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Devel Sixteen reportedly not even close to production

Dubai-based Devel is reportedly a far cry from producing the 5,007-horsepower Devel Sixteen supercar, and a notable engineering company is no longer working with the company. Road & Track reported on Tuesday that a source claimed the car is indefinitely stuck in development. Since the project's inception, the Garella-family's Manufattura Automobili...

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Future Hondas might be able to virtually see through and around buildings

Honda has developed what it calls a "smart intersection" that can virtually see through buildings, walls, and other obstructions at intersections. One day, all Honda vehicles could feature the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology. The technology employs Honda's proprietary object recognition software and a system to communicate with intersection-mounted...

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Porsche North America CEO: Porsches will always have a steering wheel and pedals

Porsche drivers want it all. So says Porsche North America CEO Klaus Zellmer. When it comes to self-driving cars, that means Porsche drivers want to hand off the driving when it's tedious and take it back when it's fun. At Rennsport Reunion VI last month, Zellmer told Motor Authority that autonomous driving systems have their use. "All these assistance...

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Volvo will use Nvidia AI chip in next-gen SPA2 platform

Volvo is the latest automaker to announce plans to integrate Nvidia's powerful Drive AGX chips in its cars. Volvo said Wednesday that Nvidia's Drive AGX Xavier chip will be the basis of the core computer that features in the next-generation SPA modular platform, which has been dubbed SPA2 and expected to offer Volvo's first fully self-driving system. The...

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Mercedes-Benz S560e’s plug-in hybrid system to filter across to C- and E-Class

The new S560e variant in Mercedes-Benz's S-Class lineup is the first to feature the automaker's third-generation plug-in hybrid system, which has not only been tuned for efficiency but also improved power and electric range compared to the second-generation system found in the outgoing S550e. The third-gen system consists of a 3.0-liter V-6 which works...

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PSA Group will decide in coming months what brand(s) to launch in US

French automaker PSA Group, which controls the Peugeot, Citroën, DS and Opel (Vauxhall) brands, plans to sell cars in the United States no later than 2026. In the coming months, the automaker will make some key decisions surrounding how it plans to return, including what brand(s) will lead the charge. PSA CEO Carlos Tavares told Automotive News...

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2020 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer spy shots

Opel's Insignia lineup is about to be updated, as evidenced by the recent sighting of a concealed prototype testing on the Nürburgring. The particular tester is for the Insignia's Sports Tourer wagon body style, which we get here in jacked-up Buick Regal TourX soft-roader form. We also get the regular Insignia Grand Sport as our Buick Regal Sportback...

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2020 BMW M2 CS spy shots

BMW M is out testing a new version of the M2 at the Nürburgring, believed to be a hardcore M2 CS. The car may look like the recently launched M2 Competition but if you look a little closer you'll notice some key differences. For instance, the front fascia sports an additional lip spoiler lifted out of the M Performance parts catalog. There's also a...

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Land Rover is building a special Defender inside a London store

Land Rover is building a one-off Defender for famed London department store Selfridges, the brand announced on Tuesday. The truck will serve as centerpiece of the currently under-construction men's wear department, and both are being prepped for an Oct. 29 reveal. To get the Defender into the store, the truck was stripped down to its chassis. Land Rover...

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