars might require their own kind of maps

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Nokia Here is working to develop new high-definition maps for autonomous vehicles, using a combination of satellite and GPS data, as well as "anonymized probe data" from trucking companies. All of that and a fleet of some 200 vehicles equipped with Lidar sensors, allowing resolutions down to the centimeter.

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20 Dec 2014 2:02pm GMT

Recharge Wrap-up: Ridesharing jeopardizes taxi medallion values

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A number of short green car news items. Today, how ridesharing is putting the hurt on taxi medallions and how EVs can get cleaner over time.

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20 Dec 2014 1:03pm GMT

Hyundai's bizarre pooping robot baby pitches new Sonata

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Hyundai is taking auto advertising to some very odd places with its latest commercial, called Exobaby, and starring a computer-generated robo-toddler. And yes, robot babies still make a doodoo now and again, it seems.

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20 Dec 2014 1:01am GMT

What you missed on 12.19.14

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Tesla testing battery swapping in the real world, Lotus may be pondering an Evora-based crossover, and the triumphant return of Bultaco to the two-wheeled world. Get your Friday recap on.

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20 Dec 2014 12:30am GMT

2015 Audi RS5 Coupe Sport is one of 75

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Audi has announced a limited run of its 2015 RS5 Coupe Sport, with just 75 of the customized, 450-horsepower two-doors being offered up to US customers. Prices start at $87,575, and add unique wheels and a completely reupholstered interior that's been finished in fine Nappa leather.

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20 Dec 2014 12:02am GMT

19 Dec 2014

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China's answer to Elon Musk seeks license to build electric car

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Chinese tech billionaire Jia Yueting is trying to get a license to build electric cars in China, and he thinks that they could be a revolution there. Even if Jia doesn't make it, other companies are getting ready to jump into China's emerging EV marketplace.

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19 Dec 2014 11:32pm GMT

Check out these cool displays from Honda's new Ohio museum

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Honda just opened a new museum on its Marysville, OH, campus as part of its just-completed, 160,000-square-foot Technical Development Center. It offers the chance to take a tour of the company's history while checking out some of its vintage and latest products.

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19 Dec 2014 10:59pm GMT

Fiat Chrysler expands Takata airbag recall to 3.3M vehicles

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Chrysler is expanding its Takata airbag recall beyond high-humidity areas, adding a whopping 3.3-million vehicles to the queue in the US, Canada, Mexico and beyond.

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19 Dec 2014 10:33pm GMT

Lamborghini Aventador Pirelli Edition available this summer

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Lamborghini is celebrating its decades-long relationship with Pirelli with a new, two-tone special edition of the Aventador. While the mechanicals stay the same, they are available in choice of two looks to add some extra flair to the supercar's style.

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19 Dec 2014 9:57pm GMT

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Lamborghini Aventador Pirelli Edition revealed

Lamborghini Aventador Pirelli edition

News 19 Dec, 2014

Lamborghini marks a 51 year collaboration with Pirelli with the Aventador Pirelli Edition

19 Dec 2014 4:30pm GMT

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint to cost £20,490

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News 19 Dec, 2014

New Alfa Giulietta Sprint marks 60 years of the original, goes on sale next year

19 Dec 2014 1:14pm GMT

Auto Express Christmas Quiz 2014

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Features 19 Dec, 2014

Put your motoring knowledge to the test this christmas with 20 car-related brain teasers. How many can you get right?

19 Dec 2014 12:23pm GMT

New Hyundai tech lets you use smartphone apps on the move

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News 19 Dec, 2014

Hyundai's new Display Audio system with Carplay and Android Auto integrated will appear in new models by 2016

19 Dec 2014 10:33am GMT

18 Dec 2014

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Volvo unveils life-saving wearable cycling tech

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News 19 Dec, 2014

Volvo has announced new helmet-mounted safety tech that aims to significantly reduce collisions with cyclists

18 Dec 2014 4:15pm GMT

Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo revealed

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News 18 Dec, 2014

Infiniti's virtual concept for the Playstation 3 game provides glimpse of a future high-performance model

18 Dec 2014 2:07pm GMT

VW Polo GTI to cost £18,850

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News 18 Dec, 2014

Flagship VW Polo GTI on sale now priced from £18,850, first deliveries expected in March

18 Dec 2014 12:04pm GMT

215bhp Nissan Juke NISMO RS to cost less than a Golf GTI

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News 18 Dec, 2014

New Nissan Juke NISMO RS crossover is available now, with prices starting from £21,995

18 Dec 2014 11:04am GMT

New £40m HQ for Bentley SUV

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News 18 Dec, 2014

Multi-million pound investment brings 300 new jobs and will play host to new SUV due in 2016

18 Dec 2014 10:42am GMT

17 Dec 2014

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Range Rover Sport SVR first ride review

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News 18 Dec, 2014

We get our first taste of the most powerful and fastest Land Rover ever made: the Range Rover Sport SVR

17 Dec 2014 3:23pm GMT

First look at Lexus GS F super-saloon

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News 17 Dec, 2014

Lexus' BMW M5 rival will be revealed at the Detroit Motor Show next year, but for now here are some official teaser shots

17 Dec 2014 3:07pm GMT

New BMW X1 spied ahead of 2015 launch

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News 17 Dec, 2014

Fresh BMW X1 spotted in testing - it's expected to get front-wheel drive and three-cylinder engines for the first time

17 Dec 2014 2:19pm GMT

New Honda NSX: First official images and video

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News 17 Dec, 2014

The new Honda NSX hybrid supercar will arrive next year, and the first official images have been released

17 Dec 2014 1:32pm GMT

New Honda NSX: First images

17 Dec 2014 1:28pm GMT

Petrol prices 'could fall below £1 per litre'

Petrol price 'could fall below £1 per lite'

News 17 Dec, 2014

Drop in cost of oil could take fuel prices to lowest level since May 2009

17 Dec 2014 9:59am GMT

16 Dec 2014

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Former Lotus chassis expert Matt Becker joins Aston Martin

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News 16 Dec, 2014

Handling guru leaves Lotus after 26 years, is now in charge of vehicle dynamics at Aston Martin

16 Dec 2014 4:47pm GMT