Subaru has produced an even more driver-focused version of the BRZ

Subaru has rolled out a slick new version of the BRZ this is most effective for the japanese market. The auto is the BRZ STI sport and it makes a speciality of making the auto deal with higher than it did previously. The car has a stiffened chassis that sports V-braces and more potent rear suspension mounting factors.

According to Subaru, these changes add as much as greater responsive guidance input and much less frame roll. The STI sport additionally has Sachs dampers all around and new 18-inch wheels to roll on. The automobile can also be had with a grey khaki shade, a coloration with the same name is obtainable in the US at the Crosstrek. handiest 100 versions in that grey khaki colour can be provided in Japan.

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Lamentably, the aspect that BRZ consumers need maximum, greater electricity, isn’t being presented. the car receives the same 197bhp flat four. The car may be had with a manual or automatic transmission.

On the inside, Subaru has thrown in dark, crimson leather seats with Alcantara inserts, a leather-based-wrapped steerage wheel, glossy black trim at the HVAC and window controls, and chrome steel STI-branded door sills.

Subaru stated the modifications make the auto greater attentive to guidance inputs and decrease roll. Sachs dampers with bespoke settings and new 18in wheels have also been delivered.

There are currently no plans to bring the BRZ STI sport to Europe. the automobile is on display in Tokyo along the WRX STI S208 unique edition and Viziv idea.

MegaBots Is Finally Going To Take On Japan In The World’s First Giant Robot Battle

Team America is ready to head. MegaBots revealed a hype-tastic quick video of its final, combat-prepared, 16-foot-tall Eagle Prime gadget, and also introduced that it is prepared to take on the japanese Kuratas inside the global’s first giant robotic fight.

The robot has been created by San Francisco-based MegaBots, who set up the Giant Robot Dual league in 2015.

On its website, MegaBots stated: ‘MegaBots uses cutting-edge robotics tech to create the massive piloted combating robots of technology fiction, videogames and movies.

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Eagle Prime is an exceptionally heavy and giant fighting robot, and it’s additionally the primary MK3-class MegaBot from MegaBots. In comparison with the preceding robotic, Eagle prime has surely got masses of improvement like armored exterior, extra stable tracks, quicker velocity, more effective fist and more.

The group of MegaBots additionally launched a group of new pics, that supply us our first investigate the pilot’s cockpit and rear gunner’s control panel of this hulking 2-seater.

The fighting robotic weighs 12 lots, stands sixteen feet tall, and is powered through a 430 horsepower V8 LS3 engine. The specifications are respectable, however don’t anticipate the robotic to be extra flexible than those robots that seem in real metallic. The Eagle Prime even needs two pilots for full control. Of direction, it’s just the start of giant robot Duel. maybe more economies would like to enroll in the sport with extra robotic giants that cost several thousands and thousands respectively inside the near future. After the wreck, test out the following video about Eagle Prime.

Einride T-Pod is an electric, self-driving truck with no room for human driver

Currently, Google, Apple and Samsung have all thrown hats into the ring of this emerging self-driving cars technology but Swedish startup Einride wants to take it one step further with its self-driving truck, and it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before. It is technically a truck — however it looks a great deal greater like a new age spacecraft than any semi on cutting-edge highways.

The startup officially revealed its first prototype of the T-pod, a completely electric, autonomous truck that Einride claims should help cut Sweden’s freight-associated emissions through 60 percentage through 2030. We have not visible a road check but, however the pod’s design is extra than sufficient to show a few heads.

There is no windshield for a trucker to look out from, let alone a driver or passenger door.
The T-pod may be controlled through drive itself or remote operators, disposing of the want for in-cab human drivers fully — and if you take a look at the T-Pod’s layout, you could right now see that an old skool concept like manual human using changed into never within the playing cards.

Einride’s T-Pod doesn’t have room onboard for a human driver. It is a windowless box on wheels, powered with the aid of electric cars. The truck is ready 23 toes lengthy and can carry 15 popular shipment pallets, according to Einride. It weighs 20 heaps absolutely loaded. Its power comes from a big 200-kilowatt-hour battery pack, offering as much as 124 miles of riding in keeping with rate, Einride says.

The first 200 pods are projected to hit the road in Sweden by 2020, traveling a route between the cities of Gothenburg and Helsingborg that will be built up with the necessary charging and operational infrastructure. The T-Pods will indefinitely reduce emissions by operating entirely on electric, but strikes a concern on unemployment.

Google Maps now makes it easier to remember where you parked your car

Google has rolled a new features added to the prime time version of Google Maps on iOS and Android, that will help you to find your parked car. So you may no longer have to be left scratching your head again for scanning huge parking lots for your vehicles. You can save your parking location on Google Map new feature, also set notes to remind you to refill the meter and add details like what level of the garage their car located. Read more about Google’s feature on Auto xpedia.

To used this new feature on iOS or Android, tap the blue dot that showing your location to see an option to save your car parking place on the Google Map and a label will appear on the map, showing you where you parked. That is it! There is even an option to share your location with friends, just tap the share button. Maybe your significant other needs to know where the car is at the train station.

