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BUYER’S GUIDE: Autonomous Car Technology Explained

07.11.2016

The days of drivers being solely in control of their cars are fading fast. There are fully-autonomous cars in testing and many new cars come with some kind of autonomous technology as standard features.

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9 Model Kits You Never Knew You Wanted Until Right Now

07.11.2016

Kids probably don’t build model kits the way they used to, but in the 1960s and 1970s, every department store, hobby shop and toy store had an aisle jam-packed full of plastic car models.

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First Fender Benders: Tales From the Car Talk Community

07.11.2016

Everybody has a first accident, and with luck we emerge sadder but wiser. Here are some first-person accounts from the Car Talk Community.

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One-Percenters: Electric Cars Hit a Big Sales Milestone

07.11.2016

Make no mistake, at one percent of national sales, EVs aren't ruling the road--that role goes to crossover SUVs. But a modest upward trend is encouraging.

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