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Bosch e-kart concept silently screams to 130 km/h

Bosch has whipped the covers off an all-electric motorsport kart prototype concept developed in partnership with the FIA, the German Motorsport Association and Mach 1 Kart. With 300 Nm (221 lb.ft) of torque on tap, the e-kart will hit 130 km/h (81 mph) and promises to give gas-powered go-karts a run for their money. Read More

Wearable clips onto your steering wheel for eyes-free smartphone control

We all know that smartphones can be an addicting distraction, oftentimes drawing our attention away longer than may be considered safe. Team O6 by Fingertips Lab has created a wearable gizmo that offers a way to operate your phone without the need to look at or reach for the screen. The O6 controller is designed to use touch, voice, and gesture input to control apps and listen/respond to messages completely eyes-free.Read More

FenSens smart number plate frame helps avoid parking scrapes

Parking sensors and reversing cameras have done a lot to prevent parking scrapes and reversing accidents in recent years, but they're generally the preserve of new cars. FenSens is aiming to change that with its new license plate frame, which wirelessly connects to your smartphone and gives you parking sensors regardless of how old your ride is.Read More

Peugeot's 3008 SUV gets bigger and better

French carmaker Peugeot has unveiled what it calls its "most advanced vehicle" to date. The new 3008 SUV is bigger, lighter and a better performer than its predecessor. It is also the first Peugeot to feature the firm's new i-Cockpit with Amplify and has a number of connectivity and driver assistance features.Read More

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Review: 2016 Range Rover Sport Turbo-diesel

Weighing in at 4,727 lb (2,144 kg) but capable of doling out 443 ft.lb. of torque way down low thanks to its brilliant 3.0 liter turbo-charged diesel V6, Range Rover's 2016 Sport scores big points in all the right areas. We tried out its legs on British Columbia's famously scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Read More

Semi-autonomous Corvette hits 152 mph with quadriplegic driver

For people like Sam Schmidt, autonomous driving technology isn't a luxury – it's a necessity. As a quadriplegic, the only way he can drive is using Arrow's open-source semi-autonomous car. Having first demonstrated the technology at Indianapolis in 2014, Schmidt has returned with a modified version of Arrow's Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and clocked 152 mph (245 km/h) on the famous oval. That's 45 mph (72 km/h) more than his previous record, and fast enough to make most people with full use of their limbs feel a bit nervous.Read More

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