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The car parking location is determined through a combination of cell towers, GPS and known WiFi locations. This new feature is an expansion of the automatic parking detection tool, that works with Bluetooth in your car just to determine where you parked your car. But if you don’t have a car with Bluetooth, this tool was useless. Until this update.

Last year, Apple also launched a similar feature but automatic parking-detection tool for Apple Maps. If you connect your iPhones to your cars using Bluetooth, then your car parking spots will be added on the map automatically with a pin code when they disconnect and get out of the car. And Google has offered a similar tool for iOS owners using Google Maps since March.

Google Maps is available to download on iOS and Android app stores.

2017 Lexus IS Has Gone Through A Jaw-Dropping Makeover

Lexus is doing all sorts of weird things to get the publicity for its 2017 IS sedan. First we got the Sriracha IS at the Los Angeles Auto Show and now this LIT version, is featuring 41,999 programmable LED lights spread across the sheetmetal. We’re not sure why the company did not hit a nice, round 42,000, but that’s beside the point.

Built in collaboration with online music distributor VEVO, the 2017 LIT IS started life as a 2017 IS sedan, but was wrapped in programmable LEDs to turn it into a rolling screen. The LEDs were applied by the hand and required 5,280 feet of the wire. If the strips were placed end to end, they would extend nearly half a mile, according to the Lexus. When all the lights are fully lit, the car produces 175,000 lumens. In a recent video, Lexus demonstrates how the lights can react to the certain gestures. For example, a pushing motion sends a ripple through the car’s body, changing the lights’ color as it passes. The car can illuminate and also pulse in sync to music, and displaying custom animations to the beat of your favorite song.

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The LEDs can broadcast words, graphics and crazy animations, that can also bounce to the music if requested. In a video a man uses gestures to make changes as well, that could be a cool feature if available on the highway, at night. But it will not be, because this car is not for sale. We’re pretty sure it would be considered a distraction. Perhaps Lexus is just building a hall of fame for its one-offs, which is something we would like to see.

Volkswagen Has Finally Unveiled The Atlas, A Three-Row, Seven-Seat SUV

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUV arrives this year, followed by a redesigned compact Tiguan sport/utility, so it follows that a b-segment, subcompact crossover is not far off for the brand. Volkswagen of America is now looking into entering the segment just invaded at the auto show here by the launch of new Toyota CH-R, and led by the Chevrolet Trax, Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V.

Like the Crossblue concept, the VW Atlas is based on the flexible MQB platform found in the smaller Golf and other models from the Volkswagen Group. The Atlas SUV features the largest version of the platform and it’s aimed at the value-oriented family crowd. Competitors include Honda Pilot, Chevrolet Traverse and Toyota Highlander not to mention minivans.

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Volkswagen Atlas

Some minivans may actually be more stylish than the Atlas. Its boxy shape definitely communicates the fact that this is an SUV, ties the Atlas to other Volkswagen models, but it does not offer much pizzazz. At least it’ll look distinctive at night, thanks to the standard LED headlights. LED daytime running lights are also standard, with LED taillights optional.

The VW Atlas measures 198.3 inches in length, 69.6 in height and 77.9 in width. This makes it the largest vehicle in VW’s fleet. Inside, there is a big and airy cabin which features a design nearly identical to the CrossBlue concept, with big knobs, and a large touchscreen infotainment sys, and wood trim.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUV Performance:

Volkswagen will offer two engine options at launch: a 238-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, and a 280-hp VR6 (basically a V6, but more compact). Both the engines will be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive will be standard, along with all-wheel drive available on VR6 models.

Infotainment will be available with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUV Price:

Official pricing for the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUV is expected to be released this fall. It’s expected to start below $40,000 and span to almost $50,000.

Samsung Is Acquiring Car Audio Maker Harman For $8 Billion

Samsung recently announced an $8 billion deal to buy Harman International Industries, one of the largest providers of the connected technologies for car, but also known for its audio systems and infotainment solutions. Marking a major push into the auto electronics market and the biggest overseas acquisition ever by a South Korean firm. This space has become of increasing interest to tech companies in recent years as cars become more connected.

Around 65 percent of Harman’s sales — which totaled $7 billion over the last year — were for car-related products. Samsung added that the Harman products, that included connected car devices and audio sys, are installed in an estimated 30 million vehicles worldwide.

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Samsung lags Google and Apple on in-car entertainment and software systems (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay) so this deal will give it the kind of reach that could allow it to compete more evenly with its rivals in the car.

In addition to the automotive segment, Samsung will tap into the Harman’s advances in the IoT space in rolling out the’next generation of cloud-based consumer and enterprise experiences, as well as end-to-end services for automotive market through the convergence of design, devices and data.’

Samsung is also looking to leverage Harman’s audio brands — which include JBL, Harman Kardon, Mark Levinson, Lexicon, AKG, Infinity, and Revel — to ‘deliver enhanced customer benefits and elevate user experiences across Samsung’s complete portfolio of consumer and professional products and systems.’

While automotive is clearly the big focus of this deal, Harman will bring a lot of audio know-how that could combine well with Samsung’s consumer electronics focus. Reverberations will be felt both on the consumer and the professional products sides.

