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new uses of eye-tracking technology in relation to vehicle collision avoidance warnings and rear-end accidents.

Eye-tracking technology could help make driving safer

“Keep your eyes on the road.” With the recent advances in vehicle-assisted safety technology and in-car displays, this old adage has a new meaning, thanks to two new applications of eye-tracking technology developed by researchers at the University of Missouri. Designing a better collision avoidance warning Observing how someone’s eyes change—specifically the pupil—while they respondRead Full Story

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Technologies designed to curb the tongues of back-seat drivers

“Watch that truck!” “You’re trailing too close.” “Slow down, you’re driving too fast!” Ah, the incessant (helpful?) advice from a backseat driver. But perhaps the days of these common calls from backseat drivers are coming to an end, thanks to new, driver-assist technologies. According to a recent study from Ford and sociologist Dr. Jess Carbino,Read Full Story

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Volkswagen says ‘auf Wiedersehen’ to the Beetle

After its multi-generational run as a brand mainstay and global automotive phenomenon, the Volkswagen Beetle is ending production. The final car produced by Volkswagen de Mexico’s Puebla plant—a Stonewashed Blue coupe—will live on display at Volkswagen’s local museum in Puebla as a lasting tribute to the automobile’s rich and storied heritage. Volkswagen de Mexico willRead Full Story

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Lotus Evija

Lotus unveils Evija, a fully electric hypercar

The world’s first fully electric British hypercar, the all-new Lotus Evija, has been revealed. As a name, Evija (pronounced ‘E-vi-ya’) means ‘the first in existence’ or ‘the living one’. It is the first hypercar from Lotus and the company’s first model with an electrified powertrain. Production is limited to not more than 130 examples, makingRead Full Story

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Renconstructed 1932 SSKL MB racing car driven at Pebble Beach ‘125 Years of Motorsport’ anniversary

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (August 15 to 18, 2019) marked a highlight in the 125 Years of Motorsport anniversary milestone for Mercedes-Benz. A reconstructed Mercedes-Benz SSKL streamlined racing car from 1932 was driven on the road for the first time at the event. Mercedes-Benz Classic spared no expense in having the vehicle reconstructed inRead Full Story

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Classic Aston Martin sports cars fetch record prices at RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale

The ‘Evening with Aston Martin’ sale in Monterey on August 15, 2019, curated by renowned auction house RM Sotheby’s as part of their annual Monterey sale, saw exceptional examples of some of the brand’s most desirable sports cars change hands for millions of dollars. This event included some of the most significant Aston Martin modelsRead Full Story

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2019 Quail Motorsports Gathering to feature more than 200 iconic cars

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering will once again grace the picturesque fairways of Quail Lodge & Golf Club with more than 200 of the collector car world’s finest and rarest motorcars as part of Monterey Car Week on Friday, August 16, 2019. Three new classes celebrating legendary automotive milestones will be the centerpiece of thisRead Full Story

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Aston Martin Lagonda showcases Electric Future event

On June 26-27, 2019, Aston Martin Lagonda showcased its zero emission powertrain technologies with the company’s first Electric Future event held in London, England. Relaunched as the world’s first zero emission luxury brand in 2018, Lagonda plans to change traditional thinking and take full advantage of the latest advances in electrification and autonomous driving technologies.Read Full Story

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Volkswagen ID.R sets new electric record at the Nürburgring

Volkswagen has achieved a milestone in electro-mobility with its ID.R., powered by two electric motors, which lapped Germany’s Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 6:05.336 minutes—faster than any electric vehicle before it. Romain Dumas (F) beat the previous record set by Peter Dumbreck (GB, NIO EP9) in 2017 by 40.564 seconds. With an average speed of 204.96 kilometres perRead Full Story

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Aston Martin and Sotheby partner for one-make sale at 2019 Monterey Car Week

Aston Martin is eagerly anticipating the 2019 inaugural one-make sale at the world-famous Monterey Car Week in August, which stems from the brand’s new partnership with RM Sotheby’s. The world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles is preparing for its Evening of Aston Martin sale on August 15, 2019, with initial entries for sale ledRead Full Story

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Study finds Canadians spend thousands of dollars a year on their cars, drive them only four per cent of the time

A study by Angus Reid Global has revealed that Canadian cars are sitting idle 96 per cent of the time. The study was conducted in partnership with Turo, a peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace. The study conducted in Feburary 2019 and fielded among a representative sample of 2,017 Canadians found that on average, Canadian car ownersRead Full Story

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Women motorcycle riders prep for ‘Just Ride’ action

Women in more than 120 countries will take to their motorcycles to “Just Ride!” in the globally synchronized International Female Ride Day (IFRD) 13th edition occurring on Saturday May 4, 2019. The world’s roads, tracks and trails will prominently be female for the single and longest-running women’s motorcycle “Just Ride!” synchronized day action. IFRD isRead Full Story

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