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Apple To Take Over Auto Industry!

Apple To Take Over Auto Industry!

September 29, 2015 @ 2:35 pm by By Robert Sorokanich

The rumors have been swirling for quite some time, but now we have a date:According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple plans to debut its first electric car in 2019. But it won't be self-driving.  Quoting unnamed insiders with knowledge of the project, WSJ reports that the Cupertino tech giant has authorized Project Titan's leaders to triple the 600-person team tasked with the project. The revelation follows reports of Apple hiringbig-time automotive experts and scouting locations for autonomous …

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Zombie Protection Meets Luxury

Zombie Protection Meets Luxury

September 24, 2015 @ 2:50 pm by Jeff Glucker

We missed the boat on this customized Zetros the first time it made the Internet rounds. That's alright, since the impending Zombie Apocalypse hasn't happened... yet. Still, that doesn't mean we shouldn't be prepared, and this Mercedes-Benz Zetros 6x6 is high on the list of appropriate land-based vehicles to own when Day Z occurs.  This particular Zetros is owned by a pair of Mongolian businessmen who enjoy hunting wolves. They also …

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2016 Chevy's Keep Phones From Overheating

2016 Chevy's Keep Phones From Overheating

September 22, 2015 @ 9:35 pm by Chris Velazco

Early summer on the East Coast hasn't been its usual level of brutal this year, but it's only a matter of time before smartphones start wigging out in the heat. Things only get trickier when you're charging up in your sweltering car, so Chevy cooked up an "active phone cooling" system to keep gadgets from overheating in their 2016 range of vehicles. Don't get too carried away, though: That's just a high-falutin' name for …

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What It's Like Driving a 3D Printed Car

What It's Like Driving a 3D Printed Car

September 22, 2015 @ 2:05 pm by Ezra Dyer

This spring Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne called out the auto industry for the staggering amount of money it wastes in the design and manufacture of cars. His solution is based on classic business principles: consolidate and eliminate redundancy. Local Motors CEO Jay Rogers perceives the same challenge, but he's attacking it from a completely different direction. For Rogers, the problem stems not from business organization but from the fact …

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The Ultimate Golf Course Makeover

The Ultimate Golf Course Makeover

September 17, 2015 @ 2:00 pm by Matt Hardigree

The Monterey Peninsula is full of golf courses, which is why it’s the perfect place to have a car show like The Legends of the Autobahn. Kick out the golfers. Add vintage BMWs, Benzes, and Audis. Call it a day. For some reason, all the Porsches go to one golf course and the rest of Ze German cars go to another. Hey, we had a McLaren, it was easy to get to …

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New Jaguar Land Rover Bond Cars

New Jaguar Land Rover Bond Cars

September 15, 2015 @ 2:40 pm by Elania Rhoades

FRANKFURT, GERMANY) - September 15, 2015 - Today, Jaguar Land Rover celebrated their vehicles appearing in the new Bond adventure, SPECTRE. Cars, including the Jaguar C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVR and the iconic Land Rover Defender, stole the show as they were unveiled in public for the first time at the palatial Thurn und Taxis in Frankfurt. Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) and David Bautista (Hinx) were guests of honor at the glamorous …

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Mercedes Transformers Afterburner Tail

Mercedes Transformers Afterburner Tail

September 15, 2015 @ 9:25 am by Mate Petrany

The Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA is pretty far from what we would call a production-ready concept, but since active wings became a common thing, this transforming active tail might just be the next step towards improved efficiency. Mercedes is not new to building remarkably aerodynamic sports cars, and the Concept IAA fits the bill by being a four-door coupé with a Cd value of just 0.19. Think of it as a CLS two generations …

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Should Tesla build this amazing electric superbike?

Should Tesla build this amazing electric superbike?

September 10, 2015 @ 4:20 pm by Rowan Horncastle

Before we begin, let us state that for the record that this incredible ‘Tesla’ motorbike is neither real nor official. Got it? Good.   However, if there’s anything we can do to convince Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk to build the thing, we’re willing to do it.   Codenamed Project M, this electric superbike is the handiwork of digital doodler Jans Slapins. If that name rings a bell, Slapins …

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Mega Lego Mercedes Kit

Mega Lego Mercedes Kit

September 8, 2015 @ 2:05 pm by Alexander Stoklosa

 We’re not changing our name to Lego and Driver—although we’d be all for starting a sister publication—but it is true that Lego has been stepping up its automotive game as of late. The world’s most powerful brand has released incredibly realistic kits of everything from a classic Ferrari F40 to a Mini Cooper, a Volkswagen T1 Camper van, and even a Mercedes Unimog. There’s now another Mercedes-Benz product in Lego’s stable, and it’s the massively complicated, massively lust-worthy, and …

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Most Common DIY Mechanic Mistakes

Most Common DIY Mechanic Mistakes

September 3, 2015 @ 12:15 pm by Andrew P Collins

We all love working on our cars. Well, some of us just like having our cars work. Either way, frugal automobile owners can find themselves on the tools. We’ve heard about some of the most nightmarish screwups that can happen to a DIY mechanic, but what are the common ones and how can we avoid ‘em? After cleaning my own carburetor for the first time and winding up with combustable detergent in my eye …

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4 Things You Need To Know Before You Go Off-Roading

4 Things You Need To Know Before You Go Off-Roading

September 1, 2015 @ 2:35 pm by Sam Dangremond

   My first car was a Range Rover. But in the 11 years that my family owned the 1999 4.6L HSE model we bought after seeing it for sale outside the gas station in my hometown of Old Lyme, Connecticut, I never took it off-road (my fearless younger brother, Gus, drove it on trails around our house all the time—more on that later). So when my parents, brother, and I …

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