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Audi Developing Traffic Light Detection System

Love to drive fast? Break the law? Good! Audi is aiming to get you into one of its cars in the next few years with a feature that should keep you seated. The Travolution system will communicate with traffic lights to let the driver know what the current state of the light is and when it’s changing colors. While most ...

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Dude Makes Full Size Star Wars Landspeeder In His Garage

Daniel Deutsch made a lifesize working replica of the Star Wars landspeeder. Deutsch’s masterpiece is 1:1 scale and was built with “a custom aluminum chassis, fiberglass body, and an electric drive system that hits lightspeed at 25 mph.” It is driveable, but there’s no word on whether or not this landspeeder is street legal. Even if it’s only able to ...

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The World’s Cleanest Car Is Coming To America

Zero Pollution Motors is teaming up with French company MDI to bring a eco-friendly “air cars” to the United States by 2010. Air cars travel at up to 35mph powered by compressed air, but they can reach a top speed of 90mph with a small fuel boost. Billed as “the world’s cleanest car,” the air-powered autos are pollution-free when not ...

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Formula One’s Shark Fin Racecar Fad

Futuristic aerodynamic cars seem to be all the rage among automakers these days and the craze has made it’s way to Formula One racing where so-called “shark fin” cars are popping up left and right. Last week, Ferrari became the latest F1 racing team to try out the distinctive finned engine cover at a race in Jerez, Spain. Red Bull ...

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BMW ZX-6 Concept “Car”

I can only imagine how great crack cocaine must be. Seriously, it’s gotta be one hell of a drug. I know this much because the design team at BMW has obviously been smoking a shitload of it. Well, actually, it wasn’t BMW that designed the ZX-6 Concept, it was created by students at Turin-based IED design studio. Certainly not the ...

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Building A LEGO VW Beetle Won’t Make You A Nazi

Volkswagen owners are really passionate about their cars. My buddy Raymond owns a GTI and puts like $10,000 into it each year. That’s a lot of money, so why not go for something a little more affordable? For $120, you can score this 1626 piece VW Beetle LEGO kit. Based on a 1960 ‘Charlotte’ model, the VW is 16″ long ...

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Completely Unnecessary: The Bentley Laptop

Before we continue, we need to make sure you’re a black rapper with a ton of cash, bitches and no mortgages. If you meet the criteria, then proceed on to learn about an item that will not only make you look good, but will also allow you to wipe your ass with leather if you ever feel like it. Yes, ...

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DIY Car Stereo Faceplate Fools Would-be Thieves

Quality car stereos are always getting stolen so a poster on Instructibles who goes by the name of sfgabe came up with an easy way to fool thieves into thinking that your sound system has already been jacked. Gabe, who says he lives in a “sketchy section [of] Oakland” where his car gets broken into on a “weekly basis” came ...

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Land Rovers Grow Up

Land Rover is coming up on its 60th anniversary and to celebrate the occasion, sculpture artist Gerry Judah has created nothing short of a masterpiece. This 34 meter-high installation at the Goodwood Festival of Speed features several, from what I can make out, Range Rovers (?) scaling the structure. The entire thing weighs an astronomical 120 tons and is on ...

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Sideways Parking Robot Car To Debut In 2011

There sure is a lot of car-related news today. Anyways, despite the automotive glut this story was too cool to pass up. Nissan’s futuristic Pivo 2, a “robot assisted” car that lets you drive backwards and even sideways will hit the road in Portugal in 2011. Sideways driving ability and robotic car controls aren’t the only futuristic feature on the ...

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