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Toyota buys license to use Microsoft patents

Toyota has acquired the license to use all of Microsoft's infotainment-related patents. The deal includes tools for developing operating systems, voice recognition systems, and cybersecurity tools, according to Automotive News.   http://bit.ly/2nfTecl

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Volkswagen T-Roc leaked?

A computer-generated image leaked online might have prematurely revealed Volkswagen's upcoming entry-level crossover. It's inspired by the 2014 T-Roc concept, but it gets four doors and a fixed roof.    http://bit.ly/2nfPo2I

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Porsche announces next Exclusive model

Porsche Exclusive has announced it will release its next limited-edition model in 2017. That's all we know so far, so enthusiasts will need to be patient.    

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NIO releases footage of record-breaking 'Ring lap

Startup NIO has released full footage of its record-breaking Nurburgring lap. The EP9 lapped the grueling track in seven minutes and five seconds, an all-time record for an electric vehicle.   http://bit.ly/2nfBa1S

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First Ford Mustang hardtop to cross the block

The first-ever Ford Mustang hardtop to receive a VIN number is scheduled to cross the auction block in May. Fully restored in 1997, the historic coupe is said to be in like-new condition. An estimate hasn't been provided, but it will certainly cost a small fortune.    http://bit.ly/2nfKX8f

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Porsche highlights its best Exclusive models

Porsche has published a video that looks back on five notable limited-edition models created by its Exclusive division. The stars include the 2011 911 Speedster and the 2009 911 Sport Classic.   http://bit.ly/2nfzcP7

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Mercedes celebrates 300 SL's 60th

The emblematic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is turning 60 this month. The two-seater launched with a straight-six engine rated at 215 horsepower, and it could reach a top speed of 140 mph, which was impressive at the time.    

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Maserati recalls 3,299 Levante SUVs

Maserati is recalling 3,299 examples of the Levante SUV in the United States. The transmission is prone to shifting into neutral at ultra-low speeds, such as when driving in stop-and-go-traffic.   

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Law firm seeks class action against Tesla for Autopilot delays

A law firm wants to bring a class action suit against Tesla on behalf of Model X customers who purchased their vehicles with the expectation that they would have access to features currently enabled in the older version of Tesla's Autopilot self-driving suite. The law firm of Hagens Berman points out that Tesla's promotional materials contained references to features which are still not available, electrek reports.   http://bit.ly/2o5GmDi

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Spied: 2019 Cadillac XT4

Our spies have sent us images of the 2019 Cadillac XT4 testing north of the Arctic Circle. Positioned at the bottom of the company's crossover hierarchy, the XT4 is expected to make its debut before the end of the year.    http://bit.ly/2ncGzXv

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