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| By CALViiiN - 15 minutes ago

this car can record videos
Clean but not for me. maybe in 20yrs.

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2 days ago

Image inside Cadillac One: The car that thinks it's a tank

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Video inside Top 5 Great Cars That Few Buy: Surprising Overlooked Automotive Gems

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| By mr_underground - 7 days ago

100% agree

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1 week ago

Video inside Driver playing Pokemon GO smashes into Baltimore patrol car!!

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| By Sithon - 1 week ago

A driver has smashed into a police car while playing Pokemon GO at the wheel.

An officer's body camera caught the moment the Toyota RAV4 clipped the unoccupied, parked patrol car in Baltimore, Maryland, early on Monday.

The driver pulled over about less than a mile down the road and showed police his phone connected to the hit app as he got out of the vehicle.

When police asked if he was OK, the driver - who has not been named - said: "That's what I get for playing this dumb*** game."

No-one was injured in the incident.

Police showed the video at a news conference, where they revealed two other incidents involving Pokemon hunters running into trouble.

Police have not yet decided on charges for the driver involved in the crash.

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1 week ago

Image inside This car company ripped off Land Rover. Here’s why it might get away with it

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| By thetfd - 1 week ago

The cars are basically indistinguishable unless you hone in on the exact stitching of the seats or the fine arrangement of the headlights. Even then, changes are so minuscule, itÂ’s nearly impossible to realize one of these vehicles costs $41,000, and the other just $21,700.

British luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover and Chinese carmaker Jiangling will go to court this summer in China to settle their dispute over what exactly is fair game in the auto industry. Can Chinese companies continue to get away with “shanzhai” -- a Chinese term for prideful counterfeiting -- of car designs?

Range RoverÂ’s Evoque and JianglingÂ’s Landwind X7 are practically the same car to the untrained eye.

ItÂ’s a judicial battle that pits Western car companies against the burgeoning Chinese and East Asian market, and one that has captured the attention of economists, auto industry insiders and intellectual property experts.

The Chinese consumer market has grown exponentially since late 1980s economic reform. Some of the largest growth has come from auto companies, both state-owned and foreign joint-ventures. In 2008, when the market was still in its relative infancy, Chinese buyers purchased 9.4 million cars. By 2015, they bought 24.6 million.

And as the industry rapidly expands, Western carmakers, from the United States’ “big three” to German luxury brands to other imports, have rushed to gobble up market share, in the process flooding China and its comparably fledgling car companies with new vehicle models.

The best way Chinese manufacturers could compete was “shanzhai,” reverse engineering foreign products as a way to enter the market without overwhelming research expenditures.

“In the automotive industry, you can copy the look of the the vehicle, but the skills required for the highly complex integrated systems, if you’re a Chinese company, you don’t have engineers with long career histories with that capability,” said Bill Russo, managing director of Shanghai-based Gao Feng Advisory Company.

“So you shorten the life cycle by purchasing or licensing or reverse engineering. And this is not a Chinese-invented cycle.”

Imitation, as the idiom goes, is the sincerest form of flattery. But itÂ’s also a great way to make money, something merchants have realized for hundreds of years.

The United States in the 1800s, for example, lacked authors who could stack up against British literary giants, so American publishers reprinted British works without paying heed to copyright laws, said Mark Bartholomew, a professor of law at the University at Buffalo.

Benjamin Franklin, the Benjamin Franklin, even published pirated works. William Wordsworth and Charles Dickens came to America to complain about it. The United States only stiffened its intellectual property laws once its industries, both mechanical and intellectual, matured by the end of the century.

“It boils down to economics,” Bartholomew said. “The Chinese economy doesn’t have this same tradition of the manufacturers like Ford or Hyundai or any of the folks who are making these cars. So if you don’t have these copyright laws, why pay if you can get away with it?”

China does have intellectual property laws, though, and itÂ’s a signatory to international intellectual property agreements. But China's laws are applied inconsistently, and even the international rules aren't always enforced in China and elsewhere around the world.

Some countries recognize certain kind of intellectual property, but not others. For example, special door handles on a car: Are those a decorative creative works, or do they have some functionality? Creative works get copyrights. Objects with usefulness get patents. And states, not companies, are the arbiters of what objects get what protection.

It leaves multinational companies rushing to strategically secure their rights all over the world. In large established markets like the United States and Europe, car companies apply for protection right away. But in a developing market such as China -- its auto market was until recently considered “developing” -- those applications only became priorities over the last decade.

Smaller Chinese companies without strong market presence used past administrative delays as windows of opportunity. If intellectual property protection hadn't been filed domestically, it was convenient to reverse engineer the product. And if the protection was filed sloppily, companies reverse engineered cars largely without the risk of prosecution.

Even when U.S. auto makers file their paperwork in the right way, China car companies enjoy remarkable home field advantage in their courts. More mature courts in Beijing or Shanghai might have judges more willing to hear out foreign companies, but rural courts or those in factory-heavy districts often show interest to local industry, including counterfeiters.

