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How Mercedes-Benz mbrace Keeps You Safe

It’s nice to know auto manufacturers are looking out for our safety on the roads. Mercedes-Benz is no exception to the rule. Their connected services platform, mbrace®, comes with all new models. In fact, the base package, mbrace Connect, comes standard for five years. How does mbrace work? The way it works is through the Mercedes me app. Simply download the app to your smartphone and instantly begin using it. Some of the things you can do with mbrace Connect include: Access your vehicle remotely (from your phone or computer)…

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Automotive News 

No quattro: Audi R8 V10 RWS Will Be Rear-Wheel Drive

Along with sleek lines and class-leading interiors, one of the things Audi is known for is its legendary quattro all-wheel drive system. The trick tech was what led it to dominate rally racing in the 1980s, and it’s also why so many buyers in snow-prone areas opt for cars sporting the four rings. So the idea that the company is ditching the system for the new R8 V10 RWS came as something of a surprise. RWS stands for Rear Wheel Series, and Audi made the move to offer enthusiasts more…

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911 R Automotive News 

Answered Prayers: Porsche Will Build a Regular-Production 911 R

The 911 R is a Porsche enthusiast’s Porsche. It’s a 500-horsepower, naturally aspirated track slaying beast with a proper six-speed manual, and so hardcore that air conditioning and a stereo system are options. Top speed is 200 mph, and for good measure, it came with a totally trick houndstooth interior. But like most things that sound too good to be true? There’s a rub. Aside from the fact that it cost 185k, Stuttgart only made 991 of them for the entire world. So getting your hands on one, provided you…

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Ranger Raptor Automotive News 

Enthusiast Love From the Blue Oval: Ford is Building a Ranger Raptor

While the crossover market is red hot — and has no signs of cooling — it’s interesting to note that the mid-size pickup segment is gaining steam. For years, the Toyota Tacoma has had the space almost to itself, and while Chevrolet and Hyundai are looking for a piece of the action, Ford is hardly letting that go unnoticed. The Blue Oval is bringing back the Ranger, and now we know they’re also going to answer the pleas of enthusiasts by way of a Ranger Raptor. Now, we had the…

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Toyota Guardian Automotive News 

Toyota Guardian Promises Not To Annoy You

The idea is to create drivers’ assistance technology so user friendly, Grandma could get in the car and use it with ease. That was part of the vision shared by Ryan Eustice, vice president of autonomous driving at Toyota Research Institute. Toyota Guardian is Toyota’s Driver’s Assist program that uses artificial intelligence to keep drivers safer on the road. Specifically, data is gathered by sensors to warn drivers when danger presents itself. “The goal is to inform, warn and intervene,” Eustice said, further emphasizing a need to do this with…

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