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Saudi activists set to defy no-women driving law

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Activists in Saudi Arabia are set to defy a no-women driving law by getting behind the wheel amid warnings of punishment by officials. Saudi activists are encouraging women to drive themselves in public on Sunday on the anniversary of an October 26 campaign last year by female drivers in defiance of a driving ban in the kingdom. In recent weeks, campaigners have been pushing on social media for women... 

GM’s new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette spy car illegal in many states

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General Motors is scrambling to prevent owners of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette from breaking the law with the car’s high-tech recording device. Apparently, the company never got the memo that secret recordings are illegal in many states. One of the new features of GM’s sports car is a part of the Performance Data Recorder called “Valet Mode.” The high-tech equipment allows ‘Vette owners to... 

New Car Exhaust Attachment Eliminates Emissions to Zero, No More Taxes?

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The carbon dioxide from car exhausts is one of the biggest contributors to air pollution, which allegedly also leads to the greenhouse effect and contributes to the so-called global warming hoax… even though it has been proven real scientists (instead of “specialists” such as Al Gore) that the one and only who dictates the temperatures on Earth is the Sun and only the Sun. CO2tube... 

Argentina workers burn US flags after auto parts maker fires 300 workers

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Workers laid off by an American auto parts company in Argentina have burnt US flags during a protest march on Washington’s embassy in the country’s capital, Buenos Aires. The Wednesday evening protest rally was triggered by job losses at a manufacturing plant run by US auto parts maker Lear as the Argentine automotive industry reels from an ailing economy. Hundreds of Argentinean workers, many... 

DS brand’s split from Citroen confirmed

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The Divine DS previewed the decision to remove Citroën badging from future DS models. Premium brand will go its own way with next round of new cars. Citroën has confirmed that its DS brand is to be separated from its parent for good, which means future European-market DS models won’t feature any Citroën badging. According to the company, Citroëns will be defined by affordability and practicality,... 

China to get electronic vehicle charging network

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A tie-up between electronic car pioneer Tesla Motors and mobile phone company China Unicom is to see the setting up of a charging network for electronic vehicles across the country. Peggy Yang, a spokeswoman for Tesla, which already has 200 dedicated charging outlets across China, said the project eyes setting up of 400 charging points in 120 cities. She said the new plan includes a further 20 supercharging... 

Russia may consider ban on car imports from West

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Russia will reportedly consider tightening tit-for-tat sanctions against the Western states if the United States and the European Union (EU) impose more bans on Moscow. On Monday, Russia’s Vedomosti newspaper cited unnamed sources as saying that Moscow may “fully or partly” ban car imports should Washington and its EU allies adopt fresh sanctions against the country over its alleged role in... 

Futuristic new Russian streetcar revealed

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Russian cities that want to develop their public transit systems will soon have a stellar option to buy. A sleek new black streetcar looks like something Darth Vader would pilot in Star Wars and promises new levels of comfort and safety to commuters. The R1, or Russia One, was developed by a subsidiary of Uralvagonzavod, a company best known for producing advanced Russian tanks. The prototype streetcar,... 

Harley-Davidson builds first electric bike

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​The latest creation from Harley-Davidson can go from zero to 60 miles-per-hour faster than you can finish reading this sentence, but you’ll be hard pressed to find one at your local filling station anytime soon. Not only is Harley-Davidson’s newest bike not available on the market yet, the company will start touring a dozen prototypes around the United States next week but it’s also the first... 

German scientists working on automatic Car Crash Evasion System

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Experts are developing an assisted steering system, which comes to the drivers’ rescue in the nick of time, when they have even run out of chances to stamp on the brake pedal. The emergency steer assist (ESA) apparatus, which aids the driver in lateral vehicle guidance, is in development by German supplier TRW Automotive in cooperation with scientists from Dortmund Technical University. When required,... 

Google working on Fully Autonomous Cars

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US search engine Google is developing cars which are rendered needless of steering wheels, brakes and gas pedals. Co-founder Sergey Brin told a Southern California tech conference on Tuesday that the company will make 100 prototype self-driving cars. The driver-free vehicles are also fitted with start and stop buttons. It is to be made for two occupants and early editions are to run at only 40 kilometers... 

Solar Roadways can show Signs, Generate Electricity, Melt Snow and more

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Solar panels that you can drive, park, and walk on. They melt snow and cut greenhouse gases by 75-percent. Solar Roadways is a modular paving system of solar panels that can also withstand the heaviest of trucks (250,000 pounds). These Solar Road Panels can be installed on roads, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, bike paths, playgrounds, literally any surface under the sun. They pay for themselves... 

Nissan debuts self-cleaning car

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The test was carried out on a Nissan Note. Nissan has applied a new repellent technology to the paintwork on cars, which automatically fends off mud and dirt. The Japanese carmaker, which has promised that the technology would render car washes useless, ran a Note compact edition along mud-streaked tracks. The car stood the test with flying colors bearing no dirt particles on the shiny surfaces. “It... 

Roads glowing at night being tested in Netherlands

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Trials are underway in a town south of Amsterdam on roads bearing markings, which absorb light during the day and diffuse it at night potentially superseding street lighting. The markings on the roads in Oss, 100 kilometers south of the Dutch capital, have used a special paint containing a special “photo-luminizing” powder, which glows after dark. The luminescent effect lasts for up to... 

Russian Yo-Mobile hybrid car project sold to government for 1 Euro

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Russia’s ONEXIM group, owned by tycoon Michael Prokhorov, has sold the technology and development rights for its Yo-mobil hybrid vehicle to the state-run NAMI institute for 1 euro. The falling ruble and slowing car market could triple the project cost. The hybrid vehicle project was announced by Mikhail Prokhorov in 2010 and has more than 200,000 advance orders, it has now been put on hold. Since... 
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