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The state of Michigan approved the use of digital license plates on motor vehicles registered in the state. Reviver Auto, the manufacturer of the Rplate connected car platform, worked with Michigan's Department of State to pass the bill. Vehicle owners aren't required to adopt the new technology at this time; [...]
Sat, Jan 19, 2019
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From aluminum to carbon fiber, automakers are trying out all sorts of lightweight materials in pickup trucks to improve fuel economy and payload capacity. But this Chevrolet Silverado really pushes the limits. This truck is made entirely of Lego bricks — 334,544 of them, to be precise. It's a life-size model [...]
Sat, Jan 19, 2019
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Stephen Edelstein/Digital TrendsThe self-driving car club is getting bigger everyday. For a futuristic technology that hasn't really hit prime time, there are a lot of companies involved in autonomous driving. CES 2019 was littered with players – from small startups to large automakers – touting autonomous cars, components, or possible uses. [...]
Sat, Jan 19, 2019
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Gary di Silvio (CRA) with Carlo Turati and Marco Conte (Makr Shakr)Whether it's Netflix's promise of streaming video or the rise of on-demand robot delivery companies, it's no secret that the tech world is all about services on tap. Taking that idea literally is the startup Makr Shakr, a self-driving [...]
Sat, Jan 19, 2019
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Nissan Altima-te AWD concept
Nissan is at it again. The Japanese automaker has a penchant for putting tank-like tracks on ordinary vehicles. This time it's the 2019 Altima. Nissan's Canadian division fitted tracks to the recently redesigned midsize sedan to get some attention at the 2019 Montreal Auto Show. Dubbed “Altima-te AWD,” the snow-ready sedan [...]
Fri, Jan 18, 2019
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Tesla MotorsCalifornia-based Tesla is taking a number of measures to cut its operating costs and boost Model 3 production in the coming year. Company co-founder and CEO Elon Musk wrote a letter to announce Tesla is trimming about seven percent of its workforce, and he announced the end of the [...]
Fri, Jan 18, 2019
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