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Holy Neptune: Aston Martin has designed a submarine

Aston Martin is taking its design and engineering to the open waters. The British luxury marque announced Wednesday it has completed the design for a submersible vehicle. The submersible, called Project Neptune, will be built with Triton Submarines. The two companies have worked together since last year to design and engineer the submersible with Aston...

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Carver One tilt-car to return with electric power

A Dutch company by the name of Carver in 2007 unveiled the One three-wheeler at the Geneva auto show. It was a two-seat vehicle that resembled an enclosed motorcycle but had a steering wheel for car-like control. Its design allowed for motorcycle-style tilting of the chassis for increased cornering speeds, but with the stability of a car. Priced at over...

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Ford Focus Active soft-roader is sole Focus variant for North America

Ford last month took the covers off a redesigned Focus in hatchback (regular and soft-roader), sedan and wagon body styles. The car represents the fourth generation of the popular compact and is due in most markets later this year. Unfortunately, Ford last week confirmed that North America will receive just one variant of the car: the Focus Active...

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Rust will compromise your car’s safety in a crash

Rust is never a good thing on a car. Though many simply see rust as a cosmetic issue or an eyesore, the problems go much deeper. Swedish insurance company Folksam and the homeowner organization Villaägarnas Riksförbund published a video showing how much rust compromises a car's crashworthiness. The subject vehicle is a first-generation Mazda 6, a...

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US military wants self-driving vehicles before civilians

The United States military believes it will have self-driving vehicles before civilians partake in the mobility revolution. The idea of a self-driving vehicle for military purposes brings incredible benefits and could keep humans out of harm's way. According to Michael Griffin, the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, 52 percent of...

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Jay Leno thinks the Toyota Prius is a future classic

Will first-generation Toyota Prius models cross auction blocks for big bucks in the future? Car enthusiast and comedian Jay Leno believes so. Leno has a valid argument for why some cars turn into collector items. Foremost, it's what a particular generation grew up with, he told Business Insider in an interview published last Friday. The cars in which...

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Land Rover marks 70 years of making its own roads

April 30th is a special day for the Land Rover brand. On April 30 day 70 years ago, the very first Land Rover was revealed at the 1948 Amsterdam auto show. Since then, a total of 7,357,676 Land Rovers have been built, as of April 30,2018. To mark the occasion, Land Rover held a special live broadcast on YouTube celebrating seven decades of the SUV. Viewers...

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The first Land Rover debuted 70 years ago today

April 30th is a special day for the Land Rover brand. On this day 70 years ago, the very first Land Rover was revealed at the 1948 Amsterdam auto show. Since then, a total of 7,357,676 Land Rovers have been built, as of today. To mark the occasion, Land Rover held a special live broadcast on YouTube celebrating seven decades of the SUV. Viewers were treated...

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Meet the US Army’s new Ground Mobility Vehicle

The U.S. Army has a new set of wheels. It's called the Ground Mobility Vehicle and it's designed to shuffle airborne troops from a drop zone in a hurry with a 2.0-liter DOHC twin-turbocharged diesel engine buried beneath all that armor plating. Mechanically speaking, the GMV is based on the General Dynamics Flyer Advanced Light Strike Vehicle. A heavy-duty...

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Shell Airflow Starship semi could set fuel-economy record

While the auto industry has placed an emphasis on alternative fuels, electric cars, and other propulsion methods. The trucking industry is poised for an efficiency revolution of its own. Nowhere could that be more clear than in the Shell Airflow Starship semi truck. The semi truck and its driver, Bob Sliwa, will attempt to set a fuel-economy world record...

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