And so the copycats started coming. Honda fought a Chinese carmaker for 12 years for copying the CR-V. The Chery QQ riffed off the Chevrolet Spark in 2005. ShuanghuanÂ’s CEO SUV model copied BMWÂ’s X5 in 2007. ShuanghuanÂ’s Noble copied Mercedes BenzÂ’s Smartcar in 2009. The Lifan 320 copied the Mini Cooper Countryman in 2012.

Hummers and Porsches and Rolls Royces have been copied. Even Ferraris have been copied, and were shipped to Spain where they were seized by police.

“Anything known to mankind can be faked, even a Ferrari,” said said Frederick Mostert, past president of the International Trademark Association and a research fellow at University of Oxford and Peking University. To prove a point, he bought one and traveled with it and shows pictures of it at speaking engagements.

Ferraris, though, arenÂ’t the counterfeits major car companies worry about. Any buyer looking for a luxury car is in the market to spend luxury car kind of money. ThatÂ’s especially true in China, where consumers are extremely brand conscious, experts say. Nobody who wants a Land Rover is going to be fooled by a Landwind.

“People who buy [the Landwind] can’t afford the Land Rover,” said Russo, the Geo Feng consultant. “And of course if you’re the company that’s out there, you’re going to be pissed off about it, but nobody is getting confused.

“Get in that Landwind and drive it. I’ve driven many, many cars in China. It’s not the same car.”

As much as the counterfeits are inconveniences, it may be the lawsuits to stop the practice that may hurt Western automakers more, auto industry experts say. The Chinese public doesnÂ’t like to see its industries get bullied. Plus, if one copycat company gets shut down, others pop back up. Western companies end up playing legal whack-a-mole with money they could use to make newer, better cars, said Kenneth D. Crews, a Los Angeles-based attorney and adjunct professor of law at Columbia University.

That kind of strategy actually trains customers to look for newer models and not settle on older ones that are more easily counterfeited. More mature Chinese car companies have grown up and away from copying other models. Once they made enough money to invest in research and original design, they did.

“These companies have grown to become more than just copycats,” Russo said. “They’re advanced and they’re innovative.”

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3 weeks ago

Video inside Ex-NSA Spy Shows Us How To Hack a Car

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| By TorontoYG - 3 weeks ago

In 2016, just like anything else in the world, cars are connected to the internet. And just like everything else thatÂ’s connected to the internet, they are hackable.

Last year, security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek killed the engine of a Jeep driving at 70 mph on a highway while sitting in their living room, showing the scary future of car hacking. Jeep has since patched the vulnerability that allowed them to take control of that car remotely, but if history has taught us anything, itÂ’s probably a matter of time until someone else finds another bug or vulnerability that opens the door to a similar hack.

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Video inside Marshawn Lynch spent a delightful day test-driving cars

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3 weeks ago

Image inside 2016 Volvo V60 Polestar (Wagon)

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| By CALViiiN - 3 weeks ago

Model: 2016 Volvo V60
MSRP: From $60,900
Curb weight: 3,790 lbs
Horsepower: 345 hp
Engine: 3.0 L 6-cylinder
MPG: 18 city / 27 highway
Dimensions: 183″ L x 73″ W x 58″ H
Torque: 369 lb-ft

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Image inside Ferrari LaFerrari Spider

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Image inside McLaren P1: Top Gear BBC

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| By CALViiiN - 4 weeks ago

I've seen this like 3 times. BEEEAST.

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4 weeks ago

Video inside A Canadian man invented a wheel that can make cars move sideways

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4 weeks ago

Article inside It's a wrap for self driving cars, Tesla autopilot kills a passenger

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Tesla driver crashes, dies while car in 'autopilot' mode

Tesla Motors acknowledged today that a driver of one of its Model S cars operating in Autopilot mode died when the semi-autonomous system failed to detect a tractor-trailer turning in front of the luxury electric car.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun a preliminary investigation of the fatal accident that occurred May 7 in Williston, Fla.

The case illustrates the experimental nature of autonomous vehicle technology that has attracted billions of dollars of investment from the auto and technology industries.

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4 weeks ago

Image inside Porsche unveils the new Panamera

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| By JayR04 - 4 weeks ago


The new Porsche Panemera Turbo, which will be the fastest and most expensive version, will be powered by a 550 horsepower turbocharged V8 engine, enabling it to go from zero to 60 miles an hour in as little as 3.4 seconds. Prices for that car will start at just under $150,000. Top speed will be 190 miles an hour.
A less expensive Porsche Panamera 4S, with prices starting at about $100,000, will have a 440-horsepower V6 engine. Both cars will be equipped with new eight-speed transmissions and full-time all-wheel-drive.
The current Panamera has been criticized for what some call an awkward exterior design. With the new Panamera, Porsche designers accentuated its long body lines but made the car look lower with a roofline that's about 20 millimeters -- over three-quarters of an inch -- lower in the back. A new rear end design with new taillights makes the car look more closely related to Porsche's famous sports cars such as the 911.

The new Panamera is set to go on sale in the United States in January 2017.

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