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Jaguar E-Pace Barrel Rolls Into The Spotlight

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Jaguar E-Pace Barrel Rolls Into The Spotlight

How do you debut a new vehicle and generate both hype and interest? What if that vehicle is very different from what you’ve done before and needs more attention for that? Well, for Jaguar, that’s the electric E-Pace sport utility. Instead of launching it with a media event, some TV spots, and a few social…

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New Audi A8 Debuts Level 3 Autonomous Artificial Intelligence

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New Audi A8 Debuts Level 3 Autonomous Artificial Intelligence

Audi uses the term “Audi AI” to describe its autonomous and driver-assist technologies, which extend from sophisticated assistance systems up to fully-self-driving vehicles. These are based on the carmaker’s new zFAS centralized computer core for driver assistance systems. The new Audi A8 will debut zFAS plus three of those Audi AI technologies: the Audi AI traffic…

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Volvo Wave Piston Improves Efficiency

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Volvo Wave Piston Improves Efficiency

Volvo’s truck engines are now much more efficient thanks to a new piston head design. The design adds “waves” to the piston’s crown, improving oxygen use. The engineers who designed the piston head have received Volvo’s Technology Award 2017 for their work. Read about it at CarNewsCafe.com.

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Subaru Reveals New Ascent 3-row SUV Concept, Production Coming Soon – CarNewsCafe.com

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Subaru Reveals New Ascent 3-row SUV Concept, Production Coming Soon – CarNewsCafe.com

Subaru quietly unveiled a new Ascent SUV Concept in New York. There isn’t much information on this new, promised 3-row sport utility, but the company has promised that the 7-passenger vehicle will have a production model, which will debut later this year. Read more at CarNewsCafe.com.

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Ford, Magna Co-developing Carbon Fiber Composite Subframe

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Ford, Magna Co-developing Carbon Fiber Composite Subframe

As a possible way to reduce vehicle weight, Ford has teamed up with Magna International to develop a carbon fiber composite subframe. This carbon subframe saves about 34 percent over the mass of a standard stamped steel counterpart. Read about it at CarNewsCafe.com.

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Ford Testing Large-Scale 3D Printing of Car Parts

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Ford Testing Large-Scale 3D Printing of Car Parts

Ford is exploring how a large-scale 3-dimensional printer can create auto parts like consoles, spoilers, and more. The concept is being used now for prototype building as part of a study to see whether 3D printing would work in production. Read more at CarNewsCafe.com.

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Study Finds That Hands-free Is Just As Distracting As Handheld Mobile Use

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Study Finds That Hands-free Is Just As Distracting As Handheld Mobile Use

Talking on a mobile device while driving, whether while holding the device in your hand or using a hands-free setup, is distracting. A new study has found that there is little difference in the amount of distraction with handheld or hands-free. Read more about it at CarNewsCafe.com.

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