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No pedals, no steering wheel, not for sale: Ford autonomous car in 2021 will be for fleets only
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7th Jan 2017
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No pedals, no steering wheel, not for sale: Ford autonomous car in 2021 will be for fleets only

The headline says it all: Ford’s first fully autonomous car will not be sold to members of the public, and nor will it have a steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedals. The as-yet-unnamed future model is destined to be used as a fleet vehicle for ride hailing companies – similar to Lyft and Uber – but instead of a driver trying to find you, the car will bring itself to wherever you may be.
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Matt Campbell
Mercedes-AMG R50 hypercar teased, will debut this year
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6th Jan 2017
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Mercedes-AMG R50 hypercar teased, will debut this year

A new hardcore hypercar from Mercedes-AMG, expected to be known as the 2017 Mercedes-AMG R50, will debut this year to celebrate the Affalterbach performance arm's 50th anniversary. A new image of the new Mercedes-AMG R50 was revealed at CES 2017 by the company's head of research and development – and former AMG boss – Ola Kallenius, who said the hypercar would be like a birthday present to the AMG brand.
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Matt Campbell
Mercedes-Benz Digital Light system will use two million mirrors in its headlights
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5th Jan 2017
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Mercedes-Benz Digital Light system will use two million mirrors in its headlights

A new headlight technology from Mercedes-Benz will use more than 1,000,000 micro-mirrors in each of its headlights to make driving safer for road users and pedestrians alike. According to Mercedes-Benz, the high-definition Digital Light system will be so advanced that, in theory, you could watch a movie using just the lighting system as a projector against your garage wall.
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Matt Campbell
2017 Detroit motor show: What to expect – UPDATE
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3rd Jan 2017
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2017 Detroit motor show: What to expect – UPDATE

A new year is on the horizon, and talk is now turning towards the first big motor show on the international calendar: the 2017 North American International Auto Show - also known as the Detroit motor show. Opened in 1899, Detroit's big show lays claim to being the second oldest event of its kind, with only the one year-older Paris motor show outdoing it. (The New York motor show followed in 1900.)
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Mike Stevens
Hyundai to showcase high-tech house, wearable robot tech at CES
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29th Dec 2016
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Hyundai to showcase high-tech house, wearable robot tech at CES

Hyundai is set to show off some intriguing ideas at CES 2017, including a smart house and wearable robot body parts, while fully autonomous Hyundai Ioniq models will be seen on The Strip in Las Vegas. The company says it is showcasing a vision for future mobility at the tech show early in January, with a focus on "intelligent autonomous driving and advanced, hyper-connectivity solutions that will link cars to customer’s lives".
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Matt Campbell