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  • Remote control Koopa shells go racing

    Remote control Koopa shells go racing

    We've seen the matchbox-sized remote control (RC) Mario Kart toys before, but bigger is better, right? To that end, the guys and gals at Thingiverse have come up with these RC Koopa shells.

  • Tesla Model S Alpha hits the track

    Tesla Model S Alpha hits the track

    Tesla has released yet another track preview video, this time of a trio of camouflaged Model S Alpha sedans collecting data for the upcoming Beta sedan, which is the next step in the Model S's development.

  • London trades airport shuttles for pod cars

    London trades airport shuttles for pod cars

    We've heard about the use of pod cars for transit in extremely dense areas, but the city of London is already using them for another reason: airport transportation.

  • Google driver crashes autonomous car

    Google driver crashes autonomous car

    Automotive blog Jalopnik received a tip last week that one of Google's autonomous cars, a Prius, was in a fender bender near the search giant's Mountain View campus. Google issued a statement noting that the car was being driven by its human pilot when the accident occurred.

  • 1100 miniature cars whizz around Metropolis II

    1100 miniature cars whizz around Metropolis II

    This 6m by 9m art installation features more than 1100 Matchbox-style cars going around 19 curved roadways. According to its creator, Chris Burden, this is to highlight the last days of the "free car".

  • Nissan refutes Leaf portrayal in Top Gear

    Nissan refutes Leaf portrayal in Top Gear

    Remember when Tesla sued Top Gear over its portrayal of the electric Roadster running out of electricity and breaking down? Now Nissan is complaining about the show's portrayal of the all-electric Leaf hatchback. 3

  • Drivers brake via the power of thought alone

    Drivers brake via the power of thought alone

    German scientists are revving up a system that harnesses mind power to brake cars. While the results are impressive, seeing a system like this on a production car is still a long way off. 1

  • Ford engages Facebook Focus group on EV sounds

    Ford engages Facebook Focus group on EV sounds

    Ford has posted four potential artificial engine sounds for its upcoming Focus electric vehicle on its Facebook page and asked fans to pick which ones they prefer. 4

  • New Honda CR-V revealed

    New Honda CR-V revealed

    Honda has released the first details about its next-generation CR-V, which will probably arrive in Australia some time in 2012.

  • Electric car maker Think revived, again

    Electric car maker Think revived, again

    Long-struggling electric car maker Think has been acquired by one of its investors, Russian businessman Boris Zingarevich, who plans to relaunch the company again.

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