Other notable acquisitions from Samsung of late include Viv, a highly-regarded virtual assistant from the creators of Apple’s Siri service, and also cloud computing company Joyent.

A Small-Scale Makeover For A Small-Scale Buick

Buick’s smallest crossover now gets an update on the eve of the the 2016 New York International Auto Show, becoming the fourth model the brand will launch in 2016. The Buick Encore, the nation’s best-selling small CUV and the automaker’s best-selling model, that has been redesigned for 2017, featuring styling cues from both the Avenir and Avista concepts.

The new Buick Encore’s dashboard is punctuated by a redesigned center stack which is, in turn, highlighted by an updated model of the automaker’s 8-inch Intellilink infotainment. That big, color touchscreen is a standard feature and is presented along with a ‘frameless’ design. The wireless data connection can be leveraged to provide Wi-Fi hotspot internet access for up to 7 devices and provide connectivity to the dashboards functions. The hardware is backed up by the latest version of the Intellilink software and also OnStar 4G LTE data connectivity.

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The front end has been completely redesigned, with a new grille, front bumper, headlights, and foglights. The lights have been given a new shape, with the turn signal resting just to outside of the sharp and angular DRLs. The headlights now feature LED lights on the top 2-trim levels. The grille forgoes the vertical chrome slats in favor of the winged design and tri-color triple-shield insignia that was first seen on the Avenir and Avista concepts. The foglights have been integrated into the bumper, and no longer seem out of bulky and place.

In all, it’s a relatively small-scale update for a small-scale Buick. But the Encore looms large in the context of the brand’s U.S. portfolio, so Buick had better hope the changes are enough that keep sales strong in a segment that’s seeing a lot more interest.

Porsche Cayenne And Cayenne S E-Hybrid Are Now Available

Porsche announced the availability of its new Platinum Edition of the Cayenne Diesel and Cayenne S E-Hybrid—the latter a plug-in hybrid with a 10.8 kWh battery pack. Compared to the standard Porsche Cayenne, which starts at $60,650 including destination, the new Platinum Edition adds all of that tech and styling improvements for just $5,400 for a total of $66,050. For the Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition, its starting price of $82,650 is $2,900 north of the standard S E-Hybrid’s price of $79,750.

The base Porsche Cayenne uses a 300-hp 3.6-liter V-6 and eight-speed automatic transmission, while the new Cayenne S E-Hybrid bundles a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 engine with a plug-in hybrid electric drivetrain for a total output of 416 hp.

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Inside, upgraded standard features for the Platinum package include the latest-gen Porsche Communication Management (PCM) sys for the infotainment interface. This includes online navigation, added smartphone integration (Connect Plus), and also a Bose Surround Sound sys. In the Cayenne S E-Hbyrid, a stationary climate control sys is available to pre-heat or pre-cool the vehicle when plugged in for charging.

Both the base Porsche Cayenne and Cayenne S E-Hybrid will get big 20-inch RS Spyder wheels, a black exterior trim package, wider and extended wheel arches, and eight-way power-adjustable leather sport seats, a distinctive interior with plenty of Alcantara inserts, Porsche crests embossed into the headrests, and stainless-steel door sills with the “Platinum Edition” name etched in. Cayenne S E-Hybrid keep their signature bright-green brake calipers.

Don’t Dare To Race B’cause its AVENTADOR LP 750-4 SUPERVELOCE ROADSTER

The world leading company Lamborghini in the manufacturing of luxury vehicles has pleased to welcome AVENTADOR LP 750-4 SUPERVELOCE ROADSTER with sophisticated body details and enhanced features.

 

The Lamborghini AVENTADOR LP 750-4 SUPERVELOCE ROADSTER has surfaced with a sleek, eye-catching and a sporty body design with a compact and sturdy frame body. It is 190.35 inches in length, 79.92 inches in width and 44.72 inches in height with a 3,472lb dry weight and a 106.30 inches of wheelbase. Its chassis is made of a carbon fiber monocoque with aluminum front, rear frames and heated external mirror which are electrically adjustable and foldable and fixed spoiler in carbon fiber, manually adjustable with 3 positions (high-mid-low downforce).

Lamborghini AVENTADOR LP 750-4 SUPERVELOCE ROADSTER

The Lamborghini SUPERVELOCE ROADSTER boasts with its v12, 750 CV (552 kW) powerful and effective engine with the maximum engine speed of 8400 RPM which has a 396.5 Cu.in displacement with a compression ratio of 1,180.2:1 and delivers a maximum torque of 507 lb-ft at the speed of 5500 RPM. The vehicle has a EURO 6 – LEV 2 emission, water and oil cross flow cooling system with fixed air inlets and dry sump lubrication system.

The Lamborghini LP 750-4 ROADSTER is a super sports car and has a blazing speed, it has the ability to attempt the top speed of 217 mph within a child’s play and can accelerate from 0-62 mph in the very mean time of only 2.8 seconds and 0-124 mph in just 8.8 seconds, the vehicle is implanted with the world class braking system of dual hydraulic circuit brake system with a vacuum brake booster which has the ability to braking from 62-0 mph in just 31.0 m.